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IDF Asks Wikipedia to Edit ‘Hezbollah’ Entry to Reflect Terror Designation

The entry currently defines the organization, which has been designated a terrorist organization by 26 countries, a “political party and militant group”

Obama National Security Adviser Suggests Netanyahu is “Corrupt and Cruel”

Ben Rhodes, former Deputy National Security Adviser under the Obama administration, called Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu “corrupt and cruel” and issued several other...

Palestinian Elections Are Attempt to Settle Political Landscape

A house divided may bring an end to the political career of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas

Netanyahu Politics Possibly Behind Increased Left Support for Arab Joint List

Political experts say poll showing increased left, right support for hardliners reveals the influence of the prime minister

Biden: White Supremacists are ‘the Most Dangerous People’ in America

Biden has tapped Merrick Garland, a Jewish judge, to be his attorney general.

Biden Speaks with Netanyahu for First Time Since Entering Office

The U.S. president congratulated the prime minister on Israel’s successful COVID vaccination campaign, exchanging ideas on how best to quell the pandemic.

Israeli Political Party Drops Lincoln Project’s Services Amid Scandals

US strategists who helped defeat Trump advised Netanyahu’s right-wing challenger

Public Uproar Rolls Back Decision of Religious Sharia Court in Gaza

The Palestinian Authority's Supreme Judge Department finally rules that it is the only authority that can decide the matter

Long Beach City College Board of Trustees Criticized for Not Voting on IHRA Resolution

Jewish groups are criticizing the Long Beach City College Board of Trustees for not voting on a resolution adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance...

World Values Network Launches $2.5 Million Fund To Spread Shared Values Message

The World Values Network (WVN) announced on Feb. 16 that it will launch a global multi-media project, funded by Hope and Robert F. Smith....

Haggadot.com Offers Expert Advice as Second Pandemic Passover Approaches

As a second pandemic Passover holiday approaches, Haggadot.com knows there is a dramatically-increased interest in creating innovative Jewish ritual at home.

Israel OKs Plan for Lockdown Exit

Malls, outdoor shopping centers and markets, street stores, museums and libraries to open their doors starting next week.

Asian-American Jews Explore Their Identities in New Video Project

(JTA) — When Maya Katz-Ali saw the ad on Facebook recruiting Asian Jews to participate in a new video project about identity, she scrolled...

Federal Appeals Court Sends Arkansas Anti-BDS Law to Lower Court

A United States federal appeals court sent Arkansas’ anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) law back to a lower court on February 12. The case in...

First COVID-19 Vaccines Denied Entry to Gaza

Israel bears full responsibility for this “arbitrary procedure,” Palestinian health minister says; Israel says PA needs to complete paperwork

Ethiopians Immigrating to Israel Face Many Obstacles

Organizations team up to support the Jewish Agency in providing long-term aid for overlooked demographic

New Report by Human-Rights Group Responds to Anti-Israeli Bias at UNHRC

The study debunks more than 20 different major accusations leveled by numerous different countries—accusing Israel of violating Palestinians’ religious freedom, damaging their health and practicing racism.

WATCH: Persian Jews Speak Out Against Iranian Gov’t

Several Persian Jews in the United States spoke out against the Iranian government in a February 10 video. A newly formed group called Iranian Americans...

Yang Hints at Hands-Off Approach to Yeshiva Education

Organizations that oppose government scrutiny of secular education at the Jewish private schools were quick to praise Yang for his comments.

Unvaccinated Israeli Youth May Prolong Coronavirus Restrictions

Only 9% of Israelis ages 20-29 have been inoculated in the week since they were invited to get their shots

ADL Report Reveals Iranian Textbooks Are Seething with Anti-Semitism and Incitement

“This kind of incitement is a long-running practice by the Iranian government for decades.”

Relationship Between Haredim, Non-Haredi Israeli Jews at Breaking Point

Coronavirus exacerbates long-existing tensions that, one expert says, can only be quieted through political resolution

“Mandalorian” Star Dropped for Her Holocaust Comparison Post

Lucasfilm announced on February 10 that they will be parting ways with actress Gina Carano after she had shared a post making a comparison...

How Jewish Constituents of Greene and Boebert Describe Their Congresswomen

(JTA) — About a year after the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, a white supremacist in western Colorado plotted to attack another Jewish congregation. The FBI arrested...

UCI Student Senate Passes BDS Resolution

The UC Irvine student senate passed a resolution on February 9 calling on the university to divest from companies that conduct business with Israel. The...

Athletes Join Zach Banner for Panel on Combatting Anti-Semitism and White Supremacy

Pittsburgh Steelers offensive lineman Zach Banner is hosting a two-part conversation titled “Athletes Against Antisemitism” on Feb. 17.

UIUC Student’s Israeli Flag Egged

An Israeli flag draped over a University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) student’s balcony was egged on February 8. WCIA reported that the student, Jeremy Zelner,...

Steven Spielberg Named 2021 Genesis Prize Laureate

The Jewish people have spoken this year and have deemed Steven Spielberg — known for his iconic films including “Schindler’s List,” “Jurassic Park” and...

It’s West Versus East in the Battle to Inoculate the Mideast

Russian, Chinese vaccines compete with preparations made in the US, UK and Sweden

RAND Israeli-Palestinian Study Sees Cool Response to Conflict Alternatives

Focus groups show desire for separation between Israelis, Palestinians; also between Israeli Arabs and Palestinians

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