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The Youngest Holocaust Survivor

Erika Nissanoff was born on October 17, 1944 in a Nazi hospital in Austria. Her miraculous birth and survival is a harrowing story that everyone should hear.

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They Criticized the Entebbe Rescue, Too

The Soviet and Chinese governments denounced what they called “the Zionist aggression.” United Nations Secretary-General Kurt Waldheim charged that Israel had committed a “serious violation of the sovereignty” of Uganda. 

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Jewish History: 10 Facts You Should Know About Queen Salome Alexandra

A ruler from ancient Judea's Second Temple times, she embodied nobility and righteousness.

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Some Facts About the Holocaust for Those Just Learning

Between the years 1938 and 1945 the German Nazis and their willing collaborators murdered 6 million Jews and millions of others.

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Did the USSR Invent Palestinian Nationalism?

During the Cold War, the Soviet Union spent millions funding Palestinian leaders in a proxy war between the U.S. and the USSR. But why would the USSR invest ...

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The Year We Hung Hitler

A 1946 Purim celebration in the Landsberg DP camp

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The Japanese Abraham – Commentary Magazine

There’s a bestselling book by the psychologist Robert Cialdini titled Pre-Suasion: A Revolutionary Way to Influence and Persuade. In one point in this largely non-Jewish book, we are shown a

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When the US supported Zionist territorial claims

One could ask Blinken whether “old” settlements are legal or whether it is only “any expansion” of Jewish communities that would be illegal.

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The Search for the Ten Lost Tribes

What happened to the ten tribes and where are they today?

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Elder Of Ziyon - Does Gaza Belong to the Jews? (Judean Rose)

Is Gaza a part of indigenous Jewish territory as promised to the Jews by God?

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AGHamilton Shares the Beautiful Story of 'Operation Solomon' and It's a Beautiful Start to the New Year

 AGHamilton has spent much of his time educating people on the plight of the Jewish people and battling anti-Semites as of late.

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Jews, Muslims, And An “Origin Story” Of The Arab-Israeli Conflict

The October 7, 2023, Hamas attacks on Israeli civilians, and the worldwide moral outrage that that day’s savagery generated were only paralleled by a gleeful schadenfreude that overtook many European capitals and other places around the globe, from the Ar

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Rejection of the UN Partition Plan of November 29, 1947, Was a Prequel to the October 7 Massacre

The more things change in the Middle East, the more they stay the same - Rejection of the UN Partition Plan of November 29, 1947, Was a Prequel to the October 7 Massacre

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Why Aren’t the Arabs the ‘Colonizers’?

The people braying about the alleged “settler colonialism” of Israel conveniently ignore the Arabs' history of conquest and cultural imperialism.

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On Israel and ‘Root Causes’

According to today's Hamasophiles, Gaza's leadership is justified in their terror attacks against Israel because "Zionists stole their land." Before that…

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What You Need to Know About Origins of the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Joel Pollak provides a quick run-down of the origins of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict that has erupted into a full-scale war in Gaza.

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There Is No Such Thing As 'Palestinians'

(This column is Part 1 of a series of articles explaining the fallacies that have led to the world’s leftists supporting Palestine, Gaza, and Hamas’ horrors)
The patterns of the anti-Semitic/Marxist/”...

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The Meaning of Am Yisrael Chai

We always knew how to die together. The time has come for us to know also how to live together.

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Jews Are Not “Stealing” Judea: How Progressive Myopia Inflames Antisemitism

Recognizing antisemitism is not always easy. It disguises itself behind facades that grant it respectability in different societies and cultures.

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The two main lessons of the Yom Kippur War

Israel learned not to ignore the signs of approaching war and bask in the euphoria of the achievements of the past, however great they may be. But the signs of peace should not be ignored either.

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The Conveniently Forgotten Context of Israel's Six-Day War

In 1967, Israel was invaded in a military assault with the declared goal of wiping the Jewish state off the map.

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Israelis Commemorate Exodus 1947, The ‘ship That Launched A Nation’

On July 18, 1947, some 4,550 refugees - survivors of the Holocaust - set off across the Mediterranean Sea, just two years removed from the destruction of Europe - Click the link for more details.

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The Distorted ‘Nakba’ Narrative

Comparisons to the Holocaust are misleading and appalling.

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Nazism and the Palestinians

Since Amin al-Husseini forged his alliance with Hitler, Nazism has profoundly influenced the Palestinian national movement.

