News Sparks: Rosh Yeshiva Shoots Terrorist who was Stabbing Israelis; Councilman Brannan Defeats Fox
US Envoy Tours Israel’s Iron Dome Site
The United States’ Ambassador to the United Nations, Linda Thomas-Greenfield, toured Israel’s Iron Dome anti-missile defense system on Tuesday, which was developed by a combined US-Israel relationship.
“We will replenish the Iron Dome system and support Israel’s ability to defend itself,” Thomas-Greenfield tweeted after the visit.
Thomas-Greenfield also toured Israel’s border with Lebanon accompanied by senior IDF officers, and she visited the family of Hadar Goldin, who was killed by Hamas terrorists seven years ago.
Rosh Yeshiva Shoots a 16-Year-Old Terrorist who was Stabbing Two Israeli Border Police
Rabbi Aviv Tzobar, the rosh yeshiva of Ateres Kohanim, shot and stopped a 16-year-old male terrorist, who was stabbing two Israeli border police officers on Hagai Street next to the Rav's yeshiva, which is located in the Muslim Quarter in the Old City of Yerushalayim.
The Israelis, who are both 20, are a man and a woman.
After receiving emergency medical treatment at the scene, the terror victims were evacuated to Hadassah Har HaTzofim Hospital.
StandWithUs Launches Campaign to Expose Corporate anti-Semitism: Starting with Unilever
StandWithUs (SWU), which has launched a media blitz to expose corporations that promote discrimination against the Jewish people, is first setting its sights on Unilever, the multinational corporation that owns Ben & Jerry's, which since last summer, has refused to sell the company’s ice cream in the areas of Yehudah, Shomron, and eastern Yerushalayim.
SWU has spent $500,000 to create billboards, direct mail, and digital advertising “to build awareness of Unilever’s role in enabling anti-Semitism,”
"Corporations hold immense power to shape public opinion and cultural norms, and it is crucial to hold them accountable when they promote or enable anti-Semitism," said Roz Rothstein, CEO of SWU.
Brannan Defeats Fox in Extremely Close City Council Race
Democratic Council Member Justin Brannan, who is the incumbent, declared victory last night, in his re-election bid for Brooklyn’s 43rd District seat, which was won thanks to the last of the district’s absentee ballots: without which Brannan was trailing behind Republican Brian Fox.
Although Brannan’s long-standing attempt to promote himself for council speaker was in jeopardy when he was losing, Brannan remains in the running for the City Council’s top spot.
A days-long automatic manual recount, which a required after a candidate wins by less than one percentage point, was narrowly averted in the tight race, after Brannan was reelected by more than 400 votes.
Pfizer Asks for Approval on Anti-COVID Pill
Pfizer filed a request with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday to get approval for its anti-COVID pill that the company says will significantly reduce hospitalizations and deaths among people infected with COVID-19.
“We are moving as quickly as possible in our effort to get this potential treatment into the hands of patients, and we look forward to working with the US FDA on its review of our application,” Albert Bourla, Pfizer’s CEO, said in a statement.