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Politics | POLITICS

MENKEN: Why AOC's Death Camp Defenses Are Both Dishonest And Disgraceful

You can learn a lot about a politician from how he or she defends things said off-the-cuff.

News | Antisemitism Watch

Americans Against Antisemitism produces handy comparison chart for Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

The lengths people will go to to protect our freshman class from their own words are astounding.

News | News

The Problem With Ocasio-Cortez's Shameful Ignorance Of History

Nazi analogies, like the one Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently used, are embarrassingly ignorant and diminish the suffering of millions.

History | History

British Army wishes its US counterpart a happy birthday on Twitter - Business Insider

The British Army wished its 'cousins' the US Army a happy birthday on Friday, but couldn't resist tweeting a reference to their 'rocky start.'

Entertainment | Movies

Film to Be Made About Nuremberg Trials 99-Year-Old Prosecutor Ben Ferencz | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner

Ben Ferencz, the lead prosecutor in the Nuremberg Trials that followed World War II. Photo: Screenshot. JNS.org – A film …

History | History

'Rare' WWII bomber lifted from sea 75 years after crash - BBC News

The Fairey Barracuda Torpedo Bomber was discovered by electrical engineers surveying the seabed.

Entertainment | Celebrities!

10 Famous People Who Served on D-Day - Biography

These recognizable names were part of the largest seaborne invasion in history on June 6, 1944.

History | History

Dwight Eisenhower Wrote a Letter Accepting Blame for D-Day's Failure, Just in Case | Mental Floss

"Our landings in the Cherbourg-Havre area have failed to gain a satisfactory foothold and I have withdrawn the troops."

History | History

Watch Vintage Newsreel Footage of the D-Day Landings in Normandy | Mental Floss

This 75-year-old archival footage shows Operation Neptune—the code name for the landings on the beaches at Normandy that came to be known as D-Day.

History | History

My Father’s D-Day Memories

D-Day is more than a remembrance of America’s great victory in the Battle of Normandy. It is a celebration of the Greatest Generation and the lessons they have to teach us.Like Jews repeating the story of the Passover every year for 3,000 years, we must

History | History

The Return of 'That’s All, Brother': The Plane That Led the D-Day Invasion | C-47 Plane

On June 6, 1944, a lone C-47 led the main force of the Normandy invasion. Seventy-five years later, the plane will do it again. 

History | Archeology

How Ancient Coins and Seals Prove the Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

In the face of Palestinian attempts to deny the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, ancient coins and seals prove Jewish historical ties to the holy city.

News | News

97-Year-Old Veteran Parachutes Into Normandy Again

For the second time in his life, Tom Rice has parachuted into Normandy. The veteran recreated his D-Day jump from 75 years ago.

History | History

Chasing demons: 75 years on, D-Day haunts, drives its vets

They are back, some for the first time since war stole their innocence 75 years ago on Normandy's D-Day beaches.

History | History

Trump UK visit shows special US-Britain relationship bigger than political differences, Brit Hume says | Fox News

The special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom is bigger than personal or political differences, according to Brit Hume.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Hero of Jewish Uprising at Sobibor Death Camp Passes Away in Israel at Age 96 | Jewish & Israel News

An aging road sign on the perimeter of the Nazi death camp in Sobibor. Photo: Reuters / Kacper Pempel. The …

History | History

The 20th Century’s Most Important Day Was D-Day. This Is Why. | PragerU

On June 6, 1944, Allied forces stormed the beaches of Normandy in northern France. Their goal: to liberate Western Europe from Nazi tyranny. From a distance, it might seem that victory was pre-ordained, but no one felt that way at the time. British milita

History | History

A glimpse of 19th century Jerusalem

In celebration of Jerusalem Day, the National Library of Israel takes a look back -- way back -- at the Holy City

News | Heroes & Heroines

3 unsung World War II female spies who helped make D-Day a victory - Business Insider

These three women were special forces agents who bore great risks to help make the largest amphibious landing in history a victory for the Allies.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

15 Huge Facts About Big Ben | Mental Floss

You may have snapped a photo of England’s most iconic clock, but how well do you really know the United Kingdom’s towering timepiece?

