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Russian Jewish chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi (left). Credit: FIDE International Chess Federation.

Russian Jewish chess player to challenge world champion for title in UAE

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Russian Jewish chess player Ian Nepomniachtchi will challenge the current world chess champion, Magnus Carlsen, for the title in Dubai later this year after winning the FIDE Candidates Tournament on Monday with a round to spare. The...

CD Compiles Music from Jewish and Other Ghettos

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Frank London, jazz trumpeter, band leader, co-founder of the Klezmatics, founder of the Klezmer Brass Allstars and co-founder of the Klezmer Conservatory Band, is one of the most important figures in the Klezmer Renaissance....
President Joe Biden participates in his first official press conference Thursday, March 25, 2021, in the East Room of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

How Biden is smashing America’s moral compass and dragging the West behind it

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For eight years, the administration of former President Barack Obama behaved as if the security needs of the State of Israel were such an irritating impediment to American foreign-policy aims that it had no...

American Nuclear Strategy: Challenge of Mind, not Politics

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In human history, the highest achievements of war preparedness and war avoidance can be found in triumphs of intellect, or victories of mind over mind. Today, in an unstable world of growing military nuclearization, major world...
Israel Aerospace Industries sent adelegation to Dubai, seeking local cooperation with government agencies, defense forces, local industries and academic initiatives in order to further expand the company’s activity in the Gulf region. Credit: IAI.

Dubai conference highlights online security, cooperation with Israel on cyber defense

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A cyber exhibition held in Dubai earlier this month drew the participation of Israel Aerospace Industries, and saw Israeli and Emirati professionals explore new ways to cooperate on cyber defense. The CyberTech exhibition, which took...
A view of a municipal office Jackson, N.J. Source: Google Maps screenshot.

New Jersey town being sued over alleged discrimination against Orthodox Jews

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New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal filed a lawsuit on Tuesday on behalf of the state against the Township of Jackson claiming that its zoning laws are discriminatory and have prevented Orthodox Jews from...
Israel Aerospace Industries new ventilator production line. Credit: Courtesy.

JDC responds to surge of coronavirus cases in India

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The American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee, in coordination with the Indian Jewish community and its local partner SEWA Cooperative Federation, is responding to the surge of coronavirus cases in India by deploying ventilators to...
The European Parliament. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

EU Parliament passes resolution censuring UNRWA for teaching hate in schools

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The European Union Parliament passed a resolution on Wednesday that targeted the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) for teaching “hate speech and violence” in its schools. The resolution demanded that hateful...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz at the Knesset, Oct. 21, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Cabinet approves Gantz as Israel’s justice minister, after about-face by Netanyahu

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Israel’s Cabinet on Wednesday approved the appointment of Blue and White leader Benny Gantz as Israel’s justice minister for the duration of the transitional government after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed to the...
Thomas R. Nides. Credit: U.S. Department of State.

Report: Thomas Nides likely to be US ambassador to Israel

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Former U.S. State Department official Thomas R. Nides is likely going to be nominated by the Biden administration to be the next U.S. ambassador to Israel, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday. Nides, an executive at Morgan...