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In second week of U.S.-Israel talks, Trump ‘concerns’ on settlements remain

Jason Greenblatt, left, meeting with Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. (Kobi Gideon / GPO) WASHINGTON (JTA) — After a lengthy session of U.S.-Israel talks, Israeli negotiators said they would take into account Trump administration “concerns” about settlement building, a sign that the issue continues to dog relations between the countries. The joint statement released Thursday night […]

Bomb threat suspect, named Michael Kaydar, used Bitcoin, Google Voice

(JTA) — The Israeli-American suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. According to an article in The Daily Beast, the 19-year-old suspect’s name is Michael Kaydar. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested Kaydar at his home in […]

Haim Saban, getting Hollywood star, decries Trump’s travel ban

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Haim Saban, speaking at the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, related his immigrant story and decried the Trump administration’s immigration policies. The Israeli-American entertainment mogul, 62, posed for photos Wednesday at the newly imprinted star, which was unveiled on the eve of the latest incarnation of his […]

Rasmea Odeh, Palestinian woman imprisoned in Israel for terror attack, takes US plea deal

Rasmea Odeh speaking at an event for the 2016 International Working Women’s Day in Chicago. (YouTube) (JTA) — A Palestinian woman who had not told U.S. immigration authorities that she had been imprisoned in Israel for two terror attacks accepted a plea bargain that forces her to leave the country. Rasmea Odeh, 69, would not spend time in […]

Senate introduces bipartisan bill with new Iran sanctions on eve of AIPAC conference

Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey addresses the AIPAC annual policy conference in Washington, D.C., March 5, 2013. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of senators has introduced new sanctions targeting Iran for its missile testing and destabilizing actions days before AIPAC’s national conference. The Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 […]

Israeli police officer suspended after attacking Palestinian truck driver over fender bender

JERUSALEM (JTA) — An Israel Police officer was suspended after being caught on video assaulting a Palestinian truck driver two days after a fender bender. The truck driver said he hit the police officer’s parked car on Tuesday, but did not leave his insurance information. He said he knew that security cameras in the area would […]

French Jews imagine life under President Marine Le Pen

French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen speaking in Henin-Beaumont, France, Dec. 6, 2015. (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images) PARIS (JTA) — Like many Jews in France, Ludwig Fineltain is hoping against hope that Marine Le Pen will not be elected president of the country five weeks from now. At the moment, the head of the far-right National […]

Is Trump owed an apology after the JCC bomb threat arrest? Is anybody?

The American-Israeli teenager arrested on suspicion of making over 100 bomb threats to American JCCs leaving court in Rishon Lezion, Israel, March 23, 2017. (Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — Literally within seconds of the news of the arrest in Israel of an Israeli-American teenager for the bulk of the JCC bomb threats, Twitter lit up […]

Deeply divided Senate confirms David Friedman as envoy to Israel

David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be the U.S. ambassador to Israel, testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Feb. 16, 2017. Friedman was later confirmed by the full Senate. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate confirmed David Friedman, a confidante of President Donald Trump who outraged some Jewish groups with […]

Jewish bomb threat suspect undermines groups’ narrative on anti-Semitism

Evan Bernstein, left, and Oren Segal of the Anti-Defamation League at a news conference at ADL headquarters in New York City on the arrest of Juan Thompson, who allegedly made bomb threats against Jewish institutions, March 3, 2017. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images) NEW YORK (JTA) — Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s […]

White House: No agreement yet on construction

White House says no agreements have been reached with Israel on construction in Judea and Samaria.

Corruption probe against Mubarak renewed

Egyptian court orders renewed corruption probe against former president.

Watch: German politician tastes matzah

Thomas Oppermann, chairman of second largest party in Germany, meets rabbi of the Jewish community in Berlin.

Senators call for tighter sanctions on Iran

Bipartisan group of senators introduce bill imposing tighter sanctions on Iran over its ballistic missile tests.

Erdogan demands removal of laptop ban

Turkish President urges the United States and Britain to lift bans on laptops on flights.

Iranian President to meet Putin

Iranian President Rouhani will visit Moscow in the coming week. The two will discuss the Middle East.

PFLP terrorist accepts plea bargain in the States

Rasmeah Odeh, convicted in Israel of murdering two students, accepts plea bargain after lying to get American citizenship.

Israeli murdered in Costa Rica

40-year-old Israeli shot dead in Costa Rica. Local police investigating.

One terrorist killed, three wounded during attack on Jewish town

Arab terrorists attacking the town of Beit El with firebombs neutralized by IDF soldiers. One terrorist killed, three wounded.

Is Aliyah upsetting the Arabs?

The Aliyah show team are joined by William Langan, a death camp liberator and renowned expert on the PLO.

Activist who didn’t divulge Israel bombings will leave US

Palestinian killed after throwing Molotov cocktail at IDF troops

US senators set bipartisan bill to tighten sanctions on Iran

IDF opens fire on Palestinians throwing Molotov cocktails

Al-Shabab claims to kill 17 soldiers in Somalia attack

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