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Daily Archives: April 7, 2021

Israeli-American pitcher Dean Kremer, starting for the Baltimore Orioles, on April 6, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israel makes history at ‘The House That Ruth Built’

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Baltimore Orioles pitcher Dean Kremer holds the distinction of being the only Israeli to pitch at “The House That Ruth Built.” After Tuesday night’s start against the Yankees in New York City, he reported that...
Photo by Frankie Fouganthin, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Holocaust survivors represent the light that shone in the darkness

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To all soldiers, commanders and employees of the Israel Defense Forces: Holocaust Remembrance Day silences Israel and envelopes our country’s streets in quiet. The day causes us to stop our daily routines and devote some...
The Auschwitz-Birkenau Museum, devoid of those participating in the annual March of the Living to mark Yom Hashoah, April 20-21, 2020. Credit: Marcin Kozlowski, March of the Living.

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

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It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. That’s the only way to describe the increasingly complicated brawl...
A view of Khartoum, Sudan. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Sudan repeals 1958 boycott law against Israel

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Sudan’s cabinet decided on Tuesday to repeal a law dating back to 1958 that barred diplomatic or business relations with Israel, it said in a statement, according to Reuters. The decision still needs to be confirmed...
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2—also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19—isolated from a patient in the United States. Credit: NIAID-RML via Wikimedia Commons.

Kantor Antisemitism Report for 2020 reflects Jew-hatred, tropes exacerbated by pandemic

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The Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry at Tel Aviv University’s Faculty of Humanities, in cooperation with the European Jewish Congress, released the Antisemitism Report for 2020, the year of the...
German volunteers with the "March of Life" program pose with Holocaust survivors at the ADI Negev-Nahalat Eran village in southern Israel. Credit: ADI.

Young Germans move beyond the past to solidify relations in Israel, with adults and...

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On the cusp of this year’s annual Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day commemoration, a highly inimitable event took place in southern Israel. A group of young adults from Germany, including direct descendants of Nazi...
The swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL.

Israel’s 24th Knesset sworn in under cloud of coalition crisis

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Israel’s 24th Knesset was sworn in on Tuesday with less than the customary fanfare due to coronavirus restrictions on the number of attendees and the political crisis that is threatening to lead to a fifth round...
Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on the production line. Credit: Mike Mareen/Shutterstock.

Senior Israeli health official says virus is ‘dying out,’ credits vaccine

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The head of Public Health at Israel’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that the COVID-19 virus was “dying out” in the country, albeit slowly. Dr. Sharon Alroy-Preis, the head of Public Health at Israel’s Health...
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja (second from right) and Etihad Airways CEO Tony Douglas (second from left) at a ceremony marking the arrival of the first commercial passenger flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel at Ben-Gurion International Airport on April 6, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Israel welcomes inaugural Abu Dhabi-Tel Aviv flight in official ceremony

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The first commercial flight from Abu Dhabi to Israel touched down at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Tuesday with the United Arab Emirates ambassador to Israel on board for an official reception along with his...
Iranian negotiator Saeed Jalili, the former chair of Iran's National Security Council, stands ready to negotiate with his interlocutors over the Iran nuclear deal in Vienna. Credit: Iran press.

Prospects for ‘improved’ nuclear deal dim as talks restart in Vienna

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Ahead of the opening of indirect negotiations between Iran and the United States in Vienna through intermediaries, Iran presented a tough and uncompromising stance calling for the lifting of all sanctions if the United...