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Government to Reveal Lost Yemenite Children 2001 Committee Findings

The committee began its investigations in 1995, following bloody clashes in Passover of 1994, between the followers of a Yemenite Rabbi and police.

‘Venice, Jews and Europe 1516-2016’ Opens in Venice

The first ghetto's area was defined by two gates which were opened in the morning to the sound of the bell in St. Mark’s belfry, and closed at midnight by four Christian keepers, paid by the Jews.

ZAKA Volunteers Uncover 2 Pre-1948 Skeletons in Uniforms, Helmets

The remains have been sent to the Abu Kabir Forensic Institute in Tel Aviv for identification.

Holocaust Victims’ Mass Graves Looted Across Ukraine

Some in the Ukraine are calling this grave-robbing a criminal epidemic, but the grave-robbers have not been caught.

Project to Build Visual Memory of Places & People Before, During the Holocaust

The European Holocaust Research Infrastructure project convened 30 historians and researchers at Yad Vashem to provide tools to improve access to Holocaust documentation.

Discovery: Israeli Early Man from 10,000 Years Ago Ate Hummus

The seeds found in the prehistoric sites indicate that the human diet consisted mainly of fava beans, lentils, various types of beans and chickpeas, the main ingredient in hummus.

A Slice of Jewish Life in Jerusalem’s Ancient City

Shoshana Selavan, chairperson of the Old City's Jewish Quarter community, launches a new column on Jewish Life in the Old City.

Kerry Describes ‘Historic’ Nuclear Deal Signed Between World Powers, Iran

The US and Iranian presidents told their nations the nuclear deal was signed, as US Secy of State John Kerry announced it to the world from Vienna.

Yisrael Kristal to Celebrate Bar Mitzvah at 113

Yisrael Kristal celebrates his bar mitzvah this year, 100 years late but still in time to enjoy it! Mazel tov!

Lost 400-Year-Old Autobiography of Jewish Governor Returned to Mexico

In addition to his political career, Luis de Carvajal y de la Cueva was probably a slave trader, and the first Spanish person to cross the lower Rio Grande into Texas from Mexico.

Israeli Cabinet Discussed Transferring Conquered Arab Population in 1967

The discussion, then as now, revolved around annexation versus a two-state solution, although at the time the most these Israeli ministers could imagine was a Palestinian autonomy under Israeli rule (a solution that's to the right of today's Likud).

Justice Salim Joubran Appointed Vice President of Supreme Court

Justice Joubran is a Christian Arab. He is also the first to serve as chairman of the Central Elections Committee, a post he has held since 2013.

Document Shows Abbas Was KGB Agent

The timing of the revelation did not escape PA Arab representatives, who have been flooding Israeli media Thursday morning with profuse denials of the charges.

UK to Loan Bust of Winston Churchill After Trump Requests Its Return to White...

British aristocracy have apparently not yet recovered from President Obama's insult, despite the gesture of conciliation by a new incoming president.

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.

Archaeological Digs in Nazi Death Camp Unearth Victims’ Personal Effects

A pendant discovered in Sobibór bears close resemblance to one owned by Anne Frank.

Stacks of Stolen Historic Artifacts Seized in Acre

The punishment for illegal trading in antiques is two years in jail. Harming a dig site will get you five years.

Austria Backpedals on Demolition of Hitler’s Birth House

Austria's government committee has suggested a "profound architectural redesign" to Hitler's birth house, rather than demolition.

3,000-Yr-Old Timna Valley Gatehouse Dates Back to Kings David and Solomon [video]

Tel Aviv University archaeology team confirms donkey stables, livestock pens in Timna date back to the time of Kings David and Solomon.

Arson in the Kidron Valley Damages Architectural Jewels

Who would desecrate the tomb of King David's son Absalom, in the ancient Kidron Valley? But someone has...

Live Artillery Shell Discovered Near Beit Berl

A sapper called to the scene said the shell was still live, and dangerous.

Rare Anne Frank Poem to Be Auctioned in Holland

It is a typically edifying poem of the sort that was often written in "poezie albums," exhorting the owner to do her best and be diligent at work.

Macron Warns Anti-Zionism is New Anti-Semitism as Netanyahu Praises French Heroes in Holocaust

"The Jewish State is the one certain guarantee that the Jewish People will never undergo a Holocaust again. Never, ever."

US Senator Ted Cruz Calls for Recognition of Jerusalem as Eternal, Undivided Capital of...

"Move the American Embassy to Jerusalem, and formally recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s eternal and undivided capital."

Police Sappers Called to Haganah Museum in Tel Aviv

History came alive in Tel Aviv this week when sappers were called to the Haganah Museum to remove a live grenade that was unexpectedly discovered in a closet.

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