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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin spoke against using the Holocaust as the only lens through which to understand Jewish history, warning that such an approach could damage Israel’s relations with the world community. “We need to ask ourselves: Whether, when we are involved only in preventing a Shoah, are we capable of most effectively meeting the various challenges that face us?”...
There are very few athletes that ever get the feeling of competing in the red, white and blue with “USA” across your chest. Rising junior Nicole Piercy of the University of Richmond Swimming & Diving team will be one of those elite groups after being named to the Maccabi USA squad for the 20th World Maccabiah Games this summer in...
A recent small miracle was almost completely ignored by media: thousands of Jewish, Muslim and Christian women walked through Israel, together, demanding peace. Recently, alongside Israeli singer Yael Deckelbaum, they released the song “Prayer of the Mothers,” in which these women of the three Abrahamic religions claim peace is not only possible but, first and foremost, a duty. They have been brought...
Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman on Thursday called on Israelis to stop reading the Haaretz daily newspaper, railing at the left-leaning newspaper for an opinion piece that called Israel’s national religious community more dangerous than the terror group Hezbollah. The column by Yossi Klein (Hebrew) in Wednesday’s edition of Haaretz accused Israel’s national religious community, usually characterized by its hawkish views...
President Donald Trump is seeking “a conflict-ending settlement” for Israelis and Palestinians, his spokesman said ahead of Trump’s meeting with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. The statement Wednesday by Sean Spicer, who was confirming the May 3 visit, is an indication that Trump is determined to extract a deal from the sides. “They will use the visit to reaffirm the commitment...
In the early 1960s, a Bulgarian-born scientist named Raphael Mechoulam was caught carrying five kilograms of, as he called it, “superb, smuggled Lebanese hashish” on a bus from Tel Aviv to Rehovot. But he wasn’t planning on smoking the stuff—or even making potzah brei. Mechoulam was a fledging researcher keen on exploring the science behind cannabis, a stigmatized plant whose specific...
A record number of Jews - approximately 1,600 - visited the Temple Mount in Jerusalem during the seven-day Passover holiday this year, breaking last year’s record of 1,015 during the same time, according to non-profit organization Yirah. Additionally, a record number of Jewish visits to the Temple Mount in a single day – 495 – also occurred during the Passover...

IDF Raids Village of Car-Ramming Terrorist

IDF soldiers overnight Wednesday raided the Binyamin region village of Silwad, the home village of the terrorist who ran down and killed soldier Elchai Taharlev, Hy”d, in a car ramming attack last week. Several vehicles were seized, along with NIS 85,000 which was to be used for terror purposes. Last week, IDF soldiers overnight arrested the brother of the terrorist, and...
Haaretz newspaper became the focus of widespread criticism for publishing an ope-ed article on Wednesday that called religious Zionists, “more than drivers in car-ramming attacks”. Yossi Klein, a regular contributor to Haaretz, wrote: “The national religious are dangerous. More dangerous than Hezbollah, more than drivers in car-ramming attacks or kids with scissors. The Arabs can be killed, but they cannot. What...
Despite being in the middle of the Passover Holiday, a special preview screening of Joseph Cedar’s latest film, Norman: The Moderate Rise and Tragic Fall of a New York Fixer at JCC Manhattan brought out a packed house. Cedar was at the screening to introduce the film along with one of the stars, Lior Ashkenazi. As the crowd gathered,...

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