To mark IDC Herzliya’s 20th anniversary, we spent a day following Prof. Uriel Reichman, IDC’s founder and president, and Jonathan Davis, VP for External Relations, around its delightful campus.
The organizers of a Thursday parade in Rome marking the World War II liberation of Italy prevented a representative from the Jewish Brigade group from speaking at the commemorative ceremony. A group of Jews and others marched under the Israeli flag and a banner of the Jewish Brigade that fought the Nazis in Italy.
The organizers also suggested that the flag bearing the Star of David should not have been carried in the parade, Italian news reports said.
Jewish and pro-Palestinian demonstrators clashed with a small group of pro-Palestinian demonstrators waving a Palestinian flag bearing a portrait of Yasser Arafat during the parade.
The British Army’s Jewish Brigade Group was established in 1944. Fighting under the Zionist flag, it was composed of more than 5,000 Jewish volunteers from British Mandate Palestine and elsewhere. The brigade fought against the Nazis in Italy from March 1945 until the war ended in May.
The Union of Italian Jewish Communities issued a statement Friday expressing “outrage, astonishment and dismay at the shameful manifestation of intolerance” directed against the memory of the Jewish Brigade that fought to liberate Italy from the Nazis in World War II. The union decried “serious episodes, characterized by prejudice and preconceived hostility as well as from profound ignorance of the historical events that led to the liberation of our country from fascism.”
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A pre-Thanksgiving speech for Americans. Obama, are you listening?
Murderers have upgraded their weapons from rocks and firebombs to guns.
Thanksgiving is an American secular holiday that most Jews have no problem celebrating due to its lack of overt religious symbols (unlike the American holidays right before and after it). Still, there are always holdouts for some reason or another. Let’s hear what you do…
Maybe he thought those white hoods are prayer shawls although they are closer to being burkas.
As the expression goes, “Don’t bring a knife to a gunfight.”
Hamas snipers fired from Gaza at an IDF routine patrol operating along the security fence early afternoon on Thursday. No injuries were reported, and the vehicle was damaged. The IDF responded with an artillery shell aimed at the source of fire.
Jacob Richman found this amusing mistake in the store. Do we eat these “extra crispy” soap nuts, or wash the dishes with them?
For every terrorist cell Israel announces it has captured, there are many more kept under wraps.
On Monday evening, tTwo Arab MKs hurled epithets at MKs David Rotem and Feiglin from the podium. Here is Feiglin’s response.
Most significantly, both sides made progress until they talked about the status of Jerusalem.
If the Shin Bet had not stopped the terrorist cells in its tracks, they would have caused a mass catastrophe.
MK Miri Regev said the law is a difficult and complicated one, and it requires a serious discussion about its downsides, and therefore shouldn’t be rushed into implementation.
The Navy has selected Captain Or Cohen to become the first woman appointed as an IDF Navy ship’s commander.
Three Gazans were captured overnight when they crossed over the security fence into Israel.
A Toronto synagogue issued a rare Shabbat appeal to help the family.
The new case of a 5-year-old makes it more difficult to fight NY and NJ quarantine policies.
Hamas is still in the mode of “give us a finger and we will take the whole hand.”
The Rabbinical Council of America said that since the arrest last week of Rabbi Barry Freundel of Washington, DC, it has been working assiduously to address the many challenges that its members and their communities now face.
The exhibition includes the largest gold medallion with Judaic symbols known in existence.
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