“For Israel and the Jewish people, World War II is synonymous with the Holocaust. Families were torn apart, vibrant communities destroyed, and one third of the Jewish people—including one million children—were murdered. We are still haunted by the devastation. The numbers tattooed on the arms of our parents and grandparents are an enduring reminder ofContinue Reading »
Throughout the 1930s, Hitler groomed his culture and his continent for unspeakable savagery. He did this by glorifying his country’s collective ego and asserting the racial superiority of ‘Aryans’ who were on the cusp of a millennium of global rule. He also did it by demonizing Jews as the primary obstacle to a golden ageContinue Reading »
The last time anti-Semitism infected the world at large was in the 19th and 20th centuries. After WWII, it remained a low grade fever, flaring up occasionally around the world. But, today it has returned in a new, mutated form that may be the most powerful and viral in human history. The last infection resulted inContinue Reading »
Pope Francis The Roman Catholic Church announced in May that it has all but finalized a formal agreement with “the State of Palestine.” While it is not the first entity to do so, it might be the most significant. Because of its perceived moral authority, especially in the West, Rome’s official recognition may be theContinue Reading »
Egyptian President Sisi Egyptian President Sisi was in Moscow in May to participate in celebrations marking the 70th anniversary of the victory over Nazi Germany in 1945. According to the Jerusalem Post (JPost), Sisi met with Russia’s President Putin. In that meeting, he “expressed his desire to strengthen cooperation between the nations.” Putin reciprocated theContinue Reading »
Over the past three years a series of incidents involving attempted attacks from Hezbollah and the movement of weapons through Syria have caused concern in Israel and action to thwart such actions. In this article, retired Brig. Gen.Yossi Kuperwasser explains. The attacks and reported air strikes indicate an ongoing battle between Israel and the Iranian-ledContinue Reading »
Netanyahu on Israel’s Security “The survival of Israel is non-negotiable,” he said. “Israel will not accept an agreement which allows a country that vows to annihilate us to develop nuclear weapons. Period.” Netanyahu on Framework Agreement Struck with Iran “Iran said that ‘The destruction of Israel is non-negotiable,’ and in these fateful days Iran isContinue Reading »
A rebel of the Free Syrian Army stands amidst devastation in Aleppo, Syria. Photo: Dona Bozzi /shutterstock.com The sheer numbers in the Syrian civil war are staggering: more than 200,000 are dead according to a report backed by the United Nations; more than 3 million have become foreign refugees; and 10 million in total haveContinue Reading »
There is a priest in Nazareth standing for the Jewish state of Israel. Locals there have not yet thrown him off a nearby cliff, but many would like to do so. Reviled and despised by childhood friends, Arab politicians and Christian Palestinian leaders, Father Gabriel Naddaf, a Greek Orthodox priest, has received more death threatsContinue Reading »
Photo credit: Steven Blandin/shutterstock.com The first Persian Empire is well-known to students of the Bible. Its founder, King Cyrus the Great, is lauded as the ruler God used to return the Jewish people from 70 years of exile. It is also portrayed by the book of Daniel as one of the world’s most powerful andContinue Reading »
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