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Mireille Knoll, the 85-year-old Jewish woman brutally murdered in her apartment, was a Holocaust survivor. She had managed to evade as a child the 1942 Vel d’Hiv Nazi-directed roundup by French police of more than 13,000 Jews who were sent to Nazi death camps.

Murderer of Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll sentenced to life

A French court on Wednesday sentenced Yacine Mihoub to life in prison, with no possibility of parole for 22 years, for the 2018 murder of Holocaust survivor Mireille Knoll. A second man, Alexander Carrimbacus,...

Australian wins ORT Teacher of the Year Award

A ‘sparkly, positive’ teacher at Singapore’s leading Jewish school has collected a global award for her dedication and commitment to her students and colleagues during the past year. Maire Clapham, a primary teacher at the...

Jeff Seidel’s Chanukah campaign to distribute menorahs across Israel to university and gap year...

Chanukah is right around the corner. Jeff Seidel’s Chanukah menorah distribution campaign is back once again distributing nearly 1000 menorah packets to the overseas students throughout Israel. Some students have received menorahs or are...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with members of a U.S. congressional delegation on a trip sponsored by J Street. Credit: Haim Zach/GPO.

Did Bennett’s J Street meeting help Israel’s efforts to hold onto Democratic support?

In its 15 years of existence, the left-wing lobby J Street has won many public-relations victories and almost none when it came to policy. Its impact in Washington has, for the most part, been...
Philafrenzy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Academic departments need to steer clear of activism against Israel

The obsessive loathing of Israel by large swathes of academia was evident this past spring as Hamas showered Israeli population centers with more than 4,000 rockets and mortars. Instead of denouncing genocidal aggression on...
Sheba Medical Center dietitians Meital Benjamin (left) and Ayelet Gur-Arie deliver supplements to patients blended into ice-cream. Credit: Courtesy.

A healthy scoop: Sheba medical dieticians turn supplements into sweets

Dieticians at Sheba Medical Center in Israel have sweetened the offerings for some of their older patients who require food supplements. At the height of the coronavirus pandemic, when no visitors were allowed in the...
Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo. Source: Screenshot.

Pompeo: Israel has ‘duty’ to defend itself from Iran absent US support

Former U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo believes that Israel has the “duty” to defend itself from Iran if Tehran takes actions that threaten Israel absent U.S. support. “If the United States is not with...
The U.N. General Assembly commemorates the 20th anniversary of the adoption of Durban Declaration and Programme of Action, Sept. 22, 2021. Credit: UN Photo/Cia Pak.

1,500-plus rabbis rebuke US for abstention vote on UN resolution targeting Israel

The largest rabbinic public-policy organization in the United States called the Biden administration’s decision to abstain from a U.N. General Assembly draft resolution that targeted Israel “quite disappointing.” The text, called “Assistance to Palestinian Refugees,” demands “compensation”...
A map showing locations of Hezbollah and proxy positions in southern Syria. Credit: Alma Research and Education Center.

Reports name previously unknown senior Quds Force officer ejected by Assad

Recent reports have named a previously unknown senior officer working in Syria on behalf of the Iranian Quds Force, Israel’s Kan news reported on Thursday. The report, citing an Arabic report by the United States-based Alhura Arabic-language media report,...
Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett with Israel Police Commissioner Yaakov Shabtai at a press conference in Tel Aviv, Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Yossi Aloni/Flash90.

Israel holds national drill to prepare for lethal ‘Omega’ COVID-19 variant

Israel began a national drill on Thursday to test the country’s preparedness for the outbreak of a new, more lethal variant of the COVID-19 virus. The exercise, which is being conducted from a situation room...