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Daily Archives: July 8, 2021

Israeli President Isaac Herzog carries on a family tradition

Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s path was paved by the generations that came before him. His father, Chaim Herzog, followed in his grandfather Rabbi Yitzhak Halevi Herzog’s footsteps. When the latter heard about the 1949...
Campers gather at Camp Ramah in the Poconos. Source: Camp Ramah/Facebook.

Back at the lake and canteen: Jewish campers express relief just ‘getting to be...

The countdown started weeks ago, and it’s finally time—time for many to return to sleepaway camp after a year of lockdowns, Zoom school, and separation from friends and family amid a worldwide pandemic. “I’m so...

Washington State removes anti-Israel lesson from K-12 Native American curriculum

The Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) removed on Wednesday what it called “a clear example of implicit bias” against Israel from its mandatory K-12 Native American curriculum, a precedent that could hinder...

Still Asking the Wrong Questions: A Perilous American Error

“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.”-Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in Our Time (1952) How did America get to this fragile place? Often, history deserves pride of place....
The Israeli company Watergen has implemented a pilot project, installing a GEN-M water generator at Rocky Ridge Gas & Market (RRGM) in the Hard Rock community of the Navajo Nation. Credit: Courtesy.

Coalition brings Israeli water technology to Hard Rock community in Navajo Nation

The Israeli company Watergen has implemented a pilot project, installing a GEN-M water generator at Rocky Ridge Gas & Market (RRGM) in the Hard Rock community of the Navajo Nation. It was facilitated by store owner Germaine...
Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi communal leadership meeting with Israeli leaders at the Knesset. Source: RZA/Facebook.

Religious Zionists of America-Mizrachi visit to bolster bonds between Israel and the Diaspora

A Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi communal leadership mission to Israel landed this past week as the first U.S. delegation from the Jewish community to meet with Israel’s new government officials. The group also met...
An overview of the Technion–Israeli Institute of Technology campus in the Carmel Mountains. Credit: embassies.gov.il.

Technion ranked No. 1 in Europe in field of artificial intelligence

CSRankings, the leading metrics-based ranking of top computer-science institutions around the world, has ranked the Technion–Israeli Institute of Technology No. 1 in the field of artificial intelligence in Europe (and, of course, in Israel), and 15th worldwide. In...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid speaks during a faction meeting in the Knesset, June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel and Jordan reach agreement on increasing water exports, trade

Israel and Jordan agreed to a deal on Thursday whereby Jordan would buy 50 million more cubic meters of water from Israel and increase its exports to the West Bank. The increase in Jordanian exports...
Coronavirus supplies being loaded onto an Air Nepal plane in Israel, July 7, 2021. Credit: Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Israel sends Nepal vital supplies to fight COVID-19 pandemic

Israel on Wednesday sent Nepal supplies meant to help the country battle the coronavirus pandemic battering its population. The South Asian nation has recorded more than 650,000 cases of the virus so far, almost 9,300...
Ahmed Jibril, founder of the PFLP-GC, died, age 83, on July 8, 2021. Source: YouTube.

Ahmed Jibril, founder of Palestinian terrorist group, dies at 83

Ahmed Jibril, leader of a Palestinian terror group responsible for multiple hijackings, bombings and kidnappings, died in Damascus on Wednesday at the age of 83. The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command (PFLP-GC),...