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Daily Archives: April 12, 2021

Ambassador Danny Danon delivers a speech to more than 60 foreign envoys at the Tel Aviv Hilton, April 11, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israel’s former UN envoy hosts foreign diplomats at Independence Day event in Tel Aviv

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Danny Danon, formerly Israel’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations, hosted a diplomatic event in Tel Aviv on Sunday in honor of the country’s upcoming 73rd Independence Day. During the in-person event at the city’s...
Labor Party member Ibtisam Mara'ana-Menuhin arrives for a hearing at the Supreme Court in Jerusalem, asking to overturn the decision of the Central Elections Committee to disqualify her candidacy in the March 23 general election, Feb. 24, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Controversial Arab MK wins Israeli TV award

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Labor Party Knesset member Ibtisam Mara’ana, whose nomination for the Knesset sparked a legal battle, was named one of the winners of the Israeli Academy for Film and Television’s 2020 awards on Sunday. The ceremony,...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin meet in Tel Aviv on April 11, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Israeli Defense Ministry.

US secretary of defense arrives in Israel amid Iran tensions

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U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin touched down in Israel on Sunday for his first official visit to the country. The visit comes in the shadow of growing military tensions between Israel and Iran,...
Jordanian professor Ahmad Nofal. (MEMRI)

Jordanian professor: ‘Jews rule the world, monitor our language’

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A Jordanian professor said earlier this month that while the term “Zionists” must be used instead of “Jews” lest one be “canceled,” there is no difference between the two. Furthermore, said Professor Ahmad Nofal,...
Noura Al-Matroushi. Source: MBR Space Centre via Twitter.

First female astronaut joins UAE space program

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The United Arab Emirates is set to train its first female astronaut, UAE Prime Minister and Vice President Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum announced on Saturday. Noura Al-Matroushi is to join fellow recruit Mohammed...
Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas speaks during a meeting of the Palestinian leadership in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sept. 3, 2020. Photo by Flash90.

Why is Abbas trying to bully Israel on eastern Jerusalem?

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The Palestinian Authority has launched an international campaign to force Israel to allow eastern Jerusalem residents to participate in P.A. parliamentary elections on May 22, 2021. At a meeting of the Palestinian government, P.A. Prime...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past...

David G. Roskies, “Rabbis, Rebbes and Other Humanists: The Search for a Usable Past in Modern Yiddish Literature,” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 12 (1996): 55-77 These Zydki, wooden figurines of traditionaal Polish Jews, come in...

The Use Of Hope To Move Us Into The Future

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I would say that for all people it is difficult to go on living, unless they have hope.  Hope is the anticipation that things are going to get better.  It is an active emotional...