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Honored ‘Italian Schindler’ Exposed as Nazi Collaborator

How could a Italian Nazi collaborator be termed a “Righteous Gentile?” Perhaps it was Italian guilt, Catholic guilt, and family guilt. The tale of Giovanni Palatucci saving Jews may be a gross fraud.

A Preview of President Obama’s Stage Show to Israel

The year’s biggest photo op gets underway next week. Obama will smile in Jerusalem and Ramallah and pray in a church that he can “fool all the people all of the time.”

Google Cultural Institute Presents Jewish Content in 1st Exhibits

Google introduced a new online historical collection of digitized material, highlighting several Jewish themes, events and institutional partners in its first wave of exhibits.

The Holocaust Then And Now

One of my searing early memories from Israel is a visit nearly four decades ago to the Ghetto Fighters Museum in the Beit Lohamei Hagetaot kibbutz. The world’s first Holocaust museum, it was built soon after the Independence War by survivors of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising.

Hate Graffiti Accusing Zionism of Causing the Holocaust Discovered on Yad Vashem Walls

Early Monday morning, ten pieces of hate graffiti in Hebrew were discovered in the open campus of Yad Vashem, Jerusalem, a prominent segment of it scrawled across the walls of the Warsaw Ghetto Square monument.

Bill Cosby & the Holocaust

Imagine the entire Holocaust happening between the release of Beverly Hills Cop 1 and Beverly Hills Cop 2 – that’s how fresh the Holocaust was in the world in which I grew up.

Thousands of Israeli Students Mark Memorial Day at Yad Vashem

Thousands of high school students from across Israel participated in a national walk on Sunday, April 22, from Yad Vashem on the “Connecting Path” to Mount Herzl, Israel’s national cemetery. Organized by Israel’s Ministry of Education, the walk took the students to different stations commemorating Israel's Holocaust day and its connection to its Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers and Victims of Terror, which falls on Wednesday.

Israel Remembers the Holocaust

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.

The Yellow Star

A little more than six months ago, my sister-in-law passed away after battling a serious illness. For more than 30 years she had given symposiums on the Holocaust to youngsters in the Philadelphia area, and we talked about her activities many times on our visits to the U.S. After her passing I was determined to do some kind of volunteer work for Yad Vashem in her memory.

Germany Grants 10 Million Euros to Yad Vashem

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

Jewish Mega-Philanthropist Backing Gingrich, Drawing Critique

Republican US presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich’s relationship with Jewish mega-billionaire and foremost donor Sheldon Adelson has raised the ire of critics, who say Gingrich’s very public support for Israel is an exchange for support.

An Interview With Philanthropist Extraordinaire Sheldon Adelson

In September 2011, Forbes magazine ranked Sheldon Adelson the 8th richest man in America and 16th in the world.

Holocaust Hero Recognized Nearly 50 Years After His Passing

JERUSALEM – Poland’s Ambassador to Israel is proud of her compatriots who acted to save Jews during the Holocaust – but feels strongly that she can express this only if she also remembers those who chose the opposite path.

Found: Long-Lost Holocaust Hero

How does an American Jew go about finding the Ukrainian non-Jew who, 65 years ago, saved his mother's life by hiding her in his hayloft for three years?

Bergson Group Activists Recognized At Yad Vashem-Wyman Conference

The "Bergson Boys" have finally come home.With an international conference at Yad Vashem, a reinterment ceremony in Israel, and the publication of a new book, the controversial Holocaust rescue activists last week took a major step forward in gaining the public recognition they were long denied.

Irena Sendler, 1910-2008

Last week Irena Sendler, a true heroine, passed away.

Irena Sendler

When people hear of those honored as Righteous Among The Nations by Yad Vashem, they automatically think of the most renowned, such as Oscar Schindler or Raul Wallenberg.

Polish Leaders In New York And Israel

Last week, President Lech Kaczynski of Poland visited Israel, where he participated in many events in support of Israel and the Jewish community in Poland.

Israel’s Wrongful Search To ‘Fit In’ Among The Nations

The Memorial Wall at Yad Vashem - the Wall of Holocaust and Heroism - has four sections, ranging from the Shoah to Rebirth. Magnificently designed by Naftali Bezem, it takes us movingly from an inferno in which the Holy is utterly profaned to the divine sanctuary of new Jewish generations. But these generations, symbolized by the countenance of a lion, must still shed endless tears.

Title: The Banality Of Denial: Israel And The Armenian Genocide

We have an ugly name for people who commit the ugly crime of declaring that The Holocaust never happened - they are called 'deniers,' and have been successfully prosecuted both here and abroad.

Cheney To Arafat: Your Move

Vice President Cheney and wife Lynne pay their respects after laying a wreath as U.S. Marines salute at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, on Monday.
AP Photo/ Pier Paolo Cito
Vice President Cheney and wife Lynne pay their respects after laying a wreath as U.S. Marines salute at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, on Monday.

Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday morning he would personally meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasir Arafat in the event of a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians.

Cheney, who had just completed a 10-nation visit to the Middle East, said the U.S. would remain ?very actively engaged? in talks between Israelis and Palestinians brokered by American envoy Anthony Zinni.

Cheney To Arafat: Your Move

Vice President Cheney and wife Lynne pay their respects after laying a wreath as U.S. Marines salute at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, on Monday.
AP Photo/ Pier Paolo Cito
Vice President Cheney and wife Lynne pay their respects after laying a wreath as U.S. Marines salute at Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial, on Monday.

Vice President Dick Cheney said Tuesday morning he would personally meet with Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasir Arafat in the event of a cease-fire between Israelis and Palestinians.

Cheney, who had just completed a 10-nation visit to the Middle East, said the U.S. would remain ?very actively engaged? in talks between Israelis and Palestinians brokered by American envoy Anthony Zinni.

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