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 By Ariel Kahana    News    January 24, 2020 

At the UN, Israel and Russia to jointly mark liberation of Auschwitz

Russian veterans and survivors of infamous Nazi concentration camp will attend a historic event at U.N. headquarters in New York (Israel Hayom via JNS)—In recent months, Israel and Russia have been forging a unique partnership at the United Nations...

 

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Israeli intelligence helped US assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Israeli intelligence reportedly helped the United States assassinate top Iranian General Qassem Soleimani. NBC News reported Friday that Israeli...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 17, 2020

Iran seeks to end direct clash with America and return to an asymmetrical comfort zone

(JNS)-The wave of Iranian ballistic missiles that struck two military bases in Iraq early on Wednesday that house U.S. personnel was a clear Iranian attempt to conclude the current phase of escalation...

 

First empirical evidence shows anti-Israel faculty promotes boycotts in their classrooms

(JNS)-Faculty who support the academic boycott of Israel are actively promoting BDS directly to students in their classrooms, according to a report released on Wednesday by the campus watchdog AMCHA...

 

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US embassy in Jerusalem issues security alert following Soleimani killing By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—The United States Embassy in Jerusalem issued a security alert on Monday for U.S. citizens in Israel after the assassination of top Iranian...

 
 By Marcy Oster    News    January 17, 2020

Iran announces it will not honor any part of the nuclear deal

(JTA)—Iran will no longer honor the nuclear deal it signed with world powers. The announcement came Sunday following a meeting of the Islamic Republic’s National Security Council to discuss the country’s nuclear policy following the...

 

Soleimani killed in US airstrike 

By Jackson Richman (JNS)-The head of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps' Quds Force, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, was killed in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday, Jan. 2, 2020, announced the U...

 
 By Yaakov Lappin    News    January 10, 2020

Iran crossed red line with Trump administration; US, Israel, region brace for response

(JNS)—The American airstrike assassination of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force commander, Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, in Baghdad early on Friday follows a major miscalculation on the part of Tehran in the decision to up the...

 

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, US politicians react to death of IRGC Quds Force Qassem Soleimani

(JNS)—For the most part, Jewish and pro-Israel groups reacted positively to the U.S. elimination of the head of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, Maj. Gen, Qassem Soleimani, in a U.S. airstrike in Iraq on Thursday. B’nai...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    January 10, 2020

After death threat, pianist Igor Levit warns of rising hatred in Germany

(JTA)-Pianist Igor Levit says he has received death threats and is warning about an increase in hate crimes in Germany. The Russian-born musician, 32, whose family immigrated to Germany in 1995, said...

 

Six news themes in 2019 that reverberated throughout the Jewish world

(JNS)—The year 2019 consisted of ups and downs for the Jewish and pro-Israel community. Below is a listing of the top six events or themes that shaped news coverage throughout the year (in no particular order). Anti-Semitic attacks From Southern...

 

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Graffiti featuring Star of David and ‘9 11’ painted on buildings in North London By Marcy Oster (JTA)—Graffiti featuring a Star of David and “9 11” was painted on buildings on several streets in North London. The graffiti, discovered on a...

 

US restores assistance for Palestinian security services, humanitarian and civilian purposes

(JNS)—Part of the $1.37 trillion spending bill that U.S. President Donald Trump signed on Friday included $150 million split evenly between assistance for security services, and humanitarian and civilian purposes for the Palestinians. The...

 

In PA-controlled Bethlehem, Christmas is no longer the celebration of yesteryear

(JNS)-On the afternoon of Christmas Eve, Manger Square in Bethlehem was filled with people, but local Christians were few and far between. The majority of those milling around in the sunshine...

 

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Yeshiva University dorm set on fire by man using matches meant for Chanukah candles By Marcy Oster (JTA)—A man broke into a Yeshiva University dormitory and set three separate fires using matches intended to light Chanukah candles. Students were...

 
 By Toby Axelrod    News    December 27, 2019

Makers of Krispy Kreme giving tens of millions to Holocaust survivors and education

(JTA)—A major German industry family will donate tens of millions of dollars to support Holocaust survivors and former forced laborers in the Nazi era. In addition to one-time donations to the Claims Conference and individual laborers, the Reimann...

 
 By Sam Sokol    News    December 27, 2019

Turkey allows Hamas to plan terror attacks against Israelis

JERUSALEM (JTA)—The Turkish government has allowed Hamas members to use the country as a safe haven from which to plan attacks against Israelis. The Daily Telegraph cited transcripts of Israeli interrogations of suspected Palestinian terrorists in...

 

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‘The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel’ renewed for 4th season By Ron Kampeas (JTA)—“The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel,” the Emmy Award-winning series about a 1950s protofeminist Jewish stand-up comic, will return for a fourth season, its creators said just...

 

Johnson defeats Corbyn in UK

LONDON (JTA)—Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s Conservative Party has defeated Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party by a large margin in Britain’s general elections on Thursday, exit polls indicate. The...

 

Nikki Haley targets Venezuela, even Canada, while criticizing the UN for corruption, hypocrisy

(JNS)-In a scathing speech last week about corruption in the United Nations, former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley accused Canada of making a "deal with the devil" and called...

 

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Columbia and Tel Aviv U will offer a dual degree program By Marcy Oster JERUSALEM (JTA)—Columbia University in New York and Tel Aviv University in Israel will offer a dual degree program. Columbia made the announcement last week. Students will...

 

Belgian parade that mocked Jews gives up its UNESCO endorsement

(JTA)-The U.N.'s leading cultural body was scheduled to vote this month on whether to remove a Belgian carnival that had hosted a float seen as mocking Jews from its list of important human cultural...

 

Motion ordering Jewish student to cancel Israel trip or resign

By David Lazarus MONTREAL (JTA)—A Jewish student leader at McGill University in Montreal was fighting efforts to oust her from the student union for accepting a trip to Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Jordyn Wright, a member of the Student...

 

Belgian parade that mocked Jews gives up its UNESCO endorsement

(JTA)—The U.N.’s leading cultural body was scheduled to vote this month on whether to remove a Belgian carnival that had hosted a float seen as mocking Jews from its list of important human cultural expressions. But the carnival’s organizers...

 

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Washington’s Sixth & I synagogue vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti By Josefin Dolsten (JTA)—The Sixth & I synagogue in downtown Washington, D.C., was vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti. Michelle Eider, the synagogue’s communications...

 

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