NEW YORK: September 16, 2020 – Gideon Taylor, President of the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference), today announced the release of the U.S. Millennial Holocaust Knowledge and Awareness Survey, the first-ever 50-state survey on Holocaust knowledge among Millennials and Gen Z. The surprising state-by-state results highlight a worrying lack of basic Holocaust knowledge, a growing problem as fewer and fewer Holocaust survivors – eyewitnesses to a state-sponsored genocide – are alive to share the lessons of the Holocaust. Nationally, there is a clear lack of awareness of key historical facts; 63 percent of all national survey respondents do not know that six m

Honduras to move embassy to Jerusalem

Honduras makes plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem! Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and the President of Honduras, Juan Orlando Hernandez, spoke on Sunday and agreed to open embassies in the national capitals of the two countries. In their joint statement, they expressed their hope that the move will be completed by the end of 2020. Their statement reaffirmed "the close friendship and strategic partnership" between the two countries. It also said that Hernandez congratulated Netanyahu on signing the peace agreements with the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, "as part of the peace revolution that the region is going through." Prime Minister Netanyahu expressed his appreciation for the t

Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization deal has created a new Middle East

A new Middle East. That is what was created on Tuesday at the Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization deal signed at the White House. It is a new Middle East because what Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did with the foreign ministers of the UAE and Bahrain was to create not just a new reality that brings stability to the region against the looming threat from Iran, but it also presents the world with a new vision of what is possible. It shows what can be achieved when countries who for over 70 years failed to find common ground, come together in a show of peace, normalization and solidarity. What the UAE and Bahrain essentially did on Tuesday was to abandon the ways of the past, which mandated a

Palestinian leaders to discuss ways to foil Israel-UAE deal

The Palestinian leadership remains consistent in its opposition to any peace between Arabs and Israel as the leaders of Palestinian factions hold a meeting today via video conference to discuss ways of thwarting Israeli and US “conspiracies” against the Palestinians and the recent normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates. The meeting will be held under the chairmanship of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas in his capacity as chairman of the ruling Fatah faction. The leaders of Palestinian factions are scheduled to hold a meeting today via video conference to discuss ways of thwarting Israeli and US “conspiracies” against the Palestinians and the recent n

The lessons of the Holocaust are being forgotten

In the United States, recent protests and violent riots have been infected with antisemitic discourse. The coronavirus pandemic has also led to a surge in classical antisemitic conspiracy theories and tropes, blaming Jews for the outbreak of the pandemic, and at the same for both spreading infection and profiting from the disease. This is alarming for American Jews and for all Americans as well. As the preeminent Holocaust historian Yehuda Bauer told world leaders in a speech in Jerusalem earlier this year marking the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, “‘Antisemitism is not a Jewish illness, but a non-Jewish one.” Bauer went on to describe antisemitism as “a cancer that kills a

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