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Israel says ancient papyrus supports its claim to Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli archaeologists have made public a fragment of an ancient text which they say is the earliest Hebrew reference to Jerusalem outside the Bible - a discovery the government swiftly enlisted as evidence of the Jewish connection to the holy city.<p>The 11 cm by 2.5 cm (4.3 by …

Israel

UN Rewrites Jewish History, and Jews Look on the Bright Side

Israel loses vote, but picks up much-needed support.<p>A resolution adopted by a United Nations committee that essentially denies any historical Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem received widespread condemnation last week. The absurdity of the resolution, however, may end up giving …

Israel suspends ties with Unesco over motion that downplays Jerusalem links

Netanyahu called draft resolution that uses Islamic names for Muslim and Jewish holy sites ‘absurd’, as Israelis saw language as latest example of UN ‘bias’<p>Israel has suspended cooperation with Unesco, a day after the UN cultural agency adopted a draft resolution that Israel says denies the deep …

Israel

Germany's post-war justice ministry was infested with Nazis protecting former comrades, study reveals

Germany's post-World War Two justice ministry was infested with ex-Nazis hellbent on protecting their former comrades, according to a new official study released Monday.<p>Fully 77 per cent of senior ministry officials in 1957 were former members of Adolf Hitler's Nazi party, a higher proportion even …

UJA's Big Event 2016 with Bob Saget

Bob Saget<p>Actor, comedian, writer, director, producer. Born on May 17, 1956, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. In his long career in the entertainment …

Full text of Benjamin Netanyahu’s eulogy for Shimon Peres

<i>The full text of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s eulogy for former president and prime minister Shimon Peres, at Peres’s funeral in Jerusalem,</i> …

Arab world sheds no tears for Peres

Mourned internationally as a peacemaker, Israeli ex-president Shimon Peres's death has met with official silence in most Arab countries, where public opinion vilified the Nobel laureate as a "war criminal".<p>Of the 21 Arab states, only two -- Egypt and Jordan -- have full diplomatic relations with …

Jewish and Chinese: Explaining a Shared Identity

The ancient Jewish community of Kaifeng, in central China, was experiencing a cultural and religious revival until a recent government clampdown, which has brought a ban on collective worship and forced out foreign Jewish groups. Moshe Yehuda Bernstein is a researcher based in Perth, Western …

Peres funeral: The handshake between Abbas and Netanyahu was a footnote

<b>(CNN) —</b> <i>Nic Robertson is CNN's international diplomatic editor.</i><p>A picture says a thousand words.<p>But in the case of the carefully choreographed handshake just feet from the casket containing the body of Israel's ninth president, a thousand words might have been better.<p>As the world watched Shimon …

Read President Obama's Moving Eulogy for Shimon Peres

President Barack Obama spoke Friday at the funeral for former Israeli Prime Minister Shimon Peres.<p>Peres was part of the founding generation of …

Israel

Israel pays Turkey $20 million over flotilla raid: official

A Turkish official has said Israel has paid millions of dollars in damages for the storming of a Gaza-bound flotilla in 2010. Relations between the …

Israel

Nuremberg’s lesson 70 years later: Evil isn’t just immoral, it’s illegal

Seventy years ago this weekend, an international military tribunal here rendered judgment against 22 senior Nazi defendants for the most systematic global assault on national sovereignty and civilians in the history of humankind.<p>Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice seized the world's attention …

Iraqi Kurds reject anti-Israel rhetoric to hold vigil for 'friend of Kurdistan' Shimon Peres

Relations between Israel and Iraqi Kurdistan have strengthened since Saddam Hussein fell in 2003.<p>Hundreds of people attended a two-day memorial …

American And Israeli Jews Are Strongly Connected But Sharply Divided

The Pew Research Center takes a look at Jewish life in Israel and the United States.<p>American and Israeli Jews have much more than an ocean dividing them.<p>Four out of five Jews in the world live in either Israel or the United States. And while these two groups feel a strong emotional connection to …

Father of West Point Graduate Killed in Tel Aviv Stabbing Attack: Palestinian Authority Use of American Funding to Reward Terrorists Must Be Stopped

Interview<p>Taylor Force, who was murdered in a Palestinian stabbing attack in Tel Aviv in March 2016. Photo: Facebook.<p>The father of an American tourist …

Why Movies Keep Going Back to the Holocaust

This year it's "Denial" starring Rachel Weisz and a new documentary from Ken Burns, but they may not hit Oscar's soft spot.<p>When making Oscar …

Birthright Israel: 'A gift from 1 generation to another'

For some young Jews, it's almost become a rite of passage: taking a free trip through Birthright Israel.<p>Since the organization launched 16 years ago, it's brought 500,000 Jews to Israel. They come from 66 countries, but about three-fourths are American. The only requirement is that participants be …

Trudeau's Delegation To Shimon Peres Funeral Praised By Israeli Officials

OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau won the approval of his Israeli hosts for the size and quality of Canada's delegation to Friday's funeral of …

Vaxil: From Tel Aviv to Toronto, is this your ticket to investing in immunotherapies?

Vaxil Bio Ltd’s (CVE:VXL) ImMucin treatment teaches the body’s immune system to attack cancer cells.<p>It is the latest of a string of cancer …

Look Left: Anti-Semitism and the UK

Fellow left-wingers, we need to talk.<p>Anti-Semitism on the Left is a <i>real</i> thing. Deal with it.<p><b>It is possible for anti-Semitism to exist on the Left</b><p>We …

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New York's Met is sued over Picasso sold in Nazi, Fascist era

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan was sued on Friday for the return of a Pablo Picasso masterpiece allegedly sold under duress in 1938 because of Nazi and Fascist persecution in Europe.<p>A complaint was filed in Manhattan federal court by the great-grandniece of Paul …

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‘I stopped Netanyahu from catastrophic attack on Iran’ – Peres’ statement concealed ‘til death

In a statement that was not to be made public until his death, the former Israeli President told Jerusalem Post he stopped PM Benjamin Netanyahu from …

Wow: Obama Gets Rid of Israel

<i>U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a memorial service for former Israeli President Shimon Peres at Mount Herzl national cemetery in Jerusalem,</i> …

Shimon Peres claims from beyond the grave that he stopped Netanyahu from attacking Iran

Shimon Peres claimed in a secret interview two years before his death that he intervened to stop Benjamin Netanyahu from launching airstrikes against Iran which could have triggered a wider Middle East war.<p>Mr Peres, who died this week and was buried Friday at a funeral attended by dozens of world …