Under fire for lashing out at Jewish community, NYC mayor says he has no regrets

By Times of Israel— New York Mayor Bill de Blasio came under heavy criticism Wednesday for appearing to warn the city’s Jews of a crackdown after a funeral for a rabbi in Williamsburg drew thousands of mourners who didn’t observe social distancing rules. Many accused the Democrat at the helm of the world’s largest coronavirus…

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Video: Behind the Scenes of Israel’s Founding

Toldot Yisrael, in cooperation with the Rabbinical Council of America, has produced a complete ready-to-use one hour Yom HaZikaron-Yom Ha’Atzmaut program designed for congregations and communities to watch together. The program is built around eyewitness accounts to Israel’s founding by Harry Truman, Rabbi Norman Lamm, Yehuda Avner, and others. In addition, it includes inspiring words…

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US prepared to recognize Israeli annexation of Judea and Samaria

By Israel Hayom— A US State Department official said that Washington was ready to recognize Israel’s annexation of parts of Judea and Samaria, local media reported Monday. “As we have made consistently clear, we are prepared to recognize Israeli actions to extend Israeli sovereignty and the application of Israeli law to areas of the West…

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Arab League calls urgent meeting to torpedo Israel’s annexation plans

By David Isaac, World Israel News— The Arab League will hold a virtual meeting to discuss how to organize opposition to Israel’s plan to annex large swathes of Judea and Samaria, it announced on Monday. The meeting, which is scheduled for Thursday, will be carried out by video conference and include the participation of Arab…

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Blood Libels, Conspiracy Theories and Coronaviruses

By Ricki Hollander, Camera— In “Blood Libels, Conspiracy Theories and Coronaviruses” CAMERA discussed the history of the blood libel and how anti-Semites from across the spectrum have latched on to the coronavirus pandemic as a hook to hang their latest blood libels. As the pandemic continues, the libels have increased, as well. In Part II,…

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Israeli Army: Corona Crisis to Last Another 18 Months

By Ryan Jones, Israel Today— It’s hard to imagine even another week under lockdown. Many worry that every extra day of closure brings the economy closer to total collapse. But Israel’s Military Intelligence Directorate believes that the Jewish state and its Arab neighbors will be dealing with the coronavirus and its aftermath until the end…

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Outrage Greets Danish Lutheran Group’s Rewrite of Bible to Omit Word ‘Israel’

By Benjamin Kerstein, Algemeiner— The news that a Danish Lutheran group had rewritten the Bible in order to omit the word “Israel” has been greeted by outrage, with critics calling it a “surreal revision” and a gift to “Jew-haters and Israel-bashers.” The Danish Bible Society’s translation of the New Testament refrains from using the word…

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After Holocaust Day:Germany-EU Warn that Jews Should be Restricted From Living in Judea-Samaria

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Breaking Israel News— Rather than congratulate Israel on forming a unity government after three elections, many governments responded by warning the new alliance against annexing Biblical Judea and Samaria thereby allowing Jews to fulfill prophecy by returning to the homeland promised to them by their covenant with God. Netanyahu and Gantz,…

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Is it wrong to let Israel make decisions for itself?

By Jonathan S. Tobin, Jewish News Syndicate— In principle, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s answer to a question about Israel’s new coalition government seems unexceptionable. The agreement signed by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz allows for a vote in the upcoming months about extending Israeli sovereignty to…

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France threatens Israel ties over settlement annexation

By Lahav Harkov, Jerusalem Post— France threatened to change the nature of its ties with Israel, should the nascent government annex parts of the West Bank, in Ambassador to the UN Nicolas de Rivière’s remarks to the Security Council on Thursday. De Rivière said that annexation “would constitute a blatant violation of international law, which…

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One Melody, Two Violins, Many Lives

By Inna Rogatchi, Times of Israel-— Family Reflections on Yom HaShoah The essay is an excerpt from Inna Rogatchi’s forthcoming book on her personal search into the dramatic saga of her Mahler- Rose-Bujanover family. I grew up with those photos. The photos from distant beautiful fairy-like life: Tuileries Garden, Paris, elegantly dressed woman, her children…

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Red Alert: What Does a Virus and Antisemitism Have in Common?

They are both infectious and deadly. April 13, The Jerusalem Post,  Cnaan Lipshiz reported that during a televised Easter message, a Catholic Priest in Romania compared Jews to the corona virus. The reference was part of the April 9 message, broadcasted by national television stations, by Father Francisc Dobos, the spokesperson for the Archdiocese of…

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Pandemic forces first-ever digital Holocaust Remembrance Day

By AFP— Movement and travel restrictions in place to contain the coronavirus pandemic have forced this week’s Holocaust Remembrance Day – Yom HaShoah in Hebrew – to be exclusively digital for the first time. In a normal year, symbolic events are organized at various locations, notably with survivors at the sites in Europe where the…

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