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History | History

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

History | History

The Temple Mount: The Astonishing Israeli Concession of 1967

In a triumphant moment, Israel’s flag was hoisted over the newly conquered Temple Mount—then quickly taken down.

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

19 Facts About Moroccan Jews - Jewish Life

At times, they were welcomed, and at times, they were persecuted, but the Jewish presence remained throughout.

Politics | Debunking Lies

At Harvard, Facts Are For Losers - by Dara Horn

It turns out that nobody’s SAT scores can provide immunity to propaganda.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

It Is NOT Israel Independence Day But Israel REESTABLISHMENT Day

Israel did not become independent from anyone. Jews waited for the British to leave

News | News

Elder Of Ziyon - More photos of Palestinian destruction of priceless antiquities on the Temple Mount; Israel Antiquities Authority shrugs it off

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

History | History

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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

As Palestinians Destroy Jewish Holy Sites, Media Focus On Fake ‘Attacks’ on Al-Aqsa Mosque

Palestinian rioters this week twice damaged Joseph's Tomb, a Jewish holy site under Palestinian Authority control.

History | History

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.

History | History

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

History | History

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.

History | History

"Surplus Jews" no longer

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

Politics | Opinion

Jewish history is under attack

The Jewish heritage been committed to remember our past, treasure our traditions, and pass them on to future generations. When we remember, we can ensure the world the world never forgets.

History | Archeology

Archaeology proves Jews are indigenous to the Land of Israel

As early as the 19th century, excavations discovered definitive connections of Jews to Israel as far back as 3000 years ago.Op-ed.

History | History

The Palestinian myth explained and analyzed

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

Politics | Opinion

Whoops, Whoopi: the Holocaust was all about race

The celebrity's ignorance reflects the twisted views of an alarming number of people

Politics | Debunking Lies

The Jewish people alone created Israel, not the Holocaust and not the UN

Four facts that put the lie to the tidy narrative that the creation of Israel was a result of European guilt. Op-ed.

History | History

20 years before the Holocaust, pogroms killed 100,000 Jews - then were forgotten

'In the Midst of Civilized Europe' by Jeffrey Veidlinger revisits the brutal violence in 1918-1921 that portended a genocide of Europe's Jews, and was soon overshadowed by it

News | News

In Jerusalem Traffic Stop, Police Discover Bronze Artifacts Taken by Bar Kochba Rebels From Roman Soldiers

A Roman-era bronze jug for serving wine. Photo: Yoli Schwartz / Israel Antiquities Authority Israel has seized ancient artifacts believed …

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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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Jews in the Wild West

10 surprising facts about Jews in the American Frontier.

Politics | Debunking Lies

Palestinian Leaders' Fabrications About Ancient Israel Go Unchallenged By Media

As a growing body of evidence confirms the Jewish people's ancient connection to Israel, Palestinian leaders continue to distort history.

History | History

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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Last Known Survivor of Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Leon Kopelman, Dies at 97

A Polish soldier lays a wreath during the commemoration of the 78th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, amid the …

History | Archeology

3,000-year-old inscription bearing name of biblical judge found in Israel - The Jerusalem Post

The inscription features the name "Jerubbaal," a Jewish leader from the Book of Judges, as well as dates from around 1,100 BCE.

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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

History | Archeology

Jewish History: The Israeli woman to whom the stones spoke

Eilat Mazar, 64, helped uncover the truth about Jerusalem’s past and King David’s realm. Her critics never forgave her for it, but her achievements made Jewish history.

History | History

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 …

History | History

Winston Churchill in Palestine – 100 years on

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

Miscellaneous | Chabad

11 Russian Chassidic Songs That Uplift the Soul and Enliven the Spirit - Jewish History

Russian, Belarussian, and Ukrainian peasants
were a source for beloved songs, sometimes with Hebrew or Yiddish added.

History | History

The Jews who fought back during the Holocaust

Our communal sense of history and peoplehood give us the strength to continue while our enemies fall by the wayside. Op-ed.

History | Archeology

Ancient cloth with Bible's purple dye found in Israel, dated to King David's era

3 scraps from 1,000 BCE, earliest such finds in region, point to Edomite kingdom described in Bible; vibrant and lasting 'royal' dye, mark of the elite, comes from murex sea snails

Miscellaneous | Chanukah

Why Insist on Depicting a Straight-Branched Menorah? - Questions & Answers

Despite the depiction of the Temple menorah on the Arch of Titus, Chabad makes a point of depicting the menorah with straight, diagonal branches. Why?

