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Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Historian was known for writing about Canada's refusal to accept Jewish refugees during the Holocaust.

Canadian Jewish historian Irving Abella dies at 82

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

One played the part of a brave cowboy and one really was a brave cowboy. Which one does today's Israel resemble? Op-ed.

Roy Rogers, Roi Rotberg and Me

FROM THE ISRAELI PRESS: Ukraine trumps Corona

So many Israelis who insist that we support Ukraine because it is the right side of history are on the wrong side of history at home.Op-ed.

FROM THE ISRAELI PRESS: Ukraine trumps Corona

“The End of History“?

Putin seems to have missed reading Fukuyana's false progressive bestseller and read Machiavelli’s “The Prince.” instead. Op-ed.

“The End of History“?

People just love dead Jews

The work of truth-telling against all odds continues in a book that has no contrived neat endings for the horrors of Jewish history..Op-ed.

People just love dead Jews

A nation of storytellers

To know who we are is, in large part, to understand the story or stories of which we are a part.

A nation of storytellers

Footprints in the sand

The path in the sand stretches out endlessly before me. Unknown but beckoning. What footprints will be left in it?

Footprints in the sand

How fares Western Civilization?

Modern Western life is a process that began in ancient Greece, while colonialism spread it to the world. A reply to multiculturalism. Op-ed.

How fares Western Civilization?

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

We see the full picture when we make a summary and the Torah, in listing the journeys, teaches us to look at things in a broad perspective.

Summarizing is the key to moving forward

The God of Israel's Hand in nature and history

Is He punishing those who most oppressed the Jewish people, throughout the ages?

The God of Israel's Hand in nature and history

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracy

Tunis University professor: Arabs rely on 'fables and myths' as sources of history without actually studying history.

Arab society can only have future by adopting science, democracyplayer

History revised is history denied

History revised is history denied

The (almost) forgotten Jews of the Wild West

New documentary covers the almost forgotten history of Jews in the American Wild West.

The (almost) forgotten Jews of the Wild West

History lesson for Kuwaiti ambassador to United Nations

Israel's UN Amb responds to complaint of 'occupation' with reasoned explanation of eternal connection between Jerusalem and Jewish People.

History lesson for Kuwaiti ambassador to United Nations

PM's son: Which 'Palestine' were they looking to liberate?

Yair Netanyahu, son of Israel's PM, offers a free summary of Israel's history to his Facebook followers. Read the full text, as is.

PM's son: Which 'Palestine' were they looking to liberate?

Ex-Pentagon spokeswoman visits Ancient Shilo in Samaria

Former Pentagon spokeswoman Dana White says she is shocked to learn how small Israel is, how Israelis can't go into Area A.

Ex-Pentagon spokeswoman visits Ancient Shilo in Samariaplayer

The pessimists among us

The pessimists among us

The tragic story of human history

The tragic story of human history

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

13th-century Yemenite Torah once owned by Brazilian emperor was removed prior to massive fire which destroyed many artifacts.

Ancient Torah scroll is safe after fire engulfs museum in Brazil

French city celebrates reopening of medieval yeshiva

French city of Rouen to celebrate reopening of oldest known Jewish building in Europe, a 12th century yeshiva.

French city celebrates reopening of medieval yeshiva

Israeli history prof’s book ‘Sapiens’ to be adapted to screen

Bestselling book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" by Israeli author Yuval Noah Harari to be made into a movie.

Israeli history prof’s book ‘Sapiens’ to be adapted to screen

Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Study finds museum distorts, minimizes President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s abandonment of Jewish refugees during Holocaust.

Study: US Holocaust Museum's new exhibit distorts FDR's record

Abraham, Moses, David might get cut from AP World History

College Board proposes controversial change to AP World History curriculum: start at the year 1450, not the dawn of civilization.

Abraham, Moses, David might get cut from AP World History

Concentration camp photo misrepresented as Arab victims of Jews

PA TV misrepresents photo of concentration camp victims as Arabs, writes Jews burned Arabs in ovens.

Concentration camp photo misrepresented as Arab victims of Jews

Surprise 86th birthday party for the guardian of Jewish Peki'in

Margalit Zinati, the only Jew left in a now-Druze town and the guardian of its ancient synagogue, celebrates her 86th birthday with hikers.

Surprise 86th birthday party for the guardian of Jewish Peki'inplayer

Palestinian history - is there such a thing?

New book seeking to clarify issue comes with most pages blank. Author: 'No historical source for existence of Palestinian people.'

Palestinian history - is there such a thing?

Thousands of Six Day War documents declassified

Israeli government declassifies thousands of documents from political and government meetings before, during, and following Six Day War.

Thousands of Six Day War documents declassified

Hassidic founders' belongings to be auctioned

Jerusalem auction house displays piece of garment belonging to Baal Shem Tov, pipe belonging to 'Holy Jew of Peschischa.'

Hassidic founders' belongings to be auctioned

Historical tanks get new life

Defense Ministry and Yad Lashiryon announce project to restore fifty historic tanks.

Historical tanks get new life

Remembering the Holocaust

New video testifies to Jewish suffering during the Holocaust, 72 years after the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Remembering the Holocaustplayer

New Geniza from Afganistan

The Israeli National Library acquires massive and unique collection of ancient Jewish documents from Afganistan.

Rare findings from ancient Jewish community of Afghanistan

Abbas: 'Bible says we were here before Abraham'

PA head exposed claiming 'Palestinians invented an alphabet here 6,000 years ago' - as his adviser claims 5,000 years of 'history.'

Abbas: 'The Bible says we were here before Abraham'player

Preserving Israeli Heritage Sites

Meet the Council for Conservation of Heritage Sites in Israel - preserving the country's rich array of historical and archaeological sites.

Preserving Israeli Heritage Sitesplayer

Will Poland revoke award from Jewish Historian?

American-Polish professor Jan Tomasz may lose state honor for arguing Poles were complicit in Nazi war crimes.

Will Poland revoke award given to Jewish Historian?

‘No Jew Has Been Here for 20 Years’

Jews tour historic Samaria site for the first time in 20 years, see Joshua’s altar from Bible times.

‘No Jew Has Been Here for 20 Years’

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

Auction find reveals that the dictator drove to give full rights to French Jewry, fashion himself as the savior of Jewish life there.

Napoleon: A Modern-Day 'Messiah'?

MK to Schulz: Temple Mount Proves This Land Ours

MK Levi, former Jerusalem police chief, speaks after European Parliament head, 'archaeology in Temple Mount proves land ours.'

MK to Schulz: Temple Mount Proves This Land Is Ours

A Look Back At Israel's History - Facebook Style

Inspiring video offers a look at Israel's past from the founding of the modern state, in the engaging 'A Look Back' format.

Video: A Look Back At Israel's History - Facebook Styleplayer

Award for Veteran Hareidi Soldier

Yaakov Laniado, who survived an angry mob, fell captive in war, and went undercover in Syria, recounts his remarkable story to Arutz Sheva.

Award for Hareidi Soldier Who Fought in Israel's Major Wars

Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’

MKs discuss the mistreatment of Jewish historical artifacts on the Temple Mount; Feiglin says neglect the result of 'emotional disconnect'.

Treatment of Temple Mount Artifacts ‘A Disgrace’