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Daily Archives: February 9, 2021

Isi Leibler. Photo: Courtesy.

Soldiering on for the Jews and Israel

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Reading a biography about a friend is a mixed experience. On the one hand, the protagonist is familiar. On the other, he’s a complete stranger, whose story unfolds like that of a fictional character...
Prisoners in the concentration camp at Sachsenhausen, Germany, in December 1938. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Germany charges former Nazi concentration-camp guard with complicity in 3,518 murders

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Prosecutors in Germany charged a former 100-year-old Nazi concentration-camp guard for involvement in the murder of 3,518 people. They told AFP on Monday that the man is accused of “knowingly and willingly” assisting in the murder of...
A Palestinian child plays with a toy gun on his father's shoulders at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Nov. 6, 2015. Photo by Muammar Awad/Flash90.

How the PA weaponizes Palestinian children

Just over a week ago, 17-year-old Atallah Muhammad Rayyan approached a female Israeli soldier, not much older than he, at the Ariel junction in Samaria. He was armed with a knife, and his aim...
Supporters of President Donald J. Trump demonstrate during Veterans Day Parade's opening ceremony at Madison Square Park in 2019. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Can faith help us stop hating our neighbors?

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Just how sick is America in 2021? Los Angeles Times columnist Virginia Heffernan provided the country with an answer that has provoked scorn for the writer. Heffernan’s column “What can you do about the Trumpites next door?” went...
David Schoen, former President Trump's impeachment lawyer, speaks on Fox News. Source: Screenshot.

Trump’s attorney withdraws request for impeachment trial pause for Shabbat

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David Schoen, a Torah-observant Jew and an attorney for former President Donald Trump, has withdrawn his request to not hold the impeachment trial in the Senate on Shabbat, reported CNN on Monday, one day before the start of...
Florida State University. Credit: Flickr.

Florida State University student senate rejects pro-BDS, anti-IHRA resolutions

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The student senate at Florida State University rejected a series of resolutions that supported the anti-Israel BDS movement and rejected the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition on anti-Semitism. The resolutions, which were authored by former student...
Boalt Hall at the University of California Berkeley Law School, which features a quotation from U.S. Supreme Court Justice Benjamin N. Cardozo in raised lettering. The law school's present facilities were first constructed in 1951. Credit: Art Anderson via Wikimedia Commons.

$10 million gift from Helen Diller Foundation marks new name for Berkeley institute

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The University of California, Berkeley announced a $10 million endowment gift from the Helen Diller Foundation to help ensure a lasting legacy for its Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies. In recognition of this...
UAE Minister of State for International Cooperation Reem al-Hashimy speaking at the Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington on July 18, 2018. Source: Screenshot.

Pointing to COVID-related economy, UAE says it will not fund UNRWA in 2021

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The United Arab Emirates says it does not plan to fund the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees, this year as part of a “wiser way of...
Temple Beth Shalom in Spokane, Wash., was vandalized with a swastika and other anti-Semitic graffiti. Source: Spokane Police Department.

Anti-Semitic graffiti, swastika damages memorial and synagogue in Spokane

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Police in Spokane, Wash., are looking for the man caught on security camera damaging a Holocaust memorial and defacing a local synagogue with swastikas and more. Members of Temple Beth Shalom discovered the damage to...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Jerusalem on Feb. 8, 2021. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

In Jerusalem, Netanyahu and Greece’s Mitsotakis discuss tourism, EastMed pipeline

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met on Monday with Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who was visiting Jerusalem to discuss bilateral relations and the resumption of tourism between the countries. “We’ve just discussed a green...