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When the Caribbean Islands became home to hundreds of thousands of Jews escaping persecution – Face2Face Africa

| December 13, 2019

The tricky politics of world historiography is what it is because of the concern todays world shares for identity and natural rights.

For some British Jews, elections feel like the walls are closing in – JTA News

| December 13, 2019

LONDON (JTA) Linzi Pinto surveys a familiar urban landscape through her car windshield as she runs errands in north London. Very little has changed in her native city in her lifetime. But on the eve of a fateful and close general election, Pinto feels like a foreigner here

Anti-Zionism Is Not Antisemitism – Jacobin magazine

| December 13, 2019

Few people would trust Donald Trumpto protect Jews from a rise in antisemitism. In the United States alone, there were more than a hundred cases of physical attacks, arson, vandalism, and threats in 2018, including last Octobers assault in Pittsburgh that left eleven Jews dead at the Tree of Life synagogue

American Jews to vote for 35th World Zionist Congress in 2020 – Cleveland Jewish News

| December 13, 2019

Thirteen slates representing the diversity of the American Jewish community will compete in an election to join the38th World Zionist Congress (WZC), set to convene in October 2020 in Jerusalem, announced the American Zionist Movement.

Survey Shows Shaked, Smotrich, Bennett to Win United Religious Zionist Party Primaries, R. Peretz 7th – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| December 13, 2019

Photo Credit: Ben Dori/Flash90 A large and comprehensive survey conducted Wednesday by the Miskar surveys institute, which specializes in data analysis pertaining to the Religious Zionist sector in Israel, suggests that if there were primaries for a yet to be established united religious Zionist party, including all the parties to the right of Likud, then Habayit Hayehudi chairman Rabbi Rafi Peretz would only come seventh. Ayelet Shaked, Bezalel Smotrich and Naftali Bennett would lead the slate of such a party, and Otzma Yehudit leader Itamar Ben-Gvir would come in sixth

Nefesh B’Nefesh ‘Initiative for Zionist Innovation’ grant applications open – JNS.org

| December 13, 2019

(December 12, 2019 / JNS) Together with the Steinmetz Herskovitz Family Fund, aliyah agency Nefesh BNefesh is seeking applications for its 2020 Initiative for Zionist Innovation grant, which aims to empower new immigrants to Israel committed to strengthening and building their communities in Israel. The grant will offer mentorship, networking assistance, seed funding and logistical support to impact Israeli society through new initiatives and community-building.

Israel’s Third Elections Might Not Be Such a Disaster, After All – Mosaic

| December 13, 2019

After weeks of negotiations, the members of the Knesset again failed to form a governing coalition ahead of the legal deadline, which means that Israelis will go to the polls yet again in Marchmarking the third national election in less than twelve months. The consequences, write David Horovitz, are serious: The sheer cost of these repeat votes is embarrassingtens of millions of shekels (spent) each time just on election propaganda; two days off work nationwide in April and September and possibly another in March, unless they decide weve had enough national election holidays; and a staggering total of almost $3 billion for all the combined direct and indirect costs of the three elections. And, oh, how we could do without the weeks and weeks of more political infighting on the campaign trailthe bitching, and the spinning, and the demonizing of left and right, ultra-Orthodox and secular, Arab and Jew.

The return of the Jewish Question | Michael Unterberg | The – The Times of Israel

| December 13, 2019

Why has President Trumps new executive order exploded in the Jewish Twitterverse? Why is Jewish identity a central topic in the UK elections?

Iran Guards Deny One Of Their Generals Threatened Israel From Lebanon – RadioFarda

| December 13, 2019

Spokesman of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps' (IRGC), Brigadier General Ramazan Sharif, has accused the media of misquoting recent remarks made by a veteran IRGC General, threatening to reduce Tel Aviv to ashes from the Lebanese territory. Earlier on Tuesday, December 10, Mizan, a conservative website in Iran had cited the IRGC General Morteza Qorbani as saying, "If the Zionist regime (Israel) makes the smallest mistake toward Iran, we will reduce Tel Aviv to ashes from Lebanon." While claiming that his words were "a response to Israeli statements about launching military action against Tehran," General Qorbani said, "Iran is not seeking to acquire nuclear weapons and Israel is too small to make any mistake toward Iran.

Want to celebrate Hanukkah? These Atlanta synagogues and temples are hosting events – MDJOnline.com

| December 13, 2019

Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, commemorates the Maccabees win over the Syrian Greek army and the subsequent miracle of rededicating the holy temple in Jerusalem and restoring its menorah, or lamp. This year, it will start at sundown Dec


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