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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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Neo-Nazi Anglin Is Gaming The System

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Neo-Nazi Anglin Is Gaming The System

Neo- Nazi propagandist Andrew Anglin has gone into hiding, but his disappearance is hardly a mystery. If he resurfaces at a fixed address long enough, he will be served with a U.S. federal lawsuit that would compel him to appear in a court to face a myriad of charges that could cost him dearly. Anglin, […]

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Saudi Arabia Checkmates Israel

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Saudi Arabia Checkmates Israel

In principle, international sporting competitions should be open to all nations with absolutely no exceptions. Countries that refuse to abide by this golden rule should be forbidden to host such events and banned from competing in them, period. Which brings us to the speed chess championship in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, which took place from December […]

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Germany’s Muslim Problem

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Germany’s Muslim Problem

As about one million Muslim refugees from war-torn Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan poured into Germany in 2015 and 2016, commentators congratulated the German government for its spirit of empathy and generosity. Not every German agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s open-door policy, but a vocal minority of Germans who welcomed the migrants left the distinct impression […]

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#AfterMeToo

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#AfterMeToo

The sordid Harvey Weinstein affair has spawned a new movement in Canada that seems to augur well for women in the workplace. #After MeToo was officially unveiled at a symposium in Toronto on December 5 and 6 sponsored by The Globe and Mail daily newspaper. It took place two months after the notorious Hollywood movie mogul […]

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Zero Tolerance For Sexual Predators

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Zero Tolerance For Sexual Predators

Harvey Weinstein, the serial sexual predator, is now assured of a prominent place in the rogue’s gallery of the Hollywood film industry. Having been accused of harassment, assault and rape by a succession of aspiring and established actresses, the rapacious movie producer has been banished from his own company and the citadels of power in […]

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