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Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Source: Screenshot.

Pro-Israel leaders, senior officials hold counter-conference to protest upcoming Durban IV

A group of pro-Israel academics, activists, government officials and members of the media held a virtual conference strongly criticizing the Durban conferences against racism, which from its first and most notable conference in Durban,...
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Survey finds nearly two-thirds of Jewish students feel unsafe, half hide identity

A new survey has found an alarming level of anti-Semitism experienced by Jewish students on college campuses, with students who claim a strong sense of Jewish identity and connection to Israel feeling unsafe and...
A rendering of the new Hille Center at the University of California San Diego. Credit: Hillel.

After series of lawsuits, Hillel breaks ground for new Jewish center at UC San...

The Hillel of San Diego has started construction on a new Jewish center across from the University of California San Diego campus after facing several lawsuits that challenged the project. The Beverly and Joseph Glickman...
A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi, September 2021. Credit: IsraAID.

Former rescuer of Soviet Jews helps bring Afghan women to freedom

A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul last week in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi. Among them were athletes, including members of the...
Swedish Foreign Affairs Minister Ann Linde. Credit: Government Offices of Sweden.

Lapid holds first conversation in seven years with Swedish counterpart

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid spoke with his Swedish counterpart, Ann Linde, in the first such conversation between the two countries’ top diplomats in nearly seven years. “I spoke with @AnnLinde, the Minister of Foreign...
Camp Young Judea in Union Vale, N.Y. Source: Google Maps.

NYPD officer charged for vandalizing Jewish summer camp during Rosh Hashanah

An officer of the New York City Police Department has been arrested and charged for breaking into and vandalizing a Jewish camp on the second day of Rosh Hashanah. Matthew McGrath, 37, of Middletown, N.Y.,...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken was joined by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, former United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Anwar Gargash, Bahrain’s Ambassador to the United States Shaikh Abdulla bin Rashid bin Abdulla Al Khalifa and Moroccan Foreign Minister Nasser Bourita in the livestreamed meeting. Source: Screenshot.

Blinken hosts livestream with Abraham Accord members to mark one-year milestones

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said that the Biden administration will continue to build on the Trump administration’s successful Abraham Accords between Israel and its Arab neighbors in a virtual event marking the accord’s one-year...
The “etrog” (citron), one of the “Four Species” or “Four Kinds,” on sale at a market in the northern Israeli city of Tzfat, ahead of the holiday of Sukkot, Oct. 10, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

UAE aids delivery of citrons, myrtle to Iranian Jewish community ahead of Sukkot

The United Arab Emirates helped coordinate the delivery of around 500 citrons, known as etrogim in Hebrew, and packages of myrtle to Iran’s Jewish community to be used for Sukkot, reported The Jerusalem Post. Citrons and myrtle, called...
King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands speaks with Holocaust survivors at the country's new Holocaust memorial in Amsterdam, Sept. 19, 2021. Source: Koninklijk Huis/Twitter.

Memorial honoring 102,000 Dutch victims of Holocaust opens in Amsterdam

A new memorial in Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Quarter pays tribute to the more than 102,000 Dutch victims of the Holocaust, the Associated Press reported. The National Holocaust Memorial of Names, which was unveiled on Sunday, is comprised of...
Likud Knesst member Anat Berko attends a Foreign Affairs and Security committee meeting at the Knesset, Nov. 19, 2015. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Understanding the enemy: An interview with Dr. Anat Berko

Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. (ret.) Dr. Anat Berko is a criminologist and a world-renowned expert on terrorism whose research focuses on suicide bombers and their handlers. Over the course of 20 years, she...