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Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan, New York. Credit: New York City Tourism Bureau.

Confederate flag is found tied to door of Jewish museum in New York City

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A Confederate flag was discovered tied to the front door of the Museum of Jewish Heritage–A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in New York City early Friday morning. The museum, located in Battery Park City...
Government Press Office * | Credit: AYALON MAGGI

Remembering Yitzhak Shamir

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As Israel enters its fourth election cycle in two years, it’s important to go down memory lane to see how we got to where we are. The late former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Shamir’s granddaughter,...

Siberian Exile by Julija Sukys

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By the end of the Holocaust, Lithuania suffered one of the highest percentages of Jewish deaths in all of Europe. Before the war, 168, 000 Jews lived there, of which 83 per cent were...
Official Portrait of Representative Jamaal Bowman

Bowman in for a congressional reality lesson

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As he experiences his first week in Congress, Jamaal Bowman (D-New York) will start on a path to do everything he suggests that former Rep. Eliot L. Engel failed to do and perhaps even...
U.S. President Donald Trump disembarks Air Force One on Dec. 12, 2020. Credit: Official White House Photos by Shealah Craighead.

Donald Trump: The un-American president

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Move over, James Buchanan. The 15th president of the United States of America is regularly ranked by historians as the worst-ever holder of that hallowed office—a one-term commander-in-chief whose unctuous appeasement of pro-slavery forces...
Anne Neuberger. Credit: National Security Agency.

Biden names Orthodox woman to senior National Security Council position

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U.S. President-elect Joe Biden is expected to appoint Anne Neuberger, an Orthodox Jewish woman, to serve in a newly created cybersecurity position on the U.S. National Security Council. The expected pick was first reported by Politico on Wednesday. The...
Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.). Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Newly installed Republican congresswoman apologizes for Hitler comment at rally

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Rep. Mary Miller (R-Ill.) apologized on Friday for saying on Jan. 5 that “Hitler was right on one thing.” “Earlier this week, I spoke to a group of mothers about the importance of faith and guarding our youth from...
Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, Feb. 6, 2016. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Khamenei mocks America after ‘fiasco’ on US Capitol

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei mocked the United States on Friday, following the mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday. In a 50-minute televised speech, Khamenei said: “This is their democracy; this is...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visits the National CERT at the cyber park in Beersheva on July 27, 2017, with Buki Carmeli, head of the National Cyber Defense Authority, and Eviatar Matania, head of the National Cyber Bureau in the Prime Minister's Office. Photo by Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Israel must study and learn from prospective Russian cyber breach of US networks

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Israel’s National Cyber Directorate, which is in charge of defending critical infrastructure, needs to study every detail of the massive suspected Russian cyber breach of 250 government and private-sector networks recently uncovered in the...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish groups welcome European handbook on anti-Semitism

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European Jewish groups welcomed the publication of a handbook for the practical use of the Working Definition of Antisemitism of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) as a tool to fight against Jewish hatred...