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Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata accepts the 2021 Begin Award for Israeli leadership, June 2021. Photo by Naga Malsa.

Aliyah minister earns Begin Heritage Center’s award for Israeli leadership

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Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata was granted the 2021 Begin Award for Israeli leadership. Pnina Tamano-Shata has helped paved the way for many women and was appointed to serve as the first member...
From left: Rabbanit Chamutal Shoval, Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes and Rabbanit Shira Marili Mirvis. Photo by Gershon Ellinson.

Graduation marks new class of leaders in Jewish law

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The Susi Bradfield Women’s Institute for Halakhic Leadership (WIHL) of the Ohr Torah Stone network commemorated the graduation of its 2021 class, attended by hundreds of family and friends. Three women—Rabbanit Dr. Hannah Hashkes, Rabbanit...
Rabbi Jan Uhrbach, who was recently named interim dean of the rabbinical school of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America (JTS), the conservative movement’s flagship seminary. Credit: Courtesy.

First woman dean of JTS believes in bringing competing interests together

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Before she entered the rabbinate, Jan Uhrbach was a litigator who yearned for work that aligned with her deepest values, including her spirituality. “The law is combative, especially litigation, and I wanted to make a...
Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett (left) and Yair Lapid, head of Yesh Atid in the Knesset, June 2, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

What sort of government are Lapid and Bennett forming?

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The storm of controversy now engulfing Israel revolves around one question. What sort of government do Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett intend to swear in? According to Lapid, Bennett and their media chorus, Israel is...
Scrubbing "victim" of simulated chemical attack, Official Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Randall A. Clinton via Wikimedia Commons

International Law and WMD Attacks on Israel

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BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 808, April 24, 2018 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: In the years ahead, Israel could face the growing prospect of WMD terrorism – i.e., attacks involving chemical, biological, or even nuclear weapons. In this...
Al-Qaeda's central media outlet, “Al-Sahab,” published Issue 35 of its “Al-Nafir” bulletin in which it called on Muslims to carry out attacks against U.S. and Jewish interests. Credit: MEMRI.

Exclusive: Al-Qaeda calls on Muslims to attack Jewish, US interests worldwide

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Al-Qaeda’s main media outlet published a call on Muslims to carry out attacks against U.S. and Jewish interests, as well as urged individuals to support the mujahideen in Palestine financially, with men and weapons,...
Chancellor of Austria, Sebastian Kurz, speaks at the American Jewish Committee Global Forum at the Jerusalem Convention Center on June 11, 2018. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Israel honors health-care workers for battle against COVID-19

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein attended a ceremony in Jerusalem on Sunday honoring the country’s health-system personnel and partner agencies for their contribution to the fight against the...
Israel Defense Forces with one of two suspects who crossed into northern Israel after they breached the Lebanese-Israeli border fence on June 7, 2021. Credit: IDF.

IDF apprehends two suspects who breached Lebanese-Israeli border

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The Israel Defense Forces apprehended two suspects in northern Israel on Monday after they breached the Lebanese-Israeli border fence on Sunday night. The IDF said in a statement that after an extensive pursuit undertaken by...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during a ceremony honoring medical workers and hospitals for their fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, in Jerusalem, June 6, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Netanyahu: New Israeli government more dangerous than Oslo, Gaza disengagement

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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu harshly criticized his political rival, Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett, on Sunday, calling him a “habitual liar” and saying that the government he is forming together with Yesh Atid...
Hamas terrorists attend a parade in Khan Yunis, in the southern Gaza Strip, on May 27, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Hamas releases new Shalit footage, audio recording of ‘captive Israeli soldier’

As part of an interview with a senior Hamas commander aired by Al Jazeera on Sunday, the terror group released new footage of former Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who was held captive by Hamas...