Sunday, September 20, 2020


Marcy Oster, JTA


Spielberg? Streisand? Gadot? You Can Vote for the Next Genesis Prize Winner

This is the first time that the Jewish community can vote on the candidates.

Israel Officially Signs Peace Treaties With UAE and Bahrain in White House Ceremony

In conjunction with the signed agreement, the United States reportedly has assured the UAE that Israel would pause West Bank annexation efforts for four years.

Rockets Fired From Gaza at Israel as Israel and UAE Sign Agreement in Washington

At least two people were injured from the shrapnel.

Sacha Baron Cohen Announces Instagram Freeze to Protest Facebook’s Failure to Fight Hate

(JTA) — Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen said he will not post to his Instagram account on Wednesday in protest of parent company...

Netanyahu Apologizes for Calling Bedouin Teacher Killed by Police a Terrorist

He said he had based on his claim based on information from the police.

Jewish Students in Germany Raising Money to Help Owner of Attacked Kebab Shop in Halle

“We, as the Jewish Student Union Germany (JSUD), believe in a multicultural society in this country."

Serbia Won’t Move Embassy to Jerusalem if Israel Recognizes Kosovo, Reports Say

Israel recognizing Kosovo "would destroy the Israel-Serbia relationship," according to reports.

Investigator in Case Against the Netanyahus Had a Conflict of Interest, Israeli TV Report Alleges

The report alleged that the investigator engaged in an affair with a newspaper publisher's sister.

Saudi Arabia’s King Tells Trump His Country Will Not Pursue Normalization With Israel Until There Is Peace With Palestinians

The Saudis have opened up their airspace for Israel to use for flights to and from the United Arab Emirates.

Jewish Federations of North America Raising $54 Million for Coronavirus Fund

The money raised will go toward those in need of financial assistance and counseling.

As Biden Meets With Jacob Blake’s Family, Right-Wing Media Calls Attention to Father’s Anti-Semitic Facebook Posts

His comments include praising Louis Farrakhan and referring to the "Jewish controlled media."

Palestinian Man Arrested After Infiltrating Into Israel From Gaza Carrying Bomb and Knife

The IDF said it had “thwarted an attempted terror attack.”

Pompeo Cancels Plan to Film Trump Campaign Ad Geared to US Expats While in Israel

The decision came after Pompeo was accused of violating the Hatch Act for speaking at the Republican National Convention from Jerusalem.

Palestinian Driver Rams West Bank Checkpoint, Tries to Stab Officers

A police officer and Israeli soldier were lightly injured.

Posters Glorifying Nazism Hung at Arizona State U

Some of the posters stated, "Hitler was right."

Jared Kushner Says in UAE That He’s ‘100%’ Sure All Arab Countries Will Normalize Ties With Israel

"I think thanks to the UAE leadership there will be a much bigger coalition."

Trump Campaign Has Accepted at Least $2,000 Over 3 Years From Neo-Nazi Leader

The man reportedly made donations from ranging from $25 to $100 since December 2017.

Biden Campaign Platform for Arab Americans Reiterates Opposition to BDS Movement

"Biden has been unequivocal in condemning calls in the United States to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel.”

UAE Cancels Israel Boycott Law as El Al Prepares First Direct Flight and Kushner Promises More Deals

The decree comes ahead of the arrival of an Israeli delegation, accompanied by U.S. officials including White House senior advisor Jared Kushner.

Manipulated Video of Health Care Activist Ady Barkan and Joe Biden Talking Police Reform Tweeted by GOP Congressman

The video had made it look as if Biden had agreed with Barkan to defund the police.

Families of 3 Israeli Teens Kidnapped and Murdered in 2014 File $150M Suit Against Hamas and Palestinian Authority

The lawsuit filed on behalf of the families of Naftali Fraenkel, Gilad Shear and Eyal Yifrach asks for $150 million from the Palestinian Authority.

Jared Kushner Says NBA Players Lucky to Be Rich Enough to ‘Take a Night off From Work’

"What we need to do is turn that from slogans and signals to actual action that’s going to solve the problem.”

Auschwitz Museum Says Holocaust Victims Trend on TikTok Is ‘Educational Challenge’

"The motivation of some people posting the videos seems to come from the need to find some way of expressing personal memory.”

New Lincoln Project Ad Accuses Jared Kushner of Being Evil

"Some people say Trump and Kushner were incompetent when it came to COVID. But let’s call it what it is: evil.”

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Israelis Brace for High Holidays in Shadow of Second Lockdown

The Ministry of Health says 5,238 new cases have been confirmed between Thursday and Friday, setting yet another negative record. Restriction on movement is somewhat relaxed from 500 yards from one's home to 1,000 yards.

A Tale of Two High Holidays: Why Orthodox Jews Are Going to Synagogue While Everyone Else Is on Zoom

(JTA) – At the Jewish Center on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, this year’s High Holidays will be anything but normal. With eight services happening in various...

Remembering the Life and Work of the Woman who Championed Women’s Rights: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

"Our Nation has lost a jurist of historic stature. We at the Supreme Court have lost a cherished colleague.”

Ruth Bader Ginsburg Dies At 87

She died from complications of metastatic pancreatic cancer.

3 Holocaust Monuments Vandalized With Swastikas in Ukraine and Russia

Police are investigating the instances of vandalism.