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Daily Archives: November 24, 2021

"Sufganiyot" (donuts) made by Israeli chef Maya Darin ahead of the Hanukkah holiday. Photo by Liron Almog/Flash90.

The unofficial guide to celebrating Hanukkah in Israel

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Hanukkah is may people’s favorite Jewish holiday. And quite rightly so, since a main way to celebrate the festival involves eating mountains of deliciously fried foods day after day, as well as gifting rituals...

Jewish Federation Women’s Philanthropy Leader to Receive National Award

Jewish Federation of San Diego County leader Jessica Effress is being honored with the nationally recognized 2022 Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award for her extraordinary involvement in our local community. Jessica Effress has been an instrumental part of the San...
A 2,000-year-old silver coin found in debris from an excavation in the City of David. The inscription on the coin reads "Shekel Yisrael," and above the chalice are the Hebrew letters "Shin" and "Bet," an acronym for "Shana Bet," or Year Two of the Jewish revolt against Rome. Credit: Eliyahu Yanai/ City of David.

Rare, 2,000-year old silver coin found in the City of David

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A 2,000-year-old silver coin experts believe may have been minted by a Temple priest was recently found in Jerusalem by an 11-year-old Israeli girl. Liel Krotokop came across the coin while helping sift archaeological debris...
A menorah and Christmas tree in downtown Fairfax, Virginia. Dec. 24, 2017. Credit: Kristi Blokhin/Shutterstock.

Stop complaining about Christmas trees and enjoy your own holiday

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The “Ask Real Estate” column of The New York Times was faced with a thorny question from a reader this past week. Shortly before the start of Hanukkah, it was perhaps inevitable that the dilemma about which...

For Spain, cooperation between Israel and Morocco is more of an opportunity than a...

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A piece in El Español on Nov. 16 informed of a supposed agreement between Israel and Morocco to establish a joint military base in the Arab country. The news appears in the context of the current...
International Atomic Energy Agency Director General Rafael Grossi delivers his opening remarks to the IAEA Board of Governors meeting on March 9, 2020. Credit: D. Calma/IAEA.

IAEA chief returns from Tehran citing ‘lack of agreement’ with Iranian officials over monitoring...

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United Nations nuclear watchdog head Rafael Grossi returned from Tehran with a pessimistic conclusion about his ability to make progress with Iranian officials over outstanding monitoring issues of nuclear sites, AFP reported on Wednesday. According to the...
Members of the Al-Qassam Brigades take part in a military festival organized by Hamas to honor the dead Palestinians who were killed by the Israeli army in the West Bank, Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip, in Gaza City, on October 4, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90

Latest Hamas terror infrastructure ‘the most dangerous in recent years’

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The large-scale Hamas terror plot uncovered by the Shin Bet intelligence agency and broken up in recent weeks is “the most dangerous tactical-operational infrastructure I recall in recent years,” a senior former Israel Defense...
Former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror (right) along with former Mossad head Tamir Pardo and former IDF intelligence chief Amos Yadlin speaking at a panel discussion at Reichman University in Herzliya during the Institute for Policy and Strategy’s “Security and Policy” conference. Source: Screenshot.

‘The world won’t lift a finger’ against Iran, former Israeli national security official says

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As world powers prepare to reconvene in Vienna for renewed nuclear talks with Iran, former Israeli National Security Advisor Yaakov Amidror said on Tuesday that “without a military threat and pressure on Iran, nothing...
Husain Haqqani — an academic and journalist who served as Pakistan’s U.S. envoy from 2008-2011. Credit: by Ian Wagreich /Ian Wagreich Photography.

Former Pakistani envoy unpacks the new jihad, America’s strategic shortcomings

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A former Pakistani ambassador to the U.S. has highlighted the failure of the American foreign policy community’s long-term strategic thinking compared to its adversaries. In a speech delivered Nov. 15 to scholars at the Association...
Belgian Federal Parliament, Brussels, June 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Belgium to label Israeli products from Judea and Samaria

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Belgium announced on Wednesday plans to label Israeli products made in Judea and Samaria, citing Brussel’s desire “to ensure human rights in the West Bank.” The European Union in 2015 instructed all member states to...