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Gantz names six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, US asks Israel to clarify

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz said on Friday that six Palestinian NGOs will be listed as terror organizations for their close ties with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). “Those organizations were...

Thousands of Jews from Around the World Gather at Largest Event in Israel for...

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Thousands of Masa Israel Journey Fellows, alumni, partners and community members came together on October 20, 2021, at Hayarkon Park in Israel to celebrate the start of Masa Israel Journey’s 2021-22 programming year and...
Members of the Sunrise GW group protesting outside of the White House in Washington, D.C. Source: Twitter.

Affiliate blasts Sunrise DC for decision to boycott rally over inclusion of Jewish groups

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An affiliate of the Sunrise Movement at George Washington University, Sunrise GW, has disavowed a move by another local affiliate, Sunrise DC, to boycott a voting rights rally over the participation of three Jewish groups. In a...
View of the U.S. Consulate General on Agron Street in Central Jerusalem, Israel, March 4, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Will US deny Israel sovereignty over Jerusalem by reopening consulate for Palestinians?

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The Biden administration wants to reopen a consulate for Palestinian affairs in Jerusalem as part of its efforts to reverse former U.S. President Donald Trump’s policies and achievements. Trump subsumed the consulate into the...
Thomas Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Nides advances to final stage of confirmation for US ambassador to Israel

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s pick for the role of U.S. ambassador to Israel, Thomas Nides, this week cleared the second-to-last hurdle before official confirmation. Nides, who was officially nominated in July, was reported favorably from the Senate Foreign Relations...
Members of Sunrise DC, a progressive climate activist group. Source: Facebook.

Progressive climate activists cause outrage over call to ban ‘Zionist groups’ from voting rights...

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A left-wing climate activist group in Washington, D.C., infuriated the pro-Israel community this week, pulling itself from speaking at a rally for voting rights set for this weekend and citing the participation of three...
The Holocaust Museum LA. Credit: Belzarch via Wikimedia Commons.

Los Angeles Holocaust museum secures $2.5 million in new state funding

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California state lawmakers on Thursday announced $2.5 million in funding to support the expansion of Holocaust Museum LA, including for a new learning center pavilion and new programming for younger learners at the Los Angeles...
The synagogue in Halle, Germany, on Oct. 22, 2019. Credit: ArTono/Shutterstock.

German anti-Semitism, real and perceived

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There were more than 2,000 reported anti-Semitic incidents in Germany in 2020 and just under 2,000 the previous year. That’s around or five or six incidents, some of them involving violence or verbal abuse,...

Intimidation of Jewish College Students on the Increase

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As yet more evidence that Jewish students have continued to be targets of bias on university campuses, a Spring 2021 poll by the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, together with...

Who Abuses the “Beautiful Game”

WC Directors for International Relations and for Latin America Diego Maradona was aware that his private life was not exemplary. In addition to being one of the best soccer players in history, he was also...