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Team Israel baseball, headed to the Tokyo Summer Olympics, to take place from July 23 to Aug. 8. Photo by Margo Sugarman.

Team Israel baseball submits expanded roster for Tokyo Summer Olympics

The general manager of the Team Israel baseball has submitted an expanded roster of 44 players to the World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC), baseball’s international governing body and the organizer of the baseball competition at the...
Albert Arie in 2020. Source: Screenshot.

Albert Arie, one of remaining Jews in Egypt, dies at age 91

Egyptian activist Albert Arie, who was born Jewish and known for his opposition to Israel and the Zionist movement, died on Thursday at age 91. He was born into a Jewish family in Egypt but...
Alma Har'el attends the 23rd Annual Hollywood Film Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel. Credit: Ovidiu Hrubaru/Shutterstock.

Israeli director Alma Har’el signs TV deal with Amazon Studios

Alma Har’el, the award-winning Israeli director behind Shia LaBeouf’s 2019 autobiographical drama “Honey Boy,” has penned a television deal with Amazon Studios. Har’el and her newly formed production company, Zusa, will work with the studio...

Arab Refugee Aid Could Endanger Israelis

Arab nations invaded the new state of Israel a few years before I was born, at a time when the world was still shaken by the fury of World War II. Arab leaders urged...
Artwork from the Barcelona Haggadah, from the 14th centuryy,

The Golden Age of Judaism in al-Andalus Part 1

In the beginning The arrival of the Jews in Spain is the subject of many legends, spread by Jewish and Christian chroniclers, especially in the sixteenth century. For some, they arrived at the time of...
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson delivers a speech outside 10 Downing Street in 2019. Credit: Michael Tubi/Shutterstock.

British prime minister affirms opposition to ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson recently announced the United Kingdom’s opposition to an International Criminal Court investigation into Israel for alleged war crimes. In an April 9 letter to the British lobby group Conservative Friends of Israel,...
Temple University. Credit: Roman Babakin/Shutterstock.

Temple University’s Jewish center to host online event about Israeli ‘occupation’

The Feinstein Center for American Jewish History at Temple University is co-sponsoring a virtual event on April 20 that promotes false narratives about Israel. The Jewish center founded by the late Murray Friedman—a historian and...
A rally against anti-Semitism in London in December 2019. Credit: Brian Minkoff/Shutterstock.

US report: Nearly a dozen European countries are failing to meet anti-Semitism challenges

Nearly a dozen European countries are “insufficient” in their efforts to meet the challenges of anti-Semitism, a report by the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom found. “Sadly, 2020 was another difficult year for global anti-Semitism”...
The fashion company Georgio Armani pulled an item from sale that resembled prison uniforms worn in concentration camps, April 2021. Source: Twitter.

Armani removes from sale blazer resembling Holocaust concentration-camp uniform

The Italian high-end fashion house Giorgio Armani recently removed from sale a blazer that resembled a Holocaust concentration-camp uniform following a request by the pro-Israel organization StandWithUs. Roz Rothstein, CEO and co-founder of StandWithUs, first...
Students from the Joseph Kushner Hebrew Academy perform an Israeli flag routine at a Yom Ha’azmaut event in Livingston, N.J., on April 15, 2021. Photo by Faygie Holt.

New Jersey town celebrates Israel with flag-raising, student performance

The Township of Livingston, N.J., less than 30 miles west of New York City, raised an Israeli flag over its town hall in celebration of Yom Ha’azmaut, Israel’s Independence Day, on Thursday. The annual event is...