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.

https://www.raymondibrahim.com/2019/04/24/armenian-genocide-remembrance-day-revisiting-islams-greatest-slaughter-of-christians/

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

cbsnews.com

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.

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/jeff-byers-middlebury-college-professor-on-leave-after-asking-students-nazi-gas-chamber-exam-question/

Passover Seder to be Held in Warsaw Ghetto for First Time in 76 Years

By: Ilanit Chernick; Jerusalem Post – jpost.com

Before the Holocaust, approximately one-third of Warsaw was Jewish.

On April 19, 1943, the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising broke out, which was on the eve of the Jewish festival of Passover. German troops stormed the ghetto, intent on completing the deportation process within three days, yet were ambushed by Jewish rebels. This year, close to eight decades later, families of ghetto survivors will celebrate the Jewish festival of redemption together.

https://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Passover-Seder-to-be-held-in-Warsaw-Ghetto-for-first-time-in-76-years-587150

Airbnb Reverses Ban on Israeli Homes in West Bank, Says it Never Supported BDS

By: Emily Jones; CBN News – cbn.com

JERUSALEM, Israel – Airbnb has reversed its decision to ban home listings in Israeli settlement communities in historic Judea and Samaria, also known as the West Bank.

Airbnb announced the policy change after a court settlement Monday between the hospitality service and several American Jewish plaintiffs who sued the company. 

Last November, the company vowed to “remove listings in Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank that are at the core of the dispute between Israelis and Palestinians.”

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/april/airbnb-reverses-ban-on-israeli-homes-in-west-bank-says-it-never-supported-bds

Election exodus: Some 60,000 Israelis abroad as country goes to polls

By: Danny Sadeh; ynetnews.com

https://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-5491247,00.html

Tens of thousands will spend Tuesday in a different country, and while some made their plans before the elections were scheduled, many prefer simply to flee the commotion and be as far away as possible

Some 60,000 Israelis will be out of the country on Election Day on Tuesday, and unlike in some other countries, there is no absentee ballot (save for diplomats stationed in foreign countries). The exodus abroad began at the weekend, stepped up its pace on Sunday and is expected to continue throughout Monday and even into Tuesday.

Brazil’s Bolsonaro Makes Historic Visit to Western Wall, Will Open Trade Mission in Jerusalem

By: Emily Jones — cbn.com

http://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/israel/2019/april/brazils-bolsonaro-makes-historic-visit-to-western-wall-will-open-trade-mission-in-jerusalem

It was the first time a sitting Brazilian president joined Israeli leaders to visit the holiest site in Judaism.

The goal of Bolsonaro’s trip is to bring Israel and Brazil together through economic, technological, and security partnerships. The two countries will begin conducting joint scientific and technological research and will collaborate on public security and defense services.