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Newly elected Israeli President Isaac Herzog visits the grave of his late father, Chaim Herzog, at Mount Herzl Cemetery in Jerusalem, on June 2, 2021. Photo by Noam Revkin Fenton/Flash90.

Groups welcome Israel’s next president; Herzog brings ‘deep understanding of world Jewry’

Jewish leaders in the United States and elsewhere welcomed the election of Isaac Herzog as Israel’s next president, with most praising his deep understanding of the worldwide Jewish community. “I cannot think of a better or...
Israeli President-elect Isaac Herzog at the Knesset in Jerusalem on the day of the election, June 2, 2021. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

Isaac Herzog elected Israel’s 11th president

The Knesset elected Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog as Israel’s 11th president on Wednesday. The vote was conducted in a special session during which Knesset members cast secret ballots for either Herzog...
University image by Chenyu Guan via Unsplash

Rabbis for Hamas

The recent fighting between Israel and Hamas once again forced American Jews to pick sides: Israel versus their universal ideals, which they see as incompatible with the Zionist enterprise. A case in point: a...
Israel's President Reuven Rivlin at the “Haaretz” conference in Jerusalem on Oct. 30, 2019. Credit: Mark Neiman/GPO.

‘We must remember that we are one country‘

My fellow citizens of Israel: I am very concerned about the difficult scenes we are witnessing on the streets. I call and plead with all leaders, citizens, parents—do everything in your power to stop...
Crowds back out in Tel Aviv after a year of grappling with coronavirus lockdowns, April 4, 2021. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.

On its 73rd Independence Day, Israel’s population hits 9.3 million

Ahead of Israel’s 72nd Independence Day, the Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) has published the nation’s latest population figures. The Jewish state is home to 9,327,000 people, among them 6.894 million Jews (73.9 percent of...
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...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on a tour of the Golan Heights. Credit: Kobi Gideon/GPO.

Netanyahu to Blinken: Golan Heights ‘will remain forever part of Israel’

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office pushed back against U.S. Secretary of State Tony Blinken over his comments that stopped short of endorsing the Trump administration’s recognition of the Golan Heights in 2019. In an...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks during the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem, Israel, Jan. 23, 2020. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90.

‘Never again’ is more than a slogan

Today, Jan. 27, the world marks the horrific murder of 6 million Jews—men, women, and children—by the Nazis and their helpers in the Holocaust. We remember the darkest chapter of human history, when a...
Peter Beinart. Credit: Joe Mabel via Wikimedia Commons.

Stop pretending that anti-Zionism isn’t anti-Semitism

In case you haven’t heard, people who want to eliminate Israel are very interested in stopping anti-Semitism. In other words, the same people who want to deny rights to the Jewish people that they...
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo meets with Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, April 28, 2018. Credit: U.S. State Department.

ZOA urges Saudi government to include Israel on official maps

The Zionist Organization of America is urging Saudi Arabia to include Israel on its official maps. Earlier this year on a trip there, ZOA national president Mort Klein met with Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, Saudi...