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Replace Israel’s Education Minister

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Replace Israel’s Education Minister

Israel’s new minister of education, Rafael Peretz, appears to have a penchant for spouting nonsense. Peretz, appointed to his position in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s caretaker government last month, stirred anger when he likened Jewish intermarriage around the world as a “second Holocaust.” He compounded his maladroitness by endorsing “conversion therapy” for gay young men […]

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Trump’s Incendiary Rhetoric

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Trump’s Incendiary Rhetoric

Lamentably, Donald Trump has done it again. In a series of provocative and wholly inappropriate tweets unworthy of the office he holds, the president of the United States verbally lashed out at four of his most ardent Democratic critics in the House of Representatives — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida […]

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Questioning The Veracity Of The Holocaust

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Questioning The Veracity Of The Holocaust

The Holocaust is a fact in the broad sweep of history, like Germany’s invasion of Poland in 1939, Japan’s bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941, the Soviet Union’s occupation of Afghanistan in 1979, or Iraq’s incursion into Iran in 1980. The truth of these events is never questioned, yet the veracity of the Holocaust is […]

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Fields Case Sets An Important Precedent

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Fields Case Sets An Important Precedent

James Fields Jr., 22, is a murderer who richly deserves to pay the penalty for his crime. Two years ago in August, during a white supremacist “Unite the Right” rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, he deliberately drove his car into a crowd of racially diverse counter-protesters, killing Heather Heyer, a 32-year-old paralegal, and injuring many other […]

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Dewey Finally Pays The Price

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Dewey Finally Pays The Price

The American Library Association passed a commendable but long overdue resolution at its convention in Washington, D.C. last week by voting to remove Melvil Dewey’s name from its most prestigious professional award, the Melvil Dewey Medal. It is given to a recipient who has demonstrated “creative leadership of a high order” in fields ranging from library […]

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A False Analogy

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A False Analogy

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a member of the U.S. Congress, should accept an invitation from Holocaust survivor Edward Mosberg to visit Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi concentration camp in Poland. Mosberg, the honorary president of the Holocaust commemoration group From the Depths, issued the invitation on June 21, several days after Ocasio-Cortez falsely compared  U.S. detention centres holding […]

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Volkswagen Meets Its Historic Responsibility

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Volkswagen Meets Its Historic Responsibility

Having announced that it will join forces with the Anti-Defamation League to fight the rising tide of antisemitism in Europe, Volkswagen, the German car manufacturer, has taken yet another step to make amends for its role in the Holocaust. Last week, Volkswagen said it will fund the operations of an Anti-Defamation League office in Berlin […]

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Viewpoint Discrimination

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Viewpoint Discrimination

Williams College, a reputable liberal arts institution in Williamstown, Massachusetts, has roared into the news for the wrong reason. Late last month, the student council, known as the College Council, took political correctness to an absurd and unacceptable level by voting to reject a request from a pro-Israel group, Williams Initiative for Israel, to be […]

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One Step Forward, Another Step Backward

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One Step Forward, Another Step Backward

Facebook, the social media leviathan, has taken one step forward but another step backward with its dual decision to evict several extremists from its platform while permitting Holocaust deniers to carry on as usual. Facebook’s schizophrenic position is senseless and maddening. On May 2, in accordance with its policy of banning “dangerous individuals and organizations” […]

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Polish Religious Ritual Should Be Scrapped

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Polish Religious Ritual Should Be Scrapped

Some people simply can’t adapt to change. Case in point: Residents of the southeastern Polish town of Pruchnik, which had a prewar Jewish population of about 800, recently staged an antisemitic Easter ritual known as Judgment over Judas, which dates back to the 18th century and was regularly performed throughout Poland until about World War […]

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