Virginia’s Republican-led antisemitism panel blasts BDS, subtly critiques Trump

Commission to Combat Antisemitism established by state’s GOP Governor Glenn Youngkin recommends improving Holocaust education and prohibiting Israel boycotts Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/virginias-republican-led-antisemitism-panel-blasts-bds-subtly-critiques-trump/ Read more »

Attorney General said to oppose bill to expand Ben Gvir’s authority over police

Incoming coalition will likely pass legislation anyways, but Gali Baharav-Miara is warning that she won’t defend it when it’s challenged in the High Court of Justice Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/attorney-general-said-to-oppose-bill-to-expand-ben-gvirs-authority-over-police/ Read more »

Street mural project honors unknown ‘Righteous Among the Nations’ in their homelands

With first installations completed in Greece and Portugal, an international initiative celebrates Holocaust rescuers and educates on antisemitism Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/street-mural-project-honors-unknown-righteous-among-the-nations-in-their-homelands/ Read more »

Trump lays into ‘Jewish leaders,’ ignoring calls to condemn Kanye, Fuentes

Ex-president shares conspiracy theorist’s article hailing steps he took for Israel while in White House, says Jewish leaders’ ‘lack of loyalty’ costing Israel congressional support Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-lays-into-jewish-leaders-ignoring-calls-to-condemn-kanye-fuentes/ Read more »

US warns Russia giving Iran ‘unprecedented military and technical support’

White House says Moscow moving toward full defense ‘partnership’ with Tehran, including air defense systems and fighter jets in exchange for drones supplied for Ukraine war Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/us-warns-russia-giving-iran-unprecedented-military-and-technical-support/ Read more »

Croatia send favorites Brazil home with penalty shootout win at World Cup

Neymar had put his country ahead with a goal that moved him into a tie with Pelé as Brazil’s all-time leading scorer, but Croatia equalized with just 3 minutes left of extra... Read more »

3 years jail for Iran leader Khamenei’s niece, who panned him and ‘murderous’ regime

Farideh Moradkhani, from a branch of family that opposes supreme leader, has been in prison since last month when she declared her support for Mahsa Amini protests Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/3-years-jail-for-iran-leader-khameneis-niece-who-panned-him-and-murderous-regime/ Read more »

Israeli-Moldovan among 2 oligarchs sanctioned by UK for corruption

Ilan Shor and Vladimir Plahotniuc fled Moldova in 2019 after being implicated in a $1bn bank fraud and other illicit schemes; Shor living in Israel Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-moldovan-among-2-oligarchs-sanctioned-by-uk-for-corruption/ Read more »

4 EU envoys ditch Erdan-led tour of Western Wall after directive from Brussels

Ambassadors to UN from Italy, Slovenia, Romania and Moldova pull out at last minute due to EU policy that doesn’t recognize Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/4-eu-envoys-ditch-erdan-led-tour-of-western-wall-after-directive-from-brussels/ Read more »

Police commissioner tells cops he won’t let politics penetrate into the force

Letter comes as far-right MK Itamar Ben Gvir set to be appointed security minister with expanded powers and coalition trying to redefine relationship between police and politicians Source Link: https://www.timesofisrael.com/police-commissioner-tells-cops-he-wont-let-politics-penetrate-into-the-force/ Read more »