Stand With Us was founded in 2001 in response to the misinformation that surrounds the Middle East conflict, and the inappropriate often anti-Semitic language used about Israel and/or the Jewish people worldwide. StandWithUs has offices and chapters around the world and is dedicated to empowering Israel supporters with a wide variety of materials, resources and tools in order to be able to effectively combat the growing anti-Israel campaigns and speakers.
As communities in the region of Baton Rouge in Louisiana try to deal with the consequences of flooding that some have called the worst natural disaster in the United States since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, Jewish organizations and individuals are providing assistance.
Meteorologists say that some 6.9 trillion gallons of rain poured over Louisiana between August 8 and 14, and that 13 people were killed. The Red Cross has estimated the cost of the flood at $30m.
Our thoughts and prayers going out to the victims and their families in Louisiana!
"We have discovered how the cancer spreads to distant organs and found ways to stop the process before the metastatic stage," says Tel Aviv University researcher Dr. Carmit Levy • Researchers identify two substances that may become anti-melanoma drugs.
"The families who receive money from the prisoners’ fund are paid based on a sliding scale. The families of prisoners who spend five years or less in jail receive $350 per month. The amount goes up by $131 if the prisoner is married. If the prisoner has children, each child increases the monthly payment by $52.
For individuals who have been in prison between five and 10 years, the “base” amount goes up to $1,312 per month per family, and for people who been in jail for 30 years, all the way up to $2,624."
NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio has a message to his fellow progressives: rejecting the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a progressive cause.
Taking pride in serving as mayor of the city with the largest Jewish population of any city in the world, de Blasio said that defending Israel as a progressive “is a matter of being consistent with progressive values” and “an understanding that we must always learn the painful lessons of history and do something about it.”