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2013-01-25 23:01:22

In honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, the online memorial website Memory Chest Memorials plans to donate half of all sales collected on Jan. 27, 2013 to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, DC. Toronto, ON (PRWEB) January 25, 2013 Memory Chest Memorials, an Internet-based memorial website, helps people make connections with friends and family members in the wake of losing a loved one. In addition to providing a much needed support network for people in...

2010-09-11 00:42:00

DALLAS, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marc Daniels, Lawn and Garden industry insider and campaign director of the Weed Out Hate Initiative, traveled to Jerusalem on Tuesday, September 7(th) to solicit the support of noted international correspondent Ulrich Sahm, one of the most respected members of the International Press Corps in Israel. "As an intermediary who helped facilitate the transfer of the historic Schindler's lists to the Yad Vashem Holocaust Museum in Jerusalem, and as...

2008-10-20 15:00:16

Israeli Kadima party leader Tzipi Livni prevailed on a party-related Web site to remove a picture that superimposed a swastika over a picture of Pope Benedict. The BBC said the site, Yalla Kadima, isn't an official party site, but rather a site where party activists express personal opinions. One of the Web site's editors told the BBC the offending graphic was sent by pensioners. The pope's plan to elevate World War II Pope Pius XII to sainthood sparked protests among Jews who say he...

2008-07-26 12:00:30

By Associated Press JERUSALEM -- An Israeli newspaper's decision to publish a handwritten prayer left by Barack Obama in the cracks of Jerusalem's Western Wall drew criticism Friday as an invasion of his privacy and his relationship with God. In the note, placed at Judaism's holiest site Thursday, Obama asks God to guide him and guard his family. "Lord -- Protect my family and me. Forgive me my sins, and help me guard against pride and despair. Give me the wisdom to do what is right and...

2008-07-24 09:00:29

By DAVID ESPO By David Espo and Laurie Copans The Associated Press SDEROT, Israel From the solemnity of a Holocaust museum to a dusty village battered by Hamas rockets, Democratic presidential contender Sen. Barack Obama on Wednesday professed "an unshakable commitment to the security" of Israel, whether the threat comes from terrorists, Iran or elsewhere. "The way you know where somebody's going is where have they been. And I've been with Israel for many, many years now," he said on...

2008-07-21 12:00:34

By Donald Macintyre Gordon Brown will use the first ever speech by a British prime minister to the Israeli parliament to issue a clear threat of tougher international action if Iran fails to halt steps towards becoming a nuclear military power. "Iran now has a clear choice to make: suspend its nuclear programme and accept our offer of negotiations or face growing isolation and the collective response not of one nation, but of many nations," Mr Brown will say from the Knesset floor today....

2006-08-17 11:18:22

By Corinne Heller JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli government, Jewish groups and the mayor of Paris on Thursday condemned an Iranian exhibition of cartoons on the Nazi Holocaust, accusing Tehran of spreading hatred and trivializing the murder of six million Jews. Organizers of Iran's International Holocaust Cartoon's Contest said the museum exhibit, which has drawn more than 200 entries, aims to challenge Western taboos about the discussing the Holocaust. Israeli government...

2006-06-19 15:36:14

By Louis Charbonneau BERLIN (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to Germany presented medals of honor on Monday to relatives of five members of the first "European Union" -- an anti-Nazi resistance group whose members hid and fed Jews during World War Two. This European Union, which had the same name but nothing to do with the modern 25-nation bloc of European countries, was an underground, Marxist-oriented group with around 50 to 60 German members, according to a protocol prepared by...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'