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Hurricane Maria Becomes ‘Potentially Catastrophic’ Category 5 Storm

US President Donald Trump declared an emergency in the U.S. Virgin Islands and ordered federal assistance to supplement response efforts there, ahead of Maria.

Permanent US Military Base to Open in Southern Israel

The new U.S. air base will “improve our defense, in discovery and interception, and in preparedness," said IAF Brig. Gen. Tzvika Haimovitch.

Watch: US Pres. Trump Believes Peace Can Happen Between Israel, Palestinian Authority

"Most people would say there’s no chance whatsoever; I actually think with the capability of Bibi and frankly the other side I really think we have a chance. "

Houston Church Rejects Volunteer Worker for Being Jewish (and Lesbian)

"TODAY, I was 'FIRED' from volunteering because I identify as Jewish (discovering my Jewish heritage recently)."

White House Practicing Bigotry of Low Expectations Regarding PA’s Commitment to Peace

A senior White House official performed a familiar juggling act saying the administration was optimistic about the peace process in general, but no one expects a breakthrough or even tangible progress this week.

King Abdullah Tells US Jews Relations with Israel depend on Resolving Embassy Investigation

163 passports belonging Jordanian citizens who requested a visa to Israel are locked away in a safe of the shuttered Israeli embassy in Jordan.

COGAT Reports in NY On Peace-Building Gestures to Palestinian Authority

Israeli officials shared a list with Christian clergymen of peacemaking initiatives carried out for the benefit of the Palestinian Authority this summer. There's been no reciprocal gesture from Ramallah, however.

Ayatollah Khamenei Warns Against “Any Wrong Move” on Nuclear Deal

“The Iranian nation is standing firm and any wrong move by the domineering regime regarding the [nuclear deal] will face the reaction of the Islamic Republic.”
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NY Museum Creates Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Gutter and Schloss answer in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Report: Netanyahu to Present Amendments to Nuclear Deal which Trump Will Send Iran

Former US Ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro told Army Radio it would be very difficult for the US to alter the Iran deal at this stage.

Netanyahu Set to Warn UN Iran Won’t Be Tolerated on Northern Border

PM Netanyahu and Pres. Trump are slated to meet Monday; they're expected to discuss Iran’s presence on Israel’s northern border, and the looming deadline for Trump’s approval or cancellation of the 2015 JCPOA nuclear deal with Iran.

Netanyahu Refuses Meeting with Swedish Counterpart at UN

Sweden was one of the first Western nations to recognize the Palestinian Authority as an independent sovereign nation.

Israeli Consulate in NYC Reopens After Threat Against PM, Package With White Powder

Netanyahu is scheduled to meet with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday, and to address the General Assembly on Tuesday.

Trump to Rabbis: Hopeful for Significant Progress in Middle East Peace

'As opposed to similar calls in other years, no one from the Jewish community introduced or thanked him, and the president took no questions. The call lasted for about 5 minutes.'

Trump to Dis Non-Orthodox Rabbis in New Year’s Phone Call

In late August, four coalitions of Jewish clergy issued statements they planned to boycott the president's call, in response to Trump’s weak response to the neo-Nazi and white supremacist riots in Charlottesville, Va.

Report: US National Security Adviser McMaster Clashed With Israel Over Hezbollah

McMaster coyly dodged reporters’ questions on whether he believes the Western Wall is located in Israel, prior to President Donald Trump’s visit to the Jewish State.

Israeli Consulate Reopens in Miami, With Limited Service

Israelis in Miami were asked by the Consulate to “be patient” in the coming days, inasmuch as it will take time to bring the office back up to full speed.

Israeli Students To Be Given The Chance To Work With NASA

“When they get back, the knowledge and experience they will have accumulated will assist them in promoting the field of space exploration in Israel.”

Rabbi Dr. Ari Berman Installed As New YU President

In an era in which there is a breakdown of civic and civil conversation, Yeshiva University is uniquely positioned to address the most pressing moral issues of the day.

Senate Unanimously Passes Resolution Condemning White Supremacists

The resolution urges "the President and his administration to speak out against hate groups that espouse racism, extremism, xenophobia, anti-Semitism, and White supremacy."

UN Security Council Votes Unanimously to Increase Sanctions on North Korea

“By definition, this is a compromise in order to get everyone on board,” French UN Ambassador François Delattre told reporters.

US Embassy Officials, Israelis Remember 9/11

Nearly three thousand people died in the attack, which involved 19 Al Qaeda hijackers on four commercial passenger airlines.

Ministers Call to Scrap Iran Nuclear Deal

"We did not gather the Jews from all four corners of the earth in order to turn them into a nuclear target."

Russia: US Military Presence in Syria a Violation of International Law

What happened to all that good will towards Russia that set Presidential Candidate Donald Trump from all his foes?

‘Pray for Us’ as Hurricane Irma Rages Through Florida

Another half million Americans were ordered to evacuate in Georgia and South Carolina as well.

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