More than 70 years ago, a group of Jewish prisoners dug a tunnel using mostly their hands and spoons to escape their Nazi captors. A team of archaeologists has recently discovered the tunnel in Ponar forest outside of Vilnius, Lithuania. The discovery is the subject of a new documentary.
If only passports could talk, they would have stories to tell. By digging into the historical aspects, the dates and the travel stamps, passport collector Tom Topol has made some interesting discoveries.
David Friedman went before the US Senate Thursday, where he made vague apologies for the divisive language that he's used in the past. One word he used during the campaign was from the era of the holocaust: "kapo."
Public support for Israel's military campaign in the Gaza Strip has remained strong and steady in Israel. But as the Palestinian death toll reportedly climbed above 1,400 people, divisions within the American Jewish community over the war are becoming more and more clear, says Peter Beinart, author of “The Crisis of Zionism.”
Israel's hunt for the killers of three teenaged boys has focused squarely on Hamas, who Israel blames for the murders. But one suspect's family says the search for Hamas members has wrongly pulled them in.
In the midst of the ongoing and divisive war in Gaza, some Israelis have made their anti-war sentiments known. Sometimes, though, that's easier said than done. A left-leaning couple in Jerusalem shares their story of ostracization after vocalizing their anti-war opinions.
Every Christmas Eve, Jewish Israelis flock to churches in the Old City of Jerusalem for Midnight Mass at the Dormition Abbey on Mt. Zion. There are often more Jews in the church than Christians. And a priest knows just what to tell them.
Gal and Rawan met as teens in the United States. War has since tested their bonds several times since the two women returned to Jerusalem, but their friendship has remained intact despite tensions between their peoples.
“I was at a friend’s house today, and she just had a baby,” one 26-year-old says. “She is looking into acquiring a foreign passport and moving to Europe. And she says she just doesn’t want to raise her kid in this racist country.''