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Defending Fences: Israel’s Security Barrier Saves Lives

From time immemorial, security fences have been built around the world - often in disputed territories to disrupt terrorists, drug smugglers, and illegal immigrants from entering. No doubt, these fences often cause difficulties for native populations in the vicinities they are built. Yet it is only Israel's barrier that arouses the conscience of sanctimonious hypocrites around the world.

Yakima Congregation Reveres Ancient Torah Saved from the Holocaust

Jewish scribe Rabbi Moshe Druin discovers a Torah that was rescued from Prague, after being stashed "for safety" by the Nazis.

IDF Prepares For Anarchy Along Syrian Border

The IDF has made contingency plans to deal with what may be large numbers of desperate Syrian citizens attempting to rush the border in order to seek refuge or attack Jewish and Druze communities in the area.

IDF Arrests Three Palestinians Trying to Infiltrate from Gaza

An IDF Spokesperson said that a fragmentation grenade was found on the person of one of the detainees.

School trips in south canceled due to terror alerts

Ministry of Education cancels student tours in southern Israel following concerns of impending terror attack.

Doll (Haunted) House: Two ‘Naïve’ Holocaust Artists at GW’s Brady Gallery

In an interview for an article published in these pages (Aug. 25, 2004), Jewish Bombay-born painter Siona Benjamin discussed her technique of hiding troubling imagery in the seemingly inviting floral and decorative borders of Indian and Persian miniature-influenced paintings. "Under the beauty of miniatures you can hide danger," she told me of her "Finding Home" series. "The beauty of miniatures draws you in-veiling and revealing."

Gaza: What Were They Thinking?

Why did then-Prime Minister Ariel Sharon unilaterally initiate the Disengagement, which caused and continues to cause so much grief to thousands of Israeli patriots? It resulted in the uprooting of men, women, children, farmers and businessmen, and the destruction of beautiful self-supporting communities - in the worst possible way.

Remembering New York’s Old Stadiums

Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

Remembering New York’s Old Stadiums

Last month I predicted the Yankees, Indians and Angels would top their divisions in the American League, while the Mets, Cubs and Diamondbacks would do the same in the National League.

Brzostek Rediscovers Its Jewish Past

The mayor of Brzostek, a Galician shtetl to the east of Tarnow and not far from Pilzno, has recently agreed to restore the memory of the Jews to his town. The Jewish cemetery is to be fenced and a monument erected there, and an additional plaque in memory of the Jews who used to live there is to be unveiled in the town center. The plaque will be unveiled and the cemetery rededicated in a ceremony to take place on Sunday June 14, 2009.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

Protecting Jewish Cemeteries In Poland And Around The World

Last week I wrote about the discovery of human remains beyond the fence of a Jewish cemetery in Bilgoraj, Poland, showing that the boundaries of the cemetery went beyond the supposed size of the protected site.

One Family – Photographs Of Vardi Kahana

The Holocaust was "Ground Zero of the Greenwald-Kahana family."

Honoring Noteworthy Poles

One of the most frequently asked questions, regarding the situation in Poland, is about the local Polish attitude towards Jews and the Holocaust.

Support The Boycott! End The Occupation!

We, Israeli professors for justice and peace, do hereby appeal to researchers, academics, scholars and teachers, in Israel and throughout the world, to take a firm and clear stand against the continuing occupation and denial of rights.

The Forecast For Jerusalem

The Israeli government and the Jerusalem municipality cancelled the ceremonies last Wednesday marking the fortieth anniversary of the unification of the city in the Six-Day War.

Efrat’s Etam Hill

Israel's politicians are pursuing a policy of "divide and conquer" vis-à-vis those of us who live in Judea and Samaria.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

The Palestinians who took over the Jewish greenhouses in the Gaza Strip when Israel withdrew from the area now are asking expelled Jewish farmers...

On Practicing Realism In An Unreal World: A Jewish Imperative (Second Of Two Parts)

It is not just our enemies who show us no mercy and who "love death" who bring us death. The triumph of the absurd (the world of Chelm or the world of Kafka?) can be found also in sober actions of the United Nations.

Wandering In Paint, Wondering In Paint. Bamidbar At The Mercer Gallery

Many mistranslate the word "midbar" as desert, whereas the word really carries more of a connotation for wasteland or wilderness, perhaps deriving from the root dever for "plague" or davar for "word" or "thing."

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

Just one month after the UN and EU launched a furious campaign against Israel's security fence, culminating in the International Court of Justice ruling...

Human Chain

Two events that seemed to fit the days before Tisha B'Av happened recently.

Quick Takes: News From Israel You May Have Missed

In a recent interview, a chief Hamas spokesman explained there are more bombers willing to kill themselves than available suicide missions, and he stressed...

Demonstration In Favor Of Erecting The Security Fence

Hundreds of residents of Hashmonaim and the surrounding areas demonstrated against the intention of the Israel Defense Forces to capitulate to the Israeli leftist groups and the local Arabs.

Back To Basics In Fighting Terror

It has become vogue in many circles to represent Middle East savagery as part of some sort of "war of civilizations."

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