Irwin Cotler Named Canada’s First Envoy in Antisemitism Fight

BY RON KAMPEAS (JTA) — Irwin Cotler, a former Canadian justice minister and a human rights activist, is Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s choice as his nation’s first envoy to combat anti-Semitism. Cotler,...

Mainstream Dems Still Committed to Funding Israeli Military

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — For Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a New York Democrat, the announcement was routine, noting the inclusion of $500 million for Israel’s missile defense in a key...

Saudi Arabia Agrees to Allow Israeli Planes to Cross Its Airspace

Saudi Arabia agreed on Monday to let Israeli airliners cross its airspace en route to the United Arab Emirates after talks between Saudi officials and White House senior adviser Jared...

Jonathan Pollard Freed of Restrictions, May Travel to Israel

BY RON KAMPEAS WASHINGTON (JTA) — Almost 35 years to the day after his arrest outside the Israeli embassy in Washington D.C., Jonathan Pollard was granted the freedom to do what...

Where Secretary of State Pick Tony Blinken Stands on Jewish Issues

(JTA) — Tony Blinken, President-elect Joe Biden’s choice for secretary of state, is the stepson of a Holocaust survivor whose stories shaped his worldview and subsequently his policy decisions,...

Khamenei: Iran Has Foiled Plot to Use Protests to Overthrow System

Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei...

Egypt shuts Rafah border crossing amid tensions with Hamas

(August 23, 2021 / JNS) Egypt closed the Rafah border crossing in the southern Gaza Strip on Monday, amid increased tensions with Gaza’s Hamas rulers. It is the first time...

Top Polish Educator Blames Jews for Communist Atrocities in Antisemitic Facebook Rant

A man pays respects to the Polish victims of the September 1939 invasion of eastern Poland by the Soviet Union, following the Nazi-Soviet Pact one month earlier. Photo: Reuters/Kacper...

Russia Ousts United States Agency for International Development, For Undermining Russia’s Sovereignty

Russia has ousted the United States Agency for International Development, claiming that the aid agency has undermined Russia's sovereignty, the U.S. State Department said. "We have recently received a decision...

Trump Expected to Extend Iran Sanctions Relief, but Set Deadline for Congress, European Powers...

US President Donald Trump. Photo: Reuters / Jonathan Ernst. President Donald Trump will extend sanctions relief granted to Iran under its 2015 nuclear deal with the United States and other...
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