Jim Philips, a senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at The Heritage Foundation, said “there is a chance” that the new administration’s early efforts to distance itself from Saudi Arabia “could give Israel additional influence because Riyadh may seek to stave off further criticisms from Washington by underscoring its warming ties with Jerusalem.”

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Following the exodus of Jews from Morocco, their institutions closed and anti-Jewish propaganda increased. Today, the Jewish population there stands at a paltry 2,000 compared to 1 million Moroccan Jews in Israel who will now get the chance to build new communal bridges.

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The pandemic has forced Hillel to rethink its programming and the services it offers both to adapt to the new reality of remote learning and to provide for the well-being, both physically and mentally, of the young adults it serves. It hopes to carry lessons from the pandemic forward when life returns to normal.

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