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Israel's Yarden Gerbi Wins Olympic Bronze Medal In Judo

Bronze Medalist Judo Athlete Yarden Gerbi. (Credit: Reuters) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada It may have taken a few Olympiads, but Israel is finally back on the podium. Continue reading

Israel Air Force To Receive Red Flag Training From US

Israeli F-16 fighter jet (Credit: Ofer Zidon/Flash90) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The Israel Air Force (IAF) will be joining the United States', United Arab Emirates', and Pakistani air forces for the prestigious Red Flag exercises in Nevada starting Aug. 15 ending Aug. 26. Continue reading

Israel Looks To Deport Boycott And Sanctions Activists

Boycott and Sanctions Protest in Jerusalem. (Credit: AFP) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The Public Security Ministry of the Knesset has launched a task force that's aiming to deport advocates for the boycott and sanctions movement against Israel, as reported by Jerusalem Post. Continue reading

Four Reasons the Olympics Were Unfriendly to Israel During Opening Weekend

The 2016 Israeli Olympic Team marches in during the opening ceremony in Rio de Janeiro. (Credit: AP/Matt Slocum) By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada It's that time every two years where the entire world comes in harmony to participate in good-natured athletic competition. It's the Olympics - where nations put aside petty conflicts with one another and "celebrate humanity." And then of course, there's Israel. The exception. Continue reading

Diary Of KGB Head Reveals Raoul Wallenberg Was Executed on Stalin's Orders

Passport photograph of Raoul Wallenberg. Sweden, June 1944. Credit: US Holocaust Memorial Museum   By Jordan Zaitchik B'nai Brith Canada Raoul Wallenberg, the Swedish diplomat and holocaust hero,  has finally had his mysterious death revealed. A recently discovered diary of a KGB head says that the hero was executed in a Soviet prison in 1947. Continue reading

Munich Olympic Massacre Victims Officially Honoured in Rio

The 11 Israeli Olympians who were murdered during the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. (Credit: Danny Ayalon Youtube Channel)   By Tevy PilcStaff Writer/ResearcherB'nai Brith Canada It took more than 40 years, but the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre have finally received the commemoration they deserved. Continue reading

Black Lives Matter Endorses Boycott And Sanctions Of Israel

By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada The Black Lives Matter (BLN) movement has come out encouraging people to boycott Israel as well as calling on the American federal government to end all military aid to Israel. Continue reading

Antisemitism Sharply Rises In UK: Report

A woman attends an anti-fascist demonstration in central London (Credit: Getty Images) By Jordan ZaitchikB'nai Brith Canada According to a new report on antisemitism in the United Kingdom,, antisemitic incidents rose by 11% In the first half of 2016. Continue reading

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
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