Senate Passes Anti-BDS Measure With Notable Democrats in Dissent

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — The U.S. Senate approved in a 77-23 vote a bill that codifies $38 billion in defense assistance to Israel and which provides legal cover...

BBC Rejects Calls From Anti-Israel Activists to Not Air Eurovision Contest in Tel Aviv

The BBC has rejected a call from a group of anti-Israel activists to not air this year’s Eurovision song contest, set to be held on Tel Aviv in May. Eurovision...

Rep. Tlaib Denies Knowing Supporter Who Called Israel ‘Terrorist Entity’

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) responded to backlash over taking a photo this month with an activist who’s called Israel a “terrorist entity” and whose founding was a “crime.” The congresswoman...

Florida Prohibits State Contractors From Business with Airbnb

Florida has enacted sanctions against Airbnb, Gov. Ron DeSantis announced on Tuesday, following statements that he made after becoming governor earlier this month, in response to the company’s decision...

Israeli Lawmakers Cancel Visit to Ireland

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The speaker of Israel’s Knesset cancelled an official delegation of Israeli lawmakers to Ireland, after its parliament advanced a bill banning the sale of West Bank...

5 Sue Airbnb, Alleging Company Discriminates Against Jews

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — Five American Jewish citizens filed a lawsuit against Airbnb alleging the company’s policy to ban listings from Jewish West Bank settlements discriminates against Jews. Two of...

Irish Bill to Outlaw Commerce With West Bank Advances

The Irish parliament advanced on Thursday a bill that would prohibit commercial activity connected to areas that were outside Israel’s pre-1967 territory. The final tally of its first reading in...

Airbnb Will Delist Georgian Areas in Addition to West Bank Jewish Settlements

(JTA) — Airbnb, which has taken heat for removing listings in West Bank Jewish settlements, has updated the areas it would delist, adding two contested autonomous areas in the...

Arkansas Law Requiring Contractors to Pledge Not to Boycott Israel Stands

BY MARCY OSTER (JTA) — A federal judge in Arkansas has dismissed a newspaper’s lawsuit challenging a 2017 state law requiring state contractors to pledge not to boycott Israel. Judge Brian...

5 BDS Protesters Take Stage at Paris Eurovision Qualifier

(JTA) — A group of anti-Israel protesters jumped on stage during a Eurovision qualifying competition in Paris. Israeli Eurovision 2018 winner Netta Barzilai was on stage Saturday night when the...

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  It’s that time of year again. The season is here when we see the advertisements for Pesach programs. Most of us are still sweeping...

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BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — With Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu looking on, President Donald Trump signed a proclamation recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the...

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