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German Palestinian assoc. slams Abbas’ ‘antisemitic’ Holocaust remarks

German Palestinian assoc. slams Abbas’ ‘antisemitic’ Holocaust remarks

In an unusual move, the main Palestinian lobby group in Germany condemned what it called “antisemitic” remarks by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas about the Holocaust. The German-Palestinian Society, or DPG, in a statement Tuesday said it “dissociates itself clearly and unequivocally” from the remarks by Abbas. Be the first […]

‘Time to celebrate‘ U.S. embassy move, says CBN head

‘Time to celebrate‘ U.S. embassy move, says CBN head

It may have been destiny – or prophecy – that orchestrated US President Donald Trump to move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, the same year as Israel’s 70th anniversary. But whatever conviction one holds regarding the forces that created such apt timing for this event, Christian Broadcasting Network’s CEO, Gordon […]

Head of premilitary academy steps down after deadly excursion

Head of premilitary academy steps down after deadly excursion

Yuval Kahan, principal of the Bnei Zion pre-military academy in Tel Aviv, announced his resignation on Wednesday, a week after 10 of his students died during a field trip to the South. The students drowned in a flash flood, amid questions over why the trip went ahead despite the severe […]

Advisor: Abbas ‘doesn‘t personally‘ believe remarks about European Jews

Advisor: Abbas ‘doesn‘t personally‘ believe remarks about European Jews

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas does not personally maintain that Jews were massacred in Europe for centuries because of their “social role related to usury and banks,” a senior Palestinian official said on Wednesday. In a long speech on Monday in front of a top Palestine Liberation Organization body in […]

Israel‘s defense sales grew 40 percent over past year

Israel‘s defense sales grew 40 percent over past year

Israel‘s military exports rose by 40 percent in 2017, bringing in $9.2 billion in contracts, marking the third consecutive year of increased defense exports, Sibat, the military exports unit of the Defense Ministry, said Wednesday. "This is a significant achievement for the Israeli defense export, which attests, above all, to […]

Farmland in flames as Gaza protests give rise to ‘kite terrorism‘

Farmland in flames as Gaza protests give rise to ‘kite terrorism‘

Terrorists from Gaza used a kite-bomb to attack Israeli territory, resulting in a fire in a barley field near Kibbutz Be‘eri on Wednesday morning. Workers in the agricultural company Moshavim ha-Negev — an organization which is part of the regional councils of Merchavim and Sdot Negev — found another burning […]

EU calls Abbas Holocaust remarks ‘unacceptable‘

EU calls Abbas Holocaust remarks ‘unacceptable‘

BRUSSELS – The European Union‘s foreign service condemned remarks on the Holocaust by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas as "unacceptable," echoing . In strikingly blunt language from Brussels, the European External Action Service said in a statement: "The speech Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas delivered on 30 April contained unacceptable remarks concerning […]

Rabbi berates D.C. Council for not censuring members

Rabbi berates D.C. Council for not censuring members

A city council meeting in Washington was disrupted on Tuesday morning when a local rabbi began berating those in attendance for not censuring two city officials over their antisemitic behavior. Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld, spiritual leader of the Orthodox Ohev Sholom synagogue in Washington, entered the meeting wearing a tallit on […]

K‘s Choice triumphant return to ‘second home‘ Tel Aviv

K‘s Choice triumphant return to ‘second home‘ Tel Aviv

The memo that rock ‘n’ roll is dead apparently didn’t reach the capacity crowd at the Barby Club in Tel Aviv Tuesday night, or the band they came to see. arrived in their “second home” of Israel, as lead singer Sarah Bettens put it, to mark their 25th anniversary with […]

Miss Israel 2018: Nikol Reznikov

Miss Israel 2018: Nikol Reznikov

The tiara has exchanged hands once again, as the 2018 Miss Israel – Nikol Reznikov – was crowned on Tuesday night. Reznikov, an 18-year-old high school student from Afula, won the top prize in the competition, which was hosted by Ynet and La‘isha magazine. The young woman said in her […]