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Farewell, Rainbow

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Farewell, Rainbow

My daughter’s dearly beloved dog, Rainbow, a Flat-Coated Retriever, died on January 24. She was two months shy of 13. Her death saddened our family immensely. I looked out my bedroom window a day after Rainbow’s passing and saw her paw prints in the snow in the garden, a place she loved. They will melt […]

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Israel Inexcusably Snubs The President Of Poland

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Israel Inexcusably Snubs The President Of Poland

The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp in Poland will be solemnly marked at a Holocaust conference taking place in Jerusalem on January 23. Regarded as one of the biggest international events ever hosted by Israel, it will be attended by 41 heads of state and delegations from 49 countries. Among the […]

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A Poor Choice Of Words

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A Poor Choice Of Words

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro sacked one of his cabinet ministers, Roberto Alvim, not a moment too soon. Alvim, the minister of culture, was fired shortly after his delivered a six-minute speech on January 17 riddled with phrases from none other than Joseph Goebbels, Adolf Hitler’s infamous minister of propaganda. It remains to be seen why […]

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Ukraine’s Nazi Collaborators

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Ukraine’s Nazi Collaborators

Much to its annoyance and embarrassment, Ukraine is mired in a seemingly unending controversy over its ambivalent attitude toward the Holocaust. On the one hand, Ukraine recognizes the enormity of this unprecedented tragedy. On the other hand, Ukraine glorifies certain Ukrainian nationalists who were implicated in pogroms which unfolded during Germany’s bestial occupation of the […]

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Holocaust Denial

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Ayatollah Khamenei’s Holocaust Denial

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, the viciously anti-Israel supreme leader of Iran, has once again aligned himself with Holocaust denial, which is widely recognized as a form of antisemitism. Yesterday, he sang the praises of Roger Garaudy, the late French anti-Zionist zealot and Holocaust denier. On the 21st anniversary of Garaudy’s conviction of Holocaust denial, a crime […]

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A Noble Gesture

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A Noble Gesture

Abdallah Chatila is a most unusual, and noble, man. A Swiss Lebanese Christian businessman based in Geneva, and one of Switzerland’s wealthiest people, Chatila extended a hand of friendship to Jews recently when he donated an assortment of Nazi memorabilia, some of which belonged to Adolf Hitler, to a Jewish organization. “I wanted to make sure […]

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Angela Merkel In Auschwitz-Birkenau

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Angela Merkel In Auschwitz-Birkenau

Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany has not flinched from the historically vital task of confronting the ghosts of her country’s ugly Nazi past. In accordance with this steadfast spirit, Merkel visited Auschwitz-Birkenau on December 6. At this former German concentration camp in southern Poland, she spoke eloquently about the Holocaust and its legacy, Germany’s enduring […]

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McGill Student Council Fans Anti-Israel Flames

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McGill Student Council Fans Anti-Israel Flames

McGill University in Montreal has been at the center of an ugly storm  for the past few weeks. In recent years, the image of this world renowned institution has been blemished by the unwarranted actions of a small minority of anti-Israel students who cannot tolerate ideas other than their own. Lamentably, this toxic phenomenon is […]

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An Apology Is Not Enough

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An Apology Is Not Enough

The University of Toronto’s Graduate Student Union has issued a belated apology to the Hillel Jewish student organization over a distasteful incident that never should have seen the light of day. Earlier this month, Hillel asked the union to endorse its “Kosher Forward” campaign to ensure that kosher food is available on campus. Hillel correctly […]

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An Unsettling Incident In Germany

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An Unsettling Incident In Germany

Germany has taken the high road to democracy since the 12-year Nazi interregnum, yet some Germans have not learned the lessons of the past. Stephan Brandner, a member of the far-right Alternative for Germany Party, is one such person, a bigot who rejects tolerance, mutual understanding, pluralism and diversity. Until very recently, this fellow was […]

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