Arab world embracing Jewish history, doing more to fight antisemitism, according to new report
Despite having little to no Jewish populations, Egypt and UAE among countries cited for taking on anti-Jewish hatred
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Why an Arab in the Israeli government says he’s OK with a delay in the peace process
Esawi Frej, one of two Arab ministers in Israel’s coalition government, met with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas last week to discuss the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. But Frej, a member of the left-wing Meretz Party, which is determined to pursue a two-state solution, had little news to report on that front. The new government wants to…
Matzah in Beirut or a Seder in Samarkand? These rabbis are making it happen.
How does one get matzah in Iran, Lebanon or Libya? Just ask the Alliance of Rabbis in Islamic States (ARIS). Those are just a few of the countries with small Jewish communities in need of Passover supplies that Rabbi Mendy Chitrik is organizing shipments to ahead of the upcoming holiday. “We have been in touch…
Meet the duo fighting crime that’s devastating Arab communities in Israel
This article is adapted from The Branch, a monthly podcast exploring individual relationships between Jews and Arabs, Israelis and Palestinians. The Branch is produced by Hadassah and created by Dina Kraft, a journalist based in Tel Aviv. Sign up here to listen to episodes and be notified when new episodes are published. The workday for…
As Yom Ha’atzmaut dawns, video honoring Arab-Israeli health workers tops 2 million views.
The most viral video in Israel today is one honoring the Arab-Israeli health care workers who are on the front lines fighting the spread of COVID-19 in the country. The video has topped 2 million views in Israel alone, meaning it has been viewed by a quarter of all Israelis, which is more than any…
German Concentration Camps Should Offer Tours In Arabic, Jewish Leader Says
BERLIN (JTA) — Concentration camp memorials in Germany should offer tours in Arabic, Germany’s main Jewish leader urged. Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told the Welt am Sonntag weekly newspaper that the former concentration camp in Flossenbürg is already considering adding tours in Arabic. “This should be expanded to…
Arab Sues After Israeli Police Plant Gun While Filming Reality TV Show
JERUSALEM (JTA) — An eastern Jerusalem resident is suing the Israeli police for planting a gun in his home while filming an episode of a reality television show. “Jerusalem District,” which purports to show the police in real-life situations and is produced by Israel’s public broadcaster, followed a team of officers late last year as…
Biden is preparing to defy Israel in wartime — something no president has done since Eisenhower
‘I’m screaming for help’: Jewish students face violence at UC Berkeley Israel talk
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