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Daily Archives: November 19, 2021

Chief prosecutor Benjamin Ferencz presents documents as evidence at the Einsatzgruppen Trial. Credit: Uunited States Holocaust Memorial Museum/Courtesy of Benjamin Ferencz.

House introduces bipartisan bill to award Nuremberg trials prosecutor with Congressional Gold Medal

A bipartisan group of the members of the U.S. House of Representatives introduced a bill on Thursday to award a Congressional Gold Medal to the last living prosecutor of the Nuremberg trials. The bill was introduced by...
Erich Isaac, seated in jeep (front left) during the War of Independence, 1948. Credit: Isaac Family.

Erich Isaac, 93, fighter for Israel’s independence, Zionist activist, prominent geographer

One of the last of the Jewish Fighters for the Freedom of Israel (Lehi) and first chairman of Americans for A Safe Israel (AFSI) passed away on Nov. 5. He was 93 years old. Dr....
In Paris, the Chabad on Campus floating lounge serves during the day as a space where Jewish students can study, relax or attend a Torah class; at night, it becomes the location of choice for Parisian Jews to celebrate engagements or birthday parties. Credit: Chabad.org/News.

A floating Chabad center on the River Seine

In the 13th arrondissement of the City of Light, where classic Baroque and Belle Époque architecture meets modern high-risers, boats of all kinds dot the left bank of the River Seine. The Paris neighborhood, home...

The Discreet Charm of Grey

Often underrated, grey is a great colour. For some, it evokes mediocrity and sadness. For me, it is not only discreetly elegant, but it also conveys maturity. Not for nothing is it the colour that hair takes...
Iván Duque durante su reciente visita a Israel Foto archivo Juan Pablo Bello Presidencia de la República de Colombia

The president of Colombia condemns the use of symbols allusive to the Holocaust

"Any apology for Nazism is unacceptable and I condemn any manifestation that makes use or reference to symbols alluding to those who were responsible for the Jewish holocaust that took the lives of more...
Photo: Gage Skidmore from Peoria, AZ, United States of America, CC BY-SA 2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Gosar Is Censured But Why Not Omar and Tlaib?

We cannot argue with Nancy Pelosi: “When a member uses his or her national platform to encourage violence, tragically, people listen.” Whenever her Democratic colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives bash Israel and by...
Polish President Andrzej Duda. Credit: Grabowski Foto/Shutterstock.

Heard again: Cries of ‘Death to the Jews!’ in a Polish city

In her recent co-authored book Philo-Semitic Violence: Poland’s Jewish Past in New Polish Narratives, the Warsaw-based literary scholar Elzbieta Janicka recounts an episode from Poland’s past that sheds a great deal of light on Poland’s...
Flags of Hezbollah fly during a funeral salute. Credit: Shutterstock.

In unstable Lebanon, Hezbollah’s amassing of force continues

Lebanon, the least stable country in Israel’s environment at this time, is home to Iran’s strongest proxy, Hezbollah, which continues to get stronger despite the many crises plaguing its host country. Lebanon’s multi-faceted dysfunction at...
Yahya Sinwar, leader of the Palestinian Hamas movement, gestures during a rally in Beit Lahiya on May 30, 2021. Photo by Atia Mohammed/Flash90.

United Kingdom declares entire Hamas organization as terror group

United Kingdom’s Home Secretary Priti Patel announced that she is seeking to declare the entire Hamas organization as a terrorist group. While the military wing of Hamas, known as the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades, is...
Israeli President Isaac Herzog (center), and Nefesh B’Nefesh co-founders Tony Gelbart (left) and Rabbi Yehoshua Fass cut the ribbon at the dedication ceremony of a new aliyah campus in Jerusalem for the organization, Nov. 16, 2021. Credit: Courtesy.

Nefesh B’Nefesh inaugurates campus in Jerusalem to better serve new immigrants

The aliyah-facilitating organization Nefesh B’Nefesh inaugurated a new, state-of-the art campus in Jerusalem at a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Tuesday. Among those present included Israeli President Isaac Herzog, Minister of Aliyah and Integration Pnina Tamano-Shata, Ashkenazi...