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Dr. Miriam Adelson with IDC President Professor Uriel Reichman, right, and IDC Chancellor Oudi Recanati. Credit: Gideon Markowicz.

Miriam Adelson, Reuven Rivlin receive honorary doctorates from IDC Herzliya

In a ceremony on Monday, Dr. Miriam Adelson and former Israeli President Reuven Rivlin were awarded honorary doctorates from the Interdisciplinary Center Herzliya. IDC founder and president Professor Uriel Reichmann, who presented the doctorate to...
A scene from the film “Where Is Anne Frank?” Source: Screenshot/IMDB.

First Anne Frank animated film debuts at Cannes festival

The first animated film based on “The Diary of Anne Frank” debuted at the Cannes Film Festival to positive reviews from film critics, reported Deutsche Welle. “Where is Anne Frank?” which premiered last week, revolves around...
Cyclists with Team Israel Start-Up Nation posing on the Champs-Élysées, July 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

‘Allez, allez!’ Shouts of enthusiasm, encouragement as Israelis tackle Tour de France

When Belgian professional road and cyclo-cross racer Wout van Aert took the 21st and final stage of the Tour de France and Slovenian cyclist Tadej Pogačar won the overall 2021 Tour de France on Sunday, there...
Ben & Jerry's Ice-Cream Shop. Credit: Joshua Small-Photographer/Shutterstock.

Ben & Jerry’s distasteful BDS problem

To those who followed the saga of Ben & Jerry’s social-media silence, the outcome was never going to be sweet. In the wake of the fighting between Israel and Hamas this spring, the Vermont-based...
A Palestinian carries an aid package from UNRWA in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 27, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Biden’s reward to UNRWA for bad behavior

The United States transferred $135 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday. This was in addition to the nearly $33 million that it gave to the organization in...
A close-up of the British Labour Party logo. Credit: Chris Dorney/Shutterstock.

British Labour to vote on ousting 1,000-plus members who denied anti-Semitism

The British Labour Party is prepared to expel more than 1,000 members who have denied claims of anti-Semitism within the party, according to The Jewish Chronicle. Labour’s ruling body, the National Executive Committee (NEC), will vote...
Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern with Liz Kanter, TikTok's director of government relations and public policy in Jerusalem on July 19, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli intelligence minister, TikTok policy director talk best practices in fighting hate

Israeli Intelligence Minister Elazar Stern met Liz Kanter, director of government relations and public policy at TikTok, in Jerusalem on Monday to discuss best practices about how to prevent the spread of anti-Semitic content...
From left: Brig. Gen. (res.) Amir Avivi, director of Habithonistim; Irit Linur, Israel Hayom columnist; Shabtai Bandat, Peace Now activist; and Jackie Levi, moderator and Israel Hayom columnist. Photo by David Isaac.

Gush Katif conference relives loss of Gaza communities, studies rifts in Israeli society

It was 16 years ago Monday— the 10th of Av in the Hebrew calendar—that more than 8,000 Jews were evicted from their homes in the Gaza Strip in what was officially known as the...
Ambassadors from several nations pose at the Aish HaTorah Center in the Old City of Jerusalem overlooking the Western Wall. Photo by Josh Hasten.

Ambassadors tour Israel to better comprehend its multifaceted security challenges

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan is back on his home turf, leading 16 of his colleagues—ambassadors to the United States and the United Nations—from countries around the world, along with some...
Delegates of the Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi rabbinic and communal leadership mission to Israel, June-July 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Next generation of Orthodox Jewish leaders pledge support and action on behalf of Israel

Delegates from the Religious Zionists of America (RZA)-Mizrachi rabbinic and communal leadership mission returned home with renewed energy to advocate for the Jewish state and call on their local communities and politicians to act on behalf...