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Benjamin Kerstein is the Israel correspondent for The Algemeiner.

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April 15, 2021 12:44 pm
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Pro-Israel Groups Slam Bill Putting Conditions on Aid to Israel Co-Sponsored by Tlaib, Ocasio-Cortez

Pro-Israel groups blasted on Thursday a new bill set to be introduced in Congress by Minnesota Democrat Betty McCollum that would condition US aid to...

April 15, 2021 12:22 pm
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Seventeen-Year-Old Yeshiva Student Wins Israel’s Annual International Bible Quiz on Independence Day

Israel held its annual International Bible Quiz for Youth on Thursday, as the country marked its 73rd Independence Day. N12 reported that the winner was Gilad...

April 13, 2021 4:58 pm
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‘It’s Not Only Numbers’: Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon Remembers Sacrifice of Father on Eve of Israel’s Remembrance Day

For former Israeli ambassador to the UN Danny Danon, Yom HaZikaron — Israel’s Remembrance Day for Fallen Soldiers, which began Tuesday evening — should teach...

April 13, 2021 1:12 pm
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City University of New York’s Student Senate Votes Not to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism: ‘Devastating to Jewish Students’

The City University of New York’s student senate voted down a resolution to adopt the IHRA’s Working Definition of Antisemitism on Sunday, in a process...

April 12, 2021 5:48 pm
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Israeli Security Services Expose Iranian Plot to Kidnap Israelis Using False Social Media Profiles to Lure Them Abroad

Israel’s Shin Bet domestic security service and the Mossad foreign intelligence agency have uncovered an Iranian plot to use fake online personas on social media...

April 12, 2021 4:03 pm
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Randi Weingarten and the Antisemitism That Marx Built

It was once said that every generation must learn anti-communism for itself, and much the same is true of antisemitism. B’kol dor v’dor, as the...

April 11, 2021 5:03 pm
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Iran’s Top Nuclear Official Calls Major Malfunction at Natanz Facility, Attributed to Israel, an Act of ‘Nuclear Terrorism’

Iran, one of the foremost state sponsors of terrorism in the world, claimed that a major malfunction at its nuclear facility in Natanz early Sunday...

April 8, 2021 2:57 pm
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US Antisemitism Watchdog Opposes Ethnic Studies Course Requirement in California Assembly Hearing

A Jewish organization that concentrates on fighting antisemitism in schools and academia told a California Assembly hearing on making a controversial ethnic studies curriculum a...

April 7, 2021 2:46 pm
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Ahead of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Survivors Share Stories of Surviving the Pandemic

As Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day began on Wednesday night, four survivors told Israeli news site N12 about their experiences facing the COVID-19 pandemic — telling...

April 6, 2021 2:48 pm
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Ahead of Vienna Talks, US Envoy Says Iran’s Missile Program, Regional Activities Should Be Addressed in ‘Follow-On’ Deal

With the US and Iran set to commence indirect talks in Vienna on returning to the JCPOA nuclear deal this week, the Biden administration’s envoy...

April 5, 2021 12:13 pm
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Israeli Political Parties Begin Meeting With Rivlin to Recommend Choices to Form Government

Representatives of the parties that will sit in the next Knesset began meeting with Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on Monday to announce their recommendations for...

April 1, 2021 4:26 pm
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Report: Abbas’ Party List for Upcoming Elections Includes Terrorists and Their Relatives

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah party has placed convicted terrorists and relatives of terrorists in high positions on its list for the upcoming PA...

April 1, 2021 12:44 pm
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Presidency of International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance Passes to Greece

The chairmanship of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance officially passed to Greece on Thursday, with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis saying the country's focus would...

March 30, 2021 3:45 pm
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IDF’s Point Man on Iran Says Israel ‘Definitely’ Has Capacity to Destroy Nuclear Program, Biden Administration ‘Keeping Its Promises’ So Far

The head of the IDF directorate tasked with dealing with the Iran nuclear issue said that the Biden administration largely sees the situation as Israel...

Culture

Jewish ‘Jeopardy!’ Winner Returns to Host Game Show’s Tournament of Champions

"Jeopardy!" winner Buzzy Cohen will host the game show's upcoming Tournament...

Times Square’s Naked Cowboy Salutes Jerusalem in Israeli Independence Day Video

A man best known as Times Square's famous Naked Cowboy took part in...

Features

Israeli Locust Slayers Train Ethiopians to Save Crops

JNS.org - Some call it a plague. Yoav Motro calls it a war. The enemies are the huge armies of desert...

An Israeli Soldier Gives His All for Lonely Senior Citizens

JNS.org - “Between 11th and 12th grade, after a tough fencing session, I saw a television report about all these...

Why the UAE Wants Israeli Help to Secure Its Food Supplies

JNS.org - Food security is emerging as a key area in which the United Arab Emirates is eager for Israeli...

World

Eventbrite Removes San Francisco State University-Sponsored Webinar With Pa...

Eventbrite has removed a San Francisco State University-sponsored event featuring Leila Khaled — a member of US-designated terrorist organization Popular...

Israel

Seventeen-Year-Old Yeshiva Student Wins Israel’s Annual International...

Israel held its annual International Bible Quiz for Youth on Thursday, as the country marked its 73rd Independence Day. N12 reported...

Middle East

US Envoy: Border Talks With Israel Will Help Crisis-Hit Lebanon

The United States stands ready to facilitate maritime border talks between Lebanon and Israel that will have benefits for the crisis-hit Lebanese economy, a US envoy said on Thursday. On a...

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