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A new study from the Jewish Electorate Institute, with the help of Greenberg Research, found that Jewish voters are overwhelmingly fixated on domestic policy issues such as healthcare, immigration, anti-Semitism and rising insecurity due to white nationalist threats. 

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The 2019 “American Muslim Poll,” which was released by the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding, found that 53% of Jewish Americans reported having favorable views of Muslims and the Muslim faith. Only 13% of Jews reported having negative views.

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Until 2011, the baptism site on the Jordan River known as Qasr el-Yahud (“Castle of the Jews”) was a closed military zone, accessible only to rare groups with special permission who coordinated with the Israel Defense Forces. Today, the dusty area that’s dotted with churches built in various…

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A workshop aimed at advancing the lives of Bedouin mothers was launched this week in Israel’s Idan HaNegev Industrial Park at the initiative of the Harry Oscar Triguboff Institute and the Switch-Triguboff Center for Training and Advancement of Employment. Explaining her decision to join the …

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Onstage at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in Washington, D.C., late last month, liberal lion Ruth Messinger was talking about social justice when she turned to the audience.

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Airbnb reverses policy on West Bank listings

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The top ranks of the Palestinian Authority are greatly disappointed by the results of the general elections on April 9. The hope of P.A. leader Mahmoud Abbas and the Fatah leadership that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be defeated by Benny Gantz, leader of the Blue and White Party, …

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Over the last week, swastikas, anti-Semitic, anti-LGBT, racist white-nationalist symbols and epithets defaced five public places in Oklahoma City and Norman, starting at the state’s Oklahoma City-based Democratic Party headquarters. Similar incidences of graffiti were found at the headquarte…

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With nearly all the votes counted as of Wednesday morning, Benjamin Netanyahu will likely remain as prime minister, despite his Likud Party coming in a virtual tie with Blue and White Party leader Benny Gantz.With 95 percent of poll sites reporting, both Likud and Blue and White were in a vi…

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U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and special envoy Jason Greenblatt discussed the Trump administration’s upcoming Mideast peace plan on Monday with Jordanian King Abdullah, reported Reuters, citing a U.S. source familiar with the 45-minute meeting…

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The European Parliament set clear conditions this week for Bosnia and Herzegovina to start on the path to membership in the European Union: the enactment of legislation to regulate the restitution of property stolen from Jews in the Holocaust.

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Perhaps the most striking and disturbing statistic the Anti-Defamation League gleaned from its recent national survey of about 1,000 internet users is that close to 40 percent of Americans have experienced “severe online harassment.”

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The United States is expected to recognize a Palestinian state with its capital in eastern Jerusalem as part of its highly anticipated peace plan to solve the 70-year-long Israeli-Palestinian conflict, an informed source hearing from top Trump administration officials told JNS.

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Executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council, Paul Rockower, was not surprised to learn that Jews are the least Islamaphobic of faith based organizations in a recent poll. 

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Hulu has acquired the popular Israeli vampire show “Juda” from Paris-based media company Banijay. It will premiere on the online video-streaming service in the United States early this year, as Banjay separately secured an agreement with a yet-to-be-identified American studio for remake privileges.

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The annual five-week Adom Darom (“Red South”) nature festival along Israel’s Gaza border and in the Western Negev kicked off this past weekend, with 60,000 Israelis converging on nature reserves and fields to see the annual blooming of Israel’s protected wild red anemones, or kalaniyot in Hebrew.

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