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Ruth Bader Ginsburg, first Jewish woman to serve on U.S. Supreme Court, dies at 87

By Sarah Wildman

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court and a tireless advocate for gender equality, has died at 87.

A fierce jurist known for he…

QAnon is an old form of antisemitism in a new package, experts say

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Scott Wiener, a California state senator, has been barraged with antisemitic attacks online, including one falsely accusing him of promoting “Jewish pedophilia.”

A Republican congressional candidate, Marjorie Taylor Greene, appeared to accuse George Soros and the…

The Israel-UAE-Bahrain deals, explained

By Gabe Friedman and Ben Sales

(JTA) – Israel has signed diplomatic agreements with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain, two Arab countries, and the word “historic” has been used a lot.

For Israel and the region, the so-called Abraham Accords signings truly were historic: Ther…

Israel signs treaties with UAE and Bahrain at White House ceremony

By Marcy Oster

(JTA) – Israel signed treaties with the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain at the White House on Tuesday, with U.S. President Donald Trump calling the moment the “dawn of a new Middle East.”

Details about the treaties have yet to be disclosed, but they broadly norm…

Israelis prepare for second national lockdown to prevent spread of COVID-19

By Marcy Oster

(JTA) – Israelis are preparing for a second nationwide lockdown set to start on Friday even as government officials are suggesting that some of the specifics could change.

The new lockdown represents a full concession that the country’s efforts to bring the COVID-19 pand…