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Tolerance Trumps Bigotry In Toronto

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Tolerance Trumps Bigotry In Toronto

Soufi’s, a Syrian restaurant in Toronto, shut down on October 8 after receiving a barrage of hate mail and threatening phone calls. On October 11, the popular restaurant reopened and its nine employees were back at work, serving up Syrian food like Maneesh, a savory flatbread slathered with various toppings; Knaffeh a shredded phylo pastry […]

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The Threat Of White Supremacist Terrorism

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The Threat Of White Supremacist Terrorism

The first anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American Jews in U.S. history is approaching. On October 27, a heavily-armed, middle-aged antisemite named Robert Bowers walked into the Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh and, in a frenzy of untrammelled hatred, fatally shot 11 of its congregants. Exactly six months later, John Earnest, 19, […]

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Trudeau’s Appalling Blunder

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Trudeau’s Appalling Blunder

Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has issued a profusion of heart-felt apologies in the past few days. In the run-up to the October 21 federal election, he has shifted to contrite mode as he campaigns for reelection. A few days ago, Time magazine published a scoop that greatly embarrassed Trudeau, the son of a former […]

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Ban Iran From Judo Competitions

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Ban Iran From Judo Competitions

At the World Judo Championship in Tokyo last week, a competitor from Iran, Saeid Mollaei, the defending world champion, was coerced by the Iranian government to throw his semi-final match against Belgium’s Matthias Casse so that he would not have to face Israel’s Sagi Muki in the final. Mollaei, who has been accused of intentionally […]

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Trump Imperils Bipartisan Support For Israel

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Trump Imperils Bipartisan Support For Israel

The Republican president of the United States, Donald Trump, is playing a very selfish, self-serving and ultimately dangerous game. He is imperilling the bipartisan nature of U.S. support for Israel for personal political gain and creating an environment in which antisemitism could flourish. In the past few days, Trump has crossed all red lines by […]

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White Supremacist Terror Afflicts The U.S.

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White Supremacist Terror Afflicts The U.S.

Just minutes before killing 22 people, mostly Hispanics, at a Walmart store in El Paso, Texas, Patrick Crusius, a 21-year-old right-wing extremist, posted a racist and anti-immigrant manifesto online in which he expressed fear of a “Hispanic invasion of Texas” and warned that Caucasians in the United States were being replaced by foreigners. Crusius’ murderous […]

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A Judicious Canadian Court Ruling

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A Judicious Canadian Court Ruling

Israeli settlements in the West Bank are known to engage in a deceptive practice under which their  exported products are affixed with misleading “made in Israel” labels. Of course, Jewish settlers believe that the West Bank, conquered by Israel during the Six Day War and populated in the main by Palestinian Arabs, is an integral […]

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Corbyn Finally Gets Serious About Antisemitism

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Corbyn Finally Gets Serious About Antisemitism

Jeremy Corbyn, the leader of Britain’s Labor Party, is finally getting really serious about the scourge of antisemitism within its ranks. Several days ago, while claiming that this volatile issue has been exaggerated by the media and by his opponents, he belatedly admitted that his left-of-center party has a “real problem” with antisemitism and that it must […]

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Nazi-Looted Paintings Stir Conflicts

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Nazi-Looted Paintings Stir Conflicts

Twenty one years ago, a historic conference in Washington, D.C. ended with representatives of 44 governments endorsing a set of principles designed to assist the heirs of Jewish collectors recover works of art that Nazi Germany had looted. Under the terms of the Washington Principles on Nazi-Confiscated Art, or the Washington Declaration as it is […]

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Conway’s Bizarre And Pointed Question

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Conway’s Bizarre And Pointed Question

Kellyanne Conway, U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisor, asked a very odd and potentially troubling question on the very day her impetuous, mercurial and unpredictable boss tore into four Democratic congresswomen in a racially-charged rant during which he advised them to “go back” to the “places from which they came.” During a press conference on the […]

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