JBuzz News June 12, 2020: 400 Jewish studies scholars denounce Israel’s annexation in the West Bank in petition

400 Jewish studies scholars denounce annexation as a ‘crime against humanity’

Source: Times of Israel, 6-12-20

An Israeli flag is seen in the E1 area of the West Bank on January 2, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

An Israeli flag is seen in the E1 area of the West Bank on January 2, 2017. (Yonatan Sindel/Flash90)

Academics sign letter saying Israel’s extension of sovereignty over parts of West Bank lands would create ‘apartheid conditions.’..READ MORE

“Representing a spectrum of viewpoints, we write in opposition to the continuation of the occupation and the stated intention of the current elected government in Israel to annex parts of the West Bank, thereby formally (de jure) creating apartheid conditions in Israel and Palestine,” the statement said

List of signatures: https://www.annexation.site/signatures/

JBuzz Events June 7, 2020: Professor Gil Troy discusses the History of Zionism and Israel in Online Series

Professor Gil Troy discusses the History of Zionism and Israel in Online Series

McGill University History Professor Gil Troy is conducting a weekly lecture series on the History of Zionism and Israel online on Facebook live hosted by the think tank the Israel Innovation Fund.

This week June 8 at 8 PM IDT / 1 PM EDT

Rav Kook and Religious Zionism
https://www.facebook.com/events/647518242514558/

Next Week June 15 at 8 PM IDT / 1 PM EDT

Ahad Ha’am

Past lectures are available online on Facebook

Zionism’s Seven Great Achievements

Zionism in the Age of Corona

David Ben-Gurion and Political Zionism

Gold Meir and Labour Zionism

Menachem Begin, Revisionist Zionism, and the Begin Paradox 

JBuzz Musings October 26, 2014: Women of the Wall’s historic Torah scroll smuggling reading at Kotel bat mitzvah

JBUZZ MUSINGS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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JEWISH ACADEMIC & UNIVERSITY NEWS

By Bonnie K. Goodman

They finally did it, feminist Jewish prayer group Women of the Wall (WoW) smuggled in a tiny Torah scroll on Rosh Hodesh Chesvan Friday, Oct. 24, 2014 for a bat mitzvah torah reading to the women’s section….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 22, 2014: Jewish school in Copenhagen vandalised

JBUZZ NEWS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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Jewish school in Copenhagen vandalised

Source: AFP, 8-22-14

A Jewish school in Copenhagen had its windows smashed and anti-Jewish graffiti referring to the conflict in Gaza spray-painted on its walls, the school said on Friday….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 22, 2014: Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

JBUZZ NEWS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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JEWISH ACADEMIC & UNIVERSITY NEWS

Colleges truncate programs in Israel, West Bank due to conflict

Source: JTA, 8-22-14‎

Several colleges have pulled students out early from summer study-abroad programs in Israel and the West Bank due to the conflict between Israel and Hamas….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 21, 2014: Jewish Student Assaulted at Temple University

JBUZZ NEWS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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Jewish Student Assaulted at Temple University

Source: Jewish Exponent, 8-21-14

The school did, however, receive significant negative attention in June after an adjunct professor made inflammatory statements in an online forum about the Holocaust and Jewish influence in academia. A Temple University spokesman initially told a….READ MORE

JBuzz News August 21, 2014: NYU Calls Off Fall Study Programs In Israel Over Security Concerns

JBUZZ NEWS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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NYU Calls Off Fall Study Programs In Israel Over Security Concerns

Source: CBS Local, 8-21-14

Other U.S. Colleges Pull Students From Area; Some Say Schools Overreacting….READ MORE

JBuzz Musings January 6, 2014: Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East

JBUZZ MUSINGS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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Pope Francis formally announces May trip dates to Israel, Middle East

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Although for months it was widely speculated that Pope Francis would make a trip to Israel in spring 2014, the Pope himself announced on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014 that he will make a trip to Israel, Bethlehem, and Amman, Jordan…READ MORE

JBuzz Musings October 23, 2013: American Jewish views of Israel, its government becoming more liberal, critical

JBUZZ MUSINGS: ISRAEL/JEWISH CULTURAL BUZZ

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American Jewish views of Israel, its government becoming more liberal, critical

By Bonnie K. Goodman

Two surveys recently released in early October 2013 looked at the views of American Jews on Israel; one poll looked at the average Jewish Americans position, and the other looks at the position American rabbis take towards Israel. The first…

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JBuzz Musings October 14, 2013: Pope Francis to visit Israel in March 2014

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Pope Francis to visit Israel in March 2014

By Bonnie K. Goodman

With a lingering invitation from Israeli President Shimon Peres from April and other Israeli officials, Pope Francis is now set to make his first visit as Pope to Israel in March 2014. Israel’s Channel 2 news reported on…READ MORE