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Middle East

Surging Settler Violence In The West Bank

Extreme Jewish settlers in the West Bank are on a rampage. Violent attacks against Palestinians increased by almost 50 percent in 2021 over the previous year. In the main, the attackers have been Jewish extremists living in illegal outposts that were built without the authorization of the Israeli government. There have been a wave of […]

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Commentary

Holocaust Remembrance In Egypt

A fairly significant event took place in Cairo on January 24, when close to 50 people attended a ceremony commemorating International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which is being observed today to commemorate the Red Army’s liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland. The gathering, the first of its kind in Egypt, was held at a […]

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Film

The Roundup

Shortly after Germany conquered France in 1940, the collaborationist Vichy regime of Henri Philippe Petain announced its first antisemitic law. It relegated Jews to second-class citizenship and paved the way for their deportation to Nazi extermination camps in Poland. Two years later, the French police began rounding up Jews and sending them to internment camps, […]

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Film

The Rape Of Europa

Apart from its unimaginable campaign of terror and genocide against the Jews of Europe, the Nazi regime in Germany was guilty of plunder on a massive scale, stealing great and irreplaceable works of art in virtually all the countries it invaded and occupied. The Rape of Europa, a nearly two-hour-long documentary directed by Richard Berge, […]

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Film

Run Boy Run

Run Boy Run is one of six films being screened free of charge by the Chaiflicks streaming service in honor of International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27. They will be available from January 26 to January 28. Adapted from a novel by Uri Orlev, and directed by Pepe Danquart, this absorbing movie is based […]

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Television

Munich: The Edge Of War

Munich: The Edge of War transports viewers into the realm of the imagination, asking them to imagine two “what if” moments in European history. What if Britain and France had steadfastly resisted German aggression and refused to hand over the Sudetenland on a silver platter to Adolf Hitler?¬†And what might have happened in Europe had […]

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Film

Cabaret-Berlin, The Wild Scene

Fabienne Rousso-Lenoir’s documentary, Cabaret-Berlin, The Wild Scene, is a nostalgic excursion into a lost world. Currently being screened online by the Toronto Jewish Film Foundation, it’s a bold and brash movie, composed of a collage of eclectic images taken from movie clips, photographs, drawings and paintings. It is narrated in theatrical style by the German […]

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Jewish Affairs

A Historic United Nations Resolution

A historic resolution condemning Holocaust denial and distortion was passed by the United Nations General Assembly yesterday. It was sponsored by Israel, co-sponsored by Germany and backed by the United States and Russia. Its passage was intended to coincide with the 80th anniversary of the diabolical Wannsee Conference in Berlin, during which 15 high-ranking Nazi […]

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Middle East

Iran Wreaks Vengeance On The United States

To no one’s surprise, Iran has carried out its threat to wreak vengeance on the United States for its central role in the assassination of one of its most revered national figures, Qassem Soleimani, who commanded the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Soleimani and his Iraqi associate, Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis, the commander of the pro-Iranian Popular […]

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Jewish Affairs

A Hostage Incident Rattles American Jews

One can readily understand why American Jews were rattled by the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, last Saturday. Although the four Jewish hostages escaped unharmed after 11 hours of captivity, and Muslim attacker Malik Faisal Akram was killed, the standoff left a bitter aftertaste in the mouths of Jews. In a […]