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A Slaughter of Jews in Ukraine

Who perpetrated the Lviv pogrom of July 1941?

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'Exodus' immigrant's diary shows hardships of post-Shoah refugees

Miriam Sternberg Wechsler was 19 when she boarded the ship alone.

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The Chassidic Member of Parliament Who Stood Up to the Soviets

When the Sixth Rebbe was arrested, Latvian MP Mordechai Dubin took action

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The Six Day War: Six fateful days for Israel in 1967

The Six Day War saw Israel achieve a momentous victory over its Arab enemies. The ramifications continue to impact the Jewish state to this day.

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The ‘Nakba’ Narrative is Nonsense

JNS.org - In the years since Israel’s rebirth in 1948 a narrative has taken root, a story of well-armed and financed Jewish immigrants overrunning peaceful Palestinian villages, brutally expelling Palestinians from home and country. This narrative is summ

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Shattering Another Excuse for FDR's Holocaust Apathy

Contemporary defenders of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s Holocaust record argue that there was no point in bombing the railways to Auschwitz because the Germans sometimes were able to repair railway lines fairly quickly.

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Polish Responsibility for the Holocaust Was Not Minor

A New Read on Jewish Life

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Jewish National Fund reveals photos from Israel's early days of independence

  In honor of Israel's 75th Independence Day, the Jewish National Fund revealed this week special photos of the country's

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Misconceptions about Warsaw Ghetto Uprising abound, says historian Zachary Mazur

Ahead of a lecture commemorating the 80th anniversary of the uprising, Mazur told JNS that “there is plenty of ignorance” about the uprising and its context.

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How the Palestinians got their name

The Palestinians can call themselves whatever they want, but they cannot hijack 3,000 years of history.

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Just where on earth was 'Palestine'?

Exposing the media myth: Palestine - a land of authentic 'splendour' filled with indigenous Palestinians. Or was it? Have a read inside.

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First Came the Zionists, THEN Came the Palestinians...

The Palestinians like to tell everyone they lived in "Palestine" since dinosaur times then the bad Zionists came from Europe and displaced them. This is a ve...

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HRC Op-Ed In The Hill Times: History Doesn’t Support Giving Israel An ‘Occupier’ Label

HRC’s Op-Ed entitled: “History Doesn’t Support Giving Israel An ‘Occupier’ Label” was published in The Hill Times on Wednesday, January 25,

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New exhibit on DP camps showcases ‘extraordinary energy’ of the Jewish people

“You see this extraordinary power of their will to live, to create a future for their children and themselves that is connected to their heritage to their traditions,” said Jonathan Brent, YIVO CEO and executive director, of the exhibit at United Nations

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Jewish Soldiers Helped Liberate Palestine From the Ottoman Empire

Tombstones in the Trumpeldor Cemetery in Tel Aviv. Photo: Ovedc via Wikicommons. A recent article from National Library of Israel …

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Israel at 75: The ancient love story between the Jewish people and their homeland

History has not always been kind to the Jewish people, but the ongoing Israel adventure feels downright miraculous, writes Gil Troy

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'The great unpunishment': How, why so many Holocaust perpetrators got away with it

Fewer than 600 of those who enacted the Holocaust received heavy sentences after WWII. David Wilkinson's docu explores how the mass of Nazi criminals, collaborators escaped justice

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Making sense of the great Mizrahi exodus

The history and memory of the Jews expelled from Arab countries has been suppressed in order to demonize Zionism.

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Why Hanukkah Made Western Civilization Possible

Hanukkah made western civilization possible by preserving idea of one God instead of pagan beliefs of many gods. Holiday is more than just a Jewish victory.

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Islamist Terror; Journalistic Error

In a valuable new book, historian Richard Landes argues that Western reporting on the Second Palestinian Intifada helped to seed a misunderstanding of terrorism.

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The Temple Mount: Whose Is It?

Palestinian Arab terror groups charged that the Jewish presence on the Mount was improper, infringed upon Arab Muslim right, had to cease.

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I Was Robbed of 70% of the Land of Israel

This is the kind of information that most people simply don't know and those that do, are too dishonest to discuss it. It is important for you to read and then share it out. It's time to reclaim the n

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The Failed British Double-Cross of Israel

Heretofore overlooked British General Staff documents demonstrate that the oft-marginalized Lehi leader Avraham ‘Yair’ Stern’s assessment of British intentions toward Mandate Palestine was correct

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Israel: What happened to the 1947 UN Partition Plan?

