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Babi Yar: The Emmanuel (Amik) Diamant Collection. Credit: The Central Archives for the History of the Jewish People at the National Library of Israel.

80 years later, rare photos reveal attempt to envision Babi Yar massacre

Eighty years after the Babi Yar massacre, rare images that tell the story of the Soviet-era struggle to commemorate the atrocity have been released for the first time by the National Library of Israel’s Central Archives for...
Adam Jones from Kelowna, BC, Canada, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

80 years since Babi Yar: Making sure the Holocaust is not forgotten

When my father was 6 months old, my grandparents put him in a burlap sack and smuggled him out of Ukraine as they fled the pogroms of 1921. Their destination was Poland, which they...

Refugee from Hitler Promoted Zionism in Britain and U.S.

This memoir combines journal entries of Zionist fundraiser Irma Ehrlich with the research and narrative of her granddaughter, Catherine Ehrlich, to tell the story of a strong-willed woman who migrated to England, and later...
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas addresses the general debate of the United Nations General Assembly in September 2016. Credit: U.N. Photo/Cia Pak.

Mahmoud Abbas UN Speech is All Bark and No Bite

“Peace be upon you.” Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas uttered these hospitable words to conclude a hostile speech against his usual suspect, namely Israel, in a pre-recorded speech to the United Nations General Assembly. If Abbas...
A conference in Erbil, Iraq, hosted by the Center for Peace Communications, September 2021. Source: Screenshot.

A cautionary tale about Arab-Israeli normalization

Those picking up The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 24 got some good news about the cause of peace in the Middle East. On its opinion page was an article by Sheikh Wisam Al-Harden, an influential tribal leader...
An Israel Defense Forces artillery unit near the border with the Gaza Strip, May 18, 2021. Photo by Gili Yaari/Flash90.

Palestinian terror factions: IDF shooting of Gaza suspect crosses ‘all red lines’

The joint control room in Gaza that represents several terrorist factions said the shooting of a Palestinian suspect by the Israel Defense Forces on Thursday represented a “crossing of all red lines, which will...
View of the port in Gaza City on Aug. 13, 2020. Photo by Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Expert says Gaza seaport in Sinai could boost Strip’s economy, preserve Israel’s security

When Foreign Minister Yair Lapid recently floated his new two-stage plan for developing the Gaza Strip earlier this month, a clause in the plan sounded all too familiar to Asaf Ashar, an emeritus research...
Illustration of a drone, Aug. 17, 2020. Photo by Moshe Shai/Flash90.

Hezbollah says its operatives downed IDF drone

The Hezbollah terrorist organization said its operatives downed an Israel Defense Forces’ drone on the Lebanese-Israeli border on Thursday. According to a statement by the organizations, “fighters from the Islamic resistance succeeded in bringing down...
Maj. Gen. Gholam Ali Rashid, the head of Iran's Khatam al-Anbiyah Central Headquarters. Credit: Tehran Times.

Top Iranian general: Hezbollah, Hamas, Islamic Jihad are Iranian armies

The head of Iran’s Khatam al-Anbiyah Central Headquarters said in a recent interview that Iran had created six armies outside the country’s borders, in a “corridor” stretching from Iran all the way to the...
Police near the scene of an attempted stabbing in Jerusalem's Old City, on Sept. 10, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Stabbing thwarted in Jerusalem’s Old City; terrorist neutralized

Israeli security forces thwarted a terror attack in Jerusalem’s Old City on Thursday morning, according to the Israel Police. A 30-year-old woman approached police officers stationed near the Temple Mount’s Chain Gate and attempted to...