Cancelling ‘anti-Semitism’

By Jeff Jacoby, Boston Globe— It isn’t often that a hyphen, or the absence of one, draws attention. But when the Associated Press announced recently that it was changing the spelling of “anti-Semite” and “anti-Semitism” in its highly influential style guide to “antisemite” and “antisemitism,” it made news — and drew cheers from historians and…

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Ramadan Violence Raging All Over Israel But Focused On Jerusalem

By Adam Eliyahu Berkowitz, Israel365— This year, like most years, the month-long Muslim fast of Ramadan has been marked by extreme violence, most notably, though not limited to, Israel’s capital of Jerusalem. Dubbed the TikTok Intifada, the violence began last month when young Arabs began attacking Israelis, especially targeting the visibly religious, and posting videos…

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Jerusalem Day clashes continue amid celebrations, hundreds of rioters injured

By ILH Staff and News Agencies-— Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at the Temple Mount compound Monday, the latest in a series of confrontations that is pushing the contested city to the brink of eruption. Despite a calm that set in around noon, the riots continued around 4:30 p.m. as hundreds of teens celebrated…

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UN Human Rights Council Pushes “Human Wrongs” Against Israel

By Arlene Bridges Samuels, CBN Israel— The United Nations initiated the Universal Declaration of Human Rights in 1948 after the Nazi genocide of six million Jews. Its words affirmed the dignity of all world citizens, regardless of who or what they were or where they lived. Indeed, it was a fine and desperately needed effort…

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Iran’s ‘Drug Terrorism’ Against Arabs

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute—- While Israel is seeking to dissuade the Biden administration from rejoining the 2015 nuclear deal with Iran — currently the subject of indirect negotiations in Vienna — Tehran’s mullahs and their Lebanese Hezbollah terror proxy are busy drowning the Arab countries with drugs. Last week, Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to…

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Mahmoud Abbas’s old, embittered leadership

By Hussein Aboubakr Mansour, Israel Hayom— In a recently leaked recording, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was heard hurling a slew of insults at the world: “ China, Russia, America and all the Arabs.” Surprisingly, Israel was absent from the inclusive lineup. Abbas was also reported in early April to have refused a call from…

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56 MKs back Lapid for PM, including right-wing New Hope, as Rivlin resumes talks

By Times of Israel Staff—- Gideon Sa’ar’s New Hope party said Wednesday that it would tell President Reuven Rivlin that it recommends that Yesh Atid party leader Yair Lapid form the next government, greatly increasing the opposition chief’s chances of being handed the mandate after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to muster a majority coalition…

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Arabs Warn West: Do Not Let Iran Fool You

By Khaled Abu Toameh, Gatestone Institute—- Arabs are growing increasingly concerned about Iran’s sinister intentions and deception as the Iranians and representatives of Germany, France, Britain, Russia, and China continue their negotiations in Vienna about reviving the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, which the Trump administration abandoned in 2018. The deal, known as the Joint Comprehensive…

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Netanyahu returns mandate to the President

By Israel National News—- The mandate given by President Reuven Rivlin to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to form a government following the elections to the 24th Knesset expired at midnight on Tuesday. Moments before the expiration of the mandate, the Likud released a statement indicating that the Prime Minister had returned the mandate to the…

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Mysterious scribe wrote eight diverse Dead Sea Scrolls, scholars find

By Rossella Tercatin, Jerusalem Post— Some 2,000 years ago, an individual scribe wrote at least eight of the Dead Sea Scroll manuscripts, making him the most prolific scribe ever identified, a group of scholars have found out. The Dead Sea Scrolls are a corpus of some 25,000 fragments unearthed in caves on the shores of…

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IDF says no active COVID cases among soldiers, in first since start of outbreak

By Judah Ari Gross, Times of Israel— The Israel Defense Forces declared itself coronavirus-free on Sunday as it recorded zero active cases of the disease among its ranks for the first time since the outbreak of the virus. The military reported its first coronavirus case on March 2, 2020, when a soldier who worked part-time…

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