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European Jews Call on OSCE to Adopt International Definition of Anti-Semitism

“Anti-Semitism is not only a Jewish problem, it concerns all European citizens. Extremist ideologies start by threatening Jews, but are in fact a challenge to society as a whole."

Netanyahu to Putin: We Must Take Strong, Timely Stand Against Murderous Ideologies (video)

"The main lesson of the rise of the Nazis and ... their defeat, is that one needs to take a strong and timely stand against murderous ideologies."

Zionist Group Calls on State to Declare ‘Palestinian JNF’ a Terror Organization

UAWC has embarked on an operation to take over thousands of acres in strategic areas in Judea and Samaria under Israeli control, through planting thousands of trees.

Statistics Bureau: 186,500 Holocaust Survivors Lived in Israel in 2016

The Holocaust survivors population is aging, and its size is diminishing.

Putin, Netanyahu, to Honor Memory of Holocaust Jewish Victims

President Vladimir Putin and his guest Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will visit the Jewish Museum and Tolerance Center in Moscow on Monday, TASS reported. "In...

Israeli Education Minister Orders Compulsory Course on Poles’ Collaboration with Nazis

The lesson plan reminds students that "even after the war, Jews encountered hostility from their former neighbors as they returned from the concentration camps ... The most famous case was the Kielce pogrom in Poland, in July 1946, during which the Poles murdered 42 Holocaust survivors who returned to the city."

Chief Rabbi Orders an End to Special Prayers for Rain

The rains of the last few weeks have improved the seasonal rainfall, and the rabbinate has changed its directive and ordered the chazan to no longer say the special prayer for rainfall.

Get Ready for Wednesday’s Once-in-150-Years Blood Moon that’s also Super Moon, Blue Moon, Lunar...

It's going to be a packed Wednesday night for moon-loving earthlings of every persuasion, including the atheists among us – our silvery satellite will have something for everyone, for the first time since 1866.

Muslim World League Labels Holocaust a ‘Nazi Crime Against Humanity’

“This human tragedy perpetrated by evil Nazism won’t be forgotten by history ... True Islam is against these crimes.”

Israeli Actress Gal Gadot Attacked for Holocaust Remembrance Day Stand

There was a flood of tweets in response -- many posting their love for the actress, but an equal number filled with hate.
Poland's President Lech Kaczynski (R) in the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial.

Yad Vashem Condemns Poland’s Holocaust Whitewash Law

Restrictions on statements... regarding the Polish people's direct or indirect complicity with the crimes committed... during the Holocaust are a serious distortion.

Polish Prime Minister: Tree Missing from Yad Vashem for Poland

“At Yad Vashem, there is an avenue along which there are trees which represent the Righteous Among the Nations. But one tree is missing . . ."

Israel Demands Poland Reverse Law Outlawing Mention of ‘Polish Death Camps’ or Polish Complicity

The term "Polish death camp" was first used by Polish resistance fighter Jan Karski in a 1944 article that was titled "Polish Death Camp."

IDF Creates Special Project for International Holocaust Remembrance Day (video)

The six million Jews whose lives were stolen by the Nazis in the Holocaust of World War II will never be forgotten. #WeRemember

73rd Anniversary of Liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

Saturday also marked the United Nations date to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Israeli Startup Aims to Market Lab-Produced Chicken Within Three Years

SuperMeat meat is produced by growing cells that have been extracted from a ‘real’ chicken and cultivated in the lab.

Torah Scrolls Stolen in Hawaii

A reward of $5,000 is being offered for the safe return of two Torah scrolls stolen last weekend from the Chabad of Hawaii synagogue at the Ala Moana Hotel.

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.

Edelstein in Europe: Never Again! ¡Nunca más! Plus jamais! Mai più! Nie wieder!

What has been learned from all the memorials if synagogues across Europe need round-the-clock protection?

Knesset Holocaust Remembrance Session Morphs into Debate of Israel’s African Illegals

"Islamophobia is also a kind of anti-Semitism," MK Tibi noted, "so we must all be united in the fight against racism, the rejection of the other and the creation of stereotypes."

Rabbi Riskin Calls for Public Transportation on Shabbat

"Public transportation can be operated on Shabbat with non-Jewish drivers."

Pence ‘Inspired’ by Visit to Western Wall

"We draw our strength from our deep connection to the Land of the Bible, and our commitment to the words of the Prophets," Rabbi Rabinovich told Vice President Pence.

Putin Moves Museum Visit in Deference to Jewish Sabbath

The United Nations date for International Holocaust Day, and the date on which worldwide memorial ceremonies are being held, falls on the Jewish Sabbath.

Amnesty UK Kills Event over Featured Speaker Who Opposes BDS

JLC Chair Jonathan Goldstein said in a statement that "it is disgraceful that a Jewish charity is barred from the offices of Amnesty International UK."

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