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Modern Maccabees: Scope of Jewish resistance to Nazis highly underestimated

Display at London’s Wiener Holocaust Library from December 8 reveals often underestimate rescue efforts and armed uprisings, as Jews fought back against their persecutors

News | Antisemitism Watch

Students for Justice in Palestine Rewrites and Distorts Jewish and Israeli History

Perkins Library at Duke University in Durham, NC. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. Over the summer, Duke University’s Students for Justice in …

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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.

History | History

Special vessels show Jewish continuity in Israel after Roman destruction

The use of chalkstones vessels did not stop with the destruction of city in the second century CE as previously thought, but continued in the Galilee for at least two more centuries.

Politics | Judea & Samaria

The New York Times uneasily admits that the "West Bank" is Judea

.The New York Times has an interesting article about Israelis managing to harvest dates from the famous Judean date palm, planted with seeds that are over 2000 years old:

History | History

It’s Time to Recognize the Contribution of the Jewish Resistance to the Rescue of the Jews of France

Léon Blum, the Jewish socialist politician who served as Prime Minister of France, led the efforts of the “Vichy 80” …

Politics | Judea & Samaria

Why The West Bank Is Not ‘Palestinian’ Land

The community of Beit El in Judea and Samaria. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. “Who can challenge the rights of the Jews …

History | History

When George Washington Met Moses

Scholars of religious freedom have called Washington’s letter to Moses Seixas and the congregation a milestone in human rights. For the first time, members of religious minorities were granted full partnership in the nation they inhabited as a matter of p

History | History

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 …

History | History

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.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why Seth Rogen’s Anti-Israel Rant Matters

Seth Rogan told Marc Maron that support for Israel is outdated thinking. His opinion rests on a deep ignorance of the history of Israel and the Jewish people.

History | History

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

Blogging about Israel and the Arab world since, oh, forever.

Miscellaneous | Judaism

How Two-and-a-Half Tribes Ended Up East of the Jordan - Jewish History

Learn how Moses gave the land east of the Jordan to Reuben, Gad, and half of Manassah, on one condition.

Miscellaneous | Chabad

The Coin Toss Was Not Random - Jewish History

While he was talking,
the future rebbe took out a coin and began to flip it up into the air

News | News

Jewish group wants remote archaeological sites included in sovereignty bid

The Israeli government is facing calls from campaigners to declare sovereignty over ancient Jewish ruins on land in Judea and

News | News

Steve Kramer - Will Jewish History Repeat Itself?

Steve Kramer – Will Jewish History Repeat Itself? The Torah portion (parsha) for the week of June 13, Shelach lecha (Go up there), is well known to contain “the sin of the spies.” Moses had ordered leaders from each of the twelve tribes of Israe

History | History

'Farhud' Massacre of Iraqi Jews Remembered, 79 Years Later

Rioters during the antisemitic pogrom in Baghdad, Iraq, known as the ‘Farhud,’ June 1, 1941. Photo: Twitter. Jewish leaders and …

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Holy Jewish site of Esther and Mordechai set ablaze in Iran - reports - The Jerusalem Post

'Disturbing reports from Iran that the tomb of Esther & Mordechai, a holy Jewish site, was set afire overnight,' ADL National Director Jonathan Greenblatt tweeted.

History | Archeology

‘Year 2 of freedom’: Rare Coin from Bar-Kochba Revolt Discovered at the Foot of the Temple Mount

By: Aryeh Savir A rare coin from the from Bar-Kochba Revolt, the Jews’ revolt against the Roman Empire in 132-136 CE, was recently discovered by Israeli archeologists at the foot of the Temple Mount, north of the City of David. The rare bronze coin, dis

History | History

The Forgotten Jewish Refugees From Arab Lands | HonestReporting

Much has been written about the Palestinian refugees, but little attention has been paid to nearly one million Jewish refugees forced to flee their Arab

History | History

Elder Of Ziyon - Not only was Jerusalem never the capital of Muslim Palestine - it wasn't even a PART of what Muslims called Palestine

Here is the abstract of the academic article "Was Jerusalem Part of Palestine? The Forgotten City of Ramla, 900–1900" by Zachary J. Foster of Princeton University, published in the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies in 2016:

Miscellaneous | Diaspora

Jeff Goldblum, Terry Gross and Marc Maron get emotional tracing Jewish roots | The Times of Israel

Latest episode of PBS’ celebrity genealogy show 'Finding Your Roots' helps three celebrities discover details on their ancestors who fled anti-Semitism in Europe

Miscellaneous | Judaism

Jewish History: Who Was Amram?

Amram, son of Kehot, led the Jewish people in
Egypt and fathered three of the greatest leaders in Jewish history.

News | JEWISH COMMUNITY

The Lesson Of Chanukah Is Deeply Relevant In 2019. Here’s Why.

