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A new outdoor exhibition displays 30 murals from various places in Poland and tells the story of aspects of Jewish history there. Source: Screenshot/Instagram.

Outdoor exhibit about history of Polish Jews travels to Eastern European cities

A new traveling outdoor exhibition about the history of Polish Jews is making its way through five cities in Poland following a successful showing in Croatia and Norway. Titled “They Fill No Space: Reviving the...
While British Jewry has pulled together against the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, American Jews seem more focused on partisan grudges then on combating hate.

Is the ADL a greater threat to liberty than the extremists it targets?

Americans woke up to a reality last month when the Biden administration revealed that it was “flagging” social-media posts that it wanted Facebook to censor. White House press secretary Jen Psaki said the motive for this...
American historian Deborah Lipstadt. Credit: YouTube.

Envoy will first need to root out anti-Semitism in the Democratic Party

U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice of Emory Professor Deborah Lipstadt as America’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism has not been greeted with the unqualified approval that might have been expected for such...
The WhiteHouse, Washington, D.C. Credit: Credit: WhiteHouse.gov.

White House makes internal selection for Jewish liaison after months of pressure

The Biden administration has chosen a former White House Jewish liaison to resume the position on Thursday after months of pleading from Jewish communal organizations to name someone to the post. Chanan Weissman, 37, who...
Ana Lucrecia Marroquín de Palomo, vice president of the Congress of Guatemala; Alejandro Giammattei, president of the Republic of Guatemala; Fidel Reyes Lee, president of the Guatemala-Israel Friendship League. Source: Screenshot.

Central America unites in show of solidarity against anti-Semitism

The Guatemalan president and regional Parliamentarians convened virtually on July 29 to display a united front against anti-Semitism and celebrate ties with the Jewish state. At the inaugural Central America Forum for Israel, the leaders...
Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream Shop. Credit: Joshua Small-Photographer/Shutterstock.

Ben & Jerry’s franchisees call for company to rescind Israel decision

Several U.S. Ben & Jerry’s franchisees have sent a letter to the company calling on them to rescind their July 19 decision to stop doing business in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.” The letter was signed...
The tanker "Thalassa Desgagnes," now known as "Asphalt Princess," July 4, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Attempted Iranian hijacking in Gulf of Oman thwarted by vessel’s crew

The attempted Iranian hijacking of a tanker vessel in the Gulf of Oman that began on Tuesday was thwarted by the ship’s crew, who disabled its engines, preventing it from being diverted to Iran,...
Israeli Supreme Court justice Yitzhak Amit (center) attends a petition regarding the evacuation of Palestinian families from their home in Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood, at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem on Aug. 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Will Israel’s politicized Supreme Court stick to law on Palestinian Sheikh Jarrah squatters?

In what can be seen as an eyebrow-raising moment, Israel’s Supreme Court on Monday noted that the Jewish owners of properties under dispute in the Shimon HaTzadik neighborhood of Jerusalem, which is often erroneously...
Israeli security seen at the scene of where a missile fired from Lebanon, into northern Israel, hit in an open field, near the city of Kiryat Shmona, August 4, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

Palestinian faction again likely to be behind rocket fire from Lebanon

A Palestinian terror faction likely fired the three rockets from Lebanon at Kiryat Shmona in northern Israel on Wednesday; however, the precise motivation for the act of aggression isn’t immediately clear. The attack does not bear the...
The anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) supported a pro-Palestinian rally in Brooklyn where protestors glorified uprisings against Israel. Source: Screenshot.

Jewish Voice for Peace linked to anti-Israel ‘intifada rally’ in Brooklyn

The anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) supported a pro-Palestinian rally in Brooklyn, N.Y., over the weekend where hundreds of protestors glorified uprisings against Israel. In an Instagram story by StopAntisemitism.org and later shared on Twitter,...