Jane Haining, the Only Scot to Receive Yad Vashem’s “Righteous among the Nations” Designation

Sept. 26 2016

A teacher at a school for Jewish girls in Budapest run by the Church of Scotland, Jane Haining refused orders from her superiors to leave Hungary when World War II began. Eventually she was sent to Auschwitz, where she died. Some of her last correspondence was recently discovered in church archives, shedding new light on the details of her story:

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More about: History & Ideas, Holocaust, Hungary, Righteous Among the Nations, Scotland, Yad Vashem

 

The U.S. Peace Plan May Finally Bring about a Palestinian State

Among those most fervently opposed to Israel applying its sovereignty to Jewish areas of the West Bank are members of the hard right, many of whom live in the affected areas. They do so because, under the Trump administration proposal, the extension of sovereignty makes possible the creation of a Palestinian state in the remainder of the territory. Haviv Rettig Gur comments on this irony:

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More about: Annexation, Israel & Zionism