A Royal Bat Mitzvah in Cambodia

Jan. 15 2020

Born in Washington, DC to the then-Cambodian ambassador to the U.S., Susie Koroghli (née Thay) is the granddaughter of King Monivong, who ruled the country until his death in 1941. Raised in the U.S. as a Buddhist, Susie eventually converted to Judaism and married Ray Koroghli, a Persian-American Jew. They recently traveled to Cambodia to celebrate the bat mitzvah of their daughter Elior, as Menachem Posner writes:

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More about: Bat mitzvah, Judaism, Southeast Asia

Hamas Returns to Its Cycle of Extortion

Aug. 13 2020

Last week, Hamas resumed launching explosives attached to balloons and kites into Israel, one of which landed in the southern town of Arad. The IDF responded with airstrikes, and the terrorist group first test-fired a barrage of missile into the Mediterranean and then fired a missile at an Israeli town—provoking further counterstrikes. Why disturb the peace now? Because, writes Yoav Limor, the monthly aid Hamas receives from Qatar is set to expire next month:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Qatar