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Luke Hughes celebrates with his family after being selected in the first round of the NHL draft. Source: Screenshot.

Three Jewish brothers make NHL draft history

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Three Jewish brothers became the first American family to have three siblings picked in the first round of the National Hockey League (NHL) Draft. Luke Hughes, 17, became the third brother in his family to...

Former Israel ‘Hawk’ Tells of His Transformation to a ‘Dove’

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It’s a well-worn political observation that “it took a Nixon to go to China,” meaning because President Richard M. Nixon was identified as a staunch conservative, he was trusted to go to mainland China...

United States- Iran Nuclear Crises: Portents for Israel

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ABSTRACT: In response to former US President Donald J. Trump’s unilateral American withdrawal from the July 2015 Iran Pact (JCPOA), the Islamic Republic of Iran accelerated and reinvigorated its military nuclear program. More recently, nuclear talks...
Photo by Ted Eytan

Capitol Rioters Displayed Their Racism Jan. 6

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Brazen racism – by using the most despicable racial slur possible – is all we need to know about the low-lives who invaded the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. We cannot chalk up their horrid...
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken participates in a video teleconference with the European Union's Foreign Affairs Council at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on Feb. 22, 2021. Credit: State Department. Photo by Ron Przysucha/Public Domain.

US says Iran nuclear talks cannot continue ‘indefinitely’

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U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Thursday that negotiations with Iran to revive the 2015 nuclear deal could not continue “indefinitely.” “We are committed to diplomacy, but this process cannot go on indefinitely,”...
U.S. Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.). Credit: Flickr.

Republican senators introduce bill to ban anti-Semitic country-of-origin labels

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A group of Senate Republicans led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) introduced a bill on Thursday that would prevent the Biden administration’s State Department or U.S. Customs and Border Protection to rescind late 2020...
Deborah Lipstadt. Credit: Courtesy.

Biden nominates Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt as next anti-Semitism envoy

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After months of pressure from Jewish communal organizations to appoint someone to the position, the Biden administration on Friday nominated Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. Lipstadt,...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz, seen here on July 12, 2021, updated his French counterpart on an initial assessment of NSO Group. Source: Flash90

Israel tells France it is investigating NSO spyware allegations

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Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz told his French counterpart Florence Parly in Paris on Wednesday that Israel was looking into allegations that spyware developed by Israeli company NSO Group was used against French President...
The City University of New York (CUNY). Credit: Shutterstock.

Zeldin calls for firing of City University of New York professor after anti-Semitic sermon

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Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) this week called for the firing of City University of New York (CUNY) of Professional Studies professor Mohammad Abbasi, after a video of him preaching to a congregation in New...
Mikayil Jabbarov, Azerbaijan’s minister of economy, and Israeli Tourism Minister Yoel Razvozov both cut the opening ribbon at the office on Thursday. Source: Azerbaijan in Israel/Twitter.

Azerbaijan makes first official presence in Israel by opening trade office in Tel Aviv

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Azerbaijan opened its first trade representation office in Tel Aviv, marking the central Asian country’s first official presence in Israel since the two countries established relations almost 30 years ago. Mikayil Jabbarov, Azerbaijan’s minister of...