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Newly elected Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits the grave of his late father, Chaim Herzog, at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, on June 2, 2021. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Groups welcome Israel’s next president; Herzog brings ‘deep understanding of world Jewry’

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Jewish leaders in the United States and elsewhere welcomed the election of Isaac Herzog as Israel’s next president, with most praising his deep understanding of the worldwide Jewish community. “I cannot think of a better or...
Linoy Ashram. Credit: European Gymnastics (https://www.europeangymnastics.com/).

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins gold, two silvers at world championship in Italy

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Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won three medals at the Pesaro Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup in Italy on Sunday. The 21-year-old took home a gold medal for her individual ball routine, which earned her a score...

A Survivor’s Trek Through Europe and the U.S.

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In this memoir, nonagenarian Michael G. Kesler tells how as a teenager, he escaped both forced service in the Soviet Army and the Nazi invasion of his Polish home town by hopping trains with...
The Farhud, Baghdad 1941. Credit: Yad Yitzhak Ben Zvi Archive.

On Farhud Day, many ask: Could it happen again?

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History keeps demanding to repeat itself. We bar the door and avert our eyes. But history proves itself an irrepressible companion, constantly jumping out from our past to become our future. First, understand and acknowledge...
Israeli President-elect Isaac Herzog at the Knesset in Jerusalem on the day of the election, June 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

President Rivlin congratulates President-elect Isaac Herzog

President Rivlin: The title of ‘first citizen’ and the task of guarding the character of the State of Israel are heavy responsibilities. I have no doubt that you will bear them superbly. With the results...
President-elect and the Chief Rabbi paying their respects at the grave of the latter's father.

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef Congratulates President-elect Isaac Herzog

Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, today (Wednesday, 2 June 2021), spoke with President-elect Isaac Herzog and told him: "It is a great honor for the State of Israel that its President-elect is continuing the...
Israeli President-elect Isaac Herzog at the Knesset in Jerusalem on the day of the election, June 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Isaac Herzog elected Israel’s 11th president

The Knesset elected Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday. The vote was conducted in a special session during which Knesset members cast secret ballots for either Herzog...
The 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, takes the oath of office. Jan. 20, 2021. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish support for Biden remains unchanged from election, says AJC survey

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A survey commissioned by the American Jewish Committee, released on Wednesday, indicated that support for U.S. President Joe Biden among American Jews remains strong, while a political rift continues between the Orthodox Jews and...
During the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, thousands of evangelical Christians wave Israeli, American and other national flags as they march in a Jerusalem parade as part of the International Christian Embassy Jerusalem’s (ICEJ) Feast of Tabernacles festivities.Credit: Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Combating rising anti-Semitism, leaders cultivate Judeo-Christian values to support Israel

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With anti-Israel protesters around the world rallying against the Jewish state, a group of rabbis in Israel and North America gathered with leading evangelical pastors and other leaders from the Christian community for a...
A pro-Israel rally in New York on May 23, 2021. Credit: Shahar Azran/Israeli American Council.

Are American Jewish groups doing enough to address the surge in anti-Israel hate?

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The flare-up of violence between Israel and Hamas lasted 11 days until a ceasefire was negotiated, but for Jewish community organizations, the fight continues within the United States. Recent weeks have seen a surge...