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News Briefs, Week of Feb. 23, 2017

HIAS Selling Refugee Love Buttons To show support for refugees during an uncertain time, HIAS of Pennsylvania has begun selling 1,000 Refugee Love Buttons...

National News

Left-Wing Jewish Groups Ramp Up Protests of Trump’s Israel Policies and Nominee in DC

WASHINGTON — Left-wing Jewish groups have launched a string of protests in response to confirmation hearings for President Donald Trump’s nominee for ambassador to...

Sen. Casey Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Discuss Support for Israel

Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa) joined more than a dozen other senators in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15 to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

Trump Tells Netanyahu to ‘Hold Back’ on Settlements, Vague on Two-State Solution

https://www.facebook.com/WhiteHouse/videos/1224112817676449/   By Sean Savage/JNS.org President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held their first joint press conference Wednesday at the White House, ahead of a...

Global News

Israeli Arabs Set Violent Precedent to Thwart Future Demolitions of Illegal Communities

The protesters were hoping to create deterrence in order to pressure the state of Israel against initiating any future demolitions of illegal Bedouin settlements....

Trump Invites Netanyahu to White House, US Embassy Move at ‘Very Beginning Stages’

(JNS.org) President Donald Trump invited Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to visit Washington, D.C., next month as part of their first official conversation since...

Jerusalem Truck-Ramming Attack Draws Comparisons to Nice, Berlin and 9/11

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org A Palestinian driver rammed a truck into a crowd of Israeli soldiers Sunday at the scenic Haas Promenade overlooking Jerusalem’s Old City,...

Israel News

Sen. Casey Meets with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu to Discuss Support for Israel

Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pa) joined more than a dozen other senators in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 15 to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin...

US-Israel Cybersecurity Ties Grow as Common Enemies Move Battlefield Online

By Ariel Ben Solomon/JNS.org Israel’s standing as a global cybersecurity powerhouse advanced in recent weeks, with the U.S. House of Representatives passing new legislation that...

Cancellation of Palestinian Speaker Leads to Teacher Suspensions and Unrest at Friends’

The cancellation of a speaking engagement by Swarthmore College professor Sa’ed Atshan — a Palestinian and LGBT activist — has set off a chain...