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Mubarak kept the peace with Israel and maintained the stability of his country, all the while maneuvering to restore what he saw as Egypt’s rightful place in the Arab world.
The Iranian economy is in crisis and ordinary Iranians have courageously taken to the streets demanding that Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei step down.
Mubarak believed that peace with Israel was an essential pillar needed to achieve internal stability in Egypt. As a result, he was particularly sensitive to Israel’s political and security-based move
Netanyahu seems to truly believe the Arab world has despaired of the Palestinians, gotten on with its business and all obstacles to cooperation with Israel have now been lifted.
Every Israeli prime minister since Yitzhak Rabin has planned and promised to build in E-1, for salient reasons
While some reports indicate that the spread of the virus in China has slowed, it is still too early to tell if this trend will hold.
Jews shared their Shabbat eve tables with Druze guests, synagogue services remembered fallen Druze heroe and Druze pre-military academy students were honored.
Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
Sadly, Aalst is not alone. Other European cities believe it is their right and cultural heritage to demonize Jews.
For this ugly political negativity and mudslinging to come to an end, the election cycle needs to end.
The Israeli public could be forced to undergo a fourth round of elections, which nobody wants and many have threatened to boycott.
Dr. Wayne Dyer said, “Don’t die with your music still in you.”
The moral trajectory of Moses, his development as a man and leader, can be traced in the ongoing struggle between his mighty hand and his slow tongue
Sociologist Emily Sigalow demonstrates Jewish Buddhists are not a monolithic group
Passing was serious business in the South, and Gainesville, Florida, was definitely the South.
Nagen unpacks the West’s ‘doing,’ East’s ‘being’ approaches
Despite the incredible overall position of the country, we are unable to elect a government
With the rise in global antisemitism, it becomes clearer every day that what happens in Israel has an impact on Jews all over the world.
Mubarak’s legacy is clouded by the repressive manner in which he ruled the impoverished country of over 97 million people, but tempered by the chaos that followed his ouster.
Because MDA has its own system, they’ve been able to design it to meet their specific needs – or, more importantly, the emergency medical needs of the Israeli people.
Had assistance of any sort been forthcoming from the US or other Western governments at that early stage, Assad could have been defeated, to be replaced by a democratically elected government.
AIPAC has moved steadily from its once-traditional bipartisanship and away from mainstream American Jewry as it embraced the hardline policies of Benjamin Netanyahu.
There is a greater risk of infection in high-density enclosed areas, such as religious pilgrimage sites, places of learning or in light rail cars, than there is while running outdoors in a marathon.
The private citizen must reign supreme and their right to vote freely must be respected. The media’s central contribution is to provide the voter with information.
Both sides know that they essentially cannot avoid each other’s presence. They therefore constantly search for third parties to deliver messages right next door.
Only a strong Yamina will ensure that the next government acts with determination to assert Israel’s rights, ensure its security, accelerate its economy, and improve quality of life for all.
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Hamans spread like coronavirus. Their power is amplified today because we lack the Esthers and Mordecais of yesteryear.
If we are pressuring world leaders to adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, why aren’t we pressuring Big Tech leaders as well?
The Palestinians say they are merely pursuing justice but it is increasingly clear the Palestinians are using the court as a weapon.
Some revelers were dressed as insects with fur-lined shtreimels and fake peyot and slogans suggesting that they are parasites.
Ironically, while the Israeli government expresses identification with victims of antisemitism, regardless of their religious stream, it continues to deny equality for non-Orthodox Jews in Israel.
Rather than “packaging” voting as a political, civic and moral obligation, we should try instead to get these potential voters to think about the personal benefits to be gained by going to the polls.
The festive evening capped a groundbreaking interfaith mission to Poland that began the day before with a visit to Auschwitz to deepen understanding of the Holocaust.
By sheer weight of numbers, the English-speaking community should be seen as vital for any political party.
What’s the connection between quantum physics and a sheep farmer? There is none but it still applies.
The hardest commandments in Judaism are not the religious strictures but the moral imperatives, with honoring your father and mother being at top of the list.
Last Tuesday, the Museum of the Jewish People at Beit Hatfutsot hosted the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations.
From peace between leaders to peace between peoples
By adopting Netanyahu’s racist attitudes, Gantz is missing a much-needed chance to reshape the political landscape
Members of the haredi community helped Leifer flee Australia in 2008, and have since helped her fight extradition on the grounds that she was mentally unfit.
I still believe today that since the Israeli electorate is split more or less down the middle on the question of yes Bibi or no Bibi, our only hope is a national unity government.
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King Herod put a golden eagle outside of the Temple of Jerusalem.
An advanced and suitable “intra-periphery” transportation infrastructure is a timely necessity.
Bigamy involves someone marrying a person while he or she is still legally married to another.
