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Preserving the children's shoes found at Auschwitz

(JNS) - The International March of the Living announced on Thursday a global campaign with the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation and the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial to preserve thousands of shoes...

 

Lapid pro 2-state in UN speech

(JNS) - Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid supported the creation of a Palestinian state in a speech addressing the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, sparking a swift denunciation from...

 

Israel conducting 'successful' campaign to thwart Iran nuke deal, but still 'long way' to go

(JNS) — Israeli Prime Minister Yair Lapid on Sunday described as “successful” his government’s diplomatic offensive against a revival of the 2015 Iran nuclear deal. However, he conceded that there was a “long way” to go to ensure that...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 30, 2022 

Yair Lapid tells US Jewish leaders he loves them, drawing a contrast with Netanyahu

(JTA) — Yair Lapid called the people around the table “family” and “brothers and sisters.” The vibe was unusual for the 50 or so Jewish leaders who convened Wednesday to meet the Israeli prime minister, and who were used to being lectured a...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    September 30, 2022 

Germany's public broadcaster mandates that all employees support Israel's right to exist

(JTA) — Germany’s public broadcaster, Deutsche Welle, has revised its code of conduct to require support for Israel’s right to exist, and employees who fail to do so may now be fired.  The move announced Sept. 1 preceded a court order last...

 

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US Rep. Torres calls to probe NYC’s ‘failure’ to prosecute hate crimes (JNS) — New York Rep. Ritchie Torres (D-N.Y.) sent a letter on Friday to the U.S. Department of Justice asking it to investigate what he called New York City’s failu...

 

Queen Elizabeth's relationship with Holocaust survivors and the State of Israel

(JNS) — Jews around the world are reflecting on the consequential 70-year reign of Queen Elizabeth II following her death on Thursday and what she meant for the Jewish community. Shortly after the news was announced, Britain’s Chief Rabbi...

 

Jewish community expresses condolences as Queen Elizabeth II's reign comes to an end

(JNS) - Queen Elizabeth II concluded her 70-year reign on Thursday with her passing at the age of 96. The longest ruling monarch in British history's death comes after years of deteriorating health. S...

 

Truss takes over British premiership with Conservative Party win

(JNS) - Liz Truss won the vote on Monday to become the leader of Britain's Conservative Party, a contest that also decided who will replace Boris Johnson as prime minister. Truss, who served in...

 

Germany apologizes to Munich Massacre victims and opens research commission into events surrounding the tragedy

(JTA) - At a ceremony held on the air base where 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics, German officials apologized for the "lack of protection" that led to the...

 

Goyim Defense League founder arrested in Poland after demonstrating outside Auschwitz

(J. Jewish News of Northern California via JTA) — The founder of the American extremist group Goyim Defense League says he was arrested in Poland this week after demonstrating in front of the Auschwitz-Birkenau former extermination and...

 

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Bennett tells supporters he has ‘no plans’ to return to politics (JNS) — Alternate Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has told his supporters that he has no plans to run in the country’s upcoming general election, Israeli media reported...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    September 9, 2022

What's in the new Iran deal, and what's holding it up?

(JTA) - Last week, the chances that the United States would rejoin the Iran nuclear deal seemed higher than they had been in years.  CNN and Reuters reported that Iran had dropped multiple demands...

 

General Mills partially reverses removal of Pillsbury products from Israel

(JNS) — After the Jewish investor network, JLens placed General Mills on its “Do Not Invest” list, it says the conglomerate is partially reversing its decision to remove its subsidiary Pillsbury brand entirely from Israel, months after selling...

 

Fear of Trump kept Iran in compliance of nuclear deal, says former Israeli security chief

Iranian leaders feared former President Donald Trump, and after the killing of a top Iranian general, Tehran adhered to the terms of the nuclear deal, a former top Israeli national security official said Tuesday. Speaking with Channel 14, Jacob Nage...

 

Milan honored for helping save Jews from concentration camps during Holocaust

(JNS) The city of Milan, Italy, has been named an honorary member of the International Raoul Wallenberg Foundation in recognition of its residents’ efforts to help rescue Jews from Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. IRWF chairman...

 

Conference of Presidents joins in chorus to disband UN commission on Israel

(JNS) — Echoing pronouncements by American and Israeli government officials, the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations called for the disbandment of the U.N. Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry on Israel. The...

 

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Maccabi Haifa reaches Champions League group stage for first time since 2009 (JNS) — Maccabi Haifa FC has reached the Champions League group stage for the first time since 2009. The team will get between $26 million to $30 million due to Maccabi...

 

World Zionist Organization convenes hundreds in Basel

(JTA) — Hundreds of Jews from around the world have traveled to Basel, Switzerland, to mark the 125th anniversary of a historic gathering of Zionists there. The event was organized by the World Zionist Organization, a group inaugurated during the... Full story

 

Six months into war, Jewish Federations continue to offer aid, relief for Ukrainians

(JNS) — On the sixth-month anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Jewish Federations of North America provided an updated summary of how its $73.5 million emergency campaign has helped with relief efforts. Funding has gone towards...

 

US responds to Iran's offer on nuclear deal

(JNS) — The Biden administration has responded to Iran’s latest offer to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal, State Department spokesman Ned Price confirmed on Wednesday. “As you know, we received Iran’s comments on the E.U.’s proposed final...

 
 By Debbie Reiss    News    September 2, 2022

Biden snubs Lapid, refuses to speak about Iran deal

Prime Minister Yair Lapid’s attempts to hold a telephone conversation with President Joe Biden ahead of an emerging nuclear deal with Iran have been rebuffed, with the excuse that the American president is on vacation, Israeli media reported on... Full story

 
 By Tamir Morag    News    September 2, 2022

'As the IDF fought terrorism in Gaza, we waged a battle against disinformation'

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — On the evening of the third day of “Operation Breaking Dawn,” an extensive Israeli counterterrorism campaign against the Palestinian Islamic Jihad terrorist group in the Gaza Strip, reports of a fatal attack in the...

 
 By David Isaac    News    September 2, 2022

The Palestinian Authority's stealth attempt to take over Judea and Samaria

(JNS) — Diligently following a master plan worked out over 10 years ago, the Palestinian Authority is laying claim to large tracts of Israeli state land through illegal building. Resembling Potemkin villages, many structures stand empty, hollow,...

 

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Creator of ‘Shtisel’ is working on a series about Theodor Herzl By Philissa Cramer (JTA) — Modern Jewish history’s most famous bearded political leader could be coming to streaming services soon, thanks to one of the creators of “Shtisel....

 

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