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2010-01-21 08:30:00

"Jewish Artists for Haiti" Benefit Concert To Raise Thousands Jan. 28th NEW YORK, Jan. 21 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jewish organizations throughout New York are responding to the urgent needs of Haiti earthquake victims. On January 28th at 7 pm, The Jewish Artists for Haiti Benefit Concert sponsored by Manhattan-based Workmen's Circle and The New Yiddish Repertory Theater will bring together more than 30 leading Jewish artists in a three-hour concert at the Upper West Side's Stephen Wise...

2010-01-06 15:10:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Museum's thoughts and prayers continue to be with Officer Stephen Tyrone Johns' family at this time. Officer Johns died heroically defending the Museum, visitors and staff. This tragedy is a powerful reminder that our cause of fighting hatred remains more urgent than ever. SOURCE United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

2009-12-03 10:59:00

NEW YORK, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Jewish Committee strongly criticized a leading academic publisher for its decision to retain an article vilifying Zionism in an encyclopedia dealing with racism. The Encyclopedia of Race and Racism, published in 2008 by Macmillan Reference USA, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, contains an article on "Zionism" by Noel Ignatiev, a bitter opponent of Israel. The article misrepresents Zionism as an "ideology of race" and...

2009-04-16 13:12:10

Canadian archaeologists say they have discovered a well-preserved monumental temple in Turkey that presents new facts about the so-called Dark Ages. Discovered by the University of Toronto's Tayinat Archaeological Project last summer, scientists said the temple is thought to have been constructed during the time of King Solomon in the 10th or 9th centuries B.C. Researchers said the discovery casts doubt upon the traditional view that the transition from the Late Bronze Age to the Early Iron...

2009-03-25 16:48:00

NEW YORK, March 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) labeled a syndicated cartoon by Pat Oliphant appearing today in newspapers across the country and on the Internet as "hideously anti-Semitic" because of its use of Nazi-like imagery and hateful evocation of the Jewish Star of David. The cartoon portrays a headless, jack-booted figure marching in a goose step with a sword in one hand and pushing a Star of David on a wheel with the other. The Jewish Star has fangs...

2009-01-14 10:36:54

A researcher from the University of Leicester has identified what looks to be the oldest archaeological evidence for chemical warfare--from Roman times. At the meeting of the Archaeological Institute of America, University of Leicester archaeologist Simon James presented CSI-style arguments that about twenty Roman soldiers, found in a siege-mine at the city of Dura-Europos, Syria, met their deaths not as a result of sword or spear, but through asphyxiation. Dura-Europos on the Euphrates was...

2008-12-19 11:13:38

Archeologists say a teenage boy found an ancient half shekel coin in dirt from Jerusalem's Temple Mount. The coin, which dates to 66 or 67 B.C., appears to have been minted at the Temple Mount itself, Israel's Haaretz newspaper reported Friday. Volunteers have been helping archeologists sift through dirt that was removed from the site in 1999. Archeologist Gabriel Barkay said the half shekel coin is decorated with a branch of three pomegranates and ancient Hebrew letters reading holy...

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2008-10-28 15:25:00

Deep Dig Finds Confluence of Science and the Bible Did the Bible's King David and his son Solomon control the copper industry in present-day southern Jordan? Though that remains an open question, the possibility is raised once again by research reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. Led by Thomas Levy of UC San Diego and Mohammad Najjar of Jordan's Friends of Archaeology, an international team of archaeologists has excavated an ancient copper-production center at...

2008-10-07 21:00:21

By ALLISON HOFFMAN NEW YORK - The worldwide financial meltdown has triggered an uptick in anonymous anti-Semitic comments blaming Jews for the crisis on mainstream Web site message boards, the Anti-Defamation League said on Thursday. "Jews are greedy, rotten slimeballs," wrote one surfer on a Yahoo Finance group, according to the ADL statement. "It's difficult, if not impossible, for one honest investor to neutralize the efforts of thousands of Jewish swindlers," another added. A...

2008-09-27 12:00:36

Text of report in English by Czech national public-service news agency CTK Prague, 27 September: The Czech Nazi Internet magazine Posledni generace (Last Generation), for which two of its contributors were given prison sentences on Thursday [25 September], still works and does not seem likely to disappear from the Internet, the daily Lidove noviny (LN) writes today. The web page is registered in the USA where a different law is valid. As a result, the police and courts cannot intervene...


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ambsace
  • Bad luck; misfortune.
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