Video: Michael & Inna Rogatchi. For the Name and the Place. Reflections on the Holocaust:

Musical video-essay featuring MICHAEL ROGATCHI’s In the MIRROR of SHOAH series of original oil paintings and INNA ROGATCHI’s BLACK MILK & DARK STARS collection of fine art photography and collages reflecting the Holocaust in the metaphorical way. The album of the artistic couple has been completed by Inna Rogatchi in commemoration of the 60th anniversary…

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Why does America’s largest cell carrier call Israel ‘Palestine?’

By Karen McDonough/JNS.org— When Mark Rosenblatt touched down at Ben Gurion Airport in Tel Aviv April 5 and powered on his cell phone, he got the surprise of his mobile technology life. Rosenblatt received a text message from his cell phone carrier, Verizon, reading, “Welcome to Palestine.” “I did a double take,” said Rosenblatt, a…

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Russian envoy, Foreign Ministry to discuss recognition of J’lem as capital

By Herb Keinon, Jerusalem Post— Russia’s Ambassador to Israel Alexander Shein is expected to meet in the coming days with senior Foreign Ministry officials to discuss the significance of its surprise announcement earlier this month to recognize west Jerusalem as the capital of the Jewish state. Shein is expected to tell his interlocutors that Moscow…

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‘Israel must be ready for confrontation with Hamas this summer’

By JPost— Israel should get ready for a possible escalation with Hamas in the summer, according to Housing and Construction Minister Yoav Gallant on Sunday. “We must be prepared for a confrontation with Hamas this summer,” he said, speaking to Army Radio. A member of the security cabinet and a former IDF general, Gallant continued,…

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Magog, Meshach, Tubal, Persia and Today

By Bill Wilson, Daily Jot— A possibly significant prophetic event occurred over the weekend when voters in Turkey passed a referendum to afford the country’s president near dictatorial powers by replacing the nation’s parliamentary system with a presidential government. Associated Press reports that some 18 changes will “allow the president to appoint ministers, senior government…

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Anti-Semitism: Out of hibernation and traveling at warp speed

By Earl Cox, JPOST— After a hiatus of relative calm, anti-Semitism has been accelerating at an alarming pace across the globe. Its most ominous surge is in Europe, Australia and North America—those traditional bastions of equal rights. All is not quiet on the Western front. Global anti-Semitism rose 30 percent in 2013 and 40 percent…

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The perplexing Middle East labyrinth vs. Western policy

By Ambassador (ret.) Yoram Ettinger, “Second Thought: a US-Israel initiative”   1. In the pursuit of peace, alliances and interests, western policy-makers tend to sacrifice perplexing Middle East reality on the altar of oversimplification and wishful-thinking, which has fueled regional fires. 2. According to the Lebanese-born Prof. Fouad Ajami, former Director of Middle East Studies…

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