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6:44 AM

Illinois to take action against Ben & Jerry's

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Illinois regulators plan to warn the owner of Ben & Jerry’s to reverse the company's decision to stop selling ice cream in Judea and Samaria or face divestment by the state, an official said Wednesday, according to The Associated Press.

The Israeli Boycott Restrictions Committee of the Illinois Investment Policy Board will meet to approve setting a 90-day deadline for Unilever to reverse the decision by Ben & Jerry´s, committee chairman Andy Lappin said.

6:19 AM

US official: Iran won't get a better deal

Thursday, July 29, 2021

With the new Iranian government about to take office, US officials are stressing that Iran will not win more concessions by attempting to renegotiate the understandings reached in Vienna, Barak Ravid of Axios reported on Wednesday.

While the US hoped an agreement on returning to the 2015 nuclear deal would be reached before hardliner Ebrahim Raisi takes office, the negotiations have been suspended by the Iranians until the new government can form its own negotiating team.

5:59 AM

To lead is to listen - Eikev 5781

Thursday, July 29, 2021
In Judaism we do not see God; we hear God. To listen to God is to be open to God.and that is what Moses is saying throughout Devarim.
5:38 AM

US position on Western Sahara remains unchanged under Biden

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The US position on disputed Western Sahara remains unchanged under President Joe Biden's administration, a senior State Department official said in Morocco on Wednesday, according to AFP.

Former US President Donald Trump agreed to recognize Morocco’s sovereignty over the Western Sahara as part of the deal in which Morocco became the fourth Arab country to normalize ties with Israel.

5:21 AM

The Land of Israel: Doubling down on Temple Mount prayer

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Walk with HaShem, hold His hand and never let go.
4:52 AM

US condemns Iran's crackdown on protesters

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The United States on Wednesday condemned the Iranian regime’s crackdown on protesters demonstrating following the water shortage in the country.

Khuzestan, Iran's main oil-producing region and the wealthiest of the country's 31 provinces, has been gripped by drought since March, with protests erupting in several towns and cities since July 15.

4:10 AM

US ramping up pressure on Poland over restitution law

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The United States is ramping up pressure on Poland in hopes of stopping legislation that would prevent families from receiving restitution for property seized during the Holocaust and communist era, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday.

The US said Wednesday that Poland is the only country in Europe to have regressed over the past year in meeting commitments to return seized property or provide compensation for Holocaust victims and their families. The public admonishment is likely to anger Polish authorities, who have rejected previous criticism on the matter.

4:00 AM

The “End of history” according to Foreign Minister Yair Lapid

Thursday, July 29, 2021
The "End of history" idea that all nations would adopt liberal democracy seems to have been largely overlooked by today Jew-haters. Op-ed.
3:41 AM

Ben & Jerry’s founders back boycott of Judea and Samaria

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Bennett Cohen and Jerry Greenfield, who founded Ben & Jerry’s in 1978, on Wednesday published an op-ed in The New York Times in the wake of Unilever’s decision to suspend the sale of the ice cream in Judea and Samaria.

Cohen and Greenfield, who sold Ben & Jerry’s to Unilever in 2000, wrote in the op-ed that they are “proud Jews” and supporters of Israel but also added that “it’s possible to support Israel and oppose some of its policies, just as we’ve opposed policies of the U.S. government.”

3:05 AM

The Land of Israel: Source of blessing for all the world

Thursday, July 29, 2021
What are the Commandments we trample underfoot?
2:50 AM

MK Haskel seeks sanctions against Ra'am

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The initiator of the cannabis bill, MK Sharren Haskel, hinted in an interview on Reshet Bet radio that she would seek sanctions against the Ra’am party, which voted against the law.

"This will have consequences. If there is a breach of coalition discipline and a commitment to coalition agreements - it has significance," she said.

2:13 AM

PA: Offsetting tax money harms our economy

Thursday, July 29, 2021
PA cabinet leader asks EU to pressure on Israel to stop offsetting aid to the families of the terrorists.
1:48 AM

Bennett to decide whether to accept recommendation of third dose

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is expected to decide on Thursday morning whether to accept the Ministry of Health's recommendation to vaccinate the elderly with a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Bennett and Health Minister Nitzan Horowitz will meet with senior members of the health establishment to discuss the issue, at the end of which the Prime Minister is expected to announce his decision.

1:12 AM

Jonathan Pollard visits Rachel's Tomb for the first time

Thursday, July 29, 2021
Pollard visits Rachel's Tomb with his wife Esther, who comes full circle after visiting the site several times over the years.
12:37 AM

Number of Americans hospitalized with COVID the highest since April

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The number of Americans hospitalized with coronavirus stands at 41,000, the highest it has been since April.

12:04 AM

Ministry of Health committee recommends third dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Thursday, July 29, 2021

The Vaccines Committee at the Ministry of Health has recommended a third dose of a COVID-19 vaccine to adults.

