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Emergency bill fails; Judea, Samaria communities in crisis

In an emergency vote Monday evening, the Knesset voted against a bill that would extend Israeli law to Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria for another five years. Fifty-eight MKs voted against the bill, including coalition MKs Mazen Ganaim of...

 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

What the failure of legal jurisdiction bill could mean for Israelis in Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — A Knesset vote to renew a law, set to expire on June 30, that applies Israel’s legal system to citizens in Judea and Samaria, and has been in force as “emergency regulations” since the Six-Day War of 1967, went down in defeat on...


Iran crossing nuclear threshold 'unavoidable,' says IAEA director-general

(JNS) - International Atomic Energy Agency director-general Rafael Grossi said on Monday that Iran was "very close" to crossing the nuclear threshold, and that it "cannot be avoided" at this point. Sp...


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Jewish man beaten and allegedly called ‘dirty Jew’ while campaigning for his political candidate wife in France By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — A group of men violently assaulted a Jewish man while he was putting up campaign posters for his wife,...

 By Howard Lovy    Features    June 17, 2022

Before WWII, Jewish mobsters kept Nazis at bay in the US - with their fists

(JTA) — The way author Michael Benson tells it, one day in 1938, New York judge and Jewish communal leader Nathan Perlman sat at a bar and thought, “How come these Nazis get to march down 86th...


What Jewish tradition says about pets

For many Jews today, pets are beloved household members who are often considered part of the family. That is despite the commonly held perception that Jewish observance and pet ownership are...


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