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Steven Spielberg speaking at the 2017 San Diego Comic-Con International on July 22, 2017. Credit Wikimedia Commons/Gage Skidmore.

Steven Spielberg chosen as 2021 Genesis Prize honoree

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Steven Spielberg was awarded the 2021 Genesis Prize, an annual $1 award that honors individuals for their professional achievement, contribution to humanity and commitment to Jewish values, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday. “The...
Singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder in 2015. Credit: Kobby Dagan/Shutterstock.

At 70, Stevie Wonder earns Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize

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Legendary singer-songwriter Stevie Wonder was awarded Israel’s prestigious Wolf Prize on Tuesday along with a group of laureates in the arts and sciences. The “Superstition” singer received the award for “his tremendous contribution to music...
A Palestinian boy holds a poster in support of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in the West Bank town of Tubas on Sept. 27, 2020. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Will a Palestinian election matter?

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This once would have been the sort of gesture that would have inspired hope for peace in the Middle East, as well as gestures of support and friendship from the U.S. government. But no...
OSeveno, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

ICC’s historic declaration: We are a political entity

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The International Criminal Court at The Hague finally reached its decision on the Palestinian jurisdiction issue on Friday, making it public after months and months of waiting and long after its pre-determined due date....
Advanced weaponry sold by Israeli citizens to an unnamed Asian country. Credit: ISA.

More than 20 Israelis suspected of selling missiles to unnamed Asian country

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More than 20 Israeli citizens have been investigated on suspicion of illegally developing, manufacturing, testing and selling loitering munitions to an unnamed Asian country, the Shin Bet revealed on Thursday. The individuals involved, who include...

Israeli Little Leaguers warm up for ‘Field of Peace’ tournament in Dubai

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In America’s Northeast, where the snow continues to fall, spring and baseball seem like distant dreams. But in Israel, spring is in full bloom, and baseball season is already underway. The dedicated members of...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Credit: Flickr/R. Barraez D'Lucca.

Pro-Zionist letter by ‘father of modern China’ Sun Yat-Sen resurfaces in Israel

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The original, signed copy of a letter written by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, considered to be one of the greatest leaders of modern China, expressing support for Zionism has been rediscovered in the archives of...
Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Credit: Good Free Photos.

Israel becomes 10th country to join Dubai-led international trade program

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Israel on Wednesday became the 10th country to join the United Arab Emirates-led World Logistics Passport program, in a move that will allow Israeli firms to expand trade to countries in the southern hemisphere. India,...
A child reading a book in Qom, Iran. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

ADL: Iranian textbooks more anti-Semitic than ever

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Iranian students are exposed to the hatred of and incitement to violence against the United States, Israel and the Jewish people, according to a special report by the Anti-Defamation League released on the 42nd...
Knesset member Michal Cotler-Wunsh (second from left) leading the Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs Committee hearing addressing online anti-Semitism on Feb. 10, 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Knesset presses social-media companies to combat online anti-Semitism

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Representatives from top social medial companies participated in a special Knesset hearing on Wednesday to address the growing problem of online anti-Semitic hate speech. The hearing, in which representatives from Twitter, Facebook, Google and TikTok...