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Israeli-American actress, producer and activist Noa Tishby. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Noa Tishby takes action to offset book’s carbon footprint

Israeli-American actress, producer and activist Noa Tishby has partnered with the financial-services company Aspiration to offset the carbon impact of her debut book Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. She announced...
Rabbi David Rosen, international director of interreligious affairs at the American Jewish Committee. Credit: Courtesy.

Ambassadors from US, UAE, Bahrain to jointly celebrate Lag B’Omer/Iftar

Jewish communities in the Gulf will hold a joint virtual Lag B’Omer/Iftar celebration hosted by the Association of Gulf Jewish Communities (AGJC), the people-to-people network of Jewish communities from the Gulf Cooperation Council countries...
Bundesministerium für Europa, Integration und Äusseres, CC BY 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Israel must not stand idly by

The nuclear talks in Vienna feel like a flashback. The U.S. administration is yet again eager to join the dangerous Iranian nuclear deal, and Israel is left to wage a rear-guard battle alone. It seems that...

Idriss Déby: The death of an African warrior

We worry about the Middle East. We pivot toward Asia. As for Latin America, we at least pay attention to Venezuela, Cuba and the countries from which emigrants are streaming north. But Africa? Mostly, we...
photo credit: Koby Gideon (GPO)

President Rivlin was hosted at an inter-religious meeting at Abu Ghosh attended by religious...

President Rivlin on the constitutional developments in recent days: “The miracle of the existence of the State of Israel was and still is the result of hard work to which we are all committed, and...
A vial containing Pfizer’s BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a vaccination center in Modi’in on Jan. 12, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israeli data shows Pfizer vaccine 97 percent effective against British variant

Israeli medical data has shown that the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine is 97 percent effective against the British variant of the coronavirus, the founder of BioNTech said on Wednesday. Dr. Ugur Sahin, the co-founder of BioNTech,...
A sign at a rally in Paris against the French court ruling in the Sarah Halimi case, April 25, 2021. Source: Facebook.

France’s justice minister aims to change law after court ruling on Halimi murder

France’s Justice Minister Eric Dupond-Moretti plans to introduce a bill to change French law after a court ruled that the 27-year-old man who killed Jewish woman Sarah Halimi in a 2017 anti-Semitic attack would...
Israeli Tourism Minister Orit Farkash-Hacohen holds a press conference in Tel Aviv, announcing Israel's new campaign for encouraging tourism from abroad, April 27, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israel to start reopening to tourism, beginning in May

Israel will begin admitting vaccinated tourists into the country at the end of May and has announced the launch of a global campaign to encourage as many people as possible to visit this year,...
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani. Credit: Asatur Yesayants/Shutterstock.

Iranian president: Leaked Zarif interview intended to derail Vienna talks

Iran’s president said on Wednesday that the leak of an interview in which the country’s foreign minister complains of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ intervention in diplomatic affairs is an attempt to sow internal...
While British Jewry has pulled together against the threat of Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party, American Jews seem more focused on partisan grudges then on combating hate.

ADL audit on anti-Semitism finds slight decline in incidents, online activity remains troubling

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined slightly in 2020, but remain at a near all-time high, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual Audit of Antisemitic Incidents. The report, which was released on Tuesday, revealed a...