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Closure of PLO offices continues administration’s policy of rebuke

Whether or not the Trump administration’s announcement on Rosh Hashanah that it was closing the Palestine Liberation Organization’s mission in Washington, D.C., its de facto embassy, was orchestrated for dramatic effect, it was certainly perceived as symbolic of the administration’s recent actions underlining its defense and support of Israel and consequent rebuke of the PLO.

Monday 09/17/2018
UAE permits Israel to display flag, sing anthem at Judo Grand Slam championship
Posted: September 17, 2018

Israel will be allowed to compete at the International Judo Federation (IJF) Grand Slam competition in the United Arab Emirates capital of Abu Dhabi, complete with flag and national anthem during medal ceremonies.

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Upcoming Iran sanctions will ‘fundamentally’ change how nations do business with regime
Posted: September 17, 2018

Ahead of the second round of American sanctions on Iran in November since the U.S. withdrawal from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo warned on Friday that those measures will drastically change the way any business is done with the regime.

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Incendiary balloons flown to Israel from West Bank
Posted: September 17, 2018

A yellow balloon with Arabic writing on it landed in the Jewish community of Beit Horon north of Jerusalem on Sunday, and is believed to be an incendiary “terror balloon” like the ones that have been launched from Gaza to start arson fires along the border inside Israel.

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Wednesday 09/12/2018
Jewish groups respond to Jon Kyl’s Senate appointment
Posted: September 12, 2018

Arizona Republican Gov. Doug Ducey has chosen former U.S. Sen. Jon Kyl to fill the Senate seat held by the late John McCain.

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Friday 09/07/2018
‘Israel is a racist endeavor’ posters go up in London
Posted: September 07, 2018

Londoners woke up on Thursday morning to messages on at least six bus stops with “Israel is a racist endeavor” posters, just two days after the U.K. Labour Party adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that characterizes the rejection of Israel’s right to exist as anti-Semitic.

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Trump says he is willing to meet with Iranian president at upcoming UN session
Posted: September 07, 2018

U.S. President Donald Trump implied on Wednesday that he is willing to talk with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani at the U.N. General Assembly meeting later this month.

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9/11 memorial ceremony held in Jerusalem
Posted: September 07, 2018

The U.S. Embassy in Israel, along with several other Jewish organizations, held its annual service in commemoration of the 17th anniversary of those who lost their lives during the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.

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Tuesday 09/04/2018
Embattled comedienne Roseanne Barr to move to Israel, study with teachers
Posted: September 04, 2018

oseanne Barr is moving to Israel, the American-Jewish comedienne and actress announced on Sunday via Rabbi Shmuley Boteach’s podcast.

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