New Document Reveals KGB Efforts to Block Previous Research Sweden has initiated a new investigation into the ultimate fate of the hero Raoul Wallenberg, who singlehandedly enabled as many as 100,000 Hungarian Jews to escape death at the hands of the Nazis during the Holocaust.
The effort is being launched in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the birth of Wallenberg, who disappeared after his arrest by the Soviet military in 1945. Wallenberg rescued Hungarian Jews primarily by encouraging the issue of Swedish protective passports and offering shelter to the potential Nazi victims in buildings he bought and then designated as Swedish territory.
Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt has asked experts to determine whether any new material
A leading member of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt has warned “Zionists” that any attempt to visit the grave of the revered Sephardic sage Rav Yaakov Abuchatzeira (the Abir Yaakov) – who was widely known for his righteousness and for an ability to perform miracles – would effectively be a “suicide mission.” The ominous warning comes as a follow-up to a statement by Egypt’s Foreign Ministry that it had informed Israel it would not be “appropriate” for Israelis to make an annual pilgrimage to the
Israeli-British magician Uri Geller – who allegedly displayed his ability to bend spoons and stop clocks on television several decades ago – has come forward to recommend that popular author and speaker Rabbi Shmuley Boteach be chosen as England’s next Chief Rabbi. Geller’s public comments come as the current holder of that position, Jonathan Sacks, prepares to retire next September. “In recent decades, British Jewry has come under sustained attack from the media, from political movements, and from
From digital weapons to economic sanctions, opponents of Iran’s growing nuclear program have made extensive efforts to arrest its development. Their campaign has been largely unsuccessful thus far, however; earlier this month, a top Iranian nuclear official announced the impending commencement of production at a second uranium enrichment plant. Having exhausted more conventional options, experts are now suggesting that the employment of covert operations may be the latest in international
On Saturday, the North Korean government formally acknowledged the ascendancy of Kim Jong-Un in the wake of his father’s death. The young leader inherited a 1.2 million manned army and the cultish admiration of his constituents. Considering North Korea’s nuclear proliferation and their otherwise unstable government, many hope that the young leader will successfully reduce the chronic food shortages and pervasive hunger that has plagued North Korea since the early 90s. While little is known