The Washington Post Reports that Jared Kushner, President Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, is currently in Iraq, two White House officials confirmed Sunday evening. Kushner is traveling with Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, who invited him on the trip, an official confirmed. The purpose of...
First daughter Ivanka Trump, who serves as senior White House adviser to President Donald Trump, released an official White House statement  on Monday marking Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day in Israel. "My family and I today observe Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, and recognize the Day of Remembrance of the...
News that US President Donald Trump would be continuing President Barack Obama's tradition of hosting a White House Passover seder Monday night, was first reported by Jewish Insider. However as Monday evening, the first night of Passover, Trump turned out to be a no-show. President Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump and her...
JNS.org Pictured above: The USS Abraham Lincoln and USS Cape St. George transition through the Strait of Hormuz in May 2012. (Illustrative photo.) Credit: U.S. Navy. Multiple Iranian Revolutionary Guard fast-attack vessels came close to a U.S. Navy ship in the Strait of Hormuz Saturday, forcing the ship to change direction,...
President Donald Trump on Saturday accused former President Barack Obama of tapping his telephones during last year's election, lodging a startling allegation of abuse of power without evidence or explanation. An Obama spokesman declared the assertion "simply false." In a series of angry morning tweets, Trump suggested his predecessor was behind...
JNS.org At a United Nations Security Council meeting Thursday, U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley said the world body should focus more attention on the “incredibly destructive nature” of Iran and Hezbollah, and less on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. “The Israel-Palestinian issue is an important one, deserving of attention. But...
Trump's new travel ban executive order The Trump administration plans to roll out its revised travel ban Monday, White House Counselor Kellyanne Conway said in an interview [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P8fWtHiIj8g&w=560&h=315] Americans sharply divided along partisan lines over travel ban There are a number of things that are different in this version of the travel...
Rafael Medoff/JNS.org Pictured above: Israeli protesters hold banners when U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was in Jerusalem for peace talks March 31, 2014. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90. The most recent round of Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations failed because the Palestinian Authority (PA) responded to each Israeli concession with new demands and the...
The Senate has confirmed David Friedman as U.S. ambassador to Israel in a 52-46 vote that went almost entirely along party lines. This comes after the Foreign Relations Committee voted on March 9th to approve his nomination. In the Foreign Relations Committee hearing, every Republican senator on the committee voted in favor of Friedman...
No, Trump didn't actually give a Kiddush sermon, but  YU's Kol Hamevaser Purim Section brings you this hilarious impersonation. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3tviixe_-HQ] Get OS News Live Updates  by email and never miss our top breaking stories   
The Israeli cabinet unanimously approved the construction of a new settlement for the first time in decades, while promising restraint on future settlement construction. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had promised the new community as compensation for the residents of Amona, a Jewish settlement outpost evacuated in February following an...
Israel Hayom/ JNS.org Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei took to Twitter Sunday to share his views on gender issues and asserted that the objectification of women in Western society is the product of “a Zionist plot.” In a series of tweets for Iranian Mother’s Day, marked on the anniversary of...
  American Jewry is under assault. A wave of bomb threats called into Jewish community centers and schools, cemetery desecrations and vandalism aimed at other identifiable targets such as synagogues has created an atmosphere of fear about anti-Semitism unmatched in recent memory. The incidents have caught the attention of the...
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu PM hailed the "exceptionally warm meeting" with Trump last month and thanked him for upholding Israel defense aid despite fiscal belt tightening. Below is the full transcript of the  address given to a LIVE audience by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the annual AIPAC gathering in Washington,...
  Muslim Gold Star father Khizr Khan, whose speech at the Democratic National Convention made waves when he famously offered to lend Donald Trump his copy of the U.S. Constitution, is unable to attend a speaking event in Toronto because his "travel privileges" are reportedly "being reviewed." During his speech at the...


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