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Jewish And Israeli News Resources And Useful Links

Note: This is not intended to be an exhaustive list; it is intended to be a starting point for those who wish to find out about the Jewish world and about Israel. Inclusion of a resource in this listing does not imply endorsement by Jewish Federation of Delaware of the organization, individual, or views expressed.

News Aggregator

  • Daily Alert is published every Monday and Thursday.

Israeli News

  • The Times of Israel is a Jerusalem-based online newspaper founded in 2012 to document developments in Israel, the Middle East and around the Jewish world.

  • The Jerusalem Post, founded in 1932 by Gershon Agron, is the leading Israeli English newspaper.

  • Israel's most comprehensive, authoritative daily source in English for breaking news and current events from Israel and the Jewish world.

  • Global news broadcasting live from around the world bringing you the day's biggest stories from the U.S., Europe, and the Middle East.

  • Breaking Israeli and Middle East news, analysis & the latest reporting from the region.

  • Check-out the latest news from Israel, Middle East, US, Canada, Europe and Jewish Diaspora.

Jewish News Sources

  • The Jewish Telegraphic Agency is the definitive, trusted global source of news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern. Our reporting reflects the wide spectrum of religious, political and cultural identity that exists among Jews today.

  • Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) is the fastest-growing news agency covering Israel and the Jewish world. We provide news, features, opinions and analysis to as many as 100 print newspapers and digital publications each week.

  • That Jewish media anti-Semites are always talking about. Your source for nuanced news about Jewish people, places, and things.

  • Incisive coverage of the issues, ideas and institutions that matter to American Jews. Reporting on politics, arts and culture.

  • Covering Politics, Business and Philanthropy with a Jewish Angle from Capitol Hill to the Campaign Trail to the Conference Circuit.

  • A hub of Jewish life, Tablet features news, essays, podcasts, and opinion, covering arts, pop culture, technology, holidays, sports, and more.

  • A Jewish magazine of politics, high culture, cultural and literary criticism, American and Israeli campaigns and elections, and world affairs.

Local Jewish News

  • The j-VOICE Monthly is the monthly publication of Jewish Federation of Delaware featuring local stories of importance and interest, encouraging editorial submissions on relevant subjects. It also covers international and national news as it relates to Israel. Feature stories and the community calendar highlight local Jewish community activities throughout the state of Delaware and nearby Brandywine Valley.

  • The Jewish Exponent is the flagship publication of the Jewish Publication Group, which also produces The Guide to Jewish Philadelphia and numerous special interest supplements.

Think Tanks

  • The Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs is a leading independent research institute specializing in public diplomacy and foreign policy.

  • The mission of The Washington Institute is to advance a balanced and realistic understanding of American interests in the Middle East and to promote the policies that secure them.

  • The Israel Democracy Institute (IDI) is an independent center of research and action dedicated to strengthening the foundations of Israeli democracy.

  • The Begin–Sadat Center for Strategic Studies (BESA Center) is an Israeli think tank affiliated with Israel's Bar Ilan University and supported by the NATO Mediterranean Initiative, the U.S. embassy in Israel and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs, conducting policy-relevant research on Middle Eastern and global strategic affairs, particularly as they relate to the national security and foreign policy of Israel and regional peace and stability.

  • The Middle East Forum, a think tank founded in 1994 by Daniel Pipes, promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats. In the Middle East, we focus on ways to defeat radical Islam; work for Palestinian acceptance of Israel; develop strategies to contain Iran; and deal with advancing anarchy. Domestically, the Forum emphasizes the danger of lawful Islamism; protects the freedoms of anti-Islamist authors, and activists; and works to improve Middle East studies.

  • Gatestone Institute, a non-partisan, not-for-profit international policy council and think tank is dedicated to educating the public about what the mainstream media fails to report in promoting: Institutions of Democracy and the Rule of Law; Human Rights; A free and strong economy; A military capable of ensuring peace at home and in the free world; Energy independence; Ensuring the public stay informed of threats to our individual liberty, sovereignty and free speech.

  • The Institute for National Security Studies launches and engages in innovative, relevant, high-quality research that shapes the public discourse of issues on Israel’s national security agenda, and provides policy analysis and recommendations to decision makers, public leaders, and the strategic community, both in Israel and abroad.

