Saturday, May 15, 2021


Blinken Pushes Two-State Solution

U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken stressed the importance of the two-state solution in a phone call earlier this week with his Israeli counterpart, Gabi Ashkenazi.

Blinken emphasized U.S. President Joe Biden’s belief that “the two-state solution is the best way to ensure Israel’s future


Western Wall Stones Get ‘Injection’ Before Passover

(JNS) While Israelis are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City are receiving their own injections, with syringes surprisingly similar to those used in the medical world.

Every six months, before Passover and the High Holy Days, engineers from the


CPAC Dumps Speaker Over ‘Reprehensible’ Anti-Semitic Views

(Jewish Journal via JNS) The Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) has announced the removal from its conference of a social media “influencer” with a history of anti-Semitic statements.

The announcement followed the unearthing by progressive group Media Matters for America of tweets in


Josh Hyman: ‘YTVA Is My Yeshiva’

Josh Hyman is studying at YTVA in Katamon, a suburb in Jerusalem. He was born in Montreal but grew up in Scarsdale, NY, and attended SAR for both elementary and high school. His family davens at Young Israel of Scarsdale.

His next stop? The University of Michigan.


Israel Makes Shocking Confession

TEL AVIV—In the wake of recent allegations against Israel made by U.S. Congresswoman Margarine Failure Greed, Israel’s national intelligence agency, known as Mossad, has admitted that all charges leveled by Greed are true.

At a news conference yesterday in


#JDAIM ‘Selfless STEM’ Contest Spotlights The Importance of Accessible Design

(Courtesy of Adi Israel) To mark Jewish Disability Awareness, Acceptance and Inclusion Month (#JDAIM), ADI (adi-israel.org), Israel’s most comprehensive provider of residential and rehabilitative care for individuals with severe disabilities, launched ‘ADI’s Make the Change Challenge,’ an accessible-design


Report: Prisoner Exchange in Works Between Syria, Israel

(JNS) A prisoner exchange in the works between Israel and Syria has been reported by Syrian state media and foreign sources. The release allegedly involves two Syrians who are prisoners in Israel and an Israeli woman arrested by Syria after accidentally entering the country, reported ABC News.

The Syrian


Biden Officials ‘Recalibrating’ Ties With Saudis, Opening ‘Path to Diplomacy’ for Iran

(JNS) Officials in the Biden administration have announced a shift in U.S. Middle East foreign policy towards a more critical stance on Saudi Arabia while opening the door for direct diplomacy with Iran.

In a briefing with reporters at the White House, spokeswoman Jen Psaki said that


Germany Urges Iran Not to Block IAEA Inspectors From Nuclear Sites

(JNS) A German diplomat said that if Iran follows through on its threat to block International Atomic Energy Agency inspectors’ access to its nuclear sites, the move would be “completely unacceptable.”

“We urge Iran to


Hezbollah Chief Threatens Israel With ‘Events Not Seen Since 1948’

(JNS) Hezbollah chief Hassan Nasrallah declared this week that if “war erupts, Israelis will see events they haven’t witnessed since 1948.”

The leader of the Iran-funded Lebanon-based terrorist group issued this threat


Rep. Ilhan Omar Calls on Biden Administration to Support Referring Israel to ICC

(MEMRI via JNS) Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) told Qatar’s Al-Araby TV last week that she had demanded that the Biden administration support the referral of Israel to the International Criminal Court.

In an interview that


Google Grants Israeli Nonprofit Lender $1 Million ‘Impact Loan’ To Help Small Businesses

(JNS) Tech giant Google has granted Israeli nonprofit lender The Ogen Group a $1 million “impact loan” to boost the group’s low-interest loans to small businesses, Ogen announced this week.

Small businesses generate more than 35% of Israel’s gross national product and have lost 44% of their revenue on average during the country’s three COVID-19