Tough Jews, Las Vegas and the legacy of Meyer Lansky

July 26, 2021 by  

In his autobiography, “Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas,” Oscar Goodman recounts his 35 years as a famed criminal defence lawyer for Jewish gangsters Meyer Lansky, Benjamin “Bugsy” Siegel and Frank “Lefty” Rosenthal, on whom the character “Ace Rothstein” was based in the movie “Casino.” Read more

Legendary Jewish stand-up comedian Jackie Mason dies at 93

July 26, 2021 by  

Jackie Mason, a former rabbi who went from Catskills comic to hit one-man shows, passed away on Saturday at the age of 93. Read more

Avishag Semberg takes bronze in taekwondo, Israel’s first-ever Olympic medal in the sport

July 26, 2021 by  

Israeli athlete Avishag Semberg won a bronze medal in taekwondo at the Summer Olympics in Tokyo on Saturday. Read more

Yad Vashem marks Olympics with online exhibitions of Jewish, non-Jewish athletes

July 25, 2021 by  

Gymnast Estella Agsteribbe was one of five Jewish women to participate in the Olympic Games in Amsterdam in 1928. Read more

Blinken discusses anti-Semitism, Babi Yar with Sharansky and Lieberman

July 25, 2021 by  

Representatives of the supervisory board of the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre Natan Sharansky and former Connecticut Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman met on Thursday with the U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken in Washington, D.C. Read more

Israelis murdered at 1972 Munich Olympics honoured in moment of silence in Tokyo

July 25, 2021 by  

Israeli Olympic team members who were slaughtered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics were remembered with a moment of silence during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on Friday. Read more

160 new immigrants from France arrive in Israel amid surge in ‘aliyah’

July 22, 2021 by  

A group of 160 new French immigrants to Israel arrived at Ben-Gurion International Airport yesterday aboard a special aliyah flight from Paris organized by the Jewish Agency for Israel, and Israel’s Ministry of Aliyah and Integration. Read more

Ben & Jerry’s to freeze ice-cream sales in ‘occupied Palestinian territory’

July 20, 2021 by  

Ben & Jerry’s announced on Monday that it will end sales of its ice cream in “occupied Palestinian territory.”

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US transfers $135 million in aid to UNRWA

July 20, 2021 by  

The United States transferred $135.8 million to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees (UNRWA) on Saturday, after signing a framework agreement with the refugee agency on July 14. Read more

Family members speak on behalf of Israeli filmmakers arrested in Nigeria

July 18, 2021 by  

A trio of Israeli filmmakers remains arrested in Nigeria for the past week while the reason for their detainment and the charges have not been released. Read more

Fans ridicule Jewish man at European Championship soccer final

July 14, 2021 by  

A Jewish actor and satirist detailed on Twitter how he was “racially abused” on Sunday night at Wembley Stadium in the United Kingdom as he watched the UEFA European Championship final between England and Italy. Read more

Israel to withhold $182 million from Palestinian Authority to offset terror stipends

July 13, 2021 by  

Israel’s Security Cabinet voted on Sunday to withhold 597 million shekels ($182 million) from the tax revenues it collects for the Palestinian Authority, in accordance with a terror finance law passed in 2018. Read more

US suspends Abraham Fund; UAE urges Israel not to cancel pipeline

July 10, 2021 by  

The Biden administration has suspended the Abraham Fund, which was established with the signing of the Abraham Accords in the fall of 2020, U.S. and Israeli sources told the business daily Globes. Read more

US criticizes Israel over ‘punitive’ demolition of terror suspect’s home

July 9, 2021 by  

The U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem censured Israel on Thursday for demolishing an accused terrorist’s home earlier in the day. Read more

Israel sends Nepal vital supplies to fight COVID-19 pandemic

July 9, 2021 by  

Israel on Wednesday sent Nepal supplies meant to help the country battle the coronavirus pandemic battering its population. The South Asian nation has recorded more than 650,000 cases of the virus so far, almost 9,300 deaths. Read more

