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Ra'am Party leader Mansour Abbas and party members at their headquarters in Tamra on election night, March 23, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

Ra’am official: Party won’t support Netanyahu coalition ‘from outside’

Knesset member Mansour Abbas’s Ra’am Party has decided in principle to back a coalition under Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu while remaining outside it, a senior party official told Israel Hayom. According to the official, the...

US State Department human-rights report returns to using ‘occupied’ territories

The Biden administration returned to using the term “occupied” when referring to the West Bank, Gaza Strip, Golan Heights and eastern Jerusalem in its annual human-rights report issued by the U.S. State Department. Under the...
A synagogue in the Swedish town of Norrkoping. Source: Screenshot via Google Maps.

Dolls hanged outside Swedish synagogue during Passover investigated as hate crime

Police in Norrkoping, Sweden, are investigating after someone left a hate-filled message and a group of dolls hanging outside a synagogue there on the first day of Passover. According to a post from the Anti-Defamation...

March 31, 1492: The Alhambra Decree was issued to expel Jews from the country

On 31 March 1492 the Catholic Monarchs, Ferdinand and Isabella, issued the Alhambra Decree, also known as the Edict of Expulsion, giving notice to all practising Jews to leave the kingdoms of Castile and...

March 31, 1927: César Chávez, founder of the United Farm Workers, was born

The founder of the United Farm Workers, César Chávez, was born on this date in 1927. Chávez, a disciple of Saul Alinsky, became a master of non-violent resistance who sparked the modern Hispanic civil...

This Passover, a song of thanks

It’s hard to believe that only a year has passed since Passover of 5780 (2020). Since the late Rabbi Menachem Mendel Gafner of blessed memory reinstated the tradition of the Priestly Blessing some 50...

First ever book about the Jewish festivals for emerging Jewish communities released in time...

“Hands-On Jewish Holidays”, a book about the Jewish festivals specifically targeted to emerging Jewish communities, those communities who are discovering Jewish ancestry and wishing to reconnect to the traditions of their ancestors, has been...

Steal Some Time to Watch ‘The Book Thief’

The Book Thief is a historical fictional novel published in 2005 by Australian author Markus Zusak. It is his most popular work having been translated into 63 languages selling over 16 million copies worldwide. The...
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Combating anti-Semitism benefits the Arab world

The Abraham Accords marked a historic turning point after decades of Arab and Muslim anti-Semitism. This year, for the first time, International Holocaust Memorial Day was observed by Arabs from the Accords states, as well as...
Official website of Ali Khamenei, Supreme leader of Iran, CC BY 4.0 via Wikimedia Commons

The Iran-China deal is cause for Israeli concern

While Israel was busy with the domestic political imbroglio surrounding last week’s Knesset elections, a strategic threat that could threaten the country’s very existence was developing. If the Iranian-Chinese alliance reaches its full potential, the Middle...