antisemitism, World Politics

Quebec Green Lights Xmas Celebration But Nixes Chanukah Celebration

Chanuka with big red x superimposed

We all understand the need to place limits on gatherings with the oh-so-contagious COVID-19 in our midst. But how are we to understand permission granted for Christmas celebrations but not for Chanukah celebrations? That’s what happened in Quebec, Canada, and the only way to understand the ruling is from the perspective of antisemitism: Christmas yes, …

media bias, US Politics

Reading the News Now that Fox has Turned on Trump

Fox News Trump lede

Now that Fox News has apparently turned, Trump supporters are finding it difficult to find unbiased, professional news reportage on the issues they care about, for instance the Hunter Biden scandal and election/voter fraud. Some have turned to Newsmax or OANN, but both these sources offer very little hard information, and they feel second-rate in …

coronavirus, Israel

First Israeli Coronavirus Vaccine Candidates Injected

health worker prepares injection

Israeli vaccine trials have begun, with the first Israeli participants having received their injections against the novel coronavirus. One patient was injected at Hadassah Ein Kerem, the other at Sheba Medical Center. Anar Ottolenghi, 34, who received his injection at Hadassah, is an immunology student at Ben-Gurion University. The other participant is Segev Harel, 26. …

Israeli Politics, terror, US Politics, World Politics

Trump Sanctions Yet More Iranian Banks

donald trump faces off against Hassan Rouhani

Trump’s time in the White House has been marked by the shutdown of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, in contrast with Obama’s JCPOA, which fueled those ambitions with pallets of cash to the mullahs, and more. Now Trump has sanctioned 18 more Iranian banks with ties to terror, missile development, and the development of Iran’s nuclear weapons …

Israeli Politics, World Politics

Number of Per Capita Israeli Coronavirus Victims Surpasses U.S.

coronavirus testing in Israel

Israel started off a winner in the fight against the coronavirus, with a lockdown that worked well to slow contagion. But when the lockdown was abruptly ended, coronavirus got the upper hand. Now Israel has surpassed the U.S. for per capita cases of coronavirus. Last week, Israel saw 8,000 new daily cases of the virus, …

Israeli Politics, US Politics, World Politics

Trump Twice Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize

Nobel Peace Center, Oslo

Making a peace accord between the UAE and Israel? Check. Getting Kosovo to recognize Israel? Check. Getting Serbia to agree to move its embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital? Check. Good enough reason to give this president a Nobel Peace Prize. Trump had already been nominated for the Abraham Accords, but with Kosovo and Serbia taking …