February 28, 2020
Register for a special briefing analyzing the results of Monday's election in Israel on Monday March 3rd at 3:00 PM ET with Tal Shalev, Senior Diplomatic Correspondent for Walla! News
Every rocket attack takes a toll,’ says Israeli resident in south
Adele Raemer of the southern Israeli Kibbutz Nirim, who documents life under Gaza rocket fire on her Facebook page ‘Life on the border with Gaza – things people may not know (but should)’, spoke with i24NEWS about living on the border.

JAFI at 90
Take a look back at some of the highlights of the work of the Jewish Agency in the past ten years. Here's to the next 10 decades and beyond, moving forward together.
The real story behind Al Pacino’s new series 'Hunters'
The show, an over-the-top fictionalization which stars a gaggle of Jewish stars, boasts an aesthetic that’s more comic book than history book, but its stories and plotlines are based on quite a few true events.
Producing Water from the Air?

Researchers at Israel's Technion - Israel Institute of Technology have developed a standalone system that does exactly that. This new technology can provide water to even the smallest and most isolated communities!

40 new Ethiopian immigrants arrive in Israel

40 new immigrants were reunited with relatives in Israel. They are part of the Falash Mura community, which claim links to descendants of Jews who converted to Christianity generations ago under duress but now seek a return to Judaism.
More than 50 American JCCs receive emailed bomb threats
None have been found to be credible, though local law enforcement agencies have been notified. Officials do not know who sent the threats.
Israeli Cycling Team Competes in United Arab Emirates Race
The “Israel Start-Up Nation” cycling team is one of 19 teams competing this year in the Middle East’s largest professional cycling event.
Israeli surgeons help young burn victims in Haiti
An Israeli team from Sheba Medical Center partnered with NJ-based Burn Advocates Network to train healthcare professionals in Hispaniola to alleviate pain, lack of mobility caused by scarring
Austrian Parliament condemns BDS movement as antisemitic
Austria’s national parliament has unanimously passed a resolution condemning the BDS movement as antisemitic, and urging that the anti-Israel movement not be supported.
What issues do you care most about? What priorities should our community focus on? CIJA is inviting you to share your views through an online grassroots community survey. The feedback received will shape advocacy priorities for 2020.
Join the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement
Combat Anti-Semitism (CAS) is a non-partisan, global grassroots movement of individuals and organizations, across all religions and faiths, united around the goal of ending antisemitism.
CIJA and our partners at Montreal's Federation CIJA are asking for your help to let the Mayor of Montreal know that you want City Council to reverse its decision to develop its own definition of antisemitism and adopt the IHRA definition.

Click here to join us in calling Ontario MPPs to support the Combating Antisemitism Act. Bill 168 provides an internationally accepted definition which empowers government and civil society to tackle growing antisemitism and anti-zionism.
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