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Labour’s Shadow Foreign Secretary Urges Celebrating Balfour Centennial by Recognizing Palestinian State

She supports BDS, although remains very careful as to the language she uses.

YIVO Announces Discovery of 170,000 Lost Jewish Documents Thought Destroyed in the Holocaust

Rare and unpublished works represent the collective memory and cultural history of Eastern European and Russian Jews.

Ukrainian President in Hot Water over Presenting Lodz Ghetto Jews as Nazis

Poroshenko's government relies on the Svoboda party, which is inspired by a Ukrainian Nazi collaborator. Party members wear Nazi symbols and organize Nazi-style rallies.

Einstein’s Musings on Leading a Good Life Fetch $1,560,000 in Jerusalem Auction

In October 1922, Albert Einstein took a trip to Japan to deliver a series of lectures. While travelling from Europe to Japan he was...

Yad Vashem Uncovers 200,000 Previously Unknown Names of Hungarian Holocaust Victims

Some 600,000 Jews from Greater Hungary were murdered during the Holocaust.

The Most Spectacular Mosaics Exposed in Israel to Receive the Most Spectacular Permanent Home...

Construction of the Shelby White and Leon Levy Lod Mosaic Archaeological Center is underway to display world-class archaeological finds inside a modern complex.

Sen. Cruz Pushing Resolution Confirming Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Senator Cruz's resolution proposes that the Senate condemns any past, present, or future efforts at UNESCO to delegitimize Israel through attempts to rewrite and deny the history of Jerusalem.

World Invited to Help Pick IDF’s 70s Anniversary Logo

The IDF press release says only Israelis may choose the logo, but when we went in and picked our choice, the website made no attempt to verify that we are card carrying Israelis.

Watch: British Neo-Nazi Comes Out as Gay, Jewish

What turned him around, he confessed, was the way his own extremist brothers (and sisters) were treating him for being gay.

Jewish Museum of Florida Celebrates Adventurous Journalist, Photographer Ruth Gruber

Photographs included in the show span more than 50 years and four continents, from Gruber’s groundbreaking reportage of the Soviet Arctic in the 1930s and iconic images of Jewish refugees on the ship Exodus 1947, to her later photographs of Ethiopian Jews in the midst of civil war in the 1980s.

Amazing New Discoveries in Western Wall Tunnels, Including Ancient Theater

Excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority uncovered large portions of courses of the Western Wall that have been hidden for 1,700 years, including an ancient Roman theater.

Live Demo of Priestly Water Pouring Outside Temple Mount Gates

A Spokesman for the Temple Organization Headquarters said there is no more appropriate time than the jubilee year for the liberation of the Temple Mount to renew the Temple service in its proper place, on the Temple Mount.

Polish Culture Minister Protests Museum’s Inclusion of Poles in Responsibility for Holocaust

Gliński is irate at the exhibition which presents Poland, France and Ukraine as states and nations that collaborated with the Holocaust, while Germany is presented "only as the country that exemplifies the holocaust."

Report: Orthodox Justice Defied Supreme Court’s Directive, Participated in Gush Etzion Liberation Ceremony

Recently retired Justice Elyakim Rubinstein, also an Orthodox Jew, told Army Radio he saw no problem in his former colleague's attending the ceremony as a private person.

Lost First-Temple Jewish City Discovered Under IDF Training Base

According to the finds, the site remained abandoned for years and resettled in the Byzantine period, by a Christian population.

Supreme Court Boycotting Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Eastern Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria Liberation

"Following a reexamination of the issue, it was decided that there was no room for a representative of the judiciary to participate in the event."

Unique Tourism Outfit Offers Luxurious Jewish Heritage Cruises in Germany’s Rivers

In case you were curious, the Dachau concentration camp is one of the final stops on the Uniworld Cruise.

Watch Conan O’Brien Narrating 3,500 Years of Jewish History in 1 Minute

O'Brien has one advice regarding peace between Israel and its Arab neighbors: stick to caffeine-free coffee.
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NY Museum Creates Virtual Conversations with Holocaust Survivors

Visitors ask questions and lifelike projections of Gutter and Schloss answer in real time—offering personal reflections about life before, during, and after the Holocaust.

Report: Robbers Destroyed Mysterious ‘Skull Cave’ in Hasmonean Fortress

Apart from the cave of the skulls, the volunteers found dozens of new, illegal excavation sites, as well as the remains of the bonfires that the robbers lit on the progressively eroding mosaic floor at the top of the fortress.

Scientists Discover Connection between 7000-Year-Old Food Storage Container and the Development of Community Elites

Researchers believe a unique pottery vessel dating back some 7,200 years ago was used to ensure that certain people or groups could better maintain their ability to store large quantities of crops.

Book: Pope Francis Saw Jewish Therapist

The Pope criticizes Europe's attitude about the migration of asylum seekers from the Middle east.

Another Japanese Pol Lost in Translation: DPM Apologizes for Defending Hitler

After someone over in Tokyo had shown him the light, Aso realized “it was inappropriate that I cited Hitler as an example and I would like to retract that.”

Emperor Justinian Mosaic Inscription Unearthed near Damascus Gate

The Greek inscription mentioning the Byzantine emperor Justinian was exposed on a mosaic floor in a room that was probably used as a hostel for pilgrims.

A Defiant Assad Praises Russia’s Putin, Iran’s Khamenei, Hezbollah’s Nasrallah

Assad had a special message for his neighbor to the north Erdogan, who, he said, "is playing the role of political beggar after his support for terrorists was exposed."

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