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Daily Archives: July 14, 2021

Female survivors of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in April 1945. Credit: No. 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit, Oakes, H (Sgt.).

Congress doubles funding request for assistance to Holocaust survivors

The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education recommended a $10 million funding increase on Tuesday for the Holocaust Survivor Assistance Program (HASP) for the fiscal year 2022. According to a...
The section of the ancient city wall of Jerusalem recently unearthed at the City of David National Park. Credit: Kobi Harati/City of David.

‘Missing’ section of wall defending Jerusalem prior to Babylonian conquest unearthed in Old City

Archaeological excavations at the City of David National Park in the Old City of Jerusalem have unearthed the remains of an Iron Age city wall, constructed in the First Temple era, which was designed...
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The phrase ‘Jewish supremacy’ is brazen antisemitism

American Jews are caught in a paradox. We thought we have struggled “against all forms of racism, colonialism and injustice,” yet we are accused of standing for… “Jewish supremacy.” At Franklin & Marshall College in...

Nuclear War Avoidance: A Fourth Pillar Of Future Human Well-Being

“In the end, we must depend upon creatures of our own making.” Goethe, Faust On July 12, 2021, Horasis Chairman Frank Jurgen-Richter posted an important new essay titled “The Three Necessary Pillars of Future Human Well-Being.”...
View of the border area between Israel and Egypt's Sinai Peninsula as it seen from Highway 10 in southern Israel, on Dec. 4, 2018. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

Israel weighs Egyptian request to downgrade travel advisory to Sinai

Israel’s National Security Council is considering an Egyptian request to downgrade the Israeli travel advisory to the Sinai Peninsula, which has been at its most severe level since 2004. According to a report by Kan aired on...
King Abdullah II of Jordan addresses the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France, on Jan. 15, 2020. Credit: European Parliament via Wikimedia Commons.

Jordan sentences two officials to 15 years for alleged plot against monarchy

A Jordanian court sentenced two former officials to 15 years in jail for an alleged plot to overthrow the monarchy led by King Abdullah. “The two defendants held views that are against the political system and the...
From left: Benny Chefetz, dean of the Hebrew University's school of agriculture, UAE Minister for Food and Water Security Mariam al-Muhairi and Mona Khoury-Kassabri, H.U.’s Vice President of Strategy and Diversity. July 14, 2021. Credit: Yossi Zamir.

UAE, Israel agree on joint project to combat climate change

United Arab Emirates Food and Water Security Minister Mariam al-Muhairi met on Wednesday with representatives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (H.U.) to promote a research and innovation partnership in the realms of food...
An anti-Israel demonstration in Manhattan's Columbus Circle, including a Jewish anti-Zionist sign reading, “Another Jew Against the Occupation.” Credit: Ben Cohen.

Poll: 25 percent of American Jewish voters believe Israel is an apartheid state

About a quarter of American Jewish voters view Israel as an apartheid state, according to a newly released survey. The poll, which was conducted by the Jewish Electorate Institute from June 28-July 1, asked respondents if...
UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja and Israeli President Isaac Herzog at the opening ceremony of the UAE embassy in Tel Aviv, July 14, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel

The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened for business in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a special ceremony presided over by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al...
A view of Facebook's website. Credit: Shutterstock.

Facebook blocks Hamas-affiliated news agency based in Gaza Strip

Facebook blocked the Hamas-affiliated Shehab News Agency, based in the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday for violating its terms of service. “Despite recent outreach to its administrators regarding our policies, we have had to disable the...