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Daily Archives: October 15, 2021

Marvel Joseph, coalitions coordinator for the task force and a pro-Israel Christian activist. Credit: Christopher François.

Summit for student leaders aims to promote more unity between black, Jewish communities

The pro-Israel student group Maccabi Task Force organized its first three-day conference to help strengthen the relationship between black and Jewish communities. Roughly 100 people from historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) attended the Black...
Blue and White Party Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh. Credit: Courtesy.

Michal Cotler-Wunsh: Jewish Agency can shift relationship paradigm with everyone at table

As a former Knesset member and now head of the Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliyah Policy and Strategy, as well as a senior consultant to the Jewish Federations of North America, Michal Cotler-Wunsh is...
The arrival of French Jews who made aliyah, at Ben Gurion International Airport on July 10, 2017. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90

‘Feeling part of the story’: Having made the move, ‘olim’ and Israel mark Aliyah...

By the time newly minted Israeli Shira Denise Kilemnic Mac and her husband, Abraham, along with their two youngsters, stepped off the plane in Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion International Airport on July 22, her reputation...
U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland. Source: Screenshot.

The Jewish stake in resisting the war on school-board critics

In our bifurcated political culture, most Americans not only have forgotten how to listen to those who disagree with them but have also stopped being willing to credit opponents with good motives. That’s part...
Eric Zemmour, French political journalist, writer, essayist, columnist and polemicist, was in Nice to promote his latest book. Credit: macri roland/Shutterstock.

Is Eric Zemmour the new Bruno Kreisky?

Could a politician who positively identifies as Jewish and expresses pro-Israel sympathies ever be elected as head of state in a European country? The question is still a hypothetical one. In spite of the large...
Palestinians receive financial aid from Qatar at a post office in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 6, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Qatar restarts cash payments to Palestinians in Gaza, using UN credit cards

Palestinians in the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip began receiving payments on Thursday after Israel agreed to a new distribution system that includes the involvement of the United Nations. Qatari envoy Mohammed al-Emadi said that payments of...
An illustration of a judge's gavel. Credit: corgarashu/Shutterstock.

Jewish death-row inmate wins new trial in Texas, citing judge’s anti-Semitic slurs

A Dallas County judge ordered that Jewish death-row inmate Randy Halprin should get a new trial after considering evidence that the judge who presided over his case was biased against Jews. Halprin, 44, claimed that former Dallas County judge...
Photo of a woman wanted for setting a fire in front of the Yeshiva of Flatbush in Brooklyn, N.Y., October 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Search underway for woman in Brooklyn who set fire in front of yeshivah

Police are searching for an unidentified African-American woman seen on surveillance video pouring gasoline in front of a Jewish school in Brooklyn, N.Y., before setting the liquid on fire. The incident occurred Thursday night...
The Google logo on one of the buildings of Googleplex, the company's main campus in Silicon Valley. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

BDS groups, activists likely behind campaign targeting Google, Amazon to cancel contract with Israel

Anti-Israel BDS groups and activists appear to be behind a purportedly grassroots anonymous letter of hundreds of Google and Amazon employees demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud...
Rabbi Shlomó Köves, chairman of Europe’s Action and Protection League and leader of the Chabad-Lubavitch Association of Hungarian Jewish Communities, presents findings of a European anti-Semitism study at the European Jewish Association Conference of Jewish Leaders in Brussels, held from Oct. 12-13, 2021. Photo by Eli Mandelbaum.

New European-wide survey reveals disturbing findings of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias

Europe’s Action and Protection League (APL), in partnership with the European Jewish Association (EJA), released a European-wide survey offering a complex and detailed account of the prevalence of anti-Semitic perceptions, including widespread views in some countries...