Holocaust Survivor Testimony: Andrei Calarasu

BY ISRAEL NATIONAL NEWS— Andrei Calarasu is one of the six torch lighters who participated in the official openeing ceremony of this year’s Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. Yad Vashem, The Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Authority presents his story. Andrei was born in 1922 in Botosani, Romania as Bernard Grupper, son of Zalman…

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PM: 'World doesn't understand lessons of the Holocaust'

BY GIL SHEFLER, JPOST— The world has not learned the lessons of the Holocaust but Israel has, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said on Sunday, at the beginning of Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day. Speaking at the official state ceremony held at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem honoring the six million Jews murdered by Nazis and…

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Israeli-Palestinian Negotiations Doomed?

BY JONATHAN SCHANZER, POLITICO— Palestinian activists have hailed the unity deal between Hamas and Fatah on April 27 as a positive outgrowth of the Arab Spring. If the reported deal, brokered by Egypt, ends the internecine war between the two most powerful Palestinian factions without a shot fired, it would be cause for celebration in…

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A traumatic Pessah in Jerusalem, 1948

BY DOROTHY BERMAN , JPOST In early November 1947, Dorothy (Devora) Berman of Glasgow, aged 20, set sail for Palestine to participate in the “Machon LeMadrichei Chul” (Institute for Diaspora Youth Leadership) training program of the Jewish Agency in Jerusalem. The program was held in conjunction with the Jewish National Fund. This was one of…

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Lieberman: Be cautious about Fatah-Hamas unity

BY TOVAH LAZAROFF, JPOST— Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman on Friday urged the European Union to be cautious and measured in its approach to the reconciliation between Fatah and Hamas. “Europe must demand that Hamas comply with the Quartet conditions, which it helped formulate: Recognition of Israel and the cancellation of the section in the Hamas…

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