56th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade Moves Online With Virtual Ceremony Thanking Frontline Workers and Featuring Special Guests

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Themed “Todah” Which in Hebrew Means  “Thank You” Celebrates Frontline Workers Everywhere from New York City to Israel The Virtual Parade Will Raise Money for UJA Federation’s COVID-19 Relief Fund NEW YORK, NY – June 15, 2020 – The Jewish Community Relations Council of New York (JCRC-NY) announced that the Virtual Celebrate Israel Parade will premiere online on Sunday, June …

Tribune56th Annual Celebrate Israel Parade Moves Online With Virtual Ceremony Thanking Frontline Workers and Featuring Special Guests

Why the United Arab Emirates’ Unprecedented Annexation Warning to Israel Matters
By SETH FRANTZMAN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 15, 2020 — Israelis woke up to a potential new era on Friday, June 12, 2020, with an article by the United Arab Emirates ambassador to the US warning that Israel’s planned annexation of parts of the West Bank would “upend Israeli aspirations for improved security, economic and cultural ties with the Arab world and with …

TribuneWhy the United Arab Emirates’ Unprecedented Annexation Warning to Israel Matters
By SETH FRANTZMAN

Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghomain Asserts Palestine Was Never an Independent State; The Palestinian Cause Is an Illusion

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Discussion conducted by MEMRI* with Saudi Writer Abdulhameed Al-Ghomain and broadcast on Iraq’s Etejah TV Station on May 21, 2020.  * MEMRI bridges the language gap which exists between the West and the Middle East, providing timely translations of Arabic, Persian, Urdu-Pashtu, and Turkish media, as well as original analysis of political, ideological, intellectual, social, cultural, and religious trends in …

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Open Letter to Mr. Jamaal Bowman from Rabbi Avi Weiss

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Dear Mr. Bowman, News reports indicate that you were recently endorsed by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, whose record on Israel is deeply distressing and disappointing. Following your expression of gratitude regarding her endorsement, I began looking into your position vis a vis Israel. You’re quoted as saying that American aid to Israel should be conditional on exploring Israel’s human rights record. …

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Operation Wedding
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 12, 2020 —  For generations, Jews lived in Russia and then the Soviet Union, suffering overt anti-Semitism, discrimination, and physical threats to their lives. This was commonplace under the Czars, and inherited by the Soviets. For the vast majority, there were no alternatives but to do their best to eek out a living, always under the …

Jonathan FeldsteinOperation Wedding
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Jews and Christians Unite to Support Christian Arabs
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 10, 2020 —  With talk of Israel’s annexation of Jewish communities in historic Judea and Samaria (the West Bank), and unilateral actions and threats by Palestinian and other Arabs even in advance of such a decision much less any actions being taken, the status and fate of Christian Arabs in the Land has been overshadowed. Throughout …

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No Pie for Palestine
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 8, 2020 — Once, I was down to the last bite of a really good blueberry pie. My wife moved in with her fork to have some and I (playfully) stabbed her in the hand with my fork. Suffice it to say, I didn’t end up with the last bite of pie, and my stabbing her …

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Is Longtime Pro-Israel Congressman Eliot Engel in Trouble?
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With comparisons being made to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s upset of former Rep. Joe Crowley in 2018, his job may be in jeopardy as New York voters head to the polls on June 23. WASHINGTON, DC — June 6, 2020 — Longtime Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY-16) is having a rough week. First, the pro-Israel Jewish lawmaker was caught in a hot-mic moment …

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Jordan’s West Bank Pre-Occupation
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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — June 3, 2020 —   Recent news of Jordanian threats to reconsider or even sever ties with Israel over possible plans to annex areas of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) call for a deeper understanding of the background and issues surrounding it. Recently, King Abdullah II was quoted in a German publication, “If Israel annexed the West Bank …

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Jerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
By JONATHAN FELDSTEIN

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JERUSALEM, ISRAEL — May 19, 2020 —   Since King David established Jerusalem over 3000 years ago, it has had many noteworthy leaders.  Some are biblical icons. Some are modern political, religious, and civic leaders. Numerous tyrants have conquered, destroyed, and occupied Jerusalem. In the modern era, there have been several leaders who have stood out for their noteworthy building of the …

Jonathan FeldsteinJerusalem: An Eye to the Future Amid the Challenges Today, Built on the Foundation of the Past
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