It’s an icy day deep in the winter of 1944 as a crowd of Jewish Hungarians are shoved—shivering and frightened—to the edge of the Danube River in Budapest, Hungary. There are women and children. Some are tied together in groups of three. All have been forced to strip naked and step out of their shoesContinue Reading »
Seldom does a building of concrete and glass so poignantly mirror what goes on inside its walls. Yad Vashem, the Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, is more than a museum. It is an architectural gem where structure and setting serve as an evocative backdrop to the Holocaust story. Carved into the Landscape The museum, designed byContinue Reading »
Friday, 25 January 2019 | The Jewish community in Europe is under threat from an anti-Semitic “plague,” Jewish Agency chairman Isaac Herzog warned in a keynote speech at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday, ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. JNS reported that Herzog made the remarks in an address toContinue Reading »
Friday, 16 November 2018 | A United Nations [UN] General Assembly committee is set to adopt nine resolutions against Israel on Friday, and zero on the entire rest of the world. The texts, obtained by UN Watch, condemn Israel for “repressive measures” against Syrian citizens in the Golan Heights, reinforce the mandate of the UNContinue Reading »
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 | Qassem Soleimani, the head of the Quds Force, the extraterritorial wing of the Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), threatened last week to “wipe out” the State of Israel on the tenth anniversary of the assassination of Hezbollah terror chief Imad Mughniyeh, The Times of Israel reported. Speaking at aContinue Reading »
Friday, 19 January 2018 | On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, January 27, three Israeli performers will sing a stirring song in Hebrew, English and Arabic, dedicated to the catastrophe’s survivors, at a United Nations (UN) ceremony marking the somber day. “And a million eyes are gazing at me now, I am the last one leftContinue Reading »
Wednesday, 18 October 2017 | In less than a week, the best of the best judokas from around the world will flock to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to pit their strength and skill against one another in the annual Judo Grand Slam. Each athlete will step onto the mat with the national flag ofContinue Reading »
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 »
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