Israel: The Land

by Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs THE LAND Israel, land of the Bible and the historic homeland of the Jewish people, is situated in the Middle East, along the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean Sea, and forms part of a land bridge linking three continents: Asia, Africa and Europe. In this land, the Jewish people…

Apologizing for the Inquisition

BY MICHAEL FREUND, JPOST— Last week, the Mediterranean resort city of Palma de Mallorca, Spain, was the scene of a remarkable historical event. After centuries of denial, a Spanish regional government condemned the Inquisition, and its persecution of Jews who had been forcibly converted to Catholicism. At a special ceremony, Frances Antich Oliver, president of…