How the Palestinians rejected sovereignty, part 2: The UN partition plan

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The One Week of World War II That Gave Rise to the Modern Middle East

This week marks the 80th anniversary of three seismic events in North Africa that would change the shape of the entire Middle East. On November 8, 1942, Britain and the U.S. launched Operation Torch—the invasion of French North Africa (today Morocco and Algeria).

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How Ken Burns Misuses the Holocaust

Ken Burns’s documentaries blend striking visuals of still photos or archival film with colorful and often insightful analysis and narration. But his skill as

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Auschwitz Was Not Bombed Because the World Didn’t Care

The sign “Arbeit macht frei” (“Work makes you free”) is pictured at the main gate of the former Nazi concentration …

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The first Jew to escape Auschwitz helped save 200,000 lives -- but few know his name

Rudolf Vrba should be celebrated for his role in preventing the deportation of many of Budapest's Jews, says UK author Jonathan Freedland in his new book, 'The Escape Artist'

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Elder Of Ziyon - There was a single Muslim poem about Jerusalem written before 1967. It is about revenge against Crusaders.

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American filmmaker Ken Burns has a Palestine problem

Why is Burns trying to disqualify Palestine from the conversation? Why resort to a technicality about sovereignty in order to try to push Palestine out of the discussion?

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The Jewish 'nakba' was greater than the Arab • Point of No Return

The following is an extract from one chapter, including footnotes, from The  Industry of Lies  by Israeli journalist Ben-Dror Yemini. It is an insightful and concise must-read. The book was published by Norwegian pro-Israel group Med Israel For Fred (MIFF

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Memo to Secret Police Chief Reveals Hunt for Chabad’s Soviet Underground

What does a top-secret post-war memo to Stalin’s MGB boss tell us about the Soviet campaign against Chabad?

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A Ceasefire Line Is Not a Border for a Palestinian State: Debunking the Green Line Myth

In a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post, noted Israeli activist and journalist Gershom Gorenberg referred numerous times to the Green Line as

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How Did Jews Flee to Israel from the Arab World?

A look at some of the brave souls who risked their lives to reach Israel before and just after the state's founding...

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Elder Of Ziyon - Jewish immigrants weren't "white" in the US as recently as 1952

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Decades After Serving, Jewish Lieutenant Receives World War II War Medals

Jewish men, women and children march with bundles down the main thoroughfare in Krakow, Poland, during the liquidation of the …

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The Holocaust was not just another genocide

Antisemitism education in schools is not up to the job and requires deep and urgent reform

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Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Yamit: The Forgotten Expulsion (Judean Rose)

Candid interview with Isser Coopersmith about the evacuation of Yamit.

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Ashkenazi Jews Are Middle Eastern - JIMENA

On a genetic level there is virtually no difference between Ashkenazi, Sephardic and Mizrahi Jews except that Ashkenazi Jews have slightly more European admixture reflecting our long sojourn on the European continent dating back to Roman times and even ea

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History: Who stole Palestinian land? Jordan did!

The Hashemites had no connection to the land until the Arab revolt, and then Abdullah was imposed on the residents by imperial Britain.

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100 Years Ago This Month: When Congress Embraced Zionism—Unanimously

One hundred years ago this week, the United States Congress unanimously embraced Zionism.

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Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered on 81st Anniversary

Young Iraqi Jews who fled to pre-state Israel following the 1941 Farhud pogrom in Baghdad. Photo: Moshe Baruch Jewish groups …

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The Jewish nation's capital throughout history - Jerusalem

Islamists artificially inflate Islam's link to the city, but Islamic terrorism turned Jerusalem, literally the City of Peace, into a bloody battleground and thus forfeited any claim to share in the city's destiny. Op-ed.

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Yom Yerushalayim: Correcting a Historical Injustice

Israel’s first prime minister David Ben Gurion. Photo: Wiki Commons. JNS.org – How are we to understand the meaning of …

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The Untold Story of a Paratrooper Who Captured Jerusalem in 1967

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Jerusalem's Supreme Muslim Council, Headed By Grand Mufti Hajj Amin Al-Husseini, In 1925: The Al-Aqsa Mosque Compound's 'Identity With The Site Of Solomon's Temple Is Beyond Dispute'

The Haram Al-Sharif Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the old city of Jerusalem, known to Christians and Jews as the Temple Mount, is a focal point of tensions between Israel and the Palestinians.

