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Hadassah CEO to step down

Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America, announces that Chief Executive Officer/Executive Director Janice Weinman will step down after nine years as the organization's leader, effective...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    February 19, 2021

Polish ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups

(JNS) — A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens during the Holocaust. The criticism comes...

 

Trump tapped for Nobel Peace Prize

Former President Donald Trump was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize on Feb. 1 by an Estonian member of the European Parliament, Jaak Madison. In a post on social media, Madison said: “In the last 30 years, Donald Trump is the first president...

 

Blinken says Iran's breakout time 'matter of weeks,' Israel's energy minister disagrees

(JNS) — Contrary to U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken’s assessment that Iran could produce enough fissile material for a nuclear weapon in “a matter of weeks,” Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Tuesday that it would take close...

 

US official, Palestinians speak in first government contact in years

(JNS) — Officials in the Biden administration and the Palestinian Authority held a discussion on Monday in what appears to be the first formal contact between the United States and Palestinians in several years. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of...

 

Biden 'embraces' international definition of anti-Semitism

(JNS) — The Biden administration has said it will adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance working definition of anti-Semitism, a key tool in fighting anti-Semitism at home and abroad. While addressing the Organization for Security...

 

Report: US, Israel need to deepen strategic cooperation to fight Chinese aggression

(JNS) — Israel and America must have a comprehensive, cooperative strategy for protection against Chinese economic exploitation and intellectual property theft, concludes a report released on Monday by the Gemunder Center of the Jewish Institute...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Jewish man leaves $2M to French mountain town that hid him from Nazis By Philissa Cramer (JTA) — A man who died in December reportedly left a significant gift for the French town that shielded his family and thousands of others from the Nazis...

 
 By Orit Arfa    News    February 12, 2021

Meet Ashraf Jabari: The Palestinian populist 

(JNS) - With a mask resting below his mouth, which just took in its third or fourth cigarette of the last hour, Palestinian reformer and businessman Asharf Jabari said he hasn't received the COVID...

 

British Jews feel more welcome and optimistic

(JTA) — In an annual survey of British Jewish adults, two-thirds said Jews have a future in the United Kingdom — the highest level of confidence since 2015. And the portion of British Jews who said they felt “unwelcome” in the United Kingdom...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel’s military head has ordered plans for possible hit on Iranian nuclear sites (JNS) — Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi said he has ordered the preparation of plans to attack Iran’s nuclear sites in order to prevent the Isl...

 

Nuremberg Trials now online

(JTA) — At the opening of his trial in Nuremberg, Julius Streicher made several uncharacteristically friendly statements about Jews — a people he had devoted his professional life to demonize. Streicher, editor in chief of the Der Sturmer...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    January 29, 2021

Morocco promotes combating anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

(JTA) — A Moroccan institution has with official government backing signed an agreement with the U.S. State Department to combat anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism, the second such agreement in the Arab Middle East. The agreement signed Friday by El Me...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Twitter did not suspend Ayatollah Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader By Ben Sales (JTA) — On Friday, reports surfaced that Twitter had appeared to suspend an account belonging to Iran’s vehemently anti-Israel supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali...

 

Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day Jan. 24

The Holocaust Memorial Resource & Education Center in partnership with the Jewish Federation and the Roth Family JCC will present, via Zoom, the International Holocaust Remembrance Day...

 

UNRWA admits teaching hate

United Nations Relief and Works Agency Commissioner General Philippe Lazzarini admitted in a series of tweets that “inappropriate” material was indeed distributed to over 300,000 students in UNRWA’s care. IMPACT-se released...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    January 22, 2021

Jewish leader apologizes for wrongly administered vaccines

BERLIN (JTA) — The head of Austria’s Jewish community has apologized for COVID-19 vaccine doses that were administered to community members, including himself, who were not meant to receive them. In a letter to the community released Monday,...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

Israel will OK over 800 new settlement homes during the week of Biden’s inauguration By Gabe Friedman (JTA) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced Monday that he will advance plans to build over 800 new settlement homes next week,...

 

One of Ukraine's chief rabbis endorses siege of US Capitol by Trump supporters

(JTA) — Rabbi Moshe Azman, a prominent Ukrainian cleric with ties to several Trump associates at the heart of last year’s Ukrainegate scandal, endorsed Wednesday’s violent attempt to prevent the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s...

 

Iran to boost uranium enrichment to 20 percent 'as soon as possible'

(JNS) — Iran announced on Saturday that it intends to enrich uranium up to 20 percent at its underground nuclear facility at Fordow, in accordance with a law passed in November by the Iranian parliament. “We are like soldiers, and our fingers...

 
 By Assaf Golan    News    January 15, 2021

WHO fumes as China blocks entry to team studying COVID-19 origins

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — The World Health Organization has leveled strong criticism at China for refusing entry to a team seeking to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic. In a rare rebuke, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom...

 

Weekly roundup of world briefs

France gives $10M to Palestinian group that promotes Israel boycott By Cnaan Liphshiz (JTA) — The French government has allocated about $10 million to a Palestinian organization that is a leading promoter of the boycott Israel movement. Promoting...

 

This customized van is helping UK Holocaust survivors record their stories during the pandemic

(JTA) - As one of the youngest Holocaust survivors, Eva Clarke has spent years telling the story of how her mother, weighing just 68 pounds, gave birth to her inside a concentration camp just a month...

 

How Fox News depicts 'Palestine'

(JNS) - A graphic on Fox News last week showed "Palestine" as a country, despite it not being an independent nation. The graphic appeared during the Dec. 23 broadcast of "America's Newsroom" during a...

 
 By Shahar Klaiman    News    January 8, 2021

Saudi authorities remove anti-Semitic, anti-Zionist content from textbooks

(Israel Hayom via JNS) — Saudi authorities have been removing anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist content from the country’s textbooks for the coming school year, a report by the Jerusalem-based Institute for Monitoring Peace and Cultural Tolerance in...

 

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