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Daily Archives: October 19, 2021

Prime Minister Golda Meir introduces the new cabinet to the Knesset (10/03/1974).

Golda Meir: Pioneer and Lioness

On the way to a meeting on Golda Meir Boulevard in Jerusalem, I struck up an interesting conversation with the cab driver about Israel’s fourth prime minister. Golda Meir is memorialized with streets across...

In a World Turned Upside Down, The Shabbat Project is Back with New Energy

After nearly two years of being kept apart, participants of the international Shabbat Project in more than 1,500 cities and 109 countries worldwide will return to the annual initiative’s well-known in-person Shabbat experiences from...
The tombstone of Max Friedlaender, a Jewish musicologist who later converted to protestanism. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Neo-Nazi’s ashes buried in Jewish musician’s plot in Germany

German neo-Nazi and Holocaust-denier Henry Hafenmayer’s remains were recently buried in a plot that once held the remains of Jewish musicologist Max Friedlaender and which still features his gravestone. Hafenmayer was convicted for incitement after...
Holocaust Remembrance Day tribute. Credit: Israel Defense Forces/Facebook.

Some ideas must be debated, but not historical facts

Some Jewish liberals say that they saw this coming. There were those who believed that the movement to stop the teaching of critical race theory in the schools was bound to negatively impact teaching about the...

Palestinian Slogans Displace Real-World Truths

“Saying ‘Free Palestine’ is the beginning of what we meet to talk about on this issue,” says Canadian author Desmond Cole. As I moved on to read his further comments, I was anxious to finally...
The Tehran funeral of Maj. Gen. Qassem Suleimani, Iranian head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Quds Force, who was assassinated by an American drone strike, Jan 7, 2020. Credit: Saeediex/Shutterstock.

Nearly two years after Soleimani assassination, IRGC takes over roles reserved for Quds Force

Some 21 months after a United States drone strike killed Iranian Quds Force Commander Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad, a noticeable shift in the balance of power within the Iranian military system has taken place. The...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan addressing the Security Council. Oct. 19, 2021. Credit: Screenshot.

Erdan blasts UN Security Council for ignoring Iran’s behavior, stirring conflict

Israel’s Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council for not holding the Palestinian leadership accountable for its actions, including its decision to invite former...
The U.S. Capitol building at sunset, Washington, D.C. Credit: Lucky Photographer/Shutterstock.

Senate proposes $225 million in assistance to Palestinians, echoing bill passed by House

The Senate Appropriations Committee released its 2022 fiscal year bill this week, which includes $225 million in funding for the Palestinians, mirroring funding passed in the House earlier this year. According to the State, Foreign Operations and Related...
IDF Chief of Staff Aviv Kochavi and Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz attend a Defense and Foreign Affairs Committee meeting at the Knesset on Oct. 19, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Gantz, IDF approve addition of 4,000 Palestinians to Population Registry

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz directed Maj. Gen. Ghassan Alyan, the Israel Defense Forces’ Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT), to approve the registration of some 4,000 Palestinians to the Palestinian Population...
Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde with Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid in Jerusalem on Oct. 18, 2021. Source: Yair Lapid/Twitter.

In effort to improve ties, Swedish foreign minister visits Israel, meets with Lapid

Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid met with Swedish Foreign Minister Ann Linde in Jerusalem on Monday, where the two discussed relations that have had their ups and downs over the years. In 2014, Sweden’s government...