Swastika Graffiti Found in Santa Monica Park

Graffiti of a swastika was found in a Santa Monica park on August 18.

Palestinians Aid Israeli Firefighters Against Jerusalem Fires

The Palestinian Authority (PA) sent teams of Palestinian firefighter to help Israelis combat the ongoing wildfires occurring in the hills west of Jerusalem.

What We Know about Zebulun Simantov, Afghanistan’s Last Jew Who Still Won’t Leave the Country

Amid the Taliban’s total takeover of Afghanistan this week, some had specific concerns about one person: that country’s last remaining Jew, 62-year-old Zebulun Simantov.

Denver Yeshiva Student Shot and Killed

A 19-year-old Jewish student was shot and killed in front of his college dormitory at a yeshiva in Denver, CO on the evening of...

Daily Beast Removes Description of IDF As “Genocidal” in Article

The Daily Beast has removed the word “genocidal” from its description of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) in an article appearing originally on August 13.

Jewish Humanitarian Groups Step In, Or Try To, As Crises Unfold in Haiti and Afghanistan

Two major humanitarian crises are eliciting the involvement of Jewish aid organizations, although it is unclear whether much can be done from afar to support Afghans now that the Taliban has retaken their country.

Palestinians Burn Star of David, Swastika During West Bank Riot

A wooden Star of David with a swastika inside of it was burned during an August 14 Palestinian riot in the West Bank.

Hamas Celebrates Taliban Retaking Afghanistan

Hamas issued a statement on August 16 congratulating the Taliban for retaking Afghanistan as United States forces are withdrawing from the country.

Israeli UN Ambassador Calls for UN to Cease Funding UNRWA Over Hamas Terror Tunnels

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan urged the U.N. to temporarily cease funding the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) over the recent discovery of two terror tunnels underneath two of their schools.

Human Rights Watch: Hamas Committed War Crimes During Most Recent Conflict

Human Rights Watch (HRW) released a report on August 12 concluding that Hamas may have committed war crimes during the recent escalation in May between the terror group and Israel.

ADL CEO Urges UC President to Condemn UCLA’s Asian American Studies Department for Accusing Israel of “Yellow-Washing”

Anti-Defamation League (ADL) CEO Jonathan Greenblatt urged University of California President Michael Drake in an August 9 letter to condemn UCLA’s Asian American Studies...

Ilhan Omar Spokesperson Accuses AIPAC of Putting “Omar’s Life At Risk”

Jeremy Slevin, a spokesperson for Representative Ilhan Omar’s (D-MN) office, accused AIPAC of putting “Omar’s life at risk” in an August 11 tweet.

Antisemitism Watchdog Gives Corporate Giants Failing Grades in Handling of Antisemitism

Stop Antisemitism released a report on August 10 giving the biggest corporations in the United States failing grades over their handling of antisemitism.

Unilever Responds to Englewood Cliffs Mayor, Who Calls Response “Corporate Drivel”

Unilever CEO Alan Jope responded to the mayor of Englewood Cliffs, NJ, where Unilever’s American headquarters are based, by reiterating his statement that Unilever is opposed to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Vista Del Mar Opens Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center

Vista Del Mar Child and Family Services has opened the Glorya Kaufman Performing Arts Center (GKPAC), a multi-use, award-winning, 299-seat theatre where local and national performers will display their artistry with diverse audiences and Vista students.

USC Faculty Call on University to Condemn Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies for Endorsing Anti-Israel Statement

Around 50 USC faculty members urged the university in an August 8 letter to denounce an anti-Israel statement endorsed by the Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies.

18 Orthodox Jewish Girls Kicked Off Flight for Swapping Seats, Not Wearing Masks While Eating

Eighteen Orthodox Jewish teenage girls were kicked off a flight from Kiev, Ukraine to New York after allegedly violating COVID-19 protocols, although their rabbi is claiming that they were targeted with antisemitism.

CIA Director on Visit to Israel, Palestinian Territories

As tensions rise with Iran and nuclear talks stall, US, Israeli officials convene for talks.

What Jews in NY Need to Know About Kathy Hochul, Who Will Replace Cuomo

Kathy Hochul, who is set to succeed Andrew Cuomo as governor of New York, is no stranger to the New York Jewish community.

Mayor of NJ Town Where Unilever is Headquartered Urges Them to “Reconsider” Ben & Jerry’s Decision

Mario M. Kranjac, the mayor of the Englewood Cliffs, NJ, urged Ben & Jerry’s parent company, Unilever, to “reconsider” Ben & Jerry’s Israel decision in an August 9 letter.

Bennett Officially Nominates Michael Herzog as US Ambassador

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Friday officially announced the nomination of experienced former peace-process negotiator Michael Herzog to serve as the next Israeli ambassador to the United States.

Weissman Well-Suited for Jewish Liaison, Say Those Familiar with Position

The White House’s announcement on Aug. 5 that Chanan Weissman was chosen to become the White House liaison to the Jewish community was welcomed by members of the Jewish community.

End Jew Hatred to Hold NYC Protest Against Ben & Jerry’s

The grassroots organization End Jew Hatred will be holding a march to protest Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop conducting business in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory” on August 12 in New York City.

Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles Awards $1 Million in Grants to Advance Education Equity

The Jewish Community Foundation of Los Angeles today announced it has awarded $1 million to seven local nonprofits that address issues related to education equity.

EU Official Attends Swearing In Ceremony of New Iranian President

A senior diplomat for the European Union (EU) was spotted at the swearing-in ceremony of incoming Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi on August 5.

BDS Activist Explains Pressure on Ben & Jerry’s, Calls on Other Companies to Boycott Israel

A pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) activist wrote an op-ed in The Guardian explaining how the BDS movement pressured Ben & Jerry’s to cease doing business in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

LA Times Editorial: UTLA’s Pro-BDS Motion “Neither Needed Nor Wanted”

The editorial called on the union to “reject the measure, which can do no real good for the union or schools, and certainly could hurt both.”

Jewels of Elul: Lessons from Parents

Of all relationships, perhaps the most complicated is the one between a parent and child.

Pro-Israel Voters Likely Tipped Scales in Favor of Shontel Brown’s ‘Stunning Upset’ in Ohio, Say Observers

Pro-Israel and establishment Democrats secured a major victory on Tuesday as their favored candidate, Shontel Brown, handily defeated former State Sen. Nina Turner to become the Democratic Party’s nominee in the special election to fill the vacant Ohio 11th Congressional District seat.

Ben & Jerry’s US Franchisees Call for Company to Rescind Israel Decision

Several Ben & Jerry’s franchisees in the United States sent a letter to the company calling on them to rescind their July 19 decision to stop doing business in the “Occupied Palestinian Territory.”

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