Tag: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Donald Trump sends out invites to White House Hanukkah party

(JTA) — President Donald Trump will continue the White House tradition of hosting a Hanukkah party.

Invitations have been sent out for the Dec. 7 event, Maggie Haberman, The New York Times White House reporter, wrote Monday on Twitter. Hanukkah starts this year on the evening of Dec. 12.

George W.…

Jewish Life Television to Carry Two Live Plenary Sessions from the 2017 Jewish Federations’ General Assembly Featured Speakers Include Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Jewish Life Television, America’s Chosen Network, is proud to be carrying two plenary sessions live from the Jewish Federations of North America’s 2017 General Assembly, held in Los Angeles, California, on November 13 and 14, 2017.

On Monday, November 13th, JLTV will carry the Afternoon Plenary live, beginning at 7:45PM ET or 4:45PM PT and running through 9:15PM ET or 6:15PM PT.  Israeli President Reuven will headline the session and will include the following speakers:

  • The Chair of JFNA’s Board of Trustees shares his views on the Jewish future.

Richard V. Sandler, Chair, Board of Trustees, The Jewish…

Argentine president pays tribute to attack victims in NYC

(JTA) — President Mauricio Macri of Argentina joined New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio in paying tribute to the victims of the Oct. 31 terrorist attack in downtown Manhattan.

Five of the eight people killed were from the Argentine city of Rosario, in the province of Santa Fe. The governor of Santa Fe, Miguel Lifchitz, who is Jewish, also participated in Monday’s ceremony.

“We will remember them always as New Yorkers,” said de Blasio, referring to Diego Enrique Angelini, Ariel Erlij, Hernán Diego Mendoza, Alejandro Damián Pagnucco and Hernán Ferruchi, the Argentines killed when the driver of a…

Israeli leaders send messages of support in wake of Texas church shooting that killed at least 26

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Israeli leaders sent messages of support to the United States in the wake of a Texas church shooting that left at least 26 people dead.

“Horrified by the savagery in Texas,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said in a statement that his office also tweeted. “Our hearts are with the victims, their families and the American people.”

President Reuven Rivlin, on an official visit to Spain, also tweeted his concern.

“Terrible news coming out of #Texas. Our thoughts and prayers are with all the victims and their families,” he wrote.

A gunman opened fire Sunday morning…

Netherlands must oppose anti-Israel efforts at UN, Dutch parliament says

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Dutch parliament called on the kingdom’s government to oppose anti-Israel initiatives in United Nations forums.

A majority of members of the Tweede Kamer, the Dutch lower house, passed on Thursday a nonbinding motion urging the cabinet to “actively oppose UN organizations that devote disproportional attention to Israel.”

The authors of the motion cited as their motivation for submitting the text motions adopted recently by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, which the United States announced last month that it would leave over anti-Israel bias.

The motion was co-authored by Kees Van der Staaij of…