Solving the problem of racially discriminatory advertising on Facebook – Brookings Institution

| October 24, 2021

While Facebook profiles may not explicitly state users race or ethnicity, my research demonstrates that Facebooks current advertising algorithms can discriminate by these factors. Based on research conducted in 2020 and 2021, I used Facebooks advertising tools to test how advertisers can use their targeting options like multicultural affinity groups, Lookalike Audiences, and Special Ad Audiences to ensure their ads are reaching white, African American, Asian, or Hispanic users. What I found is that discrimination by race and ethnicity on Facebooks platforms is a significant threat to the public interest for two reasons.

Defense official: Evidence tying 6 Palestinian groups to terror is ironclad – The Times of Israel

| October 24, 2021

Husband of detained Iranian-British woman Zaghari-Ratcliffe goes on hunger strike The husband of UK charity worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe, who has been detained for more than five years in Iran, has gone on a hunger strike again after a court decided she has to spend another year in prison. Richard Ratcliffe starts his fast outside the British governments Foreign Office in central London.

Israel Moves to Allow Entry to Vaccinated Tourists – The New York Times

| October 24, 2021

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Israeli health officials announced a plan on Thursday to allow vaccinated tourists to enter the country starting Nov. 1, the first time the country will open its borders to tourism since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

Israel said trying to mend France ties strained over reported NSO phone hack – The Times of Israel

| October 24, 2021

UAE official: Nixing controversial oil deal wont damage Israel ties The government of the United Arab Emirates is not involved in a controversial oil deal to channel Gulf crude from Eilat on the Red Sea to Ashkelon on the Mediterranean, and cancellation of the deal will not in any way impact UAE-Israel relations, a senior official at the UAE Embassy in Israel tells the Times of Israel. This contradicts a claim made to the High Court that nixing the deal bitterly opposed by environmentalists would damage the recently formed ties with the Gulf nation. In a bombshell background briefing, the official confirms, We have clarified to the Israeli government that this is not a government project.

Hamas warns Israel another war is inevitable unless it ends occupation of Palestine – Sky News

| October 24, 2021

Hamas has warned Israel that another war is inevitable unless its occupation of Palestine ends and the dire humanitarian crisis in Gaza is resolved. Speaking exclusively to Sky News, in the first interview since mediation talks in Egypt ended, a senior Hamas official said that the fight will continue "with all means", until an independent Palestinian state is established. "We can defeat Israel, we can target Israel, we have targeted Israel many times," Dr Ghazi Hamad said

Israel is our most trusted partner, says Indias foreign minister in Jerusalem – The Times of Israel

| October 24, 2021

Indian Foreign Minister Subrahmanyam Jaishankar lauded the business relationship between his country and Israel on Sunday, saying at a meeting with CEOs and government officials that India regards Israel in many ways as perhaps our most trusted and innovative partner. The degree of trust between us is very high, said Indias top diplomat during the business roundtable at Jerusalems King David Hotel on Sunday night. Jaishankar landed in Israel earlier in the day, ahead of his meetings on Monday with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, President Isaac Herzog, Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, and Energy Minister Karine Elharrar

Indian government to repair 600-year-old synagogue – The Jerusalem Post

| October 24, 2021

The Indian government plans to conduct restorations on the 600-year-old Kadavumbhagam Synagogue in Mattancherry, the minister for museums and archaeology, Ahmed Devarkovil, said after a visit to the structure on Friday, according to The Times of India. The historic house of worship had been used for centuries by Cochin Jews, but fell into a state of disrepair in recent years due to exposure to rain and other elements, The New Indian Express reported

Cleveland area synagogues’ newly elected presidents share goals – Cleveland Jewish News

| October 24, 2021

Over the past several months, lay leadership changes have occurred within a number of local synagogues. The Cleveland Jewish News asked newly elected presidents to share their answers to a few questions as they begin their term of office. Some presidents opted not to participate and/or submit photos.

Messianic synagogue near Sacramento targeted with antisemitism J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| October 24, 2021

A messianic synagogue in a Sacramento suburb has been subjected to a series of hate crimes over the last two years, its leader said, culminating in more than a dozen flyers taped outside the building this week claiming Hitler was right. Describing itself as both a Messianic Center and a synagogue, Shalom Le Israel is housed in a small office park on a thoroughfare in Carmichael next to a muffler shop. On Wednesday afternoon, a large, white menorah, a permanent fixture in front of the center, was plastered with flyers showing a picture of Hitler raising his fist and advertising the website of Aryan Nations, a white supremacist group similar to the KKK.

Synagogue Plastered With Pro-Hitler Flyers in Spate of Antisemitic Attacks – The Daily Beast

| October 24, 2021

Hate crime investigators are looking into the latest in a string of antisemitic attacks in Carmichael, California, reports the Sacramento Bee. On Thursday, the Sacramento County Sheriffs Office announced that a Carmichael synagogue member told authorities that someone had taped antisemitic leaflets to the menorah in front of the synagogue. According to one rabbi, an elder from the synagogue spotted leaflets with photos of Nazi leader Adolf Hitler taped on the menorah.