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Polish President Andrzej Duda. Credit: Grabowski Foto/Shutterstock.

Will the Polish anti-restitution law permanently harm ties with Israel and Jewish community?

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Despite international pressure to veto the bill, Polish President Andrzej Duda signed a bill passed by the Polish legislature on Aug. 14 that would prevent individuals with property seized by either the Nazis during...
Touro summer tour group in front of the Ohel Yaakov synagogue in Zichron Yaakov

Against All Odds: Touro College Traveled Abroad for Israel Summer Study Tour

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For the 35 of us travelers, both young and old, our plane touched down with an amazingly smooth landing at exactly the right moment in time. Just a week earlier or later, given the...
Jewish Agency for Israel Northeast regional director Sigal Kanotopsky. Credit: Jewish Agency for Israel.

Jewish Agency names new regional directors for US, Canada

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The Jewish Agency for Israel on Sunday appointed Sigal Kanotopsky as the organization’s Northeast regional director and Yaron Deckel as regional director for Canada. The two are slated to depart on their missions in the...
A statue of Alexander Hamilton in Paterson, N.J. Credit: Joseph Sohm/Shutterstock.

Historian claims founding father Alexander Hamilton had Jewish upbringing

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A historian is claiming that Alexander Hamilton, the country’s first Treasury Secretary who was instrumental in the ratification of the Constitution and whose popularity has risen in recent years due to the musical “Hamilton,”...
Jewish youth from all over the world participating in the “March of the Living” at the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp site in Poland, as Israel marks annual Holocaust Memorial Day on April 16, 2015. Photo by Yossi Zeliger/Flash90.

A rift of Poland’s making

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The diplomatic crisis unfolding between Jerusalem and Warsaw is unfortunate. Eastern European countries have been staunch supporters of the United States and Israel in a way that their counterparts in the Western continent have long ceased...

Looking Back at the Trump Presidency: An Informed Retrospective

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“Vice is a monster of so frightful mien, as to be hated needs but to be seen; Yet, seen too often, familiar with her face, we first endure, then pity, then embrace.”-Alexander Pope, Essay on...

Sheba Medical Center inaugurates ARC Innovation Center in city of Kfar Qasem

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Israel’s largest medical center launched a new branch of Sheba Medical Center’s ARC Innovation Center at a ceremony on Tuesday at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center in the hilltop city of Kfar Qasem, which was attended...

Hamas leader: ‘Foolish act’ by Israel could lead to war

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Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh said the terror organization based in the Gaza Strip maintains “a strategic relationship” with Iran, Hezbollah and “many in the region,” and therefore, any “foolish act” by Israel could...
Mumbai, India, Oct. 25, 2020. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israeli radar company signs agreement with defense technologies firm in India

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Israeli radar company RADA Electronic Industries announced on Monday that it had signed a memorandum of understanding with India’s Alpha Design Technologies Pvt. Ltd. (ADTL) defense company. The agreement will serve to set up joint...

August 17, 1911, Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvinnik, world chess champion, was born

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On August 17, 1911, Mikhail Moiseyevich Botvínnik was born. A Soviet chess player, world champion several times between 1948 and 1963. At the age of 24, Botvinnik was among the world chess elite, winning...