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House passes omnibus $1.5 trillion spending package
March 9, 2022
The legislation, which is 2,741 pages long, includes millions to protect synagogues, Iron Dome and Holocaust survivors, and is the culmination of months of negotiations.
Bipartisan concern grows over Iran nuclear deal emerging in Vienna
February 17, 2022
“The mood in Congress indicates concern over the direction of these negotiations. Endless discussions only benefit Iran’s nuclear program, and there are calls for a more coercive approach to the U.S. posture on Iran,” said Jason Brodsky, policy director at United Against Nuclear Iran.
Jewish students petition UT Austin council to reject measure targeting IHRA definition
February 11, 2022
Jacob Baime, Israel on Campus CEO, told JNS that the Jewish community “is tired of trying to explain and justify what does and does not constitute hate and discrimination towards Jews.”
Federal civil-rights officials open investigation into anti-Semitism at Brooklyn College
February 3, 2022
“Fighting bigotry should not be a competition between minority groups; it’s not a zero-sum game,” said Denise Katz-Prober, director of legal initiatives at the Brandeis Center.
New Honduran president to focus on domestic policy, as Israel, China, Iran observe
January 28, 2022
Socialist president Xiomara Castro “has bigger fish to fry right now, and foreign policy may not be the area where she wishes to pick up her first fight against the National Party” of ex-leader Juan Orlando Hernández, said Emanuele Ottolenghi, a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies.
Ex-US hostage Barry Rosen goes on hunger strike to urge release of foreign prisoners held by Iran
January 19, 2022
He announced the news outside the Palais Coburg hotel in Vienna, where talks between Iran and the P5+1 are taking place.
Beijing latest key player in nuclear negotiations, edging closer towards Tehran
January 17, 2022
China, which is taking part in negotiations in Vienna as a member of the P5+1, appears keen on expanding ties in the Middle East, which could undercut U.S. sanctions on Iran.
Major Jewish groups urge Senate to take immediate action to replenish Iron Dome
January 11, 2022
The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelming approved (420-9) legislation last September to provide $1 billion in funds, but the legislation has since stalled in the Senate.
New senate bill seeks to counter anti-Semitism, incitement in Palestinian classrooms
November 17, 2021
The legislation seeks to address growing concerns over educational materials being used by the Palestinian Authority and UNRWA.
Haley: Hold China accountable for its support of Iran, violation of US sanctions
November 17, 2021
The comments by former U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley come amid growing tensions between Washington and Beijing in a number of realms, including in the Middle East, where China has made significant inroads as part of its Belt and Road Initiative.
US abstention on anti-Israel UNRWA vote marks ‘dangerous backslide’ in policy at UN
November 15, 2021
The decision by the Biden administration marks a shift from the Trump administration, which had uniformly voted against such anti-Israel votes at the United Nations.
Pompeo: Israel has ‘duty’ to defend itself from Iran absent US support
November 11, 2021
“It’s really dangerous what the administration is doing,” said the former secretary of state. “They will, if they head back into that deal, provide resources and money for a regime that has made clear its intentions to wipe Israel off the face of the earth. They want to destroy America as well.”
Civil-rights group: UMass must act against harassment of ‘Zionist’ journalist by SJP
October 26, 2021
“If the university does nothing about attacks like this, it effectively condones them, sending an ugly message and setting a dangerous precedent,” said Rachel Lerman, vice chair of the Brandeis Center.
Google Maps removes ‘apartheid wall’ label from security barrier near Jerusalem
October 21, 2021
While it remains unclear how it came about, the company called it “inappropriate” and removed the words after being alerted by JNS.
Report exposes pervasive ‘top-down’ anti-Semitism among Irish politicians, activists
October 13, 2021
“The spread of anti-Semitism throughout the Irish mainstream is clearly worse than in almost any other Western nation. It requires a massive educational drive to even begin to unravel some of the damage,” according to the findings.
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