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Sudan will normalize ties with Israel

By Ron Kampeas

WASHINGTON (JTA) – Sudan will become the third Arab country in the past two months to normalize ties with Israel, continuing the trend of Arab states’ willingness to advance ties with the Jewish state even without a peace agreement with the Palestinians.

U.S. President D…

Study notes large decline in Europe’s Jewish population

The proportion of Jews living in Europe is as low as it was 1,000 years ago. And the future there doesn’t look bright.

By Cnaan Liphshiz

AMSTERDAM (JTA) – Jews’ share of the population of Europe is as low now as it was 1,000 years ago and is declining even further, according to a lan…

Poll finds American Jews set to vote overwhelmingly for Joe Biden

By Ron Kampeas

(JTA) – Jewish voters are set to vote 75 per cent to 22 per cent for Joe Biden, according to a poll by the American Jewish Committee (AJC).

The poll released Monday shows the Democratic U.S. presidential nominee expanding his support among Jewish voters from a 67-30 split …

Following Facebook, Twitter bans Holocaust denial

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Twitter will now ban posts that deny the Holocaust.

Bloomberg News reported last week that a Twitter spokesperson said posts that “deny or distort” violent events including the Holocaust would be banned.

Twitter was the second major social media network to ban H…

Facebook will now ban Holocaust denial, in a major shift

By Ben Sales

(JTA) – Facebook announced that it will now ban any posts that deny or distort the Holocaust, a landmark change from its previous policy.

For years, Facebook and its CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, had defended Holocaust denial as a misguided but legitimate form of expression. In 2018…