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Water distributed to Jerusalemites from locally manufactured containers made of aluminum to prevent rusting, 1931. Credit: Yaacov Ben Dov/KKL-JNF archives.

KKL-JNF releases never-before-seen photos of Jerusalem

In honor of the 54th anniversary of Israel’s liberation of Jerusalem in the Six-Day War, Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) has released four photos from the days of the British Mandate before the...

Expresso, Halva and Tahini Brownies

I thought for this week’s bake, I would provide the recipe that I get asked to bake more than any other. It is actually quite a simple recipe but if you are a chocoholic,...
Maj. Gen. Thomas Solhjem, the U.S. Army’s chief of chaplains at a Torah-scroll dedication ceremony at a synagogue at Fort Bliss, Texas. Source: U.S. Army Chaplain Corps/Facebook.

US Army’s top chaplain attends Torah-dedication ceremony at Texas base

The U.S. Army’s top chaplain applauded the three-dozen rabbis serving as chaplains for Jewish troops while attending the dedication ceremony of a new Torah scroll at Fort Bliss, an Army base near El Paso,...
Knesset Member Yair Lapid and Education Minister Naftali Bennett in the Netiv Avot neighborhood in Gush Etzion, on July 23, 2017. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Lapid and Bennett officially on the clock to end Netanyahu’s tenure

For the second time in a little more than a year, incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s mandate to form a government has passed to his political rivals. Unable to form a stable right-wing majority...
U.S. President Biden on the campaign trail in Henderson, Nev., on Feb. 14, 2020. Credit: Flickr/Gage Skidmore.

US acknowledgment of the Armenian Genocide: Its implications

The recent formal recognition by President Biden of the genocide of the Armenian people at the hands of the Ottoman Turks in the early 20th century is not merely a pro forma gesture to...
Nancy Kaufman, former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, speaks at women's march in New York at Central Park West in 2018. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

Democratic pro-Israel group exposes rift among liberals over anti-Semitism envoy

A Democratic pro-Israel group exposed a rift among liberals over who should be the Biden administration’s choice for the next anti-Semitism envoy. In a now-deleted tweet earlier this week, the Democratic Majority for Israel (DMFI)...
An Israeli Apache helicopter at an aerial show in honor of an Israeli Air Force Flight Course graduation ceremony at the Hatzerim Air Base in the Negev desert, Dec. 29, 2016. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Syria: Israeli helicopter struck target in Syrian Golan Heights

An Israeli helicopter fired a missile at a target on the Syrian Golan Heights early on Thursday, according to Syrian state media. “A helicopter for the Israeli enemy carried out an attack with a missile...
Maj. Gen. Hossein Salami, commander of Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps, June 8, 2018. (MEMRI)

Top IRGC commander: ‘Quds Force has mastered the art of defeating US policy’

Iran’s Quds Force has mastered the art of diminishing America’s power and influence, Iran’s top military commander said on Wednesday. Speaking with Iran’s Channel 2 television on May 5, Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps Commander-in-Chief Maj. Gen. Hossein...
The entrance to the International Criminal Court. Credit: robert paul van beets/Shutterstock.

Faith-based legislators lobby governments against ICC war-crimes probe of Israel

Saying he is “appalled and shocked” by the war-crimes accusations made by the International Criminal Court against Israel, Josh Reinstein, head of the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) and the Knesset Christian Allies Caucus (CAC),...
A display from Israel's Psagot Winery, which was at the center of a European court ruling on labeling of Israeli products from beyond the pre-1967 Green Line. Credit: Psagot Winery.

Canadian court overturns barring ‘product of Israel’ labels on Judea, Samaria wine

A Canadian federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s decision that barred “Product of Israel” labels for wines produced in Judea and Samaria. In July of 2020, the Federal Court of Canada had ruled that it was...