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 By Maayan Hoffman    News    April 1, 2022

'Strongest weapon' in Israel's arsenal: Faith-based diplomacy

(JNS) - Two dozen Christian parliamentarians wrapped up a visit to Israel on Tuesday with discussions on how to embrace and defend Israel in modern times. The discussions were the culmination of a...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    April 1, 2022

Jewish Federations' Mark Wilf reflects on mission to Poland-Ukraine border to assist refugees

(JNS) - The first organized humanitarian mission of the North American Jewish community for Ukrainians will be far from the last. This past week, a mission organized by the Jewish Federations of...

 

Polio found in Tiberias

(JNS) — Remnants of poliovirus were discovered in sewage samples in Tiberias, adding to the growing list of hot spots in the country, Israel’s Ministry of Health said in a statement. A 4-year-old girl from Jerusalem tested positive for the...

 

Obituary - JAMES MARK ROSENBLUM

Jim Rosenblum, of Ocoee, Fla., died unexpectedly on Jan. 22, 2022, from complications of cancer and chemotherapy, at the age of 73. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, on Feb. 7, 1948, to Earl and Liese (Grad) R...

 

Obituary - MARLA LYNN SINERT

An avid traveler, Marla Lynn Sinert, passed away just five weeks after returning from a trip to the Azores. With her husband of 45 years, Merrill, and daughter Molly by her side, Marla, 66, departed...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    April 1, 2022

The Russia-Ukraine war has Blinken stuck between the personal and the political

WASHINGTON (JTA) — When Secretary of State Antony Blinken cited his family’s Holocaust-era history in explaining a matter of U.S. foreign policy on Monday, it was far from the first time he has done so. “One of my responsibilities as Secretary...

 

UN Human Rights Council report accuses Israel of apartheid

(JNS) — A report by U.N. Special Rapporteur Michael Lynk submitted to the U.N. Human Rights Council accused Israel of apartheid. “The Special Rapporteur recommends that the international community accepts and adopts the findings … that...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Netflix to produce a ‘Jewish Matchmaking’ series By Caleb Guedes-Reed (JTA) — Matchmaker, matchmaker — are you going on Netflix? The streaming giant announced a new “Jewish Matchmaking” series on Thursday, modeled after its hit “Indian...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    April 1, 2022

NGO Monitor report debunks Israel apartheid claims, places Amnesty International 'on the defensive'

(JNS) — A new report by NGO Monitor debunks the accusation of apartheid against Israel and assesses whether apartheid, as previously defined, is applicable to Israel and territories under its military administration. This new re...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    April 1, 2022

Resolution endorsing boycott of Israel

(JTA) — An international academic organization devoted to study of the Arab world and Israel has voted to endorse boycotting Israel. Members of the Middle East Studies Association voted 768-167 in favor of a resolution “endorsing the...

 
 By Aviva Engel    Features    April 1, 2022

The man behind Rock 'n Roll Fantasy Camp - which connects fans with their rock heroes - is a Modern Orthodox zayde

(JTA) - Few Jewish grandfathers are still riding a motorcycle at age 65. Even fewer can boast that they have Alice Cooper's number on speed-dial.  Of course, David Fishof is no ordinary zayde.  The...

 

Art mural pays homage to 'Righteous Among Nations' heroes in Greece

(JNS) - A new street mural in Greece honors two non-Jewish Greek citizens recognized by Yad Vashem as "Righteous Among the Nations" for saving Jews during the Holocaust. The art display in the city...

 

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