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Are most US Jewish votes going to shift from Democrats to Republicans in 2020?

The American Jewish vote that has been traditionally overwhelmingly Democrat may very well change dramatically in the next Presidential election. The reason is the potentially substantial gap between the significant pro-Israel policies of President...
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Explain BDS to America

The Israeli election, which is heating up, must not distract us from a disturbing development that is gaining traction in the U.S. election: the battle by the radical left-wing of the Democratic Party to...
Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein

Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, staunch promoter of ties between Jews and Christians, dies at 67

Israeli American Rabbi Yechiel Eckstein, whose life goal was to promote a dialogue between Jews and Christians, died on Wednesday at the age of 67 from sudden heart failure. Born in New York City, he...
The Shalva band. Source: Shalva band website.

Popular Shalva band won’t play Eurovision due to Shabbat schedule

The Shalva group, a beloved Israeli band featuring musicians with special needs, has dropped out of the Eurovision Song contest in May because compulsory rehearsals for the Saturday-night finals will take place on Shabbat. The...
An Israeli soldier evacuate Jewish settlers women from their house in the Jewish settlement of Newe Dekalim in the Gaza Strip, 2005. Photo by Flash90.

Right slams Gantz for supporting eviction of Jewish towns; Gantz slams back

Israel Resilience Party leader and prime-ministerial hopeful Benny Gantz raised the ire of Israeli right-wingers on Wednesday after his first interview indicated his favorable opinion of the 2005 Gaza Disengagement/Expulsion, in which 8,500 Jews...
Holocaust survivor Joshua Kaufman (left) and U.S. Army veteran Herman Zeitchik at the 2019 State of the Union address. Credit: Screenshot.

In State of the Union address, Trump denounces Iran and anti-Semitism; recognizes Holocaust survivors

As part of his annual State of the Union address on Tuesday night, U.S. President Donald Trump addressed the threats posed by Iran and anti-Semitism. “My administration has acted decisively to confront the world’s leading...
Gideon Sa'ar. March 4, 2018. Credit: Ziv Koren/Wikimedia Commons.

Likud primary results: Netanyahu rival Gideon Sa’ar places high on ticket

The Likud’s Knesset ticket rounded into shape on Wednesday after most of the votes from the party’s primary election on Tuesday night were counted. Transportation Minister Yisrael Katz finished first on the party ticket, followed...
Front row (from left): Gideon Taylor, chair of operations, WJRO; Xavier Bettel, Prime Minister of Luxembourg; Randy Evans, U.S. Ambassador to Luxembourg; and Tom Yazdgerdi, U.S. Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues. Second row (front): Evan Hochberg, director of international affairs, WJRO; Albert Aflalo, president, Consistoire Israélite Luxembourg; Franҫois Moyse, president, Foundation Luxembourgeoise de la Mémoire Shoah. Back row (from left): Wesley Fisher, director of research, WJRO. Credit: WJRO.

Holocaust-era property compensation discussed with Luxembourg’s prime minister

Leaders of the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) and of the Jewish Community of Luxembourg met on Tuesday with Luxembourg’s Prime Minister Xavier Bettel to discuss efforts to address remaining Holocaust-era property compensation issues. The...
View of the Jewish settlement of Karmei Tzur in Judea near Hebron, which neighbors Givat Sorek. Credit: Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Right-wing officials back plan to bolster Jewish settlements in Judea, Samaria by 2 million

Dozens of ministers and senior lawmakers from the Likud and other right-wing parties have signed a Nahala movement petition to promote a settlement plan introduced under the government of late Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir, Israel...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on July 11, 2018. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Netanyahu and Putin to meet in Moscow on Iranian threat

Despite tensions between their home countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Feb. 21 in Moscow, where the two are expected to discuss the Iranian threat. “It’s very important that...

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