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Campus BDS resolutions rejected in Maryland, adopted in Michigan

On the same day that the University of Maryland’s student government overwhelmingly rejected a resolution to divest from companies doing business with Israel, the student government at the University of Michigan voted in favor of a pro-BDS measure.

Monday 11/20/2017
German court rules in favor of Kuwait Airways in barring Israeli passenger
Posted: November 20, 2017

A district court in Frankfurt, Germany, has ruled in favor of Kuwait Airways in a discrimination case brought by an Israeli passenger who was barred from boarding his flight due to his nationality.

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In unprecedented interview, IDF chief says Israel open to sharing intelligence with Saudis
Posted: November 20, 2017

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot, in an unprecedented interview between a senior Israeli military officer and Saudi media, said Israel is ready to share intelligence about Iran with Saudi Arabia and other “moderate” Arab states.

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Wednesday 11/15/2017
IDF deploys Iron Dome amid threat from terror group
Posted: November 15, 2017

The Israel Defense Forces said it deployed Iron Dome missile defense batteries throughout central Israel on Monday amid the Gaza-based Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terrorist group’s threat that it will avenge Israel’s recent destruction of a cross-border attack tunnel.

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US set to waive visa requirements for Israelis
Posted: November 15, 2017

Israel’s Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked announced Monday that Israel is on the verge of finalizing an agreement that would allow Israeli citizens to enter the U.S. without obtaining a tourist visa in advance.

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Israel bars entry of pro-boycott European officials
Posted: November 15, 2017

Israel said it will bar the entry of seven European officials due to their efforts to promote boycotts of the Jewish state.

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Jewish foundations pledge more protections against child abuse
Posted: November 15, 2017

Four major U.S. Jewish foundations have pledged to require youth-serving organizations that they support to implement policies that will bolster protections against sexual abuse of children in their care.

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Rivlin plays peacemaker between Israel and US Jews
Posted: November 15, 2017

Striking a unifying note against a background that has included some of the most discordant events in relations between the Jewish state and the American Jewish community in recent memory, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke Monday of one Jewish people, with Israel at its core.

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Freedom from anti-Semitism a civil right? Congress ponders the question
Posted: November 15, 2017

Should U.S. law define anti-Semitism? The House Judiciary Committee on Nov. 7 heard from nine witnesses on the question, including the heads of several Jewish organizations. There was no unanimity.

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