Sunday, January 29, 2023


Morningstar Announces Substantive Changes in Its Israel Ratings

The investment firm accused of anti-Israel bias made the decision after extended talks with a pro-Israel working group.

Following an extended period of wrangling, the investment firm Morningstar reached an agreement on Monday with pro-Israel organizations to alter its


Iranian Drones in Ukraine Draw Alarm and Action in US Congress

As if the American Jewish community didn’t have enough to concern it in developments in the Middle East and on the world stage, the raging Russian/Ukraine conflict has supplied something new—the Russians’ recent broad use of Iranian-manufactured drones.

As the Wall Street Journal


Israel Heads to the Polls

The new results would leave the bloc led by Netanyahu with 60 seats and the bloc currently led by Lapid with 56 seats.

Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid party, the Religious Zionist party and Yisrael Beytenu have weakened by a seat each in a new poll by KAN Reshet Bet radio


Rishi Sunak Inaugurated as Britain’s Prime Minister

(JNS) Rishi Sunak was inaugurated as Britain’s new prime minister on Tuesday, October 25, just days after fellow Conservative Party member Liz Truss resigned from the position, and after securing the Tory leadership by gaining the support of a majority of Conservative members of


Israeli President Isaac Herzog Arrives in Washington

(JNS) With both Israeli and American elections looming, Israeli President Isaac Herzog met with an array of audiences on Tuesday, October 25 in Washington, revealing evidence of Iranian involvement in Ukraine and hailing Israel’s role in a number of regional accords.


Watchdog: Illegal Palestinian Construction in Judea Samaria Skyrockets by 80%

(JNS) Illegal Palestinian construction in the Israeli-controlled regions of Judea and Samaria, known collectively as “Area C,” increased by 80% over the past year, according to a new report by Israeli NGO Regavim.



Hezbollah: For Every Israeli Strike in Syria, We’ll Attack US Forces in the Country

(JNS) Several strikes against American forces in Syria were reported by Syrian Telegram channels and other media in October, according to a report by MEMRI’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (JTTM). Some of these reports were confirmed by U.S. forces.

This phenomenon is not new; the Assad regime has


Stop Wasting Money on Elections

Israel’s election deadlock threatens to further paralyze its political system as, according to polls, neither the right nor the left has a majority, and a sixth round of elections is already around the corner.

The thought of the billions of shekels that go down the drain with each election


When Will We Learn To Choose Right?

The current political situation in Israel feels like “Groundhog Day,” with each election round causing surprise, then frustration and finally cynicism. But just like the Bill Murray character who broke the cycle by changing his behavior, so can we.

We can keep voting the same way we have voted until


Undecided Voters in Israel Praying for a Good Outcome

On November 1, Israel will hold its fifth national election in three-and-a-half years. Polls have vacillated a little but generally continue to show no one clear outcome that’s likely to result in forming a stable government. But the polls are sometimes inaccurate.

More now than ever in the past, I


Israelis Should Vote Their Conscience No Matter What

Ahead of the elections, we should forget tactical choices and vote for those we truly support.

With 10 days to go until the Israeli election, the message one hears from almost all the various party leaders is: Vote for me to block the other guy. Vote for me to stymie the other guy’s


Kanye West’s Antisemitic Comments Face Serious Blowback

Kanye West’s net worth dropped from $2 billion to $400 million after Adidas ended its “Yeezy” brand partnership with the rapper on Tuesday, October 25, according to a report from Forbes.

West—who now goes by “Ye”— had previously bragged that “I can say antisemitic things and Adidas

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