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Gorka Investigation Needed

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Gorka Investigation Needed

Three U.S. senators — Ben Cardin of Maryland, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut — were absolutely right to call for an investigation into of one of President Donald Trump’s top aides, Sebastian Gorka, who may have links to a notorious antisemitic Hungarian organization. Gorka, Trump’s adviser on counter-terrorism, was photographed at […]

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Turkey’s Erdogan Is A Loose Cannon

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Turkey’s Erdogan Is A Loose Cannon

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has done it again. In his usual intemperate style, he’s accused two friendly countries, the Federal Republic of Germany and Holland, of behaving like Nazi Germany. The comparison is absurd, but lest we forget, Erdogan has also levelled this odious accusation against Israel, not once but twice. Clearly, he’s a loose […]

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Canadian Minister Should Acknowledge The Truth

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Canadian Minister Should Acknowledge The Truth

Why can’t Chrystia Freeland acknowledge the truth? Why can’t she come clean? Freeland, Canada’s foreign minister and a member of Parliament representing a mid-town Toronto district, has been less than transparent about her maternal grandfather, Michael (Mikhailo) Chomiak, who edited a pro-Nazi Ukrainian newspaper in Cracow during Germany’s occupation of Poland. The publication in question, Krakivski […]

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Bernie Sanders Speaks To The Truth

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Bernie Sanders Speaks To The Truth

Bernie Sanders, the U.S. senator from the state of Vermont, unburdened himself of a few choice words of wisdom a few days ago. They’re well worth pondering. Addressing J Street’s annual conference in Washington, D.C., Sanders spoke of the importance of diversity of opinion in discourse about Israel and the Arab-Israeli conflict. Delivering his first […]

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Amazon: Stop Selling Holocaust Denial Books

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Amazon: Stop Selling Holocaust Denial Books

It’s disappointing and disheartening that online retailer Amazon is flogging books dedicated to Holocaust denial. This is not only an affront to the historical record, but illegal as well in some countries. I logged on to Amazon the other day and, much to my surprise and disgust, I found books like Did Six Million Really Die? and The […]

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David Friedman Unfit To Be U.S. Ambassador To Israel

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David Friedman Unfit To Be U.S. Ambassador To Israel

David Friedman, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be U.S. ambassador to Israel, was on his best behavior on the first day of his confirmation hearing in the Senate a few days ago. He apologized for his use of “inflammatory rhetoric” during the presidential campaign, acknowledged that Israeli settlements in the West Bank are not “a […]

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McGill University Must Punish Student Leader

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McGill University Must Punish Student Leader

It would be disappointing in the extreme if McGill University in Montreal falls short of taking  disciplinary action against a student who recently called on fellow students to physically attack Zionists on campus. Having urged his Twitter followers to “punch a Zionist today,” Igor Sadikov — a board member of the Students’ Society of McGill […]

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Common Sense From Germany’s Vice Chancellor

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Common Sense From Germany’s Vice Chancellor

Common sense is a quality all too often in short supply among politically correct politicians. Sigmar Gabriel, the vice chancellor of Germany and the leader of the left-of-center Social Democratic Party, is clearly not one of them. Taking aim recently at the phenomenon of Islamic radicalism in Germany, a country which has admitted more than […]

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Former Nazis Served In West German Governments

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Former Nazis Served In West German Governments

It’s no secret that numerous members of Germany’s Nazi Party burnished their careers in postwar West German governments as high-ranking officials, Allied de-Nazification programs notwithstanding. This contentious issue is on the table again thanks to a recent decision by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. Heiko Maas, her justice minister, has established a commission to re-examine the […]

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Remembering Pablo

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Remembering Pablo

Images of Pablo flood my mind, and a smile creases my face, whenever I spy a Maltese. No, I’m not talking about people from the Mediterranean island of Malta. I’m referring to that special breed of canine that so touches my heart. Until Pablo came along, I had no special affinity or particular affection for […]

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