Israel to send team to Moscow as Russia threatens to shutter Jewish Agency offices
July 22, 2022 — Lapid says interministerial delegation will head to Russia next week to ensure that organization’s ‘important work’ helping Jews immigrate is not impeded
Russian state media: Moscow moves to ‘dissolve’ Jewish Agency operations
July 21, 2022 — Justice Ministry files court appeal to shutter organization; move seen as apparent retaliation for Israel’s support for Ukraine
Israeli ambassador reinstated in Poland a year after bitter diplomatic spat
July 13, 2022 — ‘Time to return to normal relations’: Polish president says envoy to Jerusalem will be dispatched in coming days, after countries locked horns over Holocaust legislation
Israelis fear Russia may halt Jewish immigration
July 12, 2022 — Immigration activist says Jewish Agency should expedite existing requests immediately before Russian government acts after demanding to receive information on Jews requesting to immigrate
Israel's Ambassador attends Japan service for Shinzo Abe
July 12, 2022 — Israel’s ambassador to Japan, Gilad Cohen, today attended a funeral service in memory of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who was assassinated by an assassin last Friday.
Dutch airline 'wipes' Israel off the map
July 11, 2022 — During check-in, Israelis traveling from Paris to Tel Aviv, discover that Dutch airline Transavia does not have Israel on its list of countries, but does include Palestine.
Far Left French MP ‘Antisemitic’ Attack on PM Borne
July 8, 2022 — A far-left French parliamentarian has been roundly condemned by opponents who alleged she made an antisemitic comment during a rhetorical attack on the country’s new prime minister.
Israeli leaders express shock at assassination of ex-Japanese PM Shinzo Abe
July 8, 2022 — Lapid laments ‘heinous murder’ of ‘true friend of Israel,’ while Herzog lauds Abe as ‘one of Japan’s most preeminent leaders’ and Netanyahu recalls their ‘brave friendship’
Florida mayor receives threatening antisemitic email
July 7, 2022 — Email tells Venice mayor to kill himself and demands that Jews leave Florida.
Lapid to head to Paris for meeting with Macron
July 6, 2022 — On his first official visit since being appointed, prime minister to discuss Iran deal and express Israel’s concerns; Joining PM on trip are National Security Adviser Eyal Hulata, Military Secretary Avi Gil and close advisers
Synagogue staffer, Mexican grandfather among 6 shot dead in Chicago’s Highland Park
July 5, 2022 — North Shore Congregation Israel identifies Jacki Sundheim as one of the victims; Nicholas Toledo, 78, had been visiting family from Mexico; 4 other fatalities yet to be identified
Biden congratulates new PM Lapid, thanks Bennett for ‘friendship over the past year’
July 1, 2022 — Issuing tweet the same minute that Lapid becomes premier, US president says he’s looking forward to seeing Lapid and Bennett on visit this month