Rabbinical Group Claims Feds Reneged on $35,000 in Covid-19 Support

“I just question. I wonder why. I wonder if there is no respect for rabbinical organizations.”

So Long, Ambassador David Friedman, and Thanks for All the Fish*

"...over the years I have met many ambassadors from many countries, including from the US, our great ally, but I can say that there was never a better ambassador than David Friedman..."

Stunning Winter Landscape at Migdal Tsedek National Park

In the 19th century, an Arab village called Majdal Tzadek was established on the site, named after the local ruler Tzadik Gama'ini.

New York Jewish Film Festival 2021 Streaming in the Age of Corona

The festival’s 2021 virtual lineup showcases seventeen features and seven shorts.

Husband and Wife EMS Volunteers Vaccinate Ashdodians

"My husband and I have been volunteering for so long, it has become a part of us and defines who we are as individuals and as a couple."

After 16 Years Abbas Declares Elections Risking Hamas Takeover

The only major power on the planet Abbas can rely on to resuscitate the old and tired concept of a Palestinian State is… the Democratic party.

Corona Czar: No Choice But to Add Another Week of Lockdown

Meanwhile, US health officials have sounded the alarm on Friday saying the UK mutation of the coronavirus could become the dominant source of infection in the United States by March.

Global Banker Baron Benjamin de Rothschild Dies at 57

In April 2020 the Rothschild Foundation donated NIS 50 million to 22 Israeli hospitals for the purchase of badly needed medical equipment to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

Former Chief Rabbi Lau Tests Positive for Coronavirus After 2nd Vaccine Dose

The rabbi was apparently infected by his wife who contracted the virus earlier in the week.

Blessings Abound: Water Level in Lake Kinneret is Rising

The level of the lake rose by one centimeter this past week, thanks to the heavy rains that fell throughout the country.

Trump Administration Lists Accomplishments ‘For The Record’

The accomplishments of the Trump Administration are many, and span a wide range of areas.

Europe Wakes Up & Warns: Iran is Ramping Up Nuclear Military Production

“Iran has no credible civilian use for uranium metal. The production of uranium metal has potentially grave military implications."

Of the Two Leaders, Whose Party Would You Prefer to Vote For?

Now that Smotrich and Bennett have split up, who would get your vote?

US House Reintroduces Bill to Sanction Fiscal Supporters of Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad

“The United States must not tolerate anybody who provides support to these radical Islamic terrorists,” said Rep. Brian Mast (R-Fla.).

‘Next Big Step’: Experts Advocate Relocating Israel to US Military’s Central Command

As Iran tensions remain high, moving Israel to CENTOM’s area of responsibility would enable Israel, the United States and Arab partners to conduct joint exercises and planning for Iran-specific threats, thereby boosting readiness, says Jonathan Ruhe, director of foreign policy at JINSA.

Jewish Civil-Rights Group Protests Twitter CEO Over Not Banning Holocaust Denial

Jack Dorsey has been quick to edit “misinformation” when it comes to politics, the coronavirus pandemic or other issues of consequence, but not when it comes to anti-Semitism, says End Jew Hatred.

East Broadway Station at the Heart of the Lower East Side Celebrates 85th Birthday

When the first subway train arrived at the Lower East Side station, it was welcomed with “gleeful shouts, applause, confetti and shouts of hurrah,” according to the Forward report.

Russia Bans Hadassah Clinic from Using Pfizer’s Vaccine

Hadassah Medical Moscow announced earlier that it was in talks with a number of companies on the supply of foreign COVID-19 vaccines to Russia.

Bank of Israel: Hold On to your Dollars, We’re Staging a Comeback

"If anyone sold dollars the other day, I'm sorry, tough luck."

With Close to 10,000 New Daily Cases Israel Chasing Herd Immunity

As long as there is no certainty that vaccinated individuals do not continue to be contagious, it could take several months for the epidemic to be slowed down at all.

AOC Proposes Congressional Truth Commission to ‘Rein In Media’

“We’re going to have to figure out how we rein in our media environment so that you can’t just spew disinformation and misinformation.”

Turkey Faces Worst Drought in a Decade; Cities Could Run Dry in 45 Days

Turkey has just 1,346 cubic meters of water available per person per year, with severe droughts plaguing the country since the 1980s.

Newsweek: Iran Sends Suicide Drones to Yemen for Houthi Long-Range Attacks

Satellite footage shows Iran has established a base of Shahed-136 suicide drones in an area controlled by the Iranian proxy Houthi rebels in Yemen.

Albania Academy of Sciences Adopts IHRA’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

The Academy of Science will issue its own statement on the adoption of the IHRA working definition on January 26.

Israel Sees Drop in Negative Social Media Content in Arabic on Peace Agreements

The decline in negative comments towards Israel and normalization was in part due to the public awareness campaigns carried out by the various governments that joined the Abraham Accords.

Israel’s Defense Ministry Approves LGBTQ Pre-Military Academy

The IGY school was the only one approved by the Defense Ministry this year when normally two pre-military schools are approved each year.
Samantha Power really cares about Israel, says Ambassador Michael Oren.

Biden Taps Samantha Power to Lead USAID

“She will work with our partners to confront the COVID-19 pandemic, lift up vulnerable communities ... and advance American ideals and interests around the globe,” said President-elect Joe Biden.

Progressive Jewish & Israeli Groups Oppose Adopting Universal Definition of Anti-Semitism

While they “respect the original creation of the IHRA Working Definition as an illustrative tool, and as part of a larger and ongoing conversation about the nature of anti-Semitism,” they expressed “concern with its adoption as a legal tool.”

Regavim Files Police Complaint on Bedouin Desecration of Jewish Cemetery

"These horrific images are the result of the ongoing lack of governance of the State of Israel in the Negev."

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