TikTok Announces ‘Zero Tolerance’ for Hate Speech

JNS.org – The video-sharing social network service TikTok has expressed that it has “a zero tolerance stance” on accounts linked to antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. “We have a...

YU Innovation Lab Grant Receives Grant for U.S. Students, Israeli Startups

    A grant arranged by New York State Sen. Todd Kaminsky (D-Five Towns) is ensuring that high-tech innovation in the United States and Israel remains robust. Funded through a grant from...

Israeli Hospital Tests Super-Quick Saliva Test for COVID-19

A newly-developed saliva test aims to determine in less than a second whether or not you are infected with the novel coronavirus, Israel‘s largest medical center said on Thursday. Patients rinse...

Antisemitic Content Flourishing on TikTok, New ADL Report Warns

The video-sharing app TikTok has become a magnet for extremists who spread antisemitic and racist content to recruit new followers, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) warned in a new report...

Israel-UAE Diplomatic Ties Open Door to Big Business Opportunities

CTech – The agreement to establish diplomatic ties between Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced by President Donald Trump on Thursday is as significant economically as it is...

New Facebook Policy Targets Anti-Jewish Stereotypes

BY BEN SALES (JTA) — Facebook announced that it would ban posts about Jews controlling the world among several other efforts to combat hate speech. The announcement comes following a month-long boycott of advertising on Facebook...

Tel Aviv Judge Says Class-Action Suit Against Facebook Can Proceed

CTech – Facebook will have to defend itself in a class-action lawsuit in Israel after the court rejected the company’s request to reject the motion, claiming the plaintiffs aren’t...

Instead of Travel Tours, Israel’s Foodies Offer One-on-One Video Lessons

TEL AVIV (JTA) — The reservations were rolling in, and Inbal Baum was preparing for her busiest summer yet of food tours through Israel’s famed open-air food markets. Her...

Israeli Tech Sector Sees 52% Rise in Haredi Jews Employed Since 2014

CTech – The number of ultra-Orthodox (Haredi) Jews working in the Israeli tech sector grew by 52% between 2014 and 2018, according to a new report released Tuesday. The report...

Twitter Clarifies Stance on Star of David After Users’ Accounts Locked

Twitter has clarified its stance at using the Star of David imagery after some users who display it in their profile pictures were locked out of their accounts for...
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Judgment Day: Yom Kippur Arrives With COVID-19 Cases on the Rise

BY SHIRA HANAU AND PHILISSA CRAMER (JTA) – In synagogues and in their parking lots, in backyard tent services and on Zoom, Jews around the world will spend...

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Gov. Andrew Cuomo raised alarm Monday about the emergence of a handful of coronavirus hot spots in New York, saying just 10 ZIP codes represented...

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