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Saturday, June 6, 2020
Featured Column Ben CohenJNSJune 5, 2020 ‘Get your knee off our necks:’ Jews and the new civil-rights movement The Rev. Al Sharpton is an apt example of the painful contradictions between fighting racism and fighting anti-Semitism. news Is longtime pro-Israel congressman Eliot Engel in trouble? Jackson RichmanJNSJune 4, 2020 With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23. news Stranded at sea? A high-tech Israeli drone can save the day Yaakov LappinJNSJune 5, 2020 Israel defense company Elbit Systems has sold a version of its Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System to a Southeast Asian country that uses advanced radars and cameras to detect survivors in the water for life-saving search-and-rescue missions. brief Tehran violating restrictions under 2015 nuclear deal JNSJune 5, 2020 As of May 20, Iran’s overall stockpile of low-enriched uranium totaled 1.73 tons, compared to 1.1 tons on Feb. 19, according to the IAEA. feature ‘Peoplehood Coalition’ connects Diaspora with COVID-19 tech solutions from Israel Eliana RudeeJNSJune 5, 2020 Through online dialogue, meetings and webinars, Israelis share their innovative projects that can provide individuals and communities with ideas as they work to adapt to the coronavirus crisis in the short and long term. Featured Column Jonathan S. TobinJNSJune 5, 2020 Defund the police? Only if you’re willing to sacrifice Jewish security The obligation to pursue justice is not negotiable. Neither is the rule of law. Jews and all minorities need both to feel safe. news Amid criticism of Trump plan by leaders in Judea and Samaria, others see ‘historic opportunity’ despite flaws Josh HastenJNSJune 4, 2020 “While we share concerns over the details of the plan and how it will affect our day to day lives, we are cautiously optimistic about the application of sovereignty,” said a group of activists and leaders in Judea and Samaria. briefNetanyahu criticizes settlement leaders for anti-Trump comments briefJohnson reiterates his opposition to Netanyahu’s sovereignty plans briefPennsylvania senator sends personal letter to Netanyahu, Gantz opposing annexation brief Israeli in LA: Palestinians piggybacking on riots to wreck synagogues Hanan GreenwoodIsrael HayomJune 4, 2020 “I saw a PLO flag and them shouting to ‘free Palestine.’ I don’t think it was black protesters who did this damage,” says 41-year-old Los Angeles resident Eyal Dahan. briefRioters smash windows of kosher restaurant in DC Jackson Richman Follow our coverage: all our news, features and columns on the topic "Los Angeles" The Column Views on the news Publish your Column! Carin M. Smilk Day 33: Exit, stage yellow … Benjamin Weil A dose of sobering medication to Khamenei’s tweet Melanie Phillips Victim culture tears up Jewish moral norms Jonathan S. Tobin The stakes in redefining America as an evil country Yisrael Medad No four years, Mr. Trump! David Wurmser Israeli strategic infrastructure a battleground between the US and China Gabi Golenberg The need to boot BDS off college campuses Fiamma Nirenstein Looting American culture Jonathan S. Tobin Which rights take precedence in a pandemic turned civil crisis? Martin Sherman Duma guilt by conjecture? Daniel Greenfield ‘God is dead’: Leftist rioters vandalize churches and synagogues Yoram Ettinger The impact of the proposed Palestinian state on US interests Samuel H. Solomon Anti-Semitism: A global pandemic in the making Alex Joffe BESA Center After New York … Ethan Fine J Street’s ‘pro-Israel, pro-peace’ motto is a misnomer Ruthie Blum Owing the ultra-Orthodox an apology Jerold S. Auerbach Refugees forever Jonathan S. Tobin Outrage over the murder of George Floyd doesn’t justify intersectional myths Dan Diker and Khaled abu Toameh JCPA Mahmoud Abbas’s strategy of selective compliance Burak Bekdil Turkey’s selective amnesia Caroline Glick Yamina’s great opportunity to seize the reins Alan Baker Abbas’s latest tantrum David Suissa Can we keep the focus on George Floyd’s killer? Melanie Phillips Is the EU having second thoughts over its hostility towards the Jewish state? Mikael Virtanen Tawakkol Karman, Facebook’s Oversight Committee and anti-Israel rhetoric James Sinkinson FLAME ‘Annexation’ isn’t what will prevent peace Jonathan S. Tobin Whatever happened to the Emergency Committee for Israel? Ben Cohen Iran and Venezuela: The unshakeable alliance Gary Schiff Coronavirus and the elderly: Caring for our parents in their senior years Ken Abramowitz Shavuot and the rule of law James Dorsey Gulf Security: The Arab Gulf states have no good options Daniel Pipes What would Ben-Gurion do? Jonathan S. Tobin Who checks Twitter’s Trump fact-checkers? Reza Parchizadeh BESA Center Michel Foucault and