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I survived a suicide bombing 18 years ago, but so did terrorism and its...

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In Judaism, the number 18, Chai, symbolizes life. It is a positive and affirming symbol, which is why you often see it in Jewish artwork and jewelry. For me, however, this year, it signifies the...
Eva Schloss, stepdaughter of Otto Frank with the students during the debate of Holocaust after International Day in Memory of the Victims of the Holocaust. 30 January 2018. Credit: UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré

Anne Frank’s stepsister and Auschwitz survivor Eva Schloss regains Austrian citizenship

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A Jewish woman who fled Austria as a child to escape Nazi persecution, and later became the stepsister of famed diarist Anne Frank, has reclaimed her Austrian citizenship at the age of 92. Eva Schloss...
The 150 ambucycles join a fleet of 1,000 ambucycles already operating in Israel for United Hatzalah. Credit: David Isaac.

Miriam Adelson donates 150 lifesaving ‘ambucycles’ to United Hatzalah

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Passersby were treated to a striking sight outside Jerusalem’s City Hall on Tuesday. One-hundred and fifty bright orange “ambucycles” – motorcycles and scooters equipped with lifesaving medical equipment – were lined in neat rows...
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Transcending Global Realpolitik: President Joe Biden’s Overriding Foreign Policy Challenge

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Abstract: Regarding American foreign policy, US President Joseph Biden has now correctly embarked upon a plan to reverse derelictions of his White House predecessor. As many Trump-inflicted harms were grievous and potentially catastrophic, this plan...
Israeli President Rivlin with US President Biden at the White House. Credit: GPO/Haim Zach.

Biden’s promise on Iranian nukes is worthless

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Outgoing Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with U.S. President Joe Biden in Washington this week and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Rome. The theme of both meetings as far...
The menorah at Chabad at San Diego State University. Source: Screenshot.

Second vandalism of Chabad at San Diego State University caught on video

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The Chabad House at San Diego State University was vandalized last week for the second time since April, The San Diego Union-Tribune reported. Security footage from June 25 shows one woman shaking the frame of a large...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres. Credit:Haim Zach / GPO

Rivlin meets with UN chief, says peace won’t be achieved with biased resolutions, investigations

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Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met with U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday at the U.N. headquarters in New York as part of his farewell tour of the United States. During the meeting, Rivlin addressed anti-Israel...
U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres speaks at the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia on Dec. 21, 2017 in The Hague. Credit: International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia/Wikimedia Commons.

UN head urges Biden to lift Iran sanctions

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United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to lift sanctions on Iran as stipulated by the 2015 nuclear accord signed between Iran and world powers. In a report to the...
Visitors at the annual Cybertech Israel Conference and Exhibition in Tel Aviv, which is attended by thousands of leading multinational corporations, startups, private and corporate investors, venture-capital firms, experts and clients, Jan. 29, 2020. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Israeli exports expected to reach record in 2021

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Israeli exports are expected to reach a record of at least $120 billion in 2021, according to Israel’s Economic Ministry. The hi-tech sector is the most significant factor in export growth in recent years, the...
DeepOptics glasses. Credit: DeepOptics.

Goodbye multifocals. An Israeli company changes focus via software

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“Slide your finger here on the side of the frame,” Alex Alon is telling me. I’m sitting in the “Bistro”—not some trendy Tel Aviv café, but a room set up for demonstrations in the offices...