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Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Gilad Erdan, in his first address to the Security Council, Oct. 26, 2020. Source: Facebook/Gilad Erdan.

Israel’s UN envoy demands Security Council sanction Iran for maritime attack

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Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan called on Tuesday for the U.N. Security Council to “condemn and sanction” Iran over an attack on an Israeli-managed oil tanker in the Arabian Sea on July 29. “Iran’s...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan speaks at a webinar, “A Festival of Hate: How to Defeat the Durban Strategy—A Primary Vector of 21st Century Anti-Semitism,” Aug. 3, 2021. Source: Twitter.

Erdan, Cotler decry upcoming UN Durban commemoration

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Ahead of the United Nations commemoration next month of the 20th anniversary of the Durban Declaration, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) held a webinar on Tuesday to decry the participation of members states at the event,...
Israel Defense Forces artillery units deployed near the Lebanese border outside Kiryat Shmona, Sept.1, 2019. Photo by Basel Awidat/Flash90.

IDF shells targets in Lebanon following rocket fire on Israel’s north

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Israeli artillery units shelled targets in Lebanon on Wednesday, after three rockets were fired at northern Israel from across the border, according to the Israel Defense Forces. Three launches were detected, but only two projectiles...
Ebrahim Raisi. Credit: Mohammad Hossein Taaghi via Wikimedia Commons.

Raisi’s presidency a ‘metaphor’ for Iran’s regional escalation

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Iran’s new president Ebrahim Raisi will be sworn in on Thursday, and he is already making his mark. Reports on Tuesday that a number of ships in the Gulf of Oman were the victims...
The "professor's gate" at George Washington University. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

GW becomes first American university to offer master’s program in Israel education

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George Washington University’s ​​Graduate School of Education and Human Development is now offering a master’s degree program in Israel education. The private university in Washington, D.C., is the first major educational institution in the United...
ESG CEO Christoph Otten (left) with Yosef Melamed, executive vice president of Israel Aerospace Industries and general manager of the IAI Aviation Group. Credit: ESG.

Israel Aerospace Industries to provide combat network systems to German company

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Israel Aerospace Industries announced on Tuesday that it had signed a cooperation agreement with ESG, a German security-related electronics and IT systems company, to provide the German Armed Forces with combat network technology. The deal...
The governor of Tokyo, Yuriko Koike, lights candles in honor of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics at a memorial ceremony on Aug. 1, 2021. Source: Israel in Japan/Twitter.

Widow thanks Olympics for memorial event honoring victims of Munich massacre

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An official memorial ceremony was held in Tokyo for the Israeli Olympic athletes who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics. The event took place at Israel’s embassy in Japan on Sunday....
Marathoner Beatie Deutsch. Photo by Kinneret Rifkind.

Nothing is impossible for Israel’s most unlikely marathon champ

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It’s not every day that Europe’s largest sportswear manufacturer features an Orthodox Jew on a billboard. But that’s precisely what happened when Adidas portrayed Israeli national marathon and half marathon champion Beatie (Bracha) Deutsch...
Former Israeli minister and Knesset member Itzik Shmuli (left) has been tapped as the new director-general of UJA-Federation of New York’s Israel office. He is pictured with UJA’s CEO Eric S. Goldstein, Aug. 1, 2021. Credit: UJA Federation of New York.

UJA-Federation of New York appoints Itzik Shmuli to direct its Israel office

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UJA-Federation of New York, which represents the largest Jewish community outside of Israel and is one of Israel’s largest philanthropic funders, announced that former Israeli minister Itzik Shmuli would become the new director-general of...
"Haaretz" political correspondent Chaim Levinson. Source: Facebook.

American immigrants who leave Israel don’t deserve disdain

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On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of his parents’ aliyah from the United States, Haaretz political correspondent Chaim Levinson paid homage to his mother and father, who “left behind family, jobs that would have earned them much...