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Israeli Cybersecurity Firm Hacks ISIS, Warns of Impending Attacks

A map plotting American air bases identified as potential targets by Islamic State members in a Telegram group hacked by an Israeli cyber-intelligence company. (Credit: Channel 10) By Reut CohenB'nai Brith Canada Intsights, an Israeli cybersecurity start-up, claims it has managed to hack the communications of ISIS and has uncovered a list of the terror group’s next targets. Continue reading

Israel and US To Sign New Military Aid Agreement

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and US President Barack Obama (Credit: Politico)   By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The United States and Israel are expected to sign a new 10-year military aid package that will take effect in 2018, as reported by Reuters. Continue reading

Canadian Philanthropists Donate $5-Million to Enhance Communication Studies at Tel Aviv University

Marla (left) and Aubrey (right) Dan have donated $5 million to Tel Aviv University By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A Toronto couple is making  what sources are saying is the largest individual donation to Tel Aviv University (TAU) from a non-corporate Canadian. Continue reading

Knesset To Expand Cyber Defence

By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Israel is en route to become "a leading country in cyber defence," according to a report from the Knesset's Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee's Subcommittee for Cyber Affairs. Continue reading

Himmler's Diaries Discovered

Heinrich Himmler, Chief of German Police During World War II, (Credit: Mirror)  By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada The diaries of Nazi mass murderer Heinrich Himmler have been found in the Russian Military Archive in Podolsk filed under Dnewnik, Russian for diary. Continue reading

NBA Stars Head to Play, Advocate in Israel

Basketball players Amare Stoudemire (L) and Omri Casspi (R) By Tevy Pilc and Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada Even with the Rio Summer Olympics coming closer to starting, it was basketball in Israel that was making the loudest noise in this week’s top hoops headlines. Continue reading

Krakow JCC Welcomes Pope Francis As Newest Member

Pope Francis Receives His JCC Membership Card From JCC Executive Director Jonathon Ornstein By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Should he decide to use it, Pope Francis will surely have no problem getting a good gym locker as the newest member of Krakow's Jewish Community Center. Continue reading

Toronto Blue Jays Acquire Jewish Pitcher Scott Feldman

Scott Feldman speaks to the meda after he was traded to the Toronto Blue Jays (Credit: Getty Images/Bob Levey)  By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada Kevin Pillar will have some company at the Toronto Blue Jays' shabbat dinner table in the clubhouse... Not that they had one in the first place, but now he'll have a more legitimate cause to start one. Continue reading

Scottish Jews Feel Less Safe: Report

The cover page of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities' report about being Jewish in Scotland By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada A report from the largest Jewish organization in Scotland says Jews have in the past few years become increasingly less comfortable and more fearful living in the country. Continue reading

Bill Clinton Wears Pin with Hillary Written in Hebrew at DNC

President Bill Clinton wears a pin that says Hillary in Hebrew Democratic National Convention (Credit: Consolidated Photos/Ron Sachs) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB’nai Brith Canada Now making an appearance at the Democratic National Convention: "Hebrew Hillary." Continue reading
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