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Singaporean fund to invest in Israeli startups

Singaporean fund to invest in Israeli startups

Singapore skyline. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) A fund backed by the government of Singapore and holding $200 million is planning to invest directly in Israel technology startup companies…

Palestinians to file ‘war crime’ ICC case against Israel April 1

Palestinians to file ‘war crime’ ICC case against Israel April 1

Logo of the ICC. Credit: Wikimedia Commons. (JNS.org) Palestinians plan to file the first “war crime” case against Israel with the International Criminal Court (ICC) on April 1,…

HIKIND: “Where in the world is Hillary Clinton? Why has she not revealed her position regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress?”

HIKIND: “Where in the world is Hillary Clinton? Why has she not revealed her position regarding Prime Minister Netanyahu’s speech before Congress?”

“No American leader should be silent at a time like this. The issue at hand literally regards life and death.” NY State Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn) is wondering…

Black pastors urge CBC not to skip Netanyahu speech

Black pastors urge CBC not to skip Netanyahu speech

By Valerie Richardson The message from a dozen prominent black pastors this week to the Congressional Black Caucus was loud and clear: Don’t skip out on Israeli Prime…

In Speech Before ‘the Speech,’ Bibi Says Tension Won’t Harm US-Israel Alliance

In Speech Before ‘the Speech,’ Bibi Says Tension Won’t Harm US-Israel Alliance

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addresses the 2015 American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference on March 2. Photo: Maxine Dovere. JNS.org – A day before his much-debated…

Official: In Congress Speech, Netanyahu Will Pose Questions That May Delay Nuclear Deal

Official: In Congress Speech, Netanyahu Will Pose Questions That May Delay Nuclear Deal

PM Netanyahu at a previous speech to Congress. Photo: Avi Ohayon/GPO. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu knows what’s in a potential nuclear agreement with Iran and will ask…

Israel Foils Gaza Smuggling Ring Helping Hamas Rebuild Terror Infrastructure

Israel Foils Gaza Smuggling Ring Helping Hamas Rebuild Terror Infrastructure

Israel says it foiled a Gaza ring smuggling materials to Hamas. Photo: Twitter. An Israeli-Palestinian smuggling ring funneled iron, electronic equipment and other prohibited materials to Gaza, bypassing…

Deal or no deal? Iran nuclear talks deadline hovers over AIPAC conference

Deal or no deal? Iran nuclear talks deadline hovers over AIPAC conference

Click photo to download. Caption: U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (in center, left side) prepares to sit down with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif (in center,…

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The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos

The Case of the Shalach Manos that was Baked on Shabbos

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman A reader recently posed the following question: If a person purposely…

HIKIND & DASKAL DISCUSS PURIM SAFETY ISSUES

HIKIND & DASKAL DISCUSS PURIM SAFETY ISSUES

Assemblyman Hikind (D-Brooklyn) and Yanky Daskal, the founder and coordinator of the Boro Park Shomrim,…

Rabbinical Council of America Calls for Bipartisan Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

Rabbinical Council of America Calls for Bipartisan Attendance at Netanyahu’s Speech to Congress

The Rabbinical Council of America, the largest organization of Orthodox rabbis in North America, calls…

Israeli PM Netanyahu Prays at Western Wall on Eve of Departure for US

Israeli PM Netanyahu Prays at Western Wall on Eve of Departure for US

Prime Minister Netanyahu at the Western Wall. Photo: GPO. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited…

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites

German Police Step Up Security Measures at Jewish Community Sites

A German police car. Photo: Wikipedia. Police in the German city of Bremen warned Saturday…

Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Jewish actor Leonard Nimoy, Spock of ‘Star Trek,’ dies at 83

Leonard Nimoy, at the 2011 Phoenix Comicon in Phoenix, Ariz., gives his Vulcan hand gesture…

Stout Beer and Six Hours

Stout Beer and Six Hours

By Rabbi Yair Hoffman There is beer – and there is stout beer. Stout beer…

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

Madonna Speaks Out Against Antisemitism, Says Europe ‘Feels Like Nazi Germany’

Madonna likened Europe to Nazi Germany in a recent interview. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. The Guardian…


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