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In Kaunas, Lithuania, a football match between HaKoach Vienna and the local Maccabi team, on Jan. 8, 1925. Credit: Yad Vashem Photo Archives.

Yad Vashem marks Olympics with online exhibitions of Jewish, non-Jewish athletes

Gymnast Estella Agsteribbe was one of five Jewish women to participate in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. She was a trailblazer not only as a Jewish athlete, but as one of the first women...

The Holocaust’s Impacts on Survivors’ Children

A Generation Apart, a 1983 Holocaust documentary streaming on paid Amazon Prime, explores the impact of the Holocaust on the families of the survivors. You may wonder why I have chosen this film for this week’s...
András Heisler

The case of Hungary: Anti-Semitism without violence

Is it possible for a country to be the locus of widespread antipathy towards Jews while simultaneously maintaining relatively low levels of anti-Semitic hate crime? A newly published report by the Jewish community in...

Settler colonialism backfires

Of all the catchwords hijacked by the study of the Middle East Conflict, none has turned taboos inside out more than settler colonialism. It is the linguistic warrant for bringing an indictment against Israel...

Using Impatience To Bounce Off The World

If there is one human trait that is becoming extremely hard to find in modern society it’s patience.  Modern technology makes it so easy, so effortless to rush from point a to point b. ...
Three men from Brooklyn, N.Y., have been charged in relation to two hate-crime incidents in May 2021 that targeted religious Jews. Source: Screenshot.

Three Brooklyn men charged for assaulting Jews, forcing them to say ‘Free Palestine’

Three men in Brooklyn, N.Y., have been charged in relation to two hate-crime incidents that targeted religious Jews. District Attorney for Kings Country Eric Gonzalez identified the defendants as Daniel Shaukat, 20, of Bensonhurst; Haider...
Miguel and Lexi, participants in the Caravan for Democracy Student Leadership Mission to Israel, join ILTV’s Eran Poris to talk about their first impressions of Israel, July 2021. Credit: JNF-USA.

‘Caravan for Democracy’ students share stories of experiences in Israel

A growing number of college student leaders beyond the Jewish faith seek to better understand Israel’s people and culture in the face of ongoing misinformation spread by its detractors on campuses throughout the United...
Pastor John Hagee speaking at the 2021 CUFI conference. Credit: CUFI.

‘A Night to Honor Israel’ turns out hundreds of fervent Christian supporters

Jews are rarely so uninhibited in their support of Israel as evangelical Christians in the United States, whose support for the Jewish state during the weekend’s Christians United for Israel Summit in Dallas, seemed...
Israeli prime minister Naftali Bennett speaks at a ceremony on July 21, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Bennett speaks with UAE crown prince on bilateral ties in first official call

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, on Friday in the first official call between the two leaders. According...
Surveillance camera footage caught an African-American woman in the act of using a hammer to break a glass window of a Jewish school in Brooklyn, N.Y., July 15, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

Suspect seen on surveillance video smashing window of Brooklyn Jewish school

Surveillance camera footage in Brooklyn, N.Y., caught a suspect in the act as she used a hammer to break a glass window at a Jewish school building. The video, shared by the Twitter account Williamsburg News on Tuesday,...