Sunday, October 24, 2021


Jewish Groups Mourn Colin Powell

Various Jewish groups have released statements mourning the loss of former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who died on October 18 at the age of 84.

Powell’s family announced that he had died from COVID-19-related complications while battling multiple myeloma (plasma cell cancer) and


Senate Proposes $225 Million In Assistance to Palestinians, Echoing Bill Passed by House

(JNS) The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 2022 fiscal year bill this week, which includes $225 million in funding for the Palestinians, mirroring funding passed in the House earlier this year.

According to the


Erdan Blasts UN Security Council for Ignoring Iran’s Behavior, Stirring Conflict

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding the Palestinian leadership accountable for its actions, including its decision to invite former PLO senior leader Hanan Ashrawi to speak to the


Ancient Jewish Prayer Book Sells For Record-Breaking $8.3 Million

(Israel Hayom via JNS) A medieval Jewish prayer book sold for $8.3 million at the Sotheby’s auction house this week, fetching the highest price ever paid for a Hebrew manuscript.

Known as the “Luzzatto High Holiday Mahzor,” the rare book is named after its former owner, a 19th-century


Mayor Nisin Ben Hamo of Arad and Entrepreneur Ari Fruchter Launch New Dead Sea Museum Project

Israel’s Ministry of Tourism helps organize a mass event in Arad to begin the campaign.

(Courtesy of www.TheDeadSeaMuseum.com) www.TheDeadSeaMuseum.com and social


Google, Amazon Workers Call to Cancel Billion-Dollar Israel Contract

(JNS) 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.

In the letter, published by The Guardian this week, the authors state that they were “morally


NYPD Investigates Incident of Yeshiva Student in Brooklyn Hit by BB Gun

(JNS) A yeshiva student in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn was shot with a BB gun pellet on Monday night, October 11.

According to the New York Police Department, a call came in to 911 at around 10:40 p.m. about a man


Israeli President Calls on All Countries to Adopt IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

(JNS) Israeli President Isaac Herzog called on the world to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

Addressing the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance


Bennett: Israel to Approve ‘National Plan’ for Golan Heights

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said this week that Israel would approve a “national plan” for the Golan Heights in six weeks’ time, calling the development of the area a “strategic goal” for the country.


Edelstein Declares Intention to Challenge Netanyahu for Likud Leadership

(JNS) Former Knesset speaker and Likud Party No. 2 Yuli Edelstein announced this week that he will challenge Likud leader Benjamin Netanyahu for leadership of the party.

“We have held elections four times. The Likud is the largest faction in the Knesset. Four times we have failed to form a Likud-led


Yair Lapid: ‘The Most Important Relation We Have Is With American Jewry’

The Israeli foreign minister made the comments
during a Jewish Federations of North America event.

In his first major meeting with U.S. Jewry since becoming Israel’s foreign minister and alternate prime minister, Yair Lapid slammed comments made by a top representative of the former Israeli


American Victims of Hamas Terror Lawsuit May Reach Supreme Court

A 16-year-old terror financing case brought by American victims of Hamas terrorism,“Weiss v. National Westminster Bank PLC,” has been petitioned to be heard by the Supreme Court. The court is expected to indicate whether they will hear the case by February 2022. If it is heard, it will be the most far-reaching civil

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