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The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, lights candles in honor of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics at a memorial ceremony on Aug. 1, 2021. Source: Israel in Japan/Twitter.

Widow thanks Olympics for memorial event honoring victims of Munich massacre

An official memorial ceremony was held in Tokyo for the Israeli Olympic athletes who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event took place at Israel’s embassy in Japan on Sunday....
Marathoner Beatie Deutsch. Photo by Kinneret Rifkind.

Nothing is impossible for Israel’s most unlikely marathon champ

It’s not every day that Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer features an Orthodox Jew on a billboard. But that’s precisely what happened when Adidas portrayed Israeli national marathon and half marathon champion Beatie (Bracha) Deutsch...
Former Israeli minister and Knesset member Itzik Shmuli (left) has been tapped as the new director-general of UJA-Federation of New York’s Israel office. He is pictured with UJA’s CEO Eric S. Goldstein, Aug. 1, 2021. Credit: UJA Federation of New York.

UJA-Federation of New York appoints Itzik Shmuli to direct its Israel office

UJA-Federation of New York, which represents the largest Jewish community outside of Israel and is one of Israel’s largest philanthropic funders, announced that former Israeli minister Itzik Shmuli would become the new director-general of...
"Haaretz" political correspondent Chaim Levinson. Source: Facebook.

American immigrants who leave Israel don’t deserve disdain

On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his parents’ aliyah from the United States, Haaretz political correspondent Chaim Levinson paid homage to his mother and father, who “left behind family, jobs that would have earned them much...

Selling spyware is immoral, but selling weapons isn’t?

French President Emmanuel Macron scolded Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett following a report that Moroccan intelligence services had used Israeli tech firm NSO Group’s Pegasus spyware to keep tabs on him and other senior...
The Israeli-managed "Mercer Street" oil tanker, struck by what U.S. experts say was an Iranian drone in the Arabian Sea on July 29, 2021. Credit: Johan Victor/MarineTraffic.

Report: Israel to present intelligence linking Iran to oil tanker attack

Israel will present ambassadors from United Nations Security Council member states on Wednesday with intelligence information linking Iran to the fatal attack last week on an Israeli-managed oil tanker off the coast of Oman, according to...
Unilever company. Credit: Unilever.com.

Maryland joins list of states reviewing contracts with Ben & Jerry’s, Unilever

Maryland is joining a list of states examining its relationship with the ice-cream maker Ben & Jerry’s, as well as its parent company, Unilever, after the company announced last month that it will no longer sell...
Ebrahim Raisi during Iranian presidential elections, June 14, 2021. Credit: Armin2210 via Wikimedia Commons.

Incoming Iranian president intends to seek removal of US sanctions

Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi said on Tuesday that he will actively work to remove U.S. sanctions on his country. “We will seek to lift the tyrannical sanctions imposed by America. But we will not tie...
Florida license plate; one will soon feature a boost to Israel, December 2020. Credit: Courtesy.

Florida set to ban Unilever from state contracts if Ben & Jerry’s boycott stands

The state of Florida notified Unilever, the parent company of Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream, on Tuesday that it has 90 days to cease its “boycott of Israel” or face a ban on contracts and...
Team Israel baseball at the Tokyo Olympics. Source: Team Israel Baseball/Facebook.

Team Israel’s Olympic baseball hopes end after loss to Dominican Republic

Team Israel baseball’s hopes of an Olympic medal ended on Tuesday after it lost a game in dramatic fashion to the Dominican Republic. It lost 7-6 to the Dominicans after former MLB All-Star José Bautista drove in a walk-off, RBI...