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History | History

What's in a Name? The Origins of Judea, Philistia, Palestine and Israel

Did the name Palestine come from the people, or did the people take their name from the place? What are the origins of Judea and Israel?

History | History

The best and worst ads that celebrated the Apollo 11 Moon landing

The advertisements honoring the Moon landing in 1969 were the Super Bowl ads of their day.

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Your brain works in space. But in 1961, we didn’t know that

Would astronauts sent into space be able to think? It was a genuine question as we embarked upon our mission to get to the Moon.

History | History

The race to the Moon was so unpopular at one point, President Eisenhower called JFK ‘nuts’

Enthusiasm for the Apollo program waxed and waned, and when people couldn’t see the value in it, they dubbed it a ‘Moondoggle.’

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Apollo 11 Moon Landing in 1969: TV Shows Celebrating 50th Anniversary

Multiple television channels including National Geographic, Smithsonian and Discovery will air special coverage throughout the month.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Hidden Herstory: The Leesburg Stockade Girls

In July of 1963 in Americus, Georgia, fifteen girls were jailed for challenging segregation laws. Ages 12 to 15, these girls had marched from Friendship Baptist Church to the Martin Theater on Forsyth Street. Never formally charged, they were jailed in sq

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

George Washington's Final Years—And Sudden, Agonizing Death - HISTORY

The Founding Father left the presidency a healthy man, but then died from a sudden illness less than three years later.

History | History

The US land forever leased to England

Every May, the US Coast Guard and the Royal Navy hold a ceremony on a sliver of North Carolina land where four English World War Two soldiers are buried.

Miscellaneous | Miscellaneous

A Pair of Dutch World War II Shipwrecks Have Disappeared Off the Coast of Malaysia | Mental Floss

A pair of Dutch shipwrecks that have been on the ocean floor for decades were stolen. Scrap metal thieves are to blame.

History | History

Apollo in 50 numbers: The cost

If the US was to beat the Soviets to the Moon, it had to spend large. The Apollo programme would end up costing many billions.

History | History

The 9 Most Overrated Battles in British History (and One Underrated One) - History Extra

What are the most overrated battles and wars in British history? From Bosworth to the Battle of Britain, Sean Lang examines the most exaggerated clashes…

Science & Technology | Science & Space

Should Neil Armstrong’s Bootprints Be on the Moon Forever? - The New York Times

With renewed interest in the moon, some say it’s time to consider whether, and how, to preserve humanity’s lunar heritage.

Miscellaneous | Interesting Links

Principal Who Tried to Stay ‘Politically Neutral’ About Holocaust Is Removed

“I can’t say the Holocaust is a factual, historical event because I am not in a position to do so as a school district employee,” said the principal of a high school in Boca Raton, Fla.

Politics | Politics

Obama, OPM defy court order

Yet another Obama Administration anti-gay Friday news dump. Kerry Eleveld of the Advocate is reporting the Obama Administration is defying the order of the chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court of ...

History | History

Israel unveils ancient road ‘where Jesus walked’ to temple | Fox News

Israel officially opened a stairway, known as "Pilgrim's Road," that Jesus is believed to have walked on in ancient Jerusalem as another place for Judeo-Christian visitors to see in the Holy Land.

History | History

Trump asks Americans to 'stay true to our cause'

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump celebrated the story of America as "the greatest political journey in human history" in a Fourth of July commemoration before a soggy but cheering crowd of...

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

Why The July Fourth Spirit of Freedom Unites America and Israel | United with Israel

On July 4, 1776, Americans chose freedom over British tyranny. On the same date 200 years later, Israel made the same decision by not succumbing to Arab terror.

Travel | Travel

Here are 10 fascinating Revolutionary War landmarks across America

Plan a visit to these 10 Revolutionary War landmarks that are both educational and fun for folks of all ages.

