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A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed in Israel on Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Laura Ben David, courtesy of Shavei Israel.

Bnei Menashe group of 235 from India lands at Ben-Gurion on Yom HaAliyah

A total of 235 new immigrants from the Bnei Menashe community in India landed at Ben-Gurion International Airport on Wednesday as part of the Yom HaAliyah national celebration on Oct. 12-13. Hailing from Manipur in...
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Remember the Battle of Lepanto

Last week, Oct. 7 to be precise, was the 450th anniversary of the Battle of Lepanto. Why should you give a flying fig? Because it was a pivotal clash in a war that has...
Irish author Sally Rooney. Source: Screenshot.

BDS proves once again that it’s all about the anti-Semitism

Irish novelist Sally Rooney thinks that she’s an advocate for human rights, and that prejudice and hate have nothing to do with her work or her various political stands. As far as Ben Cohen...
Amazon logo on the facade of one of its corporate office buildings in Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay area. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

Amazon pockets royalties from book by far-right leader who questions Holocaust

Amazon is making up to 85 percent profit on sales of a book by the leader of a British far-right group who wrote about the “alleged extermination of 6 million Jews” in the Holocaust,...
French Jewish Capt. Alfred Dreyfus. Source: Screenshot.

BBC changes label calling French army captain Dreyfus ‘notorious Jewish spy’

The BBC changed the description of a new French period crime drama that identified Alfred Dreyfus, an army captain falsely convicted of treason, as a “notorious Jewish spy.” The broadcaster edited the written synopsis of the BBC Four program...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett addresses the United Nations General Assembly, in New York City, Sept. 27, 2021. Photo by Avi Ohayon/GPO.

Bennett plans to meet with Putin in Russia, in part to discuss Iran aggression

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett is slated to travel on Oct. 22 to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin for the first time, the prime minister’s office announced on Twitter on Tuesday. The two leaders...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog addresses the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism, Oct. 13, 2021. Credit: Shahar Azran.

Israeli president calls on all countries to adopt IHRA definition of anti-Semitism

Israeli President Isaac Herzog on Wednesday called on the world to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of anti-Semitism. Addressing the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Anti-Semitism, he said that the...
Yaakov Hagoel, acting chairman of the Jewish Agency for Israel Executive, with new Olim from 26 countries who recently joined the J.A.'s Ulpan Etzion in Jerusalem. Photo credit: Elad Brami.

Race for Jewish Agency’s leadership heats up

The Jewish Agency may soon see a woman at its helm for the first time; five of the eight candidates seeking the chairmanship are women. The Agency’s Board of Governors is expected to announce...
The Google logo on one of the buildings of Googleplex, the company's main campus in Silicon Valley. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

Google, Amazon workers call to cancel billion-dollar Israel contract

Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees have signed a public letter demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services to Israel. In the letter, published by The...
View of the Palestinian flag in the Palestinian city of Rawabi, as seen from the the Jewish settlement of Ateret, in the Binyamin District in the West Bank, July 11, 2018. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Palestinians building new neighborhood inside Jerusalem

After Rawabi, the first planned Palestinian city built in the West Bank, the Palestinians are now in the process of building a new Jerusalem neighborhood called “Lana.” The plan is to build the future Palestinian...