Saturday, December 04, 2021


Eight Countries Join IDF Drill

The commander of the United Arab Emirate Air Force, Maj. Gen. Staff Pilot Ibrahim Nasser Mohammed Al Alawi, paid a historic visit to Israel to observe the Israeli Air Force’s Blue Flag international air exercise on Monday.

The fifth in its series, this year’s Blue


Senators Move to Block Biden’s Plan to Reopen Consulate for Palestinians

(JNS) Three dozen Republican senators introduced a bill on Tuesday that aims to block the Biden administration’s plan to reopen the U.S. consulate for the Palestinians in Jerusalem.

Upholding the 1995 Jerusalem Embassy Law


String of Antisemitic Incidents In Texas Leaves Jewish Community Unsettled

(Faygie Holt/JNS) The Jewish community in Austin, Texas, is responding to several instances of anti-Semitism in recent days as graffiti was found outside a local high school on Friday, followed by an antisemitic group unfurling a banner and giving the Nazi salute on an overpass near the


Jazz Brings Jews and Blacks Together Against Antisemitism and Racism

(JNS) A two-day cultural event in New York this week brought together members of the Jewish and Black communities in an effort to take a stand against antisemitism and racism in the United States, the organizers said on Monday.


Israel Among Candidates Being ‘Considered’ for US Visa Waiver Status

(JNS) Israel is one of four countries being considered by the United States for visa-waiver status, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said on Tuesday.

“We have four candidates in the pipeline:


Iran Claims Cyber Attack Caused Major Damage to Gas Stations Across Country

(JNS) Iran claimed on Tuesday that a cyber attack interrupted fuel sales and caused long lines at gas stations throughout the Islamic Republic, state media reported.

It noted that it remains on alert against such strikes, which


Biden Administration Protests Bennett’s Approval of Settlement Housing Units

(JNS) The Biden administration sent the Office of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett a written protest over Jerusalem’s decision to authorize the construction of 3,000 new housing units in settlements in Judea and Samaria, Walla reported.


Israel Among Candidates Being ‘Considered’ for US Visa Waiver Status

(JNS) Israel is one of four countries being considered by the United States for visa waiver status, U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas announced.

“We have four candidates in the pipeline: Israel, Cyprus, Bulgaria and Romania; we’re very focused on the program,” Mayorkas told a


Jewish Groups Mourn Colin Powell

Various Jewish groups have released statements mourning the loss of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died on October 18 at the age of 84.

Powell’s family announced that he had died from COVID-19-related complications while battling multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) and


Senate Proposes $225 Million In Assistance to Palestinians, Echoing Bill Passed by House

(JNS) The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 2022 fiscal year bill this week, which includes $225 million in funding for the Palestinians, mirroring funding passed in the House earlier this year.

According to the


Erdan Blasts UN Security Council for Ignoring Iran’s Behavior, Stirring Conflict

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding the Palestinian leadership accountable for its actions, including its decision to invite former PLO senior leader Hanan Ashrawi to speak to the


Ancient Jewish Prayer Book Sells For Record-Breaking $8.3 Million

(Israel Hayom via JNS) A medieval Jewish prayer book sold for $8.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction house this week, fetching the highest price ever paid for a Hebrew manuscript.

Known as the “Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor,” the rare book is named after its former owner, a 19th-century

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