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What Israel and Morocco will gain from re-establishing ties

(ISRAEL21c via JNS) - The Dec. 10 announcement of the re-establishment of diplomatic relations between Morocco and Israel marked the fourth time in the past four months that a Muslim-majority...

 

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 Jus...

 

Sharansky responds to Tlaib, Lamont Hill, Beinart panel

Speaking at an event countering the “Dismantling Anti-Semitism: Winning Justice,” human rights icon Natan Sharansky said that too many so-called progressive voices regard Jews as ‘oppressors’ and are not protecting individual freedoms and...

 
 By Eliana Rudee    News    December 25, 2020

International Jewish Media Summit

(JNS) — Media representatives from 30 countries joined online last week to discuss the right of Jews throughout the world to intervene in what’s going on in Israel, as well as Israel’s new diplomatic ties and the influence of social networks...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Assault reported at Chabad of the Bluegrass menorah-lighting in Lexington, Kentucky By Philissa Cramer (JTA) — A Chabad center in Lexington, Kentucky, will see increased police presence for the rest of Chanukah after an assault during one of the...

 

Observers say EU-funded review of Palestinian textbooks reeks of 'incompetence, concealment'

(JNS) — In a ground-breaking move and in response to the lack of change in the Palestinian Authority school curriculum and the continued insertion of anti-Semitism, hate and incitement to violence and martyrdom in its textbooks, the Norwegian parli...

 

Michigan businesswoman turned legislator Lisa McClain points to dangerous Iran policies

(JNS) - Lisa McClain will join the record-number of Republican women elected this year to the U.S. House of Representatives following her landslide victory over Democrat Kimberly Bizon, 66.3 percent...

 

The real story behind 'Mank,' the new movie about the Jewish screenwriter who brought us 'Citizen Kane'

(JTA) - Acclaimed director David Fincher's highly anticipated film "Mank," on the Jewish screenwriter Herman Mankiewicz and the story behind his writing of the classic film "Citizen Kane," hits...

 

In Amsterdam, the world's priciest menorah gets a new life

By Cnaan Liphshiz AMSTERDAM (JTA) - For the Amsterdam Jewish Historical Museum, Chanukah this year entailed the stressful chore of assembling the world's most expensive menorah. Last week, the Rintel...

 

This beety, beefy cabbage soup is perfect for quarantine

This recipe originally appeared on The Nosher. This comforting soup is a cross between a meaty borscht and my current obsession: caramelized cabbage. Both the flanken and cabbage lend a hand in its...

 

Steelers 'mensch' Zach Banner to donate part of gameday check to Tree of Life

(JNS) - Pittsburgh Steeler Zach Banner announced Monday that he was donating a portion of a game-day check to Tree of Life*Or L'Simcha Synagogue, the site of the mass shooting in October 2018. "I'm...

 

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