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Internal Report: Majority of IDF Soldiers Don’t Expect Support from Commanders in Case of...

14 Tevet 5777 – January 12, 2017
Only 61% of combat soldiers say they are pleased with their commanders. In 2014 the figure was 65%, in 2012 76%.

Michigan Becomes 16th State to Officially Outlaw BDS

Michigan passes a law barring the state from contracts with those who boycott a strategic partner of the United States.

Trump Says Cyber Defense A Priority: ‘We’re Hacked By Everybody’

14 Tevet 5777 – January 11, 2017
US President-elect Donald Trump is making cyber defense a priority in his new administration, citing hacking by Russia and China to show why it's needed.

N. California Conference Prepares High School Students to Combat On-Campus Anti-Semitism, BDS

Club Z began as a quick study group for a few teens that wanted to arm themselves with accurate information about Israel and the Middle East conflict.

First Synagogue in 500 Years to Open in Palermo, Sicily

The move comes as a growing number of people throughout Sicily are rediscovering their Jewish roots.

‘Don’t Put Her Back in the Cage’ – Supreme Court Enjoins Rabbi from Voiding...

Supreme Court Justice Elyakim Rubinstein called an appeal to a rabbinic court to withdraw an exceptional-process divorce-get given to an Aguna 'inappropriate.'

FBI on the Case of Coordinated 16 JCC Bomb Threats

So far the FBI has not mentioned suspects, motive, or a theory as to why the callers targeted Jewish centers in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic and South.

Jewish Group Screens ‘Jerusalem Eternal Capital of Israel’ on UNESCO’s Paris Headquarters

They also issued 'An open letter to the President of the French Republic,' which 'draws attention to France's harmful role vis-à-vis the island of stability and democracy in the Middle East.'

#ShameOnTheUN Thursday Rally to Send Message on Coming Resolutions

The rally will take place amidst rumors that the Paris conference will result in recognition of a Palestinian state, which will be followed by a UN Security Council resolution confirming the statehood.

Morocco Bans Burqas, Probably for Security Reasons

Representatives of the Moroccan Interior Ministry visited markets to hand-deliver the written notices to vendors and tailors.

Report: US Ambassador To Israel May Work Sans Embassy in Jerusalem

13 Tevet 5777 – January 10, 2017
What do you call a Consulate if the Ambassador works and lives there full time in residence?

Justice Minister Shaked: Our Father Abraham Purchased This Place With A Valid Legal Document

"It is obvious the Jewish community has every right to be here, including by right of purchase," Justice Minister Shaked said while touring Hebron.

Netanyahu to AIPAC Leaders: We Have Solid Evidence Obama Orchestrated UNSC Resolution

In 1994 US envoy to the UN Madeleine Albright insisted on a paragraph-by-paragraph UNSC vote, to edit out language saying Jerusalem was occupied territory.

Hillary Helps Trump Hire Son-in-Law Jared Kushner as White House Adviser

The anti-nepotism law defines "Public official" to include the president, and "relative" to include son-in-law, which poses a challenge to Kushner's appointment.

With Obama’s Approval, Russia Selling 130 Tons of Uranium to Iran

The agreements had been kept secret for almost a year, and were publicized only because the Trump administration indicated it was planning to go public with them.

Netanyahu Skips Knesset Session, Cancels Trip to Davos World Economic Forum

12 Tevet 5777 – January 9, 2017
PM Netanyahu says he's not going to Davos this year, cancelled an appearance at a Knesset Committee meeting and said he's busy working to prevent another UNSC resolution.

EU Belatedly Condemns Terror Attack, ‘As Well As Any Praise or Incitement for Terrorist...

The EU statement condemning Sunday's terror attack in Jerusalem was dated 5 pm that day, but wasn't emailed until more than 18 hours later.

Namibians Suing Germany for 1904 Genocide

'The only difference [between the Jewish Holocaust and our own] is that the Jews are white and we are black,' said Herero chief Sam Kambazembi.

Knesset Committee Hears Diaspora Jewish Students Won’t Support Israel in US, Europe, Fearing Anti-Semitism

Canada's former Justice Minister, said the current level of anti-Semitism 'is the highest in 40 years, and includes the rejection of Israel's right to exist at all, and the portrayal of Israel as a monster and enemy of mankind.'

Maryland Jewish Couple Gets Nazi Note on Windshield after Hanging Black Lives Matter Flag

The Franklins woke up to discover a crumpled anti-Semitic note–all caps–on their car windshield, with a yellow star and the word 'Jude,' Nazi style.

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