Today in History, June 26: 1956: Under President Nasser, Egypt seized control of the Suez Canal.

HEADLINE NEWS

Erdogan

Erdogan Meets With Hamas Leader Amid Turkish-Israeli Reconciliation Talks

The Turkish President met Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal as his country is reportedly set to announce normalization with Israel.

Auscwitz

Pennsylvania Man Admits He Lied About Being an Auschwitz Survivor

Hirt has spent years speaking publicly about his false Holocaust experience, claiming he was kidnapped by the Nazis, personally saw Dr. Josef Mengele, and managed to escape Auschwitz.

Abbas: Anti-Israel Blood Libel is Baseless

"Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic faiths. We stand strongly against any attack on any religion."

Hezbollah Leader: As Long As Iran Has Money, We'll Have Money

Hezbollah leader Hassan Nasrallah acknowledged that his group had lost fighters in Syria, but vowed to continue to be involved in the war there.

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Sixth graders

WTF: Sixth Graders Receive Porn instead of Graduation DVD

A group of Israeli sixth graders were shocked when the DVDs they received for graduation turned out to be rather more adult-themed than they had expected.

Trump

Suissa: Republicans Must Dump Trump

When a narcissist starts to win, all his narcissism breaks loose. He goes from being drunk on his greatness to being totally plastered. This is what is happening to Donald Trump.

LA riots

Avrech: Jew Without a Gun

During the 1992 Los Angeles Riots, Karen and I and the children were trapped for several frightening hours, unarmed and helpless save for our wits.

Surfer

WTF: Border Guards Foil Attempt to Smuggle Wetsuits into Gaza

Because all Hamas really wants is to go surfing, right?

Features

Hoocaust

A Holocaust Love Story

The story of a man whose bravery kept him alive and brought him to his bride.

netanyahu's words to cameron after brexit vote eu

Netanyahu: Cameron is a True Friend of Israel

“I have great appreciation for Prime Minister David Cameron, a respected leader and a true friend of Israel and the Jewish people,” Netanyahu said in a statement.

judaism

Hoocaust

A Holocaust Love Story

The story of a man whose bravery kept him alive and brought him to his bride.

Helen Mirren Stands Up For Israel, Slams BDS Movement

Even though Mirren is not Jewish, she is not afraid to voice her criticism of the boycott movement and to stand strong with the Israeli people. 

ADL Blasts Abbas for Rekindling Anti-Semitic Stereotypes

“It is unconscionable that a foreign leader proudly states a blood libel in the European Parliament and he receives a standing ovation.”

Jamaican Jews

Jews of Jamaica

Jamaica, one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations, has a fascinating Jewish history going back centuries.

Holidays

Ramadan

Jews and Muslims Come Together During Ramadan

An initiative called Ramadan Nights brings Jews and Muslims together to promote peace in the Middle East.

WATCH: Israelis and Indians Celebrate International Yoga Day

The Indian Embassy arranged a day filled with yoga, meditation, and dancing for those who enjoy the centuries old practice.

WATCH: Israel Celebrates New Immigrants With 'Aliyah Day'

The implementation of the holiday will be the first time that Israel will show appreciation for new olim (immigrants)

WATCH: Parsha Naso With Rabbi Dov Lipman

Be prepared this Shabbat by learning about this week's parsha!

Soul Food, June 26

"The best people possess a feeling for beauty, the courage to take risks, the discipline to tell the truth, the capacity for sacrifice. Ironically, their virtues make them vulnerable; they are often wounded, sometimes destroyed."
- Ernest Hemingway