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Israeli attorney Lea Tsemel at the Jerusalem Magistrate's Court on March 4, 2021. Photo by Nati Shohat/Flash90.

Film about Israeli lawyer who advocates for terrorists gets double Emmy nod

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A controversial Israeli documentary about an Israeli attorney who represents terrorists received a double Emmy nomination on Wednesday. “Advocate,” from directors Rachel Leah Jones and Philippe Bellaiche, follows Israeli self-described “human-rights lawyer” Lea Tsemel as...

Book Review: ‘The Age of Exodus’

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Although not a fan of swashbuckling, derring-do literature, I was tempted to buy this book because its subject-matter combined ancient archaeology and the struggle to establish the modern State of Israel. An irresistible combination...
The team cataloging Jewish gravestones discovered in the Eastern European city of Brest. Credit: The Together Plan/Israel Newsstand.

Group to turn thousands of Jewish headstones found in Belarus into memorial

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A charity organization is working to create a memorial with Jewish gravestones that have been discovered around Belarus, Israel Newsstand reported. Jewish headstones from the former Brest-Litovsk Jewish cemetery, which is today a sports field, began resurfacing at...
"Wall Street Journal" reporter Daniel Pearl was murdered by terrorists in Pakistan in 2002. Source: Screenshot.

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

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The death of Ruth Pearl at the age of 85 reminds us once again of the unspeakable horror that was visited upon Ruth and her family, and which served as a particularly dreadful wake-up call for...
Hiroshima Children's Peace Monument (Pixabay/ArminEP)

Preventing Nuclear War: Legal Obligations for an Imperiled Planet

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“Scholars build the structure of peace in the world.” Babylonian Talmud; Order Zera’im, Tractate Berakoth, IX Background of the Problem Back in the late 1960s, at Yale Law School and Princeton University’s Department of Politics, a series...
Israeli Defense Attaché to the United States, Maj. Gen. Hidai Zilberman. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

New Israeli defense attaché to US takes office

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The new Israeli defense attaché to the United States, Maj. Gen. Hidai Zilberman, officially took up his position on Wednesday. Zilberman previously served as the Israel Defense Forces chief spokesperson to the Hebrew media. He...
An Israeli receives a COVID-19 vaccine in Jerusalem on Dec. 21, 2020. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Israel becomes first country to start third vaccine shot to those over 60

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Israel is going to start offering a third shot of the Pfizer BioNTech coronavirus vaccine to people over the age of 60, Health Ministry Director-General Professor Nachman Ash announced on Thursday. Ash said that the...
The skyline of Taipei, Taiwan. Credit: Sean Pavone/Shutterstock.

Taiwan to open extensive Jewish community center, kosher restaurant

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Taiwan’s Jewish community announced the expected December opening of an extensive center to serve tourists and locals alike. The Jeffrey D. Schwartz Jewish Community Center will house a synagogue that can hold more than 100...
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan during his official visit to Serbia in 2017. Credit: Sasa Dzambic Photography/Shutterstock.

Turkey’s empty charm offensive

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Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has again sought to warm ties with Israel, yet the regime’s Islamist ideology and hostility to the Jewish state make any improvement of relations extremely unlikely. Erdoğan called Israel’s new President Isaac...
Tokyo. Credit: Pixabay.

Tokyo Police using Israeli aerostats to help secure Olympic games

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Israeli aerostats are in use by Tokyo Police to help secure the Olympic games, announced RT, the manufacturer of the systems, on Thursday. RT’s SkyStar 180 tactical aerostats are being used by law enforcement for...