Tag: Jews

Western Europe Jewish migration to Israel hits all-time high

Jewish immigration to Israel from western Europe has reached an all-time high as a result of a rise in anti-Semitic attacks, a leading nonprofit group said Thursday, as France’s beleaguered Jewish community grapples with whether to refrain from donning Jewish skull caps for their own safety.   The Jewish Agency, which works closely with the […]

How US Jewish groups got spied on by Obama

At first blush, it appears like a bombshell: The United States listened in on Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s phone calls.   But on closer examination, the revelations reported Dec. 29 by The Wall Street Journal might not be so far reaching. Spying on allies is both routine and legal in the United States, though […]

Report: US was spying on Benjamin Netanyahu during Iran deal negotiations

The US National Security Agency’s foreign eavesdropping included phone conversations between top Israeli officials and US lawmakers and American-Jewish groups, the Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday, citing current and former US officials.   White House officials believed the intercepted information could be valuable to counter Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s campaign against the nuclear deal […]

Jerusalem Court Allows Jewish-prayer Activist Back to Temple Mount

A hardline activist who raised his hands in the air while visiting the Temple Mount compound did not violate the status quo at the site, a Jerusalem court said on Monday, reversing a lower court’s decision to ban the Israeli man from visiting the compound for 15 days. Jerusalem District Court judge Ram Vinograd called […]

No Holds Barred: Islamic State finally comes after the Jews

The Kurds have essentially been the only group doing anything to battle Islamic State on the ground and save Yazidi men, women and children from enslavement and death.   For the past few years, the West thought they could ignore this “contained” holocaust that’s been raging in Syria and Iraq.   In recent months, Islamic […]

PM Benjamin Netanyahu: Israel condemns terror, Palestinian Authority praises it

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu used the opening of Sunday’s weekly cabinet meeting to again condemn acts of Jewish terrorism, but stressed that just as the scope of Jewish terrorism can in no way be compared to the much greater Palestinian terrorism, so too the reaction of Israeli society is completely different than that of the […]

Islamic State Leader Baghdadi Threatens West, Vows to Turn Israel into ‘Graveyard’ in Rare Message

“Crusaders and Jews don’t dare to come on the ground because they were defeated in Iraq and Afghanistan,” Baghdadi stated in the 23-minute recording.   Baghdadi vowed the establishment of an IS caliphate in Israel. “Jews, soon you shall hear from us in Palestine which will become your grave,” he said.   “The Jews thought we […]

Israel: Jewish extremist leader calls for ban on Christmas

Bentzi Gopstein, the Jewish leader of extremist anti-assimilation group Lehava in Israel, has called for a ban on Christmas celebrations in the country and the banishment of Christians, who he referred to as “blood-sucking vampires”, from the land. The comments that were published in Hebrew in an op-ed on the ultra-Orthodox Kooker website have triggered […]

Israel News, Netanyahu to Albanian PM: Friendship goes back to Albania protecting Jews from Nazis

The leaders signed on a friendship agreement and a mutual cooperation agreement between Israel and Albania.

Has U.S. given up hope on relations with Israel?

Yoram Ettinger, an insider on U.S.-Israel relations, and a former Ambassador who served as Minister for Congressional Affairs at Israel’s Embassy in Washington, explained some of the inner workings of Obama’s policy towards Israel.   “One has to be acquainted with President Obama’s overall worldview in order to begin to understand his plan with regard […]