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Podcast series 'The Forgotten Exodus' tells overlooked stories of Jews from Arab lands

(JNS) — A new limited podcast series from the American Jewish Committee features interviews with Jews whose families left or were forced to flee from Arab lands and Iran in the mid-20th century. “The Forgotten Exodus,” premiering on Monday, consists...


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

(JNS) — The pro-Israel student group Maccabee 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 (...


Jewish advocates warn that pro-Israel college students to face aggression on campus

(JNS) - A number of Jewish groups have significant concerns about how Israel's conflict with Hamas in the Gaza Strip this spring will correlate into anti-Jewish sentiment on North American college...


When Israel and Arab nations unite, world should take note, says UN ambassador

(JNS) — Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan reflected on 2020 and how “Israel’s future looks brighter than ever” in his address on Sunday night at the Zionist Organization of America’s Virtual Superstar Gala. Erdan, also Israel...


Anti-Semitic hackers infiltrate high school website

(JNS) — An anti-Semitic cybersecurity attack that took place at a Jewish high school in Long Island, N.Y., on Monday has left students on edge and parents contemplating if they should keep their children at home for the rest of the school year. A...


Anti-Semitism webinar features pro-Palestinian activists railing against Jews and Israel

(JNS) — Anti-Semitism watchdog groups called out “disingenuous efforts” to address hatred against Jews displayed this week by anti-Israel panelists on a webinar. A virtual event on Tuesday night, titled “Dismantling Anti-Semitism: Winning Justice...


Friedman on feat of Abraham Accords: 'Gulf interests largely in line with those of Israel'

(JNS) — U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman detailed the negotiation process that led to the signing of the Abraham Accords, as well as talked about the future of other Arab countries expected to normalize relations with the Jewish state, in a...


Danon: Obama's decision to 'abandon' Israel was lowest moment of UN tenure

(JNS) — Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reflected on his last five years in office and plans for the future during his final press briefing on Tuesday. Danon’s first move upon returning to Israel will be to visit his m...


Israel's ambassador to UK reflects on global issues, namely Iran, before leaving office

(JNS) - Israel's ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev discussed Israel's relations with Britain and its neighbors during a webinar on Thursday, his last livestreamed event before ending his...


Pro-Israel students at conference gain knowledge, confidence in combating hate on campus

(JNS)-Pro-Israel students from 30 university campuses across the United States and Canada gathered last week in New York City for a three-day conference to learn about defending Israel effectively,... Full story


Nikki Haley targets Venezuela, even Canada, while criticizing the UN for corruption, hypocrisy

(JNS)-In a scathing speech last week about corruption in the United Nations, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Canada of making a "deal with the devil" and called again... Full story


Keep CAIR off college campuses

(JNS)—The watchdog group is calling on the U.S. Department of Education and Georgie State University to keep the “terror-affiliated” Council on American-Islamic Relations off U.S. college campuses. “The Council on America... Full story


Anti-Semitism at Columbia University

(JNS)—The American NGO Alums for Campus Fairness released a comprehensive report last week that documents what ACF describes as “systemic anti-Semitism and an ingrained delegitimization of Isr... Full story


New 'Brave' approach to combating anti-Semitism on college campuses

(JNS)-A new project called "Brave" is bringing together veterans of the Israel Defense Forces and the U.S. military with Jewish students to share stories, learn about the Jewish state, stand up... Full story


Jewish 'Bubbies' do matchmaking, share their dating wisdom in new TV show

(JNS)-In each episode of "Bubbies Know Best," which premiered Feb. 11 on JLTV, S.J. Mendelson, Linda Rich, and Bunny Gibson interview three potential suitors before picking one to go on a date with... Full story

 By Shiryn Ghermezian    News    June 6, 2014

Torah on the moon project is a go

An Israeli team hopes to send a Torah scroll to the moon’s surface in an effort to preserve a part of Jewish culture in case of an apocalypse, Britain’s Daily Mail reported on Friday. The scroll would travel outside Earth’s atmosphere with other... Full story


Miss Israel doesn't like hummus

While visiting New York last week, Miss Israel, Yityish Aynaw, proved that not all Israelis love the country’s national chickpea spread, hummus. “In Israel, I don’t eat hummus,” she explained to a New York Daily News reporter during an intervi... Full story


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