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Daily Archives: July 21, 2021

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin hosts the stars of the Israeli series Fauda and members of Israel's special undercover police unit at the President's Residence in Jerusalem, on Feb. 7, 2018. Photo by Mark Neyman/GPO.

‘Fauda’ becomes first Israel TV show to be dubbed in Farsi

Critically acclaimed Israeli TV series Fauda is about to mark another historical achievement by being dubbed into Farsi. The Farsi version of the show is slated to air on Manoto TV, an international Persian-language channel based in...
Omri Casspi. Credit: Karolis Kavolelis/Shutterstock.

Israeli NBA star Omri Casspi announces retirement from professional basketball

Omri Casspi, Israel’s first basketball player in the National Basketball Association, has retired from playing the sport professionally. “Basketball has given me a lot over the years. I reached the peaks of European and world...

Short Story Focuses on IBM’s Business With the Nazis

The role played by IBM and its subsidiaries in facilitating the Holocaust with its punch card system has been well documented, most particularly by Edwin Black, an occasional writer for this publication and author...
The United Nations building in New York City. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Problems with world peacekeeping: UN does it incompetently, corruptly and criminally

Cubans have been out in the streets, protesting decades of oppression and poverty. They’ve been beaten and arrested for—as The New York Times phrased it—“Shouting ‘Freedom’ and other anti-government slogans.” That’s not wrong if you understand that...
A view of the 2019 AIPAC Policy Conference proceedings in Washington, D.C. Source: AIPAC via Twitter.

AIPAC reschedules congressional trips to Israel over rising COVID concerns

The American Israel Education Foundation, the charitable organization affiliated with AIPAC, is rescheduling two congressional trips to Israel next month over concerns tied to COVID-19. The House Republican freshman trip and a bipartisan delegation of...
Russia's Checkmate fighter jet on display at the MAKS international air exhibition. Source: Screenshot.

Russia’s new ‘Checkmate’ stealth jet expected to arrive in the Middle East

As soon as it can enter into operations, the new Russian single-engine stealth fighter jet will likely arrive in the Middle East through future arms sales to local countries, though this does not form...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the annual Cyber Week conference at Tel Aviv University, on July 21, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Report: Israeli premier calls for ‘global defense shield’ against cyber threats

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett called on Wednesday for the creation of a “global defense shield” against cyber attacks. Speaking at the annual Cyber Week conference at Tel Aviv University, said Bennet, “We have already...
Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked visits the local Ben & Jerry’s factory, July 20, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Ayelet Shaked visits Ben & Jerry’s Israel factory in show of support

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked on Wednesday visited the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Israel in a show of support of its CEO, Avi Zinger, who is fighting the parent company’s recent decision to...
Israeli Ambassador to U.S. Ron Dermer addresses the annual AIPAC policy conference in Washington D.C. on March 24, 2019. Credit: AIPAC.

Israel’s former US envoy Ron Dermer joins Washington think tank JINSA

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer has joined the Jewish Institute for National Security of America (JINSA), the Washington, D.C.-based think tank announced on Tuesday. Dermer, a longtime adviser to former Israeli Prime Minister...
From left, International Olympiad in Informatics medalists (for 2021) Yanir Edri, Lior Yehezkely, Gonen Gazit and Yoav Katz. Credit: Future Scientists Center.

Israeli brainpower: High school students take home silver, bronze in Informatics Olympiad

While Israelis are hoping for some Olympic medals for athletic prowess in the upcoming Tokyo Olympics, four teenagers won silver and bronze medals in the 33rd International Olympiad in Informatics for their brainpower. Hosted virtually by the National University...