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Many American Jews are concerned about what is happening in Israel, the state of relations between Israel and American Jewry and about funding for programs that they support in Israel. Rather than just stand by as Israelis vote for the third time in a year, Americans can also vote to express their opinions. The elections to the World Zionist Congress are the opportunity for Americans to ensure that their views are expressed. more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Hundreds gathered in Jerusalem for a solidarity rally with a march against anti-Semitism in New York.   The rally on Jan. 5 was organized by The Jewish Agency … more
(JTA) – Gal Gadot and her husband are remaking an Israeli crime drama for showing in the United States. Gadot and Yaron Varsano’s Pilot Wave production company has joined Endemol Shine … more
WASHINGTON (JTA) – It’s the perennial anomaly of Jewish voter surveys: Vast majorities feel an attachment to Israel, but relatively few are thinking about the Jewish state when they … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – IKEA Israel will stop selling disposable plastic items and stop using them in its cafeterias. The stores also will replace plastic straws with paper straws and provide … more
(JTA) – The recently elected Oslo City Council is getting right to work: The Norwegian lawmakers are banning the purchase of goods and services from Israeli Jewish settlements by municipal … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – A court in Israel has blocked the sale of a letter written by an 11-year-old Polish girl who was killed in the Holocaust, following a protest by family members. Five … more
(JTA) – An Israeli windsurfer is one step closer to qualifying for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics after earning the silver medal in the world championships. Katy Spychakov, 20, came in second Sept. … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – Was it the most amazing shawarma platter ever? At $2,800, one would hope so. That’s what one tourist was charged for the plate by a Jerusalem restaurant located … more
JERUSALEM (JTA) – The morning after Israel’s second national election in five months, the results are still unclear. According to the latest vote count, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is trailing his rival, Benny Gantz, by the slimmest of margins: The incumbent’s Likud and the challenger’s Blue and White remain within a seat of each other. More important, neither candidate appears able to form a governing coalition outright with allies on the right or the left. In the 120-seat Knesset, the right won 55 seats and its opposition, comprised of the left and center, won 56. But 61 seats are needed for a majority. more
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