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(JTA) — The American-born Israeli politician Dov Lipman was once a rising star of Yesh Atid, the political party whose leader was tasked last week with forming a new government.
(JTA) — Several progressive Democratic elected leaders condemned evictions of Palestinian residents of Sheikh Jarrah, a neighborhood in East Jerusalem that is claimed by both Jewish Israeli settlers and Palestinians, over the weekend.
Israel will continue to uphold freedom of worship for all faiths but will not tolerate violence, says Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a special Cabinet meeting to mark Jerusalem Day.
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“Terror has consequences,” says the IDF, as riots continued along the southern border fence and in Jerusalem.
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The month-long simulation, called “Chariots of Fire,” will see the IDF test its responses to combat scenarios in northern and southern Israel, as well as in Judea and Samaria.
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Ahead of Jerusalem Day and following two days of violence in which nearly 20 officers and 300 rioters suffered injuries, Israeli Police commissioner orders police numbers boosted in the capital.
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RAANANA, Israel (JTA) — When Thiago Benzecry left his home in Brazil’s Amazon region to join the Israeli navy, he knew he was putting significant distance between himself and his family, in more ways than one.
(JTA) — Oscar-nominated actor Lakeith Stanfield co-moderated a room on the audio app Clubhouse in which participants made a slew of antisemitic remarks, The Daily Beast reported Friday.
With a looming vote to remove the Wyoming congresswoman from her leadership position comes debate over policy issues, the lingering status of the November elections and voting concerns, and where the party is headed as it approaches 2022.
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(JTA) — Capping a day of violence across the country, Israeli police clashed with Muslim worshippers at the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. More than 50 Palestinians were wounded in the clashes, according to reports.
“My decision to sign on to this bill was not in a vacuum. It was made in consultation with many within the Jewish community within the district who also supported the bill,” he said.
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(JTA) — Seven months after Heshy Tischler was charged with inciting a riot in Brooklyn’s Borough Park, the Orthodox activist and provocateur has been sentenced to 10 days of community service.
JERUSALEM — Palestinian worshippers clashed with Israeli police late Friday at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a major holy site sacred to Muslims and Jews, in an escalation of weeks of violence in Jerusalem that has reverberated across the region.
From short-range Burkan rockets with massive warheads that can destroy buildings to medium-range Iranian Fateh 110 missiles that can reach greater Tel Aviv, the Alma Center sheds new light on how Lebanon is brimming with Hezbollah’s firepower.
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Global Affairs Canada spokesperson Grantly Franklin said “Canada is concerned that the Durban process has and continues to be used to push for anti-Israel sentiment and as a forum for anti-Semitism.”
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(JTA) — The Met Council has long been known for providing kosher food to dozens of food banks across New York City.
(JTA) — A detailed account of one of the earliest American diplomatic voyages to Palestine has surfaced as part of an upcoming auction in Jerusalem.
The image is said to demonstrate the anti-American ideology of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Iran.
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(JTA) — With summer coming and COVID-19 vaccines being deemed safe for children as young as 12, some camps are talking about the possibility of a mask-free summer for vaccinated campers.
“The fields mainly hit were wheat. In addition to limiting the loss of crops, we were also able to save many wildlife animals trapped by fire,” said Eshkol Council Security Officer Ilan Isaacson.
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Owner Isaac Yosef has hired more than 25 formerly incarcerated employees at Frena Bakery and at his restaurant, Hummus Bodega.
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This year marked the first time that Switzerland was represented at the international meeting.
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It will focus on increasing trade, tourism and other programs to foster interpersonal connections between the five signatory countries.
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(JTA) — Yitzhak Arad, a Jewish partisan from Lithuania who rose through the ranks of Israel’s army before leading the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum, has died at the age of 95.
The conference highlighted a range of perspectives that joined in support of Zionism—from Republicans and Democrats to rabbis from various denominations and organizations with wide-ranging goals.
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WASHINGTON (JTA) — An agency that provides administrative services to the U.S. military posted an Easter sermon on its website that described a New Testament passage preaching to Jews as a demand to “say sorry” for killing Jesus.
(JTA) — Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the New York State Assembly, is reportedly headed back to prison, just days after being sent home on what officials had described as a COVID-related furlough.
Having multigenerational homes limits the ability of many Mumbai Jews to interact with the suffering poor.
The money was being used to pay families of slain terrorists, recruit new operatives and spread its messaging throughout the West Bank, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem.
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Hamas’s aspiration following its forceful 2007 takeover of Gaza is to seize the institutions of the P.A. and the PLO in the West Bank, “thereby achieving total hegemony on the Palestinian arena,” said Professor Boaz Ganor of the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism at Herzliya.
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(JTA) — A dramatic rise in attacks on Asian-Americans has led to an overall increase in hate crimes in New York City during 2021, while the number of crimes targeting Jews decreased slightly.
JERUSALEM — Israel's opposition leader on Thursday called for a unity government and vowed to find common ground among the ideologically diverse parties seeking to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
In a now-deleted tweet, the Democratic Majority for Israel wrote that Nancy Kaufman, former head of the National Council for Jewish Women, ash too often “enabled, rather than battled, anti-Semitism.”
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Frazier Glenn Miller Jr. said repeatedly in his trial and interviews with the press that he went to those locations seeking to kill Jews
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Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem, the U.S. Army’s chief of chaplains, pointed out that “a critical element in the founding of our nation is the diversity that we see in our faith communities.”
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“We’re seeing incredible support from Eastern Europe, but some of the Western European countries have really taken a harsh stance,” said Josh Reinstein, head of the Israel Allies Foundation and the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus. “We’re not going to let the Jewish state be singled out.”
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Michael Mostyn, CEO of B’nai Brith Canada, lauded the decision, saying “Jews returning to producing wine in their indigenous homeland is something to be celebrated, not stigmatized.”
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