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Jackie Mason. Source: Twitter.

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

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Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Mason died at 6 p.m. at Mount Sinai Hospital in Manhattan. His...
A room in the Jewish Museum of Oporto devoted to "Operation Thunderbolt," Israel's 1976 hostage-rescue raid at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Credit: B'nai B'rith International.

Jewish Museum of Oporto opens permanent exhibit on historic Entebbe raid

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The Jewish Museum of Oporto in Portugal on July 19 opened a permanent exhibit dedicated to “Operation Thunderbolt,” Israel’s historic 1976 hostage-rescue raid in Entebbe, B’nai B’rith International announced. “The is aimed at educating...
Spectators at the “No Fear: A Rally in Solidarity With the Jewish People” at the National Mall in Washington, D.C., on July 11, 2021. Credit: Chris Kleponis.

In America, Corbyn won

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On July 11, the American Jewish establishment tried to prove that it could fight anti-Semitism and be progressive at the same time. It failed. Outside of Congress that day, dozens of American Jewish groups co-sponsored...
Jewish-American gangster Meyer Lansky. Photo: public domain.

Tough Jews, Las Vegas and the Legacy of Meyer Lansky

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In his autobiography, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas,” Oscar Goodman recounts his 35 years as a famed criminal defense lawyer for Jewish gangsters Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and...

Hollywood’s war on Judaism

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A doctor walks up to a Chassidic Jewish teen lying in a hospital bed and tells him he needs a bone graft to save his leg. The teen and his father both worry that...
A docked ship in Eilat, April 12, 2018. Photo by Menachem Lederman/Flash90.

Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry delays UAE pipeline deal

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Israel’s Environmental Protection Ministry froze an oil pipeline proposal with the United Arab Emirates on Sunday, pending further review. Israeli Environmental Protection Minister Tamar Zandberg said she would push for a government debate regarding the...
An Israeli airstrike on a Hamas target in the northern Gaza Strip, on June 18, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

IDF hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to arson balloons

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Israeli warplanes struck several targets in the northern Gaza Strip early Monday morning in response to incendiary balloon attacks from Gaza, the Israel Defense Forces said in a statement. The IDF said it had struck...
Court proceedings. Credit: New Africa/Shutterstock.

Israeli court sentences woman who entered Syria to eight months in prison

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The Nazareth Magistrates Court sentenced a young woman who crossed into Syria illegally and was returned to Israel earlier this year to eight months in prison on Monday. In February, Syrian authorities took the 25-year-old...
The Israeli-American Council flew a banner over Ben & Jerry’s factory and global headquarters in South Burlington, Vt., reading “Serve Ice Cream, Not Hate” on July 23, 2021. Credit: Israeli-American Council (IAC).

IAC flies banner over Ben & Jerry’s factory in Vermont: ‘Serve Ice Cream, Not...

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The Israeli-American Council (IAC) flew a banner over Ben & Jerry’s factory and global headquarters in South Burlington, Vt., reading “Serve Ice Cream, Not Hate,” the social-media hashtag #BDSisHATE, and the American and Israeli...
Malcolm Hoenlein, vice chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, shakes hands with CUFI founder and president Pastor John Hagee, July 2021. Credit: CUFI.

At CUFI gathering, Christians and Jews alike vow to fight BDS ‘economic anti-Semitism’

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If day one of the Christians United for Israel 2021 summit was about honoring Israel, the next day’s focus at the organization’s annual conference held this year in Dallas was a call to action. The more...