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A Palestinian Authority delegation left for Washington on Sunday to prepare for PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s visit to the United States next week. The delegation includes Saeb Erekat, Commander of the General Intelligence Service, Maj. Gen. Majed Faraj, and economic advisor Mohammed Mustafa.
The delegation will meet Tuesday with US officials, including President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner and White House Middle East envoy Jason Greenblatt.
Palestinian Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki told Asharq al-Awsat that the PA hopes to receive reassurances that President Trump is committed to a two-state solution and that he would not move the American embassy to Jerusalem.
Before Trump took office, Saeb Erekat claimed said that moving the
The Tel Aviv-Jaffa Magistrates Court convicted Rabbi Avraham Yosef, son of late Chief Rabbi and Shas Party founder Rabbi Ovadia Yosef, of breach of public trust for using his position as chief rabbi of Holon to further the interests of a family-run kashrut supervision organization.
Judge Tzachi Uziel ruled in his verdict against Rabbi Yosef that the rabbi's conduct in the approval of kosher meat in the Beit Yosef rabbinical court, which is under the control of his family, suffered a severe
Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz (Likud) said last Wednesday that Israel had no choice but to respond to White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s assertion last Tuesday that “someone as despicable as Hitler who didn’t even sink to using chemical weapons.”
“As a Jew, as the son of Holocaust survivors, as a minister in the government of Israel, the nation state of the Jewish people, 72 years after the Holocaust ended and two weeks before Holocaust Memorial Day, I couldn’t not respond. We
Those violins that found their way from Auschwitz to Israel give voice to the Jewish people’s hope for returning home
The sound of the violin awakens the soul. Its cry mirrors the suffering of the Jewish people and yet it also gives us hope. Much like Hatikva, Israel’s national anthem, its emotional qualities resonate throughout centuries of suffering that the Jewish neshama (soul) has endured, yearning to return home, to Israel and the hope of our redemption.
Listening to the cries of a
President Reuven (Ruby) Rivlin, Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman, Prime Minister Netanyahu and a list of Israeli leaders offered uniform condemnation for an opinion column, published Wednesday in the Hebrew-language Haaretz daily, comparing national-religious Jews to Hezbollah and warning that Orthodox Israelis who are loyal to the State “are coming [for us]. In a moment, they will break down our door.”
The article, entitled “More Dangerous Than Hezbollah” by left-wing commentator Yossi