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Ankara and Jerusalem are working to restore diplomatic cooperation after six years of tension
Israeli Foreign Ministry Director-General Yuval Rotem travels to Turkey on Tuesday for the two countries' first diplomatic talks in six years, as Jerusalem and Ankara begin restoring a relationship that froze in the wake of a fatal 2010 Israeli raid on a flotilla aiming to break a naval blockade of the Gaza Strip.
Rotem's visit is set to continue until Thursday, and is supposed to include meetings with senior officials in Turkey's government, with the staff of the Turkish embassy in Ankara and the consulate general in Istanbul, with leaders in Turkey's Jewish community, and with the governor of Istanbul.
According to an official Israeli
While nationalism of the Americans, French, and Chinese is admired or at least accepted, Jewish nationalism (Zionism) is regarded as racism by pro-Arab activists and journalists. While Syrian President Bashar Assad declares war against his people, with deaths numbering in hundreds of thousands and displaced in the millions, next door Israel is lambasted by the foreign minister of Sweden for "extrajudicial killings," when it kills terrorists in the act of attacking Israeli citizens. Notwithstanding the
They have wealth equal to half the population. It's a striking statistic but it's also irrelevant.
Oxfam grabbed headlines on Monday with a report claiming that the world's eight richest men own as much wealth as the world's poorest 3.7 billion people – half of the planet's population.
The report was released in Davos, Switzerland, at the start of the World Economic Forum, an annual powwow of high-powered business and political leaders. The executive director of Oxfam International, Winnie
From King Solomon to Einstein, exploring the meaning of some of the best Jewish quotes.
1. “In Jewish history there are no coincidences.” – Elie Wiesel
If you would have asked me my favorite Yiddish word, I would have said bashert. It translates into the idea that Wiesel so beautifully captured as aphorism in my favorite quote. The older I get the more I am astonished by its truth, both in a national as well as personal sense. The seemingly haphazard, random, and arbitrary events that
New Online Exhibition- Last Letters From the Holocaust & Unique Facebook Commemorative Activity- "IRemember Wall"
In January 1941, Perla Tytelman wrote a heartfelt letter to her daughter Rachel from the Warsaw ghetto: "You should be consoled by the thought that this has to end sometime, and that then we will once again be happy together. Our yearning for each other knows no bounds - Mamush [Mommy]." Perla and Yosef Tytelman lived in Warsaw together with their three children, Samuel