Jewish Agency cancels Netanyahu dinner following Western Wall decision

JERUSALEM (TPS) — The Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors cancelled a dinner with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, scheduled for Monday night, to protest Sunday’s Cabinet decision to nix an agreement to create a non-Orthodox prayer space at the Western Wall to allow for egalitarian prayer services.

Also Monday, members of the...
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Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt after Netanyahu meeting: Making peace will ‘take time’

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Arriving at an Israeli-Palestinian peace will “take time,” President Donald Trump’s top two negotiators said after meeting with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“The United States officials and Israeli leadership underscored that forging peace will take time and stressed the importance of doing everything possible to create...
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Israel cuts electricity supply to Gaza for 3rd day per Abbas request

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israel cut the electricity it supplies to the Gaza Strip for the third day, honoring a request by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

The cuts to Gaza City and southern Gaza were made Wednesday, amounting to a 30 percent cut over the past three days.

Gaza residents...
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Jared Kushner visits home of Israeli policewoman killed in terror attack

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Jared Kushner upon arriving in Israel on Wednesday visited the family of an Israeli border policewoman stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist.

Kushner, a senior adviser to President Donald Trump as well as the president’s Jewish son-in-law, is in Israel to lead the Trump administration’s push...
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Ehud Olmert suffers suspected heart attack in prison

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, currently serving a 27-month prison sentence for corruption, was rushed to the hospital Tuesday with a suspected heart attack.

Olmert experienced chest pains and felt ill. After being examined by a prison doctor, he was transferred to Tel Hashomer Hospital near...
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2 arrested in connection with last Friday’s deadly attack

(TPS) — Israel Police arrested two people in connection with last Friday’s murder of Border Police Staff Sgt. Hadas Malka at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem, Israel Police said Wednesday. One of the detainees is the mother of one of the terrorists.

Malka was stabbed to death shortly before sundown, as...
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Donald Trump Jr. condemns BBC for ‘misleading’ tweet about Jerusalem attack

WASHINGTON (JTA) — In several tweets, Donald Trump Jr. condemned the BBC for a tweet that a number of observers had criticized as biased against Israel.

The BBC tweet, coming Friday night after two simultaneous terror attacks in Jerusalem left an Israeli border policewoman mortally wounded, read “Three Palestinians killed after...
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Kushner, Greenblatt expected back for renewed diplomatic effort


Senior advisers to US President Donald Trump will visit Jerusalem and Ramallah this week to revive peace talks, a White House official confirmed today. Middle East Envoy Jason Greenblatt is expected to arrive sometime Monday, followed by Senior White House Adviser Jared Kushner on Wednesday.

“Excited to...
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Expert: Cancelling terror payouts would be ‘political suicide’ for Abbas

(TPS) — Cancelling payments to the families of Palestinian terrorists would be “political suicide” for Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, a retired IDF intelligence officer and noted commentator on Palestinian affairs said Sunday.

Lt. Col. (res.) Alon Eviatar, a former intelligence in the illustrious Unit 8200, the Israel Defense Force’s...
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Israeli Arab transgender beauty queen opens up about her story


WASHINGTON, D.C. (JTA) — The Israeli Embassy marked LGBT Pride Month with a reception for Jewish and Israeli activists and leaders.

About 100 people attended the event, which featured an address by Talleen Abu Hana, an Arab Christian from Nazareth who won the first Miss Trans Israel beauty...
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