Tuesday, August 03, 2021


Appeal Denied For Men Convicted Of NJ Synagogues Attacks

(Algemeiner) A state appeals court has upheld the convictions of two men previously convicted for a month-long spree of anti-Semitic crimes in northern New Jersey, including the firebombing of two synagogues.

Aakash Dalal and Anthony Graziano, now in their late 20s, were found guilty in separate trials


Iran Expands Uranium Enrichment

Iran announced that it will begin enriching uranium up to 60% at the Natanz nuclear facility attacked earlier this week, which would be an unprecedented level for the Islamic Republic, Iranian state media reported this week.

“Of course, the security and intelligence officials must give the final


Biden Administration to Proceed With $23 Billion Arms Sale to UAE

(JNS) The Biden administration has announced its intention to Congress to move ahead with weapons sales to the United Arab Emirates, following a review of the deal struck by the Trump administration, Reuters has reported.



Jewish Activist Isi Leibler Dies at 86

(Jewish Link Staff and combined sources) Isi Leibler, Jewish activist and leader on the international stage, passed away this week in Israel at the age of 86.

Leibler was a central player in the global Jewish arena for over six


Israel Will Begin Receiving Vaccinated Tourists on May 23

(JNS) Israel will begin receiving vaccinated tourists from abroad through a phased plan that will begin on May 23, the Israeli Tourism Ministry said in a statement this week.

Israeli Tourism Ministry Orit Farkash-Hacohen and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein have agreed on a framework for receiving


US Lawmakers Reintroduce Bill to Address Hate, Violence In Palestinian Schools

(JNS) A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to require the U.S. State Department to address hate and violence in the Palestinian school curriculum.

The measure—the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian


Iran Confirms One of Its Ships Damaged in Red Sea Blast

(JNS) Iran confirmed this week that an Iranian-flagged vessel had sustained minor damage from an explosion off the coast of Djibouti.

“Fortunately, no casualties were reported as a result of the accident, and technical


Iran Touts Increased Uranium Enrichment a Day After Indirect Talks With US

(JNS) Iran announced this week that it has produced 55 kilograms of uranium enriched to 20%.

“In less than four months we have produced 55 kg of 20% enriched uranium … in around eight months we can reach 120 kg,” said


UConn Students Rally to Combat Hate Following Anti-Semitic Incidents on Campus

(JNS) Students at the University of Connecticut held a rally against hate speech and anti-Semitism following a number of incidents on its main campus.

“Anti-semitism, like all forms of hatred and bigotry, has absolutely no


Language-Learning App Duolingo Launches Yiddish Course

(JNS) Duolingo, the world’s most popular language-learning platform, launched a Yiddish course this week.

The site teaches Yiddish through game-like lessons that take five to seven minutes a day. Lessons and exercises are adapted to the user’s learning style, and students are tempted to stay


Instability in Neighboring Jordan Is Bad News for Israel

The arrest last weekend of nearly 20 people, including former Crown Prince Hamzah bin Hussein, by Jordanian authorities in what is being viewed by some as a coup attempt has led to fears over the stability of the strategic Arab state.

Jordan, a key U.S. and Israeli ally, is important for


How I Spent My Passover Vacation in Israel

NJ students in Israel organize “day of sports” for youth at risk in Jerusalem.

(Courtesy of Aish) Every year, students at the Yeshiva Aish HaTorah’s Aish Gesher program in Jerusalem bring joy to the children of Sandhedria, a residential treatment center for youth at risk. Every

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