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Daily Archives: March 2, 2021

Shira Haas during a March 4, 2020 interview with “Elle UK” magazine. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli actress Shira Haas to star in new American TV series about Golda Meir

Israeli actress Shira Haas, best known as the star of the Netflix four-part series “Unorthodox” and for her role in the popular Israeli TV drama “Shtisel,” has been tapped to play Israeli Prime Minister...
Labor Party member Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin during the first meeting of newly elected members in Tel Aviv, Feb. 2, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Robbing Israel’s far-left Labor leader of plausible deniability

Much of the Israeli right is furious about the Supreme Court ruling on Sunday that Labor Party candidate Ibtisam Mara’ana-Menuhin is kosher to run for a Knesset seat in the March 23 election. The ruling overturned the Feb....
Supreme Court of Israel

Conversion cannot be taken lightly

The dramatic ruling on Monday by Israel’s High Court of Justice, ordering the state to recognize non-Orthodox conversions, evoked natural outrage in the haredi community—for how does the court dare weigh in on a religious tradition?...
From left: Co-founder of D’vash Organics David Czinn; D’vash Organics co-founder and CEO Brian Finkel; Mohamed Saleem, founder and owner of Al Barakah; Yousuf Saleem, Mohamed’s older son and managing director of Al Barakah; and Mohamed’s younger son, Abdulkarim Saleem. Photo by Mubarak Taj.

Abraham Accords sees sweet results in form of D’vash business cooperation

The U.S.-brokered normalization deal between Israel and the United Arab Emirates in the fall of last year has already helped foster many new business relationships between Jews and Muslims who live in those respective...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds the daily press briefing in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 2, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Ron Przysucha.

US says Israel-Saudi peace still a goal, but Riyadh must respect American values

Facilitating peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia is a goal of the United States, but it can only happen in the context of the new terms the Biden administration has laid out for its...
An illustrative photo of a judge. Credit: Zolnierek/Shutterstock.

Dramatic conversion ruling inflames Israel’s political debate

Israel’s High Court of Justice sparked controversy on Monday with a landmark ruling on non-Orthodox conversion, evoking outrage on the right and accolades from the left. Right-wing parties panned the decision ordering the state to recognize Reform and...
Arab Israelis and supporters protest outside the home of Israeli Public Security Minister Gilad Erdan in Kiryat Ono against violence and organized crime in their communities, Oct. 11, 2019. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israel approves $45 million program to fight crime in Arab communities

Israel’s Cabinet on Monday approved the allocation of 150 million shekels ($45 million) to combat crime in the country’s Arab sector, according to a statement by the Prime Minister’s Office. The money will go towards...
Map courtesy of the Nations Online Project.

Africa has become a jihadist playground

In an unprecedented public warning in early February, Bernard Emie, the head of France’s Directorate-General for External Security, reported, “From Mali, terrorists have worked on attacks against us, against our partners, and they are...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given the inaugural Global Leadership Award by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement at its first annual summit, March 1, 2021. Photo by Oded Karni.

Pompeo receives award for combating anti-Semitism, work on Abraham Accords

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was given the inaugural Global Leadership Award by the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) at its first annual summit on Monday. Attended by thousands of people from tens of...
U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken. Credit: mccv/Shutterstock.

Senators urge Blinken to more strongly condemn ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

Sens. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) and Rob Portman (R-Ohio) are urging U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken to take a stronger position against the International Criminal Court’s ruling that it has jurisdiction to open a...