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Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel. Source: Twitter.

First-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel announces arrival in Hebrew

Khaled Al Jalahma, the first-ever Bahraini ambassador to Israel, kicked off his tenure on Tuesday with a trilingual social-media post. “I am honored to announce that I will be arriving in Tel Aviv today to...

EU removes Israel, US from COVID-19 safe-travel list

The European Union on Monday removed Israel, the United States and four other countries from its COVID-19 safe-travel list, meaning that travelers from those countries could now face increased restrictions. Removal from the list is...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi speaks during a swearing-in ceremony for incoming head of the Central Command, Brig. Gen. Yehuda Fuchs, at the IDF Central Command headquarters in Jerusalem on Aug. 11, 2021. Photo by Flash90.

‘Israel will not shy away from another Gaza war’

Israel will not hesitate to launch another campaign in the Gaza Strip if tensions on the border continue to escalate, Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Monday. “As soon...
The Free Library of Philadelphia. Credit: Tupungato/Shutterstock.

Philadelphia librarians under fire, accused of indoctrinating children with anti-Israel material

A public library system in Philadelphia is promising to make operational changes after drawing criticism for what some community members are considering an effort to indoctrinate children and parents against Israel through books, videos...
A satelitte image of Hurricane Ida. Source: Screenshot/NOAA.

Hurricane Ida damage appears minimal for New Orleans Jews, averting Katrina repeat

Jewish community leaders in New Orleans say it will be several days before the full impact of Hurricane Ida will be known, but so far it seems that the community’s infrastructure remains largely intact. “We...
Israeli Mossad agent Yael Man during her operational years. Source: Archive.

Iconic Mossad agent Yael Man dies at 85

Famed Mossad agent Yael Man, whose contributions to the intelligence agency made her a national Israeli hero, passed away on Sunday at the age of 85. Man served as an undercover agent in Lebanon, gathering...
IAA Director Eli Eskosido, left, presents Israeli astronaut Eytan Stibbe with a coin dating to the era of the Bar Kochba Revolt. Photo by Yoli Schwartz/IAA.

Ancient coin to take to the stars with Israeli astronaut

When Eytan Stibbe heads off to the International Space Station at the end of the year, becoming only the second Israeli ever to go into space, he’ll take with him a 1,900-year-old coin recently...
ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan. Source: Screenshot.

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

Any notion that the worst days of Islamist terrorism are long behind us was brutally shattered at Kabul Airport on Thursday, as twin bombs ripped indiscriminately through Afghan civilians and U.S. and other foreign...
Broward County Public Schools Department at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Credit: YES Market Media/Shutterstock.

Florida makes strides in Holocaust education after new standards prioritize source material

The Florida State Board of Education adopted new civics and Holocaust-education standards for Florida’s public schools in July, which had been pushed by the state’s governor, Ron DeSantis. The new social-studies standards spell out what...
Rashida Tlaib in 2018. Credit: Stephanie Kenner/Shutterstock.

Rashida Tlaib draws backlash over pressure on Israel to release body of slain terrorist

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) is drawing backlash over putting pressure on Israel to release the body of a slain terrorist who attempted to kill Israeli soldiers in June. In a social media post on Sunday,...