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Wikimedia posts 28,000 free photos predating Israel’s independence

28,000 historic photos taken in Israel were uploaded to Wikimedia Commons’ servers after developing program detecting images whose copyrights have expired, making them freely available to anyone.

By Omer Kabir

 

28,000 public-domain photos extracted from public and private archives in Israel are now available on Wikimedia Commons, the media sharing platform operated by San Francisco-headquartered nonprofit The Wikimedia Foundation Inc., which also operates Wikipedia.

The released photos include images documenting the early days of the Jewish settlement in what later became the state of Israel. Some examples: the graduation ceremony of the first batch of Jewish air force pilots taken in 1939 in the British airport that preceded Ben Gurion International airport, Israel’s main aerial gateway; Jewish British Army recruits training for battle in 1941; and an outdoor Torah class in 1920s’ Jerusalem. Continue Reading »

Survey: 40% of British Jews considering emigration over rampant anti-Semitism

A poll conducted by the U.K.’s Campaign against Anti-Semitism finds 90% of the British Jewish community believe Labour Party is inherently anti-Semitic.
• European Jewish ‎Association ‎appeals to EU political parties to classify ‎BDS movements as anti-Semitic‎.

By Dan Lavie

 

A new survey has found that British Jews are growing ‎increasingly concerned over anti-Semitism in the ‎country. ‎

According to data presented by Gideon Falter, ‎chairman of the Campaign against Anti-Semitism NGO, ‎‎90% of British Jews believe the Labour Party is ‎anti-Semitic and 40% are considering leaving the U.K. ‎over the rise in anti-Semitism.‎

Jeremy Corbyn seen here leading a pro-Gaza/Hamas demonstration in the summer of 2014 also later attended a ceremony at the grave of a terrorist behind the Munich Olympics massacre.- Photo: Social Media screenshot

Falter presented the data Tuesday at a European Jewish ‎Association conference in Brussels, during a session ‎on the challenges facing British Jews. Continue Reading »

Tunisia’s PM Appoints Jewish Minister of Tourism

Appointed by the Tunisian Prime Minister, the new tourism minister Roni Trabelsi, will be the second Jewish minister to have ever served in the predominantly Muslim country, after Nessim Samama, who served as the finance minister to the King of Tunis in 1860.

By Daniel Salami

 

Tunisian Prime Minister Youssef Chahed announced 13 new appointments in his Cabinet on Monday, including several ministers. The new tourism minister is Roni Trabelsi, a Jewish man who reportedly lives in France but also holds Tunisian citizenship.

Trabelsi is a prominent and successful businessman in Tunisia, dealing mostly with tourism. He owns the Royal First Travel agency. Continue Reading »

CNN Exploits Antisemitic Murders in Pittsburgh for Political Gains

Although Democrat politicians far outnumber all others in open anti-Israel and even antisemitic rhetoric, CNN opts to remain silent, clearly not looking to have a discussion about the numerous Democrat politicians fomenting antisemitism; it’s reporting places the blame for antisemitism solely on the Republican party.

By FirstOneThrough

 

The heinous slaughter of Jews praying quietly in synagogue on their Sabbath is an abomination in every way. It is not just appalling because innocent people were killed, but that the murderer’s rationale was based on the hatred of Jews.

It is right and proper for society to prosecute the killer and explore ways to keep such crimes from happening again. Continue Reading »

Facebook leads in most patent applications in Israel

Of the 6,800+ patent applications submitted to the Israel Patent Office in 2017, Facebook leads with 94 requests.
• The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion [Israel’s Institute of Technology], top the list of applications by Israeli institutions.

By Ariel Whitman

 

A total of 6,805 patent applications were submitted in Israel in 2017, the Israel Patent Office said on Tuesday.

Social media giant Facebook submitted the largest number of applications, 94, followed by cigarette maker Philip Morris (82), agricultural chemicals company Dow AgroSciences (69) and U.S. defense contractor Raytheon Company (60).

Medical student conducting research – Photo: Tel Aviv University’s Sackler School of Medicine

The technological arms of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Tel Aviv University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology topped the list of Israeli corporations that applied for patent registrations. Continue Reading »

The end of an era: Trump White House ends, ‘The Palestinian Exception’

The ‘Palestinian Exception’, practiced by the previous three US Presidents,  involved allowing the PLO, PA and their supporters a ‘free-pass’ for behavior that would have otherwise been acknowledged as illegal, but ignored simply because the perpetrators were Palestinians or activists in their stead.

By CAROLINE B. GLICK

 

When Rosh Hashanah ended on Tuesday evening, Jews discovered that over the holiday, the Trump administration had enacted two policies – one foreign and one domestic – that on their face, don’t appear to be connected. But actually, they stem from the same rationale. And both together and separately, these two policies give Jews much to be thankful for. Continue Reading »

Israel-Syria Golan demilitarization agreement in danger of collapsing

Is war looming?
IDF’s Chief of Staff toured Israel’s Golan Heights to investigate scenarios the military may execute should Syria fulfill its announced intention to return it’s army to Quneitra, part of the demilitarized buffer zone of the 1974 armistice agreement signed following the Yom Kippur War.

By Alex Fishman

 

The 1974 Separation of Forces Agreement between Israel and Syria may be in danger of collapsing, with Syria’s announced intention to return military forces to the town of Quneitra, located three kilometers from the Israeli border.

The city is located in the buffer zone between Israel and Syria, that according to the Separation Agreement is supposed to remain demilitarized. Continue Reading »

Jerusalem court indicts Jew for providing intel to PA that imperiled Arab lives

In 2015, Ezra Nawi was furtively taped, bragging that he had identified Arab land brokers to the PA security services that were selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria, knowing full well that under Palestinian law, such sales are a capital offense and Nawi claimed he knew they would be tortured and likely killed.