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Secret UK propaganda campaign stoked Israel hatred to appear authentic

Declassified files show Britain attempted to sow division between Moscow and its Arab allies using fake reports blaming both sides for Egypt's defeat in the 1967 Six Day War

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When Arabs Became Palestinians

Israeli troops overlook Jerusalem’s Old City, during the Six-Day War, June 1967. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. With the recent eruption of …

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The Jewish Nakba: basic facts have been abandoned and forgotten

This week in the run-up to 14 May, the  day when  Israel’s independence was declared 74 years ago, articles about the Palestinian Nakba are already proliferating. Not one mentions the greater nakba of Jewish refugees driven from Arab countries. In fact on

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Israel, 1948: Vidal Sassoon in Combat

Not long before becoming the world's most famous hairstylist and building a business empire, Sassoon fought for Israeli independence. He lost friends, gained confidence, went weeks without a shower, and literally never learned the Hebrew word for 'retreat

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History of US State Department Shows ‘Jewish White Privilege’ Is a Myth

US State Department Truman Building. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On April 12, 2022, the State Department published its 2021 “Country Reports …

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Revealing the truth behind al-Aqsa and 100 years of lies

You would think that after nearly 100 years of history repeating itself, the media would catch on, but alas the last few weeks proved otherwise.

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Elder Of Ziyon - In 1938, "Nature" published a paper saying Jews can't easily be good physicists - but Arya

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We're all obligated to remember the victims of the Holocaust

  "Dear Berthe, this is already the fourth day. I am on the train car now. I hope, my child,

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The Incredible Tunnel of King Hezekiah

According to the Biblical story, Hezekiah launched one of the most technologically complex operations in all of ancient history.

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Elder Of Ziyon - The Holocaust is Not the Reason for the State of Israel

Should the Holocaust serve as justification for the founding of the State of Israel?

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BBC, the revision of history and the invention of Ancient Palestine

Ancient Palestine existed 3000 years ago - that's according to a BBC2 historical documentary that has been seen almost 10 million times.

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Pretending the Kindertransport was a part of a 'noble tradition' is ignorant of history

Special provision was made for children because Britain refused to let in their parents

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Remembering the Anschluss

Adolf Hitler and Hermann Göring. Photo: German Federal Archives Eighty-four years ago — on March 12, 1938 — Austria was …

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Jews fled Ukrainian pogroms for Egypt and the Levant

All eyes are on the war in Ukraine. An overwhelming number of Jews are among those expressing support for its beleaguered civilians – and rightly so. But it must not be forgotten that the Jewish people and the Ukraine have a  checkered history. Even befor

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Russia-Ukraine war: Remember the good, bad of Ukrainian Jewish history

Ukraine is home to a rich Jewish history, as well as a dark past of death, pogroms, persecution and more.

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"Surplus Jews" no longer

Eighty years ago this week, 700 Jews drowned because no one in the world would take them in

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The Real Ethnic Cleansing in Sheikh Jarrah That Has Been Struck From Media Reports

When two people were injured and six arrested during clashes in the eastern Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah/Shimon HaTzadik on February 13,

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The Nazi roots of Arab anti-Semitism must not be denied

It is not Haj Amin al-Husseini’s effect on the Nazis that Yad Vashem chair Dani Dayan ignores, but rather, the Mufti’s impact on the Arabs.

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The Palestinian myth explained and analyzed

Are Palestinian historical claims to the geography a lie? Read and decide for yourself. Opinion.

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Not Just The Mufti - the real extension of the Palestinian-Nazi collaboration | by Adin Haykin

When did the Palestinian Nazi connection really begin?
Was it limited only to the famous encounter between the Mufti and Hitler?
And how much did this connection affect Palestinian nationalism in the…

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Elder Of Ziyon - 75 years ago: Zionists helped defeat racial segregation in Baltimore

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Tracing the history of Tel Aviv through its street names

Named for politicians, poets, heroes and heroines, the streets of Tel Aviv tell a fascinating story.

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Desmond Tutu and the Jews

Former Archbishop of Cape Town and veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu holds a mass at Cape Town’s Anglican St George’s …

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A Call to Action: Join the Maccabees

A giant menorah is lit up to celebrate Hanukkah, the Jewish festival of lights, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Dec. …

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World will 'throw us to the dogs': Yom Kippur War papers reveal Golda's despair

48 years on, declassified papers show PM Meir feared abandon by int'l community: 'They don't like Jews, let alone weak Jews'; State Archive publishes 1,300 pages of transcripts

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Pillars and Myths - destroying the false narrative of the 1948 Nakba

The 1948 Arab defeat was a self inflicted disaster and the Nakba narrative spread by anti-Israel activists is a myth - here is the proof.

