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Biden: Iran nuclear deal is dead

(JNS) — A video of U.S. President Joe Biden saying that the nuclear deal with Iran is “dead” but that Washington will not announce as much surfaced on Tuesday, Dec. 20. The footage, which was apparently taken during Biden’s visit to...

 

'Christian Birthright' brings US students to Israel

(JNS) - It is being dubbed the "Christian Birthright." The group of 120 American college students had just crisscrossed Israel on a nine-day journey, visited the requisite sites including a Friday...

 

US lawmaker: All of Judea and Samaria should remain part of Israel

(JNS) - Washington should steadfastly stand by the Jewish state, U.S. Congressman Dr. Andy Harris (R-Md.) said last week. "It is an American interest for Judea and Samaria - indeed all the land of...

 

New lawsuit challenges Biden administration to stop funding Palestinian terrorism

(JNS) — In 2018, the Trump administration signed into law the Taylor Force Act to prevent the U.S. government from sending funds to the Palestinian Authority as long as it continues to fund terrorism. Now, a new lawsuit supported by victims of...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Secretary at Nazi concentration camp guilty of complicity in over 10,500 killings (JNS) —The former secretary of the Nazi commander of the Stutthof concentration camp was convicted on Tuesday of complicity in the murders of more than 10,500...

 

Shine A Light on Jew-hatred

(JNS) — From Tampa Bay to Edmonton, a campaign intends to Shine A Light on antisemitism this Hanukkah. “You can’t dispel darkness with darkness. You have to dispel darkness with light,” Adam Teitelbaum, executive director at the Israel...

 

Unilever settles dispute with Ben & Jerry's over Israeli sales

(JNS) — Unilever plc announced on Thursday that its legal battle with the independent board of its wholly-owned autonomous subsidiary Ben & Jerry’s, over the brand’s sale of ice cream in Israel, has been resolved. The Vermont-based ice crea...

 

US Senate confirms ambassadorial pick despite antisemitic comments

(JNS) - Months after her nomination was held up due to prior antisemitic comments, the U.S. Senate confirmed Elizabeth Frawley Bagley to the post of ambassador to Brazil on Wednesday. The nomination...

 

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Biden sets up task force to fight antisemitism and Islamophobia By Ron Kampeas WASHINGTON (JTA) — Less than a week after Doug Emhoff, the Jewish second gentleman, chaired a roundtable with Jewish organizational leaders, President Joe Biden has set...

 

After donor cuts, Birthright CEO puts out a challenge to the Jewish community

(JNS) - Now that the shock has worn off, the question for Birthright is who will step up. Last week, Miriam Adelson, Birthright Israel's most generous donor, addressed a board meeting of the...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 16, 2022

Blinken: US will judge Israeli government on its policies, not its politicians

WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Biden administration will base its relationship to Israel’s incoming government on the actions it takes, not the people installed in positions of power, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said during a speech Sunday....

 

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Iran executes four convicted of working with Israel’s Mossad (JNS) — Iran on Sunday executed four men convicted of cooperating with Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency, Reuters reported. Three other people received prison sentences of...

 
 By Josh Hasten    News    December 9, 2022

A Zionist paragon is honored, four years after his heroic death

(JNS) - On September 16, 2018, Israel lost one of its fiercest defenders when a knife-wielding Arab stabbed Efrat resident Ari Fuld in the back at the Gush Etzion Junction, south of Jerusalem. Fuld...

 

Jewish passengers booted off Lufthansa flight in May are getting $20,000 payouts

(JTA) — Nearly seven months after they were denied boarding in Frankfurt, a group of more than 100 Hasidic Lufthansa passengers are getting paid for their troubles. The airline is paying each passenger $20,000 plus giving them $1,000 to reimburse...

 

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IRONMAN Israel competition draws 2,500 competitors (JNS) — Patrick Lange of Germany took first place in the IRONMAN Israel-Middle East Championship in Tiberias on Friday, with a personal best time of 07:42:00. In the women’s pro category, Ruth...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    December 2, 2022

Birthright Israel scales back again

(JTA) – Birthright Israel is drastically cutting back on the number of free trips it plans to offer to Jewish young adults, scaling back its operations by up to a third, the organization announced Monday. The cuts come amid what the organization...

 

US Birthright participants 160 percent more likely to marry Jews

(JNS) — U.S. Jews who participated in Birthright trips to Israel are more highly identified and engaged in communal life than their peers who did not, according to an analysis of the Pew Research Center’s 2020 survey of American Jews conducted...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    December 2, 2022

Welcome to the new Twitter

(JTA) — Elon Musk bantered with Kanye West and trolled the Anti-Defamation League this weekend, in the latest of mounting signs that he is choosing to let the platform become a free for all after acquiring it last month. West, the rapper and...

 

Thousands of Chabad rabbis convene in New York

(JTA) — It was unseasonably cold on Sunday morning when thousands of rabbis crowded on risers in front of Chabad-Lubavitch headquarters in Brooklyn to snap a photograph. The group photo is a signature moment during any gathering of the Orthodox...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

US imposes sanctions on Tehran’s IRIB media group (JNS) — The U.S. Treasury Department has placed sanctions on a state-run Iranian media corporation for forcing confessions from Iranians detained by the Islamic Republic. The department is sancti...

 

StandWithUs opens office in South Africa

(JNS) - StandWithUs, an international organization that educates about Israel and combats antisemitism, has officially opened national operations in the country whose history forms the foundation...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    News    November 25, 2022

Former VP Mike Pence: Israel's fight is our fight

(JNS) — “We stand with Israel because her cause is our cause,” former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said, addressing Tuesday night’s Iranian American Jewish Federation of New York gala in Manhattan. “Her values are our values. Her fight...

 

US 'deeply concerned' by surge in violence

(JNS) — The Biden administration on Tuesday called on Israel and the Palestinian Authority to take steps to calm tensions in Judea and Samaria, just hours after a Palestinian terrorist killed three Israelis in a stabbing and car-ramming rampage i...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    November 25, 2022

Israel will not cooperate with FBI inquiry into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

WASHINGTON (JTA) — Israel will not cooperate with an FBI investigation into the killing of Shireen Abu Akleh, the Palestinian American journalist who died in May in an exchange of fire between Palestinian and Israeli troops, Israel’s defense...

 

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Blast rocks Istanbul, killing at least 6 and canceling memorial for Jews killed in 2003 attacks By David I. Klein ISTANBUL (JTA) – So far six are reported dead and dozens injured in a blast on Istanbul’s İstiklal Caddesi, a major tourism...

 

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