Today is Yom HaAtzmaut - Israel's Independence Day. Please click on the article below to watch a heartwarming 3 minute video, in which the Israel Defense Forces and US Navy bands surprised an Israeli Holocaust survivor in a first ever joint social media project. To mark both Israel’s 72nd Independence Day and the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Dachau concentration camp, the joint band played Israel’s national anthem, Hatikva, for a survivor of Dachau. U.S. Vice Pre
Israel begins Yom HaZikaron, the annual Day of Remembrance, with a national moment of silence and comes to a stop for a second time the next morning. This year, because of coronavirus restrictions, Memorial Day ceremonies will be different.
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Israel observes Yom HaZikaron, the annual Remembrance Day, from the evening of Monday, 4/27, through Tuesday, 4/28,
during which time it mourns its fallen soldiers and victims of terrorism. This year, the observance is held, for the first time, without visitors at military cemeteries across the country due to restrictions in place during the coronavirus pandemic. The Defense Ministry’s Families and Commemoration Department said that in the past year, 42 people have been reco
Ahead of Holocaust Remembrance Day, which begins Monday evening, the Central Bureau of Statistics on Sunday released data on the number of Jews worldwide. According to the CBS, there were 14.7 million Jews at the end of 2018, just shy of the 14.8 million there were in 1925 but still significantly fewer than the 16.6 million there were on the eve of World War II in 1939, and the Holocaust in which six million Jews were systematically murdered. The 6.7 million Jews in Israel ac
CTech – The Israel Innovation Authority is spearheading the formation of a new tech innovation lab to promote investments in the field of digital health with an emphasis on pharmatech and artificial intelligence. The government’s tech investment arm issued a call for proposals on Sunday, inviting companies to submit a proposal and join a competitive process to establish and operate the lab that aims to help Israel in the diagnosis and treatment of the coronavirus (Covid-19) p
In the famous trial of Adolf Eichmann, who headed the Gestapo Department for Jewish Affairs, 1,506 documents were filed by the court as "smoking guns" against Eichmann. They show how he insisted on reaching every single Jew, how he tried to cover up the extermination by using the phrase "special treatment," how he fumed that in his opinion, there were too few Jews on the death trains. And how he personally ensured that children were also sent to Auschwitz. Sixty years after E
In April, we commemorate the 100th anniversary of when Jewish historic rights to the land of Israel became Jewish legal rights!
The San Remo Conference, convened in Italy from April 19 until April 26, 1920, converted the Balfour Declaration of 1917 into a binding international treaty, setting the stage for the League of Nations Mandate, which was approved in 1922.
The foundation of Jewish legal rights established through San Remo were preserved in Article 80 of the UN Chart
(JTA) — Two Minnesota high school students were criticized for sharing a video titled “Me and the boys on the way to camp,” which photoshops them dancing in a Nazi boxcar and happily skipping into Auschwitz, on the video social media platform TikTok. The video contains humorous music whose lyrics include “Tell everybody I’m on my way.” In response, the two boys shown in the video — posted by a high school student from Nicollet High School in Nicollet, Minnesota — were assigne
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The coronavirus crisis is stirring anti-Semitism around the world, fuelled by centuries-old lies that Jews are spreading infection, researchers in Israel said on Monday. The findings, in the annual report on Anti-Semitism Worldwide by the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University, showed an 18% rise in anti-Semitic incidents in 2019 over the previous year. In the first few months of 2020, far-right politicians in the United States and Europe and ultra-conserv