Technion ranked No. 1 in Europe in field of artificial intelligence

July 9, 2021 by  

CSRankings, the leading metrics-based ranking of top computer-science institutions around the world, has ranked the Technion–Israeli Institute of Technology No. 1 in the field of artificial intelligence in Europe (and, of course, in Israel), and 15th worldwide. Read more

Palestinian Authority introduces new way for terrorists, families to get cash

July 9, 2021 by  

The Palestinian Authority has announced a new mechanism for disbursing payments to terrorists and their families by using ATMs at P.A. post offices, according to a report by MEMRI. Read more

Anti-Israel activists accuse IDF of exploiting disaster in Surfside

July 8, 2021 by  

Anti-Israel activists took to social media to accuse the Israel Defence Forces of exploiting the collapse of the Champlain Towers South in Surfside, Florida. Read more

Israel launches probe into Mount Meron disaster

July 6, 2021 by  

The state commission of inquiry into the April 30 Mount Meron tragedy, which saw 45 people killed and 150 injured in a stampede during the Lag B’Omer festival at the site, began its work on Sunday. Read more

In first phone call, Bennett thanks Putin for Russia’s role in ‘regional stability’

July 6, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett on Monday thanked Russian President Vladimir Putin for the role that his country is playing in maintaining regional stability, his office said in a statement. Read more

Israel hits Hamas targets in Gaza in response to ongoing arson attacks

July 5, 2021 by  

Israeli warplanes struck Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip early on Saturday morning in response to the launch of airborne incendiary devices into Israeli territory, the Israeli military reported. Read more

Israel sends aid to fight ‘worst forest fire in history of Cyprus’

July 5, 2021 by  

Israel dispatched two firefighting planes and flame-retardant material to Cyprus on Sunday, to help the island nation extinguish what the director of its forestry called the “worst forest fire in the history” of the country, according to local media. Read more

Tour de France’s Israeli team tested by crashes, maintains optimism

July 1, 2021 by  

Days before the start of the annual Tour de France, cycling’s most prestigious race, the Israeli national team’s star rider and four-time winner of the event, Chris Froome, was enthusiastic and optimistic. Read more

UN head urges Biden to lift Iran sanctions

July 1, 2021 by  

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Tuesday called on the Biden administration to lift sanctions on Iran as stipulated by the 2015 nuclear accord signed between Iran and world powers. Read more

Could Palestinian protests lead to the ouster of Mahmoud Abbas?

June 29, 2021 by  

As unrest continues in Ramallah and Hebron, questions have arisen surrounding the future of Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas…David Isaac. Read more

Biden administration turns to UNRWA in its rush to rebuild Gaza

June 29, 2021 by  

Following the recent war between Israel and Hamas, the Biden administration has put an emphasis on rebuilding the Gaza Strip, promising the terror group won’t benefit. Some experts say Washington’s approach will fail to bear fruit..;.writes David Isaac. Read more

Erdan resigns as Israel’s US ambassador, retains role as UN envoy

June 29, 2021 by  

Israel’s envoy to the United Nations Gilad Erdan announced on Sunday that he would be resigning from his simultaneous post as ambassador to the United States, pending the appointment of a replacement. Read more

Antisemitism watchdog calls for disciplinary action against Spanish TV host over antisemitic comments

June 29, 2021 by  

The Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is calling for disciplinary action against a reporter from a television station in Spain who made antisemitic remarks during a broadcast about Israeli athletes. Read more

As South Florida grapples with loss, Jewish community props up first responders, family

June 27, 2021 by  

While the wait continues for word on those missing after Champlain Towers South,  Jewish groups are offering support and comfort to the community and to family members who have arrived in the area seeking news. Read more

Belgian government decides to remove army protection from Jewish sites

June 25, 2021 by  

The head of the European Jewish Association (EJA) said on Wednesday that the Belgian government’s decision to remove army protection at Jewish institutions makes “zero sense” and leaves Jews “wide open with a target on our backs.” Read more

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