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Amir Hayek Named Israel’s First Ambassador to United Arab Emirates

(JNS) Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid announced the appointment of Amir Hayek as Israel’s first ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.

Hayak has previously served as director-general of the Economy and Industry Ministry

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50 CUNY Professors Leave Faculty Union Over Anti-Israel Resolution

(JNS) A group of professors from the City University of New York (CUNY) have resigned from their faculty union after it passed an anti-Israel resolution and said it would consider supporting the BDS movement.

The Professional Staff Congress (PSC), the union that approved the resolution, told the New York

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After 49 Years, Israeli Victims Of 1972 Olympic Massacre Honored at Tokyo Opener

Forty-nine years after the 1972 massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, last Friday’s opening ceremony for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics included, for the first time, an official commemoration of those who died in the terror attack.

Tributes were paid to those lost

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Legendary Jewish Comic Jackie Mason Dies at 93

Rabbi-turned-comedian was an outspoken supporter of Israel with what a friend called a Talmudic outlook on life.

Jackie Mason, a rabbi-turned-comedian whose feisty brand of standup comedy led him to Catskills nightclubs, West Coast talk shows and Broadway stages, has died. He

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CDC Raises Travel Alert to Israel

The U.S Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) raised concerns on Monday, July 26, about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza, lifting its travel health notice to “Level 3: High.”

In June, the CDC had lowered its travel advisory rating for Israel to “Level

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Kochavi: Israel to Respond To Attacks From Lebanon in ‘Overt or Covert Manner’

(JNS) Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi publicly addressed the recent rocket attacks carried out on northern Israel from Southern Lebanon, stating, “We will respond and attack, in an overt or covert manner, to every violation of sovereignty from Lebanon,” said a report by Maariv.

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NYPD Hate Crimes Task Force Investigates Beating of Jewish Man in Brooklyn

(JNS) The New York Police Department’s (NYPD) Hate Crimes Task Force is helping investigate a violent antisemitic attack last Friday on a Jewish man in Brooklyn, announced Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

The Flatbush Shomrim Safety Patrol

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Israel: August 1 Entry Date for Tourists Delayed, No New Date Set

(i24news) The date for the entry of vaccinated tourists to Israel is being once again delayed due to fears over the delta variant of COVID-19.

The slipping of the August 1 date was announced in a press conference on Sunday,

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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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