Monday, 12 June 2017 | All over the world anti-Semites are becoming mainstreamed. It is no longer disqualifying to be outed as a Jew hater. This is especially so if the anti-Semite uses the cover of rabid hatred for the nation-state of the Jewish people. These bigots succeed in becoming accepted — even praised —Continue Reading »
Gracia (Hannah) Nasi and Hannah Senesh lived their lives during two of the darkest periods in history for European Jewry, the Inquisition and the Holocaust, when rampant persecution ran amok and threatened the very existence of the Jewish people. Though separated by centuries, our heroines’ lives were united by more than just their first names—bothContinue Reading »
Monday, 24 April 2017 | Sundown last night in Israel ushered in Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day marks 24 hours dedicated to remembering those who were wrenched away by a fanatical regime determined to exterminate every trace of Jewish life from the face of the earth. More than 70 years ago, the NazisContinue Reading »
Friday, 21 April 2017 | A new piece of legislation designed to provide greater economic benefits to Holocaust survivors who immigrated to Israel after 1953, in an effort to break a prevailing cycle of poverty, was announced Wednesday. The joint legislative proposal is being spearheaded by MKs (Yesh Atid) and Dov Khenin (Joint List) withContinue Reading »
Friday, 14 April 2017 | European Education Ministers are set to discuss the question of how to preserve the memory of the Holocaust and its lessons after all its survivors have passed away. Twelve European ministers will participate in a special conference held on Holocaust Remembrance Day, as part of the 29th March of theContinue Reading »
Friday, 27 January 2017 | Today is the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. It is a day that transcends borders and religions as the world remembers the terrible genocide during which an estimated 6 million Jewish men, women and children were murdered. On 27 January 1945, Russian forces reached the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp and opened theContinue Reading »
A petite, Israeli woman named Clila Bau-Cohen is telling us the story of her parents, Joseph and Rebecca Bau. Her accented English is animated and frequently tinged with delight as her parents’ story unfolds. This is a love story—with all the joy and optimism that embodies true love. But the romance between Joseph and RebeccaContinue Reading »
Friday, 13 January 2017 | The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) expressed deep concern about reports of bomb threats at several Jewish Community Centers (JCCs) across the United States today, and has been working closely with the Jewish community and law enforcement to respond. Bomb threats were reported in Florida, New Jersey, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, andContinue Reading »
Friday, 7 October 2016 | The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today welcomed the launch of a new initiative to address anti-Semitism in the 57 European and Eurasian countries that comprise the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE). The three-year initiative, entitled “Words into Action to Address Anti-Semitism” is sponsored by the government of Germany,Continue Reading »
Friday, 30 September 2016 | New York Senator Chuck Schumer has criticized efforts to delegitimize and boycott Israel, slamming the BDS movement as “a modern form of anti-Semitism…Those who call for boycotts of Israel… are practicing whether they know it or not – a modern form of anti-Semitism,” Schumer told the Israeli American Council’s 2016Continue Reading »
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