Egypt Attempts to Restore a Historic Synagogue in order to Provide Cover for Many Sins

Jan. 21 2020

On Friday January 9, the Egyptian government held a public ceremony to mark the reopening of Alexandria’s Eliyahu ha-Navi synagogue after the completion of a $4 million renovation. Only three Jews attended the event at the 14th-century synagogue, which will not serve as a house of prayer but as a tourist destination. Lyn Julius comments:

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More about: Egypt, Mizrahi Jewry, Synagogues

The Sinister Attacks on Israeli Offers of Aid to Lebanon

Aug. 10 2020

“The only encouraging thing” about the deadly explosion in Beirut, wrote the former Swedish prime minister Carl Bildt on Twitter, “is that even Israel has been quick in offering humanitarian aid.” Had Bildt been better informed, he might have known that there is nothing new or unusual about the Jewish state offering humanitarian assistance to its Arab neighbors—or to more far-flung nations. Yet his bizarre comment was less hostile than the reactions of those who rushed to dismiss the offer as a meaningless public-relations stunt. Lahav Harkov writes:

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More about: Israel diplomacy, Lebanon