In first, prime minister vows to deduct PA’s terrorist payments

By Ariel Kahana, Israel Hayom— Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday vowed for the first time to enact the “terrorist salaries law” – and even outlined a timetable for its implementation. The legislation allows the government to deduct the amount the Palestinian Authority pays to terrorists and their families from the taxes Israel collects on…

Suicidal Jews

By Joan Swirsky— When individuals kill themselves, we look for answers in their DNA, their environments, their personal reactions to feelings of impotent rage, rejection, disappointment, heartbreak. But how to explain group suicide? Wikipedia lists numerous cases, starting in 206 B.C., and these relatively recent cases: In 1943, in the final phase of the Warsaw…

Trump’s New AntiSemitism Envoy Makes Inaugural Trip Abroad

By Michael Wilner, Jpost— The Trump administration’s newly-appointed special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism will take his first official trip to Slovakia and Belgium this week. On visits to Slovakia and Belgium, Elan Carr will attend conferences on combating antisemitism in the OSCE region and in the European Union in Bratislava and Brussels, respectively,…

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder of Fellowship of Christians and Jews, dies at 67

By Times of Israel—- Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, founder and president of the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews, passed away suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the age of 67. The American-Israeli rabbi died from sudden heart failure and his funeral will be held in Jerusalem on Thursday. Eckstein was an author, philanthropist and activist who served…

Israeli Report Shows Vast Ties Between Terror and BDS Organizations

By JNS— A new report by Israel’s Ministry for Strategic Affairs examined 13 international BDS organizations and discovered that senior positions were held by 30 terrorism activists — 20 of whom who had actually spent time in prison for their crimes, including murder. Conducted by the research division at the behest of Minister Gilad Erdan, the report “Terrorists…