Friday, August 06, 2021


Israel Places US Under ‘Severe’ Travel Warning; Gap-Year Students To Again Face Quarantine

(YWN) Israel on Tuesday, August 3, added 18 additional countries, including the U.S., to the list of countries under a severe travel warning, which means that travelers from those locations will have to enter quarantine even if vaccinated or recovered.

The quarantine period is 14 days but can be


NYC to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Activities

(YWN) Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, August 3, that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people participating in indoor activities, including at restaurants, gyms and performances—his latest attempt to spur more vaccinations. The mandate also applies to workers


Israel's Cabinet Approves Mandatory Guidelines to Stem Rising COVID Spread

(Israel National News) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Coronavirus Cabinet on Tuesday, August 3, decided to enact a list of restrictions aimed at reducing the coronavirus infection rate across Israel.

At the


Israel’s UN Envoy Demands Security Council Sanction Iran for Maritime Attack

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan called for the U.N. Security Council to “condemn and sanction” Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on July 29.



Blinken Assures ‘Collective Response’ to Iran’s Attack On Israeli-Tied Oil Tanker

(JNS) U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken vowed a joint response to Iran’s attack on the ship MT Mercer Street in the Indian Ocean that has ties to Israel.

“We are in very close contact, in coordination with the United Kingdom, Israel, Romania and other countries. And there will be a collective


Rocket Fire From Lebanon Towards Israel Prompts Return Artillery Fire

The IDF struck along the entire Lebanese border on Wednesday afternoon, August 4, after three rockets were fired towards the northern Israeli city of Kiryat Shmona.

Sirens sounded in Kiryat Shmona and the communities of Kfar Giladi and Tel Hai at around noon, sending thousands to bomb shelters. Magen


Biden Nominates Historian Deborah Lipstadt as Envoy To Combat Antisemitism

Lipstadt is professor of modern Jewish history and Holocaust studies at Emory University and founding director of the Institute for Jewish Studies.

U.S. President Joe Biden formally nominated Deborah Lipstadt to be the next U.S. Ambassador to Combat and Monitor Antisemitism on Friday, July


Ben Freeman Schools Anti-Zionists With His Unapologetic Jewish Pride

On July 27, author and history educator Ben Freeman tweeted to his 14,400 followers: “A tell-tale sign that Jews are the most continuously persecuted people in the history of mankind & how deep Jew-hatred runs is that today, in the age of social justice activism we are excluded & framed


More Than 170 Olim Land in Ben Gurion Airport This Week

Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flights land during record-breaking aliyah summer months.

(Courtesy of Nefesh B’Nefesh) One hundred seventy-two olim landed in Israel this week on four Nefesh B’Nefesh group aliyah flights, in cooperation with the Ministry of


Yashar LaChayal Gifts Made-in-Israel Ben & Jerry’s to Soldiers

Thousands of Israeli soldiers guarding Judea and Samaria received made-in-Israel Ben & Jerry’s ice cream from the nonprofit soldier assistance organization Yashar LaChayal, thanks to $4,000 raised by religious Zionism movement World Mizrachi. The campaign was launched in response to the ice cream maker’s


US State Department Probes Incident of Swastika Etched Into One of Its Elevators

(JNS) The U.S. State Department began investigating who was behind the etching of a swastika on a wood panel in one of the department’s elevators on Monday, July 26.

According to Axios, which first reported the incident, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken, who is on a trip to India and Kuwait, sent


Palestinian Man Who Saved Jewish Family Granted Permanent Israeli Residency

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked has granted permanent residency to a Palestinian man who saved the lives of three members of the Mark family following a terrorist attack in 2016.

The father of the

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