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It’s My Opinion: Golf And The Game Of Life

This week, Allianz Insurance is slated to sponsor the PGA pro golf tournament in Boca Raton. Allianz, a major German company, is charged with failure to pay billions of dollars in Holocaust-related life insurance claims. The company has enraged survivors by refusing to pay on policies while at the same time spending money to advertise their business in events like the PGA.

Israel and Germany Sign Agreement for Submarine

The Dolphin-class submarine will be Israel's sixth purchased from Germany.

Germany Grants 10 Million Euros to Yad Vashem

The grant will be conveyed in yearly installments over a ten-year period.

The Wannsee Legacy: Lessons for Genocide Prevention

Let me please start with Fanny Englard, an active survivor of the Holocaust and a friend of mine. She grew up in Germany/Cologne and...

Rabbi Kleiman – Still The First One In Shul

It’s not often that I get to speak to a rabbi about to celebrate his 99th birthday.

Iran: What Will Germany Do Now?

Is the German government going to consider 0.5% of Germany’s exports more important than solidarity with the West and the special relationship with Israel?

A “financial war” against Tehran would be the most humane way of avoiding a...

A threat of this magnitude calls not for prevarication, but swift and strong action: every day that passes without massive Western pressure increases the likelihood of a military strike against Iran.

Where Flowers Bloom Red From Jewish Blood

The place that holds the record for murders in a day – even over such ghastly places as Auschwitz and Treblinka – is Babi Yar. A ravine on the outskirts of Kiev, it is today incorporated within the urban, inhabited sector of the Ukrainian capital. The events described here took place seventy years ago, in 1941, on Rosh Hashanah.

Justice For Demjanjuk

At first glance, it would appear that a modicum of justice has finally been meted out in the case of Nazi guard John Demjanjuk.

What Drives Celebrity Anti-Semitism?

In a span of several weeks, a motley group of celebrities ranging from the composer of "Zorba the Greek" to a British fashion designer to an American television actor - as well as the Australian founder of WikiLeaks - have all manifested Judeophobia. What is this global celebrity outburst targeting Jews all about?

Daniel Schorr’s Big Lie

The passing last month of veteran journalist Daniel Schorr brought forth all the expected media testimonials, but to the Monitor Schorr essentially was a liberal pamphleteer who attempted to hide his biases under an unconvincing fa?ade of "objective journalist."

Claims Conference Will Not Be Deterred

The Claims Conference (as reported in last week's Jewish Press) discovered a fraud perpetrated against the organization. In a sophisticated criminal scheme, falsified and phony documents were submitted to programs that make payments to Jewish victims of Nazism. These programs, funded by the German government, have been targeted by persons seeking to extract payments to which they were not entitled.

Claims Conference Faces Questions Over $7 Million Fraud

After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was.

Claims Conference Faces Questions Over $7 Million Fraud

After discovering $7 million in fraudulent payments, the Claims Conference is facing questions about whether it will recover the money and how extensive the fraud actually was.

Saluting A Stand Against Holocaust Denial

An official Iranian delegation from the city of Shiraz recently visited Weimar, its sister city in Germany. Like Weimar, Shiraz has been a capital of high culture for centuries, and appreciating the arts undoubtedly was high on the itinerary of Mayor Mehran E'temadi and his fellow delegates.

Israel: German Actions Inconsistent With Merkel’s Warm Embrace

JERUSALEM - On the face of it, relations between Israel and Germany have never been better.

Israel: German Actions Inconsistent With Merkel’s Warm Embrace

JERUSALEM - On the face of it, relations between Israel and Germany have never been better.

Promoting Pius XII

Ten years ago, the Catholic-Jewish Historical Commission, established to investigate Pope Pius XII's response to the Holocaust, met for the first time to discuss its future work. I was the only Israeli historian among the six scholars (three Catholics and three Jews) designated by the Vatican and leading Jewish organizations to study this hotly contested issue.

Sir Winston A War Criminal?

A British court recently issued a subpoena for the arrest and indictment of Israel's former foreign minister in response to a petition by Hamas and its supporters in Britain. The court claimed historic precedent for its attempt to indict Tzipi Livni.

Failed Assassins

Between 1920 and 1944 there were nearly fifty attempts on the life of Adolf Hitler. Many of the would-be assassins sacrificed their own lives as a result of their determination to free the world of one of history's worst monsters.

When Satan Came To Melitz

Melitz (or Mielic) was a small shtetl in Poland. The following article is based on authentic Yiddish quotes from the original Melitz archives (courtesy Yad Vashem in Jerusalem). All the names are real.

Seventy Years Since The German Invasion Of Poland

September 1, 1939 is the date on which Germany invaded Poland, starting WWII. While it should be said that the start of the war was not the start of the Shoah, which actually began with the rise of Nazism in 1933, it was a major milestone in the annals of the Holocaust. Within the first few days of the war, Germany had conquered and/or bombed much of Poland, including the capital, Warsaw.

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