(July 30, 2019 / JNS) U.S. Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Mike Rounds (R-S.D.) introduced Tuesday a bill to require the U.S. State Department to investigate potential benefits of establishing a joint U.S.-Israel cybersecurity center. Were the center to be established, it would be to leverage the expertise of...
SOUTHAVEN, Miss. (AP) - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:39 pm | כ"ז תמוז תשע"טOfficers stand at the scene of a shooting inside a Walmart store Tuesday, July 30, 2019 in Southaven, Miss. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill)A gunman described as a disgruntled Walmart employee fatally shot two co-workers and wounded...
YERUSHALAYIM - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 2:40 pm | כ"ז תמוז תשע"טA view of the security fence in Shlomit, near the Gaza border. (Tomer Neuberg/Flash90)Out of concern over a possible terrorist attack from Gaza via northern Sinai, the IDF has held simulated evacuations of Israeli communities near the Gaza...
(JTA) — President Donald Trump commuted the sentence of an Israeli-born haredi Orthodox man in jail on first-time drug charges. The commutation of the 20-year prison sentence of Ronen Nahmani was announced by the White House on Monday. Nahmani was convicted in 2015 of distributing synthetic marijuana, known as Spice and...
(JTA) — Bipartisan legislation was introduced in the House of Representatives that will prioritize health care and nutrition services for Holocaust survivors. The bill, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act or “TIME for Holocaust Survivors Act,” was introduced earlier this month in the Senate. It increases the...
(July 30, 2019 / JNS) A bipartisan bill has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to prioritize health care for Holocaust survivors. Introduced on Thursday by 16 Democrats and nine Republicans, the Trauma-Informed Modernization of Eldercare for Holocaust Survivors Act, or the “TIME for Holocaust Survivors Act,” would help...
JERUSALEM (JTA) — David is the most popular name for a Jewish baby boy in Israel and Tamar for a Jewish baby girl. The name Muhammad is still the most common name given to newborns in Israel, mainly among Muslim boys, though it continues to decline in popularity, according...
Tired of praying to kings and patriarchy, Marcia Falk has created a new book of poems, blessings and art inspired by nature. Falk’s limited-edition “Inner East: Illuminated Poems and Blessings” pairs each written piece with one of her original paintings. The poems are in English and the blessings are...
(JTA) — Labeling a wine from the West Bank as a “Product of Israel” is misleading and deceptive, Canada’s federal court ruled. The court on Monday ordered the Canada Food Inspection Agency to review how the wines should be labeled. The decision was in response to a lawsuit filed by...
YERUSHALAYIM - Tuesday, July 30, 2019 at 1:28 pm | כ"ז תמוז תשע"ט(Reuters/Neil Hall)In response to reports of ethical abuses in the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), Switzerland said on Tuesday that it has suspended funding. Disclosure of an UNRWA internal investigation of serious wrongdoing at the agency’s highest...