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Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
(46 of 70) JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the 70 days leading up to the State of Israel’s 70th anniversary.
As situation heats up in Syria, the question is out there: Will Iran again target Israel?
“Iran seems to feel it is time to reap its investment into actual gains and dig in to Syria. Iran is Hezbollah on steroids,” says Assaf Orion, a senior research fellow at the Institute for National Security Studies.
Barnard College students vote to boycott companies that work with Israel
Supporters of the measure said that Israel’s power advantage neutralized the need to include pro-Israel voices in the discussion.
Natalie Portman refuses to receive Genesis Prize in Israel
The Israeli-born actress and director does not “feel comfortable” participating in public events in Israel anymore due to “recent events.”
Sanford ‘Zalman’ Bernstein (1926–1999) and Roger Hertog
Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C.
(45 of 70) JNS is proud to partner with the Embassy of Israel in Washington, D.C., to celebrate 70 of the greatest American contributors to the U.S.-Israel relationship in the 70 days leading up to the State of Israel’s 70th anniversary.
Arab MKs participate in Palestinian march mourning Israel’s founding
Some 10,000 people take part in “March of the Uprooted” near Haifa • Protesters chant, “We will never give up the fight,” “We’ll sacrifice our lives for Palestine” • Arab MK: What happened in 1948 was a human and national disaster by any measure.
For first time, European Parliament condemns Hamas terror and use of human shields
Eldad Beck and Israel Hayom Staff
Resolution censuring Hamas’s acts of terrorism and use of human shields passes with an overwhelming majority of 524-30, with 92 abstentions • Motion slams Hamas abuse of Gaza population, calls on Israel and the Palestinians “to respect human rights.”
Poland commemorates the 75th anniversary of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising
“We bow our heads to their heroism, their bravery, their determination and courage,” Polish President Andrzej Duda said at the ceremony at the Monument to the Ghetto Heroes in Warsaw.
Flyby a reminder ‘that we are standing watch,’ says Israeli squadron commander
A public show (not a showing off) of force on Israel’s Independence Day . . . in the air, on the seas and at ground level.
World leaders congratulate the Jewish state on 70 years
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth of England wrote: “It is my pleasure to congratulate you warmly on the occasion of Independence Day, warm wishes for the joy and happiness of all of Israel’s citizens in the coming year.”
Trump tweets Israel ‘Happy Birthday’ message, reiterates embassy move
He says America “has no better friends anywhere.” It was followed by a Tweet by U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, who called Israel a “miracle.”
Arrest made after series of harassing phone calls to Ohio Jewish institutions
Cleveland Jewish News
The calls started back in January with language including “All Jews must die” and “Burn the Jews.” The suspect was identified through a phone-number search.
Winning some battles, but losing the war to spread BDS
Are new tools being used by pro-BDS organizations putting anti-BDS legislation at risk?
Dutch Jews fume over a plan to turn a historic synagogue into a restaurant
Tom Furstenberg, one of the leaders of the Beth Shoshanna community in the city of Deventer, said it would be “scandalous” if the idea was given a green light, as this would crush the hopes of restoring the site.
Durham, N.C., becomes first American city to ban police training with Israel
In an unanimous 6-0 vote, the council “opposes international exchanges with any country in which Durham officers receive military-style training since such exchanges do not support the kind of policing we want here in the City of Durham,” said in a statement.