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Parties canceled. Celebrations toned down. Hanukkah won’t be the same this year.

Hanukkah, a joyous Jewish holiday, which in the United States has often tried to rival Christmas in buoyancy if not glamour, will not be the same this year. With the Israeli military in the midst of a destructive showdown in its war with Hamas, few are in the mood to celebrate the holiday that begins at sundown Thursday.

UN Women, Caving to Pressure, Condemns Hamas

Bowing to weeks of mounting global pressure, UN Women released a statement “unequivocally” condemning “the brutal attacks by Hamas on Israel” and calling “for all accounts of gender-based violence to be duly investigated and prosecuted.”

Protests Suggest Split Among US Jews on War, but Support for Israel is High

Younger Jews are less supportive of US policies toward Israel, but a majority still support Biden’s handling of the Israel-Hamas war.

New Pro-Palestine Coalition Organizes ‘Cease-Fire Now’ Protest for Nov. 19

The Inland Northwest Coalition for the Liberation of Palestine (INWCLP) will hold a peaceful protest calling for a cease-fire on Sunday, Nov. 19, at 1 p.m. in Riverfront Park.

Family-Friendly Protest for Ceasefire in Gaza Gives Children Agency to Challenge Injustice

In solidarity with a national family day of action to call for a ceasefire, a group of parents, children and grandparents added their voices Sunday afternoon in Grant Park in a family-friendly and children-centric protest.

FāVS News: The Struggles Behind Serving as a Platform for Different Voices

We, at FāVS News, have a responsibility to inform the public about news happening in the Inland Northwest. Ignoring news we don’t like doesn’t mean that news goes away. Reporting on news doesn’t mean we endorse what we’re writing about.

Spokane Fundraiser Brings Jewish, Palestinian Cuisine Together for Peace

Jewish and Palestinian food was on the menu Sunday at Feast World Kitchen in downtown Spokane to raise money for The Parents Circle, a joint Israeli-Palestinian organization that works to promote dialogue, tolerance, reconciliation and peace.

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