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

15 Huge Facts About Big Ben | Mental Floss

You may have snapped a photo of England’s most iconic clock, but how well do you really know the United Kingdom’s towering timepiece?

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

California City: A utopian dream turned ghost town - Curbed

A developer dreamed of transforming California desert into a futuristic dream city—then came the lawsuits.

History | History

Normandy tries to keep alive ‘infinite gratitude’ for D-Day

With fewer veterans and witnesses able to share personal memories, the French who owe their freedom to D-Day's fighters are more determined than ever to keep alive the memory of the battle and its significance.

History | History

Americans' Loss Of Interest In the Civil War Is Part Of A Disturbing Trend

In an era of historical ignorance and indifference, is it any wonder that Civil War battlefields are drawing fewer tourists?

Entertainment | Television/Film/Books

Why Herman Wouk’s ‘War’ Novels Deserve Remembrance Today

The best way to remember—or discover—the bestselling and Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Herman Wouk may be his World War II epics.

Politics | Hamas, Gaza & The West Bank

Fatah Posts Antisemitic Al Jazeera Video After Network Takes It Down

A still from an antisemitic video broadcast by Al Jazeera’s online platform. Photo: Palestinian Media Watch. The Fatah party, which …

Science & Technology | Science & Space

When Apollo 10 Nearly Crashed Into the Moon

Apollo 10 marked NASA’s last step before going for the full lunar landing with Apollo 11. But the practice run came close to failure.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Historic Funeral Held for 2,000-Year-Old Jewish Bones Desecrated by Arab Looters

A funeral 2,000 years in the making was held for human remains from an ancient burial tomb near Jericho’s Hasmonean Palace.

History | History

Quiz: US Citizenship Test - Could You Pass? - Washington Times

An important part of the application process for becoming a US citizen is passing a civics test, covering important U.S. history and government topics. There are 100 civics questions on the naturalization test. During the interview process, applicant

History | History

Snoopy to the Moon! Apollo 10 Commander Looks Back on Historic Flight 50 Years Ago | Space

This is the 50th anniversary of NASA's Apollo 10 mission, which is often referred to as a dress rehearsal for the Apollo 11 lunar landing.

History | History

5 Bizarre Habits Of Royals Through History - History Extra

Henry VIII had people kiss his bed linen every morning to make sure it was not covered in poison, plus four more weird royal behaviours through history…

History | History

100 Years Ago in Photos: A Look Back at 1919 - The Atlantic

Please take a moment to look back at some of the events and sights from around the world a century ago.

News | Israel לב ישראל

Everyone needs to know the truth about the West Bank - and here it is

People refer to the West Bank as "occupied." But is that even what it's called? Are the Jewish people occupying their own land? Here are all the answers!

Politics | Opinion

War Crime!: Placing a Note in the Western Wall

I urge all visitors to join me in a conspiracy to violate the UN Security Council Resolution...Obama, himself, engineered the Resolution. He pushed it through the Security Council despite some reservations by other members, including Egypt, which

News | Antisemitism Watch

Rashida Tlaib’s Unbelievable Lies – Tablet Magazine

There’s always kind of a calming feeling I tell folks when I think of the Holocaust, and the tragedy of the Holocaust, and the fact that it was my ancestors — Palestinians — who lost their land and some lost their lives, their livelihood, their human dign

Politics | Omar/Tlaib/Ocasio-Cortez

GAME OVER: Palestinian historian fact checks Rashida Tlaib, says ‘I don’t know what she meant’

"Palestinians actively resisted Jewish immigration — as they had in the period preceding the rise of Nazism."

Politics | Omar/Tlaib/Ocasio-Cortez

Rashida Tlaib Is Pushing A Terrorist Narrative About Israel

The congresswoman claims her Holocaust remarks were taken 'out of context.' But the proper context shows she’s pushing a terrorist narrative about Israel.

Politics | Omar/Tlaib/Ocasio-Cortez

Fake history: Rashida Tlaib’s grotesque distortion of the making of Israel

Everyone’s heard of Holocaust denial, but there’s a ­related phenomenon, Holocaust distortion, that ­involves taking undue credit for rescuing Jews, claims often made by nations that played a role …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Rashida Tlaib's Lies Remind Us Why Israel Must Exist

The Palestinian tragedy is self-perpetuating. And it is led by people like Rashida Tlaib, who are unable to come to terms with history.

