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 By Ron Kampeas    News    July 1, 2022 

Doron Almog set to head Jewish Agency

(JTA) - The Jewish Agency's nominating committee recommended Doron Almog, a storied retired general and a longtime advocate for people with disabilities, to lead the body that bridges Israel and the...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 1, 2022 

Biden's mideast nominees under fire for anti-Israel bias

(JNS) — Two Biden administration nominees for top posts related to the Middle East came under fire for alleged anti-Israel bias by Senate Republicans in their confirmation hearing on Thursday. The hearing, held in the Senate Foreign Relations...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 1, 2022 

BDS disavows Boston project mapping

(JTA) — The global Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement targeting Israel has disavowed a controversial website mapping Boston-area Jewish groups a day after lawmakers urged a federal investigation of the project’s potential to be used by...

 
 By Jackie Hajdenberg    News    July 1, 2022 

Zelensky singles out Israel for refusing to join international sanctions against Russia

(JTA) — In a live streamed address to students, faculty and staff at Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky urged Israel to join the network of countries around the world that have placed sanctions on Russia for its...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

5 reasons why the BDS Mapping Project is dangerous for Jews everywhere

From the American Jewish Committee, a global Jewish advocacy organization A new website that claims to show the ties between various Massachusetts institutions and “support for the colonization of Palestine” has raised alarms over its dangerous...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    July 1, 2022 

24 Democratic senators urge Biden to involve US in investigation of Palestinian journalist's death

(JTA) — Just under half of all Democratic senators are seeking the “direct involvement” of the United States in the investigation of the death of a Palestinian journalist who was shot over a month ago while covering an Israeli raid on a West...

 
 News    July 1, 2022 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Eli Rosenbaum to head DOJ team investigating war crimes in Ukraine By Madeline Fixler (JTA) — Eli Rosenbaum, a Justice Department veteran known for his work tracking and deporting former Nazis residing in the United States, will lead a team...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 1, 2022 

What's on the agenda for Biden's Israel visit?

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden is scheduled to visit Israel on July 13. Analysts tell JNS that among the key topics to be discussed will be the Iran threat; a security alliance between Israel and Gulf states; the U.S. consulate in Jerusalem;...

 
 By Benjamin Weinthal    News    July 1, 2022 

Fury over German court's 'anti-Semitic' pro-BDS ruling

(JNS) - The Stuttgart Administrative Court recently ruled that calls to single out the Jewish state for boycott, divestment and sanctions do not violate Germany's laws against hate speech and are...

 

Communal leaders request Israel to commemorate global Jewish terror victims

(JNS) — Heads of major Jewish organizations, led by the Jewish Agency for Israel, delivered a letter to Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett calling on the Israeli government to designate those killed in anti-Semitic incidents outside of Israel...

 
 By Mike Wagenheim    News    June 24, 2022

21 countries defend Israel against UN Commission of Inquiry, scathing first report

(JNS) — While an official U.N. Commission of Inquiry seeks Israel’s diplomatic isolation, 21 nations came out in support of the Jewish state on Monday, expressing concern about the commission’s uncommonly broad mandate and the U.N. Human...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 24, 2022

Biden to visit Israel, West Bank and Saudi Arabia in mid-July

WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden will visit Israel, the West Bank and Saudi Arabia next month in a visit that will emphasize reestablishing U.S. ties with the Palestinians. The Biden administration on Tuesday morning posted the dates for Bide...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel urges citizens not to travel to Istanbul citing Iranian terrorist threat By Ron Kampeas (JTA) — Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid urged Israelis not to travel to Istanbul, saying that Israeli and Turkish authorities have recently thwarted...

 

Fury over German court's 'anti-Semitic' pro-BDS ruling

(JNS) — The Stuttgart Administrative Court recently ruled that calls to single out the Jewish state for boycott, divestment and sanctions do not violate Germany’s laws against hate speech and are protected, sparking outrage from critics that the...

 

Ben & Jerry's employees required to view anti-Israel lectures

Ben & Jerry's is requiring all new employees to watch four videos about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, all of which appear to be biased against the Jewish state, the Jewish Insider reported. Th...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 17, 2022

Pope hosts Yad Vashem director at Vatican

(JTA) - Amid controversies concerning the Vatican's Holocaust-era record, Pope Francis and the head of Israel's state museum on the Holocaust, Yad Vashem, met for a first-of-its-kind talk. Yad Vashem...

 
 By Lauren Marcus    News    June 17, 2022

Abbas: Dead or alive?

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas failed to show up for a press conference in Ramallah on Wednesday morning, where he was expected to make a public appearance in order to dispel rumors...

 
 By David Isaac    News    June 17, 2022

Iran close to bomb

(JNS) — If the West does not stop Iran’s nuclear program in its tracks then the mullahs will soon get the bomb, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett told The Telegraph in an interview on June 11. So, where do negotiations stand and how close...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 17, 2022

Democrats and Republicans call on PA to release bullet

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A bipartisan slate of 25 Congress members, including a number who are close to the pro-Israel community, called on the Biden administration to pressure the Palestinian Authority to release the bullet that killed a Palestinian...

 
 By Dana Ben Shimon    News    June 17, 2022

PA goal: get rid of 'occupiers'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hosted a U.S. delegation on Saturday led by Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs Barbara Leaf. Her three-day visit comes amid a degree of uncertainty surrounding...

 

US State Department cites Jerusalem-based monitor's findings on PA textbooks

(JNS) - A U.S. State Department report on June 2 features research by a Jerusalem-based monitor of educational material in Palestinian Authority textbooks and their systematic messaging regarding the...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    June 17, 2022

Jewish groups respond to UNHRC report: 'Distorts and minimizes threats facing Israel'

(JNS) — Jewish organizations are responding with outrage over what they consider a flawed and biased report on the 2021 conflict between Israel and the Hamas terrorist organization in the Gaza Strip after the report’s release by the U.N. Human...

 

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...

 

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...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

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,...

 

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