Monday, September 26, 2022


Gantz, Sa’ar Announce Merger of Blue and White, And New Hope Parties

(JNS) Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz (Blue and White) and Justice Minister Gideon Sa’ar (New Hope) announced the formation of a new joint political list.

Sa’ar’s party will receive three out of the first seven


Israel Grants Lanner Temporary Residency Status

(Jewish Link) Baruch Lanner, 72, a former NCSY regional director and school principal who was convicted in 2002 for sexually abusing two teenage girls in the 1990s and served three years in prison, was granted residency status in Israel after he and his wife attempted to make aliyah. While


Poll: Half of Jerusalem Arabs Prefer Israeli to Palestinian Citizenship

(JNS) Nearly half of Arab residents of Jerusalem would prefer to become Israeli citizens rather than citizens of a Palestinian state, a poll published by the Washington Institute for Near East Studies revealed.

“As United


Ahead of Biden Visit, Lapid Speaks To Presidents of Egypt, Turkey

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid spoke with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo ğ an, as the region geared up for U.S. President Joe Biden’s July 13-16 visit.


Report: US Rejected Israeli Request to Join Biden’s Eastern Jerusalem Visit

(JNS) The United States rejected an Israeli request for its officials to accompany President Joe Biden on his planned visit to the Augusta Victoria Palestinian hospital in eastern Jerusalem, four Israeli officials told Axios.


AJC Releases Latest Arabic-Language Video on Explaining, Fighting Antisemitism

(JNS) The American Jewish Committee has released the eighth and latest in its series of Arabic-language online videos the organization said is aimed at raising awareness in the Arab world about the scourge of Jew-hatred.

“What is antisemitism?” is the title of a video that briefly explains the


Lev LaChayal Backs Our Boys

On June 28, Mark and Anne-Beth Levenson of White Plains hosted an informative session for local parents about the only Anglo/Lone soldier hesder yeshiva in Israel, Lev LaChayal. They speak from experience; their son Zally is concluding IDF training and beginning active service.


Inside the Israeli Government Coalition Collapse

I worked as an intern this summer with MK Alon Tal, a member of the Blue and White party, because of my interest in his work on climate policy and religious pluralism in Israel. I had heard about his impressive collaboration with coalition and opposition MKs towards a sustainable environmental policy. I admired the way Tal


Rep. Gottheimer Leads Bipartisan Mission to Israel

Amid a wide-ranging series of meetings with Israeli and Palestinian leaders and others, a bipartisan congressional delegation visiting Israel demanded the bullet that killed a Palestinian-American journalist in the West Bank be turned over for an independent forensic investigation.



‘UN Must Take Action Over Hezbollah Posts Along Israel-Lebanon Border’

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan demanded that the U.N. take action against Hezbollah over military posts the terror group recently erected along the Israel-Lebanon border.

The Iranian-backed Shi’ite terrorist group has set up 18 observation posts along


Israel to Reopen Economic Office In Turkey After Three-Year Hiatus

(JNS) Israel’s economy and industry minister announced that Israel will reopen its economic office in Istanbul, Turkey, on August 1, after the office’s activities were drastically reduced in 2019.

“The return of an Israeli economic attaché in Istanbul will affect about 1,540 Israeli companies


European Parliament Members Denounce Use of International Law to Single Out Israel

(JNS) Two European Parliament members spoke out against the E.U.’s use of international law to condemn the Jewish state for “illegal settlements” while not making such legal claims against any other nation in the world. The MEPS made their comments in the European Parliament plenum in Strasbourg.

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