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Daily Archives: October 18, 2021

The search for Ron Arad: Leaving no soldier behind

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With the recent disclosure that the Mossad carried out a courageous mission to discover what happened to Israeli Air Force Lt. Col. Ron Arad, whose plane went down over Lebanon in Oct. 1986, it...
Students of Darkaynu, the Ohr Torah Stone Year-In-Israel program for students with special needs, arrive in Israel.

Special Needs Students Arrive for One-of-a-Kind Year in Israel Experience

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Twenty teens and young adults arrived this week from the United States, Canada and England to participate in the Elaine and Norm Brodsky Darkaynu Program, designed to allow students with special needs to benefit...

The Polish Spy Who Reported on Auschwitz from the Inside

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Witold Pilecki, a member of the Polish resistance, learned of a new camp established by the German Nazis in the Polish city of Oswiecim, toward what end no one knew yet.  He volunteered to...
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Qatar and the Jews: The scandal that just won’t go away

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Qatar’s foreign minister last week declared that his country will not normalize relations with Israel. And yet, not long ago, a number of American Jewish leaders visited Qatar and announced that the Qataris were becoming moderate...
Dalia Rabin, the daughter of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin, speaks in Tel Aviv during a discussion circles event on the subject of “sanctity of life” on the eve of the 26th memorial day marking Rabin's assassination, Oct. 17, 2021. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

Knesset memorial session turns heated as Israel marks 26 years since Rabin assassination

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Israel marked 26 years since the assassination of Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin as part of a series of memorial events that began on Sunday night and continued through Monday. The date is recognized annually on...
From the Netflix collection "Palestinian Stories." Source: Netflix/Screenshot.

Report: 89 percent of Netflix ‘Palestinian Stories’ directed by BDS backers

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Nearly 90 percent of the Palestinian films in a collection launched last week by Netflix are directed by BDS supporters, Israeli NGO Im Tirtzu reported on Monday. The collection, titled “Palestinian Stories,” is made of up...
Harvard University in Cambridge, Mass. Credit: f11photo/Shutterstock.

Election of atheist Harvard chaplain to leadership role continues to stir up controversy

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Greg Epstein, the new president of the Harvard chaplains, is an avowed atheist. His election has led to a perception gap between the Harvard chaplains who voted for him and the general public, which...
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken holds a press availability with Israeli Alternate Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid and United Arab Emirates Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al Nahyan at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C., on October 13, 2021. Credit: State Department photo by Ron Przysucha

US reassurances of weighing ‘other options’ on Iran start to ring hollow

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Israel could be forced to attack Iran due to U.S. “appeasement,” former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Tuesday during a visit to Jerusalem. Such appeasement was made clearer during a press conference the...
Israel Aerospace Industries TecSAR Satellite. Credit: IAI.

Israel to showcase space tech at International Astronautical Congress in Dubai

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Israel Aerospace Industries will lead the Israeli Space Exhibit at the 72nd International Astronautical Congress to be held in Dubai from Oct. 25 to Oct. 29. In a statement on Monday, IAI said that as...
Gil Ofarim in 2018. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

German Jewish singer at crux of anti-Semitic hotel incident accused of fabricating story

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Gil Ofarim, the German Israeli singer who accused the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany, of refusing him service because he wore a Star of David pendant is now being accused of fabricating the story. Hotel surveillance video released to...