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UNRWA transparency

UNRWA has issued its annual report in which it shows that it received $1.2 billion from donor governments and NGO’s/ https://www.unrwa.org/sites/default/files/overall_donor_ranking.pdf Liad Yitzhak, a researcher from the Center for Near East Policy Research, We asked each...

Considerable Shared DNA Between Ashkenazi and Sephardic Populations

Many Eastern Europeans refer to their families as part Sephardic.  Alexander Beider dismisses their claim in a Forward article without any citation or input from historians or geneticists.  It’s also a bit insulting to...
The icy relationship between President Barack Obama (left) and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu—pictured here during September’s funeral for Israeli statesman Shimon Peres—grew colder after the Obama administration refused to veto a resolution against Israeli settlements at the United Nations Dec. 23. Credit: Emil Salman/POOL.

Israelis shrug as America intervenes in their election

When U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo arrives in Israel this week, it won’t be interpreted as just another routine stop as America’s chief diplomat seeks to reaffirm ties with an ally or to...

Book Review: ‘kaddish.com’ by Nathan Englander

As a young man, Larry, bridles at having to sit shiva for his father and absolutely refuses to say kaddish for him for the year after his death. Instead, he arranged for someone in Jerusalem, whom...
Aerial view of Tengani, Nsanje, Malawi, affected by floods due to the incessant rains from March 5 to March 9, 2019. Credit: U.N. News.

IsraAID sending response team to Mozambique after devastating cyclone, flooding

The Israeli humanitarian-aid organization IsraAID announced on Wednesday that it is planning to send a response team to Mozambique this week after the African country was hit by Cyclone Idai on March 14 after days...
Turning Point USA's Charlie Bar speaking at an event hosted by Im Tirtzu at a Jerusalem bar. Credit: Josh Hasten.

Conservative activist Charlie Kirk speaks of ‘eye-opening’ stint in Israel

“The Western media has become so good at lying about this country,” says Charlie Kirk, founder of the Conservative “Turning Point USA” organization, referring to Israel as he addressed a standing-room only crowd in...
A fragment of a clay jar decorated with a human face dating back to the Persian era (fourth to fifth century C.E.) was discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park’s Givati ​​parking-lot excavation. Credit: Eliyahu Yanai/City of David, Jerusalem.

Fragment of Persian-era clay jar depicting human face discovered in Jerusalem

A fragment of a clay jar decorated with a human face dating back to the Persian era (fourth yo fifth century C.E.) has been discovered in Jerusalem’s City of David National Park’s Givati ​​parking...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon meets with 28 European Union U.N. ambassadors in New York to discuss the intensification of of anti-Semitism in Europe, March 19, 2019. Courtesy: Mission of Israel to the U.N.

Danon to ambassadors at UN: ‘Fight against anti-Semitism a struggle for future of Europe’

Amid the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and the rest of the world, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon met in New York City on Tuesday with ambassadors from the European Union...
Israel Defense Forces' soldiers on the hunt for the suspected terrorist behind the March 17, 2019 terrorist attack outside of Ariel that led to the deaths of an IDF soldier and an a rabbi and father of 12. Credit: IDF Spokesperson Unit.

Israeli forces kill shooter of IDF soldier, rabbi near Ariel

Israeli special units on Tuesday shot dead a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and killing 19-year-old Sgt. Gal Keidan, stealing his gun, and using it to fire at Israeli soldier Alexander Dvorsky and Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger outside...
Palestinians prepare balloons that will be attached to flammable material during clashes with Israeli security forces on the Gaza-Israeli border on Aug. 10, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

IDF aircraft strikes groups of Gazans launching incendiary balloons towards border

Israeli military aircraft shot two groups of Palestinians who launched incendiary balloons from the Gaza Strip on Tuesday, announced the Israel Defense Forces. This comes days after the IDF retaliated, hitting dozens of “terror sites” in...

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