Israel to host ‘Miss Universe’ competition for first time

October 28, 2021 by  

The 70th “Miss Universe” competition is slated to take place in the southern Israeli resort city of Eilat on Dec. 12, the first time the Jewish state has hosted the contest. Read more

Watchdog group asks UNRWA to reveal names of staffers suspended for incitement

October 28, 2021 by  

A watchdog group called on the U.N. agency that supports Palestinian refugees to reveal which employees were recently suspended for allegedly inciting anti-Semitism and violence. Read more

PA police, Fatah encourage military-style training camp for teenage girls

October 28, 2021 by  

The Palestinian Authority and Fatah continue to hold “summer-camp activities” for youth that present terrorists as role models. Read more

EU calls on Israel to halt construction plans in Judea and Samaria

October 27, 2021 by  

The European Union on Monday called on Israel to cancel tenders, issued the day before, for the construction of some 1,000 new housing units in Judea and Samaria. Read more

Biden administration protests Bennett’s approval of settlement housing units

October 27, 2021 by  

The Biden administration sent the Office of Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett a written protest over Jerusalem’s decision to authorize the construction of 3,000 new housing units in settlements in Judea and Samaria, Walla reported on Tuesday. Read more

Gantz names six Palestinian NGOs as terror groups, US asks Israel to clarify

October 24, 2021 by  

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz said on Friday that six Palestinian NGOs will be listed as terror organizations for their close ties with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

Portugal honours diplomat who saved Jews from Nazis

October 20, 2021 by  

Portugal honoured Aristides de Sousa Mendes, a former diplomat for the country, who helped save thousands of Jews from the Nazis during World War II.
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German Israeli singer at crux of anti-Semitic hotel incident accused of fabricating story

October 19, 2021 by  

Gil Ofarim, the German-Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a Star of David pendant is now being accused of fabricating the story. Read more

Gantz eulogizes Colin Powell; world lost ‘great American statesman, military leader’

October 19, 2021 by  

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz expressed sorrow over the death of Colin Powell on Monday, stating, “The world has lost a great American statesman and military leader, Colin Powell. Not only was he a patriot and a professional, but also a pioneer—the first African-American to serve as U.S. chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and as Secretary of State.” Read more

Knesset memorial session turns heated as Israel marks 26 years since Rabin assassination

October 19, 2021 by  

Israel marked 26 years since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as part of a series of memorial events that began on Sunday night and continued through Monday. Read more

Saudi children’s cartoon depicts Koranic story of Jews being turned into apes

October 18, 2021 by  

A Saudi YouTube channel uploaded a children’s video earlier this month depicting the Koranic story of Jews being transformed by Allah into apes for violating Shabbat. Read more

Jewish death-row inmate wins new trial in Texas, citing judge’s anti-Semitic slurs

October 17, 2021 by  

A Dallas County judge ordered that Jewish death-row inmate Randy Halprin should get a new trial after considering evidence that the judge who presided over his case was biased against Jews. Read more

Poll: 86 percent of Likud voters support Netanyahu over Edelstein as party leader

October 15, 2021 by  

Some 86 percent of Likud voters prefer to see former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the party’s leader over former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who announced on Monday that he plans to challenge Netanyahu for the role, a Channel 12 news survey revealed on Tuesday. Read more

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council, vows to ‘push back’ against anti-Israel bias

October 15, 2021 by  

The United States was elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday, reversing a move by the Trump administration, which withdrew from the international body in 2018 over its anti-Israel prejudice. Read more

BBC changes label calling French army captain Dreyfus ‘notorious Jewish spy’

October 15, 2021 by  

The BBC has changed the description of a new French period crime drama that identified Alfred Dreyfus, an army captain falsely convicted of treason, as a “notorious Jewish spy.” Read more

Google, Amazon workers call to cancel billion-dollar Israel contract

October 14, 2021 by  

Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees have signed a public letter demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services to Israel. Read more

