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Daily Archives: September 27, 2021

From left: Mayor of Efrat Oded Revivi, Head of the Civil Administration of COGAT Raasan Aliyan, Nachman Shai, Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman and Chief Rabbi of Efrat Shlomo Riskin. Credit: Courtesy.

Jews and Arabs gather in annual Sukkat Shalom in Judea

Over 100 Arabs and Jews gathered Monday at the home of Efrat Mayor Oded Revivi to put religious coexistence on display on the final day of the Jewish festival of Sukkot. The gathering was attended...

Remember ‘Grapes of Wrath’? ‘Mother Road’ at SD Rep is the Sequel

The name John Steinbeck evokes images of the hay-field covered American southwest, the Dust Bowl, hungry children with dirty faces, and men and women scarred by depression and poverty. Where Grapes of Wrath left off, a...

‘Nevergreen’: A Satiric Commentary on Contemporary College ‘Values’

Following a chance meeting aboard an airplane, a doctor simply identified as “J.” is invited to give a lecture at Nevergreen College, which was built on an island that formerly housed an insane asylum. ...
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) on the floor of the House after a vote on Israel's Iron Dome funding. Source: Screenshot.

The complicated politics of hating Israel

Thursday, Sept. 23 was a banner day for pro-Israel Democrats. But in the aftermath of the party leadership’s swift move to undo what had seemed like a stunning triumph on the part of their...

North Korea’s Nuclear Shadow: A Worrisome Expansion

Abstract: The nuclear news from North Korea remains clear and threatening.  Ignoring both political warnings and legal prohibitions, Kim Jong Un has continued testing shorter range weapons that could imperil U.S. allies South Korea and...
Olaf Scholz. Source: Olaf Scholz/Facebook.

German elections see rise of center-left as Merkel-era comes to end

The Social Democratic Party (SPD) headed by Finance Minister Olaf Scholz has emerged as the victor of Germany’s federal elections that took place on Sunday, September 26. The center-left party secured 25.7 percent of...
Eliezer Rabinovici. Credit: CERN.

Israeli professor elected president of CERN Council

The CERN Council, the European Organization for Nuclear Research, announced the election of Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) physicist Professor Eliezer Rabinovici as its 24th president. “Professor Rabinovici is a brilliant theorist in the most...
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi delivers his opening remarks to the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on March 9, 2020. Credit: D. Calma/IAEA.

IAEA: Iran reneges on agreement to let nuclear inspectors service monitoring equipment

Iran broke an agreement to allow International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) inspectors to maintain monitoring equipment at Iranian nuclear sites, the U.N. nuclear watchdog agency said on Sunday. IAEA Director General Rafael Grossi “stresses that...
Osama Abuirshaid, the executive director of American Muslims for Palestine, speaks with Joran's Yarmouk TV on Sept. 22, 2021. (MEMRI)

American Muslims for Palestine director: ‘Israel is a parasite that sucks the blood of...

The executive director of American Muslims for Palestine said in an interview last week that Israel is a parasite that sucks America’s blood, and that accusations of anti-Semitism “are no longer influential.” Speaking with Jordan’s...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses reporters before boarding a plane to New York to address the U.N. General Assembly, Sept. 25, 2021. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett to call for action, not words, against Iran in UN speech

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett arrived in New York Sunday, a day before his scheduled speech at the U.N. General Assembly. It is always helpful for an Israeli leader to travel abroad on the...