Tag Archives: Holocaust

The Israel-bashers (and a surprising defence)

I present you here with some media clips in which we hear the same old same old  – Israel-bashing from the usual suspects. First, UN Watch brings us William Schabas, the biased official who was forced to step down as … Continue reading

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Remembering the Farhud pogrom in Baghdad in 1941

The Shoah, or the Holocaust, was such a huge crime with such incomprehensible numbers of victims, that it is impossible to ignore or forget. Indeed it has become almost fashionable for it to be commemorated all over the world, not … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Frankfurt and Fuerth visits, updated

I will repost part of what I posted in my previous post and add more information and photos. Frankfurt On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt where Otto and Heidi Haag (in particular Heidi) had arranged for us a very full … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5775 – 2015: Escape to the Far East

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  This year’s torch-lighters were all survivors who went on to rebuild successful lives in Israel.  As in previous years, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu warned of a … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

I missed last week’s Good News Friday post so there’s a bit of catching up to do. I’ll start this week’s post with Israel’s widening diplomatic relations in the Far east.  The Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, arrived in Israel … Continue reading

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Unsung non-Jewish heroes of the Shoah – Yom Hashoah 5774

Yom Hashoah began at sundown with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  Netanyahu pointed out the parallels of those dark times with the existential threat from Iran today: Netanyahu attempted to connect the memorial day to current events, and slammed … Continue reading

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