Saturday, October 31, 2020


US Expands Ties to West Bank & Golan

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman signed the U.S.-Israel Science and Technology Agreement at Ariel University in Samaria on Wednesday, October 28. The agreement immediately expands scientific and academic cooperation between the two countries to include projects in Judea and


Gottheimer Leads Bipartisan House Bill to Provide Israel With Bunker-Buster Bombs

(JNS) A bill that would allow the United States to provide Israel bunker busters is reportedly expected to be introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) and Brian Mast (R-Fla.). It would include sending Israel the Massive Ordnance Penetrator, the largest non-nuclear bomb in the U.S. arsenal, reported


Report: Sudan to Hold Talks With Israel on Trade, Migration

(JNS) Sudan announced on Sunday, October 25, that it will hold talks with Israel in the coming weeks on a number of issues. The Sudanese Foreign Ministry said that delegations from each country would negotiate deals for agriculture, aviation, trade and migration, Reuters reported.

According to the


Knesset Bill to Require Consultation With Diaspora on Matters Regarding World Jewry

(JNS) Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch will be introducing a Knesset bill that would require government ministries to consult with world Jewry on matters directly related to the Jewish people, such as Jewish informal and formal education, engagement and anti-Semitism.

“Creating an


Israeli President Lays Wreath At Rabin’s Grave on 25th Anniversary of Assassination

(JNS) Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath on the grave of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Mt. Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday, October 28, to mark the 25th anniversary of his assassination.

“This year, too, we are marking the day of remembrance, despite the


Palestinians Press for Int’l Peace Conference to Renew Talks With Israel Even as They Decry Peace Initiatives

(JNS) Top Palestinian diplomat Riad Malki this week called for an international peace conference as the only way to renew talks with Israel, AP reported. According to the report, this comes on the heels of a similar call last month by Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly.


Report: ‘Jerusalem, Israel’ Expected to Be Allowed on American Passports

(JNS) U.S. citizens born in Jerusalem will be allowed to list “Jerusalem, Israel” as their place of birth on their U.S. passport, alluded the Trump administration on Wednesday, October 28. Politico first reported the development, citing a U.S. official, and at press time it appeared that the announcement could be made as soon as the


Gabrielle Buch Is Making Memories at Migdal Oz

Gabrielle Buch is studying during her shana bet year at Migdal Oz Seminary in the Kibbutz Migdal Oz of Gush Etzion. She was born in Staten Island, but grew up in Hillside, and attended Kushner in Livingston for elementary and high school. Her family davens at Congregation Adath Israel (AI) in


Twitter Intends to Remove Posts Denying the Holocaust

(JNS) Twitter announced last week that it will remove posts that deny the Holocaust. Bloomberg first reported the move on Oct. 14.

“Our Hateful Conduct Policy prohibits a wide range of behavior, including making references to violent events or types of violence where protected categories were


US to Delist Sudan as State Sponsor of Terror, Paving Way For Normalization With Israel

(JNS) U.S. President Donald Trump has announced that the United States will remove Sudan from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, paving the way for the African nation to normalize ties with Israel.

Sudan cannot


Israeli Strikes Target Iranian, Hezbollah Forces in Syria; Underground Hamas Site in Gaza

(JNS) Syrian state media reported that Israel had launched a rocket at a school in the country’s Quneitra Governorate, causing material damage but no casualties. According to the SANA news agency, the Israeli strike, which took place at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, targeted a school in


Zoom Says It Won’t Host Webinar Featuring Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled

(The Jewish Journal via JNS) A spokesperson for Zoom told the Jewish Journal that the company won’t be allowing an upcoming University of Hawaii (UH) webinar featuring Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine member Leila Khaled as a guest speaker to use its platform.