Saturday, July 04, 2020


Israel Extends Emergency Coronavirus Regulations for 45 Days

(JNS) Israel’s Knesset voted this week to extend emergency regulations aimed at curbing the spread of COVID-19.

Lawmakers in the Knesset’s Constitution, Law and Justice Committee extended the deadline for another 45 days after the original emergency legislation expired on Monday, June 15.


EU Rejects US Attempt To Restore UN Sanctions on Iran

(JNS) European Union Foreign Affairs Minister Josep Borrell said this week that the United States cannot initiate snapback sanctions at the United Nations against Iran, including extending the world body’s arms embargo on the regime, since the Trump administration withdrew America from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and is therefore no longer


German Foreign Minister Set to Arrive in Israel to Discuss, Discourage Annexation

(JNS) German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas is set to arrive in Israel this week for meetings with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi.

“The fact that [his] will be


Israeli Health Minister: Country Nearing 200 New COVID-19 Cases a Day

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The rise in coronavirus cases in Israel is becoming dramatic and cause for concern, Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said this week.

“At this rate, we are heading toward 200 new cases per day. Just so we’re clear, the situation is not good. If we don’t wake up, we’ll


Meet Iconic Women Who Made ‘Herstory’ on AMIT’s Virtual Tour Through Israel

(Courtesy of AMIT) Come meet our wonder women! They have no special lassos or bracelets. They do have the impassioned determination of Jewish women—of mothers.

AMIT is proud to present our first National Mother-in-Israel virtual event on Sunday, June 14, 2020, 12 noon EST, 11 a.m. CST, 9 a.m.


Netanyahu: July Is Our Target Date for Applying Sovereignty

(JNS) A day after his trial began in the Jerusalem District Court, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivered a message to the press at a faction meeting of his Likud Party.

Netanyahu said that the government’s “target date” to apply Israeli law to the Jordan Valley, and much of Judea and


Israel: The Settlements Are Not Illegal

The annexation of lands in Judea and Samaria is not contrary to international law.

The UNDRIP, adopted by the U.N. General Assembly on Sept. 13, 2007, by a majority of 144 states in favor, four votes against, and 11 abstentions, recognized that indigenous people (also known as first people, aboriginal


Why Mevo Modi’im Is Right for You

Mevo Modi’im (מְבוֹא מוֹדִיעִים) is centrally located in the heart of Israel. It is 30 minutes from Jerusalem and Tel Aviv, five minutes from Modi’in and 10 minutes from Ben Gurion International Airport.

After a fire devastated much of the area in May 2019, the Israel


Future US, UN Ambassador Erdan Ready to Defend Annexation to the World

The minister, who has held multiple cabinet posts at once, says he is up for the job of shuttling between New York and Washington to represent Israel.

Less than a week after Gilad Erdan accepted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s offer to be ambassador to the U.N. and the U.S., he is


Binyamin Community Neria Stands With World Jewry

Residents of the Neria community in West Binyamin produced a video to convey support and encouragement to the Diaspora Jews who are also battling the coronavirus.

“Diaspora Jewry has always stood by the Jews in Eretz Yisrael with full support. At this time, we are called upon to stand by them and


US Names Deputy Special Envoy To Combat Anti-Semitism

(JNS) David Peyman has been tapped as the U.S. State Department’s deputy special envoy to combat anti-Semitism for BDS, Eurasia and special projects.

“We are pleased to announce that David Peyman joined the Office of the


Bipartisan Congressional Letter Warns Against Pulling US Troops out of Sinai

(JNS) A bipartisan group of members of Congress sent a letter last week to U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper, stating that withdrawing U.S. troops from the Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula would be “a grave mistake.”

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