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Israeli actress Shira Haas, playing Esty Shapiro in the award-winning series "Unorthodox." Credit: Netflix.

‘Unorthodox’ wins prestigious Peabody Award

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The highly acclaimed miniseries “Unorthodox,” starring Israeli actress Shira Haas, won the prestigious Peabody Award on Tuesday in recognition of the most “compelling and empowering stories released across broadcast and streaming media in 2020.” “Unorthodox”...
The Israeli flag. Credit: Wikimedia Commons via Dr. Zachi Evenor.

American Zionist Movement elects first woman president, adds six new members

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Deborah S. Isaac was elected president of the American Zionist Movement (AZM), the United States federation of 39 Zionist organizations, at the AZM Biennial National Assembly held virtually on Tuesday with more than 400...
Shawarma sandwich, August 2009. Credit: Vera Yu and David Li/Flickr via Wikimedia Commons.

The left slides into acceptance of anti-Semitism

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As far as some of Israel’s most vicious critics were concerned, it was the sort of thing that gave their critiques of Zionism a bad name. It was difficult to pretend that the decision...
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Biden blew a chance for a win in his meeting with Putin

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Time and again, we fail to understand Russia and its rulers. Back in 1939, Winston Churchill acknowledged this, famously describing Russia as “a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma.” Nevertheless, three years later,...
Fourth of July. Credit: Pixabay.

This July Fourth? It’s a freedom bonanza!

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After a year-and-a-half of hunkering down, we are free at last—at least, for the most part. With the advent of vaccines, we welcome back hugs and backslapping, kids running amok with their grandparents, maybe...
Asaf Zamir. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Former Israeli tourism minister appointed consul general in New York

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Former Israeli Minister of Tourism Asaf Zamir was named Israel’s new consul general in New York on Tuesday. Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid made the announcement, saying that Zamir “has the professional and interpersonal capabilities to represent...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations and United States Gilad Erdan. Source: Screenshot.

At virtual UN event, Israel commits to phasing out fossil fuels by 2050

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The Israeli Mission to the United Nations and Israel’s Ministry of Energy held a global, virtual event on the subject of Israeli innovation in energy on Tuesday. The event took place as part of...
The message has appeared on a series of Iranian websites that their domains have been “seized by the United States Government.” Source: Twitter

US seizes dozens of Iranian-run sites ‘disguised as news organizations’

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The United States has seized a total of 36 websites linked to Iran, the U.S. Justice Department announced on Tuesday. Thirty-three of the sites were used by the Iranian Islamic Radio and Television Union (IRTVU),...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting in the Knesset, June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli foreign minister promises to renew ties with Democrats

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said on Monday that he intends to reinvigorate Israel’s relationship with the Democratic Party, describing it as one of his central objectives, according to advocacy group Democratic Majority for...
Hamas leader Yahya Sinwar holding a Palestinian child dressed as a Hamas fighter during a rally in Gaza City, on May 24, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Gaza terrorist groups call on Palestinians to ‘prepare for escalation’

Palestinian terrorist organizations in Gaza issued a joint statement on Tuesday calling on Egyptian and international mediators to pressure Israel to “lift the blockade on Gaza, finalize the rehabilitation matter, and stop the provocations...