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The most unlikely Passover seder

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On the eve of Passover, I was one of 13 people driving through the rolling sand dunes between Abu Dhabi and the remote Arabian Nights Bedouin Village on the way to celebrating a most...
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An Immigrant’s Struggle to Learn Hebrew

A recent article (by Elaine Samuels, on Facebook and in the Israel Telegraph online) recounted the trials and tribulations she experienced in her efforts to learn and speak Hebrew. This triggered long-dormant memories of my attempt...

Recipe: Gluten-Free Brownies for Passover

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Recipe: Eva Giesener , z”l;  Recipe Research and Twist: Jeffery Giesener  “Mit Nuts or Ohne Nut’s”… That what my Mom used to ask us as she always made two batches of her delish brownies for...
Salman Zarka attends a ceremony at the Knesset honoring the torch lighters of the 71th Independence Day state ceremony at Mount Herzl. May 6, 2019. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Meet six Druze leaders changing Israel for the better

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The Druze of northern Israel are a tiny religious and ethnic minority. Neither Muslim nor Christian, they comprise just 145,000 of the country’s 1.95 million Arab citizens. Yet Druze Israelis are well represented at...
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Colorado Shooting Suspect Has History of Mental Instability

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Ahmad Al Aliwi Alissa lost control. That happened In November 2017 during his senior year at Arvada West High School. On March 22, he would once again lose control, this time in a Boulder...
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After Trump: US Nuclear Strategy and North Korea

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"I learn a science from the soul's aggressions...." Saint-John Perse After Donald Trump, US nuclear strategy calls for a thorough revaluation and refinement. Nowhere is this obligation more plainly urgent than in regard to North Korea....
Noam Party head Avi Maoz, Jan. 19, 2021. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Noam Party draws fire from Israel’s center-left for list of coalition demands

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Israel’s Noam Party announced on Thursday that it will recommend Benjamin Netanyahu to form the next government though also presented a list of conditions, including the establishment of a national directorate dedicated to neutralizing...
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin in front of the virtual gates to Auschwitz as part of the 2021 March of the Living online event. Credit: Office of the President for March of the Living.

March of the Living virtual event to honor medical profession, past and present

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The International March of the Living will hold a virtual march on Holocaust Remembrance Day to be led by Holocaust survivors and Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Lion, Jewish Agency chair Isaac Herzog, Keren-Kayemet...
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi meets with Saudi Arabian Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, on March 24, 2021. (MEMR)

Chinese foreign minister explains Beijing’s ‘Five-Point Initiative’ on Mideast security

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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi kicked off his six-country tour of the Middle East on March 24 with a visit to Saudi Arabia. The other stops on his tour included Turkey, Iran, the United...
The flags of Israel and Morocco. Source: Gabi Ashkenazi/Twitter.

Israel signs multimillion-dollar strategic accord with Morocco

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Jerusalem and Rabat have signed a strategic accord worth hundreds of millions of dollars, Israel Hayom has learned. The heads of the Israel Manufacturers Association, the Israel Farmers Federation and the Israeli Federation of the Chambers of...