Iran’s ayatollahs Eyal Zisser Abbas: The leader who cried wolf see more The Wire Latest from JNS and the Web June 5, 2020 briefTehran violating restrictions under 2015 nuclear deal jns June 5, 2020 briefAmbassador Craft reaffirms US call to extend UN arms embargo on Iran jns June 5, 2020 briefPennsylvania senator sends personal letter to Netanyahu, Gantz opposing annexation jns June 5, 2020 briefArab-Israeli MK tests positive for coronavirus as nationwide serological tests kick off jns June 5, 2020 briefJohnson reiterates his opposition to Netanyahu’s sovereignty plans jns June 5, 2020 briefFederal judge denies Madoff compassionate release from prison jns June 4, 2020 briefPelosi: Israeli ‘annexation’ of West Bank ‘undermines US national security interests’ jns June 4, 2020 briefRep. Eric Swalwell under fire for comparing Grenell to Nazi propaganda chief jns June 4, 2020 briefNetanyahu criticizes settlement leaders for anti-Trump comments jns June 4, 2020 briefIn protest over sovereignty, Palestinians refuse $190 million in taxes collected by Israel jns see more The Wire Latest from JNS and the Web June 5, 2020 briefTehran violating restrictions under 2015 nuclear deal jns June 5, 2020 briefAmbassador Craft reaffirms US call to extend UN arms embargo on Iran jns June 5, 2020 briefPennsylvania senator sends personal letter to Netanyahu, Gantz opposing annexation jns June 5, 2020 briefArab-Israeli MK tests positive for coronavirus as nationwide serological tests kick off jns June 5, 2020 briefJohnson reiterates his opposition to Netanyahu’s sovereignty plans jns June 5, 2020 briefFederal judge denies Madoff compassionate release from prison jns June 4, 2020 briefPelosi: Israeli ‘annexation’ of West Bank ‘undermines US national security interests’ jns June 4, 2020 briefRep. Eric Swalwell under fire for comparing Grenell to Nazi propaganda chief jns June 4, 2020 briefNetanyahu criticizes settlement leaders for anti-Trump comments jns June 4, 2020 briefIn protest over sovereignty, Palestinians refuse $190 million in taxes collected by Israel jns see more brief Ambassador Craft reaffirms US call to extend UN arms embargo on Iran JNSJune 5, 2020 “I’m stressing that Russia and China need to join a global consensus on Iran’s conduct. This is about the people—the people in the Middle East,” said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft. brief Federal judge denies Madoff compassionate release from prison JNSJune 5, 2020 Following a request to be released early, 520 of his victims wrote to the court with 96 percent of them objecting to such a move. brief Arab-Israeli MK tests positive for coronavirus as nationwide serological tests kick off JNSJune 5, 2020 The news came as the country experienced an increase in new cases, particularly centered around school environments. brief10,000 Israelis quarantined, 43 schools closed following COVID-19 spike As the number of fresh cases continues to rise, health and education officials consider shuttering the school system for the rest of the academic year. brief Pelosi: Israeli ‘annexation’ of West Bank ‘undermines US security interests’ JNSJune 4, 2020 Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi also accused U.S. President Donald Trump of “acquiescence” amid the rise in anti-Semitism in the United States and abroad. brief In protest over sovereignty, Palestinians refuse $190 million in taxes collected by Israel JNSJune 4, 2020 The decision was taken “in compliance with the leadership decision to stop all forms of coordination with Israel,” says Palestinian government spokesman Ibrahim Melhem. brief Rep. Eric Swalwell under fire for comparing Grenell to Nazi propaganda chief JNSJune 4, 2020 “While political rhetoric can get heated, there is no excuse for ugly comparisons to one of the worst monsters in human history,” said Republican Jewish Coalition national chairman and former Sen. Norm Coleman (R-Minn.) in a statement. brief US court finds Iran and Syria liable for Palestinian attacks in Israel JNSJune 3, 2020 No amount of damages has yet been decided, and it will likely be challenging for the plaintiffs to receive financial compensation. feature As pandemic uncertainties continue, summer gets a dose of virtual camp Howard BlasJNSJune 3, 2020 Say hello to Camp Yalla, which will bring entertainment and connections to kids in the most modern of ways. briefBoot Camp takes summer to new level, improves online user experience “Camp isn’t only a place, it’s a philosophy,” says Carine Warsawski, founder of Trybal Gatherings. brief Israel successfully tests state-of-the-art LORA missile system JNSJune 3, 2020 "More good news for the citizens of Israel, and more bad news for Israel’s enemies,” says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. brief Iranian TV airs anti-Israel