Will Iran try to cement its role in a circle of Iraqi decision-makers, or will we witness the beginning of the end of Iran’s greater regional aspirations?
Iran is seeking to recruit Syrian children and teenagers, and influence their religious beliefs in order to foster a culture of loyalty to the regime of Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei.
The Rabbinical Court must set itself free to set the agunot free.
Erdogan’s Turkey preaches democracy, fairness and justice while it remains steeped in anachronistic authoritarianism.
National effort needed to develop effective system against airborne incendiary devices
Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi has his hands full but first needs to ensure that his officers abide by the values and principles that the IDF has always presumed to stand for.
The first time I came to this mosque, in the Oakland neighborhood of my hometown of Pittsburgh, was Nov. 4, 2018, less than 10 days after the attack at our synagogue.
"While strong stock market gains have been a big factor in the rising value of equity ETFs, fixed income ETFs have enjoyed brisk inflows as well."
It’s possible that the AI underpinning these machines should be trained to recognize the data that they are recording and to avoid recording unfamiliar voices.
In addition to visual warnings, Ride Vision also integrates with Bluetooth helmets to give audio warnings.
If he resigns, Netanyahu will prove to his critics his interests are that of the Jewish state and the history books will judge him as one of Israel’s greatest political figures.
Protection rackets provide “protection” for profit. Much of that profit, typically, is plowed back to the organization to render it even more powerful.
Since the American people seem determined to decrease America’s military presence in the Middle East, the US should bolster its support for Israel’s campaign
It was a crime of passion – prayer. I had been praying at the Western Wall with Women of the Wall, wearing a tallit exactly as I had since my bat mitzvah.
“It’s high time for a turnabout in public policy that places the public interest at the center.”
There is no other way to say this: Vote for the Blue and White bloc.
At the Fifth International Holocaust Forum, King Felipe mentioned that “Spain has a rich and complex Jewish past” but did not explicitly mention the expulsion of the Jews of Spain.
No country should be interested in aiding and abetting the agenda of the hypocritical UN Human Rights Council
Crass politicians are stirring anti-religious passions for electoral gain
The coronavirus outbreak has brought out the best and worst in people.
UTJ Mk Moshe Gafni's support for haredi schools with more secular studies than required is nothing short of a revolution.
According to Gantz, it is Netanyahu’s fault that Israel has become a partisan issue in the US, and it is the mission of the “anybody-but-Bibi” faction to remedy the situation
“Observance of the Sabbath gradually was abandoned in the larger cities and increasingly in the small towns as well
Note of Harrison’s achievement suggested that stereotypes die hard. Harrison, The New York Times wrote, was “‘the only producer anywhere, with dimples and a 24-inch waistline.’”
The strange deaths of performers onstage
Rabbi Avi Weiss takes the reader on his evolving journey
The plight of the 150,000 Batyas
I found lots of discussion online about jinxed garments – especially unlucky pants.
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The speed of Chinese viral contamination sends us a risk signal for trade. We discover that rapid propagation does not just work for incoming and outgoing goods and services.
This disease has already destroyed many lives. And in addition to physically killing people, we know that it is wrecking havoc in many other ways.
Despite the promise of a “positive campaign” by Likud officials, once again, the main campaign slogan of the Likud is “Without the Arab Joint List, Gantz can’t form a government.”
Bernie Sanders's PR people have been busily spinning his image and Jewish ancestry. So let’s look at his record, associates and endorsements.
This particular US election dwarfs everything else on the news agenda. Everything, even Israel’s election, the third election in a year.
Over the past decades, Zionist parties abandoned their commitment to full equality, and have not even tried to include representatives of the Arab citizens on high places on their lists.
If we accept the figures offered by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics, the annexation of Judea and Samaria would result in as few as 120,000 and as many as 300,000 new Palestinian Arab voters.
Since the American and French revolutions, assimilation has replaced acculturation in the Jewish Diaspora.
The three countries see the Arab countries as weak and exploitable, and two of them, seek to reassert their former spheres of control there.
Israel needs the best leader possible at this critical moment, and no one has more experience than Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
Imagine some truly dangerous people who should be kept away from key institutions.
Incitement and attacks against Palestinians who want to reach out are harming the few courageous voices who would like to open minds about a future that can be different.
The fact that the ties between Palestinian civil society groups and terrorist organizations have significantly deepened over the years should alarm anyone.
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Movers and shakers in Israeli society.
Ambassador David Friedman gave America’s blessing to annexation within a day of the plan’s release. Ten days later, he did a full about-face.
The security-based essence of the plan has been one of the fundamentals of Israel’s security doctrine since repelling aggression in the Six Day War.
Under the slogan #DontStandBy, the president on Sunday launched a campaign against cyberbullying.
As antisemitism has spiked around the world, including in the United States, Holocaust memory has become more important than ever.