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Daily Archives: August 11, 2021

Summer morning dew. Credit: Pixabay.

Lessening the labor of Labor Day Rosh Hashanah

I know, I know; it’s summer! Must we think of all the cooking now? With the sun beating down, camp finishing up and vacations still in the works, and long evenings to sit outside...
Twelve future lone soldiers from North America landed on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight to serve in the Israel Defense Forces and make their homes in the Jewish state, Aug. 10, 2021. Photo by Yonit Schiller.

Future lone soldiers arrive with Nefesh B’Nefesh during summer ‘aliyah’ peak

Twelve future lone soldiers were among new immigrants who landed this week on a Nefesh B’Nefesh Group Aliyah Flight, in cooperation with Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration, the Jewish Agency for Israel, Keren...
The Jewish Agency’s ShinShinim emissaries in Israel before departing for communities around the world, August 2021 Photo by Amit Amar.

145 Jewish Agency young emissaries set to arrive in communities around world

A total of 145 ShinShinim (gap-year emissaries) will depart this month for communities around the world on behalf of the Jewish Agency for Israel to begin a year of voluntary service to help strengthen world Jewry’s...
A Ben & Jerry's ice-cream shop in Australia. Credit: Enchanted_Fairy/Shutterstock.

The BDS ice-cream war has created a political taste test

It’s the kind of a controversy that leaves a lot of Israelis cold. Citizens of the Jewish state may not have been pleased about the news that the Ben & Jerry’s ice-cream company had bowed...
Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Biden’s military strategy for Iraq should be applied in Afghanistan

A few weeks ago, the night before he was to meet with President Joe Biden, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani broke bread with a group of friendly diplomats, military officers, scholars and journalists. The dinner...
Representatives from the Israeli and U.S. Air Forces during a meeting in July 2021. Credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit.

Israeli and American militaries tighten air-defense cooperation

Representatives from the U.S. and Israeli Air Forces met last month to discuss a remarkable development: what the Israel Defense Forces described as “updated orders for the cooperation between the two nations’ air-defense systems...
A hole leading into a tunnel, discovered in June 2021, that runs under an UNRWA-run school in the Gaza Strip. Source: Twitter.

Hamas bars UN inspectors from examining tunnel under UNRWA school in Gaza

Hamas prevented a team of U.N. inspectors from examining a tunnel discovered in June under a school in Gaza city’s Zaitoun neighborhood, Israel’s Kan news reported on Tuesday. Citing Palestinian sources, the report stated that a U.N. Mine Action...
The entrance to the Bundesgerichtshof, the Federal Court of Justice in Karlsruhe, Germany, the highest court in Germany. Credit: Shutterstock.

German prosecutors prepare dozen-plus cases against Nazi war-crime suspects

Prosecutors in Germany are getting ready to bring forward more than a dozen legal cases against elderly men and women for their alleged work at Nazi concentration camps during the Holocaust. Prosecutors confirmed last week that a...
A sign at protests in Ramallah in the West Bank: “Down with Abbas, we want elections!” Source: Qudsn.net via MEMRI, July 11, 2021.

Palestinians blast Fatah in West Bank protests against corruption, suppression

Ongoing Arab protests in recent weeks in the West Bank against the Palestinian Authority over the killing of opposition activist Nizar Banat by security forces have led to heavy criticism of the P.A. for suppression. According to...
Protesters gather at the French embassy in Tel Aviv to demand justice for Sarah Halimi, who was murdered in 2017 by her Muslim neighbor in Paris, April 25, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Report: Family of Sarah Halimi, murdered in France, files complaint in Israel against killer

The family of Sarah Halimi, a Jewish woman murdered four years ago in Paris, has filed a criminal complaint in Israel against the perpetrator, who was found unfit for trial in France due to...