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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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The Persistence Of Antisemitism

On January 5, an American high-tech entrepreneur named Dave Bateman sent an inflammatory e-mail to 50 friends and acquaintances during which he blasted coronavirus vaccines.¬†An anti-vaxxer, Bateman acknowledged that his message “sounds bonkers.” Little did he realize how crazy and deranged it really was. The pathologically twisted missive would cost him his job. In his […]

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American Democracy Under Siege

A year ago today, a mob stormed Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., violating the seat of American democracy in a brazen, unprecedented attempt to nullify the results of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. President Donald Trump, having falsely claimed that his Democratic opponent, Joe Biden, had stolen the election from him, exhorted his followers to […]

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Trump Spews Nonsense

Donald Trump, the ex-U.S. president, thinks he has a licence to spew nonsense. From his mouth of late have gushed out an astonishing number of statements divorced from reality. Last week, he lambasted Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister, as an ingrate. Netanyahu offended Trump because he was performing his duty. He had the […]

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Israel Should Stay Clear Of Ukraine’s Conflict With Russia

Israel should exercise the greatest of caution and discretion as tensions between Russia and Ukraine grow over their increasingly bitter border dispute. Under no circumstances should Israel allow itself to be harpooned into this potentially destabilizing and dangerous conflict currently simmering in eastern Ukraine. Ukraine, a former republic of the now-defunct Soviet Union, declared independence […]

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Donald Trump’s Blistering Barrage

Donald Trump has bared his soul in a series of remarkably candid interviews with the Israeli journalist Barak Ravid. Sounding a lot like a spurned lover, the ex-U.S. president blasted Benjamin Netanyahu, the former Israeli prime minister, with whom he forged a close political relationship. Still smarting from his resounding defeat at the hands of […]

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Playing Havoc With The Lives Of Americans

Republican Party politicians across the United States are playing a dangerous game. Dishearteningly enough, they’re comparing coronavirus protocols and vaccine passports and mandates to the restrictions and cruelties of Nazi Germany and the unprecedented horrors of the Holocaust. They are flinging these twisted and irresponsible comparisons into the public realm at a fraught moment. Vaccinations […]

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Zemmour Is Trying to Outflank Le Pen

Eric Zemmour, a journalist who belongs to no political party and has never held public office, is running as an outsider for the presidency of France. Zemmour, 63, is a highly unusual candidate — a Jew who has embraced the politics of the far-right. A defender of Christian civilization who compares himself to Donald Trump, […]

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Lara Logan’s Hideous Comparison

Until a few days ago, I respected Lara Logan as a thoughtful broadcast journalist. Her reports for the American news magazine show, 60 Minutes, were informed and incisive. Logan came across as a fine investigative reporter. As she told The Washington Post recently, “I believe that the truth matters.” This is a cardinal and indispensable […]

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A Landmark Court Verdict Against Racial Hatred

Morris Dees, an American civil rights litigation lawyer and the co-founder of the¬†Southern Poverty Law Center, has been fighting hate organizations in the United States for some 50 years now. In what he describes as an epiphany, he decided that the most effective way of bringing down neo-Nazis and their ilk was to hit them […]