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House Democrats Remove Iron Dome Money in Government Funding Bill

House Democrats have stripped a provision of the government funding bill that would have provided $1 billion toward Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.

Half of AEPi, AEPhi Students Hide Their Jewish Identity on College Campuses, Poll Says

A new poll released by Louis Brandeis Center on September 20 found that half of students in the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity and Alpha Epsilon Phi (AEPhi) sorority hide their Jewish identities on college campuses.

NYT Criticized for Romanticizing Iranian Nuclear Scientist

The New York Times is being criticized for allegedly romanticizing a top nuclear scientist for the Iranian government who was killed in November 2020.

College Dems Jewish Caucus Call on VP Candidate to Resign, Accuse Her of Being “Prejudiced Against Jews”

The College Democrats of America (CDA) Jewish Caucus called on a CDA official who is running to be vice president of the organization to step out of the race, alleging that her Twitter history shows her being “prejudiced against Jews.”

DC Rally to Support Those Who Stormed Capitol Has Jewish Officials on High Alert

The “Justice for J6” rally, which is being organized by former Donald Trump campaign staffer Matt Braynard, plans to gather in front of the U.S. Capitol and demand an end to what it calls “the tyrannical and inhumane treatment of the January 6 political prisoners.”

AOC Proposes Amendment Blocking U.S. Weapon Sale to Israel

Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) proposed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) on September 17 that would block a Unites States weapon sale aid from going to Israel.

AFT Head “Troubled” By San Diego Chapter’s Anti-Israel Resolution

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten told the Times of San Diego that she’s “troubled” by some of the passages the San Diego affiliate’s passage of an anti-Israel resolution.

Barnard College Apologizes for Asking Religious Jewish Students to Use COVID Tech During Rosh Hashanah

Barnard College’s Pandemic Response Team issued an apology for asking religious Jewish student to use technology during Rosh Hashanah to report any COVID-19 symptoms.

AFT Head Says She’s “Troubled By Aspects” of San Diego Chapter’s Anti-Israel Resolution

American Federation of Teachers (AFT) President Randi Weingarten told the Times of San Diego that she’s “troubled” by some of the passages the San Diego affiliate’s passage of an anti-Israel resolution.

NJ Treasury Says Ben & Jerry’s Violated State’s Anti-BDS Law

The New Jersey Department of the Treasury announced on September 14 that Ben & Jerry’s and their parent company, Unilever, violated the state’s anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) law.

Burlington City Council Votes to Withdraw BDS Resolution

The Burlington City Council in Vermont voted to withdraw a resolution supporting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement on September 13 by a margin of 6-5.

San Diego Community College Teacher’s Union Approves Anti-Israel Resolution

The teacher’s union in the San Diego Community College District approved an anti-Israel resolution on September 6.

How 9/11 Changed the Concept of Safety for US Jews

The sea change that swept over American life in the wake of 9/11 also washed over American Jews and their gathering places.

Human Rights Legal Group Alleges That 9/11 Webinar Could Put SFSU, Rutgers in Violation of Anti-Terror Laws

The International Legal Forum (ILF), an Israel-based legal group, alleged in a September 9 letter that a September 11 webinar is featuring speakers that would put San Francisco State University (SFSU) and Rutgers University in violation of federal anti-terror laws.

Arizona Treasurer Announces Divestment from Ben & Jerry’s

Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee announced in a September 7 press release that the state government will be divesting from Ben & Jerry’s over the ice cream company’s recent Israel decision.

Biden Says He Visited Tree of Life Synagogue After Shooting, Synagogue Says He Didn’t

The executive director of the Tree of Life synagogue in the Pittsburgh suburb of Squirrel Hill is disputing President Joe Biden’s recent assertion that he visited the synagogue after the 2018 shooting.

More Than 70 State Dept. Employees Call on Blinken to Fire Employee Over Antisemitic Blog Posts

More than 70 State Department employees are urging Secretary of State Antony Blinken to fire an employee who has a history of antisemitic blog posts.

Nearly 75% of College Students, Recent Grads View Antisemitism on Campus As “a Very Serious Problem,” Survey Says

Nearly 75% college students and recent college graduates view antisemitism as “a very serious problem on campus,” according to a recently released survey.

UNC Sticks With Anti-Israel Course Amidst Allegations It Violated Education Dept. Agreement

University of North Carolina (UNC)-Chapel Hill is sticking with an anti-Israel class despite Jewish and pro-Israel groups alleging that doing so would violate their agreement with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights (OCR).

Ben & Jerry’s Board Head Accused of Funneling Company’s Foundation Money to Her Think-Tank

The head of Ben & Jerry’s Independent Board has been accused of funneling money from The Ben & Jerry’s Foundation to the progressive think tank she runs.

FBI Report: Nearly 60% of Religious Hate Crimes in 2020 Targeted Jews

A newly released report found that nearly 60% of all hate crimes that targeted religion in 2020 were against Jews.

Rashida Tlaib Calls for Israel to Release Bodies of Slain Palestinians, Doesn’t Mention Reported Terror Attempts

Representative Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) is under fire for calling for Israel to release the bodies of slain Palestinians but failing to mention that those Palestinians were killed because they attempted to commit terror.

RFK Killer Recommended for Parole

Sirhan Sirhan, who shot and killed Robert F. Kennedy in 1968, was granted parole on August 27.

GOP Rep Deletes Tweet Comparing COVID Vaccine Passports to Holocaust

Representative Thomas Massie (R-KY) deleted an August 25 tweet comparing COVID-19 vaccine passports to the Holocaust.

Florida Jewish Man Slapped After Confronting Individual’s Use of Antisemitic Slur

An Orthodox Jewish man was slapped at a hotel pool in Aventura, FL on August 22 after confronting an individual about their use of an antisemitic slur.

NY Man Arrested Over Synagogue Burglary

A 23-year-old man was arrested on August 21 for allegedly breaking into a synagogue in Long Beach, NY and stealing Torah scrolls.

Four Suspects Arrested in Denver Shooting of Yeshiva Student

The Denver Police Department announced on August 19 that they have arrested four individuals who were allegedly involved in the August 17 shooting of Yeshiva student Shmuel Silverberg, 18.

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.

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.

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