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Report: U.S. plans to open Jerusalem embassy in May for Israel’s 70th anniversary
According to the preliminary plans, U.S. ambassador to Israel David Friedman will move his office, along with a small staff of around four to five people, to a building in Jerusalem known as the Diplomat Hotel, which the State Department acquired in 2014.
Mayor: Jerusalem is one of the safest cities in the world due to ‘zero misuse’ of guns
Civilian handguns are an essential component of Israel’s security apparatus, yet Barkat noted that “only 3 percent of the population carries guns, and those who have them know how to use them.”
Knesset caucus celebrates ‘faith-based diplomacy’ in ‘Night to Honor Christian Allies’
“To have a group like this, many of whom non-Jews who support Israel the way you do; who see that America will be blessed when Israel is blessed; who understand that when we as a nation support the state of Israel; and we share their values and we support them, we are not just helping Israel, we are helping America," said U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman.
Trump thanks Guatemala’s Morales for Jerusalem embassy move
President Donald Trump thanked his Guatemalan counterpart, Jimmy Morales, for his announcement that he would move Guatemala’s embassy to Jerusalem.
Petri dish for a diverse high-tech Israeli future: Jerusalem’s Hadassah Academic College
Jerusalem's Hadassah Academic College is leading the way in high-tech training for Israel's underserved minority communities.
An Undivided Capital?
‘Abandoned’ Arab neighborhoods threaten Jewish majority in Jerusalem
Makor Rishon / Exclusive to JNS
For several months now, Israel’s National Security Council has been examining plans that would change the municipal boundaries of Jerusalem to preserve the capital city's Jewish majority.
Palestinians fume as US plan seeks to reduce PA presence in Jerusalem
Israel Hayom/Exclusive to JNS
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas' recent tirade against U.S. President Donald Trump was prompted by a stipulation in Washington's peace plan that seeks to reduce the role the PA plays in Jerusalem.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Why they didn’t stand for Jerusalem
Was this proof that Israel has become yet one more issue on which Republicans and Democrats disagree?
Jewish, Christian leaders visit Guatemala to affirm Central American nation’s ‘courageous act’ on Jerusalem
A large delegation of Jewish and Christian leaders traveled to Guatemala last week to thank President Jimmy Morales for recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital and announcing the move of its embassy to Jerusalem.
In Davos, Netanyahu vows Israel will retain Jerusalem holy sites in any peace deal
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed that Israel would retain Jerusalem’s holy sites in any peace deal during a public interview at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Thursday.
NGOs add social value and Israel-Diaspora dimension to Jerusalem Marathon
Some run to stay fit. Others enjoy the physical and mental challenge. But participating organizations in this year’s Jerusalem Marathon not only enjoy such personal benefits—they are also running for social causes.
Stephen M. Flatow
Two vice presidential visits to Israel: what a difference!
Watching Pence’s address, I could not help but recall the very different actions of the last vice president who visited Israel.
Palestinians ramp up feud with the US
In line with the ongoing Palestinian boycott of the Trump administration, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas snubbed Vice President Mike Pence during the American leader’s visit to Israel this week and instead flew to Europe, where he implored the European Union to recognize a Palestinian state.
Jonathan S. Tobin
Have Republicans tried to redefine ‘pro-Israel?’
Most Israelis may have been thrilled with Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Israel, but some Jewish liberals were decidedly nonplussed by his eloquent speech to the Knesset. While the left’s lack of enthusiasm for anything coming out of the Trump administration is to be expected, the attempt to denigrate Pence’s stance as somehow damaging the bipartisan pro-Israel consensus is more than a little disingenuous.
Pence concludes Israel trip with ‘inspiring’ Western Wall visit
Pence concludes his visit by praying at the Western Wall, one of the holiest sites in Judaism.