Categories
Updates

Israelis Singing from their Balconies on Memorial Day

Categories
Updates

The 11 Best Things to See and Do in Israel

Here’s my list of the best things to see and do in Israel to help you make the most out of your trip — no matter your budget or interests! Nomadic Matt

Categories
Updates

Lufthansa Suspends 7100 Flights in March, Including to Israel

Categories
Updates

Israel Adds Five Countries to Coronavirus Air Travel Restrictions

Israel has already imposed the measure with regard to flights from Italy, China and Singapore.

Categories
Updates

Coronavirus Threatens Health of El Al

Times of Israel reports that El Al faces serious financial problems due to the loss of business resulting from the spread of the coronavirus: El Al Airlines is formulating a plan to fire some 1,000 employees, nearly one-sixth of its workforce, due to financial losses caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

Categories
Updates

Auschwitz asks travel organizers not to bring visitors from infected countries

The Auschwitx Memorial and Museum in Poland has recommended that travel agencies and organizers of trips to the Memorial “desist from the arrival of people from places found to be infected” with coronavirus. Israel has already halted trips by Israeli high school stiudents to historical Holocaust sites due to the coronavirus.

Categories
Updates

TV: Two Worthwhile Series by Hugo Blick

Hugo Blick, is an English writer, producer, director and occasional actor. I’m familiar with his writing and directing of two TV series in which two different genocides figure prominently. ‘The Honourable Woman’ The principal character in The Honourable Woman is Nessa Stein an Anglo-Jewish businesswoman ably portrayed by Maggie Gyllenhaal. Stein’s mother died in childbirth. […]

Categories
Updates

Statements on the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz

Remarks at the the Fifth World Holocaust Forum at the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial museum in Jerusalem on January 23, 2020: I wish I could say that we Germans have learned from our history once and for all, but I cannot say that when hatred is spreading. German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier The crimes committed by the Nazis, […]

Categories
Updates

George Sakheim, Interpreter at Nuremberg Trials, Dies at 96

The interrogation of Rudolf Höss, Auschwitz’s murderous commandant, had ended for the day at the Palace of Justice in Nuremberg in 1946 when George Sakheim, an interpreter at the Nazi war crimes trials, took some private time to jot down Höss’s most chilling words in a small spiral-bound diary. “If we do not exterminate the […]

Categories
Updates

Netanyahu Fails to Form a Government, Leaving Israel as Divided as Ever

The New York Times