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Daily Archives: April 19, 2021

April 19, 1943: The Warsaw Ghetto Uprising began

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw ghetto uprising began after German troops and police entered the ghetto to deport its surviving inhabitants. By May 16, 1943, the Germans had crushed the uprising and left...
Chef Elli Kriel at work in her kosher kitchen in the United Arab Emirates. Credit: Courtesy.

Delicious diplomacy: From Dubai to Akko, food as the great equalizer

Jewish identity is invariably related to food, as witnessed through Jewish dietary laws, holiday traditions and consciousness. Retaining this identity is a matter of pride for many, and in our globalized, modern world, the...

A Provident Posture for Israel: Facing Nuclear Iran as an Intellectual Problem

“Subjugating the enemy’s army without fighting is the true pinnacle of excellence.” Sun-Tzu, The Art of War Mitigating Trump-Policy Mistakes Though Donald Trump sought to convince Israel that US withdrawal from the Iran pact would be gainful,...
Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com.

Dutch soccer fans shout ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ prior to match

Police in the Netherlands are investigating footage from a fan rally prior to a soccer game last week between two Dutch teams where fans chanted “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas.” The incident, first reported...
Vials of Pfizer's-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Tzfat on Feb. 14, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel signs additional agreement with Pfizer for millions of vaccines in 2022

Israel has signed an additional agreement with Pfizer-BioNTech for the supply of millions of vaccines for the year 2022, the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced on Monday. The PMO said the signing...
Israel Interior Minister Aryeh Deri with Education Minister Naftali Bennett during a Shas Party press conference at the Knesset, on Feb. 27, 2017. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israeli lawmakers eye direct vote for prime minister as way out of gridlock

The Shas Party is pushing for a vote to reform Israel’s electoral system to enable a special election for prime minister, Israel’s Channel 12 reported on Sunday. The plan was the result of a meeting between...
IRGC Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hussein-Zada Hejazi. Credit: Tasnim News Agency.

Deputy Quds Force commander dead of heart attack, says Iran

The deputy commander of Iran’s Quds Force has died of heart disease, the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps announced on Sunday. Brig. Gen. Muhammad Hussein-Zada Hejazi, who died at the age of 65, took up the...
Villages around the Ramat Hovav industrial zone in southern Israel have a high level of air pollution from nearby chemical-evaporation ponds and the Israel Electric Company power plant, Dec. 28, 2017. Photo by Yaniv Nadav/Flash90.

Israel’s Energy Ministry unveils plan to combat air pollution

The Israeli Ministry of Energy announced on Sunday a new plan designed to significantly reduce air pollution in the energy market. The plan, which the ministry says is part of Israel’s efforts to counteract climate...
Israeli veterans and disabled soldiers protest outside the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv, April 18, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Netanyahu promises reform after disabled veterans stage mass protest in Tel Aviv

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with disabled Israel Defense Force veterans on Sunday in Tel Aviv, hours after hundreds of veterans blocked the city’s Ayalon highway in protest against their treatment by the...
Tkuma Party head Bezalel Smotrich gives a press statement in the Knesset, in Jerusalem, on Apri 4, 2021. Photo by Olivier FItoussi/Flash90.

Lapid steps up coalition-building efforts as Smotrich digs in heels

Yesh Atid leader Yair Lapid and Blue and White chief Benny Gantz met on Saturday evening for talks on forming a potential coalition in the event that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is unable...