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Gay McDougall. Source: YouTube.

US law professor elected to UN committee criticized for stances on anti-Semitism, Israel

Gay McDougall, who was elected to serve on the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD) on Thursday, has elicited concern over her record on anti-Israel bias and anti-Semitism. McDougall, 73, a distinguished...
The Strauss family, Germany, c. 1890. Members of the Strauss family moved to Louisiana and established F. Strauss & Son, Inc. The wholesale grocery company became a staple of the Louisiana town. Donated by Morris Mintz. Courtesy of the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience.

Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience set to open in New Orleans

Officials with the Museum of the Southern Jewish Experience in New Orleans announced on Wednesday that the new attraction will open to the public on May 27. Originally slated to roll out its exhibits in February 2020,...
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan talks with David Jackson of the Philos Project while crossing the Edmund Pettus Bridge, site of the 1965 “Bloody Sunday” civil-rights demonstrations. Credit: Southern Jewish Life.

In first US tour, Israel’s envoy embarks on ‘personal journey’ along civil-rights trail

For his first American tour after being named Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Gilad Erdan said he wanted to make a “personal journey, listening and learning about the history and the incredible contribution...