Court accepts petitions by 12 people who had Conservative or Reform conversion, but had requests for Israeli citizenship denied by the state.
Some 100,000 Palestinians should be eligible.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touted his warm relationship with President Joe Biden and addressed concerns about Israeli-Diaspora relations in a private Zoom call with top leaders of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations on Thursday.
Scott Stringer, one of the leading candidates in the New York City mayoral race, pretended not to know the views of his close progressive allies in support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement in an interview published on Thursday.
Secretary of State Tony Blinken promised during his Senate confirmation hearings last month that the Biden administration would not rush to re-enter the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran and would only do so with input from Israel and other Middle East allies. So it was something of a surprise when Blinken, America’s top diplomat, told his British, French and German counterparts that the administration is prepared to engage in talks with Iran on returning to full compliance of the nuclear deal.
Michael Che’s joke on Saturday Night Live about how Israel had only vaccinated the “Jewish half” of its population landed with a thud on stage, but it unleashed a firestorm of criticism in its wake. Israel’s critics called the joke much needed truth-telling about the nation’s vaccine success story, which has excluded the Palestinians. Defenders of Israel said the joke was just plain wrong, if not antisemitic.
In one of her first votes in Congress, Malliotakis voted to remove QAnon-affiliated GOP congresswoman from committee assignments.
Andrew Yang, one of the leading candidates in the New York City mayoral race, was confronted during a campaign stop in the Bay Ridge neighborhood of Brooklyn on Saturday about his opposition to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
The co-manager of Andrew Yang’s campaign to become mayor of New York City made controversial comments about Israel in 2012 that could complicate the candidate’s recent outreach efforts to the Orthodox communities of Brooklyn and other Jewish voters.
David Schoen, one of former President Donald Trump’s impeachment lawyers, came to observant Judaism later in life. But he has always been a Zionist, according to an interview he did with the Zionist Organization of America, for which he is a member of the Board of Directors and a national officer.