Blinken will ask Congress for $75 million aid to Palestinians

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced Tuesday that he will ask Congress for $75 million in aid to the Palestinians for 2021, the Jerusalem Post reports. Making his announcement after a meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, Blinken added that the US will also reopen its consulate in Jerusalem.

US saw 80% increase in antisemitic acts during recent Israel/Hamas war

A security organization has reported that there was an 80% increase in antisemitic incidents in the US during this month’s 11-day war between Israel and Hamas, the Times of Israel reports. The Secure Community Network, which advises Jewish communities on security issues, says one reason for the spike in the number of incidents it recorded was disinformation spread on social media.