Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

Israel took a different approach to the coronavirus from the start because it’s a very different kind of society. Unlike the pampered West, Israel permanently lives in a state of potential emergency and existential threat.

JNS For Israel, recognizing another enemy is second nature by Melanie Phillips April 2, 2020 Among the world’s democracies fighting the coronavirus, Israel has so far been by far the most successful. With a population of about 8.6 million, it … Continue reading

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Daniel Pearl’s killers: “The re-arrest of the four gives the government time to put together a legal appeal against their acquittal”

REUTERS Pakistan re-arrests four men acquitted in Daniel Pearl murder case by Syed Raza Hassan and Gibran Naiyyar Peshimam April 3, 2020 Pakistani authorities on Friday ordered the detention of four men set to be released after being acquitted by … Continue reading

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UK’s new Labor leader “immediately apologizes to Jews for anti-Semitism in ranks, vows to ‘tear out this poison’; his wife comes from a Jewish family, has relatives in Tel Aviv”

TIMES OF ISRAEL After Corbyn, UK Labour elects Keir Starmer, Zionist with Jewish wife, as leader by Staff and AFP April 4, 2020 Britain’s main opposition Labour party on Saturday said that Keir Starmer had been elected as its new … Continue reading

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“The second truth the pandemic has shown us is that no matter how bad things are in Israel, the plight of our neighbors is immeasurably worse”

ISRAEL HAYOM (by agreement with JNS) Coronavirus lessons for the coalition talks by Caroline B. Glick April 3, 2020 …We are living through a grave crisis. And crises have a knack for clarifying fundamental truths. The coronavirus pandemic has exposed … Continue reading

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Medtronic CEO Yaron Yitzhari: ‘The financial impact isn’t what counts – the main thing is to save lives’

ARUTZ SHEVA Ventilator manufactor Medtronic gives away patents to its competitors by Shimon Cohen April 1, 2020 Medtronic, the world’s largest manufacturer of medical equipment, is currently receiving large amounts of attention for its ventilator. This week, the CEO of … Continue reading

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To be clear, the rockets from Gaza are an effort—even amid their own health crisis—“to destroy Israel and replace it with an Islamic state”

GATESTONE Palestinians: Despite Coronavirus, Jihad Against Israel Continues by Khaled Abu Toameh March 31, 2020 As the world is busy pursuing the fight against the coronavirus pandemic, the Iranian-backed Hamas and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) groups in the Gaza Strip … Continue reading

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Netflix series #Unorthodox doesn’t “accurately capture the soul of the Hasidic community”

FORWARD I left the Satmar Hasidic community. ‘Unorthodox’ is a grossly inaccurate depiction of that world. by Frieda Vizel March 31, 2020 …It’s okay to show the dark side of Hasidism, but the portrayal still needs to be human. The … Continue reading

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