History | HISTORY

Elder Of Ziyon: Vile: US Rep @RashidaTlaib pretends Palestinians helped Jews after the Holocaust

This is unreal.

News | News

MK to Rashida Tlaib: Palestinians gave Jews nothing but death

Israeli lawmaker blasts congresswoman's claim Palestinian's provided Jews with safe haven after Holocaust. 'Arabs gave us nothing but war.'

Visual Arts | Visual Arts

The Many, Many Theories About Leonardo da Vinci - The Atlantic

The artist, inventor, and all-around Renaissance man has been dead for half a millennium, but there’s no end to the wild sleuthing about him and his work.

Music | Music

By Any Means: A Brief History of Black Flag (Part 1: 1976-1980)

Part 1 of a 2 part essay going through the history of Black Flag along with my personal efforts to make a documentary film about the band. PART 2: 1980-1986 ...

History | History

A definitive guide to the history of medical cannabis

Last week, the UK staggered to its feet and commenced its wobbly-kneed ascent into the world of medical-cannabis, allowing cannabis-based medicines to become available on the NHS for the first time in half a century. It hasn’t been an easy ride: the UK

Travel | Israel

Ancient Jerusalem Comes To Life With 3D VR Tech In New Guided Tours | Technology News

The Tower of David museum partnered with Lithodomos VR to produce the first mobile virtual reality walking tour of Jerusalem, called 'Step into History.' | NoCamels

News | Media Bias

BBC Erases Non-Israeli Jews from Entebbe Hostages | HonestReporting

The BBC's story of the Entebbe crisis counts 94 Israelis, erasing the non-Israeli Jews also held hostage. Rather than correct, the BBC doubles down.

History | History

The False “Nakba” Narrative

The term “Nakba,” originally coined to describe the magnitude of the self-inflicted Palestinian and Arab defeat in the 1948 war, has become in recent decades a synonym for Palestinian victimhood, with failed aggressors transformed into hapless victims

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Israel News: Yes, Palestinian identity is only meant as a weapon against Israel

I sometimes see endless Twitter discussions on whether Palestinians are a people, or whether pre-Israel Palestinian Arabs were a people.

History | History

FDR's letter to the Palestine Pavilion at the World's Fair and the legality of Jewish settlements

n 1939, this letter by President Franklin Roosevelt was published by the organizers of the Palestine Pavilion at the New York World's Fair....

History | History

The Invention of ‘Palestinians’

Why was it, wondered Walid Shoebat from Bethlehem, that 'on June 4th 1967 I was a Jordanian and overnight I became a Palestinian.'

History | History

Ilhan Omar and the Myth of Jewish Hypnosis

A conspiracy theory with ancient roots and a bloody history.

Politics | Resources

Rabbi Sacks on the Intrinsic Link Between Antisemitism and Anti-Zionism | The Jewish Press

This video explores the connection between Jews as a people, Judaism as a religion, and Israel as a state. It also shows how this connection is intrinsic to the link between antisemitism and anti-Zionism; something too often overlooked or misunderstood.

History | Archeology

2000 Year Old Jewish Settlement Unearthed in Beer Sheva | The Jewish Press | 28 Adar II

The excavation discovered for the first time evidence of Jewish daily life in the ancient city.

History | Archeology

Hasmonean-Era Village Discovered, Proof of Jewish Connection to Jerusalem

Archaeological excavations at the Hasmonean village in Sharafat. Photo: Israel Antiquities Authority. JNS.org – A large Hasmonean-era Jewish agricultural village was …

History | Archeology

Archaeologists unearth 2000-year-old Hebrew 'Jerusalem' inscription - Jerusalem Post

The find is the first written evidence of the name "Jerusalem" found on a column drum dating from the Herodian period.

History | Archeology

Recently uncovered Jewish Revolt coin shows rebels aware of impending disaster

Minted on the eve of the destruction of the Second Temple, coin discovered in City of David excavations reads, 'For the Redemption of Zion'

History | Archeology

Archeology is changing the (sur)face of Jerusalem - Jerusalem Post

Archaeology provides the most powerful proof of the authenticity of Jewish history and the connection between the Jewish people and the land of Israel, and particularly, Jerusalem.

