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 News    July 23, 2021 

Palestinians compile long list of preconditions

(JNS) — The Palestinian Authority has prepared an extensive “grocery list” of demands to present this week to the United States as a precondition for a renewal of talks with Israel, Channel 12 reported on Sunday. At the top of the list, a...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    July 23, 2021 

Tokyo Olympics: All the Jewish athletes to watch

(JTA) - The 2020 Tokyo Olympics are finally happening, a full year after they were planned. And yes, they're still being called the 2020 Olympics, even though they're happening in 2021. The Jewish...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Biden taps LA’s Jewish mayor Eric Garcetti to be US ambassador to India By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — President Joe Biden nominated Los Angeles’ Jewish mayor, Eric Garcetti, to be his ambassador to India. In announcing the nomination on...

 
 News    July 23, 2021 

Coalition brings Israeli water technology to Hard Rock community in Navajo Nation

(JNS) - The Israeli company Watergen has implemented a pilot project, installing a GEN-M water generator at Rocky Ridge Gas & Market in the Hard Rock community of the Navajo Nation. It was...

 

Anti-Israel activists accuse IDF of exploiting disaster in Surfside, Fla.

(JNS) — Anti-Israel activists took to social media to accuse the Israel Defense Forces of exploiting the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Fla. Rafael Shimunov, a political activist from Queens, N.Y., questioned the motives of...

 
 By Dmitriy Shapiro    News    July 16, 2021

Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

(JNS) - A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem....

 
 By Howard Blas    News    July 9, 2021

Tour de France's Israeli team tested

By (JNS) — Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Froome has been working...

 

Israeli foreign minister opens UAE Embassy: 'The Middle East is our home, we're here to stay'

(JNS) - Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid flew to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in a historic first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf State. "What we are doing here today...

 
 By Israel Kasnett    News    July 9, 2021

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must work to prevent Iran's quest for hegemony

(JNS) — “Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” At least this is what U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to the White House on Monday. Biden also reportedly said Israel has the right to...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 9, 2021

Putin holds up Israel as a model of unity for Ukrainians and Russians

(JTA) — Vladimir Putin clearly likes to talk about Jews and Israel. This time he suggested that Israel offered a good model for his designs on Ukraine. The Russian president’s previous remarks about Jews include the joke he told at a panel on ene...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Phoenix Children’s Hospital fires doctor after she accused Israel of ‘cannibalism’ on social media By Ben Sales (JTA) — A Palestinian-American pediatric radiologist has been fired from her position at Phoenix Children’s Hospital after her...

 

Gaza terrorist groups call on Palestinians to 'prepare for escalation'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling on Egyptian and international mediators to pressure Israel to "lift the blockade on...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    July 2, 2021

As Israeli swimmers took 4th place in an Olympic trial, a TV commentator criticized their country

(JTA) - Standing poolside in Barcelona, Eden Blecher and Shelly Bobritsky beamed with pride and satisfaction as they struggled to catch their breath. The two athletes from Israel on Sunday had just...

 
 By David Isaac    News    July 2, 2021

Why is young evangelical support for Israel eroding?

(JNS) — Over the past few decades, evangelical Christians have emerged as one of Israel’s core bases of support both in the United States and many other countries as well. However, growing trends of secularization and liberal ideology, as well...

 

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German publishing boss tells workers to find new jobs if they oppose Israeli flag By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — Here’s the advice from a top publishing executive in Germany to employees who complained about his decision to fly the Israeli flag on...

 

How chutzpah beat death at the peak of Mount Everest

(ISRAEL21c) - Danielle Wolfson's oxygen tank was almost empty as she neared the peak of Mount Everest on May 23. At such a high altitude and low temperature, she knew she could just sit down and...

 

UK passports nix Jerusalem

(JNS) - Israel's Foreign Ministry is investigating a report that an Israeli woman had her birthplace changed from "Jerusalem" to "Occupied Palestinian Territories" upon renewing her U.K. passport....

 

Biden nominates Thomas Nides as ambassador to Israel

(JNS) — U.S. President Joe Biden on Tuesday officially announced the nomination of Thomas Nides to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Nides, 60, has held prominent roles in the private and public sectors. From 2010-2013, he served as the State...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 25, 2021

Brazilian parents protest teaching of new Anne Frank diary

(JTA) — Parents in Brazil are protesting a school’s teaching of Anne Frank’s famous Holocaust diary, citing what they say is sexual content inappropriate for seventh graders. In a letter sent to the management of the Sao Paulo branch of Escola...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    June 25, 2021

Boycott Israel? No, Ben & Jerry's is boycotting social media

(JTA) – Pro-Palestinian activists were swarming the social media comments sections of Ben & Jerry's to demand the company boycott Israel.  In response, Ben & Jerry's appears to have indeed...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli and American Jews know little about each other, new study finds By Shira Hanau (JTA) — American and Israeli Jews don’t know much about one another, according to a study released Monday. Still, both groups expressed an affinity for the...

 

Abbas vows to 'reclaim' lands

(JNS) - Mansour Abbas, head of the Israel's Ra'am Party, said on Sunday that he would "reclaim the lands that were expropriated from our people." In a mostly-Arabic speech before the Knesset plenum...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israeli haredi publication blurs face of Labor Party’s female leader (JTA) — A haredi Orthodox publication in Israel published a photo on its website Monday that blurs the face of the Labor Party’s leader, Merav Michaeli. Bechadrei Charedim...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    June 18, 2021

Hamas leader: 'God has decreed we must attack Tel Aviv'

(JNS) - Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, told a group of students and academics in Gaza on Saturday that the terrorist organization has the capability to demolish Tel Aviv and that Israel had only...

 
 By Emily Burack    News    June 18, 2021

Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev reaches French Open mixed doubles final

(JTA) - Perhaps it's beginners luck: Russian-Israeli tennis player Aslan Karatsev, playing mixed doubles for the first time, has reached the finals of the French Open with partner Elena Vesnina....

 

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