CANDIDLY SPEAKING: The impact of non-Orthodox Jews on America

There is no disputing that, except for the vast majority of Orthodox Jews, American Jews and their leaders have distanced themselves from their Jewish identity. In most cases, this reflects an indifference to global Jewish issues, and often, a deliberate display of contempt toward Israel and its security challenges and the belief that Israeli leaders are not willing to discard […]

Thank you, Nikki Haley

There are few who have stood up as boldly for Israel and the Jewish people as departing US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has, in a forum that has been historically hostile to both. The loss of Haley in the UN at the end of this year will be felt deeply in Israel, as was made clear by Prime […]

Ein Keshatot, the Golan Heights’ hidden gem opens to the public

 The Byzantine-era synagogue and adjoining spring at Ein Keshatot, known in Arabic as (the Mother of Arches) – one of the most important Jewish historic sites in the Golan Heights – was rededicated Monday by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following a 15-year reconstruction. The synagogue, with its ornately carved basalt Torah ark, was built in the 1st century but extensively […]

As president, Trump aided Adelson in Japan casino push

WASHINGTON – Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson has publicly lobbied Donald Trump to bend toward his policy interests, scoring a major victory last year in helping to convince the American president to relocate the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. But a report published on Wednesday reveals that he privately sought Trump’s help regarding his business interests as well. According […]

Boycott-Israel activists disrupt Holocaust film in Berlin

BERLIN – Two activists from the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign disrupted the presentation of an Israeli Holocaust film in Berlin last week, prompting Israeli security officials to evict the protesters as the audience booed the stoppage caused by the BDS people. Be the first to know – Based on video footage of the disruption, The Jerusalem Post was able […]

The immigrant story at the heart of Israel’s fraud-fighting start-up

You may never have heard of the Tel Aviv-based start-up Riskified but there is a strong likelihood that you will have quietly benefited from its fraud-fighting technology. Riskified works with approximately 2,000 major e-commerce merchants across the world, analyzing customer behavior for six years already to accurately identify fraudulent online orders. Be the first to know – Founded by Eido […]

Harping on about the music

We might not be a global economic superpower, or a leading sporting force, but there is no arguing over the fact that we have plenty to offer in the way of musical endeavor. Next week, the International Harp Contest takes place in Acre (October 15-25). It is the 20th edition of the triennial event which was founded in 1959. All […]