History | Archeology

Netanyahu intervenes to save Temple Mount sifting project

Days after archaeological site said it would close for lack of cash, PM steps in, saying funding will continue

History | Archeology

Archaeologists get set to dig at Masada, after 11-year hiatus

Tel Aviv University Team will excavate rebel dwellings, Herod’s gardens in month-long expedition at UNESCO heritage site

History | Archeology

As U.N. Ignores Jewish Ties to Holy Site, Israel Produces Ancient Evidence - NYTimes.com

As Unesco, the United Nations cultural organization, approved a resolution on Wednesday that ignored a Jewish connection to an ancient, hotly contested holy site in Jerusalem, the Israel Antiquities Authority produced a rare papyrus fragment from the seventh century B.C., written in ancient Hebrew, that mentions Jerusalem by name.

History | History

Why Mother's Day Founder Anna Jarvis Later Fought to Have the Holiday Abolished | Mental Floss

Years after she founded Mother’s Day, Anna Jarvis realized that she had lost control of the holiday she helped create.

Science & Technology | Social Media

What If a Girl in the Holocaust Had Instagram? | Israellycool

Here in Israel, billboards have appeared on the Ayalon Highway advertising something called Eva Stories.The trailer has now just dropped on Instagram.

Gaming | Video Games

Nintendo Game Boy at 30: As fun as it ever was

Today marks the 30th anniversary of the Game Boy's release in Japan. Three decades ago, the portable gaming landscape would change forever.

News | News

92-Year-Old Ex-Nazi Guard Charged With 5,230 Counts Of Accessory To Murder

German prosecutors say they have charged a former Nazi concentration camp guard with 5,230 counts of accessory to murder. The 92-year-old suspect, whose name wasn’t released, is accused of assistin…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passover Seder to be held in Warsaw Ghetto for first time in 76 years | The Jerusalem post

Before the Holocaust, approximately one-third of Warsaw was Jewish.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Notre Dame’s Surprising Jewish Treasures

The destroyed cathedral still retains priceless art depicting Jewish heritage in France.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Study Shows a Third of Americans Think Holocaust Murders Exaggerated

The “Hall of Names” commemorating victims of the Holocaust at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Photo: David Shankbone via Wikimedia Commons. …

History | History

Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

Richard Cole, Last WWII Doolittle Raider, Dies at 103

History | History

Disney history: how has the corporation shaped our perception of the past?

Over the course of its near-100 year history Disney has repackaged, or 'Disneyfied', a number of real historical people and events. Here, historian Dr John Wills explores the real history behind six Disney films: Song of the South (1946); Davy Crockett, K

News | News

UN-Funded Social Studies Textbook Says ‘Zionist Occupation Started in 1856’

Palestinian schoolchildren sit inside a classroom at an UNRWA-run school, on the first day of a new school year, in …

History | History

The 11 most significant battles of the Second World War

Second World War battles took place across the globe; some lasting days, others months or even years. But which are the most significant? Here, Professor Evan Mawdsley from the University of Glasgow lists the battles that had the most impact upon later mi

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Allies knew of Holocaust in 1942, 2 years before previously assumed, UN documents prove | The Times of Israel

UK, US, Russia were aware of millions killed by Nazis, new book says, shedding damning light on refusal to take in refugees or try to halt slaughter

Politics | The Hall of Idiots

Ocasio-Cortez falsely says GOP changed Constitution to block FDR from re-election

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez incorrectly asserted that Republicans amended the Constitution to stop former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt from being re-elected

Entertainment | Culture/Art/Random cool stuff

Bike in the USSR: The strange history of Soviet biker gangs

The Soviet Union didn’t have Hell’s Angels, but, as you can see in these pictures, a vibrant biker subculture formed in the 1980s during perestroika.   

Science & Technology | Cool Stuff

First Moon Landing 1969 - YouTube

The video of the very first moon landing of the apollo 11 mission in 1969! Neil Armstrong was the first man to set foot on the moon with his now legenday words "One small step for man, a giant leap for mankind."

