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 News    June 18, 2021 

Pro-Israel America announces 30 bipartisan congressional endorsements for 2022

(JNS) — Pro-Israel America announced 30 congressional endorsements for the 2022 election cycle on Tuesday. The bipartisan PAC endorsed 15 Democrats and 15 Republicans in total, which the group says are “proven leaders on issues related to the...

 
 By Andrew Lapin    News    June 18, 2021 

Writers bow down to social media complaints

(JTA) — Bestselling authors Elin Hilderbrand and Casey McQuiston removed references to Anne Frank and Israel from their novels this week following an outcry on social media from small subsets of readers. The moves have ignited a storm of... Full story

 
 News    June 18, 2021 

Mass. lawmaker condones Hamas

(JNS) — A Massachusetts state senator is under fire for comments he made legitimizing Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist organization, as well as a call to replace Israel with a binational state. In a statement posted on his website on May 28, State...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 18, 2021 

Jewish Democrats slam Omar for remarks equating Israel and US to Hamas and Taliban

(JNS) — A dozen Jewish Democratic lawmakers have issued a statement strongly condemning recent remarks made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who equated Israeli and U.S. actions to terrorist groups like Hamas and the Taliban. In a tweet on Monday,...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 18, 2021 

Update: Ilhan Omar clarifies remarks on Hamas, US and Israel

WASHINGTON (JTA) — After a dozen Jewish Democrats in Congress asked Rep. Ilhan Omar to clarify remarks in which she grouped Hamas and the Taliban with the United States and Israel, she complied — but not before she got something off her chest....

 
 News    June 18, 2021 

Pro-BDS group blocks Israeli ship from unloading in Oakland

(JNS) - Hundreds of anti-Israel protesters prevented the unloading of an Israeli container ship from Asia at the Port of Oakland, Calif., on Friday, with the cooperation of the local longshoremen's...

 

Antisemitism in US schools

In the past few weeks, the Israeli American Council has witnessed a disturbing rise in antisemitism across the United States. Israeli American and Jewish American students have experienced more and more cases of bias, harassment, and discrimination... Full story

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 11, 2021

Biden administration supports replenishing Iron Dome after Gaza conflict

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Biden administration official said the U.S. government supports restocking Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile system after it was depleted by last month’s conflict with Hamas in Gaza. Dozens of House members from both parties...

 

San Francisco teachers union supports BDS

(JNS) — The teachers’ union for the San Francisco school district voted in favor of a resolution on May 19 to boycott Israel The United Educators of San Francisco (UESF), which is affiliated with the largest federation of unions in the United...

 
 By Nicole Raz    News    June 11, 2021

This Muslim market in Tucson offers kosher food and intercultural dialogue

(Jewish News of Greater Phoenix via JTA) - Tucked between a dance school and a '60s retro lounge on a quiet street in Tucson, Arizona, sits a small Middle Eastern and African foods store. But the Al...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    June 11, 2021

Chancellor condemned antisemitism - then apologized

(JTA) — The chancellor of New Jersey’s flagship public university condemned antisemitism and then, following protest from a pro-Palestinian student group, apologized for the condemnation. On Wednesday, the chancellor of Rutgers University-New Bru...

 
 By Yvette Alt Miller    News    June 4, 2021

A rally against antisemitism draws hundreds in Chicago

SKOKIE, Ill. (JTA) — After a synagogue in this Chicago suburb was vandalized on May 16 in what police are calling a hate crime, local rabbis could not dwell on the damage: They had to prepare for Shavuot, the two-day Jewish holiday that began that...

 
 By Ron Kampeas    News    June 4, 2021

Antisemitic acts in US soared 80 percent in a month

(JTA) — The organization that advises U.S. Jewish communities on security matters said it recorded an 80 percent spike in antisemitic acts in the last month amid Israel’s 11-day war with Hamas. One of the causes, according to the Secure...

 
 By Sean Savage    News    June 4, 2021

Cambridge, Mass., rejects BDS resolution after contentious council meeting

(JNS) — The city council of Cambridge, Mass., rejected a resolution supporting the BDS movement. The resolution, Policy Order #109, was voted down after nearly seven-and-a-half hours of public testimony by more than 300 people late Tuesday. The...

 
 By Cnaan Liphshiz    News    June 4, 2021

Multiple antisemitic incidents reported over the weekend across US

(JTA) — At least four cases of intimidation or assault against Jews have been reported in the United States since Thursday, in a continuation of what many fear is one of the country’s worst spate in years of antisemitic violence. On Saturday, six...

 
 By Alan Zeitlin    News    June 4, 2021

Two Israelis retell how they battled against attack by pro-Palestinians in New York City

(JNS) - Snir Dayan and Amit Skornik were hoping for a quiet bagel breakfast last week on a typical day in New York City. But instead, a group of pro-Palestinian protestors tried to punch some holes...

 

Some American Jews are taking off their kippahs and Stars of David

(JTA) — When Ricki moved into her new ground floor apartment in New York City less than a year ago, she felt perfectly comfortable placing a mezuzah on the front door for all who passed through the lobby to see. Today she feels less sanguine about...

 
 By Heather Robinson    News    June 4, 2021

Fed up with socialism and anti-Semitism, attorney seeks to clean up New York City

(JNS) — Inna Vernikov remembers what life was like for families in the former Soviet Union when she was a child. “I remember standing in very long lines with my grandfather—he’d have a ticket so we could get one loaf of bread and one bottle...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    May 28, 2021

Pro-Palestinians assault Jewish diners in Los Angeles

(JNS) — The Anti-Defamation League is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of men who assaulted patrons at a Los Angeles restaurant on Tuesday night in what is being looked at as a hate crime. “We are outraged over repor...

 
 By Philissa Cramer    News    May 28, 2021

Dozens of US rabbinical students sign letter calling for American Jews to hold Israel accountable for its human rights abuses

(JTA) — Dozens of American rabbinical students have issued a public letter accusing Israel of apartheid and calling on American Jewish communities to hold Israel accountable for the “violent suppression of human rights.” The letter comes as...

 
 By Asaf Shalev    News    May 28, 2021

Amid crisis, New York Times posts job for Palestinian affairs reporter

(JTA) — As the world’s attention has turned to the crisis engulfing Israel and the Palestinian territories, a leading media outlet posted a brand-new job opening. The New York Times announced Wednesday that it is looking to hire a reporter who...

 
 By Faygie Holt    News    May 28, 2021

Supporters of Israel stand strong in US cities from coast to coast

(JNS) - Across the country from the big cities to suburban towns, thousands of Jews gathered on Sunday to show their support for Israel and to take a stand against the rising number of anti-Semitic in... Full story

 
 By Dan Lavie    News    May 28, 2021

Thousands attend pro-Israel rally in New York City

(Israel Hayom via JNS) - Thousands gathered on Sunday for a pro-Israel rally in New York in response to a series of antisemitic attacks on Israeli and Jewish American communities in the United States...

 
 By Ben Sales    News    May 28, 2021

Pro-Palestinian protesters shout 'f***ing Zionist' and one person is burned in NYC altercation

NEW YORK (JTA) — One person was burned when two fireworks were thrown from a car amid an altercation with anti-Zionist protesters in a heavily Jewish New York City business district, according to police. The fight on Thursday evening came on what...

 

Ocasio-Cortez, Omar rebuke Biden's support for Israel as 'siding with occupation'

(JNS) — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) rebuked U.S. President Joe Biden over his statement supporting Israel’s right to defend itself amid escalating violence with Hamas, accusing the president of “siding with occupation....

 

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