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Two Jewish Men Beaten Up in Brooklyn, Two Attackers Arrested

Two of the attackers have been arrested, the third is still on the run.

House Democrats Defend Tlaib, Omar Amid Anti-Semitic Accusations

House Democratic Caucus chairman Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) sidestepped the anti-Semitic and anti-Israel issues revolving around the congresswomen at issue: “I’ve found those two new freshmen members to be thoughtful colleagues on a wide variety of issues.”

US to ‘Wind Down’ Programs as Funding for Palestinian Authority Security Set to Expire

“We are not seeking anything. The Americans have made a decision,” said senior Palestinian Authoirty official Saeb Erekat. “But we are going to continue being part of fighting terror in the region.” [sic]

Tlaib Denies Knowing Supporter Who Called Israel ‘Terrorist Entity’

The congresswoman was photographed with Abbas Hamideh, who has repeatedly expressed support for Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah, at her swearing-in ceremony in Detroit on Jan. 12.

Orthodox Groups React To NY’s New Abortion Bill

New York State passed the Reproductive Health Act Legislation, which expanded the state’s abortion laws.

Israel Thanks Florida for Taking Action Against Airbnb’s Anti-Israel Boycott

Governor DeSantis announced that he stands with the Florida Cabinet which accepted the State Board of Administration’s recommendation to place Airbnb on the Scrutinized Companies List.

Agudah Troubled by NY State’s Popular ‘Child Victims Act’

Agudath Israel of America responded with a statement that warned about the impact of the new law on future religious schools and institutions.

Meet ‘Democratic Majority for Israel,’ Where Sanity, Strong Financial Backing, Prevail

Chairman Mellman said the new group brings “substantial” financial backing to the table and intends to “be around for years.”

Senate Anti-BDS Vote Could Isolate House Anti-Israel Democrats

It is unlikely that House Democrats would touch the anti-BDS portion of the Senate legislative package, if only to avoid exposing the party's rift over Israel.

EL AL Announces New Routes to Orlando, Las Vegas, San Francisco

If it gets the green light it would provide a major boost to Israeli tourism.

NYC Council Adopts Deutsch’s Holocaust Education Week Bill

Project Witness and the Museum of Jewish Heritage both testified in support of Deutsch’s bill last week, and are conducting educational efforts throughout this week.

Discrimination Lawsuit Filed Against Airbnb in San Francisco

Airbnb announced in November a change in its policy, saying it would delist rentals in Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.

House Majority Leader Calls for US Recognition of Israeli Sovereignty Over Golan

Earlier this week, a missile was fired at the Hermon Mountain, prompting Israel to launch a massive attack on numerous Iranian targets in Syria.

Bingo Wholesale Grocery Opens Kosher-Heavy, Big-Box Store in Lakewood, NJ

A year after opening its first store in Brooklyn, N.Y., Bingo Wholesale opened its second store in the heavily Orthodox, kashrut-observant community of Lakewood, N.J.

Back to Basics: Bimbo Bakeries USA Confirms Kosher Recertification

“After hearing from our loyal kosher consumers and after productive meetings with our Kosher Certifiers, Bimbo Bakeries USA is pleased to announce that we will once again be offering kosher products under the Arnold, Sara Lee and Ball Park brands,” the company announced.

NY Consul Leaves Fundraiser after Bezalel President Attacks Israel’s Free Speech

"I do not have the patience—and I speak diplomatically—for those who slander the State of Israel abroad in order to find favor and raise money," Dayan said after the incident.

American Jews Become a Little Less Safe with Democratic Contenders Courting Sharpton

The thug was officially mainstreamed, and as such became completely legitimate in his role as leftist kingmaker.

Pelosi Formally Cancels State of the Union Address over Shutdown

“On January 3rd . . .there was no thought that the government would still be shut down."

Venezuela’s New Leader: Interim President Juan Guaido

“We hope that Nicolas Maduro will accept peaceful transition of power in Venezuela . . . That he will accept the will of the people to move his country forward."

Full List of Crown Heights Attacks on Jews

The police have placed 10-15 more policemen on the street every day – but attacks on Jews keep on occurring.

Report: 200 Measles Cases, Mostly in NY Orthodox Clusters

It is speculated that the measles were brought back to New York State by travelers returning from Israel.

Ground Stop at Newark Liberty Int’l Airport Due to Drone Activity

Some flights were held at their points of departure in order to slow down incoming traffic at Newark.

Crown Heights Rabbi: Not All Attacks Due to Anti-Semitism

“Some of the ... incidents may have been random crime or committed by people struggling with mental health issues.”

Turns Out First Somali-American Congresswoman Is Just Another Anti-Semite

"The Jewish power to hypnotize the world, as Ms. Omar put it, is the plot of Jud Süss — the most successful Nazi film ever made."

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