Meet a 19-year-old Israeli conscientious objector

Meet a 19-year-old Israeli conscientious objector

Meet Tair Kaminer, the 19-year-old conscientious objector who just made Israeli history – Noam Sheizaf – The Forward 06.07.16 Last week, Kaminer made history: She was sentenced to 45 days for refusing to enlist in the IDF. This was her sixth trial, bringing her entire...
The first woman rabbi

The first woman rabbi

Regina Jonas remembered – Jewish Women’s Archive Regina Jonas, the first woman rabbi, was ordained in Germany in 1935 and served the Jewish community of Berlin before and after her deportation to Theresienstadt. After her death in Auschwitz, her story was lost for...
The Second Lebanon War 10 years on – success or failure?

The Second Lebanon War 10 years on – success or failure?

The Second Lebanon War commenced on 12 July 2006 and ended with a cease-fire on 14 August 2006, after passage of UN Security Council Resolution 1701. Was the Second Lebanon War a success or failure? – Moshe Ahrens – Haaretz 20.06.16 Past blows may be deterring Hamas...
Bibi used to ‘smuggle’ Auschwitz plans to Yad Vashem

Bibi used to ‘smuggle’ Auschwitz plans to Yad Vashem

Netanyahu unwittingly secreted original Auschwitz blueprints to Israel– The Times of Israel/JTA 07.07.16 Former editor of the German daily Bild Zeitung, then owner of the 29 drawings, reveals that he used Israel’s PM to transfer them to Yad Vashem against the wishes...
Olive oil without borders

Olive oil without borders

The report of the Quartet (USA, UN, EU, Russia) published on I July 2016 included the following as one of its ten recommendations: ‘Both parties should foster a climate of tolerance, including through increasing interaction and cooperation in a variety of fields –...