Science & Technology | Technology

40 years of Apple - in pictures | Technology | The Guardian

From the first Apple computer, Steve Jobs leaving and returning, the iMac and the MacBook Air to the iPod, iPhone, iPad and Watch, Apple’s is a rich history

History | History

12 things you (probably) didn’t know about the Wars of the Roses

The Wars of the Roses were the civil wars fought in England and Wales between the Yorkist and Lancastrian dynasties between 1455 and 1485. Though historians can’t agree on precisely when and where the conflicts concluded, the general consensus is that t

News | ISRAEL NEWS

Hero pilot from hijacked Entebbe flight dies at 95

Air France captain Michel Bacos refused to leave behind his Jewish and Israeli passengers .

History | History

'Wonder, awe, excitement': Apollo 16 astronaut describes walking on the Moon

Charles Duke watched from Mission Control in Houston when his fellow Apollo astronauts Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin made their historic Moon landing on July 20, 1969. Less than three years later he followed in their footsteps as the Apollo 16 lunar modu

Politics | Politics

Trump Wants U.S. to Recognize Israeli Sovereignty Over the Golan Heights - The New York Times

Israel claimed the territory from Syria in a 1967 war and annexed it in 1981 in a move that has never been recognized internationally.

Politics | Politics

The Electoral College Still Makes Sense Because We’re Not A Democracy

What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

America, the Moon, and National Memory

Even though we may have lost our way in a moment mired in silliness, fluff, and self-flagellation, we are indeed capable of accomplishing the unimaginable.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

As Apollo 11 moon landing anniversary nears, space fans get ready to celebrate

The countdown is on for the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and that means the appointment books for space luminaries and their fans are filling up.

News | Israel/Jewish Community

The Left Abandons American Zionism

Just after midnight, on June 5, 1968, Jerusalem born-Palestinian Sirhan Sirhan murdered U.S. Senator Robert F. Kennedy in the kitchen pantry of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Kennedy had won the California Democratic Party presidential primary earlier that evening.

History | History

The Unheard Story: Bulgaria’s Rescue of 50,000 Jews During the Holocaust | Jewish & Israel News Algemeiner.com

The Sofia Synagogue in Bulgaria’s capital city. Photo: Vassia Atanassova via Wikimedia Commons. You have probably heard of “Schindler’s List” …

Miscellaneous | Mid Century

Midcentury modern design got its start as Cold War propaganda

Before midcentury was a household name, the State Department used MoMA’s “Good Design” exhibitions to sell the American vision of consumerism abroad.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Genetic research: almost 25% of Latinos, Hispanics have Jewish DNA - Israel News - Jerusalem Post

Unprecedented genetic research undertaken by dozens of professors from around the world has provided evidence that almost a quarter of Latinos and Hispanics have significant Jewish DNA.

News | News

Palestinian Propaganda 'Self Own': A Map From National Geographic in 1947

Anti-Israel propaganda Facebook page Quds News Network has posted this 'Map of Palestine from a 1947 issue of National Geographic,' presumably in a bid to show Israel did not exist at the time

History | History

13 Facts About the War of 1812

The War of 1812 was a defining struggle for Canada, the United States, and indigenous peoples across North America.

History | History

Who Are the Israelites?

For all practical purposes, Israelite is synonymous with Jew or Hebrew.

News | The News

Edward Nixon dies. He was former President Richard Nixon's last surviving brother - CNN

Edward Nixon, former President Richard Nixon's youngest and last surviving brother, died Wednesday. He was 88.

Politics | Conservatism

The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party | PragerU

When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vander

History | History

13 Incredible Facts About Frederick Douglass | Mental Floss

The list of Frederick Douglass's accomplishments is astonishing—respected orator, famous writer, abolitionist, civil rights leader, presidential consultant—even without considering that he was a former slave with no formal education.

Politics | Politics

Ilhan Omar’s Big Lie | National Review

The Left distorts what happened in El Salvador in the 1980s.

Music | Music

The forgotten story of Pure Hell, America’s first black punk band

The four-piece lived with the New York Dolls and played with Sid Vicious, but they’ve been largely written out of cultural history

News | News

CNN and NBC agree to air ad for Oscar-nominated documentary about NY Nazi rally

Fox News rejected the ad because it was 'full of disgraceful Nazi imagery regardless of the film’s message'

History | History

Marine recalls fight for Okinawa, last major battle of World War II

Charles Voland, of Independence, was wounded in one invasion and fought in another in Okinawa during World War II.

