Archive for the ‘History’ Category

 

Trump Announces US Moving Embassy To Jerusalem

editor 7 December 2017

By Michael Wilner.. US president told regional leaders he intended to declare the city the capital of the Jewish State. SEOUL — President Donald Trump on Wednesday (December 6, 2017) said the US recognizes Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and would move its embassy there, upending decades of a diplomatic consensus over the status of the city pioneered by his predecessors. (more…)

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Ten Reasons for Recognizing Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

editor 7 December 2017

By Amb.Alan Baker..

  1. Jerusalem has been the official capital of the State of Israel and the center of its government since 1950. Jerusalem is the seat of Israel’s President, Knesset, and Supreme Court, and the site of most government ministries and social and cultural institutions. Jerusalem is the ancient spiritual center of Judaism and is also considered a holy city by the members of other religious faiths. Israel protects the holy sites of all faiths.

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102-year-old Holocaust survivor reunites with newly discovered nephew

editor 1 December 2017

By Aron Heller.. Eliahu Pietruszka believed his brother, who escaped Warsaw ghetto, had died in a Russian labor camp, but, generations later, a Yad Vashem genealogy project led to incredible news. Eliahu Pietruszka shuffled his 102-year-old body through the lobby of his retirement home toward a stranger he had never met and collapsed into him in a teary embrace. Then he kissed both cheeks of his visitor and in a frail, squeaky voice began blurting out greetings in Russian, a language he hadn’t spoken in decades. [Photo top right: Holocaust survivor Eliahu Pietruszka, right, embraces his nephew Alexandre Pietruszka as they meet for the first time in Kfar Saba, Israel, November 16, 2017. (AP/Sebastian Scheiner)].  (more…)

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Sadat and Me in Jerusalem 40 Years Ago

editor 27 November 2017

By Lenny Ben-David.. Forty years ago, I worked in Washington as the Director of Research at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee. My work focused on arguing against the Carter Administration’s push for an international peace conference in Geneva that would include the Soviet Union and radical Arab states and opposing American arms sales to Egypt.  At the same time, I was intrigued by a smattering of articles by Egyptian writers who hinted at prospects of co-existence with Israel. [Photo top right: Prime Minister Begin and President Sadat in the Knesset, November 20, 1977. On Sadat’s right, Knesset speaker Yitzhak Shamir. (Israel Government Press Office)].  (more…)

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Operation Harpoon: How The Mossad and an Israeli NGO Destroyed Terrorist Money Networks

editor 11 November 2017

By Yonah Jeremy Bob.. A newly released book sheds light on a secret operation that put a halt to terror funding for some of the organizations that threaten the Jewish state. Former government sources have told The Jerusalem Post that Israel’s Operation Harpoon, carried out by a range of Mossad, Shin Bet and other operatives, was revolutionary in that it was “not just about following the money, but about destroying terrorists’ money networks.” (more…)

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Who Saved Israel in 1947?

editor 11 November 2017

By Martin Kramer.. November 29 marks the 70th anniversary of UN General Assembly resolution 181, recommending the partition of Mandate Palestine into two separate Jewish and Arab states. On that day in 1947, millions of listeners sat glued to their radio sets to follow the voting. The outcome set off spontaneous celebrations among Zionists everywhere, for it constituted the first formal international endorsement of a Jewish state. [Photo top right: A truck with the faces of Soviet Communist leaders Lenin and Stalin at the labor day parade held in Tel Aviv on May 1, 1949. Pinn Hans/Israeli Government Press Office.]. (more…)

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The Balfour Declaration Centenary

editor 10 November 2017

By Eli E. Hertz.. One hundred years ago today, the British Government issued the Balfour Declaration. This month, British Prime Minister Theresa May stated, “we are proud of the role that we played in the creation of the State of Israel.” [Photo top right: Arthur James Balfour].  (more…)

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Kristallnacht: The November 1938 Pogroms

editor 8 November 2017

By US Holocaust Memorial Museum.. Historical Background: On November 9–10, 1938, the Nazis staged violent pogroms—state sanctioned, anti-Jewish riots—against the Jewish communities of Germany, Austria, and the Sudetenland. These events came to be known as Kristallnacht (commonly translated as “Night of Broken Glass”), a reference to the broken windows of synagogues, Jewish-owned stores, community centers, and homes plundered and destroyed that night. [Photo top right: Residents in Graz, Austria, watch as the Jewish cemetery’s ceremonial hall burns. —US Holocaust Memorial Museum, courtesy of Dokumentationsarchiv des Oesterreichischen Widerstandes].  (more…)

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The Jews of Greece

editor 28 October 2017

By J-Wire.. Dr Stavros Kyrimis, Consul General of Greece in Sydney has opened The Jews of Greece Exhibition at the Sydney Jewish Museum. He told the 150 guests: “We are proud to support this historic exhibition of one of the oldest Jewish communities in the world. The Jewish community has been an integral part of Hellenism and its history as far back as antiquity. We applaud the organisers, curators and the Sydney Jewish Museum for bringing to the Australian public this cultural treasure.” [Photo top right:Vic Alhadeff and Sydney Jewish Museum CEO Norman Seligman with Greek guests
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Massive section of Western Wall and Roman theater uncovered after 1,700 years

editor 23 October 2017

By Amanda Borschel-Dan.. Sought for 150 years, the remarkable discovery of the small theater changes archaeologists’ perceptions of Roman-conquered Jerusalem after the fall of the Second Temple. Archaeologists are one step closer to solving the riddle of what took place in Jerusalem following the destruction of the city by Romans in 70 CE. [Photo top right:
Wilson’s Arch from www.generationword.com/jerusalem101/41-wilson-arch.html]
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