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Daily Archives: June 21, 2021

Participants of the kibbutz female leadership program meet with the Kibbutz Movement’s Secretary-General Nir Meir (in blue). Credit: Hilit Ben Zvi.

An extra leadership edge for women on kibbutz

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Israel’s kibbutzim have always been at the forefront of equality, with women working the land, taking part in leadership and generally viewed to be just as capable as their male counterparts. And yet, most of...

Holocaust Memory, Inappropriate Sexual Relations Themes of ‘The Reader’

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The Reader is an exemplary piece of filmmaking, superbly acted by Kate Winslet, David Kross, and Ralph Fiennes, beautifully lit by two of Britain’s finest cinematographers (Roger Deakins and Chris Menges) and sensitively directed by...

Political Biography Includes Anecdotes About Biden and Jews

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While this book was published prior to the election by which Joe Biden became the 46th President of the United States, there is much in it that remains of interest — particularly for people...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem, June 14, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

New government, new threats

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The day after Yair Lapid and Naftali Bennett formed their government, Biden administration officials threw a diplomatic grenade at them. Last Monday, administration officials told reporters “unofficially” that U.S. President Joe Biden intends to...
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Journalism is dying in broad daylight

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For the last 40 years, many activists have worked hard to monitor press coverage of the Middle East and to call out anti-Israel bias masquerading as objective news. For many years, those who performed...
Ebrahim Raisi during Iranian presidential elections, June 14, 2021. Credit: Armin2210 via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s president-elect says ballistic-missile program not up for discussion

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“The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,” Iran’s president-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Monday, taking a hardline position regarding ongoing nuclear talks in Vienna. Speaking at a news conference shortly after...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi alongside the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Mark Milley. Credit: IDF.

Top three goals of Israeli Chief of Staff Kochavi during US visit

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After delaying a planned key visit to the United States in late April due to the security situation in Gaza, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi arrived in Washington, D.C.,...
Hamas supporters wave flags during a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Report: Germany bans Hamas flag following anti-Semitic incidents

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The German government has agreed to ban the Hamas flag following a number of anti-Semitic incidents at anti-Israel rallies in the country last month, Deutsche Welle reported on Sunday. The proposal was an initiative of German Chancellor...
Ben Gurion International Airport, June 20, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Wary of new outbreak, Israel to increase COVID screening at Ben-Gurion Airport

Israel will significantly increase COVID-19 screening at Ben-Gurion International Airport amid fears of the highly contagious Delta variant of the COVID-19 virus, first detected in India. An Israeli Health Ministry committee has warned the government...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett delivers an address at a memorial ceremony at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem for the IDF soldiers who fell in 2014's "Operation Protective Edge," June 20, 2021. Photo by Amos Ben-Gershom/GPO.

Bennett to Hamas: ‘Our patience has run out’

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett warned Hamas on Sunday that Israel will not tolerate a “trickle” of attacks from the Gaza Strip. Speaking at a memorial service at Mount Herzl in Jerusalem for the soldiers...