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Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram (bottom) posing with her gold medal at the Tokyo Olympic Village. Source: Facebook/Israel Olympic Committee.

Jewish athletes celebrate Olympic success at Tokyo games

Many in the Jewish world are sharing in Israel’s record-setting four medal wins at the just-concluded 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo. Leading the pack were rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram and men’s gymnast Artem Dolgopyat, both of whom captured...
The Davidson Center Archaeological Park, adjacent to Jerusalem's Western Wall. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Archeologists find evidence of Jerusalem earthquake described in Bible

Archeologists have uncovered in the City of David National Park in Jerusalem the first evidence of the capital being hit with an earthquake that was mentioned in the Bible, reported i24News. According to the first verse of...
The tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine, which draws Jewish worshippers the world over. Credit: Nahoum Sabban via Wikipedia Commons.

Ukraine to allow Jewish worshippers into Uman for Rosh Hashanah

Ukraine’s deputy health minister, Dr. Ihor Kuzin, said on Monday that his country would work to ease restrictions on the annual Rosh Hashanah pilgrimage to the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in the...
A view of the aftermath of the Sbarro Pizza bombing in Jerusalem on Aug 9, 2001. Credit: Avi Ohayon/GPO.

The bombing of Sbarro’s and why Oslo failed

Next month, Americans will mark the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The trauma lingers in the memory of everyone who was then alive. But while that day of terror will never be forgotten,...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett (center) and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid (left) during a Cabinet meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem on Aug. 8, 2021. Photo by Ohad Zwigenberg/POOL.

Iranian aggression and Israel’s fragile coalition

At the start of the weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addressed the country’s security situation. Referring to the Israel Defense Forces attack on Hamas targets in Gaza following the latest wave of...
Buses in the front of a public school in Brooklyn, N.Y. Credit: Leonard Zhukovsky/Shutterstock.

Zeldin urges US education departments to investigate anti-Israel bias in New York schools

Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.) is urging educational leaders to root out anti-Semitism in New York City schools after a pro-Palestinian teacher’s group published a biased statement of solidarity with Palestinians. “I am deeply concerned to...
Israeli soldiers on guard near Metula, on the border between Israel and Lebanon, on May 15, 2021. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

Gantz visits Lebanon border, warns of regional aggression promulgated by Iran

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz warned on Tuesday that Israel “will not stand by while Iran advances its nuclear program” during a tour of the Israel Defense Forces’ Northern Command. “Just as we saw in...
The tomb of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov in Uman, Ukraine, draws Jewish worshippers the world over. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

William Burns,CIA,Mossad,David Barnea,Iran Nuclear Deal

The gravesite of the daughter of late Chassidic spiritual leader Rabbi Nachman of Breslov was vandalized in Ukraine with pieces of a pig, including a skull. Sarah’s grave is located in a cemetery in the...
William Burns. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

CIA director in Israel for talks focusing on region, Iran

The director of the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency William Burns arrived in Israel on Tuesday for talks officials say will mainly deal with Iran. Burns is expected to meet with Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett...
Members of Hamas attend a rally in Beit Lahiya on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Saudi Arabia sentences 69 Hamas members to prison for up to 21 years

A Saudi court sentenced 69 Palestinians and Jordanians to as much as 21 years in prison on Sunday. The men, residents of Saudi Arabia, were arrested three years ago and accused of links with a...