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Yeshiva University officials, New York elected leaders, faculty, students and community members at the grand opening of the YU Innovation Lab, a partnership between New York and Israel, May 21, 2019. Credit: Yeshiva University.
eshiva University announced the grand opening of the YU Innovation Lab, a collaborative learning space focused on creating a hands-on entrepreneurial environment where Israeli-based startups can grow their U.S. market potential while leveraging YU’s community of students and faculty experts. In attendance at the May 21 opening were elected New York officials, university leadership, faculty, students and community members. Entrepreneurs from...
The text on this cartoon from the Palestinian Authority mouthpiece “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida," reads: “Trump urges 'thinking outside the box' of international legitimacy.” Source: “Al-Hayat Al-Jadida,” April 30, 2019.
In a recent article in the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam, titled “America and its Collusion in Crime,” Palestinian Authority Culture Minister Atef Abu Saif, a former Fatah spokesman, claimed that U.S. President Donald Trump, his senior advisers Jared Kushner and Jason Greenblatt, and U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman have shown complete and even deliberate ignorance about the historical facts pertaining...
Poway synagogue shooter John Earnest. Credit: Screenshot.
John Earnest, the 19-year-old man charged with shooting and killing congregant Lori Gilbert-Kaye, 60, and wounding three people, including senior Rabbi Yisroel Goldstein, at Chabad of Poway in Southern California during Shabbat-morning services on April 27, was indicted on 113 federal counts. He has also been charged for setting fire to a mosque in a nearby California town. Earnest has been charged...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo speaking to the Iranian American community in California on July 22, 2018. Screenshot: YouTube.
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will be meeting next week with the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, reported Jewish Insider on Tuesday. The Conference of Presidents is an umbrella organization consisting of groups, including the Zionist Organization of America, the Anti-Defamation League, the Jewish Council for Public Affairs and the Orthodox Union. The report did not specify the topics to be discussed,...
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer. Credit: Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer will be recognized for his public statements in defense of Israel by the American nonprofit organization Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) at a June 2 gala dinner in New York City. Each year at the gala the organization recognizes an individual who has contributed to speaking truthfully...
Rev. Al Sharpton speaking at the Reform movement’s Religious Action Center conference in Washington, D.C. on May 20, 2019. Credit: RAC.
Rev. Al Sharpton recalled on Monday that the widow of civil-rights leader Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. took him to task for his “cheap” rhetoric behind the 1991 riots in the Crown Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn, N.Y. Addressing the Religious Action Center’s Consultation on Conscience, the MSNBC host said that he should have “done more to heal, rather than harm.” Sharpton,...
View of the Yehudit Bridge and the Ayalon highway in Tel Aviv on Feb. 17, 2019. Photo by Adam Shuldman/Flash90.
In an article last week about refugees in the Gaza Strip yearning to return to their family homes, now located in Israel, Reuters misrepresented Tel Aviv as an Arab city prior to 1948. In the article, titled “Gaza fisherman clings to dream of return to Jaffa home,” author Nidal al-Mughrabi writes: “Mahmoud Al-Assi comes often to this blue bench. It...
Jared Kushner, senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, is interviewed by Sky News Arabia. Credit: Screenshot.
The Trump administration will roll out the first part of its highly anticipated Mideast peace plan between Israelis and Palestinians, dubbed the “deal of the century,” in late June at a conference in Bahrain to promote stimulating the economy in the Palestinian territories, announced the White House on Sunday. “The Palestinian people, along with all people in the Middle East,...
Facebook logo. Credit: www.shopcatalog.com via Flickr.
In a rather unusual move, Facebook has “removed hundreds of fake accounts, pages and groups” connected to the Tel Aviv-based firm Archimedes Group, which claims it can “change reality,” reported The Wall Street Journal. The social-media giant announced on Thursday that it eliminated “a network of 265 accounts, pages and groups, including 65 Facebook and four Instagram accounts, that posted content primarily pertaining to...
Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty for working as a “sleeper” agent for Hezbollah while living in the Bronx, helping the terrorist group plan attacks on New York City.
A former Uggs salesman has been found guilty for working as a “sleeper” agent for Hezbollah while living in the Bronx, assisting the terrorist group in planing attacks on New York City. Ali Kourani, 34, was found guilty on eight counts by a jury, which deliberated for less than day. The charges consisted of providing support to the U.S.-designated terrorist entity. Kourani, who was...

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