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Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer offering a message on Israel’s 66th anniversary. Credit: YouTube.
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer dismissed accusations that the decision to bar Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) from entering Israel was the result of pressure by U.S. President Donald Trump. “We were not pressured by the Trump administration; this is a sovereign decision that Israel has to make,” Dermer said during a call...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman speaks to members of the press during an event in Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2018. Credit: Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said in a statement on Thursday that the United States “supports and respects” Israel’s decision to deny entry to Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) “The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel is not free speech. Rather, it is no less than economic warfare designed to delegitimize and ultimately...
Fliers found on synagogues in Seattle.
Police from Seattle’s bias crimes division are investigating after racist fliers were found outside at least two synagogues in the city on Tisha B’Av, a Jewish national day of mourning. According to the Seattle Police Department, officers were called to a South Seattle synagogue around 10:30 on Sunday morning after people saw a man wearing a mask outside the building....
SANTA CRUZ, California (Press Release)– The following is a statement from AMCHA Initiative Director Tammi Rossman-Benjamin on the California Board of Education’s decision to rewrite the proposed Ethnic Studies Model Curriculum: “We are pleased the State Board of Education has recognized the severe problems with this curriculum and agreed to go back to the drawing board.  However, merely revamping the...
A black pickup truck, allegedly driven by a U.S. correctional officer, drove through a crowd of Jewish protesters and their supporters at a demonstration in Rhode Island on Aug. 14, 2019. Source: Screenshot.
Several Jewish protesters were injured on Wednesday evening when a pickup truck drove into their demonstration outside a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention center in Rhode Island. The majority of the injuries, however, were related to pepper spray. No serious injuries were reported. Initial reports indicate that approximately 250 Jews and supporters had gathered at the Donald W. Wyatt...
Al-Aqsa mosque on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. Credit: Mark A. Wilson/Department of Geology, the College of Wooster.
Israeli security officials are holding discussions in preparation for the possible visit by Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during a planned trip to Israel and the disputed territories. Israel’s Channel 13 reported that officials preparing for the likelihood that Omar and Tlaib, both Muslim, will visit Muslim holy sites on the...
South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, a 2020 Democratic presidential candidate, speaks at “The Des Moines Register Soapbox” at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines on Aug. 13, 2019. Credit: Screenshot.
DES MOINES, Iowa—Pete Buttigieg, the mayor of South Bend, Ind., and a candidate for the Democratic nomination for president in 2020, denounced on Tuesday U.S. President Donald Trump’s official recognition of Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights as an “interference” in the State of Israel and its politics. “There are very legitimate Israeli security concerns,” said the 37-year-old in response to a...
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.). Credit: Michael Vadon via Wikimedia Commons.
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said on Tuesday that, if elected, he would be even-handed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and even leverage U.S. funding “to end some of the racism” in Israel. “All that I have ever said on this issue , is that U.S. foreign policy should be even-handed. That’s all—even-handed,” he...
General view of the parliament during a discussion on a bill to dissolve the parliament, at the Knesset, in Jerusalem on May 29, 2019. Credit: Yonatan Sindel/Flash90
Nearly two-dozen right-wing members of the Knesset are urging the U.S. Congress to reconsider their position on Palestinian statehood, arguing that a two-state solution is “far more dangerous” than the BDS movement. “The establishment of an additional Arab (so-called Palestinian) state in the region would severely damage the national security of both Israel and the United States,” the letter reads....
Orthodox Jewish men in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Photo: Serge Attal/Flash90.
A 39-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an anti-Semitic attack that took place on Friday evening in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y., just before the beginning of Shabbat. The man, identified as Kenya Dean from Brooklyn, allegedly sprayed a Jewish man with mace after shouting, “You Jews, Hitler should have finished you off.” The man...

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