Thursday, February 02, 2023


Herzog Marks Munich Massacre

(JNS) “Why must my pain be endless, my wound incurable, resistant to healing?” So asks the Prophet Jeremiah (Jeremiah 15:18), and so we ask today. Even 50 years after the horrific murder of the 11 Israeli athletes here and in the Munich Olympic village, with inconceivable cruelty and in cold blood—the pain is eternal. That


US Ambassador: Two-State Solution Needed to Ensure Israel Remains A Jewish and Democratic Country

(JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides said it is his guiding principle to advance a two-state solution with the Palestinians, because failure to do so is making it difficult to ensure his “North Star” of “maintaining Israel as both a Jewish and democratic state.”

Speaking to reporters at a


Israel Holds First Inter-Ministerial Committee Meeting On Earthquake Recovery Plans

(JNS) The Israeli government this week held its first inter-ministerial committee meeting to discuss long-term planning for recovery following a major earthquake.

The meeting, headed by the director-general of the Prime


US Ambassador: ‘We Will Never Tie Israel’s Hands’ on Iran

(JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel Thomas Nides said that the Biden administration is committed to preventing Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon and that its commitment to Israel’s security is “ironclad,” though he also emphasized that the White House wants a “diplomatic solution”


Israel to Establish a Trade Mission in Morocco

(JNS) Israel will launch a commercial mission in Morocco in 2023, according to Israeli Economy and Industry Minister Orna Barbivai.

Barbivai said that the potential for economic cooperation between the two countries is “tremendous.”

The move comes as ties have


US Simulates Mideast Bombing Run Amid Iran Tensions

(JNS) Two B-52 long-range bombers flew across the Middle East as part of a simulated international bombing exercise, the U.S. Air Force announced this week.

The aircraft took off from Royal Air Force Fairford in


Lebanese Politician: ‘We Should Bomb All of Israel’s Offshore Oil Rigs’

(JNS) Spokesman for the Syrian Social Nationalist Party Firas Al-Shoufi stated on OTV (Lebanon) last month that every offshore oil rig owned by Israel should be bombed.

According to a report by MEMRI about ongoing maritime border deliberations between Lebanon and Israel, he said this is the first time


This Rosh Hashanah: Israel’s Poor Becoming Poorer

As the cost of living in Israel rises, the country’s struggling working class wonders how it will survive the Rosh Hashanah holiday. A unique opportunity to donate to Meir Panim is still available before time runs out.

(Courtesy of Meir Panim) With another Israeli election on


Eliezer Berkovits: Theologian of the Jewish People

(Courtesy of Shalem Conference) An international conference will be held on September 11-12 in Jerusalem to mark the 30th yahrzeit of Harav Prof. Eliezer Berkovits, z”l, one of the most important Jewish philosophers of the 20th century.

Many have said that Rabbi Berkovits wrote of the central issues in


Herzog: No Nukes for Iran

The Israeli president called on the international community to make it ‘crystal clear’ that calls to eradicate a sovereign member state of the United Nations were unacceptable.

Israeli President Isaac Herzog joined nearly 1,300 Jewish leaders, business people and donors


Herzog: Gorbachev Was One Of the 20th Century’s Most Extraordinary Figures

(JNS) Israeli President Isaac Herzog and Prime Minister Yair Lapid joined international leaders in eulogizing former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, who died on Tuesday, August 30 at age 91 after a lengthy struggle with disease.

“Mikhail Gorbachev was one of the 20th century’s most extraordinary


Israeli Commission Says Netanyahu May Be Implicated In Meron Disaster

(JNS) A state committee of inquiry into one of Israel’s biggest tragedies warned former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a senior police official that they might be jointly to blame for an accident that claimed the lives of 45 people and injured 150 during the holiday of Lag B’Omer in

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