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Daily Archives: April 8, 2021

Former Lebanese justice minister and chief of police Maj. Gen. (ret.) Ashraf Rifi speaks with Saudi Arabia's Al Arabiya TV on April 5, 2021. (MEMRI)

Former Lebanese justice minister: ‘Hezbollah is an enemy of the state’

Former Lebanese justice minister Maj. Gen. (ret.) Ashraf Rifi said on Monday that Hezbollah was an enemy of the Lebanese State. Rifi, who is also the former director-general of Lebanon’s Internal Security Forces (the national...
Jerusalemites stand for two minutes of silence as the siren sounds across Israel to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, April 8, 2021. Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel bows in memory of the 6 million annihilated in the Holocaust

A two-minute siren wailed across Israel on Thursday, as the country stood still to commemorate the 6 million Jews who perished in the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day events got underway on Wednesday evening at a...
Participants in the the Holocaust Remembrance Day ceremony in Bahrain, April 7, 2021. Credit: Courtesy of Houda Nonoo, Bahrain's former ambassador to the U.S. and a board member of the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities.

In first, Bahrain Jewish community holds Holocaust Remembrance Day event

The Jewish community in Bahrain marked Holocaust Remembrance Day for the first time in a virtual ceremony initiated by the House of Ten Commandments, said the local Jewish organization. According to the organization, the ceremony...
U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a conference phone call in the Oval Office of the White House on Feb. 16, 2021. Credit: Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson.

Biden’s push for restoring aid to Palestinians faces legal hurdles and brewing political crisis

In recent days, the Biden administration has moved rapidly to restore funding to the Palestinians that had been largely severed during the Trump administration. Concerns are being raised, however, that the funding could both violate...
A woman holds a sign opposing anti-Semitism at a rally. Credit: AndriiKoval/Shutterstock.

400-plus academics, intellectuals sign letter of support for IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Ahead of this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, which takes place from April 7-8 this year, 400-plus academics and intellectuals from around the world have signed a letter in support of the International Holocaust Remembrance...