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China’s Terracotta Warriors

Filed in Travel by on December 2, 2016 0 Comments
China’s Terracotta Warriors

Call it, if you like, a fantastic fluke. The 2,000-year-old Army of Terracotta Warriors, one of the most astonishing finds of the 20th century, might never have been excavated had it not been for a natural disaster that ravaged the central Chinese province of Shaanxi in 1974. The chain of events that culminated with this […]

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None Shall Escape: A Unique Hollywood Film

Filed in Arts by on December 1, 2016 0 Comments
None Shall Escape: A Unique Hollywood Film

In the spring of 1944, when Germany was sending hundreds of thousands of Hungarian Jews to Nazi extermination camps in Poland, a major Hollywood movie studio, Columbia Pictures, released None Shall Escape. Although it was of middling quality, it occupies a special place in the pantheon of American cinema, apparently having been the first to […]

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A Just Foreign Policy In The Middle East

Filed in Middle East by on November 30, 2016 0 Comments
A Just Foreign Policy In The Middle East

A just foreign policy in the Middle East must recognize the necessity of a two-state solution, says internationally renowned human rights lawyer Irwin Cotler. Cotler, the former Canadian minister of justice and attorney general, endorsed this concept on November 29 at Holy Blossom Temple at the annual general meeting of JSpace Canada, a progressive Jewish organization. […]

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Israeli Wildfires Send Two Messages

Filed in Middle East by on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
Israeli Wildfires Send Two Messages

The wildfires that have ravaged Israel of late have consumed approximately 13,000 hectares of forest and brush, an area far larger than the island of Manhattan. This is a catastrophic event from an ecological point of view because Israel is not a country rich in forests, like Canada or the United States. Forests in Middle Eastern […]

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The Rise of European Populism

Filed in Guest Voices by on November 28, 2016 0 Comments
The Rise of European Populism

Throughout Europe, as issues revolving around economic stagnation and national identity become ever more salient, populist parties are becoming stronger. Though their specific policies may differ, they all share a rejection of the established liberal order, and demand strong governments to carry the fight against immigration. The most visible of these is the National Front (FN), which […]

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Christians And The Palestinian Movement

Filed in Arts by on November 27, 2016 0 Comments
Christians And The Palestinian Movement

Although Christians have never represented more than about 11 percent of the Palestinian population in the Middle East, they’ve played a significant role in the Palestinians’ national movement. Despite this fact, Arab Christians have been “largely overlooked in modern Palestinian history,” says Noah Haiduc-Dale in Arab Christians in British Mandate Palestine: Communalism and Nationalism, 1917-1948, […]

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The McGill Daily Subverts Fair-Minded Journalism

Filed in Commentary by on November 25, 2016 0 Comments
The McGill Daily Subverts Fair-Minded Journalism

The good name of McGill University, a world-class institution in Montreal, is being ruthlessly and shamelessly besmirched by a cabal of narrow-minded, self-absorbed and myopic ideologues subverting the hallowed principles of fair-minded journalism and free speech. McGill’s student newspaper, The McGill Daily, recently announced it will not publish articles which “promote a Zionist worldview, or […]

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Nazi Death Squads

Filed in Television by on November 24, 2016 0 Comments
Nazi Death Squads

With the launch of Operation Barbarossa, Nazi Germany’s invasion of the Soviet Union in June 1941, the Holocaust entered a new and much more deadly phase. As the German army conquered vast swaths of territory, coming perilously close to capturing Moscow, mobile killing squads, known as Einsatzgruppen, were set loose to murder communist officials and […]

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Jews In Arab Lands Before Israel

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on November 22, 2016 0 Comments
Jews In Arab Lands Before Israel

The majority of Arabs regard Jews as enemies because much of the scholarship about pre-1948 Muslim-Jewish relations is refracted through the lens of the Arab-Israeli conflict, says an American scholar who specializes in the topic. Typically, such Arabs have never met a Jew, nor can they imagine a time when Jews were an indigenous and […]

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Iran Versus The Arabs

Filed in Middle East by on November 21, 2016 0 Comments
Iran Versus The Arabs

Shortly before Ban Ki-moon stepped down as secretary-general of the United Nations recently, he received a remarkably blunt and bitter letter from the UN ambassadors of eleven Arab countries. The envoys — representing the predominantly Sunni Muslim nations of Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Morocco, Yemen, Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman, Sudan and the United Arab Emirates […]

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