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Spain seeking descendants of those saved by the ‘Spanish Schindler’ – thejewishchronicle.net

| October 11, 2021

MADRID (JTA) In an unprecedented effort to find their relatives and raise awareness about their stories, Spanish authorities are releasing a list of the Hungarian Jews protected from the Nazis by a diplomat nicknamed the Spanish Schindler. ngel Sanz Briz was recognized as a Righteous Among the Nations by Yad Vashem, the Israeli Holocaust memorial and museum, in 1966 for using an ingenious legal maneuver to save more than 5,200 Jews from being deported to Auschwitz in 1944. But even though his efforts saved five times as many Jews as those of Oskar Schindler, his story is far less well known in part because the staunchly anti-Israel Franco regime, which ruled Spain from 1939 to 1975, barred him from accepting Yad Vashems honor.

A travel experience to Poland is what you make of it – The Jerusalem Post

| October 11, 2021

Even before the two of us set off on our latest trip to Poland, we discussed how we would portray our visit in our Travel Edition of The Jerusalem Post Podcast. Our biweekly show is usually fun-filled, so the thought of portraying Jewish history both glorious and tragic in our broadcast was somewhat daunting. Our destination: southeastern Poland, close to the borders with Slovakia and Ukraine.

Merkel honours Holocaust victims, vows German commitment to Israel – Reuters

| October 11, 2021

JERUSALEM, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Outgoing German Chancellor Angela Merkel stood on Sunday in Jerusalem with her head bowed over the buried ashes of Jews killed in Nazi death camps, and pledged Germany would preserve a post-Holocaust commitment to Israel's security.

Aliyah to Israel Up by 31% So Far in 2021 Compared to Last Year – Algemeiner

| October 11, 2021

i24 News Aliyah (Jewish immigration to Israel) increased by 31% so far this year compared to last year, with 20,360 olim (new immigrants) landing at Ben Gurion Airport to make a new life in the Jewish state, data shows. The Ministry of Aliyah and Integration and the Jewish Agency for Israel released the report on Sunday ahead of Yom HaAliyah, or Aliyah Day, on October 13 a national holiday celebrating the contribution of Jewish immigration to Israeli society.

Blinken to hold trilateral meeting with Israeli and UAE counterparts – Axios

| October 11, 2021

Secretary of State Antony Blinken will hold a trilateral meeting at the State Department on Wednesday with the foreign ministers of Israel and the United Arab Emirates. Why it matters: This is the first such meeting since the signing in 2020 of the Abraham Accords, normalization agreements Israel struck with Bahrain and the UAE. It is a substantial step by the Biden administration to strengthen the treaty between the countries

The problem with Microsofts massive expansion plans in Israel – Haaretz

| October 11, 2021

Last Tuesday, tech giant Microsoft announced massive expansion plans for its operations in Israel, doubling the number of employees over the next four years and opening new development centers in Beer Sheva and Jerusalem. The company has set a goal of hiring 2,500 new workers over this time frame, adding to the 2,000 workers already employed by Microsoft in Israel. In fact, the plan is part of ongoing expansion efforts with the company having doubled its Israeli payroll in the past three years.

Time to call a spade a spade: Israel is an apartheid regime – Haaretz

| October 11, 2021

A good Jew doesnt pronounce Gods sacred name, the tetragrammaton, out of fear and awe. And similarly, there is a word that due to a taboo, a good Zionist refrains from uttering.

Israel’s milk shortage expected to last at least another week – Haaretz

| October 11, 2021

The three-week-long shortage of milk at retail points in Israel is expected to continue in the coming weeks. When the shortage first became noticeable, the Israel Dairy Board claimed it would be over in a matter of days.

First day of academic school: Israel’s universities open their gates – The Jerusalem Post

| October 11, 2021

Sunday marks the first day of the academic school year, ushering in thousands of university students across Israel. It is the second year in a row operating under the shadow of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is how Israeli universities opened the momentous day: "The necessity of adapting quickly to the realities and challenges created by the virus required us to think creatively and respond swiftly, both at the technological and pedagogical levels," said Dr

How and why the global energy crisis skipped Israel – Haaretz

| October 11, 2021

In Europe, the price of natural gas and electricity has soared, and the Continent faces the threat of blackouts this winter. China is already suffering blackouts amid surging energy use and a coal shortage


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