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Defense Minister Benny Gantz leads a faction meeting in the Israeli parliament on June 21, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Gantz orders Israeli defense officials to develop Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz ordered the nation’s defense officials on Tuesday to continue work to develop a new Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism designed to supervise materials entering the Gaza Strip and ensure that Hamas...
File photo: Soldiers in the Israel Defense Forces train for combat, which means manifold defense on several fronts at once. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

IDF’s quest to widen efficiency gap with adversaries takes on new urgency

In a remarkable farewell speech delivered on Sunday, the outgoing Deputy Chief of Staff of the Israel Defense Forces, Maj. Gen. Eyal Zamir, delivered a noteworthy warning. Like deputy chiefs of staff before him, Zamir...
Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Fans ridicule Jewish man at European Championship soccer final

A Jewish actor and satirist detailed on Twitter how he was “racially abused” on Sunday night at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom as he watched the UEFA European Championship final between England and Italy. Jolyon...
Photo: David Mermelstein – CBS Miami

David Mermelstein, Holocaust survivor who fought Nazi-era insurance companies, dies at 92

David Mermelstein, a survivor of Auschwitz who devoted much of his life to helping fellow survivors and educating children about the Holocaust, died July 6 in Miami at the age of 92. Mermelstein regularly spoke...
Soccer ball. Credit: Needpix.com.

Chelsea FC to expand sports leadership program for Arab, Jewish children in Israel

The Chelsea Foundation announced on Monday the launch of a new partnership with the Peres Center for Peace and Innovation and the Israeli Football Association (IFA) to help expand a sports program for Jewish and Arab...