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Daily Archives: July 16, 2019

UNRWA mandate comes up for renewal: an opportunity for UNRWA Policy Change

The professional staff of Israel Resource News Agency at the Center for Near East Policy Research (www.IsraelBehindTheNews.com) has, since August 1, 2000 , translated and examined the new school books issued by the Palestinian Authority...
JNS editor and chief Jonathan S. Tobin (left) as part of a panel of speakers at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism in Washington, D.C., July 15, 2019. Source: Screenshot.

How anti-Zionists legitimize anti-Semitism

(The following are adapted remarks by JNS editor in chief Jonathan S. Tobin, which were delivered at the U.S. Department of Justice Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism on July 15, 2019.) It’s an honor to be...
Protesters from the “yellow vests” movement in France yell anti-Semitic profanities at Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut on Feb. 16, 2019. Credit: Screenshot.

‘Yellow-vest’ protester convicted for attack on Jewish philosopher Finkielkraut

A man who was put on trial for an anti-Semitic attack on Jewish philosopher Alain Finkielkraut was found guilty and given a two-month suspended sentence on Friday, French media reported over the weekend. The attacker, a 36-year-old man...
Tel Aviv beach and promenade, July 30, 2012. Credit: Israel Tourism Bureau via Wikimedia Commons.

Survey: 93% of tourists to Israel in 2018 had a ‘good to excellent’ time...

A whopping 93% of tourists who visited Israel in 2018 rated their experience as “good to excellent,” according to the annual Israel Tourism Ministry Inbound Tourism Survey, released on Sunday. Among the 15,000 tourists surveyed,...
Likud Knesset Member Ofir Akunis speaks at the Knesset on May 20, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Israeli science minister: ‘Likud will not turn Israel into a state run by Jewish...

Speaking to Israel Radio on Tuesday, Israel’s Science and Technology Minister Ofir Akunis said that the Likud Party under Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would not lend a hand to turning Israel into a state...
A view of the Dome of the Rock and Jerusalem's Old City as seen from the Mount of Olives on April 30, 2018. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Archaeologists find fabled Crusader moat outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls

Archaeologists have discovered an 11th-century moat just outside Jerusalem’s Old City walls—the first hard evidence of a fabled Crusader siege against the city 920 years ago. Attested to in several historical documents, many scholars...
False Cape State Park, Virginia Beach, Va. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Body turns up of rabbi who saved student from drowning

A body believed to be of a rabbi who went missing in the ocean in Virginia Beach while saving a student was found on Sunday by search and rescue volunteers. Rabbi Reuven Bauman, a 35-year-old...
Roger Waters of the rock group Pink Floyd. Credit: Jethro/Wikimedia Commons.

DC suburb reschedules showing of anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters

After postponing a screening of an anti-Israel documentary narrated by pro-BDS activist and former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters, the Maryland municipality of Takoma Park, a suburb of Washington, D.C., has rescheduled the showing for next...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden departing Israel following a 2016 visit. Credit: Matty Stern/US Embassy of Tel Aviv.

Booker, Biden, Gillibrand wouldn’t move US embassy in Jerusalem if elected president

U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand, and former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, have said that if elected president in 2020, each of them would keep the U.S. embassy in Israel in Jerusalem, despite criticizing U.S. President...
Former pro-basketball players and friends Mike Sweetney (left) and Tamir Goodman (center) at basketball camp in Israel. Credit: Courtesy.

Former NBA player Mike Sweetney: Life on the rebound

Mike Sweetney had it all. Named the best high school basketball player in the Washington, D.C., area in 2000, he then joined the list of star centers for Georgetown University. At Georgetown, he averaged 18.2...

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