In the Midst of a Global Pandemic, Jews Are Coming to Israel

Reflecting on the subdued Independence Day that the Jewish state celebrated on Wednesday, as most coronavirus-related lockdown regulations remained in effect, Ruthie Blum stresses that the nation has much to be proud of. And those things go beyond “the Star of David on our flag or the international acclaim received by our start-ups.”

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More about: Aliyah, Coronavirus, Isaac Herzog, Israeli Independence Day, Jewish Agency

Rather Than Help Palestinian Refugees, Arab Leaders and Their Western Enablers Have Used Them as a Weapon to Defeat Israel

March 3 2021

After the major conflicts of the 20th century, the United Nations and its predecessor organizations sought to resettle millions of refugees in new homes. But, as Adi Schwartz and Einat Wilf explain in The War of Return, the UN has taken a different approach to those Arabs who fled their homes during Israel’s War of Independence, seeking instead to keep them and their descendants in a permanent state of a homelessness. Matti Friedman writes in his review:

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More about: Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Media, Palestinian refugees