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Your Daily Spiel For July 26

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Cartoonist Avi Katz was fired from The Jerusalem Report after he parodied a selfie right-wing Knesset members took after the nation-state law

Nine rockets were fired from Gaza at Israel following the border battles that left an Israeli soldier injured and three Palestinian members of Hamas dead. One of the rockets fired this morning was intercepted by the Iron Dome missile defense system. The rest landed in open areas in Israel near the border fence.

Cartoonist Avi Katz was fired from The Jerusalem Report after he parodied a selfie that right-wing Knesset members took right after Israel’s government passed the nation-state law. In Katz’s political cartoon, he drew the subjects in the photo as pigs and added an iconic quote from George Orwell’s Animal Farm: “All animals are equal. But some are more equal than others.”

Facebook announced the acquisition of Israeli start-up Redkix, an email platform that serves as an enterprise application streamlining an organization’s email chat. No financial details have been disclosed but the deal is estimated at about US$100 million.

A UJA Federation of Greater Toronto sign with Holocaust survivor Max Eisen on it, outside of Beth Jacob synagogue, was vandalized with the German word “achtung, which means “warning” or “danger.” Eisen’s face was cropped next to the words, “We make Holocaust education happen.”