69% of US Jews, 52% of all Americans: Republican Party holds anti-Semitic views

JTA — More than two-thirds of American Jews, and slightly more than half of all Americans, believe the Republican Party holds a lot or some anti-Semitic views. That’s one takeaway from two... Read more »

Wary of angering public, Iran has few ways to contain virus

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — As coronavirus infections reached new heights in Iran this month, overwhelming its hospitals and driving up its death toll, the country’s health minister gave a rare... Read more »

In neverending budget saga, is Likud about to cannibalize one of its own?

Finance Minister Israel Katz may grow to regret his term as the head of Israel’s treasury. It was supposed to be the high point of his career thus far, a steppingstone to... Read more »

How a man I never met changed my life

It was the Second Intifada, my eldest was a baby, and we were deliberating visiting Israel – how could we, with all the terror attacks?!Source Link: https://blogs.timesofisrael.com/how-a-man-i-never-met-changed-my-life/ Read more »

UAE-based Israeli businessman Koen said bidding $50 million for Israir Airlines

Talks held in Dubai last week between Israir officials and Naum Koen, the Jewish-Ukrainian-Israeli who is the owner of NY Koen Group; Koen Group operates luxury VIP flightsSource Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/uae-based-israeli-businessman-koen-said-bidding-50-million-for-israir-airlines/ Read more »

Four startups join Visa’s innovation center in Tel Aviv

Four new startups will join Visa’s innovation center in Tel Aviv in a bid to get the startup and development community working in tandem with the financial services giant to build the... Read more »

Trump’s pandering to QAnon should be a deal-breaker

American Jews are participating in a critical presidential election next week. In most presidential elections, 25-30% of Jews vote for the Republican candidate. Why will Jews vote for Trump? The stock market... Read more »

Pittsburgh congregations mark 2 years since shooting under shadow of COVID-19

PITTSBURGH (Pittsburgh Jewish Chronicle) — Two years after 11 loved ones were ripped from their families, multiple bodies and minds were injured and a sense of communal serenity was shattered by the... Read more »

Golan Druze town of Majdal Shams to be cordoned off as infections mount

Ministers voted late Sunday to impose a five-day closure in the northern Druze town of Majdal Shams, which has seen virus cases jump in recent days. The so-called coronavirus cabinet decided the... Read more »

Week into lockdown exit, plunging infection rates tempered by mounting worries

Israel has shaken its reputation as a coronavirus black sheep. It has been a week since the country took the first steps out of national lockdown, and is now happily cascading down... Read more »