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From left: Rahamim Madmoni, (left) the son of Shlomo Madmoni, who was slain during the 1939 Arab riots while attempting to rescue a Torah scroll and other synagogue property, with Shiloah public council head Gadi Bashari and Israeli Minister of Regional Cooperation Ofir Akunis.

First-ever memorial held in Silwan for Jew slain in 1939 Arab riots

The first-ever memorial day for Shlomo Madmoni was held on Monday in the village of Shiloah (Silwan) in eastern Jerusalem, also known as the Yemenite village. The event, initiated by the Shiloah public council,...
Landing at Ben-Gurion International Airport on the last Nefesh B’Nefesh group “aliyah” flight of the year, Dec. 30, 2020. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

North American olim join 3,000-plus others who arrived in Israel in 2020

The 41st and final Nefesh B’Nefesh group flight of 2020 landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 30 with 48 new immigrants joining the 3,168 individuals who made aliyah from North America in the last year—2,625...
Former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The swamp returns to Washington

Washington, D.C., is built on a swamp at the convergence of the Potomac and Anacostia rivers. Like all swamps, it is subject to periodic flooding. The D.C. foreign policy swamp has well and truly returned....
After a six-decade gestation, György Kurtág’s ‘Fin de Partie,’ based on Samuel Beckett’s ‘Endgame,’ has come to life in a co-production by La Scala and (shown here) the Dutch National Opera. (Photos: Ruth Welz)

Looking Back: The Trump Presidency as Triumph of Absurdity

Hamm: “What time is it”? Clov: “The same as usual.” Samuel  Beckett, Endgame Credo quia absurdum, said the ancient philosopher. “I believe because it is absurd.” Are there any rational explanations for enduring four dissembling years of lethal Trump horror? ...
The anti-drone company uses an array of advanced technology to protect against enemy drones that can be used for intelligence-gathering, attacks, smuggling objects and weapons, and other types of air-space intrusion. Credit: MCTECH.

As terror groups increase drone usage, an Israeli firm counters with pioneering jamming technology

When Ido Bar Oz, chief marking officer of the MCTECH RF Technologies Israeli anti-drone company, recently visited a prison in a European country, he saw a remarkable sight, but not one that surprised him. A...
Iranian flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US imposes new sanctions targeting Iranian metals

The Trump administration enacted new sanctions on Tuesday targeting Iran’s metals sector. The U.S. Treasury Department said it has sanctioned a China-based supplier of graphite electrodes, a key element in steel production, in addition to...
Gush Etzion Regional Council head Shlomo Ne’eman at the scene of an attempted terror attack at Gush Etzion Junction, southwest of Jerusalem, on Jan 5, 2021. Credit: Gush Etzion spokesman.

Attempted stabbing attack thwarted at Gush Etzion Junction

An attempted terror attack at the Gush Etzion Junction southwest of Jerusalem was thwarted on Tuesday when a knife-wielding assailant was shot dead by a civilian on the scene, according to the Israeli military....
The Nimitz-class aircraft carrier “USS Abraham Lincoln” transits the Suez Canal in Egypt on its way to the Persian Gulf, May 10, 2019. Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Dan Snow/Released.

Pentagon changes course, keeps US aircraft in Mideast amid Iranian threat

Reversing course, Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller has ordered a U.S. aircraft carrier to remain in the Middle East due to Iranian threats against U.S. President Donald Trump and other U.S. government officials. In...
Hamas in Gaza City, March, 25, 2017. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

US sees mixed results on thwarting assets going to terror groups, sponsors

A new report from the State Department has found that U.S. authorities have had mixed results in blocking assets going to terrorist entities and state sponsors of terrorism. According to the Terrorist Assets Report, which is...

Al-Shabaab terror group calls to attack Israeli, American, French targets

East Africa-based terrorist group Al-Shabaab on Sunday released a speech by its leader, Ahmad Omar Abu Ubaydah, urging followers to attack U.S., Israeli and French targets, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute’s...