Articles written by: Alfredo Boyd

Brazilian soccer team joins anti-Semitism awareness initiative

One of Brazil’s most popular soccer teams joined a global Jewish initiative to raise awareness about the Holocaust and the dangers of anti-Semitism. The Corinthians took a team picture on the field holding a poster with the hashtag #WeRemember and put it on its the club’s social media channels, drawing nearly 50,000 “likes.” The World Jewish Congress launched the campaign. […]

Liberal NY rabbis call on Jews to attend Women‘s March

Nine liberal rabbis endorsed the Women’s March after meetings with organizers Linda Sarsour and Tamika Mallory and sharing their concerns about antisemitism. The rabbis said in a letter that they had engaged in “frank discussions about the issues that are dividing our communities” with Sarsour and Mallory,, who has a history of making antisemitic and homophobic statements. Though the letter […]

American Jewish social entrepreneur among Kenya terror victims

Jason Spindler, a Jewish American whose life was changed when he survived the 9/11 attack in New York, was killed in a terrorist attack in Nairobi, Kenya. on a business complex, claimed by the Somali Islamist terrorist group Shabab, claimed at least 21 lives. Shabab said it was motivated in part to commit the attack by President Donald Trump’s recognition […]

Jerusalem wakes up to dashed hopes of rare snow day

Jerusalem‘s snow craze remained a short one, as residents woke up Thursday to a capital which was cold and wet, but without snow. Stormy weather set in Wednesday afternoon with the initial rain and hail as the evening progressed, to the joy of Jerusalemites who waited since the last snow fall. However, the snow falling onto the streets and cars […]

Australian MP: Malaysian PM is “Malay bigot” for banning Israeli athletes

Michael Danby, an Australian Labor Party MP, condemned banning Israeli swimmers from the Paralympic Qualifiers in Malaysia on Wednesday, calling Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad a ‘”Malay Bigot.” Danby called on Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison to host the Paralympics swimmers in Australia instead. He wrote to Prime Minister Scott Morrison asking that he offer one of Australia’s premium venues […]

Encountering Peace: My wishes for Aviv Kochavi

On Tuesday, Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi took over as the IDF’s new chief of staff. My first wish for him, and for us, is that he will not have to have “his war.” It is clear that his first responsibility is to make sure that the army is prepared for war and if there is a war, that the army will […]

Challenges of the new IDF chief of staff

The most important role of any IDF chief of staff, including Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, is to prepare the army for the next war. Therefore, the IDF and the political echelon must consider very carefully what type of war that is going to be. Since 1982, the IDF has not had any conventional large-scale wars against adversaries armed with tanks and […]