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Parole for Sirhan B. Sirhan? RFK’s help for Israel drove his assassin

If Sirhan is allowed to walk, then others who seek to murder for political issues can expect to avoid serving their full sentences. Op-ed.

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History: Should’ve Kept Those Jews | City Journal

Troubling FBI statistics and recent anti-Semitic incidents should remind the U.S. that other countries have lost their Jewish populations—to their own detriment.

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No, Israel was not the aggressor at June 1967

One of the most heated debates in the context of the Six-Day War in June 1967 and perhaps also in the context of the entire Israeli-Arab conflict is the question of what caused this war. According to…

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Bobby Kennedy’s Admiration for Israel

The senator’s unwavering support for the Jewish state strengthened American-Israeli ties—and ultimately led to his assassination by a Palestinian gunman

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Here’s THE TRUTH About the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict (A Comprehensive History)

Go to https://expressVPN.com/Ben and find out how you can get 3 months of ExpressVPN free!From biblical times to today, Ben takes us through time to explore ...

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Six Day War: When Israel reclaimed Jerusalem, its eternal capital

HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE: Retracing the 54-year-old events leading to Israel's stunning 1967 victory

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A Personal History of Sheikh Jarrah and Arab Violence Against Jews

Israeli security forces work at the scene of what police said was a suspected car-ramming attack, at the entrance to …

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A brief history: Israel did everything it could for peace and was rejected. Over and over again.

It is essential to know that the Palestinians turned down two concrete Israeli offers of peace according to their own demands, ending the occupation and creating a Palestinian state.

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Jerusalem During the War of Independence—Now in Color!

The blockade of Jerusalem began during the first few days of the War of Independence, spreading from the Old City's Jewish Quarter to the rest of Jerusalem. These color photos from 1948 show us what life was like in the city that was cut off from the rest

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Israel’s Critics Are Right: ‘Sheikh Jarrah’ Exemplifies the Arab-Israeli Conflict, and Arab Jew-Hatred

The entrance to the Jerusalem neighborhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Photo: Tamar Hayardeni/Wikimedia. JNS.org – Last week, anti-Israel forces went into …

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INTO THE FRAY: When did Palestine become Palestine?

The Palestinian Arabs’ claim for sovereignty over what they now insist is their long yearned-for homeland arose only after 1967—i.e. when it came under Jewish administration.

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The Holocaust truths left out of the history texts

The story school history books leave out tells how the US and Hitler cooperated in the crimes committed against the Jewish people. Op-ed.

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Can We Really Picture Auschwitz?

As memories of the Holocaust fade, one survivor’s images remain vivid.

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Winston Churchill in Palestine – 100 years on

“The establishment of a Jewish National Home in Palestine will be a blessing to the whole world.”

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The Palestinians Compare Israel to the Nazis, But They Were the Real Collaborators With Hitler

The mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, meets with Adolf Hitler in 1941. Photo: German Federal Archives via Wikimedia Commons. …

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Germany sorry for snubbing William Cooper and Australian Aborigines' League's protest at Nazi persecution of Jews

The German government has apologised after its consulate in Melbourne refused in 1938 to accept a letter of protest from the Australian Aborigines' League about Nazi attacks.

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Stop whitewashing FDR's abandonment of the Jews

Documents show that State Dep't officials briefed the president on their efforts to keep refugees out. FDR simply did not want Jews.Op-ed.

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Ancient Muslim Texts Confirm the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem | Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs

Jerusalem Center researcher Nadav Shragai responds to modern-day Muslim and Palestinian fabrications about the Jewish Temple in Jerusalem with the

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Judea Pearl: A Lesson for Seth Rogen (and All Jews) on Early Zionists and Arabs

The Israeli flag at the Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Hynek Moravec via Wikimedia Commons. Seth Rogen’s interview on Marc …

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Lamentation: The Second Temple-era list of Temple priestly families from a stone tablet in Yemen

Tonight and tomorrow is Tisha B’Av, the saddest day of the Jewish calendar that commemorates the destruction of the two Temples and many other tragedies that befell the Jews throughout the centuries.

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Were Jewish children taught that Palestinian Arabs didn’t exist, as Seth Rogen claims?

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