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Daily Archives: June 28, 2021

Israeli Jewish youth build bridges of understanding before joining the army

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Sapir Cohen, 18, grew up in an Orthodox Jewish home in Jerusalem and is just a few months away from joining an Israel Defense Forces’ combat unit. Instead of going straight into the army...

Sobibor: This Time Many Jews Won

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Sobibor was an extermination camp built and operated by Nazi Germany. It was located in the forest near the village of Sobibor, Poland. As an extermination camp rather than a concentration camp.  Sobibor existed...
Acrobatic gymnasts at the 2018 World Championships in Antwerp. Credit: Federation Internationale de Gymnastique.

Israeli teen acrobatic gymnastics team takes home world gold

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A team of young Israeli acrobatic gymnasts took first place in an international contest last week, after having performed a minutes-long routine that included flips, human pyramids and mid-air splits. The team, comprised of four...
Search and rescue workers comb through the rubble of the Champlain Towers South condominium. Source: Miami-Dade Fire Rescue/Twitter.

In the face of disaster, the priority is help and prayer, not politics

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It has become a trope of American culture that the idea of sending “thoughts and prayers” in response to a catastrophic event has become a term of derision. This is mostly related to the...
Hamas is also turning up the heat, hoping to one day seize control of the West Bank from Fatah as it did in Gaza.

Could Palestinian protests lead to the ouster of Mahmoud Abbas?

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As unrest continues in Ramallah and Hebron, questions have arisen surrounding the future of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas. For the fifth straight day Monday, protesters called for the ouster of Abbas following the...
Pictures of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi and Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas hang at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and the Gaza Strip, on Nov. 1, 2017. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Egypt’s president pushes for Gaza humanitarian aid in first call with Bennett

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke on Monday with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and discussed a number of bilateral, regional, and international issues. The Egyptian president congratulated Bennett for becoming prime minister. Bennett thanked Sisi...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. June 28, 2021. Source: Rivlin/Twitter.

White House working to set up meeting between Biden and Bennett as Rivlin visits

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Israel and the U.S. are working to set up a meeting between new Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House. According to Axios, Biden had a phone conversation with...
Blossoming almond trees in Efrat in Gush Etzion on March 4, 2020. Photo by Gershon Elinson/Flash90.

Democrats in Congress urge Biden to reverse Trump policies on Israeli settlements

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A group of 73 Democratic lawmakers urged U.S. President Joe Biden to reverse Trump administration policies towards settlements in Judea and Samaria, designating them once again as illegal under international law. The letter was drafted by Reps....
A screenshot of a Spanish TV broadcaster accusing Israel of genocide against the Palestinians. Source: Screenshot.

Anti-Semitism watchdog calls for disciplinary action against Spanish TV host over anti-Semitic comments

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The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is calling for disciplinary action against a reporter from a television station in Spain who made anti-Semitic remarks during a broadcast about Israeli athletes. TV3’s commentator Clara Basiana made the...
Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a faction meeting in the Israeli parliament on June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/FLASH90

Gantz, Liberman agree to cancel plan to shorten IDF service

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Defense Minister Benny Gantz and Finance Minister Avigdor Liberman agreed on Monday to cancel a plan designed to shorten military service for male and female conscripts in a number of roles, according to a...