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Israel to withhold $180 million in Palestinian funds over militant stipends – Reuters

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JERUSALEM, July 11 (Reuters) - Israel will withhold $180 million in tax revenue it collect last year on behalf of the Palestinian Authority, or about 7% of the PA's total tax revenue, to offset stipends paid to militants and their families, the Israeli cabinet said on Sunday. Under a 2018 law, Israel calculates each year how much it believes the Palestinian Authority has paid in stipends to militants, and deducts that amount from the taxes it has collected on the Palestinians' behalf

Man Charged With Hate Crimes in Stabbing of Rabbi in Boston – The New York Times

| July 13, 2021

A man who stabbed a rabbi outside a Jewish school in Boston this month was charged on Thursday with hate crimes after investigators discovered that he had expressed anti-Semitic views, prosecutors said. The rabbi, Shlomo Noginski, was wearing a skullcap and standing in front of a large menorah on the steps of the school, Shaloh House, when he was attacked on July 1 by the man, Khaled Awad, 24, prosecutors said. After brandishing a gun, Mr

Israeli businessman charged with contacting foreign agent, passing info to Iran – Haaretz

| July 13, 2021

A well-known Israeli businessman was charged Monday with contact with a foreign agent and passing information to the enemy.

‘Aggie Rabbi’ Delivers Kosher Meals To USTS Kennedy – Texas A&M Today – Texas A&M University Today

| July 13, 2021

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Jewish Life in the Arab World: A Talk by Rabbi Elie Abadie, Senior Rabbi of the UAE Yeshiva University News – Yu News

| July 13, 2021

By Dr. Ronnie PerelisDirector, Rabbi Arthur Schneier Program for International Affairs On Tuesday, July 6, and Wednesday, July 7, Rabbi Elie Abadie, M.D., the Senior Rabbi of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), spoke about Jewish life in the New Arab Word: A New Chapter? in both English (July 6) and Spanish (July 7), focusing on the emerging Jewish community in the UAE.

Boulders host Team Israel in long-awaited exhibition baseball game before Olympics – The Journal News

| July 13, 2021

Team Israel plays NY Boulders in tune-up for olympics After a rain delay, the New York Boulders played Team Israel in a baseball exhibition game at Palisades Credit Union Park in Pomona July 12, 2021. Team Israel is preparing to play in the Tokyo Olympics

New national security adviser said to have seen Iran nuke deal as lesser evil – The Times of Israel

| July 13, 2021

British MPs vote to cut $5.5 billion in foreign aid British lawmakers have voted to support a contentious cut to the United Kingdoms foreign aid budget, a move that has slashed billions from programs helping some of the worlds poorest people. The decision came in a 333-298 House of Commons vote that saw some members of Prime Minister Boris Johnsons Conservative Party join with the opposition against the government. Johnsons government announced in November that it would cut the share of national income set aside for foreign aid from 0.7% to 0.5%, citing the blow to Britains economy from the coronavirus pandemic.

UK chief rabbi: Chilled meat ban could make Jewish life in N. Ireland unviable – The Times of Israel

| July 13, 2021

United Kingdom Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has warned it could become unviable for Jews to live in Northern Ireland due to an upcoming ban on the imports of chilled meats from Britain, as part of the countrys Brexit agreement with the European Union.

The story of Israels first trans woman, who resorted to operating on herself – Haaretz

| July 13, 2021

For 67 years, key documents in the history of the Israeli LGBTQ community were tucked away in the countrys state archives. One of them, bearing the unusual title Castration Surgery, is a legal opinion submitted by Attorney General Haim Cohen to the Health Ministry in 1954.

Orthodox, female and running their own shuls just dont call them rabbis – Haaretz

| July 13, 2021

For Orthodox Jewish feminists in Israel and abroad, the past few months have been something of a roller-coaster ride. They cheered in April when Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis became the first Israeli woman to be appointed spiritual leader of an Orthodox congregation for all intents and purposes, the senior rabbi at her shul. But they suffered a devastating blow two months later when freshly ordained Rabba Lindsey Taylor-Guthartz was sacked from her teaching position at the London School of Jewish Studies.


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