Groups welcome Israel’s next president; Herzog brings ‘deep understanding of world Jewry’ : Canada Morning Post News

Isaac Herzog, 60, was elected by a secret ballot in the Israeli Knesset on June 2 with 87 votes of the body’s 120 members. He defeated Miriam Peretz, a social activist and former Israel Prize winner.

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In virtual White House meetings, Jewish leaders urge Biden to fill key positions on anti-Semitism : Canada Morning Post News

“We also talked about more resources for security, both through the Department of Homeland Security and through the Justice Department,” said Nathan Diament, executive director of the Orthodox Union Advocacy Center.

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Jewish groups plan ‘Day of Action’ against anti-Semitism : Canada Morning Post News

During the two weeks Hamas was battling Israel, anti-Semitic activity rose more than 60 percent than in the previous two weeks, including attacks on individual Jews, vandalism of synagogues and harassment.

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Jewish organizations write letter to Biden urging actions to combat anti-Semitism : Canada Morning Post News

They fear the recent conflict has been used to amplify anti-Semitic rhetoric and embolden those looking to attack Jews.

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Most American Jewish groups express solidarity with Israel, some lay blame on it for chaos : Canada Morning Post News

Rabbi Josh Weinberg: “Israel does not want to enter Gaza, nor does it want to punish innocent Palestinians. It does, however, have an obligation to protect its citizens and must eradicate the sources of rocket fire from deep within the most densely populated area in the world.”

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