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Daily Archives: January 11, 2021

Ethiopian immigrants to Israel, part “Operation Tzur Israel” (“Rock of Israel”), after exiting the plane at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Dec. 3, 2020. Credit: Olivier Fitoussi, Courtesy of the Jewish Agency for Israel.

The long journey home of Ethiopian Jewry

Experts in global Jewish history believe that highlighting minority voices within the Jewish community has the power to honor its nuances and interconnectedness. JNS’s new series highlighting Jewish ethnic minorities aims to elevate their...
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How Trump and his people self-destructed

They came by the thousands from all over to support him, but in the end, all they did was put the last nail in his coffin. For more than two months, U.S. President Donald Trump’s...
U.S. Capitol. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The damage to Trump’s legacy: An interview with David Wurmser

Sitting on opposite sides of the ocean, David Wurmser in Washington D.C. and I in Jerusalem, both clasping our heads in dismay, contemplate the tragedy that occurred on Wednesday at Capitol Hill and the...
U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman receives a Knesset award for his tenure under the Trump adminintration. Source: Twitter.

Knesset honors departing US ambassador to Israel

The Knesset honored departing U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Monday as he is set to finish his term next week. Zvi Hauser, chairman of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, thanked Friedman...
Twitter on smartphone. Credit: Pixabay.

Following Trump ban, Iranian dissident calls on Twitter to ban Khamenei

Following Twitter banning U.S. President Donald Trump from its platform, an Iranian dissident journalist has called on the social-media company to do the same to Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. In a statement to The...
Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

US to designate Iranian-backed Houthis in Yemen as terrorist entity

The United States intends to designate the Iran-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen as a terrorist entity, announced U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Sunday in a statement. By designating the Houthis as a Specially...
William Burns. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Biden expected to nominate William Burns to lead CIA

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced on Monday that he plans to nominate William Burns to lead the Central Intelligence Agency. Burns, who led the U.S. delegation in covert talks with Iran in 2013 when he...
Muhammad Cabha, the main suspect in the murder of Esther Horgen. Credit: ISA.

Role of Palestinian libel in murder of Esther Horgen

The false claim by the Palestinian Authority that Israeli medically neglects, and even experiments on, Palestinian security prisoners played a significant role in the murder last month of Esther Horgen. The main suspect in the murder, Muhammad Cabha, 40,...

IRGC Quds Force commander: ‘Trump, Pompeo should learn from Salman Rushdie how their lives...

Iranian Brig. Gen. Esmail Ghaani, commander of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ Quds Force, advised U.S. President Trump and Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in a recent speech to look to Indian author Salman...
An image of one of the billboards in Tel Aviv sponsored by the Middle East Forum's Israel Victory Project before they were torn down on the order of Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai. Credit: Courtesy of the Middle East Forum.

Israel’s Supreme Court slams Tel Aviv mayor for repressing Middle East Forum billboard campaign

Israel’s Supreme Court on Sunday condemned Tel Aviv Mayor Ron Huldai for ordering the removal last year of billboards put up in the city as part of a campaign by the Middle East Forum’s...