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Rare Dead Sea Scroll on Display in Jerusalem

In order to protect the scroll, which is indescribably fragile, it has been encased in a special "smart glass" viewing box that minimizes exposure to light.

Hollywood Star Mayim Bialik Asks to Light a Torch on Israel’s 70th Independence Day

In addition to Bialik, Ivanka Trump and Alan Dershowitz have also been suggested as candidates.

Yad Vashem to Honor German Righteous Gentiles

To date, Yad Vashem has recognized some 26,500 Righteous Among the Nations from over 50 nations worldwide.

‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’ Dies A Free Man

Oskar Groening, 96, was sentenced to a four-year prison term after his 2015 conviction as an accessory to the murder of 300,000 Hungarian Jews.

‘Honor Sharansky by Supporting the Brave Men and Women of Iran,’ Netanyahu Says (video)

“If you want to honor Natan’s legacy, then support the brave men and women of Iran who are fighting for freedom, yearning for freedom and praying for our support for their struggle."

Putin Praises Israel for Celebrating Soviet Victory over Hitler

Israel has awarded the Fighters against Nazis Medal to WW2 veterans. It was first awarded on Yom HaShoah of 1967 by then Prime Minister Levi Eshkol.

How Many Jews Saying ‘Polish Holocaust’ Would It Take to Suspend US Relations with...

The video features several American Jews who dare the Polish government to arrest them for daring to pronounce the verboten words: "Polish Holocaust."

Knesset Approves Law to Open Graves of Yemenite Children

Some Israeli officials told the families that their children “died” and were “immediately buried." That often happened without first notifying parents.

Financier’s Daughter Shares Einstein’s Gratitude to her Father for Saving Jews from ‘Calamitous Peril’

"It must be a source of deep gratification to you to be making so important a contribution toward rescuing our persecuted fellow-Jews from their calamitous peril and leading them toward a better future."

Israel’s Foreign Ministry Sets Emergency Session After Polish PM’s Remarks

“The Polish prime minister’s remarks are grave,” Hotovely said, “and they call for an apology to the Jewish people for the distortion of Holocaust remembrance."

Netanyahu Reaching Out to Polish PM after Pro-Nazi Underground’s Wreath Laying

During and after the war, the Holy Cross Mountains Brigade was accused of enjoying the support of the German occupation, and the Home Army, the national underground, described its members as being treasonous and openly fascist.

Federal Judge Rules ‘Insufficient Duress’ in 1938 Sale of Picasso Belonging to German Jewish...

Since the Met itself did not send out its own thugs to bargain down terrified Jewish refugees out of their dwindling riches, it is OK for the museum to continue to display the million dollar artwork.

Warrior Poet Haim Gouri Dead at 94

Gouri's songs are an inseparable part of the Israeli ethos.

Israel’s Mission to UN Hosts Gathering 30th Anniversary of March of the Living

"If we do not succeed in passing the torch of memory to future generations throughout the world, the lesson will not be learned.”

Reports: German Scientists Tested Toxic Diesel Fume on Humans (Again)

The reports name the carmakers responsible for this atrocity as being Volkswagen, BMW, and Daimler AG, maker of Mercedes Benz.

Turkish Pilots Emulate ISIS as Warplanes Destroy Ancient Site in Northern Syria

The temple was among the most important ancient monuments built by the Arameans in the first millennium BCE. It's not clear why Turkey destroyed it.

New Age Holocaust Commemoration: Meet the Designer

Ahead of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day (Saturday, January 27) I spoke to Edward Jacobs who, with his partner Dr. Michael Berenbaum, specializes in erecting "narrative historical, sociological and Identity Museums."

Israel Prize Awarded to Dead Sea Scroll Expert

Qimron’s works are considered ground-breaking, both in the Hebrew grammar of the scrolls, and in the publication of the three volumes that deal with the ancient texts.

When Saddam Hussein Bombed Tel Aviv

DM Moshe Arens said, “I told Bush, ‘Look, you guys aren’t succeeding, you didn’t intercept a single missile, and the next one could be chemical.”

German Prosecutors Say No Clemency for ‘Bookkeeper of Auschwitz’

Groening said in 2015 that he would not ask forgiveness from survivors or victims’ families. “I can only ask my God for forgiveness,” he said.

2008 Terror Massacre Survivor Moshe Holtzberg Arrives in Mumbai

It’s the first time Moshe Holtzberg has been to India since his parents, Rabbi Gavriel and Rivka Holtzberg, were killed on November 26, 2008.

‘Jewish Warsaw: A Story of the Human Spirit’ Is New Permanent Exhibition in Northern...

The ghetto as a new human condition expresses the utter loss of the individual’s right to privacy and legal protections from abuse.

French Government, Jews, Fear Republication of Disgraced Anti-Semite Céline

For decades, Céline's anti-Semitic pamphlets from the 1930s had not been reprinted because Céline's wife has forbidden their publication. But in 2017 the 105-year-old widow gave permission to Gallimard to publish them.

Western Wall Plaza Excavations Yield First Temple Hebrew-Inscribed Message

"In the register beneath the double line is an inscription in ancient Hebrew: 'LESARAR,' with no spacing between the words and no definite article. It denotes 'Lesar Ha'Ir,' meaning 'belonging to the governor of the city.'"

Actors to Re-enact Israel’s Declaration of Independence for Israel’s 70th Independence Day

“We’ve created the event so that Israel’s citizens can experience the enormity of that historic event.”

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