By Yair Altman and Israel Hayom Staff

 

The Jerusalem District Attorney’s Office has decided to indict radical left-wing activist Ezra Nawi for allegedly handing information about Palestinians involved in land sales in the south Hebron Hills region over to Palestinian security services, the state informed Nawi’s legal team on Thursday. Continue Reading »

Descendants of Nazis plan marches in 35 cities around the world – for Israel

The group founded by descendants of Nazis, March of Life, will be marking Israel’s 70th Independence Day with organized marches in 35 cities, culminating with 6,000 marching in Jerusalem.
• The group of German Christians & descendants of Nazis, work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism.

Israel Hayom

 

Thirty-five cities in Europe, the United States and Latin America will hold marches to mark Israel’s 70th anniversary next month in a series of events being organized by March of Life, a group of German Christians and descendants of Nazis who work to keep the memory of the Holocaust alive and to combat anti-Semitism. Continue Reading »

Israel’s museum’s on Jewish humor opens – So funny, you’re gonna plotz

Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People opens a new exhibit, “Let There Be Laughter,” hosting the Marx Brothers, Jerry Seinfeld, Woody Allen, Wise Men of Chelm among scores of Jewish comedians presented at the Tel Aviv exhibit.

By Maya Cohen

 

A new exhibit at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv explores Jewish humor throughout history and across the world.

A new exhibit at the Beit Hatfutsot Museum focuses on Jewish humor – Screenshot: The Beit Hatfutsot Museum of the Jewish People

The “Let There Be Laughter – Jewish Humor Around the World” exhibit, which launched over the weekend, includes film clips, stand-up performances, collectors’ items, posters, photographs and more. Continue Reading »

Today’s role of “Black Propaganda” and the Holocaust

Europe’s rise in anti-Semitism stems from an acute indifference to the horrors of the Holocaust, that stems from the lack of a proper education, the ongoing ‘black propaganda’ and disinformation still being waged against the Jews, vis-à-vis Israel.

By ADNAN OKTAR

 

The Shoah was one of the gravest tragedies in history, yet many countries were apathetic and indifferent at the time. It took quite a while for the United States to take action. The United Kingdom was aware of what was happening, nevertheless, it initially followed a policy that emboldened Hitler. Today, even though in Western countries the Holocaust has acquired its status and is affirmed in the legislation of many, things are quite different in the Muslim world. Continue Reading »

Syrian refugee baby born in Cyprus flown to Israel for successful heart surgery

Israeli surgeons successfully operate on a 3 days-old Syrian baby boy, suffering from a serious congenital heart defect.
• Baby and his Syrian refugee father were air-lifted in after Cypriot Health Ministry requested Israel’s help.

By Maytal Yasur Beit-Or

 

Doctors in central Israel performed a successful operation on Sunday on a Syrian baby who had been flown to Israel from Cyprus three weeks ago for urgent medical treatment.

The baby is recovering and is said to be in stable condition.

The baby in a special incubator on his flight to Israel in late December – Both Photos: Aviation Bridge (<— Visit website)

The baby was only three days old when he arrived in Israel to undergo a procedure to correct a serious congenital heart defect. Continue Reading »

While visiting Lithuania, Japanese PM pays tribute to Chiune Sugihara, who saved Jews

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits memorial to WWII Japanese Ambassador, Chiune Sugihara, a ‘Japanese Schindler’ who saved 5,558 European Jews from the Holocaust by disregarding his superiors in Tokyo and issued them entry visas to Japan.

By Arutz Sheva Staff

 

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday visited a memorial to a Japanese diplomat who saved 5,558 European Jews from the Holocaust by issuing visas from war-torn Lithuania, in defiance of Tokyo.

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited this former Japanese consulate in Kaunas to pay tribute Chiune Sugihara. – Photo: Bonio/Wikimedia

Abe visited the two-story building, now a museum, which housed the consulate where Chiune Sugihara worked in the Baltic state’s second city Kaunas. Continue Reading »

Israeli rescue unit assisted in 5 worldwide humanitarian operations during past week.

ZAKA chairman, “With so many incidents around the world, our goal is to overcome the dozens of obstacles & bureaucratic hurdles that make life so difficult for people in their hour of need.”

By ILANIT CHERNICK

 

Forty ZAKA rescue and recovery organization volunteers assisted thousands of Johannesburg residents after severe storms ripped through homes in different parts of the city between December 31 and January 2.

ZAKA volunteers in Johannesburg help with clean-up and relief efforts following severe storms that displaced thousands and left two people dead and over 50 people injured. – Photo: Zaka/Facebook page

The team took part in relief and clean-up efforts together with city officials and several other NGOs. Continue Reading »

Delta Air Lines forced Jews to stow religious items to prevent praying onboard

A former Delta flight attendant claims Delta, without offering a proper explanation, forced religious Jewish customers to stow their religious items in checked-in luggage, refusing to allow them to be taken on board for prayer.

By Amir Bogen

 

Delta Airlines, the world’s second largest carrier, is facing a discrimination suit by four of its flight attendants who accuse the company of discriminatory policies towards Jews.

Plaintiff Cynthia Fukelman, fired after a decade of service at Delta Airlines – Photo: Linkedin

According to plaintiff Cynthia Fukelman who was fired after a decade of service, “Delta Airlines forced religious passengers to check their hats, Teffilin, Talit and other religious garment in the plane’s undercarriage, and did not allow them to carry them aboard the plane so that they could pray. Continue Reading »