In Morocco, Gantz Signs Israel’s First-Ever Defence MOU with an Arab Country
Defence Minister Benny Gantz signed a memorandum of understanding with his Moroccan counterpart on Wednesday, the first such agreement between Israel and an Arab state ever. The agreement formalized defence ties between the two countries, making it easier for the two countries’ defence ministries and militaries to speak with one another and share intelligence.
In an online post, FSWC President and CEO Michael Levitt called the agreement "an incredibly important advancement in relations between Israel and Morocco, as the Arab world continues to actively embrace normalization with Israel."
Israeli Terror Victim Eliyahu Kay Laid to Rest in Jerusalem
Eliyahu Kay, a 25-year-old South African immigrant to Israel who was murdered in Sunday’s terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City, was laid to rest Monday afternoon. Thousands of mourners attended the funeral, and thousands more watched it live online.
U.K. Says It Will Make Hamas a Banned Terrorist Organization
The British government said Friday that it intends to ban the Palestinian terror group Hamas in its entirety, saying it will no longer differentiate between the group's political and military wings.
Jury Awards $26 Million in Charlottesville "Unite the Right" Rally Civil Case
A federal jury found white supremacists and neo-Nazi organizers of the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville engaged in a conspiracy to intimidate, harass or harm ahead of the deadly weekend four years ago, and awarded plaintiffs $26 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
Newly-Discovered Letter from Einstein Reveals US Antisemitism in 1930s
A recently discovered letter from Albert Einstein brings to light some of the inconspicuous antisemitism that Einstein and other Jewish cohorts faced in the United States after fleeing Germany. “There exists here a tremendous (degree of) antisemitism, especially in academia (though also in industry and banking). Mind you, this (antisemitism) never takes the form of brutal speech or action, but rather, it brews, all the more intensely, under the surface,” he wrote.
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