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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Helmut Oberlander’s Canadian citizenship has been revoked no less than four times by the government of Canada, yet the last known Nazi war criminal is still here, reminding us all that something is terribly amiss.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 […]

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Turkish School Textbooks Need Revision

Much to the probable detriment of Jews and Christians in Turkey, Turkish school textbooks have been increasingly influenced and shaped by political Islam during the presidency of Recep Tayyip Erdogan. The Islamization of the curriculum goes against the grain of Turkish secular practices brought in by the great reformer Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in the first […]

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Low-Profile Nazi War Criminals Are Now Being Prosecuted

Several days ago, Nazi war criminal Friedrich Karl Berger was deported to Germany from the United States, where he had lived quietly for the past 62 years. Now 95, he served as an armed guard at a sub-camp of the Neuengamme concentration camp near Meppen, Germany. Removed from his home in Oak Ridge, Tennessee, under the […]

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Glorifying A Racist

It’s hard to believe that this has happened, but incredibly enough, an employee of Poland’s embassy in London has launched an online campaign to burnish the legacy of a Polish nationalist who promoted an alliance between Poland and Nazi Germany and worked to cleanse Poland of Jews. As shocking as it sounds, Agata Supinska is […]

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Trump Is Acquitted But Not Vindicated

No one seriously expected the hopelessly divided Senate to impeach disgraced former U.S. president Donald Trump. The calculus favored Trump from the very outset. Impeachment would have required two-thirds of the 100 senators to charge him with “incitement of insurrection” for his undeniable role in encouraging a mob to storm Capitol Hill on January 6 to […]