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‘Nations don’t let nations go out of existence,’ she said

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It was December 1983 and Yael Dayan—Labor Party Knesset member, novelist and daughter of legendary general and defense minister Moshe Dayan—had been booked into town as featured speaker for the Columbus Jewish Federation’s annual...
A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi, September 2021. Credit: IsraAID.

Former rescuer of Soviet Jews helps bring Afghan women to freedom

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A group of 41 Afghan women and their families were rescued from Taliban-ruled Kabul last week in a successful mission that brought them safely to Abu Dhabi. Among them were athletes, including members of the...
Zebulon Simantov, Afghanistan's last Jewish resident. Source: Twitter/Screenshot.

Rescuing Afghanistan’s last Jew

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One of the most extraordinary stories of the Afghan pullout is the rescue of Afghanistan’s last Jew—Zebulon Simantov, who lived in and took care of Kabul’s synagogue. Simantov is now out of the country,...
A view of the twin towers of the World Trade Center in New York City on fire after hijacked planes flew into the buildings on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel and region continue to feel reverberations of 9/11 two decades later

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As the world marks 20 years since Al-Qaeda’s terror attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the unprecedented events and their aftereffects continue to reverberate throughout the region and beyond. The events in the two decades that...

3 Takeaways from Afghanistan for Us at Home

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First, remember our troops, living and dead, who served the United States in Afghanistan since 2001.  They are owed our gratitude for their steadfast presence in a difficult country and our help as they and...
Photo: SSG Michael Sparks Via Flickr

Rescuing Biden from Afghanistan

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The obvious lesson for Israel from America’s abandonment of Afghanistan to the Taliban is that it can’t count on the U.S. to protect it from the consequences of ceding more territory. This reality, however, is...
ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan. Source: Screenshot.

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

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Any notion that the worst days of Islamist terrorism are long behind us was brutally shattered at Kabul Airport on Thursday, as twin bombs ripped indiscriminately through Afghan civilians and U.S. and other foreign...
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Biden, Bennett become ‘fast friends’ in meetings focused on regional security threats

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After a number of delays as a result of Thursday’s terrorist attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and U.S. President Joe Biden managed to sit for two meetings at the White...
ISIS-K fighters in Afghanistan. Source: Screenshot.

Islamism’s brutal face is back on display

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Any notion that the worst days of Islamist terrorism are long behind us was brutally shattered at Kabul Airport on Thursday, as twin bombs ripped indiscriminately through Afghan civilians and U.S. and other foreign...
U.S. soldiers assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division patrol Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, Aug. 17, 2021. Credit: U.S. Central Command Public Affairs.

Jewish groups mourn lives lost in Kabul terror attack: ‘We stand in solidarity’

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Jewish groups stood in solidarity with U.S. military forces and Afghan civilians killed in two terror attacks in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. “We are devastated by the horrifying terror attack at Hamid Karzai International Airport that took...