‘Iran lied big time’ about nuclear program, Netanyahu says in describing secret files

JERUSALEM (JTA) – “Iran lied big time” about the nature of its nuclear program, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced.

Netanyahu on Monday evening unveiled copies of half a ton of material that make up part of what he identified as Iran’s secret nuclear files. He first delivered his presentation in English, in an effort to reach the widest possible audience. [Read more…]

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American-Israeli teen who made bomb threats against JCCs allegedly threatens Israeli schools from prison

Michael Kadar escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion, March 23, 2017.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)
Michael Kadar escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion, March 23, 2017.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

Michael Kadar escorted by guards as he leaves the Israeli Justice court in Rishon Lezion, March 23, 2017.(Jack Guez/AFP/Getty Images)

(JTA) – The American-Israeli man accused of making hundreds of bomb threats to Jewish community centres in the United States is suspected of making another 100 hoax bomb threats in Israel from prison. [A number of JCCs in Canada also received bomb threats.]

Bomb threats received by the Israel Police against schools in Tel Aviv and Kfar Saba on Sunday were traced to Michael Kadar, Israeli news channels reported. Kadar, 19, of Ashkelon, is being held in Nitzan Prison in Ramle pending his trial. His name is barred from publication in Israel. [Read more…]

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Pro-Palestinian charity in Canada accused of promoting book containing anti-Semitic content

(JTA) – B’nai Brith Canada has called on the country’s tax authority to revoke the registration of a pro-Palestinian charity after alleging that it is promoting a book containing anti-Semitic content.

A cross-Canada book tour by Palestinian Anglican cleric Naim Ateek, to promote his new book “A Palestinian Theology of Justice,” is being promoted by the registered charity Necef Sabeel Canada, operating as “Friends of Sabeel Canada.” Ateek is the founder of Sabeel. [Read more…]

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10th teen found dead after flash flood in southern Israel

Family and friends at the funeral of 18-year-old Maayan Barhom at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)
Family and friends at the funeral of 18-year-old Maayan Barhom at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

Family and friends at the funeral of 18-year-old Maayan Barhom at the Har Hamenuchot cemetery in Jerusalem, Friday, April 27, 2018. (Hadas Parush/Flash90)

(JTA) – The body of a missing Israeli teen was found overnight Thursday, bringing to 10 the number of teenage hikers killed by a flash flood during a hike in southern Israel.

Two Palestinian children also died from flooding in the West Bank, Haaretz reported, as the region has been lashed by intense spring rains. [Read more…]

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