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Who are the ‘evil doers’ in ‘Shtisel’? – Religion News Service

| May 10, 2021

(RNS) If you ever doubted the remarkable appeal of the Netflix series Shtisel, consider this. There is now a Facebook group that has devoted itself to ongoing discussions of the series, of which I am a member

Quds Day: To remember the injustice and criminal deeds of the Zionists – Tehran Times

| May 10, 2021

The current situation in West Asia is deteriorating; even there is a new administration in the U.S., which many thought would be promising for the peace process between Israel and Palestine and the stability for peace in Syria, and Iraq. The renewal of the JCPOA agreement with Iran, or at least a new initiative, has been proven disillusioned

Canada joins US and Australia in boycotting UN’s racism conference – TRT World

| May 10, 2021

The US, Canada, and Australia, three countries that emerged from white-settler colonialism, claim that the international conference on racism and xenophobia hosted by the UN 'unfairly' targets Israel.

The normalization will not make the Palestinian cause disappear: Political analyst – Tehran Times

| May 10, 2021

Abu Ali al-Ansari, a political analyst and Islamic scholar based in London, tells the Tehran Times that the ArabIsraeli normalization is a betrayal by Arab monarchies and it will not lead to the disappearance of the Palestinian cause.

LIVE EVENT – Democratic Erosion and Academic Freedom: Hungary, India, Turkey and Beyond (13 May) – Jadaliyya

| May 10, 2021

Hungary, India, Turkey and BeyondThursday, 13 May 202112:00 PM CDT Co-sponsored by the Chicago Center for Contemporary Theory (3CT), the Chicago Center on Democracy, the University of Chicago's Department of Political Science, and the Arab Studies Institute Widespread democratic backsliding is raising alarm bells about the future of academic freedom in democratic and autocratic regimes. Such fears are not unwarranted.

What Will It Take for Me to Go Back to Synagogue? – Jewish Week

| May 10, 2021

When I was very young, what motivated me to go to shul on Shabbat morning was the fire station two houses away from the synagogue.

Recalled to life – Arkansas Online

| May 10, 2021

PITTSBURGH -- For more than two years the Tree of Life - Or L'Simcha synagogue, on a hilltop corner in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh -- has sat heavy with memory but empty of worshippers.

World Trade Center Architect Will Refurbish Tree of Life Synagogue Two Years After Mass Shooting – The Daily Beast

| May 10, 2021

Daniel Libeskindthe architect who designed the new World Trade Center site after the Sept. 11 attackshas reportedly been chosen to refurbish the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh, where 11 people were killed in an antisemitic mass shooting in 2018. Libeskinds appointment was reported by The New York Times on Tuesday; it states that he has been tasked with making it a functioning place of worship again as well as a memorial site.

America’s Jewish communities are under attack Here are 3 things Congress can do | TheHill – The Hill

| May 10, 2021

This weekend, the New York Police Department arrested 29-year-old Jordan Burnette, accused of perpetrating a three-day spree of attacks against four synagogues in New York Citys Riverdale neighborhood. He was charged with 42 criminal counts including several hate crimes. For three straight days last month, Burnette is alleged to have smashed doors and windows at these houses of prayer and invaded their sacred spaces, leaving behind a wake of strewn prayer books

Time for Congress to take action on hate crimes bill – Washington State Wire

| May 10, 2021

A bipartisan group of elected officials in Congress introduced legislation on April 8 designed to help fight back against hate crimes across the country. Its not hard to understand why. Hate crimes are up in Washington state and around the country.


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