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Polish-Israeli relations thaw with appointment of Israel’s new foreign minister – The First News

| June 5, 2020

A recent telephone conversation between the countries foreign ministers has been interpreted as the sign of a reset in relations between Israel and Poland. Jan Karwowski/PAP Polands Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz spoke to his new Israeli counterpart this week, in what has been heralded a reset between the two countries

Jews with white privilege must work to make change – Jewish News of Greater Phoenix

| June 5, 2020

In the beginning of the 20th century, not too long after my maternal great-grandfather arrived in New York from Eastern Europe, the police commissioner of New York City, Theodore Bingham, published a treatise titled Foreign Criminals in New York, in which he described the inherent criminality of two groups that were perceived as a non-white menace at the time: Jews and Italians. The Russian Hebrews, as he called Ashkenazi immigrants, are burglars, firebugs, pickpockets and highway robbers when they have the courage; but, though all crime is their province, pocket-picking is the one to which they seem to take most naturally. Bingham described the threat of young Jewish boys who are being brought up to lives of crime, he wrote.

I helped coin the term ‘Jews of color.’ It’s time for a history lesson. – JTA News

| June 5, 2020

This story originally appeared on Alma.

Do Azerbaijan and Israel possess the secrets of a long life? – The Jerusalem Post

| June 5, 2020

As coronavirus-induced mortality rates feature persistently in the nightly news, life feels more fleeting and fragile than before. Yet Israeli and Azerbaijani researchers are among those investigating the secrets behind longevity.High in the mountain forests of Eurasias Caucasus region and down in the leafy lowlands of Azerbaijan, clusters of superagers generally those age 90 and above have inspired generations of documentarians and scientists alike to plumb the mysteries of living a long life.Storytellers long have circulated tales of groups of Azerbaijanis living to be more than 120; a museum in the city of Lankaran honors the countrys long livers

Can Israels friends save it from the EUs wrath? – The Jerusalem Post

| June 5, 2020

It seems like every few days theres news of another European leader commenting on the possibility that Israel will apply its laws to parts of the West Bank. Unsurprisingly, theyre almost always against it.But within this dj-vu-inducing news cycle, theres one specific recurring event: European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell releases a statement calling for Israel to adhere to international law, sometimes with the more threatening addition that the EU will take action in response to unilateral moves.Then, we hear about the behind-the-scenes debate.

Analysis: Israeli annexation will harm everyone and please nobody – Middle East Eye

| June 5, 2020

If you meet an Israeli and wonder if they are rightor left, just listen to the terminology they use. If they insist on referring to theplanned process of Israel appropriating the Jordan Valley and other large parts of the occupied West Bank as applying sovereignty, they are certainly a right-winger. If they use the term annexation, chances are thisIsraeli leans to the left, as the term is used to refer to a violation of international law

When we do nothing in the face of racism and brutality, we represent Amy Cooper and Derek Chauvin. We are complicit. – PublicSource

| June 5, 2020

In the past two weeks, we watched police officers snuff George Floyds breath and life away and a white woman report Christian Cooper to the police simply for asking her to put her dog on a leash in an area where dogs were required to be on leashes. Just weeks before these most recent events, Ahmaud Arberys murder by two vigilantes while jogging in plain daylight rose to national awareness. Nearly two years ago in my beloved hometown, 17-year-old Antwon Rose II was murdered, shot in the back by police as he ran away

As Middle East tensions mount, he may be the last one left with any shot at brokering peace – Laredo Morning Times

| June 5, 2020

JERUSALEM - Nikolay Mladenov might just be the last person left with any shot at advancing peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

Wise Sons goes Middle Eastern; Saul’s Deli owners will give it another go – The Jewish News of Northern California

| June 5, 2020

In March, Sauls Restaurant and Jewish Delicatessen co-owners Peter Levitt and Karen Adelman had sold their restaurant after more than 30 years and were looking forward to retirement. But when the sale fell through because of the pandemic, they closed their doors and took some time to reassess.

Jordanian FM says annexation will lead to ‘confrontation and anarchy’ – The Times of Israel

| June 5, 2020

Jordanian Foreign Minister Ayman Safadi on Thursday warned against Israeli annexation of parts of the West Bank, saying the move would lead to confrontation, anarchy and hopelessness. Safadi made the statements to an international summit discussing the Islamic State, Channel 13 reported


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