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Daily Archives: March 8, 2021

International Women's Day logo. Credit: Courtesy.

Two steps forward: Women talk of an age of opportunity

Civil-rights activist Shirley Chisholm once remarked, “If they don’t give you a seat at the table, bring a folding chair.” That motto ran through the veins of so many women in the 1960s and...
Women in Israel are becoming less of a rare sight at the intersection between agriculture and business. Photo by Nir Shmul.

Meet the women who harvest the land of Israel

Have you ever wondered who produced your artisanal olive oil or your locally-made cheese and wine? Chances are that you’re imagining gruff men toiling away in dusty groves or inspecting huge oak barrels. And while...
The "North Abraxas" restaurant in Tel Aviv, on Feb. 22, 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Tel Aviv ranks among world’s top six culinary destinations

Prestigious American magazine Food and Travel has chosen Tel Aviv among six of its most recommended culinary destinations around the globe. Other cities on the list are Palermo, Sicily; Chania, Crete; Vienna, Austria, San Sebastian, Spain;...
The “Struma” passenger streamer with 769 Jewish refugees on board. Credit: IDF Archives.

Turkey: How nearly 800 Jewish refugees perished during the Holocaust

Feb. 24 marked the 79th anniversary of a Holocaust-era tragedy in which nearly 800 Jewish refugees from Axis-allied Romania lost their lives in the Black Sea. Their ship, the Struma, exploded in 1942 following an...
The headquarters of The New York Times. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

NY Times Refers to ‘Palestine’ as a Country

A single word jumped out at me from this headline in Saturday’s New York Times: “A D.J.’s Set Outside a Mosque Spurs a Debate on Palestine’s Cultural Identity.” Guess which word. As Robert Preston in The Music...
Iranian Defense Minister Gen. Amir Hatami. Credit: Wikipedia.

Top Iranian official threatens to destroy Haifa, Tel Aviv

Iranian Defense Minister Amir Hatami on Sunday dedicated an entire speech to threats against Israel, warning that provocations by Jerusalem would result in Tehran’s destroying of Haifa and Tel Aviv. Hatami made the remarks at...
The three Israeli teens, Eyal Yifrach, Gil-ad Shaer (misspelled in above photo) and Naftali Frenkel, abducted and murdered by Hamas terrorists on June 12, 2014. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Families of murdered Israeli teens slam ICC decision as ‘evil cynicism’

The families of Naftali Frenkel, Gilad Shaar and Eyal Yifrach—the three Israeli teenagers whose abduction and murder at the hands of Hamas terrorists sparked “Operation Protective Edge” in July 2014—released a letter to the public on...
Eduardo Bolsonaro, son of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and chairman of the Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee in Brazil’s National Congress, speaks at an event opening the Brazilian Trade and Investment Promotion Agency in Jerusalem on Dec.15, 2019. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Brazilian delegation arrives in Israel to investigate potential COVID-19 cure

A Brazilian delegation arrived in Israel on Sunday to learn about a EXO-CD24, a new drug developed at the Tel Aviv Sourasky Medical Center, which has shown promising results in curing COVID-19 patients. The delegation—led by Brazilian...
Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin with Pope Francis on Nov. 15, 2018. Credit: Koby Gideon/GPO.

Pope Francis sends message to Israeli president, people during flyover

Pope Francis on Friday sent a message to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin and the Israeli people during his flyover of the country en route from Rome to Iraq. “To His Excellency Reuven Rivlin, president of...
Diners at a restaurant in Tel Aviv on March 7, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel opens skies to returning citizens amid third phase of lockdown exit

Israel began the third stage of its COVID-19 lockdown exit on Sunday following a Cabinet ruling the day before. Under the new regulations, restrictions are further lifted on travel into and out of the country,...