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Daily Archives: August 16, 2021

Robotics training at Kishinev ORT-Herzl Lyceum in Israel. Credit: ORT.

ORT starts national program dedicated to building future Jewish leaders

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ORT America welcomes 14 participants to its new National Leadership CohORT Program, an exclusive 18-month leadership development, learning and mentoring opportunity for the organization’s future leaders. “Having new faces join our ranks as we embark on our...

‘Artists for Good’ Donate Works to Aid Non-Profits

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What if immersing yourself in art could create ripples that would beautify someone else’s world?  Imagine simply indulging your inner aesthete and at the same time providing aid and support to a worthy charity....

STEM, STEAM, and Now STREAM Children’s Books

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Educators long have worked with STEM curricula — emphasizing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.  When artists declared such curricula were too limiting, the notion of STEAM was introduced.  Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math. Now,...
Afghanis run alongside a U.S. Air Force C-17 plane as it departs from Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 16, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

The cost of disgrace is not cheap

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For those old enough to remember the images of the last days of South Vietnam, recent events in Afghanistan are shockingly familiar. In each case, a flawed American ally facing a determined foe quickly...
From left: UAE Foreign Minister Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyani, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, U.S. President Donald Trump and Bahraini Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Al-Zayani at the signing of the Abraham Accords on the South Lawn of the White House, Sept. 15, 2020, Credit: White House/Joyce N. Boghosian.

How Abraham Accords have already impacted the Mideast

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One year since the establishment of the Abraham Accords—agreed to by Israel and the United Arab Emirates on Aug. 13, 2020 and then officially signed on the White House lawn on Sept. 15—the Middle East is...
Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid, seen here in the Knesset on July 26, 2021, blamed Poland for a recent deterioration in ties. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Anti-restitution law ignites diplomatic crisis between Israel and Poland

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Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki warned Israel on Sunday that its continued criticism of Poland’s recently passed anti-restitution law could harm ties between the two countries. “Israel’s decision to downgrade its diplomatic representation in Warsaw...
Lebanon's long lines for fuel have prompted Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah to announce that the country would seek fuel from Iran, breaking sanctions to do so, Aug. 16, 2021. Credit: Pixabay.

Hezbollah leader in Lebanon plans to import fuel from Iran

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Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the terrorist group based in Lebanon would begin importing gasoline from Iran. Nasrallah mentioned in June that the importation of Iranian fuel would be carried out if...
Iran’s Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei (right) embraces Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh. Source: Khamenei's Twitter account, posted May 24, 2021.

Hamas congratulates Taliban for ‘victory’ over America in Afghanistan

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The Hamas terror group congratulated the Taliban on Monday as the fundamentalist group returned to power in Afghanistan, pushing out the United States after two decades of fighting. Hamas said in a statement that it...
Israeli firefighters and citizens try to extinguish a fire in a forest near Beit Meir, outside of Jerusalem, on Aug. 15, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Wildfire in Jerusalem hills mostly under control, but firefighting efforts continue

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The massive blaze that erupted in the Jerusalem hills on Sunday continued to rage on Monday morning, with at least five hotspots still active, according to the Israel Fire and Rescue Service. The flames have so...
Israeli head of mission in Dubai Ilan Sztulman and wife Jacqueline with their newborn daughter, Mia, on Aug. 14, 2021. Photo courtesy of Israeli Foreign Ministry.

Meet the first Israeli baby born in United Arab Emirates

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The Israeli head of mission in Dubai, Ilan Sztulman, and his wife, Jackie, celebrated the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates with the arrival of their fifth...