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WASHINGTON (JTA) — Democratic Party centrists with solid Israel bona fides defeated progressives as the chairs of two key House committees, succeeding pro-Israel stalwarts Eliot Engel and Nita Lowey.
The panelists discussed the importance of women at the highest levels of decision-making and how gender must play a role in the newfound ties between their nations.
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JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli government on Thursday urged its citizens to avoid travel to the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, citing threats of Iranian attacks.
In marking the expulsion of 850,000 Middle East and North African Jews, and in the backdrop of the recent Abraham Accords, a common thread among speakers was that Mizrahi Jews can play a particular role in furthering Israel’s relationship with Arab and Muslim countries.
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The 8,000-square-meter building will include the largest number of beds in an emergency room in Israel.
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“I have sought to atone for my error and have been commended by the Jewish community for the positive way in which I have dealt with the matter,” said Neale Hanvey of the Scottish National Party.
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Projects include testing and producing agents, and optimizing them for effectiveness and toxicity for use as incapacitation agents, according to the U.S. Treasury Department.
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American Jewish Committee CEO David Harris said “hundreds of millions of people follow the teams and players. The impact of [the] decision and its implementation can be extraordinarily helpful in the battle against rising anti-Semitism.”
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Overcoming a traumatic childhood, the newly elected Texas representative served 20 years in the U.S. military, including 18-years in combat, and initimately knows the challenges and threats of the Middle East.
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(JTA) — Israeli filmmaker Inbar Horesh met Russian actress Nataliya Olshanskaya on the latter’s birthday, so they ordered a bottle of wine. Olshanskaya proceeded to tell Horesh the story of how she immigrated to Israel after taking a Birthright trip.
(JTA) — The Premier League, a consortium comprising the United Kingdom’s top 20 soccer clubs, has endorsed the definition of anti-Semitism established by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA.
AMSTERDAM (JTA) — There’s a huge pipe organ where the Torah ark should be, but otherwise this city’s Royal Concert Hall looks, sounds and feels like a synagogue for one night each year.
“Governments sign treaties, but people create peace,” says Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen • Bahraini tourism minister: “We are a true partner, a genuine investor and a frank friend.”
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Such resolutions usually enjoy broad support, but this year were opposed by Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Switzerland and Papua New Guinea, as well as other countries that in previous years had abstained.
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The P.A. in June had refused to accept the revenues as part of its threat to halt all cooperation with the Jewish state over Jerusalem’s plan at the time to extend Israeli law to parts of Judea and Samaria.
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(JTA) — The Council of the European Union, which is a key driver of EU policy, “invited” all the bloc’s 27 members to adopt a definition of anti-Semitism that includes anti-Israel vitriol.
“In-depth research” of international law and the law of the sea can get the stalled negotiations back on track, says Lebanese President Michel Aoun.
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The mission was initiated following an appeal from the governor of the Piedmont District to Israel’s ambassador to Italy, Dror Eydar.
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“I do not remember, for many years, when I have been moved so much at a sight of such refined Zionism that expresses all of its significance,” says the Israeli premier.
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The state-of-the-art vessel is the first of four commissioned by the navy to protect the country’s offshore gas fields and territorial waters.
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The Norwegian government says it has “neither the right nor the duty” to prohibit Egencia, a subsidiary of blacklisted company Expedia, from providing services inside Norway.
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Party head Mansour Abbas: “The reason we established the Joint List was to worry about the Arab sector and not to please the Zionist left.”
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(JTA) — The New York Young Republican Club called Andrew Cuomo’s director of Jewish affairs a “court Jew” and tweeted that he is “working for the most antisemitic Governor in America.”
(JTA) — Iran’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday aimed at pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal almost as soon as he assumes office.
One Orthodox leader said "legal challenges to our way of life are coming up with greater frequency, and we have to turn to the court to protect us.”
WASHINGTON (JTA) — Rep. Brad Sherman, a solidly pro-Israel Democrat from California, has withdrawn from the race to chair the House Foreign Affairs Committee — a move that likely will lead to Rep. Gregory Meeks of New York becoming the first Black chairman of the influential panel.
Islamic theologian Mouhanad Khorchide also censured equating “the beginning of the murder of millions of Jews with a raid.”
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Their passing has been buried under the constant stream of breaking political and COVID-19 news.
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“Due to the pandemic, numerous traditional aspects of the Hanukkah celebration will be different this year. It is nevertheless incumbent upon us to ensure that we derive the appropriate joy and inspiration from these holy and special days,” said OU president Moishe Bane.
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Deborah Lipstadt called Giuliani's latest Soros comments "insane" and "clueless anti-Semitism."
Officers are placed in simulated crises, “where there are no good or bad decisions, only least worst decisions to choose from, under pressure and under uncomfortable conditions. This is based on the understanding that when they find themselves in tough situations in the field, they will say, ‘Wait a second! I remember what this feels like,’ ” Col. Shahar Back tells JNS.
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DALLAS (JTA) — Most will be virtual, some will take place as part of tightly regulated events — but there will be menorah lightings and more Hanukkah festivities this year in Texas, despite the coronavirus pandemic.
It is estimated that within the next two to three years, trade between Israel and Ukraine will double to $2 billion.
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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz accused Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of undermining the power-sharing agreement that both Likud, and Blue and White, had formed earlier this year.
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(JTA) — The Supreme Court handed the country a Thanksgiving surprise just before midnight last Wednesday, vindicating the religious liberty claims advanced by both Agudath Israel and the Brooklyn Diocese against New York’s restrictions on houses of worship.
The case is a rare example of real-life implications stemming from the heated debate in Ukraine on nationalist memory.
Returning to the agreement right away is the best way to reach regional stability, the president-elect said.