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Israeli Minister, TikTok Policy Director Talk Best Practices In Fighting Hate Online

(JNS) Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern met Liz Kanter, director of government relations and public policy at TikTok, in Jerusalem to discuss best practices about how to prevent the spread of antisemitic content on the media giant’s platform.

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Israel to Launch ‘Happy Badge’ Program for Weddings And Large Events

(JNS) With Israel’s wedding season a week away and the rate of COVID-19 infection rising, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett signed off on a program that would allow weddings and other celebrations to be held safely in closed places.

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British Labour to Vote on Ousting 1,000-Plus Members Who Denied Antisemitism

(JNS) The British Labour Party is prepared to expel more than 1,000 members who have denied claims of antisemitism within the party, according to The Jewish Chronicle.

Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee

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IsraAID Assistance on Way to Germany As Country Recovers From Deluge

(JNS) In the wake of devastating heavy rains and flooding that killed more than 150 people last week in western Germany, the nongovernmental humanitarian agency IsraAID is sending staff members to affected areas to provide much-needed cleanup and disaster-relief assistance.

“With Germany hit by its

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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.

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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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