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The False Prophets of the Middle East

As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry moved to mediate the Hamas-Israel War on Monday, it is worth recalling that Mideast...

July 22, 2014 1:34 am

Belzec — Past and Present

Belzec. It's not exactly a household name. But during World War II, Belzec, a small town in southeastern Poland, was one of the main Nazi death camps in the occupied country, along with Auschwitz-Birkenau, Chelmno, Majdanek, Sobibor,...

‘The German Doctor’ Reveals the Same Inhumane Mengele

JNS.org - Seven decades after the Holocaust, Josef Mengele is still a difficult name to stomach, as the repercussions of his medical experiments echo throughout history. So when I first heard about "The German...

D-Day and the Bombing of Auschwitz

JNS.org - Seventy years ago this week, the Allies staged the D-Day invasion, landing some 24,000 troops on the beaches along France's Normandy Coast in one of the major turning points of World War...

May 29, 2014 1:09 am

A 1914 Novel’s Prescient Vision of Londonistan

Exactly one century ago, the renowned British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), called by his admirers the...

May 21, 2014 7:22 am

New York’s Diamond District and Jewish Tradition

"ŽThe diamond district of New York City can trace its origins to the centuries-old Hasidic...

May 19, 2014 7:08 pm

2,500 Jews Make Pilgrimage to Ancient Tunisian Synagogue Despite Instability

JNS.org - More than 2,500 Jews last weekend made the pilgrimage to Tunisia's ancient synagogue...

May 16, 2014 12:27 pm

Message to Russia: There Was Never a ‘Good’ Hitler

In an article recently printed in a pro-Kremlin newspaper, Andranik Migranyan, head of a pro-Russian...

May 16, 2014 8:06 am

An Honest Evaluation of Zionist Pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky (REVIEW)

JNS.org - I confess that I came to Hillel Halkin's "Jabotinsky: A Life" with...

July 22, 2014 1:34 am

The False Prophets of the Middle East

As President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry moved to mediate the Hamas-Israel War on Monday, it is worth recalling that Mideast peace...

June 23, 2014 2:36 pm

Belzec — Past and Present

Belzec. It's not exactly a household name. But during World War II, Belzec, a small town in southeastern Poland, was one of the main Nazi death camps...

June 11, 2014 6:07 pm

‘The German Doctor’ Reveals the Same Inhumane Mengele

JNS.org - Seven decades after the Holocaust, Josef Mengele is still a difficult name to stomach, as the repercussions of his medical experiments echo...

June 10, 2014 12:58 am

D-Day and the Bombing of Auschwitz

JNS.org - Seventy years ago this week, the Allies staged the D-Day invasion, landing some 24,000 troops on the beaches along France's Normandy Coast...

May 29, 2014 1:09 am

A 1914 Novel’s Prescient Vision of Londonistan

Exactly one century ago, the renowned British writer G.K. Chesterton (1874-1936), called by his admirers the greatest writer and thinker of the twentieth century, published a...

May 21, 2014 7:22 am

New York’s Diamond District and Jewish Tradition

"ŽThe diamond district of New York City can trace its origins to the centuries-old Hasidic Jewish community originating from Antwerp, Belgium, and other areas of...

May 19, 2014 7:08 pm

2,500 Jews Make Pilgrimage to Ancient Tunisian Synagogue Despite Instability

JNS.org - More than 2,500 Jews last weekend made the pilgrimage to Tunisia's ancient synagogue in Djerba, a tiny island that is home to Africa's...

May 16, 2014 12:27 pm

Message to Russia: There Was Never a ‘Good’ Hitler

In an article recently printed in a pro-Kremlin newspaper, Andranik Migranyan, head of a pro-Russian organization here in Manhattan, suggested that had Hitler stopped in...

May 16, 2014 8:06 am

An Honest Evaluation of Zionist Pioneer Ze’ev Jabotinsky (REVIEW)

JNS.org - I confess that I came to Hillel Halkin's "Jabotinsky: A Life" with some suspicion. First, Daniel Gordis wrote a book about former...

May 11, 2014 12:57 pm

Jewish WWII Veterans Mark Victory Day in Israel (PHOTOS)

JERUSALEM - Hundreds of Jewish World War II veterans of the Allied armies, the majority from the Former Soviet Union, attended the official Yad Vashem ceremony...

May 6, 2014 9:04 am

‘A Death Sentence for the Jews’: 75 Years Since the British White Paper

JNS.org - "We know we are going to be bamboozled," a despondent Stephen Wise, the foremost American Jewish leader of his time, confided...

May 5, 2014 9:47 am

The Holocaust Survivors Who Fell in Israel’s 1948 War of Independence

A special monument is located at the end of the trail that connects Israel's Yad Vashem, the official memorial to Jewish victims of the Holocaust,...

May 5, 2014 9:00 am

Preserving the Memories of Israel’s Creation

JNS.org - Elad Peled, 87, has told the story of how he was injured during the battle for Tzfat (Safed) in Israel's War...

April 27, 2014 1:03 am

Love Rules on 70th Anniversary of Bau Couple’s Concentration Camp Wedding

JNS.org - In stark contrast to the many somber memorials that recall the tragedies of the Holocaust, the Tel Aviv-based Joseph Bau Museum this...

Culture

British Actor Daniel Craig’s Weakness for Jewish Food Revealed as Reason for Fuller Face

British actor Daniel Craig's frequent visits to a kosher restaurant in London...

A Wartime Tragedy Resurfaces in Berlinale Refugee Study

Decades after he won a Silver Bear prize for a pioneering film about the fate of Jews fleeing Nazi Germany,...

New Israeli Line of Passover Wine Launched by Former NBA All-Star Amar’e Stoudemire

JNS.org - At a news conference at the Jewish National Fund House on Tuesday,...

Features

‘Inheriting Genocide’ Unpacks How Holocaust Trauma Spans Generations

JNS.org - Does time -- even an entire generation or multiple generations --actually heal all wounds? The...

Holding Out an Olive Branch? US Lawmakers Speak Out After Being Detained on the Temple Mount

JNS.org - US Representatives Scott Tipton (R-Colo.) and David B. McKinley (R-W.Va.) no doubt...

First Aid Under Fire: Israeli Officer Details Medical Challenges at Gaza Border

JNS.org - In emergency care during combat, every minute can make the difference between life...

World

Report: Nigerian Air Force Special Forces Soldiers Receive Counter-Terroris...

A group of 150 Nigerian Air Force special forces soldiers have received counter-terrorism training from a team of Israeli military...

Israel

Israelis Protest Both in Support and Against Deportation of Illegal Migrant...

JNS.org - Israelis took to the streets over the weekend both to support and oppose the ongoing deportation of Eritrean and...

Middle East

Iran Says Damascus Suburbs Assault to Continue as Fighting Rages

Iran said pro-Damascus forces would press ahead with attacks on an insurgent enclave near the Syrian capital, as ground fighting raged on there in defiance of a UN resolution demanding...

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