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The "witnesses in uniform" delegations program sends hundreds of IDF officers each year to Poland.
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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A delegation of some 60 IDF commanders arrived in Poland on Monday, April 16, as part of the Witnesses in Uniform program. Guided by educators from the Yad VaShem Holocaust Memorial Museum, the officers started a four day study of pre-war Poland, the Holocaust, and contemporary Jewish Polish life.

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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The Mehr news agency reports that Ali Akbar Velayati, a senior advisor to Iran’s Supreme Leader, has said that Iran and Egypt are the major countries of the Muslim world, so their unity will form the core of a great Islamic power in today’s world. Velayati made the remarks during a meeting with a number […]

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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The new made-in-Israel US cable channel, DogTV, is scientifically designed to make dogs happy when they’re left at home alone, according to Israel21C.

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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Walla News reports that a 64-year-old woman was run over by a car Thursday morning, Yom HaShoah, on King Shaul Street in Be’er Sheva, as she was standing at attention during the memorial siren. She was trapped, unconscious, under the car that hit her and was rescued by MDA teams. The woman was rushed to […]

An ancient postcard depicting Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring Avenue, perhaps painted by you-know-who…
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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The City of Vienna will rename a section of the fashionable Ring Avenue named after Dr. Karl Lueger, Vienna's mayor from 1897 to 1910. Lueger was a renowned anti-Semite. One resident of Vienna, a failed postcard artist named Adolf Hitler, said he was inspired by Lueger's public Jew hatred.

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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The Xinhua news agency reports that a concentration camp exhibition Nazi crimes has opened in Shanghai on Thursday. The exhibition concentrates on the Auschwitz death camp, and will remain on long-term display at the Shanghai Jewish Refugees Museum (SJRM), said museum curator Chen Jian. Chen described the exhibition as comprised of thirty display boards illustrating […]

 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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Zion Oil & Gas announced Wednesday that it will sponsor both the "Night to Honor Israel" banquet and the "Ambassadors" reception at the 7th Annual Washington-Israel Summit of Christians United for Israel (CUFI).

Ali Gomaa Lucia Luna Wikimedia
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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Grand Mufti Ali Gomaa, a top Egyptian Islamic cleric, came to Jerusalem to show support for Palestinian claims to eastern Jerusalem on Wednesday, breaking a long-standing taboo imposed by Muslim clerics, professional and private organizations against visiting Israel.

Cars stopped on the highway for Holocaust Remembrance Day Yehoshua Yosef Flash90
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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As air raid sirens blared out across the country on Thursday, citizens of Israel stopped for a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Holocaust. Memorial ceremonies are taking place throughout the country. Prime Minister Netanyahu: Never Again means stopping Iran.

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor wrote the decision for a unanimous court, blocking the right of a torture victim's family to sue the PA and the PLO who hired their father's killers.
 

Posted on: April 19th, 2012

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The relatives of a US citizen who was tortured and killed by Palestinian intelligence officers may not sue the Palestinian Authority or the PLO for damages under the Torture Victim Protection Act. The 11-page decision in Mohamad v. Palestinian Authority was written by Justice Sonia Sotomayor, ruling on the letter, rather than on the spirit, of the law.

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu speaks at a ceremony at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial Museum in Jerusalem, as Israel marks the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day.
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Both Israel's premier and its president invoked the Iranian threat at the Yom Hashoah ceremony at Yad VaShem. Netanyahu said: "People who dismiss the Iranian threat as a whim or an exaggeration have learned nothing from the Holocaust." Peres said, "Today humanity has no choice, we must learn from the lessons of the Holocaust and stand strong against existential threats before it is too late."

A detainee is escorted hospital at Guantanamo Bay.
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Tag this one under Road, Hell, and Good-intentions… According to the pro-Saudi publication Asharq Al-Awsat, suspected Al Qaeda terrorist Mishaal al-Shadoukhi has contacted the Saudi embassy in Yemen to claim responsibility for the kidnapping of Saudi diplomat Abdullah Al-Khalidi. Al-Shadoukhi was among the first detainees to be repatriated to Saudi Arabia from Guantanamo Bay.

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Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Aaron Klein’s popular radio program made the radio industry’s highly coveted Talkers Magazine “Heavy Hundred,” one of only two all-weekend shows in America to make the list.

Two illegal buildings in eastern Jerusalem were evacuated by court order in favor of the Jewish owners.
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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"The eviction is going smoothly. The land belongs to a Jewish owner, he purchased it in the 80's and it is registed in the land registry. We did a court process to evict, the judge gave a judgement, after that they appealed to the disrict court, and even the disrict court denied the appeal. We went to the Office of Execution [Hotza'a Lepoal], and now we are doing this eviction"

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Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said that Israel would not refrain from striking Iranian nuclear installations during the course of the ongoing negotiations between the Western allies and Iranian government officials if Israel’s intelligence apparatus determined that the Iranian military was on the verge of constructing a nuclear warhead at its secret underground facility in Qom.

 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Following consultations between GOC Central Command, Major General Nitzan Alon, and the Chief of the Ground Forces Command, Major General Sami Turgeman, it has been determined by the Chief of the General Staff, Lieutenant General Benjamin (Benny) Gantz, to dismiss Lieutenant Colonel Shalom Eisner from his post as Deputy Division Commander on moral grounds, while […]

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Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Hamas terrorist Omar Abu Sanina was released from Israeli jail last year, as part of the deal to free Gilad Shalit from Hamas captivity. Formerly a Fatah operative, Abu Sanina was sentenced to life in prison for murder. While in prison, he was recruited by Hamas agents, writes the new website Hamas Terorism 101, which […]

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Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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At least one person has been reported killed and several injured in the collapse of lighting for a stage being assembled at the Mount Herzl military cemetery in Jerusalem for Rememberance Day ceremonies.

El Djerba synagogue
 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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The annual Jewish Lag B’Omer pilgrimage to the oldest synagogue in Africa should be maintained as a symbol of Tunisian openness, according to Tunisia’s tourism minister on Tuesday, yet the increase in fundamentalist Salafi Islamic political rule threatens to drive out the remaining Jews of Djerba.

 

Posted on: April 18th, 2012

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Young New Square chasid Shaul Spitzer was sentenced Tuesday to seven years in prison for firebombing a neighbor as part of a religious dispute.

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