The Jewish holiday of Chanukah — that’s properly spelled “Chanukah” and not “Hanukkah,” by the way — began last evening. At some point over the past century, as American Jewry grew in both rank and number and as a politically

History | History

Historian: New evidence shows FDR's bigotry derailed many Holocaust rescue plans

In his book about Franklin Roosevelt and the Holocaust, Rafael Medoff finds links between the US president's anti-Japanese stances and his policies against Jews fleeing Hitler

News | Jewish Community

A Young Girl's Yom Kippur Under Nazi Rule - Contemporary Voices

Slowly the shelter came to life. My mother got up and prepared breakfast—a few crackers with some jam we still had left. But neither my two sisters nor my mother touched the food . . .

Politics | Politics

Milano Comes Under Fire After Comparing Pence to Himmler

Actress Alyssa Milano came under fire on Sunday after comparing Vice President Mike Pence to the architect of the Holocaust, Heinrich Himmler, with side-by-side pictures on Twitter.

Politics | Politics

Concentration Camps? Stop Hijacking Jewish History | The Jerusalem post

US media has now joined the debate about concentration camps.

Politics | The "Squad"

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 …

History | HISTORY

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

This is unreal.

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

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

ToI asks the experts: What are the most important finds of Israeli archaeology? | The Times of Israel

From Dead Sea Scrolls to space-age tech, the dramatic history of the ever-developing field is indelibly entwined with that of the nation itself

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Notre Dame’s Surprising Jewish Treasures

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

History | History

Who Are the Israelites?

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

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

The Jewish History of the Tower of London - Jerusalem Post

Site acted as both haven and prison for medieval community members.

History | History

FDR wanted Jews ‘spread thin’ and kept out of U.S., documents reveal

New documents revealed by the FDR library shows the president's secret plans to resettle Jews out of Europe.

History | HISTORY

Why this Holocaust survivor still wears his concentration camp uniform | New York Post

Ed Mosberg’s hands stay steady as he slips into the striped cotton jacket and matching cap — an outfit identical to one he was issued 75 years ago, as a...

History | History

When a Jewish man was lynched for murdering a little girl, the Klan was reborn

On Thanksgiving night in 1915, Joseph Simmons and 15 men gathered at the peak of Stone Mountain, near Atlanta, Georgia. Their faces lit by a flaming cross, they declared that the Ku Klux Klan was…

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Passed over by Nazis and Communists, remnants of Ukraine's last shtetl prepare to celebrate | The Times of Israel

Numbering just 50 today, the Jews of Bershad have managed to protect their 200-year-old clay synagogue through successive despotic regimes

History | History

The Holocaust's Great Escape | History | Smithsonian

A remarkable discovery in Lithuania brings a legendary tale of survival back to life

History | History

Jewish Actor Dustin Hoffman Weeps After Discovering Great-Grandmother Escaped Soviet Concentration Camp (VIDEO) | Jewish

Famed actor Dustin Hoffman was reduced to tears on Tuesday after learning that his great-grandmother had escaped a Soviet concentration camp before starting a life for herself in America, People magazine reported. The Oscar-winning star, who is Jewish,

History | History

Correcting Mistakes About Hanukkah - The Michael Medved Show

Despite extensive media coverage and rising levels of public partying, the holiday of Hanukkah still causes confusion among both Jewish and non-Jewish Amer

Miscellaneous | Jewish

Morocco’s Rich Jewish History Analogue | Nurit Greenger | The Blogs | The Times of Israel

One of the miracles of the nation of Israel is that Jews from all over the world, with different......

History | History

Auschwitz prisoner No. A7733 finally finds his family - Israel Jewish Scene, Ynetnews

Jewish Scene: Menachem Bodner, a twin survivor of the Mengele experiments, lost his entire family when he was just a little boy. He is still searching for his twin brother, but recently found his first cousins in California thanks to a persistent genealo

News | News

Iron gate bearing Nazis' 'Work sets you free' slogan stolen from former Dachau concentration camp in Germany

Security guards at the site, near Munich, discovered that the gate, measuring 75 by 37 inches and bearing the words 'Arbeit macht frei' was missing yesterday morning.

History | History

Clinging to Judaism: Centuries after Mallorca was declared Jew-free, some still struggle to remain connected

PALMA DE MALLORCA, Spain – Sixty-five year old Miguel Sigura held the prayer book in his hands with the care of a child. Reading the Grace After Meals from the transliterated Hebrew, he stumbled on some of the words and the unfamiliar Hebrew sounds but he was not to be deterred.

History | History

20 Photos That Change The Holocaust Narrative | Pop Chassid

It's time that we looked at the Holocaust differently. Here are twenty pictures to help us do just that.