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Daily Archives: June 8, 2021

Helping seniors and the elderly. Credit: Pixabay.

Jewish Communal Fund gives $700,000 in grants to Jewish charities in New York

The Jewish Communal Fund of New York said on Monday that it has approved nearly $700,000 in grants to New York-based Jewish charities through its endowment, the JCF Special Gifts Fund. The grants will help increase supply to a...
A “Paw Patrol” character visited children at kindergartens in Jaffa, Israel, signing autographs and handing out toys, June 8, 2021. Photo by Chen Shenhav.

Toy Movement and Peres Center distribute gifts to Arab and Jewish kids in Jaffa

The Toy Movement, a philanthropic initiative founded by Canada’s largest children’s toy and entertainment company Spin Master, distributed toys this week to Arab and Jewish children at four nursery schools in Jaffa, in partnership...
Birthright Israel group in front of the Western Wall in Jerusalem, June 2021. Credit: Sami Marshak.

‘Energized and inspired’: After a year away, Birthright returns to Israel at a critical...

They’re baaaaack! If you’re in Israel this month, you can’t miss the clusters of them downing falafel on Jerusalem’s Ben-Yehuda Street, cooling off in the Dead Sea, climbing Masada at sunrise or slipping prayers between...
Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman visits at the 8th International UVID Conference at the Avenue Convention Center in Airport City, Nov. 7, 2019. Photo by Flash90.

Why the Shin Bet chief isn’t so hush-hush anymore

Enemies of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu were relieved, if not thrilled, when Shin Bet chief Nadav Argaman broke his organization’s customary silence to bemoan the behavior of those virulently opposing the makeup of the coalition-in-formation. “We...
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A three-stage plan for the permanent reconstruction of Gaza

Moments after another round of fighting on the Gaza border, the world awakes once more to a mission that repeats itself every few years: the rehabilitation of the Gaza Strip. This task arises after...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah on May 25, 2021. Source: U.S. State Department/Twitter.

Is Biden administration encouraging continued Palestinian bad behavior?

With the Biden administration promising to ramp up relations with the Palestinians, concern centers in Israel and pro-Israel circles over whether or not the carrot approach by the United States might induce continued bad...
Smoke rising from the Al-Jalaa tower in Gaza City after an Israeli airstrike, which according to the Israel Defense Forces housed Hamas intelligence and weaponry, in the midst of a conflict with Israel. Several media outlets also had offices in the building, including the Associated Press and Al Jazeera, May 15, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Erdan tells ‘AP’: Hamas used Gaza media tower to jam Iron Dome system

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan met with senior leadership of the Associated Press on Monday in New York, where he told the media outlet that Hamas was using the...
View of the United Arab Emirates and the Persian Gulf. Credit: Pixabay.

American Jewish Committee opens first office in Arab country

The American Jewish Committee announced that it has opened an office in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates, making it the first office in an Arab country and the 13th overseas...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken delivers remarks to the media at the State Department in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 26, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha.

Blinken: Iran’s nuclear ‘breakout time’ could be weeks if violations continue

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Monday that if Iran continues violating the 2015 nuclear deal, it would soon have enough nuclear material for a nuclear weapon. “What we do know, unfortunately, is...
Two Jewish teenagers in Long Island, N.Y., held a local car wash to help raise money to support Israel Defense Forces soldiers. Credit: Olexander Kozak/Shutterstock.

Jewish teens raise more than $10,000 for IDF soldiers in local car wash

Two Jewish teenagers in Long Island, N.Y., held a local car wash to help raise money to support Israel Defense Forces’ soldiers and collected more than $10,000 following Israel’s 11-day conflict with Hamas in...