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US Ambassador to Israel wishes Jews a happy Sukkot

U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman wished the Jewish people a happy Sukkot holiday on Sunday, thanking an Israeli farm for allowing him to pluck his own etrog this year.

Thursday 09/20/2018
Closure of PLO offices continues administration’s policy of rebuke
Posted: September 20, 2018

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.

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Monday 09/17/2018
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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Friday 09/07/2018
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
Israeli farmers file war-crimes’ charges against Hamas leaders at Hague
Posted: September 04, 2018

A group of Israeli farmers arrived at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague on Monday to file a war crimes’ complaint against top Hamas officials for arson kite terrorism along the Gaza border.

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Tuesday 08/28/2018
Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships
Posted: August 28, 2018

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19.

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Tuesday 08/21/2018
Major gun-law reform passes, allowing arming of thousands more qualified Israelis
Posted: August 21, 2018

A major reform to Israel’s gun law meant to put an end to terrorism on Israeli streets will make more than 500,000 more Israelis eligible to receive permits to buy and carry handguns.

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Monday 08/13/2018
At Ashdod port, Israel confiscates tens of thousands of balloons headed for Gaza
Posted: August 13, 2018

Three shipping containers containing tens of thousands of balloons on their way to Gaza were stopped and confiscated at the Ashdod port, according to a report by Channel 10.

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Tuesday 08/07/2018
Nurses across Israel to strike in protest of violence against hospital, medical workers
Posted: August 07, 2018

Israeli nurses will begin a nationwide strike on Tuesday in protest of what they describe as rising violence against health-care personnel in Israeli hospitals and care facilities.

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Wednesday 08/01/2018
Groups concerned about Israeli Nation-State bill
Posted: August 01, 2018

The head of Jewish Federations of North America returned from Israel empty-handed a few weeks ago after a last-ditch effort to stop passage of a controversial bill.

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