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👊 Social Media War: Members of the Trump campaign are leading an attack on Twitter’s Yoel Roth after the company applied a fact-checking label to one of the president’s tweets — despite the fact that he is not responsible for the decision. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg criticized Twitter on Wednesday for fact-checking Trump.

👨‍💼 Back in the Spotlight: Former Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversaw the Robert Mueller inquiry while in the Trump administration, is expected to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee next week.

💣 Pushing Ahead: The White House is preparing another weapons sale package to Saudi Arabia following the firing of State Department inspector general Steve Linick, who was investigating a large weapons sale to Riyadh.

✈️ Top Secret: Israeli doctors reportedly rushed on a covert flight to Sudan to try and save the life of diplomat Najwa Gadaheldam, who managed secret diplomatic ties between the nations, but she died of coronavirus shortly after the Israelis arrived. 

🗺️ Not a Fan:Former Defense Minister Naftali Bennett, now a member of the opposition, said Trump’s peace plan as it stands is not good for Israel. 

🛡️ Balfour Declaration:Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s blistering attack on Israel’s justice system is highlighting a growing divide within Israeli society. 

🎤 Speaking His Mind:U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said during an appearance at the Haaretz Judaism Conference that Jewish illiteracy is the “greatest threat of all” to Diaspora Jewry. 

🤝 Hand in Hand: JINSA’s Michael Makovsky and Charles Perkins explain the benefit of having Israel as a trusted ally — as the U.S. is racing to find a COVID-19 vaccine — amid tension with China. 

🛫 Open Skies: Israel is hoping to reintroduce quarantine-free travel with Australia by December as part of a travel bubble with countries with low coronavirus rates.

🏫 School Funds: Education Secretary Betsy DeVos said she will force public schools to share coronavirus rescue funding with private schools in their districts.

🏪 Talk of the City: Several businesses in the Borough Park neighborhood of Brooklyn are defying the city’s shutdown orders and reopening. 

👨🏻‍⚖️ Delaying Matters: White Plains Federal Judge Cathy Seibel slammed the Bureau of Prisons for failing to provide mental health treatment to accused Hanukkah attacker Grafton Thomas so that he can stand trial. 

💲 Tuning In: Silicon Valley billionaires, including Reid Hoffman, Laurene Powell Jobs, Dustin Moskovitz and Eric Schmidt are spending millions to help Joe Biden close the large digital campaign gap with Trump.

🖼️ Talk of the Town: The Museum of Jewish Montreal has been ordered out of its building by the new landlord.

📈 Across the Sea: Antisemitic incidents in Germany rose 13% in 2019 compared to a year earlier. 

👩 Transition: Katie Miller, returning to work after recovering from COVID-19, has been promoted to the position of communications director for Vice President Mike Pence. 

🥙 Shwarma To Go: Wise Sons is launching a delivery-only Mediterranean-themed Jewish restaurant in San Francisco named Lev. 

🕯️Remembering: Larry Kramer, a writer and prominent AIDS activist, died at age 84. Elizabeth Fulop, the grandmother of Jersey City Mayor Steve Fulop, died at age 95 from coronavirus complications. 

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