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Bernie Madoff. Source: Screenshot.

Notorious Ponzi-schemer Bernie Madoff dies at age 82

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Jewish Ponzi schemer and disgraced financier Bernie Madoff died on Wednesday at the Federal Medical Center in Butner, N.C., at the age of 82, his lawyer confirmed. His death was a result of natural causes and...
Leila Khaled. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Lawfare Project urges Zoom, UC Merced to cancel event featuring Palestinian terrorist

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The Lawfare Project is urging Zoom and the University of California, Merced, to cancel an upcoming event featuring Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled. The event, titled “Free Speech and Palestine,” is scheduled to take place on April 23...
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei attends the Great Conference of Basij members at Azadi stadium in Tehran, Iran, on Oct. 4, 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Khamenei dismisses proposals made during nuclear talks in Vienna

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei dismissed proposals made so far during indirect talks with the United States in Vienna on Wednesday. “The offers they provide are usually arrogant and humiliating, not worth looking at,” said...
Mehdi Hasan, host of MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show.” Source: Screenshot.

MSNBC host tweets libel about IDF sniper targeting Palestinian boy

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The host of MSNBC’s “The Mehdi Hasan Show” tweeted a libelous claim on Saturday about a supposed Israel Defense Forces sniper injuring a Palestinian boy, reported the media watchdog group CAMERA. Hasan retweeted a post by Palestinian activist Issa Amro...
Participants at the Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual Yom Hazikaron ceremony, which also honored the sinking of the “Egoz” ship in 1961, as well as terror victims and those injured or killed in anti-Semitic attacks worldwide, April 13, 2021. Credit: The Jewish Agency for Israel.

Yom Hazikaron ceremony pays tribute to 60th year since sinking of ‘Egoz’

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The Jewish Agency for Israel’s annual Yom Hazikaron ceremony—Israel’s Memorial Day—held on Wednesday honored a tragic event in Jewish history, as well as fallen soldiers, terror victims and those injured or killed in anti-Semitic...
Movie reels. Credit: Aleksanderdnp via Wikipedia.

Ahead of Israel Independence Day, Jerusalem Cinematheque releases rare historical videos

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The Jerusalem Cinematheque’s Israel Film Archive recently launched an innovative website featuring Israeli cinema through its generations. The new website, which includes 7,000 items, is accessible and free of charge in both Hebrew and English, the Cinematheque...
Jews pray in the compound in Nablus of Joseph's Tomb, believed to be the final resting place of the biblical patriarch, Dec. 28, 2010. Photo by Kobi Gideon/Flash90.

Pollard brings Torah scroll he commissioned while in jail to Joseph’s Tomb

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Convicted spy for Israel Jonathan Pollard on Monday night dedicated a Torah scroll that he brought to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus. He commissioned the writing of the Torah scroll 12 years ago, while he was...

Remembering my brother keeps him alive

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For me, every day is Yom Hazikaron. Since I lost my older brother, Ezra, to a terrorist attack on Nov. 19, 2015, not a day has gone by that I do not think about...
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Biden’s bad foreign-policy deals

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Because Barack Obama struck me as a clever fellow, I never understood why, when negotiating with despots, he failed to utilize the leverage available to him. For instance, he might have said to Russian President Vladimir...
The Military Rabbinate Choir sings a capella at a memorial service honoring fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and those from the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) units on Yom Hazikaron, April 13, 2021. Credit: Netzach Yehuda Association.

Memorial Day ceremony honors fallen Israeli soldiers from ‘haredi’ units

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A memorial service in honor of fallen Israel Defense Forces soldiers and those from the haredi (ultra-Orthodox) units, adapted for the religious community, was held at Jerusalem’s Shalva Hall on Tuesday night and broadcast online to...