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The Hellenistic-era fortress uncovered in Lachish in November 2021. Credit: Israel Antiquities Authority.

The story of the Maccabees comes to life in the Lachish Forest

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A fortress dating to the Hellenistic Era that the Hasmoneans burned to the ground has been excavated in an Israel Antiquities Authority dig in the Lachish Forest, the IAA announced on Tuesday. IAA archaeologists explained...
Israel's first prime minister, David Ben-Gurion, walks between his cabin at Kibbutz Sde Boker and the Midreshet Ben-Gurion school. Credit: Micha Baram/Archive.

Visitors to Sde Boker will soon be able to walk in Ben-Gurion’s footsteps

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In honor of the anniversary of the passing of Israel’s founding father and first prime minister David Ben-Gurion, the Ramat HaNegev Regional Council recently decided to build a new promenade in his memory along...

Filmmaker/Actress Anna Fishbeyn Sparks ‘Movement 360’ at the World Premiere of ‘Galaxy360: A Woman’s...

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Award-winning, Russian/Jewish-American filmmaker Anna Fishbeyn unveiled her latest feature, the sci-fi comedy GALAXY 360: A Woman’s Playground at a special premiere screening at the Laemmle Monica Film Center during the American Film Market held earlier this...
Palestinians receive aid packages from the U.N. Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNWRA) in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Dec. 20, 2018. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Biden’s neutrality on infrastructure of the war against Israel

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The arrival in Israel of the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, was another example of the efforts that are being made by both governments to act as if relations between the two allies...
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‘Progressive Caucus’ Deserted Their Constituents

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New York state Jews who live in the Bronx’s Riverdale section or Scarsdale and New Rochelle in Westchester County, not to mention their non-Jewish neighbors, almost lost their infrastructure funding thanks to their congressman,...
New York state resident Nick Colella spoke at a town council meeting in Haverstraw, N.Y., where he threatened to run over Jews, Nov. 10, 2021. Source: Screenshot.

New York man threatens to run over Jews, local district attorney considers criminal charges

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A resident of Rockland County, N.Y., may face criminal charges after making anti-Semitic remarks and appearing to threaten Jewish residents last week during a village board meeting. During the Nov. 10 meeting of the Town...
Journal entry found in the car of Franklin Barrett Sechriest, 18, who is facing federal charges for setting a fire outside a synagogue in Austin, Texas. Source: Screenshot.

Teen accused of setting fire outside Austin synagogue faces federal arson charges

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The 18-year-old accused of setting the exterior of a synagogue on fire in Austin, Texas, last month is now facing federal arson charges. In an affidavit, FBI Special Agent Thomas P. Joy laid out the case against Franklin...
A rally against anti-Semitism in London in December 2019. Credit: Brian Minkoff/Shutterstock.

Anti-Semitic incidents at UK universities reach all-time high, new data reveals

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Anti-Semitic incidents hit an unprecedented high at universities in the United Kingdom during the previous academic year, according to recently released data collected by the Community Security Trust (CST). A total of 111 anti-Semitic cases were recorded...
A Palestinian dragging bags of fruit passes a mural depicting late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat in Rafah, in the southern Gaza Strip, on Nov. 11, 2021. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Palestinians protest via online campaign over economic situation in Gaza

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Palestinian Arab residents of the Gaza Strip have been protesting online in recent days against the Hamas government that rules the coastal enclave, particularly about the economic situation there. According to a report by the...
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Credit: Mohammed Younos/Shutterstock.

Jewish leaders visit Saudi Arabia to assess openness towards Israel, form budding networks

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Earlier this month, it was revealed that a group of 15 Republican Jewish leaders from the United States paid a visit to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia in June to try to advance the...