March 2021

What happens now: A timetable of the process to (maybe) form a government

What happens now: A timetable of the process to (maybe) form a government With Israel’s latest election over, attempts to form a new government begin, though at the moment the prospects of those efforts succeeding look about as grim as the wake of the country’s last three inconclusive national votes. Below is an approximate timeline […]

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Israel’s election: Five scenarios for what comes next

Israel’s election: Five scenarios for what comes next With 90% of the vote in from Tuesday’s election, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s right-wing bloc is just short of a 61-seat majority in the Israeli Knesset. Breaking it down: A broad anti-Netanyahu bloc is on course for a slender majority, but will find it nearly impossible to

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US memo details Biden Administration’s Palestinian ‘reset’ -report

US memo details Biden Administration’s Palestinian ‘reset’ -report A four-page US memo detailing the Biden  Administration’s planned diplomatic approaches to the Palestinian Authority (PA) was obtained by the UAE-based newspaper The National on Wednesday, revealing its plan to have a ‘reset’ with the Palestinians. Part of the administration’s plans includes an attempt to restart the

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Erdan pushing for UN adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

Erdan pushing for UN adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism  UN antisemitism envoy Miguel Moratinos and Israeli Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan have agreed to work together to push for the United Nations to adopt a formal definition of antisemitism, Erdan said on Monday. Erdan and Moratinos have met several times, and on Friday,

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In Jordan and Egypt, quiet qualms that Palestinian elections will boost Hamas

In Jordan and Egypt, quiet qualms that Palestinian elections will boost Hamas On a rainy evening in mid-January, the heads of Jordanian and Egyptian intelligence arrived in Ramallah for a sudden, unannounced meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Though senior Palestinian officials later insisted that the get-together had been scheduled months in advance, the

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Q&A with Rep. Ted Lieu on Combating Anti-Semitism

Q&A with Rep. Ted Lieu on Combating Anti-Semitism This month, Congressman Ted Lieu (D-CA) was named co-chair of the House Bipartisan Task Force for Combating Anti-Semitism, which, according to a statement, will work with the Biden administration, civil society partners, foreign leaders and other members of Congress to “root out anti-Semitism and memorialize the Holocaust.”

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Latest Anti-Semitic Graffiti at SDSU Roils Jewish Community, Stirs Plans for Action – Times of San Diego

Latest Anti-Semitic Graffiti at SDSU Roils Jewish Community, Stirs Plans for Action – Times of San Diego Anti-Semitic graffiti outside SDSU dorm was quickly covered and removed. Image via Facebook San Diego State University and Jewish community officials are decrying anti-Semitic graffiti scrawled on the outside of a large dormitory — and vowing new efforts

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