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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Donald Trump meet at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.
The Trump administration announced on Thursday that the president will take time to speak with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on the sidelines at the U.N. General Assembly meeting next week in New York. The scheduled discussion comes in the midst of tensions between Israel and Russia over the downing of a Russian plane by Syria, an attack that was initially blamed...
Prepping for the High Holidays. Credit: Pixabay.
Police released security footage of a man in a dark shirt walking to the New Synagogue in Gdansk, Poland, and throwing a stone into a window during Yom Kippur services. Authorities appealed to anybody who recognizes the man to contact police. The city’s mayor, Pawel Adamowicz,  said he was “appalled,” especially because it took place during the prayers of Yom Kippur....
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas at a meeting of the executive committee of the Palestine Liberation Organization in the city of Ramallah in the West Bank, on Feb. 13, 2017. Photo by Flash90.
In response to PMW’s report that the Palestinian Authority had named two schools after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, Belgium reacted promptly by severing all financial support to the P.A. Ministry of Education. PMW exposed that Belgium had forced the P.A. to rename a school funded by the Belgian government due to it being named after a terrorist, but on the very same day, the...
Pope Francis greeting Chief Rabbi Riccardo Shemuel Di Segni on his January 2016 visit to the Synagogue of Rome.
“I am pleased to extend my sincere best wishes to you and to the Jewish Community of Rome”, Pope Francis said in a letter addressed to Rome’s Chief Rabbi, Riccardo Shemuel Di Segni. The occasion for the Pope’s greeting is three-fold: Rosh Hashanah celebrated from September 9-11, Yom Kippur celebrated on September 18 and 19, and Sukkot which begins on September 23 and ends on...
Prime Minister of the United Kingdom Theresa May. Credit: U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Jette Carr/Department of Defense.
British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed on Monday to eliminate the “scourge of anti-Semitism,” apparently referencing Jeremy Corbyn, who has been accused of fomenting anti-Semitic and anti-Israel sentiment in the Labour Party, which he leads. May also promised to remain an outspoken ally of Israel. “I stand with the UJIA. I stand with Israel as the homeland of the Jewish people,” May said...
A Russian Su-24 fighter jet. On Nov. 24, a Turkish F-16 fighter jet shot down a Russian Su-24 (not the one pictured here) near the Turkish-Syrian border, igniting the current tensions between Russia and Turkey. Credit: Alexander Mishin via Wikimedia Commons.
Russia is blaming Israel after Syria, its ally, shot down a Russian plane on Monday, killing 15 Russian troops. Footage of the event shows bombs exploding while air-defense rockets launch upwards. No video from the event has demonstrated a successful interception. The Israeli Air Force confirmed the attack via Twitter on Tuesday, expressing sympathy for the Russian losses but blamed Syria’s...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Amid shared concerns over Iran’s regional aggression among other interests, Israel and Turkey have been attempting to mend relations with one another despite their subtle differences, according to an Israeli media report on Monday. Were the latest discussions to mark progress, both nations would return their respective ambassadors in early October, according to the daily Yediot Achronot. Such a move would occur...
Ismail Haniyeh, who heads the Hamas government in Gaza, visits a computer center for children in Gaza City on Oct. 13, 2008. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash 90.
An Israeli human-rights organization has filed a request at the International Criminal Court (ICC) at The Hague, asking the organization to investigate Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh for exploiting thousands of Palestinian children in the terror organization’s quest to destroy Israel. The Jerusalem Institute of Justice brought testimonies to the court showing that Hamas used children under the age of 15...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.
The European Union passed a resolution on Thursday condemning Israel and instructing the country not to demolish the Bedouin neighborhood of Khan al-Ahmar, whose 180 residents Israel wants to relocate. The final tally was 320 votes in favor and 277 against, with 34 abstentions. Unlike the E.U. legislature’s previous resolutions dealing with the Israeli-Arab conflict, this one did not receive the backing from...
Israel's Sagi Muki (second from left) receives the gold medal on the podium after winning in the men's under 81-kg weight category during the European Judo Championship in Tel Aviv on April 27, 2018. Photo by Roy Alima/Flash90.
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. The federation had canceled competitions in Tunisia and Abu Dhabi after those locations had discriminated against Israeli judokas. “The historic decision will allow all nations, including Israel, to...

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