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Daily Archives: April 27, 2021

George Washington. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

George Washington letter to Savannah Jewish community to be auctioned off

An original print of an early letter that George Washington wrote to the American Jewish community will be auctioned by Nate D. Sanders Auctions on April 29. The letter was printed in the July 1, 1790 issue...

Scholars Detail Growth of American Jewish History

Conversations with Colleagues, On Becoming An American Jewish Historian, edited by Jeffrey S. Gurock (Brighton, MA: Academic Studies Press, 2018) 270 pages. Conversations Between Colleagues has a personal, useful and informative festschrift flavor that honors the profession of American...
Israeli Aliyah and Integration Minister Pnina Tamano-Shata (back row, seventh from the right) welcomes new immigrants from North America at Ben-Gurion International Airport, April 26, 2021. Credit: Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Israel welcomes 104 new immigrants from North America

Israel welcomed 104 olim (new immigrants) from North America at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Monday. The group arrived on a specially chartered New York-Tel Aviv flight, facilitated by the organization Nefesh B’Nefesh, in cooperation with the...
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Noting and confronting anti-Semitism among the ‘educated’

A March 29 article in the online news magazine Tablet titled “Are Educated People More Anti-Semitic?” reported that a carefully crafted survey of Americans by authors Jay P. Greene, Albert Chang and Ian Kingsbury found that...
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2015. Credit: U.S. Mission/Eric Bridiers.

Israel has no choice but to act on its own to stop Iran

The head of Israel’s Mossad intelligence agency and the government’s national security adviser is in Washington this week on an important mission that has failed even before it began. White House spokesperson Jen Psaki made it clear...
Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and then-Cabinet secretary Avichai Mandelblit at the weekly Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on Feb. 2, 2014. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel’s cabinet votes to appoint new justice minister, attorney general says vote is illegal

A stormy cabinet session and a vote over the appointment of a new justice minister have thrown Israel into yet another political crisis. At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday, Alternate Prime Minister and Defense Minister...
View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building during a strike in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on July 26, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

GOP senators to Blinken: UNRWA has outlived its mandate

Saying that the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian Refugees (UNRWA) has outlived its mandate, a group of Republican members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter last week to U.S....
Uruguay's Ambassador to Israel Bernardo Griever (in suit) wishes the Sheba Medical Center team traveling to his home country a successful journey. Alongside him is Prof. Arnon Afek, the deputy director general of the hospital. Photo courtesy of Sheba Medical Center.

Israel sends medical delegation to COVID-stricken Uruguay

A delegation from Israel’s Sheba Medical Center traveled to Uruguay on Monday to share the experience acquired in Israel on combating the coronavirus crisis. Uruguay, which has a population of just 3.46 million, has recently...
Ayman Odeh, head of Israel's Joint Arab List party, arrives at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on April 5, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Joint Arab List head: ‘Intifada will end occupation, see Palestinian flag fly over Jerusalem’

Ayman Odeh, the leader of Israel’s Joint Arab List Party, called on Monday for a Palestinian uprising and praised Arab youth for their role in the recent violent clashes in Jerusalem. Taking to Facebook to...
Former U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry (right) with Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif as he arrives at a hotel in Vienna, Austria, on July 14, 2014, for a day of meetings about Iran's nuclear program. Credit: U.S. State Department.

Kerry denies claim he informed Iran of Israeli strikes in Syria

U.S. Special Climate Envoy John Kerry on Monday denied allegations that he had discussed covert Israeli strikes on Iranian targets in Syria with Iran’s foreign minister. “I can tell you that this story and these...