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In mid-July, 22 years after the deadly terrorist a ttack at a popular Sbarro pizzeria in Jerusalem, American Jewish Committee’s recently-appointed CEO Ted Deutch sent a letter to US Attorney … more
Earlier this month, Royal Auction House in Toms River, NJ, sold an 1806 illustrated, handwritten Tashlich guide for $5,000. Last month, Appel Auction in New York offered but didn’t sell a … more
At the White House on Sept. 13, 1993, Israeli Foreign Minister Shimon Peres, Palestine Liberation Organization official Mahmoud Abbas, US Secretary of State Warren Christopher and Russian Foreign … more
Israel will soon mark the anniversary of one of the worst traumas it has ever experienced. On Saturday, Oct. 6, 1973, shortly before 2 pm, the Egyptian and Syrian militaries launched a coordinated … more
He tells me that “It’s 100 riyals,” and I immediately reply that it is too pricey. “Other shops carry these for 400,” he replies in an attempt to persuade me and … more
The Oceana nation of Papua New Guinea inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem on Tuesday, becoming the fifth nation to maintain a diplomatic mission in Israel’s capital city. The move by the … more
When Florida lawyer Brian Sherr first visited the ancient synagogue in Jerusalem’s Old City more than four decades ago, the site lay in ruins. The area around the demolished structure was … more
Almost three years have elapsed since the signing of the Abraham Accords on the White House lawn on Sept. 15, 2020. Everything appeared to be progressing smoothly until early this summer, when a … more
In a dramatic scene from the new film “Golda,” which opened in American theaters last Friday, Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir meets with US Secretary of State Henry Kissinger. Kissinger … more
After World War II, Palestine Symphony Orchestra musicians who wanted nothing to do with their German-made instruments offered Moshe Weinstein an ultimatum. Weinstein had trained as a violinist … more
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