Tag Archives: Holocaust

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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Peace without normalization is not peace

After the terrorist attack on Passover eve, when Police Chief Superintendent Baruch Mizrachi was shot dead and his pregnant wife and one of their children injured by a Palestinian terrorist, it was rumoured that Palestinian “President” Mahmoud Abbas had condemned … Continue reading

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The Grand Mufti admitted the Jews did not steal land, Arafat recognized a Jewish State. How about Abbas?

At the basis of the Israel-Palestinian conflict lies the Palestinian rejection of any Jewish rights to the land of Israel itself. They view the Jews as imperialist interlopers who are not indigenous to the area and who, if worn down … Continue reading

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