A New Zealand Athlete Recites the Sh’ma—and Is Roundly Condemned

June 10 2021

On May 16, Tomer Hemed, an Israeli member of Wellington’s professional soccer team, scored an impressive two goals in a single match, with the second securing a tie for his teammates. In an apparent expression of gratitude to God, he put on a kippah, covered his eyes, and recited the opening of the sh’ma. James Hirsh describes the controversy that followed:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, New Zealand, Sh'ma, Sports

Fearing Abandonment by the U.S., the Saudis Look to Russia and China

Sept. 15 2021

Saudi Arabia has been in the news this week because of the recent release of a 2016 FBI report on the role of its subjects in the September 11 terrorist attacks. But there is other, more timely news from the country that the press has largely ignored: a military cooperation agreement concluded last month between Riyadh, a traditional U.S ally, and Moscow, a supporter of the anti-American Iran-Syria axis. Ilan Berman comments:

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More about: Abraham Accords, China, Russia, Saudi Arabia, U.S. Foreign policy