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Daily Archives: September 23, 2021

Eva Lanska’s Award-Winning Film “Little French Fish” Premiered on ShortsTV in Europe on Amazon...

London-based filmmaker Eva Lanska’s award-winning drama short Little French Fish held its European premiere on leading short movie entertainment network ShortsTV on September 19, 2021. The film first premiered on ShortsTV in North America on September 9, 2021 on DirecTV, AT&T...

American Jewish University Awarded Reimagine Grant by Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles

Today, American Jewish University (AJU) announced that its new program, the Jewish Education Excellence Project: Supporting Teachers for Healthy Schools, has received a generous grant from the Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles (The Foundation). The...
Rabbi Yehoshua Fass, Co-Founder and Executive Director of Nefesh B’Nefesh, Marty and Pearl Hershkovitz, and Marc Rosenberg, VP of Diaspora Partnerships at Nefesh B’Nefesh together with IZI grant recipients. Credit: Yonit Schiller

Nefesh B’Nefesh Presents 2021 ‘Initiative for Zionist Innovation’ Grants to Seven Community-Building Olim

Nefesh B’Nefesh, who works in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, The Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael and JNF-USA to facilitate Aliyah from North America, has chosen seven recipients for...

Mainstream Democrats, Bowing to Progressives, Let Israel Down

It was Congress’s first certain body blow to American Jews in modern times, though Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib may feel that they were denied a chance to achieve it on Yom Kippur and...
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi. Credit: Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock.

How a budget standoff demonstrated the partisan split over Israel

The Iron Dome missile-defense system has long been one of the least controversial aspects of the U.S.-Israel relationship. Funding for the idea was approved in principle by the George W. Bush administration in 2007...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, June 2021. Source: Benny Gantz/Twitter.

Gantz holds call with Austin to discuss how to halt Iran nuclear program

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz held a call with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Thursday, said Gantz’s office in a statement. The defense ministers “discussed regional developments, including the need to stop the...
German Chancellor Angela Merkel during a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Oct. 4, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

‘Good riddance, Merkel,’ says Jewish-German newspaper publisher

Rafael Korenzecher, publisher of the conservative Germany Jewish monthly, Jüdische Rundschau, does not spare any nicety in his parting words to German Chancellor Angela Merkel, whose successor will be determined after the German federal elections on Sept....

Israel’s (personal) arms race

In May, when tensions in Israel’s mixed cities erupted with unprecedented force during “Operation Guardian of the Walls,” Tamar, a resident of Gush Etzion in Samaria, felt—like many other Israelis nationwide—that she had been...
Hezbollah flags flying over southern Lebanon. Credit: John Grummitt/Shutterstock.

Bipartisan bill urges EU to fully designate Hezbollah as terrorist organization

A bipartisan group of senators introduced a bill on Thursday that calls on the European Union to fully designate Hezbollah as a terrorist organization. The legislation, introduced by Sens. Jacky Rosen (D-Nev.) and Marsha Blackburn...
U.S. Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.). Source: Andy Levin/Facebook.

Jewish Democrat introduces bill to make two-state solution US policy, condition aid to Israel

Jewish Democratic Rep. Andy Levin (D-Mich.) is introducing legislation that would make a two-state solution official U.S. policy. Named the “Two-State Solution Act,” it states that “only the outcome of a two-state solution can both...