Category: Massacres and Disasters

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

Torching of Queen Esther’s, Mordechai’s Tombs in Iran

Tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai in Hamedan, Iran

Members of the Jewish community of Iran managed to get the message out to world Jewish leaders that the tomb of Queen Esther and Mordechai, in Hamedan, Iran, was torched over the weekend by an “arsonist.” The reason may be that while the Iranian government added the sit to its National Heritage List in 2008, …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, social media, US Politics

Tlaib Tweets About the Holocaust Without Mentioning Jews

Congresswoman Rashida Tlaib

On the eve of last week’s Yom HaShoah, the day that Israel memorializes Jews murdered in the Holocaust, notorious antisemite, Rashida Tlaib, the congresswoman from Detroit, tweeted a photo of a memorial candle, with a message that pretends to feel bad about the Holocaust while never mentioning the word “Jew.” This #HolocaustRemembranceDay—and every day—we pay …

Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

Coronavirus: Are More People Dying Than We Know?

caregiver with elderly patient

Our eyes have been on Israel during the global pandemic. The Jewish State took precautions much earlier than other countries, and there have been fewer cases and fewer deaths. But all may not be as it seems. According to Ynet, a senior official of Magen David Adom says the number of deaths may be higher. …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, World Politics

City of York Marks Jewish Genocide with Song

Cliffords Tower, York, UK

York, in the UK, hosted a commemoration event marking the 830th anniversary of the massacre of the city’s Jewish population. It’s good that the UK is “owning” its antisemitism, still endemic today. The description of how the event played out is, however, a bit disturbing. “Attendees will be invited to listen to music and readings, …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, terror, World Politics

France: Too High, Not Responsible for Murder of Halimi

Sarah Halimi

A French court has absolved Sarah Halimi’s murderer: The court relieved Kobili Traore, 29, of criminal responsibility for his slaying of Sarah Halimi, whom Traore pummeled for about an hour while shouting about Allah and calling her a demon before throwing the 60-year-old physician to her death from the window of her third-story apartment. It did …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters

Survey, Survivors, Scholar say Holocaust Could Happen Again

Auschwitz Holocaust Museum

Antisemitic incidents are at a record high in the US and the EU, and German-born Holocaust survivors say the current antisemitic social climate reminds them of Germany in the 1930s. Speaking at a New Jersey Holocaust Remembrance Day event last year, several such survivors suggested they believe that the Holocaust could happen again. Meanwhile, polls …

antisemitism, Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, terror, US Politics, World Politics

U.S. Rejects Jordan’s Rejection of the Extradition Treaty

ahlam-ahmad-al-tamimi-FBI-Most-Wanted-Poster

Arnold and Frimet Roth have been tirelessly trying to obtain justice for the murder of their daughter Malki (HY”D) by demanding Jordan extradite the mastermind of the Sbarro bombing, Ahlam Tamimi. Tamimi was released to Jordan in the Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange. The Roths were not notified prior to the release of this terrorist monster, …

Israeli Politics, Massacres and Disasters, US Politics, World Politics

Israeli Jews Raise Money for Kurds

Kurdish refugees, Aleppo Syria

President Trump’s decision to remove U.S. troops from Syria is controversial in the U.S., but also in Israel, where the president has been overwhelmingly popular until now for his pro-Israel policies. The problem is that Israeli Jews have a great affinity for the Kurdish people, whom they see as a target for genocide, much as …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, social media, terror, World Politics

Israeli Arab Murder Exposes Antisemitic Current

Aiia Maasarwe

It’s a tragedy when anyone is murdered, no matter their religion, especially when they are young. But in the wake of the horrific murder of Israeli Arab Aiia Maasarwe, some have expressed a repugnant thought: that it’s fine when the murder victims are Jewish Israelis. So noted Gav Kostonov, on Facebook: Just as the leaders …

American Jewry, Massacres and Disasters, terror, US Politics

Pittsburgh: Armed in the Synagogue?

map of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

In the wake of the horrific tragedy in a Pittsburgh Conservative synagogue, an antisemitic bloodbath in which 11 people were murdered, many of us are thinking about how best to protect ourselves in our homes of worship. But there’s the legal issue, with gun control such a hot issue, and there’s the Halachic issue, what …