Monday, March 01, 2021


Israeli Strikes Target Iranian, Hezbollah Forces in Syria; Underground Hamas Site in Gaza

(JNS) Syrian state media reported that Israel had launched a rocket at a school in the country’s Quneitra Governorate, causing material damage but no casualties. According to the SANA news agency, the Israeli strike, which took place at 12:05 a.m. on Wednesday, targeted a school in


Zoom Says It Won’t Host Webinar Featuring Palestinian Terrorist Leila Khaled

(The Jewish Journal via JNS) A spokesperson for Zoom told the Jewish Journal that the company won’t be allowing an upcoming University of Hawaii (UH) webinar featuring Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine member Leila Khaled as a guest speaker to use its platform.


Gantz’s Ultimatum: ‘Pass a 2021 Budget by November or We’ll Go to Elections’

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday vowed to dissolve the government if a state budget for 2021 isn’t passed by the end of October.

“If there is no budget, we’ll go to elections,” Gantz warned during a Blue and White faction meeting.


Facebook Bans Posts Denying and Distorting the Holocaust

(JNS) Facebook announced this week that it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust.

In a post on the social media site, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg said his company is “updating our hate-speech policy to ban Holocaust denial.”

“We’ve long taken


New Jersey Congressional Delegation Expresses Alarm About Proud Boys

(JNS) The Democratic members of New Jersey’s representation to the U.S. House of Representatives sent a letter to the FBI asking the agency to up the federal response related to the far-right group the Proud Boys, which has recently increased its activity in the state. Those who signed the letter were Reps. Josh Gottheimer, Tom


US-Brokered Israel-Lebanon Maritime Border Talks Get Underway

(JNS) Negotiating teams from Israel and Lebanon met this week for the first session of U.S.-brokered maritime-border talks, the United States and United Nations confirmed in a joint statement.

During the meeting, the representatives held “productive talks and reaffirmed their commitment to continue


SeeTrue Cuts Risky Airport Security Time With AI Software

Airport security wait times could be reduced by a third, thanks to a new technology developed in Israel.

What are the biggest COVID-19 concerns associated with flying? Being on the plane might be not as risky as originally thought, according to a study of passengers on a flight from Tel Aviv to


Hannah Kirsch Is Thriving at Tiferet

Hannah Kirsch is studying at Mercaz Tiferet in Ramat Beit Shemesh Alef. She grew up in West Orange and attended Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy/Rae Kushner Yeshiva High School in Livingston for elementary and high school. Her family davens at Congregation Ohr Torah in West Orange.


FIDF Delivers Hundreds of Sukkot to IDF Bases for the Holiday


Israel Recognition: 164 Countries Down, 29 to Go

The recent U.S.-brokered “Abraham Accords” that Israel reached with the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates are a big deal, a very big deal, a huge deal.

It is such a significant deal, for so many reasons, that I want my children to have a full appreciation for it, because they will live


Corona Diary #16: Sukkot of Innocence and of Experience

Humans often forget God and allow Him to slide out of consciousness. For some, the desires of this world are too powerful and God must be sidelined so that these pleasures can be pursued guilt-free. For others, the presence of God is either too invisible, too illogical, or too camouflaged by evil and suffering. Often though, pride


Jewish Groups React to Trump Nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to US Supreme Court

(Jackson Richman/JNS) Jewish groups expressed mixed reactions to U.S. President Donald Trump’s announcement that he has nominated U.S. Seventh Circuit Court Judge Amy Coney Barrett to succeed the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the U.S. Supreme Court.

The Jewish Coalition for Religious Liberty applauded