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Daily Archives: November 22, 2021

Eight delicious days: Israel welcomes back tourists for Hanukkah

Wait a minute, is that a … tour bus? Why, yes it is. Because, after 18 months (but who’s counting?) of a tourism draught, Israelis are noticing the return of international visitors (some actually do...

Verter fun der Vokh – Thanksgiving

carve the turkey: צע)שנײַ֜דן <אױ֜פֿשנײַדן> דעם אי֜נדיק) cranberry sauce: דער זשורעכלי֜נע־סאָס feast: די סעודה, ־ות give thanks for: זאָגן אַ דאַנק פֿאַר gravy: די (בראָ֜ט)יױך; דער ראָסל; די זו֜זע; דער סאָס honey-glazed sweet potatoes: באַטאַ֜טעס אָ֜פּגעגלאָזט <אָ֜פּגלאַזירט> מיט האָ֜ניק Indian...

Reason Versus Anti-Reason: America’s Primal Struggle

“The enemy is the unphilosophical spirit which knows nothing and wants to know nothing of truth.”-Karl Jaspers, Reason and Anti-Reason in Our Time (1952) After the Second World War, Karl Jaspers identified a crucial but neglected bifurcation,...

Shutting down pro-Israel speech at Duke

The recent action by the Duke Student Government (DSG) to withhold recognition to a new pro-Israel student group seems to confirm that academic free speech is not always free depending on who is speaking....
Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, seen here delivering a sermon in 2020, killed one Israeli and wounded four others in Jerusalem's Old City on Nov. 21, 2021, before being shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Credit: MEMRI.

Old City shooter: Jews and Christians ‘masters of heresy’ led by the devil

Fadi Abu Shkhaydam, who shot dead one Israeli and wounded four others in Jerusalem’s Old City on Sunday before being gunned down himself by Israeli security forces, was a well-known preacher in eastern Jerusalem. In...
Negotiations in Vienna over the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), the existing Iran nuclear deal, May 2021. Source: Enrique Mora/European External Action Service/Twitter.

Report: US warns Israel attacks on Iran nuclear facilities ‘counterproductive’

U.S. officials have warned Israel that attacks against Iran are “counterproductive” and are only encouraging Tehran to speed up its nuclear program, The New York Times reported on Sunday. Citing officials familiar with the behind-the-scenes talks between...
Minister of Transport and Road Safety Merav Michaeli meets the Ambassador of the United Arab Emirates to the State of Israel, Mohamed Al Khaja, Nov. 21, 2021. GPO

Israeli transport minister, UAE ambassador meet to discuss bilateral ties, trade

Israeli Transportation Minister Merav Michaeli and Mohamed Al Khaja, the United Arab Emirates’ ambassador to Israel, met in Jerusalem on Sunday. The two discussed bilateral and regional relations, as well as the development of transportation...

Israelis are masters of food innovation. Here’s why

What is the recipe for meat and dairy without cows? Snacks and sauces with less sugar and salt? Long-lasting fresh produce and compostable food wrappers? A fast-growing, climate-threatened world is hungry for such recipes. Appropriately...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog boards a plane for his trip to the U.K. on Nov, 21, 2021. Source: Facebook.

In London, Herzog calls on international community to designate Hamas a terrorist organization

The fact that the terrorist who carried out the attack in Jerusalem on Sunday, in which South African-Israeli Eliyahu (“Eli”) Kay was murdered “came from Hamas’s political wing requires that the entire international community recognize Hamas...
The Jordanian parliament approving a bill to ban imports of natural gas from Israel on Jan. 19, 2020. Source: Jordanian parliament via Facebook.

Jordanian MPs: UK’s terrorist designation of Hamas an ‘act of aggression’

Dozens of Jordanian parliamentarians on Sunday issued a statement condemning Britain’s plan to designate Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organization. While Hamas is designated as a terrorist organization by Israel, the United States, Canada,...