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First pure olive oil produced in 2000 years

First pure olive oil produced in 2000 years

The holiday of Hanukka is known as the festival of lights but in many respects it is also the festival of oil, specifically the olive… Read More ›

Warsaw – Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Honored By Polish School

Warsaw – Holocaust Survivor Elie Wiesel Honored By Polish School

Warsaw – In recognition of his efforts to reveal the full evil of the Holocaust and defend human dignity, a spokeswoman for a Catholic university… Read More ›

Havana – Cuban Jews Desire Close Connection With US Brethren

Havana – Cuban Jews Desire Close Connection With US Brethren

Havana – A former leader of the Havana community told The Jerusalem Post on Thursday, Cuban Jews are looking forward to closer ties with their American… Read More ›

Warsaw, Poland – Suitcases Of Auschwitz Victims’ Get High-tech Storage

Warsaw, Poland – Suitcases Of Auschwitz Victims’ Get High-tech Storage

Warsaw, Poland – Some of the victims’ 3,800 suitcases have been put into a state-of-the-art protective storage room partly funded by the European Union, says… Read More ›

New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister Of India Tweets Well Wishes For A Happy Hanukah In Hebrew

New Delhi, India – The Prime Minister Of India Tweets Well Wishes For A Happy Hanukah In Hebrew

New Delhi, India –In both English and Hebrew on Friday, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi sent well wishes and a happy Hanukah via Twitter “Wishing… Read More ›

Ramallah – More Talks On UN Bid Supported By Palestinian Leader

Ramallah – More Talks On UN Bid Supported By Palestinian Leader

Ramallah – Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of Palestine, said Thursday he supports further negotiations over a draft resolution on ending Israel’s occupation of… Read More ›

Jerusalem – Israel Says,  Jordan’s Palestinian U.N. Draft A Gimmick

Jerusalem – Israel Says, Jordan’s Palestinian U.N. Draft A Gimmick

Jerusalem – Israel’s foreign minister on Thursday described  a Palestinian-proposed U.N. Security Council draft resolution that calls for a peace deal within a year and… Read More ›

Tehran – Memorial To Iranian Jews Killed In Iran-Iraq War Unveiled In Iran

Tehran – Memorial To Iranian Jews Killed In Iran-Iraq War Unveiled In Iran

Tehran, Iran – A senior Iranian official touted the good relations between the Islamic Republic’s Jewish community and the government this week. Iranian parliament vice-speaker… Read More ›

2014 Sees 7% Increase In North American Aliyah

2014 Sees 7% Increase In North American Aliyah

A total of 3,762 Jews from US and Canada and 525 from UK fulfilled their dream to immigrate to Israel in the past year, Nefesh… Read More ›

Moscow – Putin: West Is Trying To ‘Tear Out Russian Bears Claws’ And Defang Him

Moscow – Putin: West Is Trying To ‘Tear Out Russian Bears Claws’ And Defang Him

Moscow – President Vladimir voiced confidence that the plummeting ruble will soon recover and vowed Thursday to fix Russia’s economic woes within two years by… Read More ›

Israel – Liberman Refuses Meeting With Swedish Counterpart

Israel – Liberman Refuses Meeting With Swedish Counterpart

Jerusalem -In what will surly be played as a diplomatic snub, foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman has refused to meet with his Swedish counterpart next month… Read More ›

Washington – Alan Gross Says ‘Chag Sameach’ And Thanks Jewish Community After Being Freed From Cuba

Washington – Alan Gross Says ‘Chag Sameach’ And Thanks Jewish Community After Being Freed From Cuba

Washington – — Alan Gross offered a lesson he said he learned: Freedom is not free, after he emerged Wednesday from five years of captivity… Read More ›

Washington – Obama: Secret U.S. Prisoner Released By Cuba Was A Very Significant American Spy

Washington – Obama: Secret U.S. Prisoner Released By Cuba Was A Very Significant American Spy

Washington – The U.S. spy Cuba is releasing is one of the most important intelligence agents the U.S. has ever had in Cuba, says Barack… Read More ›

Rockland County, NY – Teens Attack Jews In Mall, Charged With Hate Crime

Rockland County, NY – Teens Attack Jews In Mall, Charged With Hate Crime

Rockland County, NY – Following a group of attacks on Black Friday shoppers at the Palisades Mall last month, two Westchester teens have been charged with… Read More ›

Arlington, VA – Jewish American, Alan Gross, Released From Cuba Was ‘Tusting Fool’, Says Prayed ‘Shabbos’ In Prison

Arlington, VA – Jewish American, Alan Gross, Released From Cuba Was ‘Tusting Fool’, Says Prayed ‘Shabbos’ In Prison

Arlington, VA – Family and friends described him as: gregarious and outgoing, with a talent for picking up and playing any musical instrument, yet Alan… Read More ›

Jews like former Florida governer Jeb Bush

Jews like former Florida governer Jeb Bush

Leading his announcement with a “happy Hanukkah” and hosting a menorah lighting party, former Florida governor Jeb Bush has already secured the backing of prominent… Read More ›

Havana – U.S. Official: Cuba Releases Jewish American Businessman Alan Gross Released By Cuba

Havana – U.S. Official: Cuba Releases Jewish American Businessman Alan Gross Released By Cuba

Havana – As part of an agreement that also includes the release of three Cubans jailed in the United States,  American Alan Gross has been… Read More ›

Jewish campus groups combat sexual violence

Jewish campus groups combat sexual violence

Jewish campus groups were ready for the painful national dialogue that took place in the wake of murky rape allegations at the University of Virginia.… Read More ›

Hollywood is playing a major role in Auschwitz 70th anniversary

Hollywood is playing a major role in Auschwitz 70th anniversary

Hollywood is playing a role in commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz. The USC Shoah Foundation announced Tuesday that Hollywood heavyweights… Read More ›

World’s tallest Menorah

World’s tallest Menorah

NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joined hundreds of Jewish community residents in Brooklyn, lighting the world’s tallest Menorah at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn. “This… Read More ›