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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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The Settlers

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The Settlers

There are now 225 Jewish settlements and outposts in the West Bank, conquered by the Israeli army during the 1967 Six Day War. Since then, Israel and the West Bank have morphed into a single geo-political unit. This inescapable reality has enormous ramifications on the long-simmering Arab-Israeli conflict. Israel’s armed presence in the West Bank […]

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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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Israel Should Heed Liberman’s Warning

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Israel Should Heed Liberman’s Warning

Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman has issued a warning that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu would be wise to heed. In an appearance before the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Defence Committee a few days ago, Liberman warned that Israel’s annexation of the West Bank would spark a crisis with the United States, its chief benefactor and […]

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Holland’s Complicity In The Holocaust

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Holland’s Complicity In The Holocaust

Holland, a nation celebrated for tolerance and compassion, had a mercurial relationship with the Holocaust. Dutch Jews who emerged from hiding and from German concentration camps in the wake of Holland’s liberation from Nazi tyranny in 1945 learned to their utter dismay and disgust that they would be fined for not having paid their property […]

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Russia Props Up Syrian Police State

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Russia Props Up Syrian Police State

Late last month, for the seventh time in six years, Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution in defence of its ally, Syria, which has been embroiled in a civil war since 2011. The resolution, proposed by France and Britain and supported by the United States, condemned Syria for deploying banned chemical weapons against rebel […]

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Under The Shadow Of The Rising Sun

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Under The Shadow Of The Rising Sun

Japan’s attitude to and policies toward Jews from 1933 to 1945 — the years that coincided with the rise and fall of Nazi Germany — is the subject of Meron Medzini’s fine and fascinating work of scholarship, Under the Shadow of the Rising Sun: Japan and the Jews During the Holocaust Period, published by Academic […]

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The Plot To Assassinate A Top-Ranking Nazi

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The Plot To Assassinate A Top-Ranking Nazi

Reinhard Heydrich, one of highest-ranking German SS officers, was posted to Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to stamp out its resistance movement. Heydrich, an architect of the Holocaust, dealt crushing blows to it. As a result, the London-based Czech government-in-exile decided to assassinate him. Two operatives, Jozef Gabcik and Jan Kubis, were parachuted into Czechoslovakia to carry out […]

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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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