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From the film “Babi Yar. Context.” Credit: Courtesy.

Documentary on Babi Yar massacre to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

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Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s documentary film “Babi Yar. Context” has been selected to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival in July. The 120-minutes long film is based entirely on archival footage uncovered by Loznitsa, which...
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The growing cost of anti-Israel media bias

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For one of The New York Times’ most devoted readers, the front-page spread published on May 28 essentially accusing Israel of murdering Palestinian children was the final straw. Former Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman tweeted that day that he was canceling...
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) speaking at CPAC 2015 in Washington, D.C. Photo by Gage Skidmore via Wikimedia Commons.

Congress pursues bill to sanction entities aiding Palestinian terror groups

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A group of 16 Republican senators signed on to a reintroduced bill that would require the imposition of sanctions on any individual, entity or state that provides support for Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and...
Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett (seated) and Yesh Atid Party chairman Yair Lapid in the Knesset in Jerusalem during the election for the next Israeli president, June 2, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel’s ‘change’ bloc attempts hasty move to replace Knesset speaker

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Israel’s “change” bloc, headed by Yesh Atid Party chairman Yair Lapid, initiated a move to replace Knesset Speaker Yariv Levin, multiple media outlets reported on Thursday. The move followed Lapid’s announcement to Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin on...
The new Holocaust exhibit at Dubai's Crossroads of Civilizations Museum. Source: Crossroads of Civilizations Museum/Facebook.

UAE becomes first Arab Gulf country to open Holocaust-education exhibit

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In a continuing cultural relationship with Israel and the United Arab Emirates as part of the Abraham Accords, a museum in the United Arab Emirates debuted an exhibition about the Holocaust that also aims...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

EU envoy confident of breakthrough in next round of Iran nuclear talks

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As the fifth round of talks on reviving the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action nuclear agreement drew to a close in Vienna on Wednesday, the European Union’s chief negotiator said that the next...
Matthias Schmale, Gaza director of UNRWA. Source: Twitter.

UNRWA Gaza chief to take leave of absence amid uproar over Israeli airstrike remarks

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The Gaza director of the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) will be taking a “long leave of absence,” a spokesman for the agency said on Wednesday, according to Hebrew media...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the plenum hall of the Israeli parliament during the voting in the presidential elections, Jerusalem, June 2, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Netanyahu calls emergency meeting of right-wing bloc

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday called an emergency meeting of the right-wing bloc, after Yesh Atid head Yair Lapid informed President Reuven Rivlin late on Wednesday night that he had managed to form a...

Hamas and its sense of victimhood

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One aspect of the situation with Hamas that wasn’t really discussed very much in the last article is its sense of victimhood.  Victimhood is a state of mind, an ongoing internal experience that exists...
Kamau Bobb, head if diversity at Google. Source: Twitter.

Google removes diversity chief over anti-Semitic 2007 blog post

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Kamau Bobb “will no longer be part of our diversity team going forward,” the tech giant Google announced Wednesday, after the surfacing of an anti-Semitic blog post its Global Lead for Diversity, Strategy and...