Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Supreme Court: Exclusion of Religious Schools From Montana’s State Scholarship Program Is Unconstitutional

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled this week that Montana’s exclusion of religious schools, including Jewish ones, from a state scholarship program violates the U.S. Constitution.

The 5-4 decision is a win for Jewish and other religious schools.

The case started in 2015


Progressive Jamaal Bowman Set to Oust Veteran Congressman Eliot Engel

(JPost) Jamaal Bowman, a liberal Black middle-school principal, was ahead in early Democratic primary election results Tuesday in his bid to oust long-time U.S. Representative and longtime pro-Israel advocate Eliot Engel from a congressional seat representing part of New York.

New York officials said


Israel Puts Two Cities on Partial Lockdown as Coronavirus Cases Surge

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared a partial lockdown on Tuesday on the haredi city of Elad in central Israel, and on five haredi neighborhoods in Tiberias. Non-residents are forbidden to enter the restricted zones for one week starting on Wednesday at 8 a.m., except to go to work or to take high school matriculation


Report: EU Divided Over Planned Israel Sovereignty Move

(JNS) Despite a push from Luxembourg’s foreign minister and other officials urging the European Union to strongly oppose Israel’s planned application of sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria, a Reuters investigation into internal documents and interviews with more than two dozen diplomats and officials


Washington Wants Arms Embargo On Iran Extended Indefinitely

(JNS) The administration in Washington wants the arms embargo on Tehran to be extended indefinitely, U.S. Special Representative for Iran Brian Hook said this week.

“We think the right policy is to have an arms embargo in


Jordan’s King Abdullah: Israeli Sovereignty Plan ‘Undermines Regional Peace and Stability’

(JNS) Jordan’s King Abdullah warned this week that Israel extending its sovereignty to the Jordan Valley and parts of Judea and Samaria would undermine regional stability.

“Any unilateral Israeli measure to annex lands in


Netanyahu Sets Aug. 1 Target to Restart International Flights

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said this week that Israel hopes to begin allowing international travel starting in August, with Greece and Cyprus being among the first authorized travel destinations.



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.