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Pompeo announces creation of the Iran Action Group
“The creation of the Iran Action Group indicates that the Trump administration seeks to mobilize all of Washington’s institutional resources to advance its maximum pressure campaign against the regime in Iran,” Tzvi Kahn, senior Iran Analyst at FDD, told JNS.
Liberal women’s group calls on DNC to accept international definition of anti-Semitism
The Women’s March For All, an offshoot of the 2017 Women’s March on Washington, launched an online petition last week that has gotten 360 signatures so far.
New course at Tufts University advances Palestinian narrative while shelving the Jews
“Colonizing Palestine,” offered by the school’s Colonialism Studies and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies departments, will “explore the history and culture of modern Palestine and the centrality of colonialism in the making of this contested and symbolically potent territory.”
Trump approves largest-ever aid package to Israel, sets up showdown with Turkey over F-35s
The $717 billion National Defense Authorization Act includes a bipartisan measure honoring a decade-long memorandum of understanding between America and Israel, giving $3.8 billion annually to the Jewish state, while also temporarily blocking the U.S. delivery of the F-35 fighter jets to Turkey.
Khamenei flat-out rejects Trump’s invitation for dialogue
Iran’s Supreme Leader blasted both the U.S. government for its diplomatic advances and the Tehran government for its mishandling of the economy.
Thousands of Christians stand with British Jewry amid Labour anti-Semitism row
The declaration by Christians United for Israel comes amid three Jewish newspapers in the United Kingdom accusing Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being an “existential threat” to British Jewry.
Study finds anti-Israel incidents ‘far more likely’ to contribute to hostile campus environment
While classic anti-Semitism still outnumbers Israel-related incidents three-to-one, Israel-related incidents are far more likely to create a hostile campus for Jewish students.
Netflix won’t run Louis Farrakhan documentary, citing ‘internal miscommunication’
“This film will not be released on Netflix. Due to an internal miscommunication, it appeared to be scheduled for release on Netflix, but it is not,” a Netflix spokesperson told JNS.
Israel’s new nationality law sparks immediate debate from American Jewish groups
“It is astounding that this should be an issue at all,” said Sarah N. Stern, founder and president of the Endowment for Middle East Truth.
CUFI summit wraps up, with harsh rhetoric on Iran, Hamas and the PA, and huge support for Israel
Also emphasized was the contrast between the current White House administration and previous ones, with Israel’s ambassador to the United States hailing U.S. President Donald Trump as the best ally Israel has ever had.
Jewish groups convey mixed reactions over Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh
They fall along predictable lines, owing to which side of the spectrum the groups tend to favor.