Bloggers

  • Dr. Daniel Gordis is Senior Vice President and the Koret Distinguished Fellow at Shalem College. The author of more than ten books, Gordis is a columnist for Bloomberg Opinion and writes regularly for the Jerusalem Post. Gordis’ history of the State of Israel, entitled Israel: A Concise History of a Nation Reborn, received the 2016 National Jewish Book Award as “Book of the Year.” Ambassador Dennis Ross, reflecting on the book, wrote, “When I am asked ‘Is there one book to read about Israel?’ I now have an answer.” Yossi Klein Halevi wrote, “Daniel Gordis has written a luminous history …. Gordis gives us the soul of Israel, and helps explain why the most hated country on the planet is also among the most beloved.”

  • Caroline B. Glick is a senior columnist at Breitbart News and the senior contributing and chief columnist for The Jerusalem Post. She is also a senior columnist for Maariv. She is the author of The Israeli Solution: A One State Plan for Peace in the Middle East, (Crown 2014) and of Shackled Warrior: Israel and the Global Jihad (Gefen 2008). The Israeli Solution was endorsed by leading US policymakers including Vice President Mike Pence, Senator Ted Cruz and National Security Advisor John Bolton. Shackled Warrior was endorsed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and former CIA director James Woolsey.

Watchdogs

  • HonestReporting monitors the news for bias, inaccuracy, or other breach of journalistic standards in coverage of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It also facilitates accurate reporting for foreign journalists covering the region. HonestReporting is not aligned with any government or political party or movement.

  • Founded in 1982, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America is a media-monitoring, research and membership organization devoted to promoting accurate and balanced coverage of Israel and the Middle East. A non-partisan organization, CAMERA takes no position with regard to American or Israeli political issues or with regard to ultimate solutions to the Arab-Israeli conflict.

  • Exploring the Middle East and South Asia through their media, MEMRI bridges the language gap between the West and the Middle East and South Asia, providing timely translations of Arabic, Farsi, Urdu-Pashtu, Dari, Turkish, and Russian media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends.

  • Monitors the UN by the yardstick of its own charter; Combats antisemitism & anti-Israel bias at the UN; Protects human rights for victims worldwide

Israel Advocacy Organizations

  • The mission of AIPAC—the American Israel Public Affairs Committee—is to strengthen and expand the U.S.-Israel relationship in ways that enhance the security of the United States and Israel.

  • Founded in 1897, the Zionist Organization of America (“ZOA”) is the oldest pro-Israel organization in the United States. With offices around the country and in Israel, the ZOA is dedicated to educating the public, elected officials, media, and college/high school students about the truth of the ongoing and relentless Arab/Islamic war against Israel. ZOA is also committed to promoting strong U.S.-Israel relations. ZOA works to protect Jewish college and high school students from intimidation, harassment and discrimination, and in fighting anti-Semitism in general.

  • J Street organizes pro-Israel, pro-peace Americans to promote US policies that embody our deeply held Jewish and democratic values and that help secure the State of Israel as a democratic homeland for the Jewish people. We believe that only a negotiated resolution agreed to by Israelis and Palestinians can meet the legitimate needs and national aspirations of both peoples.

  • Christians United for Israel is the largest pro-Israel grassroots organization in the United States. We transform millions of pro-Israel Christians into an educated, empowered, and effective force. We strive to act as a defensive shield against anti-Israel lies, boycotts, false theology, and political threats that seek to delegitimize Israel’s existence and weaken the close relationship between Israel and the United States.

  • Our mission is to inspire American college students to see Israel as a source of pride and empower them to stand up for Israel on campus. Our role in this effort is to unite the many pro-Israel organizations that operate on campuses across the United States by coordinating strategies, providing educational resources, sharing in-depth research, and increasing collaboration.

  • StandWithUs (SWU) is an international and non-partisan Israel education organization that inspires and educates people of all ages and backgrounds, challenges misinformation and fights antisemitism.

Good News About Israel

  • ISRAEL21c is a non-partisan, nonprofit organization and the publisher of an English-language online news magazine recognized as the single most diverse and reliable source of news and information about 21st century Israel.

  • NoCamels.com is a world-leading news site covering breakthrough innovation and technology from Israel for a global audience. We cover cutting-edge developments in the Israeli science and medical fields (biotech, medtech, foodtech, cancer research), profile innovative Israeli startups that are pioneering world-changing tech solutions in fintech, cybersecurity, agtech, artificial intelligence, health, and more, and provide the latest in Israeli art and culture, R&D, cleantech, and environment news.

Coexistence & Peace Building

  • Our network now includes 7,300 alumni throughout the Middle East, South Asia, Europe, and the United States who are uniquely positioned to lead change.

