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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 […]

ACLU’s opposition to Kavanaugh sounds its death knoll

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed, it is appropriate to look at the damage caused by the highly partisan confirmation process. Among the casualties has been an organization I have long admired. After Politico reported that the ACLU is spending more than $1 million to oppose Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, I checked the ACLU website to […]

Israeli cybersecurity start-up awarded U.S. Homeland Security project

Beersheva-based startup Morphisec will work with the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop a cybersecurity defense solution for virtual desktop systems, the company announced Wednesday. The DHS Science and Technology Directorate (S&T) will award a grant to Morphisec through its Silicon Valley Innovation Program to extend, deploy, test and evaluate its patented Moving Target Defense-based cybersecurity system for […]

Hamas: Fuel delivery part of efforts to achieve truce with Israel

Hamas said on Wednesday that the delivery of diesel fuel funded by Qatar to the power plant in the Gaza Strip came in the context of efforts to achieve a truce agreement with Israel. Hamas spokesman Abdel Latif Qanou said that the delivery of the fuel through the Kerem Shalom border crossing will be followed by more steps “whether the […]

Israeli martial arts group nominated for peace award

Budo for Peace – a nonprofit organization that brings together youths from diverse social, religious, ethnic, socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds amid martial-arts training – has been named a regional finalist in the 2018 Peace and Sport Organizations’ annual awards. The winner will be announced at the Peace and Sport Regional Forum in Rhodes, Greece, on October 18. Be the first […]

Would you eat a doughnut Reuben sandwich?

In Israel, bakeries are just starting to plan their doughnuts for the upcoming Hanukkah season. Over in New York, a famed Jewish deli has partnered up with a doughnut shop for a decidedly blasphemous creation. For three days over the past weekend the late Carnegie Deli (which still operates online) teamed up with the Doughnut Project to sell a Reuben […]

Bennett: Where are the female Israel Prize nominees?

Education Minister Naftali Bennett called on the public to nominate in a tweet Wednesday. “Last year, there was criticism of the minority of women winners. It came from, among other things, the fact that almost no women were nominated,” Bennett wrote. Be the first to know – The minister implored people to “suggest male and female nominees for the Israel […]