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The railway leading up to the main gate at the Nazis' former Auschwitz II (Birkenau) concentration camp. Credit: Michel Zacharz via Wikimedia Commons.
A Swiss politician is facing expulsion from the country’s center-right Conservative Democratic party after he said that late Nazi leader Adolf Hitler “can’t have been that infinitely bad.” In an online discussion about a Swiss policeman who was promoted despite espousing admiration for Germany’s fascist World War II-era leader, Thomas Keller said he believes “today’s historical view of Hitler is...
Jorge Zak, vice president of Taglit in South America, addresses the young audience at a memorial for the 85 people killed at the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires, July 18, 2018. Credit: Taglit-Birthright Israel.
In an event organized by Taglit, better known in the United States as Birthright Israel, 80 young Argentinians gathered on the rooftop of the Hotel Rut Daniel in Tel Aviv on July 18 for a memorial ceremony marking 24 years to the day of the bombing of the AMIA (Argentine Israelite Mutual Association) building in Buenos Aires. At exactly...
American teens volunteer with Magen David Adom. At right is Sophie Roth, 17, of New York. Credit: Courtesy.
Sophie Roth, 17, from Long Island, N.Y., had always watched as ambulances whirred by and wondered what it would be like to serve as an emergency responder, assisting someone in pain. This summer, Roth and 14 other teens are seeing firsthand how powerful it can be “to have that really personal connection with someone who is very sick,” she said,...
U.S. President Donald Trump meets with the Emir of Qatar during their bilateral meeting on May 21, 2017, at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Official White House Photo/Shealah Craighead.
In an article published on July 15 in the Saudi government daily Al-Yawm, Saudi journalist Sukina Meshekhis called on the Arab countries to take bold steps, including certain concessions, in order to advance peace with Israel. She wrote that peace is a supreme human aim for which all peoples yearn, but that in order to achieve it there is a need...
At Israel Bonds headquarters in New York are (from left) Arthur Stark, chairman of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations; Howard Goldstein, board chairman of Israel Bonds; Israel Maimon, president and CEO of Israel Bonds; and longtime Conference of Presidents CEO Malcolm Hoenlein. Photo by Shahar Azran.
Leaders from a number of prominent Jewish organizations attended a July 10 meeting at Israel Bonds’ corporate headquarters in New York, hosted by Howard L. Goldstein, who was recently elected chairman of the board of Israel Bonds, and Israel Maimon, its president and CEO. Goldstein succeeds Richard L. Hirsch, who served as board chairman for nearly eight years. A certified public...
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu takes a selfie with chairman of Alibaba, Jack Ma, during a meeting with leaders of large corporations in China, during Netanyahu's visit to China on March 20, 2017. Photo by Haim Zach/GPO.
Joseph Tsai, Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire co-founder of the Alibaba company, is in Israel for the first time on a 10-day visit. While Tsai will reportedly meet with Israel business leaders while in country, his arrival is due to his avid love for the sport of lacrosse, as the 2018 World Lacrosse Championship takes place in the coastal city of Netanya. Tsai is...
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) speaks at a National Security Subcommittee hearing discussing the potential for American recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights. Credit: Screenshot.
Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.) said in a hearing he organized in the House of Representatives on Tuesday that Iran’s growing presence in Syria has bolstered the case for the United States to recognize Israel’s sovereignty in the Golan Heights. “We can only imagine how much worse the threats to Israel’s north would be—and threats to the security of the broader...
Committee chairman Amir Ohana (right) with Jewish Home parliament members Nissam Slomiansky (center) and Bezalel Smotrich at the joint Knesset and Constitution Committee meeting discussing the proposed National Law at the Knesset, July 16, 2018. Photo by Miriam Alster/Flash90.
Israel’s controversial nationality bill will move ahead for second and third readings in the Knesset, after receiving approval from a special Knesset committee. The vote was taken from members of the House Committee and the Constitution, Law and Justice Committee, and passed in a vote of 8-7. Proponents were Likud Knesset members Amir Ohana, Yoav Kisch, Avi Dichter and David Amsalem;...
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It's completely new, developed in Israel, and the first infant MRI anywhere on the planet is in the NICU at Shaare Zedek Medical Center Jerusalem / המרכז הרפואי שערי צדק. Senior Neonatologist Dr. Alona Bin-Nun of the Wilf Children's Hospital explained the new machine to Mayer Fertig, chief communications officer at the American Committee for Shaare Zedek. https://youtu.be/bBhfc7g1m3o
Masked Palestinians demonstrate in front of the headquarters of the Agency for Refugees in Balata refugee camp in protest against the policy of Scott Anderson, director of UNRWA in the West Bank, on Sept. 17, 2017. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Members of the U.S. Congress are demanding the State Department make public a key report that includes precise figures on the number of people who became refugees in the 1948 War of Independence. The existence of the State Department assessment, compiled and classified under the Obama administration, was first disclosed by theWashington Free Beacon six months ago. Lawmakers say the report could...

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