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IDF Chief of General Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi (left) and IAF commander Maj. Gen. Amikam Norkin (right) promote 105-year old IAF founding member Alex Ziloni to the rank of colonel, Feb. 19, 2021. Source: IDF Twitter.

105-year-old IAF founding member promoted to colonel

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Israel’s top military brass was on hand Friday for the promotion of Alex Ziloni, 105, to the rank of colonel in honor of his “many decades of dedication to the State of Israel,” the...
Dr. Sun Yat-Sen. Credit: Flickr/R. Barraez D'Lucca.

Pro-Zionist letter by ‘father of modern China’ Sun Yat-Sen resurfaces in Israel

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The original, signed copy of a letter written by Dr. Sun Yat-Sen, considered to be one of the greatest leaders of modern China, expressing support for Zionism has been rediscovered in the archives of...
“Selection” of Hungarian Jews on the ramp at Auschwitz II-Birkenau in German-occupied Poland, May-June 1944, during the final phase of the Holocaust. Jews were either sent to work or to the gas chamber. Credit: Yad Vashem Photo Archives, Jerusalem.

Polish court ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups

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A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens...
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The forgotten refugees of the Middle East

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Nov. 30 is the day Israel designates for commemorating the 850,000 Jews who fled from Arab countries and Iran following World War II. This year, like every year, the governments now ruling those lands...
The Yiddish newspaper “Australier Leben” will become part of a free digital collection, October 2020. Credit: The National Library of Australia.

180 years of Australian Jewish news to be accessible online

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A brand-new initiative will digitize and open free digital access to 180 years of Australian Jewish newspapers, including more than 200,000 pages from Jewish communities across the continent. The project is a collaboration between...

September 16, 1614: Frankfurt Jews Expelled

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Frankfort-on-the-Main, some 400 years ago... The city of Frankfurtwas even then an important center of business and trade. It was famous for its annual trade fairs, when merchants from far and near came to buy...
The Austrian Parliament Building in Vienna. Credit: Jean Fonseca via Wikimedia Commons.

Austrian Holocaust survivors’ descendants to be eligible for citizenship from Sept. 1

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The descendants of Austrian Holocaust survivors will be eligible for Austrian citizenship starting next month, the Austrian Embassy in Israel announced earlier this week. The measure extends to survivors’ children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. “All direct...
Muslims visit at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City on Feb. 28, 2020. Photo by Sliman Khader/Flash90.

‘Arabs, not Jews, founded and built Jerusalem’

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A Jordanian institute presented a new spin on regional history over the weekend, claiming that it was the Arabs—not the Jews—who founded Jerusalem in biblical times. According to Saudi daily Arab News, a position paper by the...
The equestrian sculpture of George Washington at the center of Washington Circle, on the boundary of the Foggy Bottom and West End neighborhoods in Washington, D.C., June 17, 2010. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

The problem when revisionist history becomes official dogma

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Angry mobs of activists are roaming American streets pulling down or defacing statues of historical figures. In some cases, governments and private institutions are joining their efforts by agreeing to take down examples of...

Johan van Hulst: Dutch teacher who saved 600 Jewish children and babies from Nazis...

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Johan van Hulst was a Dutch Christian who, up until World War II, had already committed to helping children with his life — as a teacher, school director, university professor, and author. But when...