Tuesday, March 20, 2018


Nefesh B’Nefesh Closes the Year With 196 Olim in One Day

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael, Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah & Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel and JNF-USA, assisted 196 individuals in making aliyah recently. The most recent group flight included 15 future lone soldiers, a soon-to-be

U.S. Slams UN: Cuts Funding by $285 Mil

The U.S. announced Sunday that it will cut $285 million from its funding to the United Nations for the 2018 and 2019 fiscal years.

“In addition to these significant cost savings, we reduced the U.N.’s bloated management and support functions, bolstered support for key U.S. priorities

How ‘Taxing’ Will It Be?

It’s a dubious distinction that New Jersey’s property taxes are the highest in the nation. To that end, and cognizant that state and local property tax deductions will be capped under federal law at $10,000 starting next year, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed an executive order on Wednesday, December 27, ordering all towns in New Jersey to allow

Palestinian Terrorist Receives Four Life Sentences for Halamish Massacre

(JNS) Israel’s Ofer military court on Wednesday convicted 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist Omar al-Abed with three counts of murder, five months after he fatally stabbed an Israeli father and two of his adult children in the Samaria community of Halamish.

Abed appeared in the courtroom with a

Ambassador David Friedman Reportedly Asks State Department to Drop ‘Occupation’ Term

(JNS) U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has reportedly asked the State Department to drop using the term “occupied” when referring to Israel’s control over Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem.

According to a report by Kan, Israel’s Broadcasting Corporation, the State

Japan Offers to Host Israeli-Palestinian Peace Summit Amid Jerusalem Fallout

(JNS) Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono offered to host an Israeli-Palestinian peace summit during his visit to the region this week, with Israeli officials agreeing to participate only if the U.S. is included.

“The Japanese are serious, and we will go anywhere anytime,” an

‘More Than 10 Countries’ Mulling Jerusalem Embassy Move, Israel’s Hotovely Says

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Israel is in talks with more than 10 countries that are currently considering following in the footsteps of the U.S. by announcing plans to relocate their embassies to Jerusalem, Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Tzipi Hotovely said Monday.

Speaking to Israel Radio

Congress Passes Bill That Could Provide Relief for Synagogues Hit by Natural Disasters

(JNS) Legislation to grant houses of worship access to federal disaster relief funding passed last week in the U.S. House of Representatives. The measure would provide significant assistance to synagogues in areas affected by natural disasters.

The Federal Disaster Assistance Nonprofit Fairness

Israeli Cities Scramble to Protect Shabbat Commerce With New Bylaws

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS) Several local authorities throughout Israel on Monday began working on bylaws to counter a controversial bill that, if ratified, would give the country’s interior minister the authority to prevent commerce on Shabbat in certain cities. The bill has passed a first hearing in the Knesset.

In the central Israeli city of

Members of UN Security Council Demand Return of Remains of Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul

On Friday, Former Minister of Justice and Attorney General of Canada, the Honorable Irwin Cotler, addressed a special session of the United Nations Security Council on International Humanitarian Law and the repatriation of the remains of Hadar Goldin, abducted and murdered by Hamas in violation of a U.N.-mandated humanitarian ceasefire.

Netanyahu: US Moves Gave Israel Political Backing to Leave UNESCO

Prime Minister Netanyahu defended his decision Sunday to withdraw Israel from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) because of the organization’s anti-Israel bias.

Speaking at the weekly cabinet meeting, Netanyahu said vocal support from the United

Trump Commutes Sentence of Sholom Rubashkin

President Donald Trump on Wednesday commuted the prison sentence of an Iowa kosher meatpacking executive who received 27 years behind bars for money laundering—the first time Trump has used the presidential power after nearly a year in office.

The decision to intervene on behalf of Sholom Rubashkin, who ran the Iowa headquarters of a family business