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UT Student Government Passes Resolution Supporting Jewish Students

The draft followed anti-Semitic posts on the UT 2020 Facebook page, and vandals breaking a window at the Texas Hillel.

Knesset Holds Emergency Debate About US Anti-Semitism

"Despite our long-standing practice of coming to the defense of threatened Jewish communities, when it comes to the United States, we are silent."

White Supremacists Target American Campuses with Flyer Campaigns

Campuses in 25 states have reported seeing flyer and poster activity at their schools.

NYC Festival Mulls Russian Jewish Culture in America

"The uniqueness of this cohort’s multi-cultural identity makes their art special and relevant to their peers," said Ilia Salita of Genesis Group.

Muslim Teen Gets 7 Years for Attacking Jewish Teacher in France

After the attack, the head of the Jewish community in Marseille was widely criticized for telling Jews in his city not to display their yarmulkes in public.

Tuition-Free Jewish Day School Opening in Minnesota

The school is looking to grow by offering one year of free tuition to new families with students entering for the first time this fall.

Herzog Warns Israel to Prepare for Jews Fleeing Western Anti-Semitism

"I call on the government to urgently prepare... a national emergency plan for possible waves of immigration of our Jewish brothers to Israel."

German Ambassador to Confer Order of Merit on Hebrew University President

The Federal Republic of Germany will recognize Prof. Ben-Sasson's commitment to German-Israeli relations

South Carolina Latest State to Address Growing Campus Anti-Semitism

Bills introduced in Virginia and Tennessee legislatures recently and in Congress in December.

Netanyahu to Australia’s Jewish Youth: Stand with Israel, Be Proud Jews, in Sydney and...

'If there's one thing that I could tell you here today: Be proud Jews. Stand up. Be proud. Stand with Israel. Stand with our people. Be proud Jews. Do this in Sydney and do it in Jerusalem and come this year to Jerusalem.'

US Holocaust Museum Official: Digitizing the Records a Bulwark Against Denial, Anti-Semitism

For decades, the International Red Cross and governments around the world, including the US and Israel, did not allow the archives to be opened for public use.

BDS Group SJP Silences Irish University, Forces Cancellation of Event With Israeli Ambassador

An SJP member explained the Israeli ambassador wasn't entitled to speak on campus because “Palestinians in Gaza don’t have free speech.”

Bomb Threats Lead to Evacuations at JCCs in 5 States

In several incidents in January there were a total of 60 bomb threats called into 48 JCCs in 26 states -- all hoaxes.

Cornell Immunologist: Male Circumcision Raised through Educating Religious Leaders

The WHO team hypothesized that male circumcision could be increased if religious leaders were taught about its advantages, and become well versed enough to discuss it with their congregations.

BDS Agitators Disrupt UN Envoy Danny Danon at Columbia U. [video]

"The people of Israel will never leave the Land of Israel," UN ambassador Danny Danon announced at Columbia University.

Home Front Command Holds Nationwide Earthquake Drill

The drill is part of the Israel Defense Forces' annual training exercises for the nation.

Natan Sharansky Travels to Africa for ‘Jewish Peace Corps’

Jewish Agency chairman Natan Sharansky is spending this week meeting with Jews and non-Jews in Africa.

Israel in Space: Satellites The Size of Milk Cartons

Israel is launching two civilian satellites into space, neither of them little more than the size of a carton of milk.

Leket Israel Launches Tu B’Shevat Project, Sayeret Tapuz

Many of the project's volunteers this year are Israeli special needs teenagers from Gan Yavne.

Haifa U. Iran Expert: Trump’s Comments on Iran a Step in the Right Direction

Dr. Shahvar explains that the Iranian regime interpreted Obama’s policy as being weak and feeble. Only a strong and threatening policy will lead Iran to refrain from escalating its actions.

Columbia U Rates ‘Worst US College for Campus Anti-Semitism’

In a poll on anti-Semitic incidents on campus, Columbia University has rated as the worst for US Jewish students in 2016.

Sarah Silverman Calling for Military Coup Against Trump

And so, the hysterically funny Sarah Silverman is now forever branded with her link to fascistic goon squads using violence to blow up events to which they object.

Cisco CEO Updates President Rivlin on Integrating Haredim, Arabs

The President welcomed Robbins warmly and thanked him for providing opportunities for Israelis across the country.

Canadian School Rescind Boycott of Israeli Applicants over ‘Illegal Settlement Activity’

'It’s really sad to hear that a place that takes pride in taking students from across the world would behave like this.'

Likud Members Also Want Naftali Bennett In Their Party

Education Minister Naftali Bennett turns out to be a man much in demand: party members in both the Likud and in his own party enjoy his presence.

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