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Daily Archives: January 13, 2021

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Farewell to a great Jewish patriot

I feel deep sorrow at the passing of a wonderful friend, and wonderful person—the late Sheldon Adelson. With a broken heart, in the name of my wife, Sara, on my own behalf and in the...
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. Credit: ADL.

Will impeachment and censorship defend Jews against anti-Semitism?

With the U.S. House of Representatives poised to pass new articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump, the debate about the proper response to his role in last week’s disgraceful and bloody Capitol riot...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, flanked by U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

Trump’s lasting legacy will be the Abraham Accords

Mainstream media and pundits from across the political spectrum have been quick to assert that the violent riot on the U.S. Capitol building on Jan. 6 has permanently tarnished the Trump presidency. It remains to...
The mosaic at the fifth century Beit Alpha synagogue in northern Israel. Photo by Boaz Eshkol.

Nine magnificent ancient mosaics of Israel

For such a small country, Israel sure boasts a huge number of ancient mosaics—some 7,000 of them, to be precise. And those are just the ones that have been discovered and registered, with new archaeological...
Aaron Mostofsky. Source: Screenshot.

Son of New York judge arrested for breaching Capitol, theft of property

The son of a judge in Brooklyn, N.Y., was arrested on Tuesday for taking part in the Jan. 6 mob invasion by Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol as Congress tallied U.S. President-elect Joe...
U.S. President Donald Trump, Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani wave from the Blue Room balcony during the Abraham Accords signing on Sept. 15, 2020. Credit: White House/Tia Dufour.

Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to target Israeli visitors to Arab countries

Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula condemned the governments of the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain, Sudan and Morocco for normalizing relations with Israel and called on Muslims to target Israelis who visit these countries, according...
Glenn Beck. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Glenn Beck compares Big Tech censorship to ghetto, ‘Jews behind wall’

Conservative pundit Glenn Beck on Tuesday compared Big Tech censorship of U.S. President Donald Trump being denied access to certain social-media platforms to the Holocaust. “This is like the Germans with the Jews behind the...
Israelis receive a dose of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine at a Clalit Health Fund vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

One dose of Pfizer’s vaccine cuts infection rate by a third after two weeks,...

A single dose of Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine lowers the chance of contracting the disease by a third after two weeks, according to a new Israeli study. The findings of the study, which was conducted...
Holocaust survivor Shimon Mira gets a COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Jerusalem on Jan. 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel explores plan to provide free vaccines to Holocaust survivors worldwide

Israeli Diaspora Affairs Minister Omer Yankelevich announced on Tuesday the launch of an extensive operation to vaccinate Holocaust survivors around the world against COVID-19. The Israeli Cabinet minister directed Shalom Corps, the international youth service nonprofit, to...
Palestinian officials attend the opening ceremony for the "Living and Surviving" tree-planting program in Ramallah on Jan. 6, 2021. (MEMRI)

Palestinians launch ‘Martyrs’ Day’ tree-planting program honoring terrorists

As it does every year, the Palestinian Authority marked Palestinian Martyrs’ Day (Jan. 6) with events and activities glorifying terrorists who killed Israeli civilians and soldiers, and the ethos of “armed resistance” against the...