video titled ‘COVID 1948’ MEMRIJune 4, 2020 “Like coronavirus, Israel should be fought by boosting our abilities; we must rid the world of this virus forever.” brief Turkey opens new Islamic center near Western Wall Nadav Shragai and Yori YalonIsrael HayomJune 4, 2020 The center, reportedly known as the “Khan Abu Khadija,” was renovated by the Turkish government aid organization TIKA, which has been investing heavily in eastern Jerusalem in recent years. news Iran ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ in cyber attack on Israeli water system Yaakov LappinJNSJune 2, 2020 The reported Israeli retaliation will give the Islamic Republic reason to think twice before launching a new cyber attack on Israeli civilian targets, according to Israeli defense experts. briefHundreds of Israelis’ personal data published online by hackers The cyber security researcher on the case says that the breach is part of a coordinated campaign against the Jewish state. briefReport: Iran attempted to raise chlorine in Israel’s water supply to dangerous levels Had the cyber attack on an Israeli pumping station in April succeeded, hundreds of Israelis would have fallen ill, claims a foreign official. brief‘Failed cyber attack on Israel was designed to trigger a humanitarian disaster’ Inon Ben Shushan Israel Hayom The suspected Iranian attack earlier this month marks the start of a “new era” in cyber warfare, says Israel National Cyber Directorate head Yigal Unna. feature Palestinians, Jordan are bluffing on Israeli sovereignty, say former US officials Ariel Ben SolomonJNSJune 2, 2020 Both parties are “showing weakness" and "busy taking themselves hostage” with their reactions to the Israeli move, says former Cheney adviser David Wurmser. briefSenior Palestinian official: ‘Our only option is to sever ties with Israel and the US’ MEMRI PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat: Trump peace plan “the most biased plan in the political history of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.” newsHow worried should Israel be about the Arab response on extending sovereignty? Israel Kasnett Jordan’s King Abdullah has warned of a “massive conflict,” alluding to chaos and extremism in the region, though he stopped short of saying he would cancel its peace treaty with the Jewish state. briefUAE: Israel should not annex West Bank territory "Continued Israeli talk of annexing Palestinian lands must stop," tweeted UAE Minister of State for Foreign Affairs Anwar Gargash. news Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls JNSJune 2, 2020 “Since late antiquity, there has been almost complete uniformity of the biblical text. A Torah scroll in a synagogue in Kiev would be virtually identical to one in Sydney. By contrast, in Qumran, we find in the very same cave different versions of the same book,” said Professor Noam Mizrahi. news Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting Jackson RichmanJNSJune 1, 2020 “Looting, defacing and damaging property only serve to diminish the cause of justice, and do nothing to address the root causes of racism that should concern all of us,” said Simon Wiesenthal Center executive director Rabbi Meyer May. briefLA city councilmember condemns targeting of Jewish institutions during protests Ariel Sobel Jewish Journal “Under the guise of protest, some advanced their anti-Semitic agenda,” said Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz. briefJewish pharmacist gets store opened after looting by Floyd protesters Kylie Ora Lobell Jewish Journal “I’ve been broken into before, but to watch people viciously destroy your store for no reason is a whole different ballgame,” says L.A. pharmacy owner Jonathan Friedman. feature Grassroots effort to make ‘Never Again’ resound in classrooms across America Jackson RichmanJNSJune 1, 2020 By “giving educators the tools they need to teach about the Holocaust and the dangers of anti-Semitism and hate, I believe we can stop anti-Semitism before it starts,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who introduced the newly signed Never Again Education Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. briefTrump signs into law the Never Again Education Act Jackson Richman “Our children are not born with hate in their hearts, and by providing educators with the tools they need to teach about the Holocaust, we can ensure they never learn it,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.). JNS Promo+ Featured Webinars JNS is partnering with pro-Israel organizations to promote relevant Webinars and recorded lectures on current events during the Coronavirus crisis. JNS Promo+Erdogan and the former Ottoman territories, including Jerusalem Thursday, May 21, 2020 at 12 p.m. Eastern — How does Turkey see its role in the former Ottoman territories? Find out how President Erdogan’s Turkish nationalism mixes potently with Islamism on Thursday’s conference call. JNS Promo+Lecture: Understanding and Analyzing Israel’s Reopening Plan Together Thursday, May 21, 2020 | 11AM EDT - Understanding and Analyzing Israel’s Reopening Plan Together – Everything You Need to Know About How Israel is Bringing Its Economy Back Online After COVID-19, presented by UJA’s Israel Engagement. 