Race for Jewish Agency’s leadership heats up

October 14, 2021 by  

The Jewish Agency may soon see a woman at its helm for the first time; five of the eight candidates seeking the chairmanship are women. The Agency’s Board of Governors is expected to announce the identity of the new chairperson by the end of the month. Read more

Former Mossad chief: Iran ‘not even close to acquiring nuclear weapon’

October 14, 2021 by  

Former Mossad director Yossi Cohen said on Tuesday that Iran’s position is weaker than it has been in the past. Read more

Author Sally Rooney won’t allow Hebrew translation of book, citing support for BDS

October 13, 2021 by  

An Irish author announced that she will only sell the Hebrew translation rights of her new novel if she can find a publishing house that adheres to the guidelines of the anti-Israel BDS movement. Read more

HBO acquires rights to biopic about boxer forced to fight fellow prisoners in Auschwitz

October 10, 2021 by  

HBO Films has bought the North American rights to a biographical movie about a boxer who survived Auschwitz after being forced to fight fellow prisoners. Read more

Concentration-camp guard to stand trial for 3,518 murders between 1942 and 1945

October 7, 2021 by  

A former guard at the Sachsenhausen concentration camp who will stand trial in Germany this month is accused of being complicit in 3,518 murders, reported The Times. Read more

Herzog at Babi Yar: Leaders must ‘condemn slightest hint of anti-Semitism’

October 7, 2021 by  

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog addressed the international gathering on Wednesday marking 80 years since the Babi Yar massacre in Kyiv, Ukraine, on Sept. 29-30, 1941. Read more

Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, rebuffs Jewish singer for wearing Star of David

October 7, 2021 by  

Hundreds of people, some draped in Israeli flags, stood outside the Westin in Leipzig, Germany, on Tuesday night to protest an alleged incident of anti-Semitism at the hotel. Now, at least one major Jewish organization has launched a petition calling for the hotel, part of the Marriott chain, to apologize. Read more

Israeli prime minister reveals Mossad operation to find info on missing soldier

October 5, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett disclosed on Monday that Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency started an operation in September to find information about the fate of missing Israeli Air Force navigator Ron Arad. Read more

Comedian Sarah Silverman calls out ‘Squad’ for trying to block Iron Dome funding

October 5, 2021 by  

Jewish comedian and actor Sarah Silverman criticized “The Squad” of left-wing Democratic lawmakers over recent attempts to block U.S. funding for Israel’s Iron Dome air-defence system. Read more

UNRWA chief makes urgent appeal for funding, says agency risks ‘collapse’

October 4, 2021 by  

United Nation Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) chief Philippe Lazzarini warned on Friday that due to a severe funding crisis, the organization faces collapse, AP reported. Read more

Iran calls on US to unfreeze $10 billion before returning to nuclear talks

October 4, 2021 by  

Iranian Foreign Minister Hossein Amir-Abdollahain said on Saturday that the Islamic Republic had requested that the United States unfreeze “at least” $10 billion in frozen Iranian funds to prove it was serious about rejoining the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action. Read more

British Jewish newspaper launches campaign for spy to be called Righteous Gentile

October 3, 2021 by  

A new campaign by The Jewish Chronicle calls for a British spy who saved 10,000 Austrian Jews during World War II to be recognized by Yad Vashem as a Righteous Gentile. Read more

Harris aides attempt to address backlash after exchange with college student on Israel

October 3, 2021 by  

U.S. Vice President Kamala Harris has been in touch with pro-Israel and Jewish organizations after an exchange this week with a student in Virginia who accused Israel of ethnic genocide. Read more

Lapid inaugurates embassy in Bahrain, Iran calls visit ‘stain that cannot be erased’

October 3, 2021 by  

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid inaugurated the Jewish state’s embassy in Bahrain on Thursday, a year after the two countries signed the Abraham Accords to normalize ties. Read more

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