History | HISTORY

'Tanks' a lot: Trump 4th of July celebration isn't first time armored vehicles have rumbled into Washington

WASHINGTON – Tanks rumbled down Pennsylvania Avenue for Dwight Eisenhower's inaugural parade in 1953. John F. Kennedy deployed them eight years later – as well as missiles. Even a 1939 visit by England's King George VI prompted a splashy display of armored hardware rolling through the nation's capital.

History | History

Think Trump Is Ruining the Fourth of July? The Founders Couldn’t Even Agree on How to Celebrate It. - POLITICO Magazine

Thomas Jefferson used the holiday to burnish his legacy; others used it to jeer at George Washington; John Adams thought it was commemorating the wrong date.

History | History

The Lessons of the Declaration of Independence

The colonists’ quest for independence from the British in 1776 began with a goal: “to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them.” Declaring independence me

History | History

The Woman Who Sneaked Into George Washington’s Army - The New York Times

A rediscovered diary, now at the Museum of the American Revolution, sheds light on the life of Deborah Sampson, who fought in the Continental Army.

Miscellaneous | Interesting stories

Inside the Museum of the American Revolution

Martha Teichner reports on the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia, which features a look at how the war changed life for African Americans and Native Americans

Politics | Politics

Top 9 presidential primary debate moments in US history

As the road to 2020 heats up, here are some of the most memorable moments from past primary debates – ranging from Ronald Reagan and the Clintons to Donald Trump and Joe Biden.

History | History

Apollo in 50 numbers: The Rocket

To get astronauts to the Moon, Nasa had to build the most powerful rocket ever flown successfully. The Saturn V was just the rocket for the job.

History | History

The Myth and Fraud That There Ever Was an Arab Country or People Called ‘Palestine’ (Part 1)

In a recent Nazi outrage, Rashida Tlaib, Democrat Liar of Michigan, stated that the Holocaust has had a “calming” effect on her because the “Palestinians” “welcomed” the Jews into “their” land as a haven from Hitler. The Big Lie —...

History | History

The Myth and Fraud That There Ever Was an Arab Country or People Called ‘Palestine’ (Part Two of Two)

As noted in the prior installment, the entire “Palestine” myth is built on one Big Lie after another. Recently, the New York Times even published an article asserting that Jesus was a “Palestinian Arab.” Having spread the Big Lie for so long — half a cent

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Long Legacy of the Shoah in Scandinavia – Tablet Magazine

Within the Northern European countries that make up Scandinavia there has been a revival of active scholarship and popular interest into the treatment of Jews during World War II. The subject is very much alive in these countries and much more so than in

History | History

Nazi soldiers used performance-enhancing 'super-drug' in World War II, shocking documentary reveals | Fox News

A shocking documentary is shedding new light on just how far the Nazis and Allied soldiers went in an attempt to win World War II — including the use of performance enhancing drugs.

Politics | Politics

MENKEN: AOC Is Dividing Americans And Inciting Anti-Semitism

After Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) used “concentration camps” and “Never Again” together — a unique reference to the Nazi death camps — and then retweeted leftist Jews hoping to justify the linkage while she simultaneously denied that she ever connected them in the first instance, I honestly thought it couldn’t get worse.

History | History

Who Were the Mamluks? | History Today

The slave-warriors of medieval Islam overthrew their masters, defeated the Mongols and the Crusaders and established a dynasty that lasted 300 years.

History | History

The invention of Palestinians | JNS

In the beginning of the 20th century and continuing throughout British Mandatory rule, there was little discernible evidence of Palestinian national consciousness.

Politics | Politics

Concentration Camps? Stop Hijacking Jewish History | The Jerusalem post

US media has now joined the debate about concentration camps.

News | Israel & The Jewish Community

The Golan Heights - The History, Present, and Future Explained | HonestReporting

Situated high up on Israel’s northern frontier with Syria and Lebanon, the Golan Heights' importance to Israel cannot be understated. Learn more about the

History | History

The silence about black slavery in the Arab world | David Meir

In recent years, there has been a surge of interest in the US about a demand by certain black organizations (like Black Lives Matter) for a financial compensation by the “white” people for slavery.

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