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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...

Features

Chabad Emissaries Coming to Small Jewish Community of South Dakota

JNS.org -- A state boasting just 400 Jews is about to receive its first full-time...

Israeli Pre-Military Academy ‘Breaks You and Builds You Anew’

JNS.org - “Put your hands behind your back and get on your knees,” 19-year-old Noam Ohayon told me. I complied. “Now fall forward...

After Massive Diaspora Response, Israel’s Raging Fires Come Under Control

JNS.org - Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community...

World

British-Jewish Student Leader Co-Sponsors Motion to Sever Ties With UK̵...

British-Jewish students are "fed up with taking a soft approach” to the head of the country’s largest student union -- who is embroiled...

Middle East

Shell to Sign Initial Oil, Gas Deals With Tehran, Iranian Official Says

Royal Dutch Shell will sign initial agreements on Wednesday to develop Iranian oil and gas fields, an Iranian official said, the first deal by the world's second biggest listed oil...

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