Archive for the ‘History’ Category

 

Hitler’s Secret Weapon Was Coercing Jews to Destroy Themselves – Will we do it again?

editor 19 July 2017

By Shmuley Boteach.. These days have been emotionally challenging. For the past two weeks, in preparation for a planned anti-genocide center, I’ve traveled with my family on an educational journey through the killing fields of Germany and Eastern Europe, the idea being to truly immerse myself in the dark, hallowed sites of the Holocaust so as to better understand genocide, its psychology, and its causes. And beyond every consideration, there is that of memory, of never forgetting the lost martyrs of my people. (more…)

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Arab League rejects Israel as Jewish state – So, who is the Arab League?

editor 15 July 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. It is illuminating to examine the record of the League of Arab States since the founding of the League in 1945, which is hardly a model for peaceful settlement of disputes in the spirit of the United Nations. Prior to the establishment of the Jewish state, the League took the following steps: (more…)

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A Holocaust Story From the White Pages

editor 13 July 2017

By Michel Frank.. An ‘archaeologist of bureaucracy’ traces the ghostly lives of foreign Jews in Italy during World War II. In the fall of 2011 I received a letter from my friend Letizia Gualandi, a professor of archaeology at the University of Pisa. “I have a question to ask you on behalf of my mother, Giovanna,” she began. [Photo top right:Fanny Rudorfer, during her time as a doctor in Italy. (Photo courtesy Emil Ruderfer)].  (more…)

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31 October – Destiny’s Date? (Part 2)

editor 31 May 2017

By Kelvin Crombie.. World War One & the German-Turkish alliance
When War broke out in August 1914 Germany and Ottoman Turkey had already entered into a secret agreement. Britain was now reluctantly forced into conflict against the Turks. The area of greatest strategic and military importance was the Suez Canal. Everything needed to be done to preserve the link to the eastern empire. Indeed already at that stage strategists were looking to the post-War period, and what would be best for Britain and this link. [Photo top right: Three officers of the 2nd Field Ambulance riding horses on the bank of the Suez Canal](more…)

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50 Years Since 1967: What is the West Bank’s Real Legal Status?

editor 31 May 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. Though it is not widely known, the legal status of the West Bank was decided by 1963. True, Israeli forces did not gain control over the West Bank, also known as Judea and Samaria, until the June 1967 war. However, four years earlier, IDF military advocate-general (MAG) Meir Shamgar had already authored a treatise about what to do regarding legal issues if Israel took control of the West Bank. Shamgar’s ideas, embodied by a series of IDF military orders issued soon after the IDF took over the West Bank, have dominated the Israeli debate for the 50 years since then, certainly up until the Settlements Regulation Law passed in February. [Photo top right: The Migron outpost near Ramallah in August 2012, just before its evacuation due to claims it was built on private Palestinian land. (photo credit:KOBI GIDEON/GPO)](more…)

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Israel Celebrates the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

editor 25 May 2017

By JCPA.. Would somebody dare saying that Mecca is not connected to the Muslim religion? That Rome is not connected to Christianity?  Nobody would dare, but UNESCO went down to the lowest point of its history by denying the Jerusalem connection to the Jewish people. It’s a ridiculous disgusting lie.  The UN resolution is shameful, simply put it erases three millennia of archaeological, historical, and religious documentation which is backed by history and archaeology in Jewish, Christian, and even Muslim sources. (more…)

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PM Netanyahu’s Remarks at the Opening Ceremony Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Reunification of Jerusalem

editor 24 May 2017

By PM Benjamin Netanyahu.. The Honorable President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, and his wife, Nechama,
Ministers, Members of Knesset, Mayor of Jerusalem Nir Barkat and his wife, Ambassadors, including the Ambassador of Israel to the United States, Ron Dermer, and the Ambassador of the United States to Israel, David Friedman. This is the first time a U.S. ambassador has joined us on Jerusalem Day. Mr. Ambassador, with a name like David – and your middle name is Melech, so David Melech, you are the right man with the right name at the right time in the right place– in King David’s city, in Jerusalem. (more…)

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31 October – Destiny’s Date? (Part 1)

editor 24 May 2017

By Kelvin Crombie.. Jewish people recognise the 9th day of Av as of great significance, the day on which both of the Jewish temples were destroyed, as well as other events in their history. But there is also another day on which a number of key historical events occurred which impacted the Jewish people – in the modern period. That day is 31 October. (more…)

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Himmler’s Boost for al-Husaini

editor 19 May 2017

By Wolfgang G. Schwanitz.. The SS-Leader’s Anti-Balfour Cable to the Grand Mufti

In March the National Israeli Library blogged Himmler’s re-discovered telegram to the grand mufti of Jerusalem Amin al-Husaini. Contrary to the comment there that Nazi Germany did not declare its support for the Arab independence, I argue, it did. This cable further recognized the Islamist movement of the cleric who lived from 1941 to 1945 in Berlin. He realized with the Axis powers his main goals against the Jews and Allies, also in the Mideast. (more…)

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Who Owns The Holy City? The Jerusalem Question

editor 16 May 2017

By Carl Hoffman.. Hint: It’s not who you probably think. ‘In Jerusalem’ delves into the ‘church land’ issue. Would it surprise you to learn that the Knesset – our governing body, symbol of sovereignty, and hub of national political power – sits on land that the State of Israel does not in fact own? Would you also be taken aback to discover that the same thing can be said about the Prime Minister’s Residence? [Photo top right: A panorama of early 20th-century Jerusalem, showing the city walls, the Dome of the Rock and the Aksa Mosque. (photo credit: Wikimedia Commons)].  (more…)

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