Saturday, September 19, 2020



First Commercial Airliner Flies From Israel to UAE Through Saudi Airspace

The plane consisted of a delegation of American and Israeli officials.

UAE Cancels Israel Boycott Law as El Al Prepares First Direct Flight and Kushner Promises More Deals

The decree comes ahead of the arrival of an Israeli delegation, accompanied by U.S. officials including White House senior advisor Jared Kushner.

Families of 3 Israeli Teens Kidnapped and Murdered in 2014 File $150M Suit Against Hamas and Palestinian Authority

The lawsuit filed on behalf of the families of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shear and Eyal Yifrach asks for $150 million from the Palestinian Authority.

El Al Schedules Its First Flight to United Arab Emirates

U.S. officials have said that the first flight will include several American officials, including Jared Kushner.

This Activist Converted a Strip Club Into a Center for Jewish Learning

We realized we just can’t compete with the story of the place. It’s too powerful...Every activity... is charged with a special significance.

Resetting the Countdown

The Likud and Blue and White partnership isn’t working and doesn’t seem likely to ever work.

Can Diaspora Jews Visit Israel During the COVID-19 Crisis? The Rules Keep Changing

In March, Israel shut its doors to non-citizens, effectively barring half of the world’s Jews from the Jewish state.

The Father of Faith-Based Diplomacy

In 2004, he established the Israel Allies Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives.

EU Gave Nearly $6.5 Million to Preserve East Jerusalem’s ‘Palestinian Identity’ in 2019, Report Says

The report states the EU's only grants on "religious and cultural heritage properties" in a contentious framework were for Palestinians.

UAE Diplomat Says Normalization Has ‘Closed the Gate’ on Annexation

“It maintains the viability of a two-state solution as endorsed by the Arab League and international community.”

12 Rockets Launched at Israel From Gaza Amid Talk of Large-Scale Operation

One rocket landed near a Sderot house and caused extensive damage.

Sudan Foreign Minister Denies Ministry’s Earlier Statement That Sudan Is Working on Agreement With Israel

"The matter of relations with Israel has not been discussed in the Foreign Ministry at all."

Stabbed Israeli Border Guard Shoots to Death His Palestinian Attacker in Jerusalem

It was the first stabbing attack in Jerusalem in three months.

American-Israeli Singer Invited to Perform in UAE

He is in negotiations with the UAE for a private concert.

U.S. Will Not Consent to West Bank Annexation ‘for Some Time,’ Jared Kushner Says

"There shouldn’t be any urgency to applying Israeli law.”

Israeli Airstrikes Hit Hamas Targets in Gaza in Response to Rockets and Incendiary Balloons

It was the fifth night in a row that Israel struck Hamas targets.

Arab Reactions to the Israel-UAE Normalization Agreement

A senior Saudi journalist praises the deal as a “great political, psychological and security breakthrough,” while journalist in Qatar castigates UAE leader Muhammad bin Zayed as a “Satan and a liar.”

Netanyahu Says West Bank Annexation ‘Remains on the Table’ Following Israel-UAE Agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his plan to annex part of the West Bank “remains on the table,” despite agreeing to suspend the move as part of an agreement to establish formal ties with the United Arab Emirates on Thursday.

The ‘Israel Experience’ CEO Navigating a Pandemic PR Crisis

Hermon is still at the forefront of Jewish leadership as the CEO of Israel Experience, the Jewish Agency’s educational subsidiary .

Netanyahu Says West Bank Annexation ‘Remains on the Table’ Following Israel-UAE Agreement

"There is no change in my plan to apply sovereignty, our sovereignty, in Judea and Samaria."

Why the Israel-UAE Normalization Matters

It is a message to Palestinians: compromise or lose. It is a message to Arab states: what are you waiting for?

Jewish Groups Celebrate Israel-UAE Agreement

Jewish groups hailed the agreement as historic.

Israel’s Hadassah Hospital ‘a Partner’ in Development of Russian Coronavirus Vaccine, Director Says

"They’re doing fine work, they work differently to us and we adapt our methods to them.”

Israel Will Be Happy With President Biden

It is important to remember that in politics, we choose between existing alternatives, not creating our own imaginary world.  

The Orthodox Female Spiritual Leader Working with Converts

Sapir is the only the ninth woman in Israel to have successfully completed the five-year course.

New Articles

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.

Kosovo to Adopt IHRA Definition of Anti-Semitism

“As a victim of genocidal actions & ethnic cleansing, [Kosovo] understands too well the weight of discrimination & hate.”

86 Jewish Groups Contest Leila Khaled’s SFSU Speaking Event

The groups sent a letter to the SFSU president asking if Khaled is legitimately protected under academic freedom.

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