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Israeli soldiers seen near IDF tanks stationed near the Israeli Gaza border on March 26, 2019. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

IDF tanks strike Hamas positions in response to continued rocket fire

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Israeli tanks struck Hamas military positions in the Gaza Strip on Wednesday in response to the firing of a rocket into Israeli territory on Tuesday night, the Israeli military said in a statement. The rocket,...
Police at a temporary roadblock outside Jerusalem on Jan.19, 2021, during Israel's third nationwide lockdown. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Israel extends lockdown until Jan. 31 amid rising COVID-19 infection

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The Israeli Cabinet voted on Tuesday to extend the country’s current coronavirus lockdown for an additional 10 days, until Jan. 31, and impose tighter restrictions on travelers entering the country, the Prime Minister’s Office...
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Florida State University student senate to vote on BDS resolution

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Florida State University’s student senate is scheduled to vote on a resolution on Wednesday that calls on the university to divest from companies that do business in Israel. The BDS resolution calls on “FSU trustees to review...
MilkStrip is a biotech and wellness company that provides real-time breast-milk decision support at home, informing new mothers about the freshness and nutrition of human milk. Credit: Courtesy.

In Israel, women ‘juggle it all’ with motherhood, degrees, even high-tech startups

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Mastercard’s Index of Women Entrepreneurs announced last month that Israel is ranked as the best country for female entrepreneurs in 2020, rising from fourth place in 2019, with the United States, Switzerland and New...
American Jewish reggae singer, rapper, beatboxer and alternative-rock musicianMatisyahu, Dec. 15, 2019. Credit: Kats Cadenza/Katherine Barner via Wikimedia Commons.

Spanish court dismisses charges against anti-Israel group that held up concert

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A Spanish court has dismissed charges of anti-Semitism against an anti-Israel group that temporarily forced the cancellation of a Matisyahu concert almost six years ago. On Jan. 11, the provisional court in Valencia acquitted eight...
Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) delivering a speech at the American Muslims for Palestine convention in Chicago on Nov. 30, 2019. Credit: American Muslims for Palestine.

Tlaib calls Israel ‘racist’ for not offering COVID vaccines in Palestinian territories

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) accused Israel of being “racist” for not distributing coronavirus vaccines to the Palestinian territories, despite the fact that the West Bank is under the control of the Palestinian Authority, and...
Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, 2019. Credit: U.S. Senate Photographic Studio via Wikimedia Commons.

Cruz: ‘Biden’s policy on Iran could pose existential threat to Israel’

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As the United States enters the Biden era, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) warns that the relationship between Washington and Jerusalem is poised to become particularly fragile, mainly because he believes the policies the new...
A woman holds up a sign against anti-Semitism at a rally in New York City on Sept. 22, 2019. Photo by Rhonda Hodas Hack.

Progressive Jewish groups seek to undermine adoption of universal anti-Semitism definition

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As the Biden administration prepares to take on major international issues of the day, a debate has emerged within the American Jewish community over whether the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism...
Kaveh Afrasiabi. Source: Screenshot.

US charges political scientist for acting as unregistered agent of Iranian government

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A political scientist has been charged with acting and conspiring to act as an unregistered agent of the Iranian government. A criminal complaint charging Kaveh Lotfolah Afrasiabi, also known as Lotfolah Kaveh Afrasiabi, was unsealed on...
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Study: Green Mediterranean diet lessens liver fat, cuts non-alcoholic liver disease by half

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A green Mediterranean (MED) diet reduces intrahepatic fat more than other healthy diets and cuts non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in half, according to a long-term clinical intervention trial led by Ben-Gurion University of...