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On the ground: An eyewitness to antisemitism in Ukraine

On the ground: An eyewitness to antisemitism in Ukraine

In a Jewish cemetery in the city of Kremenchuk, Ukraine, the desecrated grave of the daughter of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov is apparently another testimony to the new antisemitism that is currently flourishing in the country. "I approach antisemitism on a daily basis," said Edward Dolinsky, a Ukrainian-born Jew and an expert on antisemitism. "A statue is a symbol, it […]

Krauthammer says he has only weeks to live

Krauthammer says he has only weeks to live

WASHINGTON  – Charles Krauthammer, a conservative champion of Israel, announced that he has only weeks left to live. Krauthammer, perhaps the dean of neoconservative columnists in Washington, wrote about his cancer in a post that appeared Friday on the websites of both of his employers, Fox News Channel and The Washington Post. He said he thought he had beaten the […]

Labor denies saving top slot for former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz

Labor denies saving top slot for former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz

The Labor Party on Friday denied reports that leader Avi Gabbay agreed to have former IDF chief of staff Benny Gantz become the party’s candidate for prime minister. According to a report in Maariv, the duo have been negotiating in recent months and came to an agreement by which Gantz would be the candidate for prime minister for the Zionist […]

Netanyahu praises Israeli team treating volcano burns in Guatemala

Netanyahu praises Israeli team treating volcano burns in Guatemala

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to Twitter on Saturday to praise the Israeli medical team for treating the wounded and saving lives following the natural disaster last week in Guatemala. "On Wednesday I promised Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales that I would send Israeli doctors to help those injured from the devastating volcanic eruption in his country. The Israeli delegation arrived […]

Chai: Birthright at 18

Chai: Birthright at 18

33,000 Birthright Israel participants from 33 different countries are scheduled to arrive in Israel during this summer season, which also happens to be the organization’s 18th year in operation. From its founding in the winter of 1999, Birthright Israel, known as Taglit in Hebrew, has brought over 600,000 young Jewish adults from 67 different countries to the Holy Land. “When […]

Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world

Whoever saves one life, saves the entire world

The Jewish tradition commands us to respond generously and compassionately to those in need. That principle underlies AJC’s longstanding involvement in humanitarian assistance around the world, most frequently in partnership with Israeli institutions. For example, in October 1999, AJC CEO David Harris traveled to Adapazari, Turkey, to inaugurate a school for children left homeless by the devastating August earthquake. The […]

AG: Critics want to replace state prosecution, politicize legal appointments

AG: Critics want to replace state prosecution, politicize legal appointments

Critics want to replace the prosecution and its independence as well as to politicize appointments of the attorney-general, state legal advisers and the Supreme Court, Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit said late Wednesday. Speaking at the National Library of Israel conference on the founding of the British Mandate-Israeli legal establishments, he characterized the challenges that the current legal establishment must contend with. […]