ADL Files Papers Against Trump’s Muslim Refugee Ban

By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, NY, February 6, 2017 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today filed an amicus (friend of the court) brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit supporting the State of Washington’s challenge to President Donald Trump’s Executive Order on immigration and refugees. ADL’s brief urges the… Read More »

Will American Jews Wake Up After 28 Bomb Threats?

The bombs may not be real, but the fear is. By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency New York, NY — January 18, 2017 … The doors are always kept open. No one standing over them. All may come and go. It’s the Jewish tradition of “welcome the stranger”. But this practice, this age old honored… Read More »

Nazis Threatening Whitefish Results In Terrorism Petition To Congress

By Herb Brandon Israel News Agency Whitefish, Montana — January 18, 2017 … Following Neo Nazi, White Supremacy threats of planning an armed march through the streets of Whitefish, Montana, Jews Against Hate are preparing a petition for Congress that would designate all Nazi groups as terror organizations. The British Parliament recently passed into law… Read More »

Montana Group Seeks Inclusion, Safety For Residents From Nazi Hate

By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Whitefish, Montana — January 10, 2017 … Montana shoppers will soon begin seeing posters in the windows of stores that want to be recognized as safe places thanks to cadre of volunteers and the Missoula Downtown Association. A human rights group of Missoula residents who were spurred by Nazi, anti-Semitic… Read More »

Israel: Islamic Terror Attack In Jerusalem Is Global Jihad Against Jews, Christians

Credit: Marc Israel Sellem By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — January 8, 2017 … In response to an Islamic terror attack in Jerusalem which murdered four IDF soldiers and wounded 16 this morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu stated the following: “We in Jerusalem have just experience an unprovoked terrorist attack, a murderous attack that claimed… Read More »

Israel: Obama, Kerry Should Not Lecture About Peace While Ignoring Islamic Terrorism

By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — December 28, 2016 … The following was communicated by the Israel Prime Minister’s office to the Israel News Agency. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this evening, issued the following statement in response to US Secretary of State John Kerry’s speech: “Before I explain why this speech was so… Read More »

Obama Allows UN To Declare Israel’s Western Wall “Occupied Territory”

By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — December 25, 2016 … Following an UN Security Council resolution that condemns Israeli settlements, a resolution that Barack Obama allowed to pass with 14 votes,  Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, US President Elect Donald Trump and  Jewish leaders responded with pure revulsion. After an intense period of diplomacy… Read More »

Israel To Expand Humanitarian Aid To Syria

By John Hill Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — December 20, 2016 … More than five years after it began, the Syrian civil war has killed a reported 470,000 people. Bombings are destroying crowded cities and horrific human rights violations are widespread. Basic necessities like food and medical care are sparse. The U.N. estimates that… Read More »

IDF, Finest Jewish University, Reduces Mandatory Service

By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — December 6, 2016 … The Israel Defense Forces (IDF), respected for providing the best education for young Jews, plans to reduce mandatory military service of male soldiers by two months, from 32 to 30. The initiative was approved Monday by the Knesset Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee.… Read More »

Rivlin At Jewish Media Summit: Help Us Fight Anti-Semitism

Photo: Mark Neiman By Joel Leyden Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — December 5, 2016 … Israeli President Reuven Rivlin addressed a summit of publishers and writers of Jewish media outlets from around the world. His first and foremost words were for the Jewish media to be the eyes and ears of the Jewish community. Rivlin… Read More »