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Daily Archives: September 29, 2021

Jewish Infighting Contributed to Fall of Jerusalem in 70 CE

Intrigue, maneuvering, scheming, plotting, and murder highlight the years from Herod’s reign to the Jewish rebellion against Rome, beginning in 66. Herod, the Great, acting more like the King of the Jews than a...

September 29, 1941: Babi Yar massacre begins

The Babi Yar massacre of nearly 34,000 Jewish men, women and children begins on the outskirts of Kiev in the Nazi-occupied Ukraine. The German army took Kiev on September 19, and special SS squads prepared...
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33,771 murdered Jews: The Babi Yar nightmare

77 years ago, Dina Levina was at Babi Yar, a ravine just outside of Kiev, Ukraine, where she witnessed one of the largest massacres of the Holocaust. The massacre was the largest mass-killing under the...
From left: Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) address U.S. President Donald Trump's remarks on Capitol Hill. Credit: Screenshot.

The Squad loves dead Jews: Support for Hamas implies nothing less

“People Love Dead Jews: Reports from a Haunted Present” is the title of Dara Horn’s new book. I happened to receive a copy last week just as anti-Israel members of Congress were doing their...
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After Afghanistan: Taliban Power, Palestinian Terrorism and Islamist Sacrifice

“History is an illustrious war against death.” – José Ortega y Gasset, Man and Crisis (1958) Afghanistan and “Palestine”: Newly Emerging Linkages At first glance, there are no obvious connections between the Taliban victory over the United States in Afghanistan and...
Blue and White Party No. 2 speaks at the Israel Allies Foundation’s annual Chairman’s Conference., Dec. 9, 2019. Photo by Avi Hayun.

FM Lapid to depart on official visit to Bahrain

Upon the invitation of his Bahraini counterpart, Minister of Foreign Affairs Yair Lapid will travel to the Kingdom of Bahrain tomorrow (Thursday, 30 September 2021) on the first official visit by an Israeli minister...
Former Israeli defense minister Naftali Bennett at a press conference in Ariel, in Judea and Samaria, on Jan. 26, 2020. Photo by Sraya Diamant/Flash90.

PM Bennett Speaks to HMO CEOs

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, today (Wednesday, 29 September 2021), spoke with the CEOs of Maccabi Healthcare Services, Clalit Health Services, Leumit Health Care Services and Meuhedet Health Services. Health Ministry Director General Prof, Nachman...
Monument to the murdered in Babi Yar, Kiev. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Isaac Herzog to travel to Ukraine for first state visit as Israel’s president

Israeli President Isaac Herzog will head to Ukraine next week for the first state visit of his presidency, according to an official statement. During his visit, which will take place between Oct. 5 and Oct....
Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar. Credit: Israeli Air Force.

Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar named next Israeli Air Force chief

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz on Monday announced the appointment of Maj. Gen. Tomer Bar as the next commander of the Israeli Air Force. Bar is slated to replace IAF chief Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin. Bar...
Olive trees in Kfar Baruch, a moshav in northern Israel, Apr. 14, 2017. Photo by/ Lior Mizrahi/Flash90.

Report: Most tree species in Israel safe from extinction

A report assessing the state of trees worldwide has found that 30 percent of species are threatened with extinction. But, only two out of Israel’s 60 or so tree species are threatened—constituting a mere...