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Fake News From Poland

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Fake News From Poland

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last month, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stirred indignation and outrage when he falsely asserted that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. This absurd claim was widely regarded as an affront to the historical record. Several days ago, Morawiecki’s father, Kornel, a former senator, claimed that […]

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Women’s March Credibility Is Imperilled

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Women’s March Credibility Is Imperilled

Certain American liberal feminists seem to be in thrall to Louis Farrakhan, the fiery Nation of Islam leader who rarely misses an opportunity to excoriate Jews. At the annual Saviours’ Day event in Chicago late last month, the African American demagogue spewed brimstone and fire as he delivered one of his trademark blistering speeches. During the course […]

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A Royal Breakthrough At Last

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A Royal Breakthrough At Last

At long last, a member of the British royal house will visit Israel in an official capacity. The news that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will travel to Israel in the summer to participate in ceremonies marking Israel’s 70th anniversary is long overdue. Better late than never. In addition to Israel, the prince, who’s […]

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Silly Social Media Spectacle

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Silly Social Media Spectacle

I read an unusual news story the other day about a disgruntled airplane traveller, his like-minded fellow travellers and a pathetically timid and spineless airline. Call it, if you wish, a social media spectacle stretched to absurd lengths. In a recent tweet, Dani Williams, a passenger aboard a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, accused the British-based international […]

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NDP Adopts A Balanced Position On Arab-Israeli Conflict

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NDP Adopts A Balanced Position On Arab-Israeli Conflict

At its national convention in Ottawa this past week, the left-wing New Democratic Party of Canada adopted a balanced position on Israel’s protracted conflict with the Palestinians. Fears had been circulating that hotheads might hijack the proceedings and cajole the NDP to pass a one-sided resolution calling for the Palestinians’ “right of return.” But thanks […]

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Words of Wisdom From Germany

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Words of Wisdom From Germany

Words of wisdom from two German politicians: During his most recent trip to Israel, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made a number of observations that Israelis would do well to seriously consider. Speaking of the possibility of a two-state solution, which Germany strongly backs but which the current Israeli government appears to have abandoned, he […]

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Charles Maurras — Persona Non-Grata

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Charles Maurras — Persona Non-Grata

This year’s edition of National Commemorations, a French publication which pays tribute to notable figures and noteworthy events, mentioned the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Maurras (1868-1952), a notorious antisemite. To no one’s surprise, his inclusion in the newsletter caused indignation and consternation. As Frederic Potier, the head of a French government panel […]

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Poland’s Ill-Conceived Legislation

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Poland’s Ill-Conceived Legislation

To his credit, Polish President Andrej Duda has promised to review an ill-conceived bill that would essentially rewrite history, pander to Holocaust denial and stifle academic research. The legislation, passed by the lower house of Poland’s Parliament on January 26, cast a pall on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed 24 hours later. There are two […]

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Trump’s Unpresidential Comments

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Trump’s Unpresidential Comments

Donald Trump rarely fails to disappoint critics who consider him temperamentally inappropriate and patently unpresidential. Revealing his true colors yet again last week, the U.S. president embarrassed himself and the American people by issuing vulgar remarks that speak to his unsuitability as the occupant of the highest office in the land. In a discussion at the White […]

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Integrating Muslims in Germany

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Integrating Muslims in Germany

The influx of about one million Muslims into Germany in the past two years has touched off fears in the Jewish community. This is perfectly understandable. Most of the new arrivals hail from Syria, which is embroiled in a civil war and which has been at war with Israel since its creation almost 70 years […]

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