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Florida federation sends $30,000 to help Ethiopian Jews awaiting immigration

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Florida’s Jewish Federation of Broward County has donated $32,800 to help provide medical care, food and clean water to Jews in Ethiopia awaiting to make aliyah and resettle in Israel. The funds will help support the efforts...
Religious Jews inm Jerusalem on Nov. 24, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Study predicts nearly 25 percent of Israelis ultra-Orthodox by 2050

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Nearly one-quarter of Israelis will be ultra-Orthodox by 2050, said a government economic body report, according to a media report published on Wednesday. According to Haaretz, the study’s findings will guide government planning in the coming...
Rabbi Joe Schwartz. Credit: Courtesy.

Jewish Agency for Israel names new director of educational innovation

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The Jewish Agency for Israel has named Rabbi Joe Schwartz as its new director of educational innovation and of Makom: The Israeli Education Lab, the organization’s central resource for educating and empowering professionals to...
Text on poster (right): “Palestine: The entire land is ours, from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River.” Credit: Facebook page of the Kafr Qaddum High School for Girls in Qalqilya, Nov. 17, 2021, via PMW.

PA minister of education to kids: ‘The entire land is ours’

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The Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education posted images on its Facebook page earlier this month showing several maps of “Palestine” that erase the State of Israel. According to a report by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), while participating...
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Credit: Grabowski Foto/Shutterstock.

Israeli envoy to return to Poland after several months, cites contact from Warsaw

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Israel’s Foreign Ministry announced on Wednesday it would return the country’s chargé d’affaires to Poland following “signals” from Warsaw that it was seeking reconciliation. Tal Ben-Ari Yaalon was recalled by the ministry in August for...
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi delivers his opening remarks to the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on March 9, 2020. Credit: D. Calma/IAEA.

IAEA chief returns from Tehran citing ‘lack of agreement’ with Iranian officials over monitoring...

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United Nations nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi returned from Tehran with a pessimistic conclusion about his ability to make progress with Iranian officials over outstanding monitoring issues of nuclear sites, AFP reported on Wednesday. According to the...
Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military festival organized by Hamas to honor the dead Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, on October 4, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Latest Hamas terror infrastructure ‘the most dangerous in recent years’

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The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former Israel Defense...
Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror (right) along with former Mossad head Tamir Pardo and former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin speaking at a panel discussion at Reichman University in Herzliya during the Institute for Policy and Strategy’s “Security and Policy” conference. Source: Screenshot.

‘The world won’t lift a finger’ against Iran, former Israeli national security official says

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As world powers prepare to reconvene in Vienna for renewed nuclear talks with Iran, former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror said on Tuesday that “without a military threat and pressure on Iran, nothing...
Husain Haqqani — an academic and journalist who served as Pakistan’s U.S. envoy from 2008-2011. Credit: by Ian Wagreich /Ian Wagreich Photography.

Former Pakistani envoy unpacks the new jihad, America’s strategic shortcomings

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A former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. has highlighted the failure of the American foreign policy community’s long-term strategic thinking compared to its adversaries. In a speech delivered Nov. 15 to scholars at the Association...
Belgian Federal Parliament, Brussels, June 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Belgium to label Israeli products from Judea and Samaria

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Belgium announced on Wednesday plans to label Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria, citing Brussel’s desire “to ensure human rights in the West Bank.” The European Union in 2015 instructed all member states to...