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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 […]

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Far-Right German Political Party Causes Angst

A wave of protests denouncing an extreme right-wing political party swept through major German cities earlier this year, with several million Germans turning up in peaceful demonstrations to vent their fear of and disgust with the growing popularity of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) Party. Protesters carried placards reading “Never Again Is Now,” “Against Hate,” […]

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Trump’s Toxic Talk

Donald Trump has a bad habit of shooting his mouth off. He did so during his four-year term as U.S. president, and he is doing so again as the putative Republican Party presidential nominee. Several days ago, he hurled an outrageous accusation against American Jews who vote for the rival Democratic Party. ¬†Appearing on an […]

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Guernica’s Thought Police

Two words come to mind to describe the rash and unreasonable decision by Guernica to retract a personal essay by Israeli author Joanna Chen: disgusting and disgraceful. It reminds us all that cancel culture is thriving in America. This prominent online literary magazine, based in New York City, is reeling after a self-inflicted wound. On […]

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Chuck Schumer Went Out On A Limb

Chuck Schumer, the top-ranking Democrat in the U.S. Congress and the Senate majority leader, went out on a limb yesterday, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of being a major obstacle to peace, calling for a fresh election and a new leadership in Israel, and endorsing a two-state solution. Schumer’s 40-minute speech was seen as yet […]

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Unruly Palestinian Protesters Should Not Be Tolerated

The Toronto Police Service is currently reviewing a pro-Palestinian demonstration that led to the abrupt cancellation of a dinner that was to be hosted by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau for Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni at the Art Gallery of Ontario on March 2. “If it is determined that illegal activity occurred, charges can […]

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Russia And Ukraine Bogged Down In A War Of Attrition

Two years on, Russia’s “special military operation” in Ukraine has bogged down into a messy World War 1-style stalemate — a costly trench war of attrition that has consumed men and materiel at an alarmingly rapid pace. In the past few months, however, the revitalized Russian army has gained ground in the east and the […]

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Israelis Need To Share Military Service Equally

For decades now, Israeli politicians have spoken of the pressing need to pass legislation mandating military service on a compulsory and equitable basis. This would mean that the vast majority of ultra-Orthodox Jews would no longer qualify for draft exemptions and would have to share the burden of defending the homeland along with secular and […]

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A Precedent-Shattering Court Verdict

Justice was served in London, Ontario, on February 22 when Nathaniel Veltman was sentenced to life imprisonment without the possibility of parole for 25 years in a case that revolved around pure, unadulterated racism. Veltman, 23, was convicted of first-degree murder and attempted murder after deliberately ramming his pickup truck into four total strangers out […]

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An Insidious Form Of Hatred

Deborah Lyons, Canada’s special envoy on Holocaust remembrance and combating antisemitism and its former ambassador to Israel, did not mince words. After learning that Leah Goldstein — a Canadian Jewish athlete who had been a professional cyclist — had been disinvited as the keynote speaker at an International Women’s Day event in Peterborough, Ontario, on […]