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Norwegian Festival Penalizes Israeli Artists

An arts festival in Oslo, Norway, which focuses on gender identity and femininity has unjustly penalized six Israeli choreographers purely on the basis of their nationality. The Feminine Tripper Festival, which took place earlier this month, rejected their applications just because they are Israeli citizens. Political correctness has reached a new low. Shame on the festival. […]

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The Rothschilds Control The Weather

Antisemitic myths are deeply-rooted and endure from one century to the next, causing verbal abuse and outright violence. This came to mind in the wake of comments made recently by Trayon White, a member of City Council in Washington, D.C. In an inane video he posted on Facebook, he aligned himself to a well-worn conspiracy […]

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Fake News From Poland

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. Last month, Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki stirred indignation and outrage when he falsely asserted that Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust. This absurd claim was widely regarded as an affront to the historical record. Several days ago, Morawiecki’s father, Kornel, a former senator, claimed that […]

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Women’s March Credibility Is Imperilled

Certain American liberal feminists seem to be in thrall to Louis Farrakhan, the fiery Nation of Islam leader who rarely misses an opportunity to excoriate Jews. At the annual Saviours’ Day event in Chicago late last month, the African American demagogue spewed brimstone and fire as he delivered one of his trademark blistering speeches. During the course […]

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A Royal Breakthrough At Last

At long last, a member of the British royal house will visit Israel in an official capacity. The news that Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, will travel to Israel in the summer to participate in ceremonies marking Israel’s 70th anniversary is long overdue. Better late than never. In addition to Israel, the prince, who’s […]

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Silly Social Media Spectacle

I read an unusual news story the other day about a disgruntled airplane traveller, his like-minded fellow travellers and a pathetically timid and spineless airline. Call it, if you wish, a social media spectacle stretched to absurd lengths. In a recent tweet, Dani Williams, a passenger aboard a Virgin Atlantic aircraft, accused the British-based international […]

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NDP Adopts A Balanced Position On Arab-Israeli Conflict

At its national convention in Ottawa this past week, the left-wing New Democratic Party of Canada adopted a balanced position on Israel’s protracted conflict with the Palestinians. Fears had been circulating that hotheads might hijack the proceedings and cajole the NDP to pass a one-sided resolution calling for the Palestinians’ “right of return.” But thanks […]

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Words of Wisdom From Germany

Words of wisdom from two German politicians: During his most recent trip to Israel, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel made a number of observations that Israelis would do well to seriously consider. Speaking of the possibility of a two-state solution, which Germany strongly backs but which the current Israeli government appears to have abandoned, he […]

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Charles Maurras — Persona Non-Grata

This year’s edition of National Commemorations, a French publication which pays tribute to notable figures and noteworthy events, mentioned the 150th anniversary of the birth of Charles Maurras (1868-1952), a notorious antisemite. To no one’s surprise, his inclusion in the newsletter caused indignation and consternation. As Frederic Potier, the head of a French government panel […]

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Poland’s Ill-Conceived Legislation

To his credit, Polish President Andrej Duda has promised to review an ill-conceived bill that would essentially rewrite history, pander to Holocaust denial and stifle academic research. The legislation, passed by the lower house of Poland’s Parliament on January 26, cast a pall on International Holocaust Remembrance Day, which was observed 24 hours later. There are two […]