Articles by: JewishNews-Ben

‘Comedy in the Middle East is an antidote to extremism’

‘Comedy in the Middle East is an antidote to extremism’

Stand-up comedians in the region weigh in on the role of humor amid Netflix controversy over censorship in Saudi Arabia. Comedians in the Middle East… Read More ›

Egyptian president confirms Israel helping fight Sinai jihadists

Egyptian president confirms Israel helping fight Sinai jihadists

Sissi says cooperation closer than ever in CBS interview Cairo has subsequently attempted to quash   Egypt’s president has confirmed that Israel is helping Egyptian… Read More ›

Seattle – Washington Bans Anyone Under 21 From Buying Assault Rifles

Seattle – Washington Bans Anyone Under 21 From Buying Assault Rifles

  Seattle – Washington on Tuesday joined a handful of other states that ban anyone under 21 from buying a semi-automatic assault rifle after voters… Read More ›

Netanyahu: will not resign during possible indictment hearing

Netanyahu: will not resign during possible indictment hearing

Prime minister told journalists in Rio De Janeiro ‘hearing doesn’t end until my side is heard;’ He faces three graft cases and denies any wrongdoing.… Read More ›

69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO

69 years after joining, Israel formally leaves UNESCO

UN cultural agency’s efforts to convince Washington and Jerusalem fail; ‘we aren’t going to be a member of an organization that deliberately acts against us,’… Read More ›

Kurds Fear Turkish-backed Syrian Rebel Extremists Will Attack as U.S. Withdraws

Kurds Fear Turkish-backed Syrian Rebel Extremists Will Attack as U.S. Withdraws

A video posted on December 25 showed members of a convoy of Ahrar al-Sharqiya, a Syrian rebel group that has arrived near Manbij in northern… Read More ›

Knesset green lights cannabis export, pending government approval

Knesset green lights cannabis export, pending government approval

The reform, meant to allow the export of medical marijuana farmed and processed in Israel, could bring up to $1 billion into the country’s coffers… Read More ›

Welcome to Israel, the most crowded nation on earth

Welcome to Israel, the most crowded nation on earth

Op-ed: In 15 years time, when every Israeli city is bursting at the seams, which brave politician will be willing to declare that children are… Read More ›

IDF opens fire at gunmen approaching border fence from Syria

IDF opens fire at gunmen approaching border fence from Syria

Army working to determine if suspects crossed 1974 ceasefire line for intelligence-gathering purposes; no Israeli injuries reported   IDF soldiers opened fire at a group… Read More ›

Ex-defense chief warns US pullout from Syria could spark ‘all-out’ war in north

Ex-defense chief warns US pullout from Syria could spark ‘all-out’ war in north

Avigdor Liberman says move a boon for Iran and its proxies; his predecessor Ya’alon calls for US recognition of Israeli sovereignty in Golan ‘as an… Read More ›

Conflict of Interest in Bibi; Will Trump Be Probed on Giuliani?

Conflict of Interest in Bibi; Will Trump Be Probed on Giuliani?

Trump may yet be questioned by Mueller, but he will not go quietly, and he will slam any Mueller legal conclusions against him as biased.… Read More ›

New York – Small-cap S&P 600 Index Confirms Bear Market

New York – Small-cap S&P 600 Index Confirms Bear Market

  New York – As U.S. stocks have been rocked by trade tensions and monetary policy worries, shares of small-cap companies, by one measure, have… Read More ›

Congress Passes Bill Targeting Use of Human Shields by Israel’s Enemies

Congress Passes Bill Targeting Use of Human Shields by Israel’s Enemies

The legislation, titled the Sanctioning of the Use of Civilians as Defenseless Shields Act, now goes to the president’s desk for his signature.   WASHINGTON… Read More ›

End Game Near for Trump, Netanyahu Probes

End Game Near for Trump, Netanyahu Probes

At early stages, it seemed that only Netanyahu and Trump’s top aides were in trouble.   After about two years of criminal probes, both US… Read More ›

The optics of Qatar’s cash infusion to Gaza

The optics of Qatar’s cash infusion to Gaza

Op-ed: the distribution of Qatari money to Gaza civil servants illustrates how far Israel is willing to go in order to ensure some quiet on… Read More ›

Moshe Edri made every possible mistake

Moshe Edri made every possible mistake

Op-ed: Once Edri failed to disclose his meeting with the polygraph expert, his behavior turned from bewildering to criminal. It’s unfair to judge him by… Read More ›

One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

One year on, Trump cheered for embassy move at White House Hanukkah party

Andrew Pollack, father of Parkland shooting victim Meadow Pollack, calls US president ‘greatest friend Jewish people have ever had’ as candle lit in daughter’s memory… Read More ›

Washington – Subpoenas To Begin For Trump Records In Emoluments Case

Washington – Subpoenas To Begin For Trump Records In Emoluments Case

  Washington – The attorneys general of the District of Columbia and Maryland say they’re moving forward with subpoenas for records in their case accusing… Read More ›

Analysis: Floating the Fall Guy: When Will Netanyahu Call Elections?

Analysis: Floating the Fall Guy: When Will Netanyahu Call Elections?

Netanyahu does not have a deputy or a vice prime minister. Perhaps the closest he has to that is the minister who was sent by… Read More ›

Pinkham Notch, NH – Cold Turkey! Minus 26 Atop Mount Washington For Thanksgiving

Pinkham Notch, NH – Cold Turkey! Minus 26 Atop Mount Washington For Thanksgiving

  Pinkham Notch, NH – It’s downright cold atop Mount Washington, home to some of the most brutal weather in the Northeast. The Mount Washington… Read More ›