When it comes to Islamic State, the only way to preserve antiquities is to destroy their destroyers, says an expert in charge of recovering the remnants of Iraq’s ancient cultures.
A Canadian businessman claims to have rescued 128 Yazidi women and girls from Islamic State. But critics say that by buying them back, Steve Maman may be inadvertently bankrolling terrorism.
Emma Sky has witnessed the destruction of Iraqi communities firsthand. With ISIS sweeping through the country, she asks what the government will do to keep other minorities from joining its Jews in permanent exile.
Seth J. Frantzman was apprehensive about jetting into Kurdish Iraq, surrounded by ISIS and other hostile forces. He found surprisingly strong backing for Israel — and a lasting bond to the Jewish people.
The Iraqi site believed to be the burial place of the biblical prophet Nahum is in danger of being destroyed by the Islamic State, or ISIS.
The massacre of Iraqi Jews known as the Farhud was no anomaly, Shulamit Binah writes. It was an unfortunate marriage of Arab nationalism, Nazi anti-Semitism and Iraqi national struggle.
It’s hard to understand the tangled web of chaos in the Middle East, writes J.J. Goldberg. Until you go back to two men whose misplaced obsession with Saddam Hussein created the mess.
Islamic State fighters have looted and bulldozed the ancient Assyrian city of Nimrud, the Iraqi government said, in their latest assault on some of the world’s greatest archaeological and cultural treasures.
Journalist Bob Simon, who died last night in a car accident, had a brush with death almost 25 years earlier — and being a Jew was the main reason.
A new exhibition of ancient clay tablets discovered in modern-day Iraq is shedding light for the first time on the daily life of Jews exiled to Babylon some 2,500 years ago.