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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz and President Reuven Rivlin award the Israel Defense Prize in a ceremony at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, July 5, 2021. Credit: Ariel Hermoni/Defense Ministry.

Four classified projects awarded Israel Defense Prize

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday presented the Israel Defense Prize to the developers of four projects deemed essential to state security. The ceremony was Rivlin’s last, as he is...
Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas in Ramallah, July 5, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Abbas calls on Canada to ‘halt Israeli aggression’ against Palestinians

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas on Monday called on Canada to “halt Israel’s aggressions” against Palestinians, reported Palestinian media. Speaking during a meeting in Ramallah with Canadian Foreign Minister Marc Garneau, Abbas also expressed his...
A plenum session in the Knesset on July 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

In a blow to Israel’s coalition, Knesset fails to pass citizenship bill

A bill seeking to extend a law regulating the status and residency of Palestinian spouses of Arab Israelis failed to pass a Knesset vote early Tuesday morning. The “family reunification law,” first passed as a...

Yiddish Word of the Day: The Color Red

Yiddish Word of the Day: The Color Red https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifTKCcN6pYw

Trying To Preserve An Organic Life From A Tropical Island

It is purely a coincidence that I happen to be reading at the same time two books that deal indirectly with the island of Tahiti.  One book is a factual history of the Bounty...