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Daily Archives: July 19, 2021

Olympic symbol logo at Japan New National Stadium in Shinjuku. Credit: Urbanscape/Shutterstock.

‘Follow Team Israel’: Headed for Tokyo, hoping for glory

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Nearly 10 years ago, just before the 2012 London Olympics, new immigrants to Israel David Wiseman and Shari Wright-Pilo noticed a lack of what they considered to be much-needed English-language news and content about...
Israeli security forces guard as a group of Jewish visitors on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City, during Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90

Why is support for ‘freedom of worship for Jews’ on the Temple Mount so...

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Maybe it was just the product of the ongoing civil war between the different political parties on the Israeli right. Or maybe it was just time that an Israeli prime minister said something that,...
The Holocaust Museum of Oporto, Portugal, April 22 2021. Credit: João Bizarro via Wikimedia Commons.

Holocaust Museum of Oporto donates guestbooks to Yad Vashem

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The Holocaust Museum of Oporto is donating its guestbooks to Israel’s Yad Vashem via the Israeli embassy in Portugal, according to a museum representative. “Two reasons led the museum to donate the guestbooks to Yad...
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Is the golden age of American Jewry at an end?

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For decades, the American Jewish community has avoided dealing with the growing anti-Semitism of the left. When tiki torch-carrying white nationalists marched through Charlottesville, Va., at night in the summer of 2017 chanting, “The...
Israeli security forces guard as a group of religious Jews visit the Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City during Tisha B'Av, July 18, 2021. Photo by Jamal Awad/Flash90.

Bennett, Arab lawmakers spar over Temple Mount access

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Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and the Arab Ra’am Party clashed on Sunday after Jews were allowed to sing and pray in certain parts of Temple Mount during Tisha B’Av, on which Jews mourn...
The illegal Bedouin village Khan al-Ahmar, east of Jerusalem. March 21, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Lapid calls for Khan al-Ahmar evacuation delay, warns of potential political consequences

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Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid called on Sunday for a postponement of the evacuation of Khan al-Ahmar, warning that the move could have negative political consequences, Ynet reported. The contentious issue of the illegal Bedouin village located between...
The logo of the United Church of Christ's 2021 General Synod. Source: United Church of Christ/Facebook.

United Church of Christ accuses Israel of using ‘imperialistic theology’ against Palestinians

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The leadership of the United Church of Christ adopted a resolution at its General Synod slamming Israel, accusing it of using “imperialistic theology” as justification of its policies towards the Palestinians. The 3,500-word document, adopted...
The 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City. Credit: Courtesy.

Sovereignty Movement calls for ‘Greater Jerusalem’

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Hundreds of participants took part in the 27th annual Tisha B’Av walk around Jerusalem’s Old City on Saturday night to commemorate the destruction of the two Jewish Holy Temples, as well as to demonstrate...
Palestinians come to receive food aid from a UNRWA distribution center in the Khan Younis camp in the southern Gaza Strip, March 7, 2020. Photo by Fadi Fahd/Flash90

US transfers $135 million in aid to UNRWA

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The United States transferred $135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday, after signing a framework agreement with the refugee agency on July 14. UNRWA Commissioner-General Philippe...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a Cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on July 11, 2021. Photo by Marc Israel Sellem/POOL.

Israeli Cabinet approves Eyal Hulata’s appointment as national security adviser

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Israel’s Security Cabinet on Monday approved the appointment of Eyal Hulata as national security adviser and head of the National Security Council, according to a statement from the Prime Minister’s Office. Hulata will assume the office on...