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An artist depiction of the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial to be located in Ostarrichi Park in the center of Vienna. Credit: Shoah Wall of Names.

On 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht, Austria dedicates new memorial to murdered Jews

On the 83rd anniversary of Kristallnacht and in a clear gesture that it is finally taking public responsibility for its past, the government of Austria unveiled the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial, its first...
Eve Kugler exploring her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany. Credit: Courtesy.

A Holocaust survivor’s visit to her childhood home transports her to the past

Standing in the foyer of her childhood home at Reilstraße 18 in Halle, Germany, nonagenarian Eve Kugler recalled fleeing her hometown soon after Kristallnacht when she was a young girl. Now, 83 years later,...
U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield. Source: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield via Twitter.

US ambassador to UN to visit Israel, see Iron Dome and Hamas tunnels

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield plans to travel to Israel next week with her Israeli counterpart, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan. She is scheduled to meet with Israeli President...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz sucks on a lollipop while talking to Prime Minister Naftali Bennett and Foreign Minister Yair Lapid during a plenum session and a vote on the state budget at the Knesset in Jerusalem, Nov. 3, 2021. Photo by Olivier Fitoussi/Flash90.

Eating Knesset candy and drinking the Kool-Aid

Photos that emerged last week of Israeli lawmakers munching on candy for two white nights in a row served as a perfect metaphor for the kindergarten-like atmosphere of the Knesset as a whole and...

Chill out about global warming

At the United Nations Climate Summit (aka COP26) last week in Glasgow, U.S. President Joe Biden declared that climate change is “the existential threat to human existence as we know it.” Based on that...
Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tzipi Hotovely speaks at an event at the London School of Economics on Nov. 10, 2021. Source: Tzipi Hotovely/Twitter.

Israel’s UK ambassador: ‘I will not be intimidated’ by pro-Palestinian protesters

Israeli Ambassador to the United Kingdom Tzipi Hotovely said on Wednesday that she would “not be intimidated” after facing angry pro-Palestinian protesters outside of a debate held at the London School of Economics. After a...
Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz speaks at the Haaretz Democracy Conference in Jaffa, on Nov. 9, 2021. Photo by Avshalom Sassoni/Flash90.

Israeli defense minister says left-wing threats force him to change his phone every two...

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz revealed on Tuesday that he regularly replaces his phone due to threats against his life by left-wing activists. “It pains me to say it, but I replace my phone every...
Uri Geller next to a giant bent spoon outside his museum in Jaffa. Photo by Hadas Parush/Flash90.

Uri Geller Museum: A (bent) spoonful of celebrity fun in Jaffa

Two thousand twisted pieces of cutlery adorn a 1976 Cadillac parked in the new Uri Geller Museum in Jaffa. A Guinness World Record-winning bent spoon, weighing 11 tons, dominates the museum courtyard. Bending spoons through psychokinesis is,...
A Palestinian boy pedals by the closed offices of U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) during a strike of all UNRWA institutions in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip on Sept. 24, 2018. Credit: Abed Rahim Khatib/Flash90.

Report: UK cuts UNRWA funding by more than 50 percent due to incitement

Britain has cut its funding of the United Nations agency for Palestinian refugees by a little more than 50 percent, according to a report in The Guardian. Having invested some $57 million in the U.N. Relief...
A view of the Sheikh Jarrah neighborhood of eastern Jerusalem. Credit: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons.

Sheikh Jarrah family agrees to return home to Jewish owners

With an Israeli High Court decision in the Sheikh Jarrah-Shimon HaTzadik eviction dispute still pending, another Arab family living in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood has reached an agreement with the Jewish owners of its home to...