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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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As Delta Variant Cases Rise, Israel Vaccinates Ages 12-15

(Israel21c) “Last week we called on young people aged 12-16 to go get vaccinated, and I am pleased to announce that 100,000 young people of these ages have already been inoculated with the first injection,” said Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on July 4.

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Israel Launches Probe Into Mount Meron Disaster

(Israel Hayom via JNS) The state commission of inquiry into the April 30 Mount Meron tragedy, which saw 45 people killed and 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag B’Omer festival at the site, began its work this week.

The panel, headed by retired Chief Justice Miriam Naor, has already requested

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Request for Communal Tehillim

Raphael Shraga Ben Dina Sarah

Rafi, the five year old son of Dina and Dovi Meles of East Brunswick/Cherry Hill, NJ, was recently diagnosed at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia with a very rare and potentially life threatening genetic disorder. They have been informed that the

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Gottheimer Urges Rutgers University President to Speak Out Against Anti-Israel Rhetoric

(JNS) Expressing concern for Jewish students at Rutgers University who may be targeted for anti-Semitic attacks after a union of part-time lecturers at the university singled out Israel in a recent statement, Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D-N.J.) sent a letter to Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway asking him to “clearly and quickly”

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UN Head Urges Biden to Lift Iran Sanctions

(JNS) United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres called on the Biden administration this week to lift sanctions on Iran as stipulated by the 2015 nuclear accord signed between Iran and world powers.

In a report

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Israel Ranks Among Strongest Global Cyber Powers

(JNS) Israel is one of the strongest nations when it comes to cyber capabilities, according to a report published this week by the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

Israel was ranked on a par with Australia,

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Hamas and Hezbollah Heads Meet in Beirut

(JNS) Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh met with Hezbollah head Hassan Nasrallah in Beirut this week and discussed last month’s war between Israel and the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip.

The two terror group leaders discussed how to learn from the latest war with Israel, according to a statement by Hezbollah

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David Benger Gets ‘Dicey’ With Anti-Zionists

When native New Yorker David Benger was a law student at Harvard, his eyes were opened to a shocking world of outright discrimination. While serving as chapter president of the Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights, Benger worked with countless undergraduate students, as young as 17 and 18

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