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The algebra of appeasement: 1938 and today - opinion

What can we in Israel can do to stop what we believe to be a slow and steady march toward appeasement with Iran.

By ELIHU D. RICHTER
12/01/2022

Reserved Jewish tailor served as UK's batman in WWII, book reveals

General Orde Wingate’s troops were known as the “Chindits,” a name that came from a mythical Burmese creature and temple guardian.

By SANDRA LEE BRAUDE
06/01/2022

The trials that Hadassah's female founder faced explored in new book

The story of Henrietta Szold, a heroine to humanism, Zionism and equality, is in many ways the story of modern Jewish history leading up to and in the wake of the First and Second world wars.

By HADASSAH FAUR
22/12/2021
 Time fuse of an artillery shell of the Second World War.

How doctors removed a WWII artillery shell from a patient's behind

A man came to an ER with an artillery shell stuck up his anus, so the staff called in a sapper squad.

By Walla!
14/12/2021

Expansionist Iran is the Pearl Harbor of the Middle East - opinion

If we listen to each other this time, Pearl Harbor won’t happen again. 

09/12/2021
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Newly found Nazi documents shed light on levies against Jews

Many Jews were dispossessed during the Nazi era. Now "probably unique" files have been handed over in Stuttgart.

Ed Shames of ‘Band of Brothers’ dead at 99

In 1945, Shames secured bottles of cognac designated for Hitler’s use during his tour of duty for the US army. He opened his first bottle in 1961 for his son's bar mitzvah.

By RON KAMPEAS/JTA
07/12/2021

On This Day: Japan attacks Pearl Harbor, thrusting US into WWII

The infamous Japanese surprise attack on the US naval base in Hawaii 80 years ago became immortalized as a "day which will live in infamy."

07/12/2021

Bomb disposal team called when UK man turns up at hospital with WWII munition in his backside

The man claims to have slipped and landed on a piece of his military memorabilia collection.

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