Saturday, January 28, 2023


Jersey City and Beit Shemesh, Israel, Sign Sister Cities Agreement

(Courtesy of Consulate General of Israel) On Wednesday, Nov. 9, the mayor of Jersey City, Steven Fulop, and the mayor of Beit Shemesh, Dr. Aliza Bloch, signed a sister city agreement between their two municipalities. The agreement, which has been in development for many months, was initiated by the New


After Receiving Official Election Results, Herzog Sets Date to Grant Mandate

(JNS) Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday received the official results of last week’s national elections from Central Elections Committee chairman Justice Yitzhak Amit, and said he intends to hand out the mandate to form the next government on Sunday.

“Nearly 5 million citizens voted in the


Gantz: Netanyahu Will Be ‘Level-Headed’ About Iran Strike

(JNS) Outgoing Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Tuesday that Israeli opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu would be “level-headed” concerning the possibility of a military strike against Iran.

“We need to prepare for this possibility and we will also need to consider this issue very carefully


‘Communities in Conversation’ Learning Initiative Planned to Commemorate Rabbi Sacks

(JNS) More than 200 Jewish communities and day schools spanning six continents have signed up for a global initiative of learning and Torah study to commemorate the second anniversary of the death of Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, zt”l.

Rabbi Sacks, who died on November 7, 2020, served as the chief rabbi


Terrorist Killed in Firefight With Israeli Forces Securing MKs’ Visit to Joseph’s Tomb

(JNS) One Palestinian was killed and several were wounded during a firefight in Nablus early Wednesday between Palestinian gunmen and Israeli security personnel guarding a delegation to Joseph’s Tomb that included several Israeli lawmakers, according to Israeli and Palestinian sources.

“IDF and


Bronx Rabbis and Officials Visit Israel

Last week, JCRC-NY’s Bronx Leadership Mission to Israel included Rabbi Binyamin Krauss, SAR principal; Rabbi Barry Dov Katz, Conservative Synagogue Adath Israel of Riverdale; Senior Rabbi Steven Exler, Hebrew Institute of Riverdale; Jessica Haller, executive director, New Majority NYC; Matt Abrams Gerber, chief operations


Bibi Back on Top!

As things stand, the opposition leader’s right-religious bloc will pick up 65 seats in the 120-seat Knesset, although the electoral map can still change as about a half million “double envelope” ballots need to be processed.

With more than 4.1 million votes officially


Courtside Fans Protest Kyrie Comments Wearing ‘Fight Antisemitism’ Shirts

(VINnews) A group of Jews wearing kipas sat courtside at the October 31 Nets/Pacers basketball game in their pro-Jewish t-shirts, just a few feet from Kyrie Irving who recently posted antisemitic comments on social media.

While attending the game at the Barclays Center, the fans wore shirts that


Los Angeles Adopts IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

(JNS) The Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed a resolution to adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism, which encompasses forms of anti-Zionism.

Following a series of recent antisemitic incidents in the second-largest U.S. city, Councilmember Paul Koretz introduced the resolution,


Antisemites Spoil the Fun at Florida-Georgia Football Game

(JNS) Fans of college football who were hoping to enjoy a great rivalry when the University of Florida Gators took on the University of Georgia Bulldogs last weekend were subjected to antisemitic sentiments when the words “Kayne is right about the Jews” were digitally displayed on a side of TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida after


US ‘Not Wasting’ Time on ‘Inert’ Iran Nuclear Deal Talks

(JNS) United States special envoy for Iran Robert Malley made “no apology” for the Biden administration’s pursuit of a revised nuclear deal with Tehran, even as he conceded that forging a new agreement was “really not our focus now.”

Speaking at an online event hosted by the Carnegie Endowment


Saudi Arabia Shares Intel With US on ‘Imminent’ Iranian Attack

(JNS) Saudi Arabia has shared intelligence with the United States indicating that Iran is planning an “imminent” attack on the kingdom, the Associated Press reported.

The U.S. National Security Council said in a statement that the United States was “concerned about the threat picture” and was in

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