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Remembering D-Day

They were the ordinary heroes who turned the tide of World War II against Nazi Germany. Wading ashore in the surf at Normandy on a grey and gloomy day on June 6, 1944, thousands of Allied troops stormed seemingly impregnable Germany defences. Their mission was to pry loose France from Nazi occupation. More than 4,400 […]

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Dismantle The University Of Toronto Palestinian Encampment

The vociferous anti-Israel protesters who have illegally occupied a considerable expanse of land at the University of Toronto’s King’s College Circle are determined to flout the law come what may. Last week, the university issued trespass notices ordering hundreds of pro-Palestinian demonstrators to pack up their tents and leave their encampment, which is filled with […]

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Israel Should Not Halt Its Offensive In Rafah

Israel is doing what it absolutely must in Rafah, Hamas’ last urban bastion. Despite a ruling by the International Court of Justice on May 24 ordering the Israeli government to immediately halt an air and ground offensive in that city in the southern Gaza Strip, Israel is pushing ahead with its plan to capture much […]

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False Equivalence From The International Criminal Court

Karim Khan, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court, was confident he had reached a judicious and even-handed decision. Having concluded that Israeli and Hamas leaders had committed “war crimes and crimes against humanity” in connection with the October 7 massacre and the current war in the Gaza Strip, he issued arrest warrants for […]

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Jews Are Not Aliens In The Land Of Israel

Zionism is a dirty word and an ugly concept in the eyes of Palestinians and their supporters. This is particularly true on university campuses in the United States, Canada and Europe. Since the outbreak of the Israel-Hamas war last October, anti-Israel protests have erupted in scores of cities around the world. At pro-Palestinian encampments on […]

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Herman Weinstein — The Last Of His Kind

Herman (Chamel) Weinstein, my uncle, was the last member of his extended family to leave this vale of tears. Herman died on May 1, exactly 104 years after his birth in Poland. Having reached a very ripe old age, he lived way past his “expiry” date, at least as far as his Nazi tormentors were […]

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A Palestinian Encampment At The University of Toronto

As the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip drags on and as current hostage negotiations unfold in Cairo, Palestinian encampments have been sprouting up like dandelions at scores of universities across the United States and Canada. Three days ago, Palestinian students at the University of Toronto, the largest institution of higher learning in Canada, set […]

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The Columbia University Solution

Columbia University in New York City has done the right thing. It has confronted head-on an explosive issue that currently faces universities across North America. In decisive fashion, it has dealt firmly with lawless pro-Palestinian students and outside agitators/subversives who had illegally set up an encampment on its grounds, who had barricaded themselves in a […]

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Pro-Palestinian Student Protests Convulse U.S. Universities

The student protests that have wracked New York City’s Columbia University have spilled into campuses across the United States, creating a tidal wave of acrimony, outrage, disgust and fear. The demonstrations have been led by vocal and aggressive Palestinian American students, their supporters and members of university faculties. Observers have compared the nation-wide protests to […]

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Nicaragua’s Politically-Inspired Case Against Israel

The case brought against Germany and Israel by Nicaragua at the International Court of Justice in The Hague this week was nothing less than ludicrous. Claiming that German arms sales to Israel have facilitated genocide during the Israel-Hamas war in the Gaza Strip, Nicaragua requested emergency measures ordering Germany to cease its military support of […]