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The actors, writers and directors involved in the Israeli short film "White Eye," which has been nominated for an Oscar in the Best Live Action Short category for the 93rd Academy Awards, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli short film ‘White Eye’ in the running for an Oscar

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When Tomer Shushan had his bicycle stolen, the Israeli-born son of Moroccan Israeli immigrants went through a range of complicated emotions. Once he started the process of getting the bike back, he began to...
A monument of Maimonides in Córdoba, Spain. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Author Adopts Maimonides’ Principles as True Judaism

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13 Principles of Emuna, The Timeless Foundations of Jewish Faith by Rabbi Lazer Brody, Emuna Beams Publication, ©2021, ISBN 979-8715611093, p. 175, $12.95. Born in Cordoba in 1135, but living his adult life in Fostat (Old...
Jonathan Greenblatt, CEO and national director of the Anti-Defamation League. Credit: ADL.

Jewish groups should work for justice, not toxic race theories

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It’s been nearly 11 months since Americans first viewed the awful nine-minute video that depicted the last moments of an African-American man named George Floyd. The images of a police officer named Derek Chauvin...
A rally for slain French Jew Sarah Halimi, January 2020. Credit: Gerard Bottino/Shutterstock.

Anti-Semitism is a form of delirium, especially in France

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The latest shocking development in the scandal over a horrific anti-Semitic murder in France not only trains a harsh light on that country’s attitude to Jew-hatred. It also illuminates a deeply problematic and wider...
A poster for an upcoming rally in support of justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old Jewish woman murdered in France. Credit: Combat Antisemitism Movement.

French Jews plan mass rally in Paris to demand justice for Sarah Halimi

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The Jewish community in France is planning a mass rally in Paris on Sunday afternoon to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, a 65-year-old French Jew who was murdered in her home by a Muslim...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo joins Republicans to unveil the Maximum Pressure Act, April 21, 2021. Source: Twitter/Republican Study Group.

GOP lawmakers join Pompeo to unveil Iran sanctions bill

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Attempting to send a signal that the GOP does not support the Biden administration’s efforts to rejoin the Iran nuclear deal, or the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), former Secretary of State Mike...
European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Photo: Amio Cajander via Wikimedia Commons.

EU to present action plan for combating anti-Semitism

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The European Union will release a detailed action plan later this year aimed at combating anti-Semitism, spokesperson Margaritis Schinas announced on Tuesday. The strategy “will provide a comprehensive framework to complement and support member states’...
The Plenary Hall during the swearing-in ceremony of the 24th Knesset, at the Israeli parliament in Jerusalem, April 6, 2021. Photo by Alex Kolomoisky/POOL

Amid ongoing political deadlock, is it time for Israel to consider electoral reform?

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Israel held its fourth legislative election in the past two years on March 23, voting 120 members of Knesset (Parliament) into power as representatives of the 24th Knesset since the establishment of the State. According...
American and Israeli waving in the blue sky. Credit: ChiccoDodiFC/Shutterstock.

AIPAC applauds lawmakers for backing full US aid to Israel, without conditions

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AIPAC applauded the overwhelming majority of members of the House of Representatives on Thursday who signed a letter urging U.S. aid to Israel to be fully funded in the federal budget without condition, contradicting a handful...
Officials from KKL-JNF and Ant Group, an innovative technology company, announce a scientific and technological partnership together timed to Earth Day, April 22, 2021. Credit: Avi Hayun.

KKL-JNF, Ant Group partner for research in sustainability, green development

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Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF), one of the oldest green organizations in the world, and Ant Group, an innovative technology company, announced a scientific and technological partnership to develop innovative solutions for forestation...