History | History

How Wild Was Wild Bill Hickok? A Biographer Separates Life From Legend

Tom Clavin’s “Wild Bill” details the life of a legendary gunfighter whose real name wasn’t even Bill.

History | History

45 Amazing Facts About All 44 American Presidents | Mental Floss

Read on to discover which American president wanted to be a concert violinist, which carried a dictionary around in his pocket, and who burned his official White House portrait.

History | History

Old Prejudices Made New & More Subtle | National Review

Evils we thought we'd left behind return in new forms -- harder than ever to combat.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Outrage ensues over sausage-museum, hotel and theater plans at site of Buchenwald

Rikola-Gunnar Luettgenau of the Buchenwald memorial foundation said this plan shows a “lack of sensitivity” and a “lack of historical awareness.”

History | History

If the Allies had lost: Canada obtains Hitler-owned report on N. America’s Jews

Library and Archives Canada says 1944 Nazi report shows that the Holocaust was not a purely European event, but rather an operation that was stopped before it reached North America

News | News

Holocaust Knowledge Gap Is Global Crisis

A new study finds that almost half of Canadian adults (49%) could not identify a single Nazi camp or ghetto, while a majority (54%) of Canadian adults and more than 6-in-10 Canadians under thirty-five did not know that 6 million Jews were murdered during

Music | Music

Facebook teams up with Yad Vashem to commemorate Shoah victims online

New project lets online users be randomly matched to one of the 4,800,000 names recorded in Yad Vashem’s central database of Shoah victims.

History | History

Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism | JNS.org

The myth of the Arabs as innocent bystanders, who had no responsibility for the Holocaust—and indeed, paid the price for a European crime when Israel was established—is widely believed.

History | History

How Zionists Helped Destroy Segregation in Baltimore

Ben Hecht. Photo: Alchetron. After a year when Jewish and African-American relations were strained by the Black Lives Matter’s denunciation of Israel and …

History | History

American history myths: 7 things people get wrong

From the Salem witches who were burnt at the stake to the Declaration of Independence signed on the ‘Fourth of July’, American history is full of misconceptions and mistakes. Here, author Jem Duducu busts some of the biggest myths and separates fact f

History | History

How a Holocaust survivor narrowly escaped the Nazis — twice | Fox News

At 5-foot-11, Dave Hersch weighed just 77 pounds. The 19-year-old from Dej, Hungary, had been whipped, starved and forced to move 50-pound rocks for a dozen hours per day, all at the hands of the Nazis.

History | History

The First Actual Palestinian-American in Congress (and He Was Jewish)

Did you know that there was a Palestinian-American in the House long before anyone else, who was in fact the only one who was actually a citizen of “Palestine,” and who had a Palestinian passport? And that he was Jewish?

Music | Music

Chip Kinman and the Return of the Dils -

Founder tackles the shocking regroup in the wake of his beloved brother’s death

News | Antisemitism Watch

Yes, Anti-Zionism Is The Same As Anti-Semitism

For progressive Jews, it’s easy to demand that Israelis adhere to their progressive notions. In the real-world, however, anti-Zionism is disaster for Jews.

Pets & Animals | Animals

World's loneliest snail dies, and a species goes extinct

One famous snail’s death highlights the plight faced by diverse Hawaiian snails, of which there were once hundreds of species.

History | History

Quantifying the Holocaust: Hyperintense kill rates during the Nazi genocide | Science Advances

Operation Reinhard (1942–1943) was the largest single murder campaign of the Holocaust, during which some 1.7 million Jews from German-occupied Poland were murdered by the Nazis. Most perished in gas chambers at the death camps Belzec, Sobibor, and Treb

History | History

10 Things You Might Not Know About Calvin Coolidge | Mental Floss

Test your knowledge with amazing and interesting facts, trivia, quizzes, and brain teaser games on MentalFloss.com.

History | History

5 Insane Facts From History Nobody Taught You In School | Cracked.com

It's hard to take your ancestors seriously after you realize how they all smelled.

