Israel

Roots Run Deep: The Indigenous Identity of Jews in Israel

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For millennia, the land of Israel has been more than just a geographic location; it’s the spiritual and ancestral home of the Jewish people. From the ancient tribes of Israel until today, Jews have maintained an unbroken connection to this land, rooted in history, culture, and faith. Archaeological evidence, historical records, and religious texts all …

Israel, Terror

Voices of Dissent: Gazans Speak Out Against Hamas

Palestinians inspect a house destroyed after an Israeli air strike in the city of Rafah, south of the Gaza Strip, on October 21, 2023.

In the midst of the turmoil engulfing Gaza, a chorus of dissent is rising from within, challenging the dominance of Hamas and its role in perpetuating conflict and suffering. Rather than blaming Israel, as one would expect, ordinary Gazan civilians, journalists, and medical professionals are breaking their silence, pointing fingers at Hamas and demanding accountability …

American Jewry, antisemitism

Staten Island Jewish Man Battered with Metal Bat

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On Monday, a Jewish resident of Staten Island was beaten over the head with a metal bat. https://twitter.com/NYPDTips/status/1757299012749660231 The resident, a man, was standing in front of 475 Grandview Avenue, when a man came up to him, called him “dirty Jew” and whacked him upside the head with the bat. As yet unnamed, the victim …

antisemitism, Israel, Terror

88 Percent of the Arab World Approves of the Atrocities of 10/7

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Did you think that the Abraham Accords meant support for Israel in at least some of the Arab world? Think again. According to Elder of Ziyon, 88 percent of the Arab world thinks that the acts of 10/7 were “legitimate.” The Arab Center for Research and Policy Studies released the results of a survey of …

Quality of Jewish Life

Ivy League Presidents: Two Down, One to Go

Claudine Gay ex-president Harvard

Liz Magill is gone, and now, so too is Claudine Gay. Now we wait only for Sally Kornbluth to follow through. These are the three Ivy League college presidents under fire for refusing to condemn antisemitism. Magill resigned from UPenn, and Claudine Gay resigned from Harvard. Will MIT’s Kornbluth follow suit? She should. Perhaps she …

Israel, Jewish pride

The Cookies That Slayed Hamas Terrorists

Rachel Edri, Ofakim, 2023

Rachel Edri is an Israeli hero. The Ofakim native and her husband were held hostage by Hamas terrorists in their home on October 7. A typical Moroccan Jewish mom, the quick-thinking Edri, plied the terrorists with cookies and other refreshments, even as the intruders threatened to kill her and her husband. Rachel managed to stall …

antisemitism, campus

Sally Kornbluth Watches October 7th Footage

Zaka collects remains at the scene on Kibbutz Beeri after October 7

Sally Kornbluth, president of MIT, sat through a 47-minute special screening of a film that shows the atrocities committed by Hamas on October 7. Kornbluth has been facing heavy criticism for her performance during a recent congressional hearing in which she refused to say that calls for genocide of the Jewish people amounts to harassment. …

antisemitism, campus

University Presidents Say Context Matters When it Comes to Calls for Genocide

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University presidents play a crucial role in shaping the academic environment and fostering a culture of open dialogue and critical thinking. Therefore, it is essential that they address sensitive topics, such as calls for genocide, with utmost care and consideration. As opposed to the recent statements by the presidents of Harvard, MIT, and UPenn, there …