Jewish World

Israelis to vote for fourth time in two years

By Gabe Friedman

(JTA) – Israel’s Knesset, or parliament, dissolved Tuesday night after failing to pass the 2020 budget, triggering an election that will take place on March 23.

The exact date could change through a government vote.

The election will be Israel’s fourth in two years.…

Israel and Morocco to establish diplomatic ties

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Israel will establish diplomatic relations with Morocco, which becomes the fourth Arab country to announce it will recognize Israel in the last year.

U.S. President Donald Trump announced the development Thursday on Twitter. He also said the United States would recog…

Cotler named envoy on Holocaust remembrance and combatting antisemitism

By Michael Regenstreif, Editor

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau today announced that Irwin Cotler, a former minister of justice and attorney general of Canada, and professor emeritus of law at McGill University, will be Canada’s special envoy on preserving Holocaust remembrance and combattin…

Quebec to allow gatherings during Christmas, but not Chanukah

By Philissa Cramer

(JTA) – Jewish groups in Quebec are expressing dismay after the province announced a plan to allow small gatherings at Christmas but said gatherings during Chanukah would remain prohibited.

The plan would permit Quebecers to have gatherings of up to 10 people per day f…

Jewish issues to watch in Joe Biden’s presidency

Iran, Israel, antisemitism and more

By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) – On Joe Biden’s first day as U.S. president, he plans to launch a task force to reunite children and parents separated at the country’s southern border.

It’s one of several ways Biden has vowed to reverse policie…