Category Archives: Israel & Middle East

Israel’s mandate on mask wearing outdoors officially lifts on Sunday; masks must still be worn in public places indoors

TIMES OF ISRAEL Israel lifts outdoor mask requirement, fully opens schools Sunday, as COVID ebbs by Staff April 17, 2021 With fewer than a hundred new coronavirus cases diagnosed Friday, and just 201 Israelis in serious condition with the virus, … Continue reading

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Iran hopes to stoke fear that its “breakout timing” is shrinking and thereby increase pressure on the Biden administration to reenter the #IranDeal before time runs out

JINSA Iran’s Newest Nuclear Steps Won’t Make Up for Delays Caused by Explosion by Blaise Misztal and Jonathan Ruhe April 15, 2021 Iran’s Newest Nuclear Steps Won’t Make Up for Delays Caused by ExplosionIran has attempted to make up for … Continue reading

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Rep. Betty McCollum’s bill conditioning Israel aid is being backed by several left-wing groups such as J Street, IfNotNow, Jewish Voice for Peace and Americans for Peace Now

JNS AIPAC Blasts Bill Proposed by Minnesota Rep. McCollum to Condition US Aid to Israel April 15, 2021 AIPAC blasted a new bill introduced by Rep. Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) that would condition U.S. aid to Israel to ensure that no … Continue reading

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“The death in Jerusalem of the 86-year-old leader has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when it is particularly ill-equipped for such a loss”

JNS The moral courage of Isi Leibler by Melanie Phillips April 15, 2021 The death in Jerusalem of Isi Leibler at the age of 86 has robbed the Jewish world of one of its towering figures at a time when … Continue reading

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Progressive Democrat takes to House floor with speech honoring Israel on its 73rd birthday

ALGEMEINER Israel Reminds Us That It Is Possible to Overcome’: Ritchie Torres Gives Israeli Independence Day Speech From House Floor by Staff April 16, 2021 US Congressman Ritchie Torres took to the floor of the US House of Representatives Thursday … Continue reading

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Professor Gil Troy: “Why I am a Zionist”

UNPACKED Professor Gil Troy’s essay “Why I am a Zionist”

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What many think, but few have the courage to speak: “I object to the view that I should be judged by the color of my skin. I cannot tolerate a school that not only judges my daughter by the color of her skin, but encourages and instructs her to prejudge others by theirs”

NEW YORK POST Dad who wrote scathing letter to Brearley about race focus: ‘Someone had to’ by Dana Kennedy April 17, 2021 A father fed up with an elite Manhattan prep school’s heavy-handed focus on race won’t re-enroll his daughter … Continue reading

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Attack on Iranian nuclear site “reportedly carried out through a remotely detonated device smuggled into the facility”

JERUSALEM POST Natanz attack hit 50 meters underground, destroyed most of the facility by Tzvi Joffre, Yonah Jeremy Bob April 13, 2021 The alleged Israeli attack on Iran’s Natanz nuclear facility targeted an electrical substation located 40 to 50 meters … Continue reading

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“Alas, as president, Joe Biden has shown that his words as vice president condemning Palestinian terrorism were mere empty gestures. The Martyrs Fund has not gone away. “Pay for slay” lives on”

NEWSWEEK Biden’s Taylor Force Betrayal by A.J. Caschetta April 12, 2021 Joe Biden’s recent gift of $235 million in aid to the Palestinians violates the spirit of the Taylor Force Act and betrays the memory of Taylor Force himself. Any … Continue reading

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Israel’s new border fence has three levels: “a deep underground layer, an upper fence physical layer, and an upper hi-tech layer that includes detection devices like robots, drones, unmanned ground vehicles and more”

REAL CLEAR DEFENSE A Closer Look at Israel’s New High-Tech Barrier by Jacob Nagel and Jonathan Schanzer April 10, 2021 Israel reported significant progress last month on an underground fence around the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Officials say Israel is close … Continue reading

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