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A high-tech Israeli drone can save the day Yaakov LappinJune 5, 2020 Israel defense company Elbit Systems has sold a version of its Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial System to a Southeast Asian country that uses advanced radars and cameras to detect survivors in the water for life-saving search-and-rescue missions. news Is longtime pro-Israel congressman Eliot Engel in trouble? Jackson RichmanJune 4, 2020 With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23. news Amid criticism of Trump plan by leaders in Judea and Samaria, others see ‘historic opportunity’ despite flaws Josh HastenJune 4, 2020 “While we share concerns over the details of the plan and how it will affect our day to day lives, we are cautiously optimistic about the application of sovereignty,” said a group of activists and leaders in Judea and Samaria. feature As pandemic uncertainties continue, summer gets a dose of virtual camp Howard BlasJune 3, 2020 Say hello to Camp Yalla, which will bring entertainment and connections to kids in the most modern of ways. news Iran ‘opened a Pandora’s box’ in cyber attack on Israeli water system Yaakov LappinJune 2, 2020 The reported Israeli retaliation will give the Islamic Republic reason to think twice before launching a new cyber attack on Israeli civilian targets, according to Israeli defense experts. news Using DNA technology, Israeli researchers discern new clues to piece together Dead Sea Scrolls June 2, 2020 “Since late antiquity, there has been almost complete uniformity of the biblical text. A Torah scroll in a synagogue in Kiev would be virtually identical to one in Sydney. By contrast, in Qumran, we find in the very same cave different versions of the same book,” said Professor Noam Mizrahi. news First Israeli nonprofit bank raises $30 million for coronavirus assistance in Israel Eliana RudeeJune 2, 2020 “The financial damage done by the pandemic is immense, and despite having just raised $30 million, we will still need to raise an additional $70 million to begin to meet the full scope of demand that exists,” said Sagi Balasha, CEO of the Ogen Group. feature Palestinians, Jordan are bluffing on Israeli sovereignty, say former US officials Ariel Ben SolomonJune 2, 2020 Both parties are “showing weakness" and "busy taking themselves hostage” with their reactions to the Israeli move, says former Cheney adviser David Wurmser. feature Grassroots effort to make ‘Never Again’ resound in classrooms across America Jackson RichmanJune 1, 2020 By “giving educators the tools they need to teach about the Holocaust and the dangers of anti-Semitism and hate, I believe we can stop anti-Semitism before it starts,” said Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), who introduced the newly signed Never Again Education Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. news How worried should Israel be about the Arab response on extending sovereignty? Israel KasnettJune 1, 2020 Jordan’s King Abdullah has warned of a “massive conflict,” alluding to chaos and extremism in the region, though he stopped short of saying he would cancel its peace treaty with the Jewish state. feature First international Dead Sea photo competition attracts global attention Eliana RudeeJune 1, 2020 Among the 3,500-plus photographers participating in the Israeli-initiated challenge were photographers from the Palestinian Authority, Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait. news Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting Jackson RichmanJune 1, 2020 “Looting, defacing and damaging property only serve to diminish the cause of justice, and do nothing to address the root causes of racism that should concern all of us,” said Simon Wiesenthal Center executive director Rabbi Meyer May. feature Netanyahu: ‘The Palestinians have to concede, not Israel’ Amnon LordIsrael HayomJune 1, 2020 In a special interview, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu talks about his legal troubles, Israeli sovereignty, the coronavirus crisis and Iran. feature Video art by Israeli students light up Times Square during pandemic Shiryn GhermezianMay 28, 2020 “The effect is absurdly stronger when the area is empty. When the area is busy, people don’t really pay attention,” says ZAZ Corner curator Tzili Charney. Load more