‘I love New York a lot’: Naftali Bennett spends Jewish holiday at an Upper East Side synagogue after UN speech

(JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett had a homecoming of sorts on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Monday evening. Observing the holiday of Shemini Atzeret, the final holiday of the Jewish fall festivals, Bennett visited Kehilath Jeshurun, the Orthodox synagogue he and his wife Galit attended when they lived in the neighborhood in the early […]

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IDF kills at least 4 Palestinian terror operatives in West Bank arrest raid; 2 Israeli soldiers wounded

(JTA) — The Israel Defense Forces killed at least four Palestinians during an operation to arrest terrorist operatives in the West Bank. Two Israelis were seriously wounded by friendly fire in the operation overnight between Saturday and Sunday, though their condition is improving, according to the Israeli publication Ynet. Four of the Palestinians killed were […]

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‘Yes, I wept’: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez explains her ‘present’ vote on Iron Dome, and the tears that followed

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the progressive congresswoman from New York, said she changed her vote from “no” to “present” on a bill for special funding for Israel’s anti-missile Iron Dome defense system because of the “panic and horror” that seized the moment. Ocasio-Cortez could be seen weeping on the floor of Congress Thursday after […]

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More than 30 countries stay away from UN anniversary marking Durban conference

(JTA) — More than 30 countries sat out the United Nations commemoration of the 2001 Durban conference, notorious among Jewish groups for devolving into antisemitism and virulent anti-Israel activism. “Thank you for your withdrawal from the 20th anniversary event of the UN’s Durban Conference,” Israel’s foreign ministry tweeted on Wednesday as country delegations, already in […]

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Israel Defense Forces officer will be reprimanded after injuring and teargassing left-wing activists in West Bank

(JTA) — An officer from the Israel Defense Forces will be reprimanded after he was filmed injuring and teargassing left-wing activists in the West Bank, with one video showing him kneeling on an activist’s neck. Multiple Israeli politicians condemned the officer’s conduct, with one defending it. The activists were attempting to bring water to a […]

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