  • The Alliance for Middle East Peace secures and scales up funding to expand trust-building interactions between Palestinians and Israelis. We provide capacity-building support and visibility to amplify the voices and impact of our member organizations in the region. We connect individuals and groups to create a critical mass that live and act in support of peace.

  • The Peres Center for Peace and Innovation, founded in 1996 by the late President of Israel, Shimon Peres, develops and implements impactful and meaningful programs with a focus on promoting a prosperous Israel, nurturing and highlighting Israeli innovation, and paving the way for shared-living between all of Israel's citizens and lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors.

Government & Supporting Organizations

  • The consular department of the Israeli consulate in New York provides consular services to residents of New York, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Delaware.
    Residents of the States: Kentucky, West Virginia are invited to contact one of the following three delegations: Washington, Chicago and New York.

  • The Ministry of Tourism is an economic ministry, whose primary aim is to increase economic activity. The ministry is responsible for the planning, development and marketing policies in the tourism industry. The ministry has defined its goals to increase internal tourism and to focus on overseas marketing in target countries and sectors that could drive incoming tourism.

  • From founding and building the State of Israel to planting the seeds of friendship between Jewish communities separated by distance, since 1929, we have been securing a vibrant Jewish future for generations to come.

  • Development Corporation for Israel/Israel Bonds - a FINRA-member broker dealer that underwrites securities issued by the State of Israel in the United States - ranks among Israel’s most valued economic and strategic resources, with a record of proven success spanning nearly seven decades. Praised for its dependability, the Bonds organization has helped build every sector of Israel’s economy.

  • The Philadelphia-Israel Chamber of Commerce (PICC), established in 1987, is an independent non-profit connecting Israeli and Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware-based innovators, companies, governmental agencies and economic development organizations. We support business collaborations, as well as encourage and assist Israeli companies opening their US offices in our region.

  • Since our founding in 1901, Jewish National Fund’s passion, commitment, and vision for the future of Israel and the Jewish people has remained clear and unwavering. Charity Navigator, Charity Watch, and Better Business Bureau consistently award Jewish National Fund with their highest ratings, indicating the organization’s trustworthiness and fiscal responsibility.

  • Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America, Inc., was founded over a century ago, before Israel was a state, and before women could vote. Since that time, the organization has remained unwavering in its commitment to women’s health and well-being, to Israel, and to Jewish values and continuity. But while Hadassah’s heritage and mission remain as strong as ever, the role of women and Jewish culture here and in Israel, has evolved over time. The organization, too, has evolved, taking on new challenges and developing new programs.

Jewish Establishment Organizations

  • JCPA is the national hub of the community relations network made up of 125 community relations councils and 17 national Jewish agencies. Its mission is to inspire, support, coordinate, convene, build consensus and mobilize the network while serving as the national representative of the network’s public policy platform.

  • The Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) represents 146 Jewish Federations and over 300 Network communities, which raise and distribute more than $3 billion annually and through planned giving and endowment programs to support social welfare, social services and educational needs. The Federation movement, collectively among the top 10 charities on the continent, protects and enhances the well-being of Jews worldwide through the values of tikkun olam (repairing the world), tzedakah (charity and social justice) and Torah (Jewish learning).

  • AJC is the leading global Jewish advocacy organization, with unparalleled access to government officials, diplomats, and other world leaders. Through these relationships and our international presence, AJC is able to impact opinion and policy on the issues that matter most: combating rising antisemitism and extremism, defending Israel’s place in the world, and safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all people.

  • The proven and effective voice of organized American Jewry for more than half a century, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations Fund advances the interests of the American Jewish community, sustains broad-based support for Israel and addresses the critical concerns facing world Jewry. The Conference is at the forefront mobilizing support to halt Iran’s nuclear program and to counter the global campaign to delegitimize Israel and the Jewish people.

Universities

Encyclopedia & Hasbara Educational Sites

  • My Jewish Learning is all about empowering Jewish discovery for anyone interested in learning more. We offer thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.

  • The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise (AICE) was established in 1993 as a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization to strengthen the U.S.-Israel relationship by emphasizing the fundamentals of the alliance — the values our nations share.

  • Since 2009, Jerusalem U has been the leading creator of Jewish film content. Now, as OpenDor Media, we’re renewing our mission to open the door of Jewish education to this dor (generation in Hebrew).

  • We believe that the journey to self discovery is a personal one. Armed with the same facts, different people will arrive at different conclusions. We don’t want to prescribe any particular pathway, but we do want to help unpack and clarify the fundamental issues so that you can form your own opinion – and be able to confidently defend your views.