Steven Ilchishin

34 Added | 11 Magazines | 15 Likes | 14 Following | 5 Followers | @silchishin | Writer, editor and researcher in the areas of Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, the Holocaust, Jewish History and Jewish/Christian Relations.

Meet Kaboom: An app that makes your Facebook, Twitter, WhatsApp messages self destruct

Move over, Snapchat. There’s a new ephemeral messaging app in town. And it works in tandem with your favorite social networks: Twitter, Facebook, …

Apps

Opposing the Iran Deal Does Not Mean Endorsing War

Those who oppose the P5+1’s new Iran nuclear deal have recently found themselves in the crosshairs. They are accused of being shortsighted and of …

Obama Administration

Horror Is Still Grappling with the Long, Dark Shadow of HP Lovecraft

A hot weekend in Atlanta with Victorian killers, zombie celebrities, and the genre's leading authors and most decked-out fans.<p>I have been a horror fanboy for as long as I can remember.<p>When I was in the second grade in sunny, sporty San Diego, I won a class prize for a "book" I wrote. Its title was</i> …

Horror

CISA: the dirty deal between Google and the NSA that no one is talking about

One of the things that civil liberties activists like to lament about is that the general public seems to care more about Google and Facebook using …

Surveillance

Texas trooper had no right to ask Sandra Bland to put out her cigarette

There was nothing “lawful” about Trooper Encinia’s order<p>Asking a woman sitting inside of her vehicle to put out her cigarette during a traffic stop is not a reasonable request for an officer to make and Sandra Bland knew it.<br>“You mind putting out your cigarette, please?,” Officer Brian Encinia asked.<p>…

United States

Chairman: Before China computer hack, OPM warned, 'Unplug it, turn it off'

China's hack into 32 million federal personnel records now stands as the biggest computer breach in American history, and threatens U.S. national …

Homeland Security

Biblical Text Deciphered From 1,500 Year Old Scroll

<b>New York:</b> Scientists have for the first time been able to read Biblical verses from a badly burned scroll that is at least 1,500 years old.<p>To date, …

Archaeology

4,000-year-old human skeleton discovered near Stonehenge

A well-preserved skeleton of a Bronze Age teenager, dating back to 4,000 years, has been discovered in a foetal position near the prehistoric …

Photos Released of Bush Administration After 9/11 Attacks: Pictures

Terrorism

The Archive of Black Marxism and the Story of Twentieth Century Black Radicalism

<i>This is the second day of the AAIHS’ roundtable on Hakim Adi’s Pan-Africanism and Communism. We began with an introduction by Keisha N. Blain and</i> …

W. E. B. Du Bois

Falsifying History on Behalf Of Agendas. “US Civil War was about Money not Slavery” | Global Research - Centre for Research on Globalization

<i>In an article on April 13, I used the so-called Civil War and the myths with which court historians have encumbered that war to show how history is</i> …

The Xbox One/PS4 Console War Officially Enters A Giant New Territory

China has officially lifted the 15-year nationwide ban on video game consoles, opening the doors for Sony, Microsoft and Nintendo to start selling the PS4, Xbox One and Wii U to the most populous nation on Earth. The Wall Street Journal reported the news first. China had been experimenting with …

Wall Street

Ancient Egyptian Handbook of Spells Deciphered

Researchers have deciphered an ancient Egyptian handbook, revealing a series of invocations and spells.<p>Among other things, the "Handbook of Ritual …

Ancient History

The religious have gone insane: The separation of church and state — and Scalia from his mind

A “strong and passionate” belief in God does real harm — look no further than the GOP or the Supreme Court<p>The headline on the News Nerd was almost too good to be true: “American Psychological Association to Classify Belief in God As a Mental Illness.” A study, the story beneath it read, had led the …

Religion

NPR Censors New Planned Parenthood Vid; Hypes Abortion Mill Vandalism

As of Wednesday morning, NPR's morning and evening newscasts have yet to cover the second undercover video of a Planned Parenthood executive …

WATCH: Over 200 New Israeli Citizens Arrive – Very Exciting!

Jul 14, 2015<p><i>The first summer 2015 charter flight has arrived in Israel, bringing over 200 excited people to start their new lives in the Holy Land.</i><p>We …

Archaeology has had an amazing month: Here are 7 of the most exciting discoveries

• Americans in almost every state saw their incomes go up last year<br>• Amazon is getting whacked following a report saying Trump wants to go after the …

Archaeology

Your 5-Minute Guide to New Zealand Wine

I know that you know about the awesome Sauvignon Blanc wines from New Zealand. And I hope you've consumed as many as you believe it necessary to have …

If You Only Read One Book About the Legacy of Slavery: ‘Slaves in the Family’

Ben Affleck tried and failed to hide a slave owner in his family tree. He would have done better to follow Edward Ball’s example—face the ugly past …

How self-publishing on LinkedIn can elevate your professional profile

It’s no secret that social media and online profiles have changed the rules of the job search game in more ways than one.<p>Data shows that 73% of …

Outrage: Putin invites Abbas to celebrate Russian victory over Palestinian Nazi heroes

From Egyptian paper Al Mesryoon:<p>Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas received an invitation from his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin to participate …

Russia

דברי רה"מ נתניהו למשפחת השכולות – יום הזיכרון התשע"ה

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu today issued a sharply worded condemnation of the West’s decision to continue nuclear talks with Iran, in …

Hangover Remedy Discovered in Ancient Greek Texts

Hiding a hangover in ancient Egypt would've taken some work. Rather than popping an ibuprofen for a pounding drunken headache, people in Egypt may have worn a leafy necklace.<p>That's according to a newly translated and published papyrus written in Greek with the recipe for a "drunken headache" cure. …

Ancient History

After 9/11, We Were All Judith Miller

Journalists owe the American people an apology.<p>If the sales of Judith Miller’s memoir are commensurate with the vituperation of the attacks on her, the royalties will mount. Her critics—they are many and loud—say the former <i>New York Times</i> reporter bears a responsibility for the Iraq war because the …

National Security

The Untold Story Behind New York’s Most Brutal Cop Killings

A <i>fter the social upheavals of the 1960s failed to trigger the vast systemic changes many protesters sought, the early 1970s saw a number of militant groups form secret underground cells that pledged to use violence in an attempt to fight for civil rights, end the Vietnam War and, in the minds of</i> …

Law Enforcement