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May 14, 2024

In Rosh Ha’Ayin, a quiet Israel Independence Day

Editor’s Note: Rosh Ha’Ayin is the Partnership2Gether community for the Birmingham and New Orleans Jewish communities, and the official sister city in Israel for the city of Birmingham. Dear friends, 76 years of Independence. But it’s the saddest Independence Day ever. How can we celebrate when […]
May 13, 2024

Citing safety concerns, Nashville hotel cancels pro-Israel summit

Luke Hilton of The Israel Guys, a co-sponsor of the Israel Summit, speaks about social media at the Israel War Room, an installation at the National Religious Broadcasters convention in Nashville in February. A Nashville hotel pulled out of hosting a pro-Israel event, stating it […]
May 13, 2024

In aftermath of Tulane encampment clearing, who speaks for the Jewish community?

An October rally at Tulane University in New Orleans got violent after a pro-Palestinian demonstrator hit a Jewish student in the face. Photo by Bali Levine. The national clash over anti-Israel encampments on college campuses reached Tulane University, with the university calling in law enforcement […]
May 12, 2024

Prominent legal blog calls out anti-IHRA letter from Jewish professors

The UCR sign at the center of the University of California, Riverside, covered in pro-Palestine, anti-Israel and anti-Zionist symbols, April 30, 2024. Credit: Fluffy89502 via Wikimedia Commons. A group of “Concerned Jewish Faculty Against Antisemitism” issued a letter opposing efforts by states, universities and other […]
May 10, 2024

DeSantis: Anti-Israel campus chaos not happening in Florida

(JNS) — Leaders in the Sunshine State have again asserted a determination to protect the safety of Jewish students at the state’s universities as demonstrations against Israel’s war to defeat Hamas continue to intensify around the country. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis and Ben Sasse, president […]
May 10, 2024

Sen. Cotton: “No choice” but to impeach Biden over Israel armaments delay

U.S. President Joe Biden’s choice to halt offensive munitions transfers to Israel has inspired some Republicans to see a parallel in former President Donald Trump’s conduct with Ukraine which led to his first impeachment. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) stated on social media on Thursday that […]
May 9, 2024

Alabama-Israel Legislative Caucus formed

Alabama Legislators and Israel Consul General Anat Sultan-Dadon launch the caucus in Montgomery on May 8. As the Alabama Legislature winds down its annual session, numerous legislators delayed heading out to an end-of-session party on May 8 to announce the formation of the Alabama-Israel Legislative […]
May 9, 2024

Emory’s Jewish problem

Turman Hall at Emory University in Atlanta, also the Charles and Peggy Evans Anatomy Building. Credit: Daniel Mayer via Wikimedia Commons. By Jonathan Feldstein So, Emory has caved to the antisemitic anarchists who have tried to take control of the campus, both physically and ideologically. […]
May 6, 2024

Yom HaShoah after Oct. 7: How Holocaust education has failed

Credit: Melnikov Dmitriy/Shutterstock. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — For decades, American Jewry has marked Yom Hashoah — Holocaust Remembrance Day — with the same rituals and rhetoric. They heard from survivors, whose numbers continue to dwindle and who bore witness about their horrific experiences. They […]