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U.S. businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson and his wife, Dr. Miriam Adelson, at the opening ceremony of the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

With great sorrow: Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

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It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness. Sheldon was the love of my life. He was my partner in romance, philanthropy, political...
Cristobal Colon en la corte de los Reyes Catolicos by Juan Cordero, 1850 Museo Nacional de Arte, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Cristobal Colon i el djudeo-espanyol

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Los investigadores ke estudiaron las letras, dokumentos i livros ke eskrivio el deskuvridor del kontinente amerikano se demandan komo es posible ke Colon alkanso un nivel de ekspresion literaria ke desha a la persona...
Former Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger. Source: Screenshot.

Shame on Arnold Schwarzenegger

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Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger received a lot of ill-deserved praise this week for his response to the Jan. 6 riots on Capitol Hill. In a seven-and-a-half-minute video clip that he posted on social media, not only...
King Hassan II and Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin in Rabat, 1993.

A 1993 meeting with Moroccan King Hassan II worth remembering

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From 1992 to 1994, I served as political adviser to the late Israeli Prime Minister and Defense Minister Yitzhak Rabin. In that capacity, I was sent to brief the King of Morocco, Hassan II,...
Jeanine Pirro of Fox News was berated for making a comparison to Kristallnacht on Jan. 11, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Fox News host Jeanine Pirro makes, defends comparison to Kristallnacht

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Fox News host Jeanine Pirro was berated for comparing tech companies severing ties with the social-media company Parler to Kristallnacht. “And now that they’ve won, what we’re seeing is the kind of censorship that is akin...
A view of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the Gaza Strip on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

NGOs petition US to reveal number of Palestinian refugees

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The HonestReporting and UNRWA: Stop Teaching Hate advocacy groups launched a joint petition on Monday calling on the U.S. government to declassify a report detailing the true number of Palestinian refugees worldwide, nine years...

Hezbollah chief: ‘Capitol storming revealed truth about US democracy’

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Friday that the storming of the U.S. Capitol by supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump on Jan. 6 had revealed the “true identity” of the American democracy. In a...
Palestinian workers clear streets and homes in the West Bank city of Nablus on April 3, 2020, enabling measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

How the Muslim-Arab world is handling the coronavirus crisis

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It’s something of a riddle how Arab and Muslim states have dealt with the COVID-19 crisis. In March 2020, when the World Health Organization declared the virus a pandemic, and reports of thousands of...
A COVID-19 vaccine at Maccabi Healthcare Services vaccination center in Modi'in, Dec. 24, 2020. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Report: Palestinian Authority greenlights Russia’s COVID-19 vaccine

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The Palestinian Authority has approved the use of the Sputnik-5 COVID vaccine developed by Russia’s Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, according to a press release from the Russian Direct Investment Fund published...
Naftali Bennett, Ayelet Shaked and Bezalel Smotrich of the right-wing Yamina alliance hold a press conference in Jerusalem on May 14, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Yamina implodes as National Union, New Right officially break ties

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Israel’s New Right Party leader Naftali Bennett and National Union head Bezalel Smotrich officially parted ways on Monday, after a week of reported tensions between the two over the Yamina alliance’s direction ahead of...