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Bombing In Argentina Still Shrouded In Mystery

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Bombing In Argentina Still Shrouded In Mystery

The worst antisemitic terrorist incident in decades remains mired in a web of deceit and coverups. The bombing that killed 85 people and injured more than 300 in Buenos Aires’ Jewish community center on July 18, 1994 is still shrouded in mystery. Last week, a court in Buenos Aires — the capital of Argentina — sentenced […]

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Polish Ambassador Tells The Truth

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on February 15, 2019 0 Comments
Polish Ambassador Tells The Truth

I stand corrected. In a recent piece, I used the phrase “Polish complicity” to describe the antisemitic crimes that some Poles committed during the Holocaust in Nazi-occupied Poland. As Poland’s ambassador to Israel, Marek Magierowski, correctly pointed out in an interview with the Times of Israel on February 11, the words “Polish complicity” imply that Poland […]

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Rewriting The Holocaust

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on January 29, 2019 0 Comments
Rewriting The Holocaust

An important document was released on the eve of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. The Holocaust Revisionist Report, sponsored by Yale University, Grinnell College and the European Union of Progressive Judaism, addressed a problem found, in particular, in four European Union member states: Poland, Hungary, Croatia and Lithuania, all of which have cordial relations […]

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Orban And Antisemitism

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on December 10, 2018 0 Comments
Orban And Antisemitism

Hungarian President Viktor Orban expressed “zero tolerance” for antisemitism during his state visit to Israel last July, but he seems to be having second thoughts five months later. Late last month, Figyelo, a pro-government weekly magazine published in Budapest, ran an inflammatory picture on its cover of Andras Heisler, the head of the Federation of […]

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Canada And The St. Louis

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on November 8, 2018 0 Comments
Canada And The St. Louis

Canada, belatedly, has come clean. On the eve of the 80th anniversary of Kristallnacht, the infamous nation-wide pogrom in Germany orchestrated by Adolf Hitler’s amoral Nazi regime, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued an apology concerning Canada’s callous and shameful refusal to grant asylum to hundreds of desperate German Jewish refugees. In a searingly honest and heartfelt […]

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Trump, Netanyahu And American Jews

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on November 4, 2018 0 Comments
Trump, Netanyahu And American Jews

When U.S. President Donald Trump visited the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh on October 30 to pay his respects to the 11 victims of the deadliest antisemitic attack in American history, he was greeted by only two well-wishers — the rabbi of the synagogue, Jeffery Myers, and Israel’s ambassador to the United States, Ron […]

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The Squirrel Hill Massacre

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on October 29, 2018 0 Comments
The Squirrel Hill Massacre

In 20 terrifying, blood-soaked minutes on the morning of October 27, a neo-Nazi lunatic filled with hatred of Jews went on a murderous rampage, leaving the Jewish community in Pittsburgh shaken to its core and traumatized. Brandishing an assault rifle and several handguns, and shouting antisemitic slurs like “all Jews must die,” Robert Bowers, a […]

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Mazel Tov To Lucy And Tzachi

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on October 18, 2018 0 Comments
Mazel Tov To Lucy And Tzachi

An Israeli cabinet minister and a member of Israel’s parliament both acted inappropriately and impudently when they lambasted a recent interfaith marriage between an Israeli Jewish man and an Israeli Muslim woman. Tzachi Halevy, an actor, and Lucy Aharish, a television news anchor, had been in a romantic relationship for four years when they got married […]

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Poland’s Neglected Jewish Cemeteries

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on October 8, 2018 0 Comments
Poland’s Neglected Jewish Cemeteries

Forty one years ago, I visited Poland, my parents’ birthplace, for the first time. My friend Henry Srebrnik, whose father and mother were born and raised in Poland as well, was my travelling companion. In accordance with our plan, we spent several days in Lodz and Czestochowa, the cities from which our parents’ hailed. In […]

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Lithuanian War Criminal Unmasked

Filed in Jewish Affairs by on September 14, 2018 0 Comments
Lithuanian War Criminal Unmasked

Should a genocidal killer be held in esteem? Should a school be named after him? Should a plaque in his honor be permitted to remain in the library of a major educational institution? Of course not! And yet this is precisely what happened in Lithuania when Jonas Noreika — a Nazi collaborator and an arch […]

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