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Jewish Agency Bids Farewell to Chairman Natan Sharansky

Sharansky will continue his service training and supporting the Jewish Agency shlichim (emissaries).

IfNotNow Targeting Birthright Taglit Groups at JFK Airport

While young people were preparing for their flights to Israel, they were asked about certain issues and policies, with their answers recorded.

British Blogger Sentenced, Not Jailed for Anti-Semitic Posts, Holocaust Denial

The amateur musician claimed the Holocaust was “a bunch of lies” and referred to Auschwitz as a “theme park.”

Exclusive: A Chat with Manhattan Millennial Naomi Levin, Challenger to Democratic Congressman Jerrold Nadler

"It’s important that we have a strong and cooperative relationship with our allies in the fight against extremism. We have a lot to learn from Israel..."

Woman Yells ‘Allahu Akbar!’ and Stabs 2 in French Riviera

"We don't yet know if this is a terrorist act, but in any case it was terrifying."

Camp Ramah Leadership Reaffirms its Message: No Partnership with IfNotNow

It will continue to reinforce pro-Zionist, pro-Israel perspectives at its summer camps, despite a request to push the "Palestinian" narrative.

Labor Chairman: The Kotel Belongs to All Kinds of Jews, and Christians, Too

Last Sunday's political surveys, which gave Netanyahu's Likud party a boost to 34 Knesset from it current 30, also showed yet another drop for the Zionist Camp—a coalition of Labor and the Tzipi Livni Movement—from its current 24 to 10 seats.

Poll: American Jews Disapprove of Jerusalem, Trump, Settlements, and the Jewishness of the State

The political divide between Israeli and American Jews has widened considerably, according to a poll published by the American Jewish Committee on Sunday.

Anthony Bourdain, Jewish Celebrity Chef, Dies at 61

"His talents never ceased to amaze us and we will miss him very much. Our thoughts and prayers are with his daughter and family at this incredibly difficult time."

Report: J Street U Supports Anti-Israel Boycotts on US College Campuses

At the University of Minnesota, where a pro-BDS resolution passed in March, J Street U refused to join pro-Israel groups in a campaign against the vote.

Nissim Committee’s Conversion Recommendations Under Broad Attack at Moment of Publication

"We, the Rabbis of Israel, regard with concern the danger to the unity of the Jewish people as a result of the proposals to reform the conversion process, which include the expropriation of conversion from the Chief Rabbinate."

Security Tight Ahead of Celebrate Israel Parade in NYC

More than a thousand NYPD police officers, bomb-sniffing dogs, police snipers deployed on rooftops along the route and radiation-detection devices are being employed.

Knesset Committee Debates Troubled Conversion Policy, Banning of Venice Chief Rabbi

Venice Chief Rabbi Rabbi Bahbout disregarded the status quo and declared that he would convert people from all over Italy in his court, including those who had been rejected in the courts in Milan and Rome.

Israel Salutes America’s Armed Forces on Memorial Day

"Not only do we know what it's like to lose heroes, we recognize the justice the U.S. stands and fights for. The sacrifices of your soldiers was also for our benefit. We thank you."

Roman Abramovich, Chelsea Soccer Club Owner, Now Official Israeli, Comes Home

The 51-year-old billionaire received his blue Israeli identity card (teudat oleh) under Israel's Law of Return after having applied for citizenship last week while still abroad.

Man Punches Teen Outside Queens Yeshiva, Calls Him ‘Jew Boy’

This was the second such attack reported at the yeshiva in a week, and a man has broken into the yeshiva four times between November and April, walking away with cash and electronics.

YouTube Censors MEMRI for ‘Harmful or Dangerous Content’

MEMRI explained to YouTube it exposes anti-Semitism in the Arab and Muslim world, and its clips are there to provide informational infrastructure.

Five Chinese-Jewish Women Return to Jerusalem Roots

“Being part of the Jewish people is an honor, because of the heritage and wisdom,” said Li Jing, who studied economics and global commerce in China. “My prayer to return to Judaism has been answered.”

Trump Proclaims May 2018 Jewish American Heritage Month after Diplomat Ostracized by State Dept.

Noah harbored no delusions about the status of American Jews, and his speech at the dedication of Shearith Israel’s new building in Manhattan, in 1818, was about the ancient longing of the Jewish people for Zion.

Israeli Chief Rabbi, European Jewish Leaders Condemn Call to Remove Kippahs in Germany

Chief Rabbi Lau responded on Tuesday that the best way to battle anti-Semitism is to immigrate to Israel, but that all Jews in Germany and throughout the Diaspora must continue to wear the kippah and other Jewish symbols.

Sheba Hospital Rejects ‘Jews-Only’ Donation

“The Jewish people suffered from discrimination in many countries; it is very important that the Jewish people not discriminate in our own country."

Everybody Wins: Natalie Portman Keeps the $2 Million, Genesis Prize Cancels the Ceremony

Mr. Netanyahu, take down that stupid prize. Say thank you to the Jewish-Russian oligarchs who invented it, but the State of Israel will no longer grovel at the feet of famous American Jews and pay them to like us. Please, Bibi, show us your spine.

Natalie Portman Snubs $2 Million Genesis Prize, ‘Does Not Feel Comfortable Participating in Any...

Had they vetted Portman, they would have discovered the rich Israeli ex-pat's statement to Elle UK in 2010: "I've always tried to stay away from playing Jews."

BDS Convinces Durham, NC to Ban Advanced Police Training with Israel

"These tactics further militarize U.S. police forces that train in Israel, and this training helps the police terrorize Black and Brown communities here in the US," the petition warned.

Adelsons Donate $70 Million to Birthright Israel

A 2013 study showed that one out of every four Birthright participants marries another Birthright participant.

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