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Harvey Weinstein: A Serial Sexual Predator

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Harvey Weinstein: A Serial Sexual Predator

Cyrus R. Vance Jr., the Manhattan district attorney who pressed charges of sexual misconduct against the movie producer Harvey Weinstein, got it exactly right when he described him as “a vicious serial sexual predator who used his power to threaten, rape, assault, trick, humiliate and silence his victims.” Vance was equally correct when he said […]

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Germany’s Neo-Nazi Terrorist Problem

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Germany’s Neo-Nazi Terrorist Problem

Neo- Nazism terrorism in Germany, the breeding ground of Adolf Hitler’s genocidal fascist movement, has evolved into a gravely serious problem in the past few years, but at least the German political class has forthrightly acknowledged this clear and present danger and is actively trying to combat it. Just hours after Tobias Rathjen’s targeted killing […]

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The Two Faces Of Iran

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The Two Faces Of Iran

Two separate stories in the February 11 edition of the Times of Israel  speak volumes about the diversity of opinion in Iran regarding its arch enemy, Israel. The headline of the first story was blood-curdling: “Top Iranian official: We’re looking for a pretext to raze Tel Aviv to the ground.” The headline over the second story was […]

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Puzzling And Upsetting

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Puzzling And Upsetting

Why is Donald Trump’s White House providing press credentials to a website that disseminates blatantly antisemitic tropes? It’s a question that should be answered now. It can’t be dismissed or ignored. TruNews, a staunchly conservative website based in Florida that circulates outlandish conspiracy theories, was granted press passes for five of its employees to cover […]

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Farewell, Rainbow

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Farewell, Rainbow

My daughter’s dearly beloved dog, Rainbow, a Flat-Coated Retriever, died on January 24. She was two months shy of 13. Her death saddened our family immensely. I looked out my bedroom window a day after Rainbow’s passing and saw her paw prints in the snow in the garden, a place she loved. They will melt […]

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Israel Inexcusably Snubs The President Of Poland

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Israel Inexcusably Snubs The President Of Poland

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland will be solemnly marked at a Holocaust conference taking place in Jerusalem on January 23. Regarded as one of the biggest international events ever hosted by Israel, it will be attended by 41 heads of state and delegations from 49 countries. Among the […]

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A Poor Choice Of Words

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A Poor Choice Of Words

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sacked one of his cabinet ministers, Roberto Alvim, not a moment too soon. Alvim, the minister of culture, was fired shortly after his delivered a six-minute speech on January 17 riddled with phrases from none other than Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s infamous minister of propaganda. It remains to be seen why […]

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Ukraine’s Nazi Collaborators

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Ukraine’s Nazi Collaborators

Much to its annoyance and embarrassment, Ukraine is mired in a seemingly unending controversy over its ambivalent attitude toward the Holocaust. On the one hand, Ukraine recognizes the enormity of this unprecedented tragedy. On the other hand, Ukraine glorifies certain Ukrainian nationalists who were implicated in pogroms which unfolded during Germany’s bestial occupation of the […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Holocaust Denial

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Holocaust Denial

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the viciously anti-Israel supreme leader of Iran, has once again aligned himself with Holocaust denial, which is widely recognized as a form of antisemitism. Yesterday, he sang the praises of Roger Garaudy, the late French anti-Zionist zealot and Holocaust denier. On the 21st anniversary of Garaudy’s conviction of Holocaust denial, a crime […]

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A Noble Gesture

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A Noble Gesture

Abdallah Chatila is a most unusual, and noble, man. A Swiss Lebanese Christian businessman based in Geneva, and one of Switzerland’s wealthiest people, Chatila extended a hand of friendship to Jews recently when he donated an assortment of Nazi memorabilia, some of which belonged to Adolf Hitler, to a Jewish organization. “I wanted to make sure […]

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