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Zeldin Urges US Education Departments to Investigate Anti-Israel Bias in New York Schools

(JNS) Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is urging educational leaders to root out antisemitism in New York City schools after a pro-Palestinian teachers’ group published a biased statement of solidarity with Palestinians.

“I am

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Tlaib Blasted for Comments Linking Jews to Impoverished African-Americans in Detroit

(JNS) The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations denounced recent statements by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) that seemed to imply that Jews exploit the poor in her home city of Detroit and around the world.

The Conference said on August 6 that it was deeply concerned about the

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CDC Raises COVID Warning for Israel Travel to Highest Level

“Because of the current situation in Israel, even fully vaccinated travelers may be at risk for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

(JNS) The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has raised its COVID-19 travel

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US Pressuring Israel to Open Palestinian Consulate in Jerusalem

U.S. administration officials have worked to delay a bill proposed by Knesset member Nir Barkat (Likud) which, if passed into law, would essentially prevent the reopening of a de facto U.S. embassy to the Palestinians in Jerusalem.

The bill seeks to ban any country from establishing a diplomatic

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Eretz HaKodesh / WZO Leaders Meet in Israel

Rabbi Pesach Lerner (right), chairman of the Eretz HaKodesh party in the World Zionist Organization and board member of the Jewish Agency for Israel, met with Sam Grundwerg (left), chairman of Keren Hayesod-United Israel Appeal, and with Yaakov Hagoel (center), chairman of the World Zionist Organization and acting chairman of the Jewish Agency, to discuss the

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FIDF Appoints Major General (Res.) Nadav Padan as New National Director

(Courtesy of FIDF) Friends of the Israel Defense Forces (FIDF), the only organization authorized to collect charitable donations on behalf of the soldiers of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) across the U.S., announced the appointment of Major General (Res.) Nadav Padan as its new national director. Padan started in his new role last

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Israel’s Most Precious Resource Is Its Children

(Courtesy of Just One Life) When Miriam learned she was pregnant with her third child, she was ambivalent about her pregnancy. She and her two young children were feeling unwell and she had recently been laid off from her part-time job, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Without his wife’s paycheck to supplement the family income,

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Avi Klar Continues Growing and Learning at Migdal HaTorah

Avi Klar studied at Yeshivat Migdal HaTorah in Modi’in these past two years. He lives in Bergenfield and attended RYNJ for elementary school and TABC for high school. His family davens at Beth Abraham and Rinat in Bergenfield.

His next stop? Yeshiva University.

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Israel Places US Under ‘Severe’ Travel Warning; Gap-Year Students To Again Face Quarantine

(YWN) Israel on Tuesday, August 3, added 18 additional countries, including the U.S., to the list of countries under a severe travel warning, which means that travelers from those locations will have to enter quarantine even if vaccinated or recovered.

The quarantine period is 14 days but can be

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NYC to Require Proof of Vaccination for Indoor Activities

(YWN) Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Tuesday, August 3, that New York City will require proof of vaccination for people participating in indoor activities, including at restaurants, gyms and performances—his latest attempt to spur more vaccinations. The mandate also applies to workers

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Israel's Cabinet Approves Mandatory Guidelines to Stem Rising COVID Spread

(Israel National News) Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Coronavirus Cabinet on Tuesday, August 3, decided to enact a list of restrictions aimed at reducing the coronavirus infection rate across Israel.

At the

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Israel’s UN Envoy Demands Security Council Sanction Iran for Maritime Attack

(JNS) Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan called for the U.N. Security Council to “condemn and sanction” Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on July 29.

“Iran’s

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