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The four women who earned their IAF wings last week. Photo: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

Israeli Air Force welcomes fifth-ever female fighter pilot

Four women and 35 men received their Israeli Air Force wings last week at a graduation ceremony in Hatzerim Air Force Base in the Negev Desert. The newly minted IAF pilots include the first woman...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the Knesset on June 13, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Lapid aims to ‘reinvigorate’ Israel’s ties with Democrats, US liberal group

Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid emphasized reinvigorating the Jewish state’s ties with the Democratic Party in his first call with an American organization since assuming office last week. Lapid made it clear that a “strong...
Iran's president-elect Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iran’s new president likely to usher in new era of defiance and hegemony

In his first news conference since his victory in Friday’s election, Iran’s President-elect Ebrahim Raisi immediately adopted a defiant stance on Monday, saying, “The U.S. is obliged to lift all oppressive sanctions against Iran,” adding...
Yahya Sinwar, leader of Hamas in the Gaza Strip, at a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Hamas leader in Gaza demands immediate transfer of Qatari cash

Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar raised demands for the immediate transfer of Qatari cash to the Gaza Strip, threatening an escalation if that failed to happen, Kan news reported on Monday evening. Sinwar reportedly made the comments during...
Kingsborough Community College, part of the City University of New York, in Brooklyn, N.Y. Credit: Kingsborough Community College.

CUNY Jewish professor resigns from union, concerned about anti-Semitism within ranks

Jeffrey Lax says his nostrils are flaring. He is used to coming face to face with hate. The 47-year-old Jewish professor of business at Kingsborough Community College in Brooklyn, N.Y., was appalled by a recent...