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Israel is said to bring over 2,000 Ethiopian Jews “immediately”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed his Ethiopian counterpart that his country intends to bring over 2,000 Ethiopian Jews “immediately” By ELIAS MESERET Associated Press October 10, 2020, 8:08 a.m. • • 2 min read Share on FacebookShare on TwitterSend this article via email ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed his Ethiopian counterpart that …

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Israel is said to bring over 2,000 Ethiopian Jews “immediately”

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has informed his Ethiopian counterpart that his country intends to bring over 2,000 Ethiopian Jews “immediately”. The announcement came on Friday after a phone call with Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed. Netanyahu’s office said the decision came “out of his commitment to the continued aliyah of the Jews in Israel”. Around …

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Orthodox Jews in Brooklyn rebel against Cuomo’s Covid-19 crackdown on their neighborhoods

Brooklyn was seething Thursday after a second night of demonstrations in the New York City borough by Orthodox Jews enraged by Governor Andrew Cuomo’s Covid-19 battle against their neighborhoods. The epicenter of anger was in the Borough Park section where a rally in support of President Donald Trump turned violent on Wednesday night. At least a hundred Hasidim set fires …

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Trump said Jews “are only there for themselves” and “stick together”: report

President Donald Trump reportedly said Jews “are only there for themselves” and “stick together” after calling Jewish lawmakers. The president made the comments privately to senior officials in his administration, according to a Washington Post report. You can find more stories on the Business Insider homepage. President Donald Trump reportedly suggested that Jews remain loyal to their religion to other …

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Israeli coronavirus outbreak: Religious and secular Jews battle over public health measures

Particularly angry was Ronni Gamzu, the combative former hospital administrator who was named the government’s “Corona Tsar” last month. Gamzu has argued with religious leaders about his efforts to target lockdown neighborhoods with high infection rates, block an annual pilgrimage to the grave of a revered Hasidic rabbi in Ukraine, and force virus tests on thousands of foreign students who …

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Facebook prohibits racist portrayals of Jews and blacks

Belgian Justice Commissioner Didier Reynders, dressed in black for a charity event in 2015 – an act for which he did not apologize. The Flemish city of Aalst was also criticized for racist depictions of Jews during its annual festival. Facebook was under renewed pressure to do more to counter racism on its platforms after George Floyd, an unarmed black …

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Packers’ Preston Smith, the youngest NFL player to share Farrakhan’s views against Jews

Green Bay Packers linebacker, Preston Smith, is the latest NFL player to post a message from anti-Semitic preacher Louis Farrakhan on his social media. The 27-year-old Smith shared a Farrakhan video on his Instagram stories from another account on Friday. In the video, Farrakhan warns his “brothers and sisters in Africa” ​​against vaccination. Farrakhan accuses Bill and Melinda Gates of …

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Passover under Coronavirus Lockdown: Israeli Jews revise the rituals

JERUSALEM – Singing outdoors. Remote participation in a relative’s zoom seder. Leave the doors of the apartment open so that individual neighbors can hear the recitations. Israeli Jews are looking for new ways to celebrate this week’s Passover, traditionally a celebration of freedom and community, after the government announced strict curfews to limit social gatherings. On the first night of …

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Corona virus in Israel: Cases among ultra-orthodox Jews are increasing

BNEI BRAK, Israel – Ultra-Orthodox Jews who do not follow government instructions to curb the coronavirus are spreading it so quickly that Israeli officials are considering blocking entire communities to protect the general population. The virus grows four to eight times faster in ultra-Orthodox communities than anywhere else in Israel. In the suburb of Bnei Brak in Tel Aviv, where …

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