Boston publisher of ‘Mein Kampf’ will donate proceeds to help Holocaust survivors

(JNS.org) The Boston-based publishing company Houghton Mifflin Harcourt will donate proceeds from the sale of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” autobiography to an organization helping aging Holocaust survivors, in response to criticism for its previous policy of donating the money to general cultural organizations in Boston.

Posted on June 30, 2016 .

Berlin Jewish leader: European rabbis should ‘take action’ against EU breakup

(JNS.org) Chabad-Lubavitch movement Rabbi Yehuda Teichtal, rabbi of the Jewish Community of Berlin, has called on European rabbis to “help save the European Union” after the United Kingdom voted to exit the 28-country bloc. Teichtal made his comments in a meeting with the parliamentary head of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), which is the second-largest political party in Germany.

Posted on June 30, 2016 .

Jeremy Corbyn faces fresh anti-Semitism row after no-confidence vote, Brexit

(JNS.org) About a month after the British Labour party had been engulfed in a crisis that saw the suspension of at least 50 Labour members for anti-Semitic comments, party leader Jeremy Corbyn is receiving heavy criticism for a remark he made that seemingly compared Israel to the Islamic State terror group. Corbyn made the comment at an event presenting the party’s promised inquiry into anti-Semitism within its ranks.

Posted on June 30, 2016 .

Palestinian terrorist kills 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) A Palestinian terrorist murdered a 13-year-old Israeli girl in her bedroom on Thursday after infiltrating the Jewish community of Kiryat Arba in Samaria.

Posted on June 30, 2016 .

Moroccan official denies trade with Israel after BDS pressure on ‘Zionist’ dates

(JNS.org) In response to a Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement campaign in Morocco during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, a Moroccan government minister has denied that his country has any trade relations with Israel. The BDS campaign calls on merchants to boycott “Zionist” dates.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Turkey mediating Hamas-Israel prisoner swap, senior Hamas official claims

(JNS.org) On the heels of the newly approved reconciliation deal between Israel and Turkey, a senior Hamas official on Wednesday said that Turkey has started mediating a prisoner swap between Hamas and Israel, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Arab Knesset member calls IDF soldiers ‘murderers,’ now faces impeachment

(JNS.org) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday said he will examine the possibility of having Arab Member of Knesset Haneen Zoabi impeached following a speech in which she called Israel Defense Forces soldiers “murderers.”

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Israeli leaders condemn Istanbul airport terror attack

(JNS.org) Israeli leaders have expressed their condolences to Turkey a day after Tuesday's bombing terror attack at Istanbul’s Ataturk Airport, in which at least 41 people were killed and scores of others were injured. The Islamic State terror group is suspected to have carried out the attack.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Muslim, Christian, Jewish leaders plan interfaith worship center in Jerusalem

(JNS.org) Muslim, Christian, and Jewish leaders are planning to open an interfaith place of worship in Jerusalem for one week in September, The Media Line reported.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Holocaust-era escape tunnel discovered in Lithuania

(JNS.org) A team of researchers has discovered a tunnel in Lithuania that was used by Jews to escape the Nazis during the Holocaust, according to the Israel Antiquities Authority.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Unmanned Israeli sea vessel successfully test fires torpedo

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) Israel’s Elbit Systems defense company on Tuesday announced a recent successful test launch of a torpedo by its Seagull unmanned sea vehicle.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

Israeli ministers officially approve reconciliation deal with Turkey

(Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS.org) The Israeli diplomatic-security cabinet on Wednesday approved the recently struck reconciliation agreement between Israel and Turkey. Following a five-hour debate, the cabinet ministers voted 7-3 in favor of the agreement.

Posted on June 29, 2016 .

U.N. leader calls Israel’s Gaza blockade a form of ‘collective punishment’

(JNS.org) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized Israel’s blockade of the Gaza Strip during his visit to the region on Tuesday. 

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

UNRWA school hides map of ‘historic Palestine’ during secretary-general’s visit

(JNS.org) A United Nations-run school in the Gaza Strip covered up a map of “historic Palestine” during a visit by U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad reportedly to run again for Iranian president in 2017

(JNS.org) Former Iranian president Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has reportedly announced that he will run in Iran’s spring 2017 presidential elections.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

Western nations boycott U.N. council’s permanent agenda item on Israel

(JNS.org) Western nations on Monday refused to participate in the Agenda Item 7 debate at the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) in Geneva. The debate is a permanent agenda item that mandates discussion of any possible Israeli human rights abuses against Palestinians.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

Christian-Jewish aid group, Chabad feed poor Moroccan Muslims for Ramadan

(JNS.org) The International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (The Fellowship) humanitarian organization partnered with the Chabad-Lubavitch movement as well as the local aid group Mimouna in Morocco to provide gift bags with food for thousands of poor Moroccan Muslims during the holy month of Ramadan.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

New Jersey legislature passes anti-BDS bill

(JNS.org) The New Jersey General Assembly on Monday passed legislation that prohibits the state from investing in pension and annuity funds that boycott the State of Israel or Israeli businesses.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .

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Posted on June 28, 2016 .

Israel-Turkey deal paves way for boost in commerce and tourism

(JNS.org) The reconciliation deal between Israel and Turkey will likely boost commercial activity between the two countries.

Posted on June 28, 2016 .