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Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram. Source: Linoy Ashram/Instagram.

Linoy Ashram snags gold for Israel in rhythmic gymnastics

Rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram won a gold medal for Israel in the Tokyo Olympics on Saturday, beating out stiff competition in three separate routines with hoops, ball and ribbon. “It’s what I dreamed of for...
Israeli artistic gymnast and gold medalist Artem Dolgopyat, Aug. 1, 2021. Source: Israel Olympic Committee via Facebook.

No easy fix for Israel’s gold-medal civil marriage dilemma

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It was an epic Olympic Games for Israel. The Jewish state’s team brought home a record four medals from the Tokyo Olympiad, including two that were gold. For a small country that, thanks to...
The store sign at Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury, Vt., home to full-service Scoop Shop guided factory tour and gift shop. Credit: Jay Yuan/Shutterstock.

Who Screams for Ben & Jerry’s?

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‘I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Ice Cream’ Lots of screaming in this season of ice cream lust. First Ben & Jerry’s set events in motion by declaring to inhabitants of Israel’s territories, as...

Antisemitism at Anti-Vax Rallies in France

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The pogrom atmosphere persists. Last Saturday's anti-vax rally poster in Metz carries the names of mostly Jewish figures.   French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is taking action.In a letter to French Interior Minister, Gerald Darmanin, Wiesenthal...
Thousands of North American teens attend the annual National Conference of Synagogue Youth (NCSY) summer mega-event in Israel, July 25, 2018. Credit: Courtesy of the Orthodox Union.

$3 million gift to support Jewish identity programs for public-school teens

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Longtime Jewish communal leaders Avi and Becky Katz have established a multi-year, multi-million national initiative with NCSY, the flagship youth movement of the Orthodox Union, to support Jewish identity programs for public-school teenagers. Their $3 million...
Ben & Jerry's mobile ice-cream truck. Credit: Pixabay.

March against Ben & Jerry’s to take place in New York ahead of worldwide...

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A march to protest Ben & Jerry’s decision to stop selling its products in the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem is scheduled to take place in New York City on Thursday. Participants will gather at the New...
Israel's Consul General to Los Angeles Hillel Newman meets with Christian pastors from across Southern California. Credit: Israeli Consulate of Los Angeles.

Israel’s consul general in LA strategizes with Christian leaders to fight anti-Semitism

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Hillel Newman, Israel’s Consul General to Los Angeles, convened a meeting last week with a dozen influential pastors from across Southern California to address the rise in anti-Semitism and to strengthen ties with the...
Israeli lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi at the Knesset, ahead of the opening parliament session of the new government, on April 5, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitousi/Flash90.

Meretz MK: Bennett knows his government will fall if he takes military action

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Israeli lawmaker Ghaida Rinawie-Zoabi said on Sunday that her party, Meretz, together with the Arab Ra’am Party, can prevent the government from taking military action, according to Israel’s Kan News. “It’s in the coalition agreements. The...
Bahrain's Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed Al Khalifa meets Israeli President Isaac Herzog meet in Jerusalem, Aug. 8, 2021. Photo by Mark Neiman/GPO.

Report: Iran deal increased ‘extremism and hatred,’ says top Bahraini official

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A senior Bahraini official criticized the 2015 Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) nuclear deal on Sunday, saying it had “fueled crises across the Middle East.” Speaking during a press briefing in Jerusalem, Sheikh Abdulla...
Ofer Prison, an Israeli incarceration facility in the Judea and Samaria, between Ramallah and Giv’at Ze’ev. It is one of three facilities of the same nature, including Megiddo and Ktzi’ot prisons. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Report: Israel Prison Service facilitating payments to Palestinian terrorists

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A special clause in the contract between Israel’s Postal Bank (IPB) and the Israel Prison Service (IPS) stipulates that the latter will compensate the former should it be sued for violating the country’s anti-terror...