Education and defense ministers say there is no proof that Poles were behind murders at Jedwabne in 1941 and Kielce in 1946.
Millions of shekels invested in effort, which will come to fruition in weeks, senior Israeli official tells Knesset.
The criminal law expert and professor was appointed to Israel's top court in 1989, and took over as the head of the inquiry commission on the missing Yemenite children in 1999.
Born Zalman Winder, he was central figure in world of prostitution and crime, gained publicity in widespread appearances on Israeli talk shows.
Sofia allied with Nazi Berlin during WWII and even secretly agreed to deport Jews to death camps, but when word got out, public officials took action in a unique case during the Holocaust.
Publisher of German daily, owner of sketches, reveals he looked for way to transfer them to Jerusalem's Yad Vashem against government wishes – and Israel's prime minister fit the bill.
The new documentary 'A German Life,' which tells the story of one of the last, naïve, living remnants of the Nazi regime, will be screened at the Jerusalem Film Festival.
Following public pressure, 1.5 million pages on the Yemenite affair are set to be published by the end of the year in an attempt to solve a 70-year-old mystery.
Entebbe, 40 Years On Shimon Peres: 'When I Heard They Were Separating Jewish Hostages, My Blood Boiled'
Passengers on Air France flight No. 139 who were children during the 1976 hijacking met this week with the then-defense minister. Shai Gross, age 6 at the time: 'I asked my mother if it hurts to die'
Prof. Gideon Greif, who recently advised the script writers for the film 'Son of Saul,' had been commissioned by Auschwitz survivors to present expert testimony about the role of guards such as Reinhold Hanning at the death camp.