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  • Skeletons believed from Warsaw Ghetto uprising discovered

    December 10, 2013 | 11:40 am

    Archaeologists in Warsaw discovered fragments of two human skeletons that likely were buried there during the Polish city’s ghetto uprising.

    On Monday, archaeologists searching through the archive of the Jewish socialist party Bund in the basement of a former house on...

  • Violence overshadows new Egyptian cabinet; seven killed

    July 16, 2013 | 7:11 am

    Seven people were killed and more than 260 wounded when Islamist supporters of Mohamed Morsi fought opponents of the deposed Egyptian president and security forces, marking a return of violence that overshadowed the naming of an interim cabinet.

    Egyptian authorities rounded up...

  • Iran says Egyptian army interference is ‘unacceptable’

    July 8, 2013 | 7:09 am

    Iran on Monday called the Egyptian army's ousting of president Mohamed Morsi "unacceptable" and said Israel and the West did not want to see a powerful Egypt.

    The comments from Foreign Ministry spokesman Abbas Araqchi were more disapproving than his immediate reaction last...

  • Protests after “Pharaoh” Morsi assumes powers in Egypt

    November 23, 2012 | 10:22 am

    Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi's decision to assume sweeping powers caused fury amongst his opponents and prompted violent clashes in central Cairo and other cities on Friday.

    Police fired tear gas near Cairo's Tahrir Square, heart of the 2011 uprising that toppled Hosni...

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  • Obama warns Syria’s Assad chemical weapons a ‘red line’

    August 20, 2012 | 1:14 pm

    President Barack Obama bluntly warned Syrian President Bashar Assad on Monday not to cross a “red line” by using chemical or biological weapons in his country’s bloody conflict and suggested that such action would prompt the United States to consider a military response.

    Pointing...

  • Israel: Syria Government Still in Control of Chemical Weapons

    July 24, 2012 | 9:13 am

    The Syrian government is still in full control of its chemical weapons stockpiles, a senior Israeli defense official said on Tuesday.

    Israel’s foreign minister warned separately that the Jewish state would act decisively if Syria handed over any chemical or biological weapons to its...

  • Syrians need us

    By Rob Eshman

    March 21, 2012 | 1:36 pm

    It’s time for us to act for Syria.

    It’s been one year since the start of the Syrian revolution, and the organized Jewish community is still sitting on its collective thumbs, acting as if the turmoil is not its issue, and in any case, we can do nothing.

    It is, and we can.

    The...

  • Bombings, bombardments kill across Syria

    February 10, 2012 | 8:30 am

    At least 28 people were killed in two bomb attacks in Syria’s second city Aleppo on Friday while in besieged Homs, opposition neighbourhoods endured another day of bombardment by President Bashar al-Assad’s troops.

    The Aleppo bombings were the worst violence to hit the country’s...

  • Tahrir reprise throws down gauntlet to Egypt army

    November 21, 2011 | 1:36 pm

    The chants, tear gas and violence emanating from Cairo’s Tahrir Square evoke the uprising that toppled Hosni Mubarak. Protesters talk of a fight to the death with the ruling military council, whose entire transition plan looks shakier than ever.

    The Supreme Council of the Armed...

  • Star Choreographer Hofesh Shechter Discusses His “Political Mother”

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 18, 2011 | 2:31 am

    Hofesh Shechter has become one of the top new names in the world of dance since relocating from Israel to England a decade ago.  But while the star choreographer insists his work is apolitical, his experience of the realities of life in Israel can’t help but emerge in the mix.

    His...

  • Polish museum opens exhibit on Warsaw Ghetto Uprising leader

    October 5, 2011 | 11:37 am

    A Polish museum has opened a section dedicated to Marek Edelman, one of the commanders of the 1943 Warsaw Ghetto Uprising against the Nazis.

    The exhibit at the Historical Museum in Lodz opened Oct. 2, two years after Edelman died at the age of 90.

    Edelman, a cardiologist by...

  • Obama: Gadhafi "needs to go" [VIDEO]

    March 21, 2011 | 1:52 pm

    United States President Barack Obama said on Monday that the U.S. policy on Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi is that he “needs to go.”

    Speaking at a news conference with Chilean President Sebastian Pinera, Obama said the military objective in Libya is to guard civilians from attacks by Gadhafi, not oust him from power.

    Obama also added that the U.S. expects to transfer the lead military role in Libya to other allies in a matter of days.

    Video courtesy of AP.

    Read more at Haaretz.com.

  • First Tunisia, then Egypt: Which Mideast autocracy will be next to fall?

    February 15, 2011 | 1:10 pm

    With popular uprisings having toppled two Arab dictators in the space of just a few weeks and unrest reverberating across the Middle East, are other regimes likely to fall, too?

    Nearly everywhere in the region, autocratic leaders seem to be on the defensive. Using carrots or sticks,...

  • Egypt uprising carries echoes of Poland’s Solidarity movement 30 years ago

    February 15, 2011 | 11:55 am

    The day after Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak was ousted by a widespread public uprising, I found myself presenting a lecture about Solidarity, the mass trade union movement that convulsed Poland 30 years ago and paved the way for the collapse of the Iron Curtain a decade later.

    It...

  • Timeline: Jewish life in Poland from 1098

    By Jane Ulman

    June 7, 2007 | 8:00 pm


    Recently released color footage of the Warsaw Ghetto.WARNING GRAPHIC IMAGES
    1098: Information on Jews in Poland begins to appear in Polish chronicles

    1241: A new era of colonization in Poland begins and Jewish immigrants are sought

    1264: Polish Prince Boleslaus issues the Statute of...

  • Artist Evokes Jewish Strength—Overtly

    By Rachel Zuckerman

    February 19, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Five years ago, veteran comic book artist Joe Kubert visited the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, D.C. He expected to be moved, but since he and his parents had escaped from Poland before the Nazi genocide began, he assumed his emotional reaction would be...

  • A Personal ‘Uprising’

    December 6, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    "Uprising," the TV miniseries about the Warsaw Resistance, is being released in theaters Dec. 7, and on DVD and VHS Dec. 18. Some actors shared with The Journal their personal experiences on the set.

    Alexandra Holden (Frania Beatus)

    People laugh when I tell them I played a Polish...

  • Courageous Acts

    By Tom Tugend

    November 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    On April 18, 1943, as the vaunted German army marched in to liquidate the Warsaw Ghetto, a few hundred Jewish resistance fighters, armed with pistols, rifles and homemade Molotov cocktails, confronted the Nazi soldiers and held them at bay for almost a month.

    The ghetto fighters...

  • The Violence Heats Up

    By Eric Silver

    May 10, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    The intifada took a fateful stride from popular uprising toward war this week with news that the Palestinians are stockpiling longer-range, more lethal weapons that could threaten Ashkelon and Tel Aviv, as well as paralyzing flights from Ben-Gurion International Airport.

    Israeli...

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