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U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Dec. 21, 2017 in The Hague. Credit: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia/Wikimedia Commons.

UN Secretary-General: World alliance needed to combat anti-Semitism

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On the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres said that “coordinated global action” was needed to combat the increase of neo-Nazism and white supremacy the world has seen since the...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Trump pardons former adviser Steve Bannon and 70 others on the last day of...

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The announcement came just hours before President-elect Joe Biden's inauguration. Trump also granted a presidential pardon to more than 70 people in his final hours in office. Pardons were announced for rappers Lil Wayne...
U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, who is U.S. President-elect's nominee to be U.S. attorney general. Credit: The White House via Wikimedia Commons.

Biden to name Merrick Garland as nominee for US attorney general

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland as U.S. attorney general, according to media reports on Wednesday. Garland, 68, who is Jewish, currently serves on the U.S. Court...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein meet Herzl and Fadila Levy, the country's 500,000th people to be vaccinated against COVID-19, at a Clalit Health Services vaccination facility in Jerusalem, on Dec. 29, 2020. Photo: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Netanyahu, health minister meet 500,000th Israeli to receive COVID-19 vaccine

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein on Tuesday congratulated the country’s 500,000th person to be vaccinated against COVID-19. “It warms the heart to see the citizens of Israel joining in to...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan and Moroccan Ambassador to the United Nations Omar Hilale. Credit: Ido Siman-Tov.

Morocco, Israel mark end of Hanukkah in joint UN event

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For the first time, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan hosted his counterparts—the ambassadors of Morocco, United Arab Emirates and Bahrain—in a public event on Thursday evening to mark the final night...
U.S. President Donald Trump in a call with Sudanese chairman of the Sovereignty Council Abdel Fattah al-Burhan, Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss Sudan’s progress towards the recognition of Israel and advancing peace, Oct. 23, 2020. Photo by Tia Dufour/White House.

US: Sudan no longer on list of terror sponsors

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The U.S. embassy in Khartoum, Sudan, announced on Monday that the Trump administration has removed the country from the U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism. “The congressional notification period of 45 days has lapsed,...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

Parliament members call on EU to withhold some funding to PA due to textbooks

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A cross-party group of more than 20 members of the European Parliament from 15 countries have urged the European Union to partially withhold funding to the Palestinian Authority until Ramallah ends its anti-Semitic incitement...
Drone footage of the destruction from the wildfires in Oregon. Source: Screenshot.

Fires blazing in US West ‘more devastating than anyone could have imagined’

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Two Jewish federations on the West Coast have created emergency funds to help people severely impacted by the wildfires that have been raging across the western United States. More than 30 have died, while...
Jonathan Markowitz, chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kiev. Credit: Chabadkiev.org.

Ukrainian government honors longtime rabbi of Kiev

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The Ukrainian parliament has awarded Rabbi Jonathan Markowitz, chief rabbi of the Ukrainian city of Kiev, a medal of honor for his 20 years of service in the city, as well as his contribution...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends the Great Conference of Basij members at Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Oct. 4 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s Khamenei: UAE ‘disgraced forever’ by peace agreement with Israel

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Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei accused the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday of “treachery against the Islamic world” for normalizing relations with Israel. Khamenei predicted the peace agreement between Israel and the UAE would...