Tag Archives: Holocaust

Poland rewrites its history of the Shoah

The new Polish legislation to criminalize anyone who claims that Poland played a part in the Shoah has outraged all Jews from across the world, as well as angering genuine historians.  The fear is that Poland is attempting to whitewash … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Friday is here once again thank goodness, and it’s time for another Good News Friday edition. Let’s start with a great morale boost from none other than the British Defence Secretary (!) who hailed the UK’s amazing relationship with Israel: … Continue reading

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The British Betrayal of the Balfour Declaration and the Mandate

#Balfour100 … it is imperative that Israel and its friends insist on a full accounting of Britain’s record…. Proud Britain may be, but Israel cannot forget that in May 1939 the British unilaterally abrogated the Balfour Declaration, shutting down Jewish immigration to Palestine. This act had no legal foundation. Continue reading

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An officer and a gentleman – and a historian

My cousin’s son Noam Corb is something of a legend in our family. This young man, only 21 years old, and a combat officer in the IDF, has become a not-so-amateur historian and researcher of the Shoah. He got the … Continue reading

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Yom Hashoah 5777 – 2017: the denial of history

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem.  where President Reuven Rivlin reminded the world that: “The gas chambers were not built ‘as a crime against humanity’, they were built for the purpose of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Fridays always seem to run away with me, and I’ve just about got time for a Good News Friday post. Let’s start this week’s post with some light: Israel’s iAID international aid organization is providing solar panels to a Yazidi … Continue reading

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