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Then-Georgia Democratic candidate for U.S. senate Jon Ossoff at a campaign rally in Athens, Ga.. on Oct. 27, 2020. Source: Jon Ossoff via Facebook.

Ossoff defeats Perdue in US Senate runoff in Georgia

Democrat Jon Ossoff has defeated incumbent Republican Sen. David Perdue in one of the two U.S. Senate runoffs held in Georgia on Tuesday to determine which party would control the upper congressional chamber, media...

A Deadly Game of Cat and Mouse

My Best Enemy (Mein Bester Feind), a 2011 film now streaming on paid Amazon Prime, opens in Vienna in 1938, just before Hitler is about to move his army into Austria. The film focuses on...

Trump sympathizers stormed the Capitol, break barricades and fight with police

Several office buildings of the United States Congress were evacuated and closed after supporters of President Donald Trump besieged the Capitol in protest of the president's electoral defeat. https://twitter.com/mansoortshams/status/1346906011769204738 Protesters clashed with police officers and brought...
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Source: LinkedIn.

Five Hebrew U alumni listed as top 10 in their fields

Five alumni of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem have been ranked among the top 10 researchers in their fields on a list published by Stanford University. Professor Dror Feitelson of the Rachel and Selim Benin...

Israel beware: Here comes a new Sulzberger

In a change that is unlikely to change anything at The New York Times, Arthur Ochs Sulzberger Jr.—its publisher between 1992 and 2017, and chairman thereafter—announced his retirement in his newspaper on New Year’s Day....
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OpEd: Power versus Duty in American politics

To anyone paying attention the last four years, Trump’s refusal to accept that he lost the 2020 presidential election fair and square could not truly come as a surprise. That he would never concede...
U.S. Circuit Judge Merrick Garland, who is U.S. President-elect's nominee to be U.S. attorney general. Credit: The White House via Wikimedia Commons.

Biden to name Merrick Garland as nominee for US attorney general

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate U.S. Circuit Court Judge Merrick Garland as U.S. attorney general, according to media reports on Wednesday. Garland, 68, who is Jewish, currently serves on the U.S. Court...
Under Secretary for Political Affairs Wendy Sherman with Yossi Cohen, national security adviser to the prime minister of Israel, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 18, 2015. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Biden expected to tap more Obama alumni for national security posts

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to tap more alumni from the former Obama administration for national security positions, according to media reports. Biden is expected to nominate Wendy Sherman, who was the lead negotiator...
Qatari TV host Abd Al-Aziz Khazraj Al-Ansarai. Source: YouTube.

Qatari TV host claims Israelis stole from Dubai hotels

Israeli media picked up a story reported by a Qatari TV host last week, claiming that Israelis had been caught stealing from hotels in the United Arab Emirates. The unverified report was uploaded to YouTube and...
A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

At ceremony in Khartoum, Sudan officially signs on to Abraham Accords

Sudan officially joined the Abraham Accords on Wednesday, paving the way for Khartoum’s normalization of ties with Israel. It became the third of four countries to agree to normalize ties with the Jewish state, following...