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Daily Archives: July 1, 2021

Legion’s mission is to train and equip civilians with the skills needed to defend themselves and their families. Credit: Courtesy.

With attacks on Jews increasing, the need for self-defense is real

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Tough times demand tough Jews. If Jon Loew has his way, Jews in the United States and around the world will invest the time and energy needed to learn self-defense to protect themselves. Loew...

One-of-a-Kind Biography about Author of ‘All-of-a-Kind Family’ Books

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When the Association of Jewish Libraries evaluates a book with Jewish content that it finds particularly good, it awards the author its Sydney Taylor Book Award after the author of the All-of-a-Kind series of books that...
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Eva’s European Apple Pie

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Ahh…Mom and apple pie, as American as our flag. Apple pie is a Fourth of July must-have, an enduring tradition, and super delicious with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. If you asked a soldier in...
Donald Rumsfeld. Credit: Jason and Bonnie Grower/Shutterstock.

Donald Rumsfeld’s legacy: a warning against American retreat

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With ironic timing, the death of Donald Rumsfeld this week has occurred when American foreign policy is lurching in precisely the opposite direction to everything he stood for. His passing has provoked a renewed chorus...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump, UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani hold up the Abraham Accords, during the signing ceremony at the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

The EU should stop proposing peace summits and promote the Abraham Accords

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It’s been 30 years since the Madrid Conference, the aim of which was to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process. Yet, after three decades, Europe still hasn’t grasped what a failure it and all other...
U.S. Chief of Protocol Cam Henderson assists U.S. President Donald Trump, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Bahrain Abdullatif bin Rashid Al Zayani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Foreign Affairs for the United Arab Emirates Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan with the documents during the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020. Credit: Andrea Hanks/White House.

A Central Asia model for Israel and the Middle East

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As the Abraham Accords set in and the ties between moderate Arab states and Israel strengthen, more formalized relationships that tackle crucial regional issues—the Iranian threat, anti-terrorism efforts, and economic development, including desalinization and...
Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in 2019. Credit: Mike Jett/Shutterstock.

Ilhan Omar derided for ‘bigoted’ comments directed at Jewish colleagues in Congress

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Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) is being blasted by Jewish leaders after she made statements questioning her Jewish colleagues’ commitment to social justice. In an interview on CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper” on Tuesday, Omar...
View of the main entrance to the National Education Association (NEA). Credit: John M. Chase/Shutterstock.

America’s largest teachers union to vote on boycott of Israel, Palestinian statehood

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At its annual conference this week, the National Education Association (NEA), the nation’s largest teachers union, will debate and decide on whether to adopt two resolutions—one boycotting Israel and another to recognize Palestinian statehood. The...
Iranian Ambassador to the U.N. Majid Takht Ravanchi. Credit: Masoud Shahrestani via Wikimedia Commons.

Iran demands lifting of sanctions, US commitment not to exit nuclear deal

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Iran’s ambassador to the United Nations said on Tuesday that his country would return to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal on the conditions that all sanctions be lifted and that...
Ron Prosor (pictured), Israel's former ambassador to the United Nations, addresses the U.N. General Assembly in January 2015. Credit: U.N. Photo/Eskinder Debebe.

‘Every diplomatic mission is a frontline command center’

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It was during Operation Cast Lead in December 2008. The Israeli Embassy in Britain was surrounded by demonstrators, some of whom became violent. They climbed the fence, threw firebombs and rocks. Tension was running...