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Jake Sullivan defends Biden’s record on Israel at AJC conference

“There is absolutely no daylight between Joe Biden and Israel,” said the U.S. national security advisor. “None. Zero.” By Andrew BernardJune 11, 2024 As U.S. President Joe Biden faces growing criticism from Jewish and pro-Israel groups about his and his administration’s response to Israel’s war against Hamas in Gaza, Jake

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Four IDF soldiers killed in Gaza

The soldiers were killed when a blast brought down the building they were searching in Rafah. Six additional troops were wounded, five seriously. By JNS Staff ReportJune 11, 2024 Four Israel Defense Forces soldiers were killed in action in the Gaza Strip on Monday, the military announced on Tuesday morning.

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For Sinwar, Gaza’s civilians are cannon fodder

Messages from the Hamas leader in Gaza reviewed by The Wall Street Journal lay bare his strategy of weaponizing noncombatants against Israel. By David IsaacJune 11, 2024 Messages sent to mediators by Hamas leader in Gaza Yahya Sinwar show that as far as he’s concerned, the more civilians die in

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Blinken meets Herzog, Gantz, Lapid on final day in Israel

The U.S. top diplomat reiterated his “ironclad” support for Israel. By JNS Staff ReportJune 11, 2024 U.S. Secretary of State Anthony Blinken wrapped up his trip to Israel on Tuesday by meeting with Israeli President Isaac Herzog, former War Cabinet minister and National Unity Party chief Benny Gantz and opposition

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Israeli forces conclude 18-hour counterterror op in Samaria

Forces discovered and destroyed an explosives laboratory where more than 80 bombs were found, according to the IDF. By JNS Staff ReportJune 11, 2024 Israeli security forces on Monday completed an 18-hour counterterror raid in the al-Fari’ah camp in the foothills of the Jordan Valley, arresting eight suspects and killing

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Hezbollah tries to down Israeli fighter jets over Lebanon

A terrorist cell in the Tyre area was eliminated after firing anti-aircraft missiles. By JNS Staff Report June 10, 2024 Hezbollah terrorists in Southern Lebanon launched anti-aircraft missiles at Israeli fighter jets on Sunday, according to the Israel Defense Forces. “A terrorist cell fired anti-aircraft missiles toward IDF fighter jets

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Blinken in Israel to push Gaza ceasefire deal

Blinken met with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem. By JNS Staff Report June 10, 2024 U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken arrived in Israel on Monday night amid the Biden administration’s efforts to achieve a ceasefire in Gaza and avoid a wider war against Hezbollah in Lebanon. Shortly

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White House officials mull separate deal to free US hostages

A unilateral deal to free the five Americans being held by the terror group is a “very real option,” according to senior U.S. officials. By JNS Staff ReportJune 10, 2024 The Biden administration has talked about negotiating a unilateral deal for the release of five Americans held hostage by Hamas

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Cousin describes hostage’s condition after ‘miraculous’ rescue

“He looks alright physically but mentally we don’t know yet. We have to wait a few more days.” By Amelie BotbolJune 10, 2024 “It’s a miracle,” Liat Ariel told JNS on Monday.  Ariel’s cousin Shlomi Ziv, along with Noa Argamani, Almog Meir and Andrey Kozlov, was rescued by Israeli forces in a daring

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The hope for peace

By Laura Seymour Dear Families, Summer is the time for camp and many of us have wonderful camp memories. I am truly blessed because I

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Moving toward Shavuot

By Rabbi Dan Lewin As we wind down the counting of the omer and the accompanying effort at personal refinement to relive the receiving of

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