Jewish Journal

  • Biggest takeaway from 2014 Israel Index is support for freedom

    by Stanley Gold and Uri Regev

    8 hours ago

    The challenge of religious freedom and equality in Israel is central to Israel’s well-being and its partnership with the Jewish people. While hardly anyone among the American-Jewish leadership has denied the desirability of religious freedom, many have attempted to avoid the issue,...

  • Mahmoud Abbas: Winning abroad but losing at home

    by Abdullah H. Erakat, The Media Line

    11 hours ago

    This story originally appeared on themedialine.org.

    Palestinians say that when it comes to diplomacy abroad, nobody can challenge the 80-year-old Mahmoud Abbas. But when it comes to tending to matters in the Palestinian territories, he doesn’t do so well.

    In his speech on Sept....

  • P.A. peace negotiator Erekat compares Netanyahu to ISIS leader

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    Saeb Erekat, the Palestinian Authority’s chief negotiator in peace talks with Israel, compared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to the leader of ISIS.

    Erekat’s comparison in an interview with the French news agency AFP came a day after Netanyahu in his speech to the U.N....

  • What did King David drink? Israeli wine researchers aim to revive ancient libations

    by Ben Sales, JTA

    1 day ago

    The small cardboard box in Elyashiv Drori’s palm looks like it’s full of black pebbles.

    Closing the box quickly, he explains that it cannot be open for long. The pebble-like pieces, which were uncovered in an archaeological dig near Jerusalem’s Old City, are in fact remains of a...

  • Jewish families move into eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    Rioting erupted as several Jewish families moved into apartments in the eastern Jerusalem Arab neighborhood of Silwan.

    The Jews moved in late Monday night amid protests by Arab rioters who threw rocks and fireworks and attempted to enter one of the homes, according to reports....

  • Lancet editor visiting Israel following outcry over anti-Israel letter

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    The editor of the British medical journal The Lancet, which ran an open letter accusing Israel of a “massacre” in Gaza, is visiting Israel.

    On Tuesday, Dr. Richard Horton visited the Rambam Medical Center in Haifa, where he was scheduled to meet with senior researchers and...

  • U.S. resumes sending Hellfire missiles to Israel

    by JTA

    1 day ago

    The United States has resumed delivery of Hellfire missiles to Israel.

    “The first shipment has been delivered to Israel and the second shipment will be delivered early in October,” Cmdr. Elissa Smith, a Pentagon spokeswoman, told JTA on Monday.

    The interruption of delivery of...

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