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Posts Tagged: holocaust

May 12, 2017 4:43 pm
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Top Jewish Human Rights Group Slams Russian FM’s Spokesperson Over Reported Holocaust Reference

A reference made by a Russian official to the Holocaust on Thursday has been condemned by a leading US-based Jewish human rights group. In response to...

May 11, 2017 12:18 pm
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Survivor of Six Nazi Death Camps Tells His Story

At the age of 14, Moshe Avital stood before Dr. Josef Mengele at Auschwitz. Mengele sent Avital’s father to the left, which meant death, and...

May 8, 2017 4:52 pm
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FBI Director James Comey at ADL Summit: Holocaust Showed Humanity’s ‘True Capacity for Evil and Moral Surrender’

It is vital that power be “overseen and constrained,” the head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) told the Anti-Defamation League on Monday at...

April 30, 2017 11:56 am
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Trump Spokesman Mocked at White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner Over Holocaust Remarks

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer’s recent controversial remarks about the Holocaust were mocked on Saturday by the headline comedian at a major media gathering...

April 27, 2017 3:21 pm
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New York Times Op-Ed Sides With Pope Against Jewish Group on Holocaust Comment

An op-ed in the New York Times faults the American Jewish Committee for criticizing Pope Francis’ casual comparison of European treatment of Muslim migrants to...

April 26, 2017 3:35 pm
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New York Times Finds Trump’s Relationship With Jews ‘Bewildering’

President Donald Trump’s speech at a Holocaust commemoration event in Washington on Tuesday provided the New York Times with an opportunity to regurgitate vague and...

April 24, 2017 9:33 pm
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On Israel’s Holocaust Remembrance Day, Educating the Next Generation

JNS.org - As Sunday evening approached in Israel, stores and businesses shuttered early while the country moved into a state of mourning for the martyrs and heroes...

April 24, 2017 11:08 am
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At Auschwitz, the Dead Wish to March With the Living

Once again, I have found myself lost amid the remains of Auschwitz. The last time I was here, I visited with a delegation from the Israeli...

April 20, 2017 3:32 pm
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Lost And Not Found: The Unknown Fate of Jews’ Everyday Possessions Looted by the Nazis

JNS.org - At an antiques flea market in Berlin, one stand has two Hanukkah menorahs for sale. The husky, white-haired merchant wearing a Soviet hammer-and-sickle pin said one of...

April 13, 2017 12:59 pm
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Alan Dershowitz: Democrats’ Overreaction to Spicer’s Holocaust Blunder Dishonors the Six Million

The politicization of the Holocaust dishonors the memory of the six million. Sean Spicer made a serious mistake when he compared Bashar Assad to Hitler, and...

April 3, 2017 6:52 am
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New York Times Critic Complains Holocaust Movie Isn’t Gory Enough

As is often the case, the most telling New York Times coverage of the Jews comes not in the news columns or on the editorial...

March 26, 2017 6:21 am
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New Documentary Details Extraordinary Holocaust Escape

JNS.org - The mission to tell the world the story of Jack Kagan's risky escape from a Nazi labor camp consumed Kagan and his son Michael for years....

March 20, 2017 4:07 pm
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In ‘Ultimate Sign of Victory,’ Elderly Holocaust Survivor Returns to Auschwitz-Birkenau, Recounts His Harrowing Experiences There

A video of an elderly Hasidic Holocaust survivor returning to the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland and emotionally recounting his harrowing experiences there has gone...

March 12, 2017 7:34 am
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Purim Guide for the Perplexed, 2017

Purim’s historical background 586 BCE: Babylonian Emperor Nebuchadnezzar's destruction of the First Temple on Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, and his expulsion of Jews from Judea and Samaria, triggered a wave...

Culture

BBC Follows Blind British Backpacker as He Visits Israel’s Western Wall

Cameras from a BBC travel series followed a blind British backpacker who is on...

‘Bachelor’ Star Has Jewish Wedding at Synagogue in Texas

A "Bachelor" alum had a traditional Jewish wedding in Houston, Texas on Sunday. Reality television star...

France’s Greatest Composer — Georges Bizet — Was Jewish

Few operas are performed more than Georges Bizet’s Carmen; none are better loved. It...

Features

Trump, Often Polarizing, Draws Broad Jewish and Christian Support on Jerusalem

JNS.org - It’s not often that the American Jewish community is united on issues...

Trump Recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s Capital, Bringing US Policy ‘Back to Reality’

JNS.org - President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on...

Israel’s Iron Dome System Goes Naval

JNS.org - The Israeli Navy has a new tool at its disposal to defend the country’s offshore gas rigs in the...

World

Swedish PM Condemns Attempted Arson Attack at Synagogue as Three Arrested

Three people were arrested early on Sunday after an attempted arson attack at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg, prosecutors said. There were no reports of injuries and the...

Israel

Israel Destroys ‘Significant’ Cross-Border Terror Tunnel From G...

Israeli forces on Sunday destroyed a "significant" cross-border attack tunnel from the Gaza Strip, which the military said was being...

Middle East

Iraq Holds Military Parade Celebrating Final Victory Over Islamic State

An Iraqi military parade celebrating final victory over Islamic State is underway in Baghdad's heavily fortified Green Zone, an Iraqi military spokesman told Reuters on Sunday. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared...

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