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Daily Archives: July 27, 2021

An Israeli paratrooper holding flying the flag of Israel while parachuting over Slovenia as part of commemoration of Jewish World War II paratroopers. Credit: IDF.

‘Not a nation that forgets’: Israeli paratroopers jump to honor World War II heroine...

Israeli paratroopers have described being deeply moved last week by their experience in a commemorative expedition in Slovenia, held to honor the memory of Hannah Senesh (Szenes) and other Jewish paratroopers who parachuted into...
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‘Tikkun Am’: Our investment in the Jewish people

There is a legendary story from an ORT school in Ukraine, told and retold over the years, about a student excitedly returning home from class one Friday afternoon and asking his mother whether they...
Israeli world champion judoka Sagi Muki (right) and Iranian champion Saeid Mollaei embrace at the Paris Grand Slam, Feb. 10, 2020. Source: Instagram.

Iranian judo defector Mollaei dedicates Olympics silver medal to Israel

Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia, dedicated his silver medal to the State of Israel after the match on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. “This medal is also dedicated to Israel, and I...
Israel’s national women’s judo coach Shani Hershko (left) with Iranian judoka Vahid Sarlak. Source: Screenshot.

Iranian judoka, Israeli coach record message about peace, friendship in sports

Iranian judoka Vahid Sarlak and Israel’s national women’s judo coach Shani Hershko filmed a message about keeping politics out of sports at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. “I am next to Israeli athletes. I have a great...
The seal of the U.S. Department of State. Credit: Christopher E. Zimmer/Shutterstock.

US State Department probes incident of swastika etched into one of its elevators

The U.S. State Department began investigating who was behind the etching of a swastika on a wood panel in one of the department’s elevators on Monday. According to Axios, which first reported the incident, U.S. Secretary...

Hungary and anti-Semitism: A reply to columnist Ben Cohen

I read Ben Cohen’s July 23 column on anti-Semitism in Hungary with great interest. Basically, I don’t consider Cohen’s article to be a bad one: as a Holocaust researcher and deputy editor-in-chief of Hungary’s largest Jewish news...
Ben & Jerry's products on the shelf of a grocery store. Credit: Arne Beruldsen/Shutterstock.

Why are ‘progressive Jews’ defending Ben & Jerry’s?

If you thought that American Jews were going to unite against discrimination in ice-cream sales, you were wrong. The decision of the Ben & Jerry’s company to “end sales of our ice-cream in occupied Palestinian territories”...
Israeli high school students at the 62nd International Math Olympiad (IMO) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Source: Facebook.

Israeli high school students win six medals (three gold) at International Math Olympiad

Israeli high school students won six medals at the 62nd International Math Olympiad (IMO) in St. Petersburg, Russia. Israel’s national team finished in seventh place, its best ranking to date, among all countries involved in the two-day...
With teams on the ground, SeeTree starts by sending in an agronomist to create an initial assessment and establish a protocol for a farmer’s trees. The trees are then tagged and monitored utilizing military-grade drones, satellite imagery and team members in jeeps with mounted cameras. Credit: SeeTree.

Utilizing skills honed as intelligence operatives, these Israelis are revolutionizing agriculture

A group of former Israeli intelligence experts are in the midst of revolutionizing the fruit-tree farming industry around the world, utilizing their know-how, along with some of the most advanced agriculture technology (“agtech”) on...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett greets Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides in Jerusalem on July 27, 2021. Photo by Koby Gideon/GPO.

Israel expresses solidarity with Cyprus amid Turkey’s ‘provocative’ moves

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Cypriot Foreign Minister Nikos Christodoulides in Jerusalem on Tuesday following the leader’s meeting with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid on Monday. Lapid expressed concern for “unilateral Turkish actions...