algemeiner.com — 5+ min ago
Biden Meets Afghan Leaders as US Troops Leave, Fighting Rages
White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. ... REUTERS/Stringer US President Joe Biden meets Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and his former political ... Biden's first meeting as president with Ghani and Abdullah, chairman of the High Council for National ... Mike Waltz, a former Army officer who commanded US special forces in Afghanistan. ... Ghani and Abdullah spent Thursday discussing the situation in Afghanistan with lawmakers on Capitol Hill ... ...
timesofisrael.com — 10+ min ago
Display of mother's Star of David headstone revives talk of Elvis's Jewish roots
(Dan Fellner via JTA) MEMPHIS, Tenn. ... Burdine's great-granddaughter was Gladys Love Smith, who married Vernon Presley in 1933. ... principal of the Memphis Hebrew Academy. ... Nancy Burdine. ... (Dan Fellner via JTA) Marchese says Elvis's maternal great-great-grandmother was a Jewish woman named ... ...
freep.com — 13+ min ago
Israel's new government will make Middle East affairs a lot easier for Joe Biden
having lunch with Donald Trump in Mar-a-Lago or Bedminster. ... , will bring neither change nor unity, the veteran left-wing Israeli journalist Gideon Levy wrote this ... East Jerusalem. ... a lot on his plate at home and doesn't need a major Middle East distraction. ... to the government itself - is Middle East realities. ... ...
algemeiner.com — 16+ min ago
Remembering My Father, and the Promise of One Jewish Life
This week marks 10 years since the passing of my dear father, Avraham Moshe ben Yosef Tzvi HaLevi z"l ... As my father's lifelong friend, Rabbi Dovid Refson, explained to the group, "Aba had the ability to truly ... As his colleague, Rabbi Moshe Lebel of the Conference of European Rabbis, put it: "Aba would always lighten ... from Kazakhstan to Sweden. ... He personally arranged for the construction of dozens of _mikvahs_ in former Eastern Bloc countries after ... ...
jpost.com — 23+ min ago
IDF chief Kohavi concludes visit in US, says trip served its purpose
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kohavi concluded his trip to the United States on Friday, in which he said the ... "The visit proved again the close relationship and the cooperation between Israel and the United States ... "The visit served its purpose. ... in the field of security, which is a pillar in maintaining stability and security in the Middle East ... and US military," Kohavi said in a statement. ... ...
algemeiner.com — 25+ min ago
Palestinian Mourners Call for Change at Funeral of Abbas Critic
The United States, United Nations and European Union called on the PA to conduct a "transparent" inquiry ... People attend the funeral of Palestinian critic Nizar Banat, who died after being arrested by Palestinians ... Protesters also gathered in Ramallah and outside Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa Mosque. ... Its governor for Hebron, Jibrin Al-Bakri, said Banat died when his health "deteriorated" during his arrest ... He suffered blows to the head, the PA's Independent Commission for Human Rights said after conducting ... ...
timesofisrael.com — 31+ min ago
Lapid to meet Blinken in Rome next week
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid will meet US Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome on Sunday, his office ... _AD-FREE_, as well as accessing exclusive content available only to Times of Israel Community members ... For as little as $6 a month you can help support our quality journalism while enjoying The Times of Israel ... and the Jewish world. ... We're really pleased that you've read _X Times of Israel articles_ in the past month. ... ...
haaretz.com — 36+ min ago
Lapid looking to replace Netanyahu-appointed U.K. ambassador
as ambassador to the United States and the United Nations and Dror Eydar to Italy. ... , India, the European Union and Japan. ... wants to return Tzipi Hotovely from her job as ambassador to Britain and replace her with a former minister ... Netanyahu didn't use his full quota, appointing only three ambassadors - Hotovely to Britain, Gilad Erdan ... and Foreign Ministry sources say replacing her may be 'legally impossible' Foreign Minister Yair Lapid ... ...
israel365news.com — 40+ min ago
Phoenix Doctor fired for Tweeting accusation that Israel eats Palestinian children; Files wrongful termination suit
Fidaa Wishah. Credit: Phoenix Childrens Hospital. ... Fidaa Wishah in a lawsuit against the hospital claiming wrongful termination. The lawsuit claims ... , who led the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--a U.S. ... by the Catholic Church and many secular authorities. ... , who led the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine--a U.S. ... ...
jpost.com — 46+ min ago
FM Lapid comments on rumors of US rescinding Golan recognition
Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Friday that the Golan Heights is a strategic asset for Israel, in ... response to rumors that the United States might rescind recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the ... "Those who spread rumors about the US rescinding its recognition harm our security, our sovereignty and ... are prepared to cause real damage to the State of Israel and its relations with the US, just to hurt ... the new government," Lapid said. ... ...