Holocaust survivor and rescuer reunite at JFK Airport before Thanksgiving

(JNS.org) A Holocaust survivor met with her rescuer at JFK International Airport in New York on Wednesday, a day before Thanksgiving, for the first time in 69 years. The meeting between Mira Wexler and Helena Weglowski from Poland was organized by the Jewish Foundation for the Righteous (JFR).

 

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Israel and U.S. renewing emergency oil supply agreement

(JNS.org) The U.S. is renewing its commitment to supply oil to Israel in emergency situations. The agreement, which has existed for 35 years, had expired this week, according to a State Department official.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Despite Thanksgiving, Israel tops U.S. in turkey meat production

(JNS.org) As the U.S. prepares for the Thanksgiving holiday and the annual tradition of eating turkey, statistics from Israel’s turkey industry, Agriculture Ministry, and Foreign Ministry show that Israel is actually the world leader in per capita consumption of turkey. 

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

U.S. envoy to Israel prays at terrorized Jerusalem synagogue

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A week after the Palestinian terrorist attack at Kehilat Bnei Torah in Jerusalem's Har Nof neighborhood, which killed four Jewish worshippers and a Druze policeman, U.S. Ambassador to Israel Daniel Shapiro attended prayer services at the synagogue on Nov. 25.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Israel demands NATO response to new Hamas headquarters in Turkey

(JNS.org) Israel has demanded that the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) take action against one of its members, Turkey, after learning that the country allowed the Gaza-based Palestinian terror group Hamas to set up operational headquarters in Istanbul.

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Israeli interior minister revokes residency of synagogue terrorist’s wife

(JNS.org) Israeli Interior Minister Gilad Erdan on Wednesday decided to revoke the permit allowing Nadia Abu Jamil, the wife of one of the Palestinian terrorists who killed five Israelis at a Jerusalem synagogue on Nov. 18, to live in Israel.

 

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Police: Israeli construction worker who fell from building was killed in terror attack

(JNS.org) Israeli police said Wednesday that Netanel Arami, the 26-year-old Jewish construction worker who was killed in September when he fell from the 11th floor of a Petach Tikva construction site, was the victim of a terror attack.

 

Posted on November 26, 2014 .

Holocaust victims’ shoes stolen from Majdanek death camp museum

(JNS.org) Eight shoes that belonged to Holocaust victims of the Poland-based Nazi death camp Majdanek, which had been on display in the museum at the camp's former site, have been stolen. More than 360,000 people were killed at the camp.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Denmark and France to join European nations voting on Palestinian state

(JNS.org) A vote by the European Parliament on the recognition of a Palestinian state has been postponed from this week to mid-December. The Danish government, meanwhile, announced that its parliament will vote on a similar resolution in early January. Next week, the French parliament will vote on unilateral Palestinian state recognition.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Israeli company making fast-charging battery for phones and electric cars

(JNS.org) The Tel Aviv-based company StoreDot says it has technology that can charge a mobile phone in seconds, through a battery that can store a higher charge at a much faster rate.

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

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Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Israel protests Jordanian support of synagogue terrorists’ families

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli Embassy in Amman on Monday issued a letter of protest to the Jordanian Foreign Ministry in reaction to Jordanian Prime Minister Abdullah Ensour’s letter of support to the families of the two Palestinian terrorists behind the Nov. 18 synagogue massacre in Jerusalem.

 

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Israeli officials tell U.S. that ‘Jewish state’ bill debate is internal matter

(JNS.org) Reacting to the Israeli cabinet’s approval of the “Jewish state” bill, which formalizes Israel’s status as the national home of the Jewish people, U.S. State Department spokesman Jeffrey Rathke said Monday, “We would expect any final legislation to continue Israel’s commitment to democratic principles.”

 

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

2 yeshiva students stabbed by Arabs in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) Two yeshiva students were stabbed by Arabs on Monday night in Jerusalem’s Old City near an entrance to the Temple Mount in what they said was a nationalistically motivated terror attack. The Magen David Adom ambulance service reported that one of the men (in his mid-40s) was moderately wounded and that the other (in his early 30s) was lightly wounded.

 

Posted on November 25, 2014 .

Yemenite culture minister dedicates award to country’s 90 remaining Jews

(JNS.org) Yemenite Minister of Culture Arwa Othman is giving away Human Rights Watch's Alison Des Forges Award, which she received in September, to Yemen's dwindling Jewish community.

Posted on November 24, 2014 .

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel, source of past controversy on Israel, resigns

(JNS.org) U.S. Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, a past source of controversy due to his statements about Israel, announced his resignation on Monday.

Posted on November 24, 2014 .

Temple Mount activist Yehuda Glick released from hospital

(JNS.org) Activist Yehuda Glick, a promoter of Jewish access to the Temple Mount who was shot and seriously wounded by a Palestinian terrorist from eastern Jerusalem in late October, has been released from the hospital.

Posted on November 24, 2014 .

Swiss museum to receive Nazi-looted art

(JNS.org) Switzerland's Kunstmuseum Bern will receive the collection of art hoarded for years by Cornelius Gurlitt, the son of a Nazi art dealer.

Posted on November 24, 2014 .

Israeli Arab arrested for attending Islamic State training camp

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Hamza Sami Sari Magamsa, an Israeli Arab in his 20s who allegedly trained at a camp of the Islamic State terror group in Syria, was arrested upon his return to Israel, authorities said Sunday.

 

Posted on November 24, 2014 .

Canadian Jerusalem synagogue attack victim in coma

(JNS.org) Howie (Chaim) Rothman, a 54-year-old Canadian citizen who was struck in the head with a meat cleaver in the Nov. 18 attack on a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Har Nof neighborhood, is in a medically induced coma and lost vision in one eye.

Posted on November 24, 2014 .