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EXCLUSIVE: Who is the Real Rafi Eitan?

When Rafi Eitan died on March 23 at the age of 92, the obituaries told about his role in the founding of the Mossad and the capture of Adolf Eichmann,…

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Druze on Annexation: Include Us Out

Nearly 30,000 Druze Arabs live in the Israeli Golan Heights. This week they came out en masse to protest against the American announcement recognizing Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan. Though…

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Fifth Grade, Take Two

Fifth grade was great, but some of the stuff we learned back then was not so great. Or accurate. Lightning doesn’t strike in the same place twice. Actually, lightning doesn’t…

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What the Pope’s Notes Might Say

An interview with renowned Holocaust historian Dr. Michael Berenbaum on plans to open the files Of World War II-era Pope Pius XII   News that Pope Francis plans to open…

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MEET THE MAYOR: Beitar, the Fort of Chinuch

Beitar of old is known to have been the last Jewish fort held in the Bar Kochba revolt during the time of Churban Bayis Sheini. The Gemara (Gittin 58) relates…

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NUCLEAR GHOST TOWN

On March 11, 2011, the most powerful earthquake ever recorded in Japan caused a devastating chain of events that led to a triple meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Reactor.…

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OILQUAKE?

Oil put L.A. on the map, but may have heightened earthquake risk (Los Angeles Times/TNS) – Hoping to escape traffic on her way home from Los Angeles International Airport, Susan…

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Israeli Journalist Confronts Truth in Germany

An interview with journalist and author Eldad Beck   In the era of fake news there still exist journalists principled enough to confront preconceived notions and adjust them to reality.…

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2019 Foretells Political and Social Turmoil in Poland

For Poland, 2019 will be an important year politically. Decisions that the Poles will make in May’s upcoming European parliamentary elections and, above all, the results of the Polish parliamentary…

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Can You Retire in Your Retirement?

The band was playing lively music, waiters holding large trays were serving guests, and relatives and friends were coming over to offer congratulations. Refoel* was proud, overjoyed, and grateful to…

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The World As I See It

Based on Interviews with Malcolm Hoenlein What changes has Israel implemented that are leading Hamas to reject Qatari payments? What does Israel hope to accomplish by these new regulations and…

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DEBATE: Anti-BDS or Anti-Anti-BDS?

BDS– Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions – is a nefarious tool wielded by anti-Semites masquerading as anti-Zionists. Recognizing this, 26 states have enacted laws to make BDS illegal, and more are…

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The Renaissance of Russian Jewry

Chief Rabbi of Moscow, Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt, shares memories of 30 years Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt arrived in Moscow in 1989 to a barren Jewish landscape. Since then, Jewish life in…

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Israel and Egypt Grow Closer

Egyptian President el-Sissi recently made a declaration that the Israeli-Egyptian relationship has never been closer. What is really the nature of the relations between the two nations? And what is…

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