The Israeli Holocaust education institute said the end of trips to Poland is to send “a clear message of rejection of the state’s interference with the narrative of the Holocaust,” when it outlawed ‘claims of Polish collaboration’ during the nazi genocide.
By Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA
A Holocaust education institute that trains guides for study trips abroad said it will switch it activities to Ukraine from Poland following that country’s law prohibiting some rhetoric about the genocide.
The Shem Olam Institute, located in a small village in central Israel and which includes a small museum, focuses on religious life during the Holocaust, and has so far trained some 20 guides for Holocaust study trips in Poland. Continue Reading »
Since Abbas’ party is deeply fragmented and his leadership undermined with most Fatah members in Gaza defecting to Hamas and the majority of West Bank Palestinians wanting him out of office, there is no functional gov’t to lead an independent Palestinian state regardless of the antisemitic support given by the US (Obama’s gov’t), the UN and the EU.
Hamas’s Fatah and the No-State Solution by Khaled Abu Toameh
During a celebration in Ramallah marking the 52nd anniversary of the founding of his Fatah faction, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas declared that 2017 will be the “year of international recognition of the State of Palestine.” Hailing the recent anti-settlement UN Security Council resolution 2334, Abbas said he was prepared to work with the new administration of Donald Trump “to achieve peace in the region.”
For the first time in many years, Hamas permitted thousands of Fatah gunmen to hold a military parade in the Gaza Strip this week. Continue Reading »
After years of drought, the water-starved country’s hateful politics can’t allow it to turn to the one country that could really save it.
Iran’s pistachio farms are dying of thirst.
That may not, in itself, seem like major news. But it has a greater significance.
After crude oil, pistachio nuts are Iran’s biggest export, with only the United States producing more. Yet a drought lasting years, along with uncontrolled pumping of water by farmers, has created a situation where the pistachio crop is drying up.
AFP reports that:
In Kerman province in southern Iran, cities have grown rich from pistachios,
but time is running out for the industry. Continue Reading »
The tripartite alliance between Cyprus, Greece and Israel in natural gas partnerships, defense agreements and economic cooperation, could serve as a basis for an ever wider regional front.
By LESLIE SUSSER
THE PAST several weeks have seen a flurry of diplomatic activity reinforcing the tripartite alliance between Israel, Greece and Cyprus.
On January 28, the three leaders, Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu held a summit meeting in Nicosia; the day before Tsipras brought 10 of his cabinet colleagues to Jerusalem for a government to government session with their Israeli counterparts; and the day before that Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon held security talks in Athens and a month later in Cyprus. Continue Reading »
World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa to discuss regional concerns in the Middle East.
By JEREMY SHARON
The King of Bahrain has reportedly recommended that the recent designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist organization by the Gulf Cooperation Council be taken up by the Arab League as well.
World Jewish Congress VP Rabbi Marc Schneier has been received in the Gulf state of Bahrain by King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa. – Photo courtesy
King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa, head of the tiny island nation, has been one of the most ardent proponents for labeling the Lebanese Shi’ite militia as a terrorist group as part of efforts to fight back against growing Iranian hegemony in the region. Continue Reading »
Israel’s PM says millions around the world benefit from Israel “because we are center-stage in agriculture, scientific innovations, technology, & creating a better future for everyone.”
By HERB KEINON
Israel’s technological and agricultural developments to better the world are much stronger then all attempts to boycott and isolate the country, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Thursday at Israel’s exhibition at the Expo Milan 2015.
The Israeli exhibition showcases the technological advancements Israel has pioneered in agriculture, and Netanyahu said that not only have a million people who have attended the expo seen those advances, but many millions more around the world – in China, India, Latin America and Africa – benefited from them personally. Continue Reading »
Palestinian officials claim their population is growing by 1 million every few years. Israeli experts say the demographic threat is a myth facilitated by the ludicrous reliance on statistics provided by the Palestinian Authority.
By Aviel Schneider
Some 6.1 million Palestinian Arabs live between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River, 100,000 less than the number of Jews who live in the same area. That according to figures published this week by the Palestinian Bureau of Statistics in honor of “Nakba Day” – the commemoration of the “disaster” of Israel’s rebirth on May 14, 1948.
For years various Israeli experts, like Prof. Continue Reading »
WATCH the German born beauty as she spotlights her entrepreneurial side for a Tel Aviv headquartered company.
Although known for sauntering down the catwalk in risque lingerie, supermodel Keidi Klum’s unmentionables are again gaining notoriety, but this time for her “tighty whities” – or “Heidi whities.”
Wix commercial featuring supermodel Heidi Klum. – Photo: screenshot
The Israeli-founded company Wix.com has harnessed the good looks and entrepreneurial reputation of the German-born beauty in a new advertisement.
The website building platform features supermodel Heidi Klum along with actor Rex Lee in a commercial set to hit television screens on Thursday. Continue Reading »
Since both countries are high-tech nations with small populations, they have to turn to broader markets to expand and thrive.
Singapore is looking to increase its investments in Israel, and serve as a bridge to the wider Asian market.
A guest swims in the infinity pool of the Skypark that tops the Marina Bay Sands hotel towers in Singapore. – Photo: REUTERS
“We notice there’s a gap down there. Israeli companies don’t come to Asian that often. We realized that this is an opportunity for us,” said Alex Lim, Global Head of Infocomm Investments (IIPL), a new $200 million Singaporean Government backed fund to invest in start-ups & growth stage companies around the world. Continue Reading »