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Jared Kushner Founds Abraham Accords Institute

(Barak Ravid/axios.com) Jared Kushner is founding an organization called the Abraham Accords Institute for Peace, to work on deepening the normalization agreements he helped strike between Israel and Arab countries. The nonpartisan, nonprofit organization will have a five-year mandate and

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Christian Missionaries Infiltrate Enclave in Jerusalem

(JNS) The Jewish community in Jerusalem’s French Hill neighborhood was rocked by scandal after it was revealed that a prominent local haredi family were actually Christian missionaries.

According to news site B’chadrei

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Rivlin Likely to Tap Yair Lapid For Shot at Government After Netanyahu Comes Up Short

(JNS) Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to form a government before his mandate expired on Tuesday night, leaving his political future uncertain as the country tries to avoid another round of elections.

The Likud

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Orthodox Jewish Israeli Man Shot and Killed in Baltimore

(Jewish Journal) An Orthodox Jewish man from Israel was shot and killed on May 2 while visiting Baltimore for his cousin’s wedding.

The man, identified as Efraim Gordon, 31, was shot on the doorstep of a relative’s

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Terrorist Who Carried Out Shooting Attack at Tapuah Junction Captured

(Israel National News) Following intensive intelligence and operational activities by the Israel Security Agency (Shin Bet), the IDF and the Israel Police, the terrorist who carried out the shooting attack at the Tapuah junction, in which Yehuda Guetta was murdered and two other Israeli civilians were wounded, was arrested and

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Kerry Denies Claim He Informed Iran of Israeli Strikes in Syria

(JNS) U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry on Monday denied allegations that he had discussed covert Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria with Iran’s foreign minister.

“I can tell you that this story and these allegations are unequivocally false. This never happened—either when I was

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Jerusalem Clashes Calm as Police Remove Barricades at Damascus Gate

(JNS) Violent disturbances in Jerusalem abated overnight Sunday, as the Israel Police removed barricades that had prevented eastern Jerusalem Arabs from congregating outside the Old City’s Damascus Gate.

After Israel Police Commissioner Kobi Shabtai ordered the removal of the barricades, youths waving

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Birthright Israel Announces Resumption of Trips in May

World’s largest educational tourism organization restarting 10-day programs in Israel for vaccinated U.S. participants.

(Courtesy of Birthright Israel) Birthright Israel, the largest educational tourism organization in the world, announced that the first trips to Israel following a

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Dems Seek Conditions on Israel Aid

Speaking at the virtual J Street national conference on Monday, former Democratic presidential candidates Sens. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) indicated that they were willing to place conditions on the aid Congress has promised Israel.

“I strongly believe that we must

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US Jewish Groups Respond to Guilty Verdict in Derek Chauvin Trial

(Times of Israel) A host of mainly liberal U.S. Jewish groups have welcomed the guilty verdict in the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin.

Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter for pinning George Floyd to the pavement with his knee on the Black man’s neck in a case that

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Bipartisan Group of Senators Urges Biden To Nominate Anti-Semitism Envoy ASAP

(JNS) A bipartisan group of senators, who make up the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Combating Anti-Semitism, this week urged U.S. President Joe Biden to quickly nominate a candidate to serve as the U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism and confront rising anti-Semitism

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Jerusalem Limits Focus to ‘Influencing’ Nuclear Deal

(JNS) Concluding that Washington is “rushing towards” a nuclear agreement with Iran, Jerusalem is limiting its goal to “influencing” the deal as much as it can, Israel’s Kan 11 TV has reported.

According to the report, Israel has submitted a request to the administration in Washington that any

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