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Benzion Netanyahu, his wife, Tzila, and two of his sons, Jonathan and Benjamin, left

A Jewish Academia Novel Set in 1960 Still Resonates

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I started reading academia novels in the 1960s with Edward Albee’s tempestuous boozy Who’s Afraid of Virginia Wolf, then the jocular Lucky Jim by Kingsley Amis, a hoot, a romp, filled with  junior faculty insecurities. My radar sought...
Chanan Weissman has been tapped to serve as the White House liaison to the American Jewish community, August 2021. Credit: WhiteHouse.gov.

Weissman well-suited for Jewish liaison, say those familiar with position

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The White House’s announcement on Aug. 5 that Chanan Weissman, a career government staffer and former Jewish liaison under President Barack Obama, was chosen to become the White House liaison to the Jewish community was welcomed...
Israel Defense Force Artillery Corps fire into Lebanon near the border with Israel after Hezbollah launches 19 rockets, some at Kiryat Shmona in the north, on Aug. 6, 2021. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

In wake of rocket attacks on Israel, Hezbollah tries to signal it’s ‘in control’

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Hezbollah’s decision to fire 19 rockets at northern Israel on Friday came after the Lebanese terror organization took 24 hours to deliberate over a major dilemma: How should it respond to Israeli airstrikes in Southern Lebanon,...
Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a Kuwaiti entrepreneur, Islamic author and speaker, and a leader of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood, July 10, 2007. Credit: Fatma Almeer via Wikimedia Commons.

Muslim charity in Canada to host speaker with history of defaming Jews

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A recognized charity and Muslim group in Canada is hosting a speaker this weekend with a history of demonizing Israel and Jews at its annual conference. Tareq Al-Suwaidan is listed on the home page of...

Telling the Truth About the Palestinians

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“If the Republicans will stop telling lies about the Democrats, we will stop telling the truth about them.” — Adlai Stevenson “During the 1948 war,” says letter-writer Bob Holden of Los Angeles, “the Israelis expelled more...

The Secret Jewish History Of Procol Harum

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ifty years ago this spring, a then unknown British rock group called Procol Harum released its very first single, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale.” The distinctive recording went to No. 1 in the United...
The “burning of the Jews” depiction during Europe’s Black Death plague. Source: University of Iowa’s Library.

‘Not vaccinated:’ How refusal is spreading the virus of anti-Semitism

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A sad sight has returned to the streets of New York—and doubtless, to other cities around the country in which a growing majority of residents have vaccinated themselves from COVID-19. People are wearing masks...
Palestinians receive financial aid from Qatar at a post office in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Oct. 6, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Report: Palestinian banks not cooperating with Qatari deal to transfer funds to Gaza

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Palestinian banks and monetary bodies are resisting a new deal reached between Qatar and the Palestinian Authority to transfer Qatari assistance to the Gaza Strip for fear of being exposed to legal action over terror-financing charges, Ynet reported...
The European Court of Human Rights. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish parents lose appeal in European court to keep daughter on life support

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The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) rejected an appeal by the parents of a brain-damaged Jewish child trying to stop a hospital from withdrawing their daughter’s life support, reported the BBC. ECHR upheld a British court’s ruling...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett speaks at the annual Cyber Week conference at Tel Aviv University, on July 21, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

Iran ‘working systematically to build serious cyber-attack capabilities’

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Recent revelations about Iranian cyber-attack plots serve as the latest confirmation of how seriously Iran takes this arena, a leading Israeli cyber expert has said. On July 26, Sky News reported that classified documents from Iran “reveal...