In the book of Deuteronomy, there is a forewarning that there will always be poor people among us, a notion which is repeated in the Gospels. Christianity and Judaism share a common thread of generosity towards those who are less fortunate—and also a desire to see the world repaired through acts of justice, generosity andContinue Reading »
In 2006, hope reigned on the Palestinian streets. The populist Hamas movement had won legislative elections against their political rival Fatah (leading secular Palestinian political party), and some in the West wanted to believe that the victory could mold the terrorists into statesmen. In less than 18 months, that hope was dashed as Hamas wagedContinue Reading »
This creamy, milk-based pudding is infused with the distinct floral flavor of rosewater and topped with blueberry rose syrup and slivered almonds. Rosewater was a beloved flavoring in the ancient world, particularly in the Levant, North Africa, Persia and India. While this floral essence has long since lost traction among North American and European cultures,Continue Reading »
Thursday, 1 April 2021 | In the two months since Joe Biden was sworn in as president of the United States, the new administration has been dancing around the question of how exactly to accomplish his campaign pledge to reenter the Iran nuclear deal. Biden is determined to reinstate the pact that former President DonaldContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 23 March 2021 | A nasal spray that reportedly kills 99.9% of viruses is ready to roll out production for sale in Israel and New Zealand. Biotech company SaNOtize developed a nasal spray made with nitric oxide—a compound that occurs naturally in the body—and acts as a “hand sanitizer equivalent for the nose,” creatingContinue Reading »
Monday, 22 March 2021 | In the footsteps of the Abraham Accords, a recently signed partnership between two Israeli and Emirati entities aims to bring greentech innovation to the Gulf region and to Israel. The deal between Gulf–Israel Green Ventures (GIGV) and the UAE’s [United Arab Emirates’] United Stars Group aims to expand people-to-people, business andContinue Reading »
Thursday, 18 March 2021 | The Biden administration is reportedly planning to walk back on some of his predecessor’s decisions regarding Israel and the Palestinians, resetting the US’s diplomatic approach to fall back in line with its traditional position. The National, a Dubai-based English-language daily, revealed the intended reboot after obtaining “The US Palestinian ResetContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 17 March 2021 | A daring years-long archeological operation yielded rich discoveries tying the Jewish people to their homeland, including 2,000-year-old biblical parchment fragments, the world’s oldest basket and the 6,000-year-old mummified remains of a young girl. The operation in a Judean Desert cave was undertaken by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) together withContinue Reading »
Monday, 15 March 2021 | Jerusalem as the capital of Israel received two significant nods of acceptance from Europe this weekend with the Czech Republic and Kosovo shunning international ire to open diplomatic offices in the disputed City of Gold—as opposed to Tel Aviv. Kosovo took the biggest step, making history as the first EuropeanContinue Reading »
Monday, 15 March 2021 | Israel’s Ministry of Defense (MOD) on Sunday announced a “groundbreaking” new technology that protects civilians—including those of its enemies. The “Iron Sting” mortar uses laser and GPS-guidance to hit targets more accurately with technology previously only available for larger munitions such as missiles, thereby reducing collateral damage and civilian casualties.Continue Reading »
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