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Rutgers University. Credit: Benjamin Clapp/Shutterstock.

Congressman urges Rutgers University president to speak out against anti-Israel rhetoric by union

Expressing concern for Jewish students at Rutgers University who may be targeted for anti-Semitic attacks after a union of part-time lecturers at the university singled out Israel in a recent statement, Rep. Josh Gottheimer...
Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA) and Israel’s former ambassador to the United Nations. Source: Screenshot.

Former ambassador Gold: World powers must also work to prevent Iran’s quest for hegemony

“Iran will never get a nuclear weapon on my watch.” At least this is what U.S. President Joe Biden told Israeli President Reuven Rivlin during his visit to the White House on Monday. Biden also...
The outside of Israel's new embassy in the United Arab Emirates. Source: Yair Lapid/Twitter.

US welcomes opening of Israeli embassy in UAE

The United States welcomed the opening of the Israeli embassy in the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday. “Foreign Minister Lapid’s trip, the first to the UAE by an Israeli Foreign Minister, and the opening of...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid at the ceremony opening the Israeli Embassy in Abu Dhabi, July 29, 2021. Photo by Shlomi Amsalem/GPO

Israeli foreign minister opens UAE Embassy: ‘The Middle East is our home, we’re here...

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid flew to the United Arab Emirates on Tuesday in a historic first official visit by an Israeli minister to the Gulf State. “What we are doing here today isn’t the...
A Tucson police cruiser. Source: Tucson police department/Facebook.

Man arrested for anti-Semitic vandalism of Arizona synagogue

A man was arrested and charged with aggravated criminal damage on Thursday for his alleged involvement in the anti-Semitic vandalism of a synagogue in Tucson, Ariz., earlier in June. The Tucson Police Department said their Street Crimes...
Members of the Israel Defense Forces’ Home Front Command assisting in search-and-rescue efforts in Surfside, Florida, June 2021. Credit: IDF.

Israelis fight despair while aiding survivors, rescuers in Florida calamity

“I saw in the news that you were coming from Israel for us, and I was waiting for you,” says a tearful young woman in Surfside, Florida, to members of the Psychotrauma and Crisis...
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines, at a vaccination center in Tzfat, Feb. 22, 2021. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

Israel looks for buyers as expiration date on nearly 1 million vaccines closes in

Israel faces the prospect of throwing out hundreds of thousands of COVID-19 vaccines if it can’t find a country willing to buy them before they expire. The number of vaccines Israel holds in cold storage...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting at the Knesset, June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israeli Foreign Minister Lapid: Polish property restitution bill hints at anti-Semitism

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, who on Thursday took a stringent position against a Polish bill to limit the restitution of property stolen from Polish Jews, continued to press the Polish government on Sunday,...

A Summit of Consequence? Great Power Diplomacy and Inadvertent Nuclear War

“In a surrealist year…. some cool clown pressed an inedible mushroom button, and an inaudible Sunday bomb fell down, catching the president at his prayers on the 19th green.”-Lawrence Ferlinghetti, A Coney Island of the...

Israeli Jewish youth build bridges of understanding before joining the army

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...