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Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City, suspect shot dead

Attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City, suspect shot dead

An attempted stabbing attack in Jerusalem‘s Old City took place Friday afternoon, the police spokesperson said, adding that police forces are circling the area. According to the police, the stabber approached a group of policemen in the Old City‘s Muslim Quarter and apparently tried to stab one of the officers. Be the first to know – The stabber, a 30-year-old […]

In the spotlight: Political and racial profiling at the border

In the spotlight: Political and racial profiling at the border

Israel’s border security and its detention and interrogation of travelers is under unprecedented scrutiny after a series of high-profile Americans were stopped at the border. The Attorney-General’s Office is now looking into recent cases and has requested details from the Shin Bet (Israel Security Agency). This comes in the wake of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) examining […]

Who will be the next IDF chief of staff?

Who will be the next IDF chief of staff?

The process of selecting the next Israel Defense Forces chief of staff, one of the highest-profile positions in the state, is under way – and four generals are vying for the top military role. Current IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Gadi Eisenkot is set to step down in less than six months, after serving close to four years as the […]

The presidential war of words

The presidential war of words

When President Donald Trump withdrew the US from the Iran nuclear deal in May 2018, he imposed new banking sanctions on the regime. August 4 is the day on which they are due to come into effect, further exacerbating the damage already done to the Iranian economy – damage which led in June to widespread popular demonstrations against government restrictions, […]

New Pakistani PM was victim of anti-semitic conspiracies for years

New Pakistani PM was victim of anti-semitic conspiracies for years

Imran Khan, the former cricket star set to be, was once married to Jemima Goldsmith, daughter of billionaire James Goldsmith. Although Jemima converted to Islam for her 1995 marriage to Khan in 1995, “she was constantly attacked as an insincere Muslim, part because of her Jewish grandfather,” according to a 2004 account in The Guardian. Khan and Jemima have two […]

Making history: first Arab woman appointed dean at Hebrew University

Making history: first Arab woman appointed dean at Hebrew University

IN THE midst of the controversy over the Nation-State Law and the demotion of Arabic from official language status, Prof. Mona Khoury-Kassabri has been appointed dean of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s School of Social Work. She is the first Arab woman to be appointed dean at the Hebrew University, and may well be the only Arab woman to serve […]

Losing the bond

Losing the bond

Last week, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his coalition partners celebrated the passage of the controversial Nation-State Law. The prime minister viewed its enactment as a continuation of the process Theodor Herzl, founder of the Zionist movement, started over a century ago. “One hundred twenty-two years after Herzl published his vision, we have stated by law the basic principle of […]