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Daily Archives: July 7, 2021

Michal Cotler-Wunsh, head of the new Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliyah Policy and Strategy, greets arrivals to Israel. Credit: Nefesh B'Nefesh.

Nefesh B’Nefesh launches new institute for aliyah and strategy

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It’s been three years since Hanna and Shamshy Schlager traded their home in New York for a new one in Modi’in, Israel. It’s been a good three years, they’ll tell you, a time of growth,...
A prehistoric shark tooth found in Jerusalem’s City of David. Photo by Omri Lernau.

Why were dinosaur-era shark teeth found in Jerusalem dig?

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Scientists at Jerusalem’s City of David happened upon an unusual finding recently, when they discovered an ancient cache of 29 shark teeth while excavating the basement of a 2,900-year-old home on the site. Strangely enough, the teeth...
Newly elected Israeli president Isaac Herzog during his swearing-in ceremony at the Knesset in Jerusalem, on July 7, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Isaac Herzog sworn in as Israel’s 11th president

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Former Labor Party leader and Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog was sworn in as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday, saying he would work to repair divisions within Israeli society. The ceremony took place at the...
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin in front of the virtual gates to Auschwitz as part of the 2021 March of the Living online event. Credit: Office of the President for March of the Living.

The chance to head a nation like no other

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To the honorable President of Israel, Truth be told, I’m a little envious of you. In a short while, you will find out exactly how magnificent the privilege of the presidency is. Over the next...
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Russia and China’s conquest of the United Nations

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After the 20th century’s first great war, France, Britain, Italy, Japan and other major powers founded the League of Nations. Its primary mission: To keep the peace. It failed, of course, and the result...
An aerial view of northern Beirut, 2005. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

French ambassador criticizes Lebanon’s prime minister for domestic ‘mismanagement’

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French Ambassador to Lebanon Anne Grillo criticized Lebanese Prime Minister Hassan Diab, who placed blame for his country’s economic woes on the fragile domestic situation and explosions last summer in the capital city, instead of leadership. “What...
The new Shaldag MK V fast-patrol vessel. Credit: Israel Shipyards.

Israeli Navy to receive four new fast-patrol vessels

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The Israeli Navy is expected to receive four new Shaldag MK V-class fast vessels from Israel Shipyards, announced the shipbuilder on Wednesday. The navy currently uses the company’s Shaldag MK III fast vessel for coastal...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Gregory Meeks Gregory Meeks (D-N.Y.). Also pictured is U.S. embassy charge d'Affaires Michael Ratney. Credit: U.S. Embassy Jerusalem.

At US embassy in Jerusalem, Bennett reiterates return of bipartisan support for Israel

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A bipartisan group of members of the U.S. House of Representatives and Israeli officials celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday at a small event hosted by the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett...
A ceremony in the Tzora Forest near the city of Beit Shemesh marks 30 years since Israel established diplomatic relations with the Russian Federation, July 7, 2021. Photo by Yosi Zelliger.

Israel, Russian Federation plant trees to celebrate 30 years of ‘blooming’ relations

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Israel and the Russian Federation celebrated 30 years of diplomatic ties with a ceremonial planting of 30 trees in central Israel on Wednesday. The ceremony took place at the Tzora Forest, a large swath of...
Books. Credit: Pixabay.

National Education Association rejects anti-Israel measure at annual assembly

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Members of the National Education Association (NEA), the largest teacher’s union in the United States, overwhelmingly rejected a motion attacking Israel last week at its annual conference. New Business Item 29, one of two anti-Israel...