Archive for the ‘History’ Category

 

Rare color footage of the Nazis and their crimes against the Jews [disturbing content]

editor 21 February 2018

By Israel Video Network.. This video of the devil on earth – in full color – is absolutely critical to view. Hitler’s plans to systematically destroy the entire Jewish nation was so beyond the imagination of so many that the idea of anti-semitism going from occasional pogroms to massive killing and then a systematic killing of all Jews was simply beyond anything that could be imagined. This is a very important point to learn for the future. What is unfathomable can indeed become reality. (more…)

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In first, Germany to compensate 25,000 Algerian Jewish Holocaust survivors

editor 7 February 2018

By Stuart Winer.. Living under the French Vichy regime which collaborated with the Nazis, they were persecuted for being Jewish; now they are eligible for a one-time payment of $3,183. The German government has agreed to recognize some 25,000 Jewish Algerians as Holocaust survivors eligible for compensation, and they will be able to apply for a one-time grant later this year, a survivors rights organization announced Monday (January 5, 2018). [Photo top right: Illustrative photo of Algerian Jewish tailors. (Courtesy of JIMENA)].  (more…)

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Remarks by Vice President Mike Pence in Special Session of the Knesset

editor 29 January 2018

By The White House Foreign Policy.. The Knesset, Jerusalem, Israel, VICE PRESIDENT PENCE: President Rivlin, Prime Minister Netanyahu, Speaker Edelstein, Leader Herzog, members of the Knesset, justices of the Supreme Court, citizens of Israel — (applause) — it is deeply humbling for me to stand before this vibrant democracy — (applause) — to have the great honour to address this Knesset, the first Vice President of the United States to be afforded that privilege here in Jerusalem, the capital of the State of Israel. (Applause.) (more…)

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On Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel to honor foreign diplomats who rescued Jews

editor 24 January 2018

By Raphael Ahren.. Hoping its own diplomats would show similar bravery if needed, Foreign Ministry pays tribute to righteous colleagues with memorial in Jerusalem and exhibit to go around the world. In the summer of 1944, Albert Franko was being deported from the Nazi-occupied Greek city of Piraeus to Auschwitz, when suddenly he was taken off the train — because his wife was a Turkish citizen. His life was saved due to the personal intervention of Selahattin Ülkümen, Turkey’s consul-general in Rhodes. [Photo top right: Selahattin Ulkumen | Photo credit: Yad Vashem].  (more…)

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Holocaust survivor visits Western Wall for first time

editor 18 December 2017

By Mordechai Sones.. Avraham Takacz, a native of Donetsk and a Holocaust survivor aged close to 90, arrived in Israel as a refugee from the battle zones of the Ukraine. he fulfilled an old dream and visited the Western Wall for the first time in his life. “I dreamed about it all my life and here I am,” said Avraham Takacz, a shy smile illuminating his face. “This is a great privilege that has been placed in my lap – that I have been able to come and pray in the holiest place for the Jewish people. Until now, this place was known to me only from pictures I saw and from the television screen. And here I am finally reaching this place by myself.” [Photo top right:Avraham Takacz visits Kotel | Photo credit: IFCJ]. 

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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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