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Today, 75 years of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising are commemorated. A history of resistance...

It is 75 years since the beginning of one of the most heroic deeds of the Jewish people: the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, during which less than a thousand Jews confronted the powerful Nazi army...

Trump tweets Israel ‘Happy Birthday’ message, reiterates embassy move

U.S. President Donald Trump issued effusive congratulations to Israel on the occasion of the country’s 70th anniversary, saying the United States has “no better friends anywhere,” and reiterating his pledge to move the American...

World leaders congratulate the Jewish state on 70 years

Leaders from around the world sent letters of congratulations to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin on the occasion of Israel’s 70th Independence Day. While a tweet on Wednesday congratulated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, a letter...

Kemea

Las mujeres no deshavan de aser los menesteres de la kasa kon el frío busaná  ke asía esa demaniana, Flor Capeluto fregaba las savanás para kaplear las kolchas, Matilda Chikuriel en la grande pileta del kurtijo lavaba las...

Netanyahu, Rivlin reflect on Israel’s 70th anniversary in video messages

In video greetings recorded in English, both Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin reflected on Israel’s milestone 70th anniversary, saying that the Jewish state is “just getting started.” “This year Israel celebrates...

Nathan (1848–1931) and Lina Straus (1849–1912)

Born to a Jewish family in Bavaria in 1848, Nathan Straus, along with his brother, Isidor, sold products to Macy’s department store, eventually becoming co-owners of the famed retail institution in Manhattan. Deeply committed...

Transitioning from mourning to celebration, Israelis kick off 70th-year joy in Jerusalem

Following a solemn remembrance of Israel’s fallen on Wednesday as part of Memorial Day commemorations, Israelis kicked off celebration of its milestone 70th-anniversary on Wednesday night in Independence Day festivities at Mount Herzl in...

Norman Podhoretz

Norman Podhoretz first traveled to Israel in 1950, when he was 20 years old. He visited a cousin who decided to pay tribute to his relative from America by saving up two eggs and...

Israel honors its fallen soldiers and victims of terror on Yom Hazikaron

Memorial sirens sounded at 11 a.m. in Israel to honor the memories of 23,646 Israeli soldiers, police and security officers, and 3,134 terror victims who have fallen since the beginning of Israel’s history. The number...

Israeli-American Council hosts ‘Israel at 70’ event for bipartisan lawmakers in D.C.

More than 60 Republican and Democratic lawmakers attended a Tuesday lunch on Capitol Hill hosted by the Israeli-American Council to mark the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, which begins on Wednesday night. Among...

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