Jewish World

Israel and United Arab Emirates agree to normalization

Diplomatic breakthrough: Israel suspends West Bank annexation and United Arab Emirates agrees to normalization

By Josefin Dolsten

(JTA) – In a diplomatic breakthrough, Israel and the United Arab Emirates are normalizing ties.

As part of a peace deal brokered by U.S. President Donald Tru…

Israel reimposes COVID-19 restrictions

Israel thought it had crushed COVID-19. Then cases surged.

By Sam Sokol

JERUSALEM (JTA) – It was just two months ago that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu declared victory over COVID-19, the novel coronavirus.

Ten weeks after recording its first cases, Israel had imposed a seri…

Annamie Paul wants to be the first Black Jewish leader of a Canadian party

By Ilana Belfer

TORONTO (JTA) – Annamie Paul will break new ground if she wins the Green Party of Canada’s upcoming leadership race: She would be the first Black Jewish person to lead a federal or provincial party in the country.

That fact isn’t lost on her – it’s a big part of h…

Canadian Jewish Views: CIJA launches weekly video series

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Canadian Jewish Views is a new series of short weekly videos launched last month by the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs (CIJA) that spotlights initiatives and the viewpoints of Jewish communities and individuals.

Hosted by Martin Sampson, CIJA’s Ottawa…

Antisemitism examined as a social virus in new PBS documentary

Film debuts tonight on PBS

By Laura Paull

(J. The Jewish News of Northern California) – Any person who follows the news knows that antisemitism is on the rise around the world. As it has spread, so has our insight that this is a hatred with many faces, a many-headed monster fed by myths …