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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's arraignment hearing at the Jerusalem District Court on May 24, 2020. Photo by Amit Shabi/POOL.

Jerusalem District court schedules next Netanyahu hearing for April 5

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The Jerusalem District Court said on Monday that it would start hearing witnesses in the corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 5, after the March 23 general election. Netanyahu, the first...
Israeli children dressed in costume arrive at school in Sderot ahead of the Purim holiday, Feb. 24, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Cabinet approves Purim curfew to head off COVID-19 outbreak

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Israel’s Cabinet on Tuesday approved a nighttime curfew for the Purim holiday weekend in an attempt to forestall a spike in COVID-19 infections due to parties and gatherings. Starting Thursday night, the eve of...
Linda Thomas-Greenfield speaking on Aug. 3, 2016. Credit: Tim Brown/U.S. State Department.

Senate confirms Linda Thomas-Greenfield as next US ambassador to UN

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The U.S. Senate confirmed Linda Thomas-Greenfield on Tuesday as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations. The final vote was 78-20. The 35-year veteran diplomat and Louisiana native will arrive in the backdrop of U.S. President Joe...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

AJC, National Association of Attorneys General to hold training session on anti-Semitism

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The American Jewish Committee and the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) will partner for a virtual training session on Wednesday about combating anti-Semitism in the United States. The AJC-led session, titled “The People v. Hate:...
The Hohe Weide Synagogue in Hamburg, Germany. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Hamburg public prosecutor blames mental illness for attack on Jewish student

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The American Jewish Committee is demanding the Hamburg public prosecutor’s office to reconsider its ruling that an anti-Semitic attack on a German Jewish student was due to mental illness. Last October, a 26-year-old German Jewish student wearing...
A bioprinted ribeye steak. Credit: Credit: Aleph Farms/Technion‒Israel Institue of Technology.

It’s 3D, it’s a printer … it’s a steak! Aleph Farms, Technion join forces...

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With its research partner at the Faculty of Biomedical Engineering at the Technion‒Israel Institute of Technology, Aleph Farms has cultivated the world’s first slaughter-free ribeye steak, using 3D-bioprinting technology and natural building blocks of meat: real cow...
A Tufts University sign at the intersection of College Avenue and Professors Row on Nov. 4, 2015. Photo by Alonso Nichols/Tufts University.

Following ‘incessant anti-Semitic harassment,’ Tufts student calls on university to intervene

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A Jewish student at Tufts University who claims that he has been the subject months-long campaign of anti-Semitic intimidation, harassment and discrimination is calling on the university to intervene. Max Price, a junior who is...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at a memorial ceremony for Joseph Trumpeldor in Tel Hai, in northern Israel, on Feb. 23, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

At Zionist hero’s memorial, Netanyahu invokes Purim to threaten Iran

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday issued a warning to the regime in Tehran ahead of Passover, the holiday that marks the Jewish people’s rescue from annihilation at the hands of Haman in...
Workers inject liquid grouting into stones of the Western Wall that need strengthening in February of 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Western Wall stones get ‘injection’ before Passover

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While Israelis are getting vaccinated against COVID-19, the stones of the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City are receiving their own injections, with syringes surprisingly similar to those used in the medical world. Every six...
Eco Wave Power technology in action. Credit: Eco Wave Power.

Israeli-Swedish ocean-wave energy producer wins UAE Global Innovation Award

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Swedish-Israeli wave energy developer Eco Wave Power (EWP) has won the public voting for the Global Innovation Award in the “Life Under Water” category at Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week for its solution to generate...