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Jewish Minority Voices: Portuguese
Jews of Portugal and their recent rebirth
April 26, 2021
They enjoy strong communal infrastructure, such as youth centers, kosher restaurants and hotel arrangements, a mikvah and museums.
Delicious diplomacy: From Dubai to Akko, food as the great equalizer
April 19, 2021
Chef Elli Kriel: “Partaking in something so life-giving builds bridges. It is different than just shaking someone’s hand or sitting in a room and talking together.”
Argentinian journalist exposes anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi groups in Latin America
April 12, 2021
Julio López’s goal is to educate social-media platforms that they need to approach hate speech differently—not group all Spanish-speaking countries together, but understand them as individual entities with different cultures and histories when it comes to the problem.
Israeli and Emirati companies sign deal to bring greentech innovation to region
March 19, 2021
The cooperation seeks solutions that promote sustainability by mitigating the negative environmental impacts of development.
Jewish Future Pledge expands to next generation with Jewish Youth Pledge
March 9, 2021
It “encourages sharing conversations, stories and values with others about why the Jewish future matters,” says the initiative’s co-founder, business executive Mike Leven.
JEWISH MINORITY VOICES: Moroccans
Moroccan Jews reflect on their heritage and tradition post-normalization with Israel
March 4, 2021
Following the exodus of Jews from Morocco, their institutions closed and anti-Jewish propaganda increased. Today, the Jewish population there stands at a paltry 2,000 compared to 1 million Moroccan Jews in Israel who will now get the chance to build communal bridges.
Moderna’s Tal Zaks: US-Israel exchange of ideas based on sanctity of life, belief in science
February 17, 2021
More than 5,000 students from 100 universities worldwide took part in the Israel Summit, featuring speakers such as Sen. Mitt Romney (R-Utah), Israeli actor Lior Raz, Moderna CMO Tal Zaks, Waze CEO Noam Bardin, Google Israel CEO Barak Regev, KIND founder Daniel Lubetzky and the Israeli Ambassador to the United States Gilad Erdan.
Association in Gulf states to boost regional Jewish life from ‘beit din’ to kosher agency
February 16, 2021
“Having moved to Dubai in 2014, it’s incredibly inspiring to see how Jewish life here in the Gulf is growing,” said co-founder and cantor of the Jewish Council of the Emirates Alex Peterfreund.
New report by human-rights group responds to anti-Israeli bias perpetuated at UNHRC
February 12, 2021
“The purpose is to fill that gap by providing the first-ever examination of claims made under Item 7, and to provide a detailed analysis, citing to sources of fact and international law,” said researcher and writer Dina Rovner.
Top 40 Latin American pro-Israel advocates and leaders
February 10, 2021
Israel maintains full diplomatic relations with all the countries of Central and South America and the Caribbean region (with the exception of Cuba, Bolivia and Venezuela), and in recent years, pro-Israel Latin American influencers, both Jewish and non-Jewish, have further transformed the relationship.
UAE embraces trade with Israeli-owned businesses in Judea and Samaria
February 3, 2021
Yaakov Berg, who owns the Psagot Winery with his wife, expresses his hope that “peace with the Emirates will change our relationship with Palestinians.”
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
In a first, Arab-initiated event commemorates the Holocaust in wake of Abraham Accords
January 27, 2021
Participants from the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Morocco and Saudi Arabia joined viewers from North America, Europe and Israel in more personal kind of diplomacy.
International Holocaust Remembrance Day
Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israeli gymnastics coach reflects on Kyiv win
January 25, 2021
“I tell my girls, everything we do is in the name of Israel,” said Ira Vigdorchik. “You can only be an Olympic champion if you feel you are part of your country. Everything we are doing is for the flag of Israel.”
Diaspora Minister’s Shabbat initiative reaches smaller, more remote parts of Jewish world
January 22, 2021
The services are jointly sponsored with local Jewish youth groups such as BBYO, B’nei Akiva and partners in Israel.
In Israel, women ‘juggle it all’ with motherhood, degrees, even high-tech startups
January 19, 2021
Drs. Avital Beck and Hadas Shatz-Azouly—scientists, mothers, entrepreneurs and founders of the company MilkStrip—understand firsthand the challenges of owning a business while raising six and five children, respectively.