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The Armenian Genocide A Century Later

Joe Biden bit the bullet on April 24 and acknowledged what no previous U.S. president had ever dared to boldly state in public: the mass murder of Christian Armenians in the Ottoman Empire about a century ago was nothing less than genocide. Much to Turkey’s chagrin, 30 countries, ranging from Canada and Germany to Argentina […]

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Afghanistan — A Graveyard Of Empires

When President George W. Bush launched Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan on October 7, 2001, roughly a month after more than a dozen airborne Al-Qaeda Arab terrorists attacked the World Trade Center in New York City and the Pentagon in Washington, D.C., he warned Americans to expect “a lengthy campaign unlike any other we have […]

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A Racial Reckoning

Justice was served on April 20 when a jury in Minneapolis convicted the disgraced white police officer Derek Chauvin of the murder of African American George Floyd last May. Chauvin will be sentenced in mid-June, and in all likelihood he will spend the rest of his life behind bars. Prosecutors categorically proved that Chauvin used unreasonable, even […]

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Madoff’s Legacy Of Shame

Bernie Madoff, the notorious swindler, will not be missed. Not even for a nano-second. He died in a federal jail in Butner, North Carolina, last week at the age of 82, his request for compassionate release having been denied in 2020. Serving a 150-year sentence, he was doomed to die within the walls of a […]

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Israel’s Education Minister Cracks Down On Dissent

Israel’s education minister, Yoav Gallant, stumbled badly when he temporarily blocked a distinguished Israeli scientist from receiving the Israel Prize — the country’s most prestigious award — over his supposedly unacceptable political views. Gallant, a member of the ruling right-wing Likud Party, is withholding the prize due to his belief that Oded Goldreich — a […]

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The Last Known Nazi War Criminal In Canada

Helmut Oberlander’s Canadian citizenship has been revoked no less than four times by the government of Canada, yet the last known Nazi war criminal is still here, reminding us all that something is terribly amiss. Most recently, the Federal Court of Canada convened a hearing on his motion to end all deportation proceedings against him. […]

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False Analogy Causes Harm

Much to its credit, Israel has developed an app which allows fully vaccinated Israelis to enjoy unrestricted access to a variety of public places — shops, malls, movie theatres, gyms, restaurants, cafes and so on — even as the coronavirus pandemic still rages. Thanks to these “green passports,” Israel can gradually return to a semblance […]

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Back In The Land Of The Living

I got it! On March 30, at approximately 10:20 a.m., a doctor administered a 0.3 ml dosage of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine into my left shoulder. I felt a fleeting pinprick, and that was it. So far, no side effects. With this jab, I was partially inoculated, but not completely immunized against the ravages of […]

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Jonathan Pollard Perpetuates An Antisemitic Myth

Jonathan Pollard, the American Jew who spent 30 years in a U.S. federal prison after being convicted of spying for Israel, would be wise to keep his seditious opinions to himself. Last week, the Israeli daily newspaper Israel Hayom published an interview in which he shamelessly justified his traitorous behavior. Pollard, who in 1985 was caught […]

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The Threat From the American Radical Right

Shortly after taking office on January 20, President Joe Biden asked intelligence agencies to submit a report about the rising problem of right-wing extremism in the United States. He requested it following the unprecedented assault on Capitol Hill by hundreds of rioters/insurrectionists on January 6. A declassified summary was released on March 17, warning that white […]