Thursday, February 02, 2023


Israel, Japan Sign Defense Cooperation Agreement in Tokyo

(JNS) Israeli Minister of Defense Benny Gantz and Japanese Minister of Defense Yasukazu Hamada signed a “Memorandum for Defense Cooperation” at the Japanese Ministry of Defense this week. The agreement will enable the respective countries to widen defense, strategic and military


Leading Ukraine Rabbi Tells Jews To Stay Away From Uman

(JNS) Rabbi Moshe Reuven Azman called on Jewish pilgrims to avoid their annual trip to Uman to visit the burial site of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov.

“It’s a real war… my message to people is to please try to not come this


Germany, Families of 1972 Munich Massacre Victims Reach Compensation Breakthrough

(JNS) The families of the Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics have reached an agreement with the German government regarding compensation for what the families claim was Germany’s mishandling of the terror attack and its aftermath, Israeli media


US Navy Foils Iranian Attempt To Capture Vessel in Gulf

(JNS) An attempt to seize an unmanned surface vessel operated by the U.S. 5th Fleet in the Persian Gulf was thwarted by the U.S. Navy, according to a statement.

Officials say that at 11 p.m. on Monday, Iran’s Islamic


USAF Middle East Commander Talks Alternatives To WH Regional Air Defense Alliance

(JNS) The head of the U.S. Air Force’s Middle East command says there is enthusiasm for regional defense partnerships, even after President Joe Biden’s regional air-defense alliance proposal ran up against Gulf opposition.

“While some sort of a regional alliance faced—we’ll say a cool


Make the Most of Your Visit to Israel With Sara At Judean Journeys

What would you like to do most on your next trip to Israel? Explore the outdoors? Experience people and culture? See where history happened? Sarah Bank-Wolf, a licensed Israeli tour guide, started Judean Journeys to show visitors the Israel she knows and loves, with custom-crafted itineraries based on each


My Sar-El Experience

On a recent trip to Israel, I had the good fortune to volunteer with Sar-El on an IDF army base. I am certain that many readers have not heard of Sar-El, and I am writing this article to inform and motivate others to get involved and volunteer with the organization.


New Nefesh B’Nefesh Facility, in the Heart of Jerusalem, Expands Organization’s Mission

Over its 20-year history, the Nefesh B’Nefesh organization has established itself as uniquely effective in assisting North American Jews in making aliyah and helping them build strong roots once they’re there. The group’s 63rd charter flight, on August 16 from JFK, which brought their


Gantz To Push Back on Iran Deal

‘One way or another, the State of Israel is not a party to the agreement’ and is not committed to any of the restrictions stemming from it, says former Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett.

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has announced that he will travel to


Nefesh B’Nefesh Meets Major Milestones

You could call it the flight from which dreams are made.

To truly appreciate the significance of the recent Nefesh B’Nefesh charter flight to the organization and to the state of Israel, it helps to look at the statistics, the spirit of the


After Restoring Ties With Israel, Erdoğan Pledges to Continue Palestinian Support

(JNS) Turkey’s efforts to reconcile with Israel will not lessen Ankara’s support for the Palestinian cause, stated Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Tuesday.

“The steps taken in our relations with Israel will in no way reduce our support for the Palestinian cause,” he said, reported the


Federal Judge Denies Ben & Jerry’s Bid to Stop Sales in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) The attempt by ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s to stop sales of its products in Judea and Samaria was rejected Monday by a federal judge, reported Reuters.

Ben & Jerry’s brought the lawsuit on July 5 against its parent company Unilever after the latter announced it would sell the rights

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