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October 31, 2023

Florida takes lead as universities probe SJP for support of terrorism

Flags held at a prior “Day of Rage” attended by Students for Justice in Palestine and other anti-Israel organizations. Credit: A Katz/Shutterstock. From JNS and staff reports With increasingly virulent and violent rhetoric emanating from anti-Israel rallies, generally billed as events of solidarity with Gaza, […]
October 29, 2023

Mary Badham returns to Alabama with “Mockingbird”

Mary Badham By Lee J. Green The bird will fly back to Alabama and it will be a homecoming for Birmingham’s own Mary Badham. The latest “To Kill A Mockingbird” production, written by Academy Award-winner Aaron Sorkin, will take the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Complex Concert Hall […]
October 29, 2023

Anti-Israel rally at Tulane turns ugly with brawl, injuries

A rally at Tulane University in New Orleans got violent after a pro-Palestinian demonstrator hit a Jewish student in the face, Oct. 26, 2023. Photo by Bali Levine. By David Swindle (JNS) and Southern Jewish Life reports Anti-Israel protesters assaulted multiple people at Tulane University […]
October 29, 2023

Coalition of Christian groups urges churches to stand with Israel and Jewish community

Israel rally, co-sponsored by International Christian Embassy Jerusalem, in downtown Nashville on Oct. 27. Photo from ICEJ Facebook. A coalition of Christian leaders is urging churches, universities and the U.S. government to stand with Israel, oppose Hamas and stand against antisemitic bullying. The American Christian […]
October 27, 2023

Sidewalk announces lineup for Jewish Film Week

The Jewish Film Week at Sidewalk Film Center and Cinema in Birmingham will spotlight a diverse array of 11 movies, from new documentaries and narratives to a classic by the Coen Brothers. Sidewalk recently celebrated its 25th anniversary as one of the nation’s premier film […]
October 27, 2023

Political intrigue as former DeSantis Jewish outreach chair flips to Trump

Florida State Reps. Randy Fine (left) and Mike Caruso look down as Gov. Ron DeSantis signs a “public nuisances” bill, HB 269, in Jerusalem on April 27, 2023. Credit: Orthodox Union. (JNS) — Randy Fine, a Florida state representative, served as Jewish outreach chair for […]
October 26, 2023

Rosh Ha’Ayin Partnership discusses life in Israel after the Hamas massacre

From top left: Hilton Burke, Monica Levy and Noa Kalash of Rosh Ha’Ayin talk about the situation in Israel. Rosh Ha’Ayin, the Israeli sister city of Birmingham and Partnership2Gether community of New Orleans, may be relatively far from Gaza, but it is by no means […]
October 26, 2023

Philos asking Christians to bring white roses to synagogues in solidarity on Oct. 26

Philos graphic Christians across 100 cities will be showing up in their local Jewish communities with white roses on Oct. 26, to express solidarity with the Jewish community and respond to the 1200 percent increase in antisemitism since October 7, 2023. In a nod to […]
October 25, 2023

Stop equating antisemitism and Islamophobia in public pronouncements

The destruction caused by Hamas terrorists who overran Kibbutz Be’eri, near Israel’s southern border with the Gaza Strip, Oct. 14, 2023. Photo by Omer Fichman/Flash90. By Mitchell Bard (JNS) — Joe Biden has been the best friend Israel has ever had in wartime (so far, […]