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Mixed city of Arabs and Jews remains on edge after violence

By Ilan Ben Zion, David Goldman — June 8, 2021
LOD, Israel (AP) — The roots of the recent upheavals that racked Israel’s mixed Jewish-Arab cities during the war have not been addressed, leaving those communities on edge.
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Hat store owner apologizes for the anti-vax yellow Star of David

By Mark Silk — May 31, 2021
(RNS) — She goes where Marjorie Taylor Greene didn't.

RNS News Quiz: Singing in church and atheists who watch Fox News

By Emily Churchill — May 29, 2021
(RNS) — Test your knowledge of the week's current events in the world of religion.

Younger Jews see no contradiction in speaking up for Palestinians

By Alejandra Molina — May 28, 2021
(RNS) — Younger American Jews are using social media to publicly question their relationship to Israel and Zionism in the wake of the violence that killed at least a dozen people in Israel and hundreds in Gaza.

US Jews rally for more support in combating antisemitism

By Yonat Shimron — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — The Anti-Defamation League reported a 75% increase in antisemitic attacks in the U.S. in the wake of the clashes in Israel and Gaza. American Jews want their elected representatives to take more action.

Health experts, faith leaders and White House target the ‘movable’ on vaccines

By Adelle M. Banks — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — ‘We would not be where we are without your help and we won’t be able to cross the finish line without you,’ said White House official Melissa Rogers.

Evangelical Christians must rethink their reflexive support for Israel

By Gregory Khalil — May 27, 2021
(RNS) — Four reasons evangelicals are reluctant to support equality for Palestinians and Israelis publicly.

American Jews and Muslim interfaith groups resume efforts after Gaza battles

By Joseph Hammond — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — Multiple faith leaders admitted such efforts were strained by the latest battles in the Holy Land.

Can American Muslims and Jews help bring peace to Israelis and Palestinians?

By Arthur Waskow, Daisy Khan — May 26, 2021
(RNS) — A joint Muslim-Jewish call for peace has been backed by more than 600 faith leaders.

One year after George Floyd’s murder, faith leaders continue the call for racial reckoning

By RNS staff — May 25, 2021
(RNS) — Clergy were often front and center in the year’s racial justice protests, and their clarion call not only to politicians but also to religious leaders sparked a racial reckoning within churches, synagogues and mosques.

Arab woman gets kidney from Jewish man killed in Israel riot

By Isaac Scharf — May 25, 2021
JERUSALEM (AP) — Randa Aweis, a 58-year-old mother of six, got one of Yigal Yehoshua’s kidneys after the 56-year-old man was killed in street violence in Lod.

Arrest made in suspected antisemitic attack in LA as Jewish community remains on edge

By Alejandra Molina — May 24, 2021
LOS ANGELES (RNS) — Xavier Pabon, 30, was taken into custody around 10:15 p.m. Friday (May 21) and was released on $275,000 bond early Sunday, according to jail records.

Happy 80th birthday, Bob Dylan!

By Jeffrey Salkin — May 24, 2021
(RNS) — The Dylan song we need. Right now.
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