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Daily Archives: July 15, 2021

‘Labyrinth of Lies’ Examines Germany’s Post-War Response to Holocaust

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Directors Giulio Ricciarelli’s 2014 documentary film Labyrinth of Lies, streaming on paid Amazon Prime, brings to the screen the story of the prosecution of death camp crimes in a German court.   Labyrinth of Lies can be viewed...
Stones thrown by the Romans from the Second Temple to the street below after the destruction of the temple in 70 C.E. with the Western Wall in the background. Credit: Sarit Richerson/Shutterstock.

On Tisha B’Av, mourning incomparable loss, working on increased unity

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Why is Tisha B’Av the saddest day of the Jewish year? Eerily, not only were both of the holy temples in Jerusalem destroyed on the ninth day of the Hebrew month of Av (the first...
Elie Kligman. Source: Instagram/Elie Kligman.

‘It’s a moment I will never forget,’ says Washington Nationals draft pick Elie Kligman

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Jewish baseball history was made for a second time this week when on Tuesday, 18-year-old Elie Kligman, an Orthodox Jewish teen from Nevada, was drafted by the Washington Nationals. Kligman, who keeps kosher and will...
Flag of Iran. Credit: Shutterstock.

Iran’s Brooklyn terror plot is a crucial test for Biden

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For those who follow news about Iran, the latest report about a terror plot hatched by the Islamist regime was no surprise. The U.S. State Department has, under both Democratic and Republican presidents, consistently...
Jordan's King Abdullah in 2018. Credit: Alexandros Michailidis/Shutterstock.

Are Israel and Jordan ready to turn over a new leaf?

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Jordan’s King Abdullah II has often described his country as being wedged between a “rock and a hard place,” referring to war-torn Iraq and the Israeli-controlled areas west of the Jordan River. And that...
A Toronto police cruiser. Credit: JHVEPhoto/Shutterstock.

Canadian Jewish leaders raise alarm after string of anti-Semitic assaults in Toronto

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A Toronto man with a swastika tattoo on his chest was arrested for assault on a Jewish man and ticketed for other offenses aimed at the Jewish community during the past week. Michael Park, 32,...
California State Capitol in Sacramento, Calif. Source: Screenshot.

Watchdog to legislators: ‘Ethnic-studies bill threatens safety of Jewish students’

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The anti-Semitism watchdog AMCHA Initiative is urging the California Senate Education Committee to vote against a bill that allows high school districts to adopt an anti-Semitic draft of an ethnic-studies curriculum. “Especially now, as violence...
Missiles of the armed forces of Iran, Sept. 9, 2019. Credit: Saeediex/Shutterstock.

Months after UN lifted arms embargo on Iran, ‘dam hasn’t burst’ yet

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Nine months after the U.N. arms embargo on Iran has expired, there has not been a major new trend of sales of international arms to the Islamic Republic so far. Yet a potential danger remains...
Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked (center), Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (bottom right) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (second from right) at the Knesset,. July 6, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Knesset rejects bill to strip terrorists of citizenship

A bill to revoke the citizenship and residency of terrorists receiving stipends from the Palestinian Authority failed to pass a preliminary reading in the Knesset on Wednesday. The bill, which was introduced by Religious Zionist...
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin (right) and SpaceIL president Morris Kahn at an introduction of the Israeli spacecraft "Beresheet" at the President's Residence in Jerusalem on Feb. 17, 2018. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Israel is $70 million closer to its second lunar mission

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From the moment Israel’s “Beresheet” unmanned lunar crashed on the Moon in April 2019, project leaders and backers pledged to try again. Now the “Beresheet 2” mission is getting closer to reality, as SpaceIL has raised $70 million from entrepreneurs and...