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Daily Archives: February 15, 2021

Mainz Cathedral aerial panoramic view, located at the market square of Mainz city in Germany. Credit: saiko3p/Shutterstock.

Dozen-plus medieval Jewish headstones discovered inside wall in Germany

Construction works recently uncovered 18 Jewish gravestones from the Middle Ages that were built into a wall in the old town of Mainz, Germany. According to Germany’s Ministry of Culture, the gravestones were used in...
Nine Hollywood men charged with contempt of Congress give themselves up to the U.S. marshal on Dec. 10, 1947. From right: Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Albert Maltz, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Samuel Ornitz, Edward Dmytryk and Robert Adrian Scott.

The Hollywood blacklist is back, and Jewish liberals are fine with it

One of the staples of the Los Angeles entertainment world in the last few decades has been stories that depict the unfairness and cruelty of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. At the height...
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Who killed Mohsen Fakhrizadeh?

Mohsen Fakhrizadeh is dead. That much seems to be true. But how—and more importantly, why—the Iranian nuclear scientist died is a mystery, despite the venerable London-based Jewish Chronicle publishing a “world exclusive” headlined, “Truth Behind killing of...

Two Rabbis Reimagine Prayer

Experiencing meaningful prayer can be challenging at the best of times.  In addition, the pandemic has limited the avenues for meaningful prayer precisely at the moment when our need for spiritual nourishment and anchoring has...
Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah, (right) the UAE's new ambassador to Israel being sworn in by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice-president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai on Sunday in Abu Dhabi. Source: Twitter/Dubai Media Office.

UAE swears in its first ambassador to Israel

The United Arab Emirates on Sunday swore in the country’s first-ever ambassador to Israel. Ambassador Mohammad Mahmoud Al Khajah was installed in an official ceremony in Abu Dhabi, in the presence of Sheikh Mohammed bin...
Joint Arab List head Ayman Odeh speaks to the media at party headquarters on election night in the Arab city of Shfar'am, March 2, 2020. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Report: Joint Arab List leader Ayman Odeh receives funds from PLO

The leader of the Knesset’s Joint Arab List, Ayman Odeh, received payments from a senior Palestinian Authority official, Israel’s Channel 20 reported on Sunday. According to the report, the transfer of cash took place when Odeh visited...
Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian intelligence minister: Israel did not kill Mohsen Fakhrizadeh

Iranian Intelligence Minister Mahmoud Alavi said on Sunday that despite multiple claims to the contrary by the regime, top Iranian nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh was not assassinated by Israel, but rather by a former...
View of the Jewish settlement of Nokdim, in the West Bank. Oct. 24, 2017. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

The ongoing battle over illegal construction in Judea and Samaria

According to Gabi Harow, a resident of the Israeli settlement of Nokdim in Gush Etzion, there have been massive changes in the landscape since he moved to the community with his family in 2012. “The...
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin meets Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades on Feb. 14, 2021. Credit: Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Israeli, Cypriot presidents meet in Jerusalem to discuss ‘green passports’ plan

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met on Sunday with Cyprus President Nicos Anastasiades at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. The two leaders discussed plans for “green pass” that would allow the resumption of flights between...
Reza Pahlavi. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikipedia.

The ayatollah-led regime will soon fall, says Iran’s exiled crown prince

Israel and Iran are archenemies; that is a simple fact of the modern Middle East. So much so that is it easy to forget that this was not always the case. In fact, Iran...