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Ed Asner in 2013. Credit: s_bukley/Shutterstock.

Prolific Jewish actor Ed Asner of ‘Mary Tyler Moore,’ ‘Up’ fame dies at 91

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Jewish actor Ed Asner, who got his big break in 1970 in the hit comedy “The Mary Tyler Moore Show,” died on Sunday at the age of 91, his representative confirmed to The Associated Press. “We...

Biography Tells of Hiding in a ‘High Nest’ from the Nazis

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This is a biography of two Dutch Jewish sisters who survived much of World War II living under assumed identities in a country villa located on a high knoll in the middle of the...

Old Yemenite synagogue in Kfar HaShiloach hosts special Selichot event

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A special Slichot event was held on Monday in the the Old Synagogue of the Yemenite Village—Kfar HaShiloach—in Jerusalem’s Silwan neighborhood. The event was an initiative of the Public Council of the Kfar HaShiloach Heritage Center, chaired...
Photo: Kris Krüg, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

A US visa waiver for Israelis? Doubtful.

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A visa waiver is a sign of deep friendship and trust between nations. The United States has waiver arrangements with about 40 countries, including some—like Chile or Brunei—that do not enjoy the same level...
Photo: SSG Michael Sparks Via Flickr

Rescuing Biden from Afghanistan

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The obvious lesson for Israel from America’s abandonment of Afghanistan to the Taliban is that it can’t count on the U.S. to protect it from the consequences of ceding more territory. This reality, however, is...
The Islamic Consultative Assembly of Iran. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Iranian parliament approves two AMIA bombing suspects to cabinet positions

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Two suspects of the 1994 bombing at the Argentine Israelite Mutual Association (AMIA) Jewish community center in Buenos Aires were confirmed by Iran’s parliament to take on new positions in the cabinet, Reuters reported. Ahmad Vahidi and...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett leads a cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's Office in Jerusalem on July 4, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Israel will reportedly loan Palestinians money after highest-level talks in years

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Israel is going to lend the Palestinian Authority more than $150 million after Defense Minister Benny Gantz met with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas on Sunday in Ramallah, Israeli officials said on Monday. An unnamed source close to...
Nitza Shmueli (center) at the funeral of her son, Israel Border Police Sgt. Barel Hadaria Shmueli, who died on Aug. 30. Credit: Israel Border Police.

Thousands attend funeral of slain Israel Border Police officer

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Thousands attended the funeral on Monday of Israel Border Police Sgt. Bar-El Hadaria Shmueli at the Kiryat Shaul military cemetery in Tel Aviv on Monday evening. Shmueli, 21, a sniper in the undercover unit of...
Dan Shapiro in 2017. Photo by Miriam Alster/FLASH90

Former US ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro rejoins State Department to assist with Iran

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Former U.S. ambassador to Israel Dan Shapiro has been hired by the U.S. State Department to assist with the indirect negotiations between the United States and Iran in the Biden administration’s attempt to reenter...
Palestinians riot near the border with Israel, near Gaza City, on Aug. 28, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

Palestinian activist brandishes sword at border riot, says ‘occupation worse than livestock’

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Palestinian activist and singer Ramze Alokk said at a Gaza border riot in Khan Younis last week that the “sword of Jerusalem” was first drawn in 1948 and “will never be sheathed.” In remarks broadcast...