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Teimour Radjabov after winning the final match of the Champions Chess Tour Airthings Masters online tournament on Jan. 3, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Azeri Jewish grandmaster Teimour Radjabov wins chess championship and $60,000

Azeri-Jewish chess grandmaster Teimour Radjabov, 33, became emotional following his victory on Sunday in the final match of the Champions Chess Tour Airthings Masters online tournament, winning the $60,000 grand prize. His opponent in the...
Blue and White Party Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh. Credit: Courtesy.

MK Michal Cotler-Wunsh: Prompting a paradigm shift between Israel and the Diaspora

Michal Cotler-Wunsh is an Israeli-Canadian member of Knesset currently serving within the Blue and White Party, though just announced that she will not run with Blue and White in the upcoming elections—Israel’s fourth round...
David Stanley from Nanaimo, Canada, CC BY 2.0

Triangular Friendship: USA, Morocco and Israel

The U.S. decision to recognize the Moroccan Sahara was not expressed through a statement or a communiqué, but by a presidential proclamation (decree). It is a strong political and legal act. Very much like...
Photo: Magharebia, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A look back at the ‘Arab Spring,’ 10 years later

It’s hard to believe that this week will have been a decade since Mohamed Bouazizi, a Tunisian fruit vendor, set himself ablaze on Jan. 4, 2011, setting off what has come to be known...
Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar, March 25, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Senior Hamas official recalls how Qassem Soleimani gave him $22 million in suitcases

Senior Hamas official Mahmoud al-Zahar said in a recent interview that soon after his first meeting with Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Quds Force commander wound up giving him $22...
The Hemicycle of the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, during a plenary session, Feb. 5, 2014. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

France gives $10 million to pro-BDS Palestinian group

France’s government has given roughly $10 million to a Palestinian group that supports boycotting Israel, despite the fact that in the country, promoting BDS is illegal. The French Development Agency, or AFD, which focuses on...
Esther Horgen, 52, was killed in a suspected terror attack in Samaria on Dec. 21, 2020. Source: Facebook.

Suspect in Esther Horgen murder identified as Muhammad Cabha

Israel’s Security Agency, the Shin Bet, cleared for publication on Monday the identity of the suspect in the murder of 52-year-old Esther Horgen, whose body was discovered in a Judea and Samaria forest on Dec. 20. Muhammad...

Iran marks anniversary of Soleimani assassination with a song in Farsi, Hebrew and Arabic

In honor of the one-year anniversary of the assassination in Baghdad of Iran’s Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani and militia leader Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, Iran’s Channel 1 TV aired Farsi-Arabic-Hebrew song titled, “The...
Tel Aviv University professor Karen Avraham and MD-PhD student Shahar Taiber. Photo courtesy of Tel Aviv University.

TAU team develops new gene therapy for deafness

Delivering healthy genetic material into the inner ear cells of mice with a genetic defect that causes deafness enables the cells to function normally, according to a new study from Tel Aviv University (TAU). The...
Iran’s Fordow fuel-enrichment plant. Source: Screenshot.

Iran to boost uranium enrichment to 20 percent ‘as soon as possible’

Iran announced on Saturday that it intends to enrich uranium up to 20 percent at its underground nuclear facility at Fordow, in accordance with a law passed in November by the Iranian parliament. “We are like soldiers,...