Thursday, December 3, 2020


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Experts Fear US Troop Removal Could Further Embolden Iran

The Pentagon, prompted by U.S. President Donald Trump, ordered a drawdown this week of U.S. troops in Iraq and Afghanistan, a move that experts told JNS might actually empower Iran.

A Jewish Guide to Biden’s Possible Picks for His Administration

As President-elect Joe Biden forms his upcoming administration, certain positions should spark interest in the Jewish and pro-Israel community.

Post-Election: Examining Pro-Israel Records of Key Senate Races

Control of the Senate will come down to two runoffs in Georgia on Jan. 5 between incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue and Democrat Jon Ossoff, and incumbent Republican Sen. Kelly Loeffler and Democrat Rev. Raphael Warnock. While many say the Republicans are expected to keep its Senate majority, it’s not over until the runoff votes have been counted.

On Campaign Trail, Candidates and Surrogates Court Jewish vote

With election day a week away and early voting in full force throughout the country, U.S President Donald Trump and former U.S. Vice President...

Jewish Groups React to Amy Coney Barrett’s Confirmation to US Supreme Court

Jewish groups reacted immediately following the U.S. Senate confirmation on Monday of Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th U.S. Supreme Court justice a week...

US Envoy Carr: 1.7 Million Anti-Semitic Posts on Facebook, Twitter So Far in 2020

On Twitter and Facebook alone, 1.7 million anti-Semitic posts were made in the first eight months of this year.

How High Holy Day Services and Arrival of 5781 Are Going to Look Across America

Amid the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, synagogues nationwide have drastically adjusted their holiday programming to minimize congregant interactions and time spent in one area. Still, the point, say rabbis, is to celebrate the arrival of the New Year, in whatever form that looks like.

US State Department Envoy Works to Secure Compensation for Nazi-Era Wrongs

Founded in 1999, the Office of the Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues “develops and implements U.S. policy to return Holocaust-era assets to their rightful owners."

ADL CEO Under Fire for Partnering With Sharpton in Pressing Facebook Boycott

“We have been endlessly fighting an uphill battle of anti-Semitic hatred on Facebook since our inception."

Jewish Democratic Council Says It Won’t Back Ilhan Omar

“JDCA will not be supporting Rep. Omar in this election. End of story.”

Is Longtime Pro-Israel Congressman Eliot Engel in Trouble?

With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23.

Steve King Says GOP House Leader ‘Would Advocate’ to Get Him Back on Committees

Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) has said that House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) told him that he would “advocate” for his return to committee...

Michigan State Lawmaker Apologizes for Comparing COVID-19 Policies to Holocaust

“I would never purposefully undermine the severity of the Holocaust."

ViacomCBS Cancels Linda Sarsour Women’s History Month Event

ViacomCBS canceled an event this week featuring former Women’s March leader Linda Sarsour, who is known for her support of the anti-Israel BDS movement and...

Anti-Semitism Complaint Filed with US Education Department Surrounding Columbia University

(JNS) A complaint has been filed with the U.S. Department of Education accusing Columbia University of discriminating against Jewish and Israeli students. The complaint filed...

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New Iranian Law Ramps Up Uranium Enrichment — If Biden Doesn’t Reenter Deal

Iran’s parliament passed a law on Wednesday aimed at pressuring President-elect Joe Biden to reenter the Iran nuclear deal almost as soon as he assumes office.

Israel’s UN Ambassador Demands Recognition of Jewish Refugees

Israel passed its first laws recognizing some citizens of Arab descent as refugees in 2002

Naftali Bennett: Approving a Palestinian State Would Be ‘Biggest Mistake’

Israeli Knesset Member Naftali Bennett warned that Israel approving a Palestinian state would be the “biggest mistake” of the country’s history.

Jewish Groups Call Out Online Retailers for Selling ‘Holocough’ Shirts

Jewish groups have called out two online retailers for selling “Holocough” t-shirts.

Abbas Seeks United Stance With Amman, Cairo Ahead of Talking to Biden

The Media Line — Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas conducted his first diplomatic tour of the year, meeting with Jordan’s King Abdullah in Aqaba...