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Posted here on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 03:03PM

Nikki Haley: 'The Days of Israel-Bashing Are Over'

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley, describing herself as the "new sheriff in town," said at the AIPAC Policy Conference that her approach to fighting anti-Israel elements at the world body is to "kick them every single time" they display their bias.

Posted here on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 02:58PM

Wearing Kippa, David Friedman Sworn in as US Ambassador to Israel

The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed the nomination of David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s much-debated pick as ambassador to Israel, in a 52-46 vote that largely fell along party lines. Wearing a traditional kippa, Friedman was sworn in on Friday.

Posted here on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:59PM

Vandals damage Jewish cemetery, more bomb threats aimed at JCCs

Vandals recently damaged some 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Missouri, and nearly a dozen Jewish community centers (JCCs) received bomb threats Monday, amid an uptick in anti-Semitism across the U.S.

Posted here on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:58PM

Is the Temple Menorah Hidden in the Vatican? Ancient Legend Says ‘Yes’

An ancient legend which holds that the Temple menorah is hidden away in the depths of the Vatican is coming to light again with the announcement of an upcoming exhibit jointly hosted by the Papal seat and Rome’s ancient Jewish community. Intended to showcase the growing Jewish-Vatican relationship, the theme of the exhibit actually brings this sore subject to the forefront, raising suspicions that despite a long tradition of Vatican protests, the rumors persist for good reason.

Posted here on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 12:56PM

UN Ambassador Nikki Haley: U.S. Won't Turn a Blind Eye to This Anymore

The Trump administration has put the United Nations on notice: it will no longer tolerate anti-Israel bias from the Security Council.

Posted here on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 04:05PM

What the Trump-Netanyahu Meeting Reveals About US and Israel's 'Strong Bond'

President Harry Truman made the United States the first country in the world to recognize the State of Israel when it was founded in 1948. Since that time, leaders in both nations have come and gone, but the two nations remain close friends and allies.

Posted here on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 04:04PM

President Trump Reaffirms Commitment to Israel at Press Conference

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu made his first trip to the White House of the Donald Trump presidency on Wednesday, the first face-to-face meeting for the two leaders since the president's inauguration last month.

Posted here on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 04:03PM

Iran Continues To Call For Israel's Destruction Despite Nuclear Deal

Iranian leaders' calls for Israel’s destruction have not abated at all in the 20 months since the Iranian nuclear deal was signed, meaning that those who claimed the deal would moderate Iranian attitudes were completely wrong, former Foreign Ministry director-general Dore Gold said on Wednesday.

Posted here on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 04:00PM

Ancient Snail Shells Used for Making Sacred Dye Found at Temple Mount Dig

Murex trunculus, a rock snail shell, believed to have been used in the process of making techelet, the blue dye for tzitzit (fringes) on prayer shawls, was recently discovered by the Singer family from Jerusalem

Posted here on Monday, February 20, 2017 at 03:56PM

Current Lord Balfour Celebrates Great-Grandfather’s 1917 Declaration

A century after the U.K. declared its support for the establishment of a national home for the Jewish people in Israel, the current Lord Balfour expressed pride in his great-grandfather’s “humanitarian act,” as Jewish leaders from around the world and some 700 Russian-speaking Jews from 18 European countries gathered in Windsor this weekend for the first-ever Limmud FSU (former Soviet Union) Europe regional conference in the U.K.