Tuesday, September 22, 2020


Friedman: US Ready to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) The United States is ready to recognize Israeli sovereignty over the Jordan Valley and Israeli settlements in Judea and Samaria in the coming weeks, said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.

In a special interview with Israel Hayom on the occasion of the two-year anniversary of the relocation


Israel Preps for Mass Coronavirus Antibody Testing, Says Top Health Official

(JNS) A top Israeli health official said this week that the government is about to launch a campaign to test the population for the coronavirus antibodies.

Israeli Health Ministry Director-General Moshe Bar Siman-Tov told the


Report: El Al Extends Passenger Flight Moratorium to May 30

(JNS) Israel’s El Al airline is postponing the resumption of passenger flights from May 16 to May 30.

Until May 16, Israelis returning to the country from overseas must self-isolate for two weeks, while non-citizens are banned from entering the country. The policy is reportedly going to be reviewed by Israel’s Health Ministry on May 15.


Celebrating Yom Ha’atzmaut Amid COVID-19

Israel celebrated its 72nd year of independence without the traditional public revelry associated with the holiday, as the coronavirus pandemic continued to impose itself on national life.

In a display of appreciation, official events were dedicated in honor of medical staff working to


NJ Native Awarded Nefesh B’Nefesh Prize for Contributions to the State of Israel

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Atlantic City native Zo Flamenbaum was one of seven outstanding Olim (immigrants to Israel) from English-speaking countries who has been awarded the 2020 Sylvan Adams Nefesh B’Nefesh Bonei Zion Prize, recognizing Anglos who have made a major contribution to the State of Israel:


Israeli Researchers Believe Coronavirus Vaccine Testing Could Commence by June

(JNS) Israeli researchers said they are days away from finishing production of the active component of a coronavirus vaccine that could be tested on humans starting June 1.

“We are in the final stages and within a few days we will hold the proteins—the active component of the vaccine,” Dr.


New Rochelle Synagogue Members Donate Blood Antibodies to Fight COVID-19

(JNS) Members of a congregation in New Rochelle, N.Y., began donating blood at the end of March in an effort to help researchers who are creating a way to treat COVID-19.

The first several cases of coronavirus infection to hit


Report: Gantz Ready to Accept Limited Annexation In Judea and Samaria

(JNS) Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz is ready to accept a limited annexation of territory in Judea and Samaria, possibly bringing a unity agreement between Gantz and incumbent Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu closer to reality, according to Israeli media


Adopt-A-Safta Offers ‘Seder Boxes’ for Isolated Elderly, Immigrants in Israel

(JNS) Adopt-A-Safta, Israel’s leading nonprofit initiative that pairs young adults throughout Israel with elderly, is appealing for donations for “Seder Boxes”—complete Passover seder kits delivered to their front doors.


Israeli Missile Production Line Starts Churning Out Much-Needed Ventilators

(Yaakov Lappin/JNS) In ordinary times, Israel Aerospace Industry’s Systems Missiles Space group churns out advanced missiles, including interceptors used by the Arrow 2 and Arrow 3 defense systems. During these extraordinary times, the group has added a new production line—one that produces hospital ventilators.


Jewish Federations of North America Launches National Effort for Nonprofits in Crisis

(JNS) Following the enactment of the Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, the largest emergency aid package in U.S. history, the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) has announced a national program to help Jewish nonprofits access financial support made possible through the legislation.


Gov. Cuomo Renames State Hate-Crime Bill After Late Victim Of Chanukah Stabbing

(JNS) New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said this week that he will rename the state’s Domestic Terrorism Act after Yosef Neumann, who died on March 29 of the injuries he suffered three months earlier during a stabbing attack on the last night of Chanukah in Monsey, N.Y.