Daily Kickoff: Interview with Wisconsin US Senate candidate Alex Lasry + The politics of overseas votes and Ben-Gurion Airport’s closure – Jewish…

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Vax Rollout: Israel will begin administering coronavirus vaccines to more than 100,000 Palestinians who work within Israel as well as to peacekeeping forces in the Sinai.

Stay Home: Rising COVID-19 cases in the West Bank have led to a renewed lockdown in the Palestinian Authority.

Hold Up: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus plan to ship extra vaccines to allies is on hold amid pushback from current and former government officials.

Cautious Path: The Biden administration released areportimplicating Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman in the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But Biden, who spoke with Saudi King Salman last week, declined to penalize the crown prince for his involvement.

On the Case: Israeli officials have ruled out a Greek tanker as the source of last months devastating oil spill, as the investigation into the contamination continues.

Strange Bedfellows: Both sanctioned Israeli billionaire Dan Gertler and a company linked to Hezbollah were reportedly welcome customers at the Afriland Congo bank.

Bumper Sticker: A truck seen near the Capitol on January 6 with a decal for a far-right militia belongs to the husband of Rep. Mary Miller (R-IL), who quoted Hitler at a rally a day earlier.

Stage Shape: CPAC officials denied that the stage at its conference in Orlando was intended to resemble a Nazi hate symbol.

Under Arrest: Two teenagers were arrested for allegedly destroying statues at a Holocaust memorial at the Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art in Tulsa.

Doing Time: A white supremacist in Colorado was sentenced to nearly 20 years in prison for a 2019 plot to attack a synagogue in Pueblo, Colo.

Red Handed: Fritz Berggren, a mid-level State Department official, has been openly spreading antisemitic rhetoric and white supremacist talking points online for years.

Giving Back: Daniel Loebs Third Point hedge fund has become a corporate partner of Ladies of Hope Ministries, a nonprofit which helps women released from prison reenter society.

Eyeing an IPO: SentinelOne, the cybersecurity startup founded by Tomer Weingarten and Almog Cohen, is planning an IPO with a valuation of $10 billion.

Campus Beat: A professor at Ferris State University in Michigan was fired for a series of tweets, including one that claimed COVID-19 was a [J]ewish revolution.

Fit to Print:The New York Timesexploresthe impact ofDemocracy, a below-the-radar Democratic policy journal founded in the mid-aughts by Clinton administration official Andrei Cherny and political speechwriter Kenneth Baer.

Chow Down: The Wall Street Journal spotlights the growing popularity of New York kosher BBQ joint Izzys, while The New York Times highlights the rise in experimental kosher food.

Book Launch: Max Brooks, the son of comedic icon Mel Brooks, is publishing a new novel based on the Minecraft video game.

Media Watch: Josh Sternberg, a former editor at Adweek, is now an executive editor at Morning Brew.

Transition: Sarah Eisenman, the founder of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committees Entwine program, will join Jewish Federations of North America as its first chief community and Jewish life officer.

Remembering: Fashion designer and retailer Fred Segal died at age 87. Ukrainian-born Israeli violinist Yuval Waldman, who played Carnegie Hall at 22 years old, died shortly after a COVID-19 diagnosis at age 74.

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