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Daily Archives: July 12, 2021

Jews pray at Meron on the eve of Tisha B'Av, on Aug. 10, 2019. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90.

OU’s 20th annual Tisha B’Av program to address recent Jewish tragedies

The 20th annual Tisha B’Av program on July 18 sponsored by the Orthodox Union will not only focus on traditional themes surrounding the destruction of the First and Second Temples, as well as other...
Teens visiting Israel at the overlook on Masada. Credit: Courtesy.

Marcus Foundation triples down on teen travel to Israel

The RootOne teen Israel travel initiative announces a $60 million three-year grant from the Marcus Foundation. Launched in September 2020 by the Jewish Education Project, RootOne significantly lowers the cost of teen travel to Israel...
The inscription found in southern Israel on an ancient jug. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

Rare ‘book of Judges’-era inscription found in southern Israel

A rare, 3,100-year-old inscription was discovered during excavations in southern Israel, the Israel Antiquities Authority announced on Monday. The partial inscription, written in ink on a small pottery jug, was recovered in the Shahariya forest...
U.S. President Joe Biden speaks on the phone with then-Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on May 12, 2021, in the Oval Office of the White House. Credit: Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz.

US allies face America’s Revolutionary People’s Army

During his Senate confirmation hearing, Defense Secretary General Lloyd Austin gave an ominous description of how he viewed the Pentagon’s mission. He began his statement blandly enough. “The job of the Defense Department is to...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, via Wikimedia Commons

Biden delivers

Seeing the region through the lens of the “Palestinian-Israeli peace process,” President Joe Biden and the U.S. State Department are backing the Palestinian Authority under oppressive octogenarian Mahmoud Abbas—in the 17th year of his...
Yaqoob Abo Alqean, a well-known Arab-Israeli businessman from the Bedouin sector. Source: Facebook

Arab-Israeli real estate mogul charged with giving information to Iran

Yaqoob Abo Alqean, an Arab-Israeli millionaire, was charged on Monday with contacting a foreign agent for Iran and passing information to the enemy. According to the Shin Bet, Israel’s internal security service, Alqean was arrested...
Hezbollah flags flying over southern Lebanon. Credit: John Grummitt/Shutterstock.

Hezbollah in tight spot as Lebanon veers on brink of collapse

While Lebanon suffers from the worst economic crisis in its history, the Iranian terror proxy Hezbollah, which has such a heavy influence in the country, is doing everything it can to safeguard its interests...
Eyal Hulata. Credit: Courtesy.

Bennett taps former Mossad official as national security adviser

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Sunday announced the appointment of Eyal Hulata as national security adviser and head of the National Security Council. Hulata, 45, has served in a series of senior administrative positions...
Masked Palestinians hold their guns during the funeral of Palestinian police officer Tayseer Issa, who died overnight during a shootout with Israeli security forces in Jenin, June 10, 2021. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90

Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018. The amount...
Heshmatollah Falahatpisheh, former chairman of the Iranian parliament's national security and foreign policy committee. Source: Tehran Times.

‘The Mossad is behind every attack against Iran,’ says former hardline lawmaker

The former chairman of the Iranian parliament’s national security and foreign policy committee on Sunday blamed Israel’s Mossad spy agency for attacks against his country and criticized Iran’s security forces for not doing enough...