With Flags Unfurled, Jets Overhead, and Grills Galore, Israel Marks 71 Years

By: Times of Israel Staff – timesofisrael.com

Independence Day celebrations across the country see hundreds of thousands turn out to enjoy nature, watch Air Force flybys, and cook up a BBQ

Hundreds of thousands of Israelis were flocking to beaches and parks, lighting grills, waving flags and craning their necks for a glimpse of Israel’s fighter jets to mark the country’s 71th Independence Day on Thursday.

After a night of fireworks, concerts, parties and an emotional crossover from Memorial Day to Independence Day, most Israelis were spending the day, a national holiday, celebrating the country’s birthday.


March of the Living founder: ‘The only thing worse than Auschwitz is the world forgetting Auschwitz’

By: Jewish News Syndicate – jns.org

The ceremony included the lighting of six torches, each one honoring a different group of Holocaust heroes.

On Holocaust Memorial Day (Yom Hashoah) on May 2, under the theme “Say No to Anti-Semitism,” more than 10,000 Jewish and non-Jewish youth from 40 different countries, together with dozens of Holocaust survivors and dignitaries from around the world, participated in the 31st annual International March of the Living to pay tribute to all victims of the Holocaust and call for an end to anti-Semitism.


‘We’re Shocked’: Family in Synagogue Shooting Escaped Rockets in Israel Only to Become Terror Victims in America

By: Emily Jones – CBN News; cbn.com

A lone gunman entered the Chabad of Poway Synagogue in San Diego Saturday and opened fire on Jews celebrating the last day of Passover.  He killed one woman and wounded several others.

For one family, this was not their first encounter with terrorism. The Dahan family left their neighborhood on Israel’s Gaza border years ago in hopes of finding a safer life in America. But this time, instead of rockets raining down, it was bullets.


Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians

By: Raymond Ibrahim – raymondibrahim.com

Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—mostly Armenians but also Assyrians and Greeks—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I.  Then, in an attempt to wipe out as many Christians as possible, the Turks massacred approximately 1.5 million Armenians, 300,000 Assyrians, and 750,000 Greeks.


Middlebury College Chemistry Professor on Leave After Nazi Gas Chamber Exam Question


Middlebury, Vt. — A chemistry professor whose exam question asked students to calculate the lethal dose of a poisonous gas used in Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust has taken a leave of absence, Middlebury College said. The Vermont liberal arts college said that it’s investigating under the terms of its faculty misconduct policy.