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Daily Archives: April 12, 2021

Israel celebrates Independence Day. Illustrative photo via Shutterstock.

73 fun facts about Israel

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Israel has the highest number of altruistic kidney donations per capita in the world: 1,005 in the past 11 years, and counting. The oldest tree in Israel is a jujube tree in Ein Hatzeva...
Moroccan Jewish immigrants landing at the Haifa port in 1954. Photo by Fritz Cohen/GPO.

Moroccan Israelis petition government to recognize 1948 riots in Oujda, Jerada as terrorism

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Descendants of families murdered in the 1948 riots in the northeastern Moroccan towns of Oujda and Jerada are set to ask the Israeli government to recognize those killed in the events as victims of...
Yuri Gagarin (left) and Boris Volynov (right) on picnic in Dolgoprudny

‘Jews in Space’ Lecture Filled with Anecdotes

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Boris Volynov was first among approximately 19 Jews who have flown in space, serving as a Russian cosmonaut in 1969.  Thereafter, Judy Resnik, Ilan Ramon and Gregory Chamitoff joined him in an exclusive club,...
Screencap via Hyde-Smith's YouTube page

Column: Mississippi Senator Is False Witness To Sabbath Sojourn For Voters

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Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith, a Mississippi Republican, scores zero for two so far on the facts. She falsely claims that Sunday is the Sabbath besides Saturday and, far more importantly, that our civil rights revolve...

Realpolitik And Power Over Death: Unceasing Delusions Of World Politics

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“Individual man sees in his country the realization of his earthly immortality.” Heinrich von Treitschke, Lectures on Politics History: “An Illustrious War Against Death” Where to begin? Why acknowledge that world politics holds a key for personal immortality? What...
Young Latin Americans expressing support for Nazism uncovered by Argentinian journalist Julio Lopez. Source: Screenshot.

Argentinian journalist exposes anti-Semitic, neo-Nazi groups in Latin America

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Argentinian journalist Julio López recently discovered a Spanish-speaking hate network by creating a computer program that scans websites for hate speech. A journalist and hacker by trade, López originally sought to search for groups...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu hold a joint press conference at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem on April 12, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Netanyahu to Austin: Israel will not allow Iran to carry out goal of nuclear...

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that Israel will never allow Iran to develop “nuclear capability to carry out its genocidal goal of eliminating Israel” during a joint press conference with visiting U.S....
A poster marking Iran’s Nuclear Technology Day shows the nuclear scientists killed on the way to realizing Iran’s advance in the military and civilian nuclear field—to the right of the Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei is a picture of Mohsen Fakhrizadeh, Iran's assassinated nuclear chief. Credit: Iranian press.

Iran marks National Nuclear Technology Day, signaling defiance of the United States

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Iran marked the “National Day of Nuclear Technology” on April 10. To commemorate, the Atomic Energy Organization of Iran announced 133 new atomic energy projects, presented to President Hassan Rouhani and online. The achievements were in...
Buoys designating Israel-Lebanon maritime borders. Credit: Chadica/Flickr.

Lebanon looks to expand maritime claims in border dispute with Israel

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Lebanon’s Public Works and Transport Minister Michel Najjar said on Monday that he had signed a document expanding the country’s claims in its maritime border dispute with Israel. “I expect it will be signed as...
Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif speaks at the Munich Security Conference in Munich, Germany, on Feb. 17, 2019. Credit: Balk/MSC via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran blames Israel for Natanz incident, vows ‘revenge against Zionists’

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Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif accused Israel on Monday of being behind the electrical “incident” at the Natanz uranium-enrichment facility the previous day. Iranian state television quoted Zarif as saying, “The Zionists want to...