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Daily Archives: March 4, 2021

American remembers a life in Israel

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Figs and Alligators: An American Immigrant’s Life in Israel in the 1970s and 1980s by Aaron Leibel, Chickadee Press, © 2021’ ISBN 9781732-913950; 124 pages, $12.99. There are figs in Israel, of course.  But alligators?  Perhaps...

Shefa: The Jewish ‘Secret’

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My wife, Shira, shops for the smallest packages of food in order to conserve space in our three-shelf pantry. When I find one of those ten-ounce boxes of Cheerios, I cringe and dream of...
Tunis, the capital city of Tunisia.

The president of Tunisia slanders the Jews

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Ten years after the so-called “Arab Spring” began in Tunisia, that country is in the headlines once again. A series of violent demonstrations have taken place there against a backdrop of economic hardship. Tunisian President...
Fox News host and political commentator Tucker Carlson with attendees at the 2020 Student Action Summit, hosted by Turning Point USA, at the Palm Beach County Convention Center in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Dec. 19, 2020. Credit: Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Why are Tucker Carlson and Peter Beinart trying to help Iran?

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As the administration of President Joe Biden tries to find a way to revive Barack Obama’s dangerous 2015 nuclear deal with Iran, we are heading towards a debate about the virtues of a policy...
Students gather for an outdoor service at Hillel at Virginia Tech. Credit: Hillel at Virginia Tech via Facebook.

Hillel reinvents itself to face dual challenges of pandemic and anti-Semitism

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Often synonymous with Jewish life on campus, Hillel has been a gathering point for Jewish students across hundreds of campuses in the United States for decades. While being a “big tent” organization that seeks...
Uzra Zeya speaking at the U.S. State Department in 2014. Credit: U.S. State Department.

State Department nominee contributed to book claiming ‘Israel lobby’ controls politics

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U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee for a leading position in the U.S. State Department previously worked on a book that accused the “Israel lobby” of influencing American politics and was employed by a magazine...
U.S. State Department spokesperson Ned Price holds a daily press briefing on March 1, 2021. Credit: U.S. State Department Photo by Freddie Everett/ Public Domain.

State Department: America firmly opposes ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

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The U.S. State Department said it “firmly opposes” the announcement by the International Criminal Court of the opening of its investigation into Israel and the Palestinians over war-crimes allegations. “We will continue to uphold our strong commitment...
A Frontier Airlines Airbus A-320. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish family deplanes over mask compliance, accuses airline of anti-Semitism

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Frontier Airlines has been accused of anti-Semitism after forcing a Jewish family to deplane on Sunday, allegedly because an infant was not wearing a face mask. The incident involved Martin Joseph and his large group...

For third year in row, Sheba Medical Center ranks as one of world’s ‘Top...

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For the third consecutive year, Newsweek magazine has ranked Sheba Medical Center among the “Top 10 Best Hospitals in the World,” placing it at #10 in 2021. The magazine’s annual “World’s Best Hospitals” survey, which debuted on the Newsweek.com site on...
IAEA director general Rafael Grossi at the IAEA Board of Governors meeting in Vienna, Austria on Sept. 14, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons/Dean Calma/ IAEA.

Report: European powers scrap US-backed plan for IAEA rebuke of Iran

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Britain, France and Germany have withdrawn their support for a U.S.-backed plan for the International Atomic Energy Agency’s board to criticize Iran for curtailing its cooperation with the agency, Reuters reported on Thursday. The three countries were...