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In Israel, World ORT Kadima Mada strengthens Israeli society by bridging the economic gap between the center and the periphery. ORT offers innovative educational programs and state-of-the-art schools and facilities for students with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Credit: Courtesy.
Barbara Birch, 45, of New York was tapped last month as the new president and chief executive officer of ORT America. She most recently served as vice president of development at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, managing strategic planning, fundraising and business development. Her work focused on managing relationships with lay leadership and connecting constituents to the...
A bipartisan congressional delegation, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), pays its respects at the Auschwitz. Credit: Nancy Pelosi/Twitter.
A congressional delegation, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), visited Auschwitz on Tuesday ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp. Pelosi laid a wreath at the “Death Wall” outside Block 11 at Auschwitz, where several thousand inmates were killed, most of them part of the Polish resistance. “Our delegation was deeply moved by...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends a rally in his support in Jerusalem ahead of Likud Party primaries, Dec. 22, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.
Former Trump campaign aides Corey Lewandowski and David Bossie have left Israel after a month of working on the election campaign of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Israeli media reported on Tuesday. Lewandowski was U.S. President Donald Trump’s first campaign manager in the 2016 election, and remains a close confidant. Bossie was also involved in the 2016 Trump campaign. Netanyahu had...
Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon meets with his U.S. counterpart, Kelly Craft, on Sept. 20, 2019. Credit: Israel Mission to the U.N.
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Kelly Craft took Iran to task and staunchly backed Israel at a U.N. Security Council debate on the Middle East on Tuesday. “While the world criticizes Israel, Israel is making the world a better place. The council should not lose sight of this fact,” she said, urging council members to instead focus on Iran. “Our failure...
Congregation Sha’arei Shalom in Cary, N.C. Credit: Screenshot via Google Maps.
William Warden, son of state Court of Appeals judge Lucy Inman, pleaded guilty on Jan. 15 to misdemeanor charges related to potential harm of a North Carolina synagogue in 2018. He was charged with ethnic intimidation for ringing a doorbell and threatening damage through the camera at Congregation Sha’arei Shalom in Cary on Nov. 3, 2018. Warden, who has been diagnosed...
BDS supporters. Credit: Alex Christy/Flickr.
A new comprehensive report about the history and current state of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement—more commonly referred to as BDS—was released on Monday by the Foundation for Defense of Democracies. The 44-page monograph, “War By Other Means: A History of Anti-Israel Boycotts, From the Arab League to BDS,” by FDD research analyst David May, “details how despite framing itself...
Leila Khaled. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
A group participating in the Women’s March in Chicago on Saturday held a banner featuring a member of the U.S.-designated terrorist group Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was involved in the hijacking of two planes 50 years ago. A banner held by members of the Party for Socialism and Liberation included a picture of Leila Khaled and the...
Police are searching for a suspect who vandalized the South Street Temple in Lincoln, Neb., with a racial slur and swastika. Source: Screenshot.
Police are searching for a man for who spray-painted a swastika and racial slur on a synagogue in Lincoln, Neb., and then took a picture of his “work.” According to surveillance video footage, the vandalism at South Street Temple took place at around midnight on Monday, but it was only reported to authorities on Wednesday morning when a passerby saw the...
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence addresses attendees at the annual CUFI conference, July 8, 2019. Credit: CUFI.
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence will visit Israel next week to speak at a Jan. 23 event at Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust memorial museum, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, the White House confirmed on Wednesday. U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi will also be there, according to Israeli President Reuven...
Barbed-wire perimeter fencing near by the entrance to Auschwitz I. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz, senior U.S. State Department diplomats on Wednesday discussed U.S. policy to commemorating the Holocaust, including helping survivors of the Shoah. “I wish I could say that humanity had learned its lessons from the Holocaust, and that the lessons were permanent, and that we have moved...

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