Daily Kickoff: IRGC terror designation to stay + Stevens and Levin debate – Jewish Insider

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Party Time:New York City Mayor Eric Adamshosteda vegan-friendly Jewish Heritage Month receptionat Gracie Mansion last night.

A Deal Grows in Brooklyn:A group led by Avi Philipsonwill purchasethe debt and an equity stake in the William Vale hotel in Brooklyns Williamsburg neighborhood, after a deal with Zelig Weiss to buy the property fell through.

Culprit Not Caught:Nearly a year after a swastika was etched into an elevator at the State Departments Foggy Bottom headquarters, no one has been identified as the person responsible for the incident, department spokesperson Ned Pricesaid on Tuesday.

Big Spender:FTX founder Sam Bankman-Friedsaidhe expects to spend at least $100 million during the 2024 election cycle, noting that he could put as much as $1 billion into the election.

Shady Money:Authorities in the English Channel island of Jersey arelooking intoRussian-Israeli businessman Roman Abramovichs wealth stored on the island, where a court froze Abramovichs assets, worth more than $7 billion, last month.

Case Opened:The House Ethics Committeeannouncedit is opening an investigation into allegations that Rep. Madison Cawthorn (R-NC) engaged in an inappropriate relationship with a staffer and promoted a cryptocurrency in which he had an undisclosed private interest.

Econ Troll:Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers, who has been critical of the Biden administrations fiscal policy,criticizedthe White Houses antitrust focus, warning that it could lead to an economy that is more inflationary and less resilient.

Plot Twist:An Iraqi man who claimed to be a soldier waiting for directions from [his] leadership in Qatarwas arrestedon federal charges tied to a plot to kill former President George W. Bush.

Exit Strategy:Glossiers Emily Weissis stepping downas the companys CEO, and will become the executive chairwoman of the beauty brands board.

Fiddler on Film:A new documentarytakesviewers behind the scenes of the making of the classic musical Fiddler on the Roof, on the occasion of the films 50th anniversary.

Philly Schmear:The Schulson Collectiveis openinga new Jewish deli off Philadelphias Rittenhouse Square.

Turkey Talk:Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, who is visiting Israel this week,saidthat Turkeys support for Palestinians is completely independent from its thawing relations with Israel.

League of Nations:U.N. ambassadors from Benin, Burundi, the Czech Republic, El Salvador, Estonia, Kazakhstan, Malawi, Mexico, Panama, Poland, Slovakia, Tanzania and Uzbekistan arrived in Israel yesterday on a weeklong trip to Israel organized by the UJA-Federation of New York and Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan.

Felled Cell:Israels Shin Bet security servicesarrestedfive members of a Hamas cell in the West Bank who had been planning to kill far-right Israeli MK Itamar Ben-Gvir and bomb Jerusalems light rail, among other attacks.

First-quarter Numbers:Israeli defense manufacturer Elbitposteda rise in revenue, but a drop in Q1 profits, attributing the trend to stock-price determined compensation; Israeli telecoms firm Bezeqsawa rise in Q1 profits.

Brutal Budgeting:Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Liebermansaidhe expects the Knesset to approve the 2023 state budget this year despite the governing coalitions lack of a majority.

Pound Problem:The Lebanese poundhit a new low, just over a week after the countrys national elections.

Remembering:Former Maccabi USA President Bob Spivak died at 85.

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