McMaster emphasizes opportunities at Global Forum

National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster on Sunday told a Jewish audience that Israel and America’s Arab allies are undergoing a reassessment of their shared interests. “Today their interests are converging,” he said at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum in Washington. “This is an opportunity.” These shared interests a long-sought peace agreement between Israel and… Read More

Things you didn’t know about the Six-Day War

The three paratroopers casting eyes upward at the Western Wall. The troops reveling in the waters of the Suez Canal. The sweeping views of a Galilee no longer vulnerable to shelling from atop the Golan Heights. Not to mention Naomi Shemer’s anthem “Jerusalem of Gold,” reissued after the Six-Day War with a new verse celebrating… Read More

Teen accused of threatening JCCs is charged in Israel

JERUSALEM — The Israeli-American teenager accused of making threats against Jewish community centers in the United States was charged with extortion and several other offenses in a Tel Aviv court. The teen from Ashkelon, in southern Israel, was charged Monday in district court with thousands of counts on offenses that also include publishing false information,… Read More

JCC bomb threat suspect, named Michael Kaydar, reportedly used Bitcoin, Google Voice

The Israeli-American teenager suspected of perpetrating more than 100 bomb threats against Jewish institutions used technologies including Google Voice, a call forwarding service, and Bitcoin, a digital currency, to make the threats. According to an article in The Daily Beast, the 19-year-old suspect’s name is Michael Kaydar. Israel’s anti-fraud squad arrested Kaydar at his home in southern… Read More