Jewish Journal

  • Likud’s ‘Us or Them’ TV ads raise ire

    by Jacob Wirtschafter

    4 days ago

    The Likud Party has replaced a TV spot featuring Islamic State terrorists on a mission to take over Jerusalem with a second commercial warning that Israeli-Arab politicians will anchor any government that might replace Benjamin Netanyahu.

    Both Likud television commercials...

  • Arab envoys decline Dermer’s push to attend Netanyahu’s Congress speech


    4 days ago

    Israel’s ambassador to the United States could not convince his counterparts from at least two Arab countries to attend Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to Congress.

    Ron Dermer sent emails to the ambassadors of Kuwait and the United Arab Emirates encouraging them to be...

  • Operation Passover: Israeli Rabbi smuggles matzah to Syria’s Jews

    By Simone Wilson

    4 days ago

    By the morning of Feb. 19, Rabbi Abraham Haim had collected more than 300 pounds of Jerusalem-made matzah for delivery to Syria. Boxes of the traditional Jewish crackers were stacked up to the ceiling of his cramped apartment in Bnei Brak, a religious suburb of Tel Aviv.

    A few...

  • Palestinian, 19, killed in refugee camp clashes with IDF


    5 days ago

    A Palestinian teenager was shot and killed during clashes with Israeli troops at a refugee camp near Bethlehem.

    Jihad Shehada al-Jaafari, 19, was shot early Wednesday morning when Israeli soldiers opened fire in the Deheishe camp after Palestinian rioters had thrown rocks and...

  • New Zealand appoints separate envoys to Israel, P.A.


    5 days ago

    New Zealand appointed separate envoys to Israel and the Palestinian Authority six months after rejecting a new ambassador because he was responsible for both entities.

    Jim McLay, New Zealand’s representative at the United Nations in New York, was appointed Friday the special...

  • Netanyahu’s main challenger to focus on his own security credentials

    by Allyn Fisher-Ilan, Reuters

    5 days ago

    Battling Benjamin Netanyahu's accusations that he is soft on national security, the Israeli prime minister's main election rival said on Tuesday he would boost efforts to focus voters on his own military and strategic credentials.

    Isaac Herzog, who heads the center-left Zionist...

  • Israel to buy 14 more stealth fighter jets from U.S.


    6 days ago

    Israel signed a contract to purchase 14 more F-35 stealth fighter jets from the United States.

    The agreement was signed over the weekend for the purchase of the jets manufactured by Lockheed Martin Corp. The planes will cost about $3 billion, Israel’s Defense Ministry said.


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