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Amazon logo on the facade of one of its corporate office buildings in Silicon Valley, in the San Francisco Bay area. Credit: Sundry Photography/Shutterstock.

Amazon pockets royalties from book by far-right leader who questions Holocaust

Amazon is making up to 85 percent profit on sales of a book by the leader of a British far-right group who wrote about the “alleged extermination of 6 million Jews” in the Holocaust,...
Irish author Sally Rooney. Source: Screenshot.

Author Sally Rooney won’t allow Hebrew translation of book, citing support for BDS

An Irish author announced that she will only sell the Hebrew translation rights of her new novel if she can find a publishing house that adheres to the guidelines of the anti-Israel BDS movement. Sally...
Israeli sci-fi fans at the 2018 ICon Festival. Credit: ICon Festival.

Adventures in Israel’s science-fiction scene

The first time Sheldon Teitelbaum came across a science fiction book was as a sixth-grader at a Talmud Torah in Montreal, Canada. A book with red bindings about a subversive school on Mars jumped...
Roald Dahl signs books for children in Amsterdam on Oct. 12, 1988. Credit: Rob Bogaerts/Anefo via Wikimedia Commons.

Netflix gains entire catalogue of works by ‘certainly anti-Israeli’ Roald Dahl

Netflix has acquired the Roald Dahl Story Company (RDSC), giving it rights to all the works by the late British children’s author, who was openly anti-Israel and had a history of making anti-Semitic remarks. Dahl’s...

Rabbi’s new book offers spiritual boot camp for High Holidays

In the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, Rabbi Mark Wildes, founder and director of Manhattan Jewish Experience (MJE), was looking for ways to keep students and young adults engaged with Judaism and each...
Tareq Al-Suwaidan, a Kuwaiti entrepreneur, Islamic author and speaker, and a leader of the Kuwaiti Muslim Brotherhood, July 10, 2007. Credit: Fatma Almeer via Wikimedia Commons.

Muslim charity in Canada to host speaker with history of defaming Jews

A recognized charity and Muslim group in Canada is hosting a speaker this weekend with a history of demonizing Israel and Jews at its annual conference. Tareq Al-Suwaidan is listed on the home page of...

Belonging: The Story of the Jews, 1492-1900. By Simon Schama

“SOMETIME, somewhere, between Africa and Hindustan, lay a river so Jewish it observed the Sabbath.” “Belonging”, the second volume of Simon Schama’s story of the Jews, begins with this pious waterway, and continues with...
Israeli-American actress, producer and activist Noa Tishby. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Noa Tishby takes action to offset book’s carbon footprint

Israeli-American actress, producer and activist Noa Tishby has partnered with the financial-services company Aspiration to offset the carbon impact of her debut book Israel: A Simple Guide to the Most Misunderstood Country on Earth. She announced...
Shira Haas during a March 4, 2020 interview with “Elle UK” magazine. Source: Screenshot.

Israeli actress Shira Haas to star in new American TV series about Golda Meir

Israeli actress Shira Haas, best known as the star of the Netflix four-part series “Unorthodox” and for her role in the popular Israeli TV drama “Shtisel,” has been tapped to play Israeli Prime Minister...
Author Amos Oz speaks at the 85th birthday celebration of Israeli artist Dani Caravan, at the Tzavta Theater in Tel Aviv on Dec.18, 2015. Photo by Tomer Neuberg/Flash90.

In new memoir, Amos Oz’s daughter alleges lifetime of abuse by ‘sadistic’ father

Israeli author Galia Oz, daughter of world-renowned literary icon Amos Oz, alleged in interviews on Sunday that her “sadistic” father “serially abused” her physically and emotionally, until his death in 2018. The alleged abuse is...