Food & Drink | Bars/Restaurants/Venues

Los Angeles’s Oldest Surviving Restaurants

I made a map of Metro Los Angeles’s oldest extant eateries based on a piece written by Nikki Kreuzer for The Los Angeles Beat titled “Offbeat L.A.: The Oldest Surviving Los Angeles Rest…

History | History

Ark of the Covenant may be hidden in Africa, biblical scholars believe | Fox News

Bible scholars believe the legendary Ark of the Covenant may actually be located in Africa after it was taken out of Israel.

News | The News

Ocasio-Cortez compares members of migrant caravan to Jews fleeing Nazi Germany | Fox News

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the star Democratic congresswoman-elect from New York, compared migrant caravan members who clashed over the weekend with U.S. border agents to Jewish families fleeing Nazi Germany and other targets of genocide. 

History | History

Every person was spawned from single pair of adults living up to 200,000 years ago, scientists claim | Daily Mail Online

Scientists from the Rockefeller University and the University of Basel surveyed genetic 'bar codes' of five million animals and deduced that we sprang from a single pair.

History | History

Lincoln and Thanksgiving: The Origin of an American Holiday

The very first Thanksgiving happened almost 400 years ago—long before the nation was born. How did it evolve into America’s quintessential national holiday? Credit largely goes to two people—one, a name you know; the other, you’ve probably never h

News | Interesting Links

Do Proteins Hold the Key to the Past?  | The New Yorker

Sam Knight on the new methods that are allowing a group of scientists to reëxamine the world’s libraries and archives, in search of the hidden lives of authors.

History | History

Presidents didn’t always pardon turkeys. Some birds became dinner.

Or sometimes they became pets, like when President Lincoln's son kept the bird and named it Jack.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Shirley Chisholm, The Rebbe and a Vision to Feed America's Hungry Children

U.S. Rep. Shirley Chisholm (D-N.Y.), the first African-American woman elected to Congress, helped expand federal food supplement programs at the urging of the Rebbe.

Health & Fitness | Wheels

These Amazing Cycling Photos Will Send You Back in Time

From the very first hobby horse to Lawson Craddock’s heroic Tour this summer, cycling has had a long and glorious history.

Science & Technology | Tech

Google is using AI to help The New York Times digitize 5 million historical photos - The Verge

Google is working with The New York Times to digitize its huge photo collection of between 5 million and 7 million photos that are kept in a storage area known as "The Morgue." Google will use AI to scan the hand- and type-written captions and s

News | The News

Trove of war posters discovered at New Hampshire library

Fragile but mostly in good condition, the posters offer viewers a glimpse of what life was like during war time.

Visual Arts | Art & Design

Art dealer’s family’s latest bid to find Degas looted by the Nazis

Descendants of Paul Rosenberg hire detectives to solve the mystery of the plundered painting

History | History

10 facts you (probably) didn’t know about the First World War

Who solved the problem of trench warfare? How did the war contribute to Britain's worst rail disaster? And were there really special battalions for short soldiers? Here, Seán Lang reveals 10 lesser known facts about the First World War

History | History

History Comes to Life Through Beautiful Colorized Photographs

"The Paper Time Machine" is a book that pulls together 124 colorized historic photos by Jordan Lloyd of Dynamichrome and Wolfgang Wold of Retronaut.

History | History

Presidential Feuds With the Media Are Nothing New - HISTORY

Journalists have angered presidents from the earliest days of America’s founding.

History | History

Donald Trump Issues Message Honoring Victims of Communism Day

President Donald Trump marked the National Day for the Victims of Communism for the second year running on Wednesday.

Miscellaneous | Interesting

Democrats as the Party of Slave Power Tyranny

The Republican surrender of the House of Representatives to Democrats and the reestablishment of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) ought to remind us of the history of Democratic tyranny.They are, after all, the party of slavery, the Klan, and segrega

Politics | Politics

The Inconvenient Truth About the Republican Party

When you think of the Republican Party, what comes to mind? If you’re like many Americans, you may associate the GOP with racism, sexism, and general inequality. It’s a commonly pushed narrative by left-leaning media and academia, but as former Vander

History | History

Palestinian Information Center’s Timeline of Jerusalem Admits Their History Begins With Islamic Conquest