Monday, June 05, 2023


Meir Panim Is an Oasis of Unity in Tense Times

Political and security tensions have clouded Israel’s unusually sunny winter, but nothing can mar the cheerful welcome patrons receive at Meir Panim branches across the country. “Now more than ever, we at Meir Panim are upholding our policy of welcoming all people, no questions asked, regardless of


‘No Words to Describe This Disaster’ Says Mother as Two Sons Buried on Mount Herzl

(JNS) Brothers Hallel and Yagel Yaniv, who were killed in a terror attack in the Shomron on Sunday, Feb. 26, were laid to rest on Mount Herzl on Monday.

Mourners lined the road as their funeral procession made its way to Mount Herzl from the northern Shomron community of Har Bracha, waving Israeli


Father of Two Boys Murdered in Jerusalem Car-Ramming Improves in Hospital

(JNS) Avraham Paley, who lost two sons and was himself wounded in a car-ramming in the Ramot neighborhood of Jerusalem on Feb. 10, is showing signs of improvement after weeks of sedation. He has undergone several surgeries.

While awake and communicating, his condition is still listed as serious, said his


Anti-Reform Protests Turn Violent On ‘Day of National Disruption’

(JNS) Demonstrations in Israel against the government’s judicial reform program turned violent on Wednesday, March 1, which protest leaders dubbed a “Day of National Disruption.”

Protest leaders had called for marches throughout the country and strikes at businesses and schools. They also laid out


US Expects Israel to Ensure ‘Full Accountability’ for Huwara Riot

(JNS) The U.S. administration said on Monday, Feb. 27 that it expects Israel to prosecute those who participated in the Huwara riot following the murder of two Israeli siblings and to compensate those whose homes and property were damaged or destroyed.

“We expect the Israeli government to ensure full


Elan Ganeles, HY”D, Laid to Rest in Ra’anana; Terrorists Captured

Elan Ganeles’s funeral was held in Ra’anana on Wednesday afternoon, March 1, two days after terrorists targeted his car as he drove near the Beit Ha’arava Junction on Route 90, near the Palestinian Authority-controlled city of Jericho. Ganeles, HY”D, was struck by gunfire and hospitalized at Hadassah Medical Center on Mount


SCOTUS Upholds Anti-BDS Law

The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Tuesday, Feb. 21 to hear an appeal against an Arkansas anti-BDS law.

Some Israel supporters say it’s a conclusive victory for the legality of such laws, now in effect in over 30 states. Critics argue that the fight will go on, in an effort to force the high


Israeli Relief Mission to Turkey Builds Goodwill

The news out of Turkey on Monday, February 6, was exceptionally tragic, with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake in the southern part of the country at 4:15 a.m. unleashing a cascade of destruction and a death toll that quickly shot into the tens of thousands. (The fatality rate has currently passed


Israel, PA Said to Have Been Conducting Secret Talks for Months

(JNS) Senior aides to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have been holding talks with Palestinian Authority officials for months through a secret back channel, Axios has reported.

According to the report, which cited three sources briefed on the issue, the United States helped facilitate the


Israel Upping Readiness For Iran Strike After Series Of Secret Meetings

(JNS) In a series of secret meetings, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu instructed the heads of Israel’s security forces to significantly ramp up preparations for a strike on Iran’s nuclear installations, Israeli media reported on Tuesday, Feb. 21.

The five meetings were attended by Defense Minister Yoav Gallant, IDF Chief of Staff Herzi Halevi,


Israeli MKs Meet Zelenskyy in Kyiv: ‘Let’s Not Sit on the Fence Any Longer’

(JNS) Israeli lawmakers Yuli Edelstein of Likud and Ze’ev Elkin of the opposition National Unity Party met with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy this week. They issued a strong statement in support of Ukraine in its war with Russia.

“I saw with my own eyes what is happening in the region. Iranian involvement is evident. Iranian technology and weapons


Jewish Federations Share Fiscal Wish List With Congressional Appropriators

(JNS) As the Senate and House appropriations committees hammer out congressional discretionary funding for fiscal year 2024, more than 120 U.S. Jewish Federations penned a letter last week asking members to support needs that are important to American Jews, among others.

Specifically, the letter drew

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