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Yesterday, 23:46

Military Police probing death of Palestinian Arab child

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Military Police launches investigation into death of Palestinian Arab boy near Hebron.

Yesterday, 23:36

Five people arrested during protests in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Police on Wednesday evening arrested five suspects who disturbed the peace at the Bar Ilan junction in Jerusalem following a protest that was taking place there.

Yesterday, 23:09

Netanyahu's cousin, businessman Nathan Milikowsky, passes away

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Businessman Nathan Milikowsky, cousin of opposition leader Benjamin Netanyahu, has passed away.

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Yesterday, 22:59

Chief Rabbi Lau opposes kashrut reforms

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi writes to Religious Affairs Minister: 'Those behind reforms are the ones who try to destroy State's Jewish character.'
Yesterday, 22:52

Gantz concludes trip to France

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
10-hour trip to France during which he met with Minister of the Armed Forces, Head of the DGSE, and leaders of the French Jewish community.
Yesterday, 22:28

Report: Kushner to launch investment office in Israel

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Kushner reportedly plans to launch investment firm including focus on connecting Israel's economy with those of India, North Africa, Gulf.
Yesterday, 22:12

Swiss Jewish community slams Swiss Press Council’s pro-BDS take

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Swiss Jewish Federation outraged after country's press council rules against magazine that printed article linking BDS to anti-Semitism.
Yesterday, 22:12

Erdan: Security Council singles out world's only Jewish state

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
'The claims of UN bodies and companies like Ben and Jerry’s to be motivated by high ideals melt to nothing, like ice cream in the summer."
Yesterday, 21:51

NYC woman charged over anti-Semitic flyers, swastika stickers

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
49-year old woman from New Drop area alleged to have posted swastika stickers, distributed anti-Semitic flyers from white supremacist group.
Yesterday, 21:30

The Reform Jews prayer in "Ezrat Yisrael" at the Western Wall

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Specifically in the vicinity of the Temple Mount, the place that unites all of Israel, more care must be taken to keep the peace.
Yesterday, 21:18

Uman outline: Special terminal for Hasidim, testing in Ukraine

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Charter flights will be significantly reduced. As long as Ukraine is 'green,' travel there will be allowed.
Yesterday, 20:57

Coalition of Jewish orgs works to derail LA union BDS resolution

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
L.A. Parents Against Antisemitism group using letter campaign to get teachers on their side before a September union vote on a BDS motion.
Yesterday, 20:18

'The principals aren't ready - that's insane'

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Yaffa Ben David, head of the Teachers Union, blasts Education Min. Shasha-Biton: 'Clarify policies, we heard it only from the media.'
Yesterday, 19:35

Neo-Nazi symbol removed from northern California sports field

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Residents alerted town of San Anselmo that someone placed the Hitler-referencing white supremacist code number "1488" on a park scoreboard.
Yesterday, 19:34

Reps visit NSO office to assess allegations

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Today, representatives of several bodies visited the office of NSO in order to assess the allegations raised in regards to the company.

Yesterday, 19:27

Health expert supports plan for opening schools

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Former Health Min. Director General supports plan for 48-hour quarantine for schoolchildren with infected classmate. 'It could work.'
Yesterday, 18:51

Ukraine ambassador meets MKs to discuss annual Uman pilgrimage

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
MK Arbel meets Ukraine ambassador, expresses concern over 'current government's policies, behavior towards thousands of believing Jews.'
Yesterday, 18:46

Hate crime: NY Jewish man attacked walking home from synagogue

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Three men charged with hate crime after man in Catskills village has shtreimel ripped from head and is pelted with anti-Semitic slurs.
Yesterday, 18:40

NYC mayor: Get first dose of COVID shot and receive $100

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

"Get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at a City run site and you’ll get $100. It’s that simple," mayor's office says.

Yesterday, 17:56

NYC: Anyone who gets COVID shot first dose will be paid $100

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

New York City says, starting Friday, anyone who gets the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine will be paid $100.

Yesterday, 17:52

Medieval German Jewish sites given UNESCO World Heritage status

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Mainz, Worms and Speyer, historic centers of Jewish culture, are the first Jewish sites in Germany to be recognized by UNESCO.
Yesterday, 17:38

Gantz meets with leaders of French Jewish community in Paris

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
DM Gantz: “an attack on any Jew in the world is an attack on us as a nation.”
Yesterday, 17:21

Natan Sharansky hospitalized with COVID

Wednesday, July 28, 2021
Former Soviet Refusenik tests positive after returning from Washington, released from the hospital last night.
Yesterday, 17:20

950 USA rabbis applaud the CUNY faculty members who resigned

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Rabbinical Alliance of America applauds 50 CUNY faculty members who resigned from their union over its anti-semitic statement on Israel.

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