Sunday, June 04, 2023


Ben-Gvir Visits Temple Mount: ‘We Are The Owners of Jerusalem and Israel’

(JNS) During a visit to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, Israeli National Security Minister Itamar Ben-Gvir said that despite Hamas threats, Israel remains sovereign of the holy site.

“I’m happy to go up to the Temple Mount, the most important place for the people of Israel,” he said in a statement.


Gallant: Iran Operating ‘Floating Terror Bases’

Israeli Defense Minister Yoav Gallant revealed this week that Iran is converting commercial vessels into armed military platforms, equipped with drones, missiles and advanced reconnaissance systems.

These “floating terror bases” were an extension of Iran’s ongoing maritime terrorism in the


Jerusalem Is Leading Destination for North American Aliyah

(Courtesy of NBN) In celebration of Yom Yerushalayim, Nefesh B’Nefesh has reported that Jerusalem has welcomed the largest number of olim in the last 20 years. In total, since the organization’s establishment in 2002, over 20,000 new olim have immigrated to Jerusalem with the assistance of Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with


Israel Moves to Memorialize Diaspora Jews Murdered in Antisemitic Attacks

Israel is moving toward taking an unprecedented step in solidifying its support of the international Jewish community as it faces rising antisemitism by honoring those in the Diaspora murdered in hate-filled attacks.

The Ministry of Diaspora Affairs and Combating Antisemitism has formed a committee that


Shield & Arrow’s Aftermath

The Israeli defense establishment can be satisfied with its recent performance; however, Hamas, Hezbollah and other Iranian-backed groups are fomenting chaos and will need to be addressed sooner rather than later.

On May 8, Israel launched “Operation Shield and Arrow” with the


Rabbi Leo Dee Urges World Jewry to Unite

Efrat campaign is launched to honor the legacy of Lucy, Maia and Rina Dee, HY”D.

Rabbi Leo Dee, who lost his wife and two daughters in a terror attack last month, is asking the public to join him and his family in a special campaign to perpetuate the legacy


US Skips UN Nakba Day Event Over Anti-Israel Bias

(JPost) The Biden administration confirmed it did not attend the United Nations’ events to mark the 75th anniversary of the Nakba Day due to anti-Israel bias on the part of the organizers.

According to Israel’s mission to the UN, the United States was among 45 countries that boycotted the UN Nakba


Israel Files Charges Against Killers of American-Israeli Elan Ganeles

(JNS) Israeli military prosecutors filed charges against two Palestinians in connection with the murder of American-Israeli citizen Elan Ganeles on Feb. 27.

The Israel Defense Forces arrested Louie Maruf and Maher Shalon on March 1 while operating in the Aqabat Jabr refugee camp in the Jordan Valley, close to where the murder took place.



Days After Two Jews Shot Dead, Tunisian President Compares Israel to Nazis

(JNS) Two Jewish cousins were among those murdered on May 9 near a Tunisian synagogue. Four days later, Tunisian President Kais Saied compared the Jewish state to Nazi Germany.

“While Tunisians protected Jews during the Holocaust, today elderly, women and children are being bombed in Gaza,” he


Proposal to Open FDA Offices in Israel And UAE Heads to Congress

(JNS) A proposal to open U.S. Food and Drug Administration branches in Israel and the United Arab Emirates is headed to Congress for preliminary approval.

The goal is to strengthen regional ties, reduce America’s dependence on Chinese pharmaceutical supplies and boost Israeli medical exports.


Judicial Reform Architect Says Part Will Pass Into Law

(JNS) Israeli lawmaker Simcha Rothman, a leading figure in the coalition’s judicial reform initiative, said that some of the legislative package would pass into law regardless of the outcome of negotiations with the opposition.

“I believe that part of the reform will pass…. If there is an


Knesset Panel Approves State Budget After Marathon Debate

(JNS) Following a 15-hour debate, the Knesset Finance Committee approved the draft 2023-24 budget, which will now be sent to the Knesset plenum for second and third readings required to pass into law.

The budget passed by the committee stands at 484 billion shekels ($132 billion) in 2023 and 514 billion

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