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Daily Archives: July 13, 2021

Esther Bejarano. Source: Twitter.

Auschwitz survivor who used music to help combat racism, anti-Semitism dies at 96

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Holocaust survivor Esther Bejarano died on July 10 at the Jewish Hospital in Hamburg, Germany, at the age of 96, according to The Associated Press. Born in 1924 in the French-occupied German town of Saarlouis, Bejarano...
Jacob Steinmetz. Source: Twitter.

Jacob Steinmetz becomes first Orthodox Jew drafted into MLB to play for Arizona

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History was made in Major League Baseball on Monday as 17-year-old Jacob Steinmetz, an Orthodox Jewish boy from Woodmere, N.Y., in Nassau County on Long Island, was drafted by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the...
Leah Goldstein. Source: Facebook.

Jewish Canadian becomes first woman to win ultra-distance Race Across America

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A Jewish Canadian cyclist became the first woman to win the overall solo division of Race Across America (RAAM), the ultra-distance cycling competition, reported The Times of Israel. Leah Goldstein, 52, crossed the RAAM finish line...

Hamas’s summer indoctrination camps

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As this year’s summer-camp season begins, children around the world find themselves playing games, doing arts and crafts, participating in sporting matches and swimming in pools and lakes. For children in the Gaza Strip,...

Netanyahu’s Support Waning Among Likud Colleagues

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An old saying is that politicians are like fish: the longer they hang around, the more they stink. That seems to be the case with Bibi Netanyahu, Israel’s longest serving prime minister, at least...
A Palestinian shop owner hangs pictures of the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in the West Bank city of Hebron on July 20, 2016. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90.

Israeli and Turkish presidents talk amid tense relations

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Israeli President Isaac Herzog spoke on Monday with Turkey’s president amid a time of tense relations between the two countries. “I spoke a few hours ago with President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of Turkey, who called to...
Signs at the “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People” on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2021. Credit: Chris Kleponis.

Young and old brave heat in DC, ‘demanding change until this Jew-hatred stops’

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Despite the sweltering heat in the early afternoon at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, Jews who attended the “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People” enthusiastically received the many speakers on...
Team Israel played against the FDNY (Fire Department of New York) in Brooklyn, N.Y., before embarking on a series of exhibition games on the East Coast that will see them fly to Tokyo to compete in the Summer Olympic Games, July 11, 2021. Photo by Howard Blas.

Back to baseball in Brooklyn and on to Tokyo for Team Israel

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For Team Israel and members of the media who spent three tense, very exciting nights at Maimonides Park in Coney Island, N.Y., back in September 2016, July 11 was a true homecoming. Team Israel played...
Everix optical filters. Source: Screenshot.

Israel Innovation Authority, Space Florida name winners of joint tech program

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Four innovative programs representing joint ventures between technology companies in Florida and Israel were named as winners of the 2021 Florida-Israel Innovation Partnership Program. A venture of Space Florida, the Sunshine State’s aerospace development authority, and...
Israeli ground forces march towarsd Lebanon from northern Israel, Aug. 2, 2006. Photo by Pierre Terdjman/Flash90.

Hezbollah releases new footage of raid that sparked 2006 Lebanon War

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Hezbollah released new footage on Monday of the 2006 cross-border raid that triggered the Second Lebanon War. The video’s release comes as Israel marks 15 years since the fatal abduction of IDF reservists Ehud Goldwasser...