Archive for the ‘History’ Category
By Israel Today Magazine. The brutal and merciless slaughter of a Jewish man and three Jewish children in southern France last week shone a spotlight back onto a problem many had been doing their best to downplay – the escalating anti-Semitism in Europe. The the Toulouse shooting itself was an anti-Semitic act driven by the killer Mohammed Merah’s irrational hatred of Jews is without question. And yet, there are many coming to his posthumous defense.
Simon Deng, a former South Sudanese slave taken by a neighbor as a young boy to Islamist Northern Sudan, gave this impassioned speech at the Durban Watch Conference in New York, Sept 22, 2011. (more…)
By Pircha Wiesel
I’m not afraid. I have no fear left. When I was young I managed to flee from the Nazis but now I’m old and sick and don’t have the strength to flee. I’ve come to terms with the fact that I’m going to die. I hope it won’t be from a missile. Up to now my main concern has been my son. He lives in a kibbutz near the Gaza Strip, and his family was saved by a miracle when a rocket landed near their home. (more…)