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Daily Archives: March 24, 2021

S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. Credit: D.A. Sonnenfeld via Wikimedia Commons.

Syracuse unanimously passes bill adopting IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

The Student Association at Syracuse University unanimously passed a resolution on Monday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism on campus. The bill also condemns acts of racism and violence against the...
Israelis in Tel Aviv on March 17, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel’s COVID reproduction rate drops to 0.59

Israel’s coronavirus reproduction rate continues to drop, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday, and now stands at 0.59. Of the 41,443 COVID-19 tests that the ministry conducted on Tuesday, 679 came back positive,...
Ballots at a polling station in Jerusalem, March 23, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Arab world reacts to Israeli election: ‘A fight for every vote’

The Arab world is closely following Israel’s elections. “The Israeli election: A fight to the end for every vote,” read a Wednesday headline in Saudi paper Asharq al-Awsat. The story noted the concern in Israel that...
Israel Defense Forces Lt. Col. Dr. Yigal Chechik, a member of the emergency delegation to Equatorial Guinea in March 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson’s Unit.

“I was overwhelmed seeing the dozens of wounded children”

Editor’s Note: On March 8, at least 100 people were killed and more than 600 wounded in a series of explosions in the town of Bata in the central African nation of Equatorial Guinea. The...
Screenshot of the offensive caption appearing in the “Asbury Park Press,” March 2021 Source: Screenshot.

New Jersey newspaper fires journalist after anti-Jewish, misogynistic caption

A journalist from the Asbury Park Press, a Gannett-owned newspaper in Central New Jersey, is out of a job with the paper doing damage control after posting a photo caption last weekend that was deemed...