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Israel Approves Entry Plan for Yeshiva and Seminary Students

(Courtesy of Eretz HaKodesh) The Israel Interior Ministry has approved a plan for entry of students from abroad for the beginning of Elul 5781. According to the new plan, and per the lessons learned from the past year, the arrival of students will be coordinated by the Igud HaYeshivos and Seminaries of

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Kedma Launches ‘Marking Milestones’ Program

The year 2020 will forever be a watershed moment. Living through a pandemic has changed the world and has caused many of us to re-examine our values and priorities. After months of isolation and disruption, people are seeking communal ties and interpersonal connections. Along with this shift has

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Israel Becomes World’s First Country To Administer COVID-19 Booster

(Israel21c) Israel has become the first country in the world to approve COVID-19 booster shots for immunocompromised adults.

Israel’s four health providers have been informed by the Ministry of Health that they can administer a third booster shot to adults with underlying immune problems.

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Poll: 25% of American-Jewish Voters Believe Israel Is an Apartheid State

(Jewish Journal) About a quarter of American Jewish voters view Israel as an apartheid state, according to a newly released survey.

The poll, which was conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute from June 28 through July 1,

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AIPAC Cancels In-Person Conference for Second Year

(JNS) Because of continued uncertainties caused by the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, AIPAC announced on Monday that it has decided to once again cancel its in-person annual policy conference for the second year in a row.

The

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Facebook Blocks Hamas-Affiliated News Agency Based in Gaza Strip

(JNS) Facebook blocked the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency, based in the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday for violating its terms of service.

“Despite recent outreach to its administrators regarding our policies, we have had to

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UAE Becomes First Gulf State To Open Embassy in Israel

(Israel Hayom) The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened for business in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a special ceremony presided over by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja. Israeli and Emirati flags were raised outside the building.

The new

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Meet the ‘Almost Jew’ Fighting for Jews

“We are committed to exposing Jew hatred, bringing accountability and consequences for the expression of Jew hatred, and promoting the liberation of, and justice for, the Jewish people,” reads the home page for the #EndJewHatred movement.

Started less than 10

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Herzog Sworn In as President

President Isaac Herzog was formally sworn in as the 11th president of Israel on Wednesday, July 7, at the Knesset, replacing Reuven Rivlin.

Upon accepting the presidency, Herzog pledged to “lower the tone, reduce the flames and calm things down” in Israel, despite the many divides

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Washington Rally to Be Held Sunday To Raise Awareness of Antisemitism

(JNS) Dozens of national and local Jewish organizations are banning together for “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People,” to be held this Sunday, July 11, at 1 p.m. in Washington, D.C., on the west side of the Capitol, to raise awareness about growing antisemitism in person and online.

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Absentees Solidify Win for Adams In NY Mayor Dem Primary

(Theyeshivaworld) The Associated Press declared Eric Adams the winner of the Democratic primary for mayor of New York City on Tuesday night after nearly all absentee ballots were counted, leaving no path for his closest competitors to catch him.

The Brooklyn Borough president led Kathryn Garcia

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U.S. Freezes Abraham Fund

(Globes, Israel Business News) The U.S. administration has suspended the Abraham Fund indefinitely, U.S. and Israeli sources close to the matter have told Globes. The Abraham Fund was set up after the signing of the Abraham Accords between Israel, the UAE and the U.S. in September 2020,

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