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Israel's Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevich with representatives from Herzog College in Israel at the signing ceremony of a two-year project to foster a global educational and professional network, June 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel to fund global Jewish education network, led by Herzog College

Herzog College has been selected to partner with Israel’s Diaspora Affairs Ministry in launching one of its flagship international projects. For the first time, there will be one organization liaising with Jewish schools throughout...
A virtual Kabbalat Shabbat service with the Jewish community in Baku, Azerbaijan. Source: Screenshot.

Diaspora minister’s Shabbat initiative reaches smaller, more remote parts of Jewish world

Following the ratification of the Abraham Accords, Israeli Minister of Diaspora Omer Yankelevich has held virtual Kabbalat Shabbat services with Jewish communities around the world, sharing the message that now is the time to...
Holocaust survivor Shimon Mira gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel explores plan to provide free vaccines to Holocaust survivors worldwide

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich announced on Tuesday the launch of an extensive operation to vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19. The Israeli Cabinet minister directed Shalom Corps, the international youth service nonprofit, to...
The Knesset in Jerusalem, on Aug. 13, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Knesset marks ‘Diaspora Day’ to strengthen Israel-world Jewry bonds

In a first since 2017, Israel marked “Diaspora Day” on Monday in the Knesset under the direction of Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevitch. To mark the occasion, the Knesset held a series of discussions—both in-person and...
Blue and White Knesset member Omer Yankelevich attends a Knesset committee meeting, Aug. 5, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli minister demands Amazon pull anti-Semitic books

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich on Wednesday called on Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos to remove books featuring anti-Semitic content from the retail giant’s platform. The appeal followed a study by the ministry’s...

Israeli minister outlines plan to foster stronger unity among Diaspora Jewry

Following the adoption of the Israeli government’s plan earlier this summer to help ensure unity of the global Jewish community, JNS took some time to talk with Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch about the strategic...