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United Arab Emirates-Australia, 2019 AFC Asian Cup quarter-finals, Jan. 25, 2019. Credit: Amir Ostovari via Wikimedia Commons.

UAE soccer team set to make history by competing in Israeli tournament

A national soccer team from the United Arab Emirates will compete in a soccer tournament in Israel for the first time ever. The UAE’s national youth team will take part in Israel’s international Gavri Levy...
Chambre des DéputésFollow - Von Schnurbein 2019 05 16 via Flickr

European Commission’s first coordinator on combating anti-Semitism to receive CER Moshe Rosen Prize

The Conference of European Rabbis (CER) will present one of its highest awards to Katharina Von Schnurbein, the first European Commission Co-ordinator on Combatting Antisemitism at a ceremony held in Munich, Germany, later this month. The 2021...
A scene from ORT’s new Face the Future film. Credit: YouTube screenshot.

ORT to host live ceremony for Teacher of the Year Award on November 9

ORT, the global education network driven by Jewish values, will host a live ceremony on Nov. 9 at 9 a.m. ET to announce its Teacher of the Year for 2021. The Teacher of the Year...

The distinctiveness of the Balfour Declaration

For years, Arab-Palestinian advocates have worked to diminish importance of the November 1917 Balfour Declaration, where the British Government declared its support for “a national home for the Jewish people,” going as far as...

Following The “Magicians”: Origins of America’s Political Defilement

“The masses have followed the magicians again and again…Socrates and Plato were the first to take up the struggle against them in a clear awareness of what was at stake.”-Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in...
Young volunteers with the Latet humanitarian organization in Israel. Source: Facebook/Latet.

Israel, US social-service agencies home in on post-COVID issues, from elderly to economy

The Latet humanitarian-aid organization—the largest nonprofit organization that combats poverty and food insecurity in Israel—held its second annual virtual conference this week, titled “The Road to Resilience.” The event brought together community leaders from the Israeli and American philanthropic...
Israelis relish falafel sandwiches, as part of a social-media campaign called “#SadSadIsrael.” Source: Twitter.

Online campaign ridicules ‘Times’ article describing Israelis as ‘angry,’ ‘displeased’

A viral social-media campaign poking fun at The New York Times was the No. 1 Twitter trend in Israel, even garnering the attention of the nation’s official Twitter account. The newspaper published an article on Oct. 26,...
New York Gov. Kathy Hochul speaks at a “Westchester Stands United Against Anti-Semitism and Hate” rally at the Jewish Community Center of Mid-Westchester, N.Y., June 7, 2021. Credit: Lev Radin/Shutterstock.

New York governor signs law prohibiting hate symbols on public property

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul signed a bill on Tuesday that bans municipal corporations, such as fire and police departments and school districts, from selling or displaying hate symbols. The banned symbols include, but are not limited...
Steel dies used by Nazi Germany to tattoo numbers on Jewish prisoners' arms during the Second World War. Photo: Yehonatan Shaul.

Israeli court halts auction of ‘Auschwitz tattoo kits’

The Tel Aviv District Court suspended on Wednesday the auction of needle dies supposedly used on inmates of the Auschwitz death camp, after Jewish leaders and Holocaust survivors expressed outrage at the sale. According to Tzolman’s Auction...
University of Haifa president Ron Rubin signs a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, for joint research and exchange programs, Nov. 3, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Haifa, Zayed universities sign MoU for research, student and faculty exchanges

On behalf of Zayed University in Abu Dhabi, the United Arab Emirates’ Minister of Culture and Youth Noura bint Mohammed Al Kaabi signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) in a virtual ceremony on Wednesday...