Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Trump’s State Secretary Nominee: ‘Friend of Israel’ and Iran Hawk

President Donald Trump fired U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson this week, while announcing that CIA Director Mike Pompeo would replace him at the State Department.

“Mike Pompeo, director of the CIA, will become our new Secretary of State,” Trump tweeted. “He will do a fantastic job!

Paraguay and Honduras Ready ‘in Principle’ to Move Embassies to Jerusalem

(JNS) Following on the heels of the United States and Guatemala, Paraguay and Honduras have announced they are ready “in principle” to relocate their embassies from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, according to Israel’s Army Radio. The countries have conditioned their moves on an official visit to their countries by Israeli Prime Minister

Jordan to Accept New Ambassador From Israel, Restore Diplomatic Ties

(JNS) According to Jordanian newspaper Al Ghad, Jordan is expected to accept the appointment of Amir Weissbrod as Israel’s new ambassador to Jordan, restoring diplomatic ties following an eight-month standoff. The announcement marks the conclusion of an impasse that escalated on July 23, 2017, with the shooting of two Jordanian attackers by Israeli embassy

Israel May Withdraw Its Bid for U.N. Security Council Seat

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Israel is considering whether to withdraw its bid for a seat on the U.N. Security Council that it had hoped to secure for the first time this June, with chances of winning considered slim.

To win the seat, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (who also serves as

In First, MKs Barred From Traveling on BDS Groups’ Dime

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) The Knesset Ethics Committee has for the first time barred Knesset members from accepting money from groups affiliated with the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, implementing new regulations handed down by the Strategic Affairs Ministry in January.

Lawmakers are

An Interview With Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi

Oded Revivi is mayor of Efrat and chief international envoy for the YESHA Council (Council of Jewish Communities in Judea and Samaria). He is a staunch advocate of co-existence and fostering improved relationships with Efrat’s neighboring Palestinian villages. Under his leadership, the city has grown and is expected to increase

Ramat Givat Zeev’s Huge Sales Event Comes to Lawrence

(Courtesy of Ramat Givat Zeev) This is the big one! Due to the huge interest from metro New York area buyers in the upscale Ramat Givat Zeev residential project, Chish Nofei Israel, the company that is building the real estate venture, located on the outskirts of Jerusalem, is coming to Lawrence with a mega sales event on Sunday,

NJ Shines From AIPAC’s Center Stage

Certainly it will be remembered by the number of times the AIPAC Policy Conference participants rose to their feet to applaud multiple pro-Israel comments by Vice President Mike Pence or crowd favorite Nikki Haley, the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations.

There were

Kahlon Says Kulanu Will Quit Government If Budget Fails to Pass

(TPS) Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon threw his hat into the brewing coalition crisis this week when he warned that he “could not carry on as finance minister if the budget is not passed by the end of the Knesset session.” The session ends March 15.

Kahlon’s comments come amid an ongoing crisis over

Israel Not Responsible for Situation in Gaza, Deputy FM Tells Diplomats

(Nikki Guttman and Israel Hayom Staff/Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) More than 70 foreign diplomats visited Israel’s border with the Gaza Strip this week, taking part in a tour organized by Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely (Likud). The purpose of the tour was to show the diplomats, who are stationed in Israel, the security reality

Air India Gains Clearance to Fly Over Saudi Airspace en Route to Israel

(JNS) Following a number of reports in recent weeks, it has been confirmed that Air India will be able to fly over Saudi Arabian airspace when its three-day-a-week New Delhi to Tel Aviv route launches on March 22.

“Air India signed an agreement today to fly to Israel over Saudi Arabia,” said Israeli

Right-Wing Politicians Slam AIPAC for Endorsing Two-State Solution

(Shlomo Cesana / Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Right-wing politicians leveled harsh criticism at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee during its annual conference in Washington, D.C., for endorsing the two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Samaria Regional Council head Yossi