Tag Archives: Jews

UNESCO can’t admit that Jews have a connection to Israel

This post has been sitting half-written in draft form for days, but the kidnapping of the three boys has taken all my attention. Still, the world continues to turn, and with it the usual anti-Israel activity of UNESCO. You may … Continue reading

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Europe – bad for the Jews?

The question mark at the end of my headline is probably not really necessary. The latest European election results, combined with a rising tide of antisemitic sentiment and violence, makes it clear that the time is rapidly approaching for the … Continue reading

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Pros and Cons of the Pope’s visit to Israel

Today is the second and final day of Pope Francis’ whirlwind visit to the region. His schedule today in Jerusalem is once again fraught with potential pitfalls: Pope Francis faces a diplomatic high-wire act on Monday as he visits sacred … Continue reading

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Fisking Fisk: Why Spain didn’t invite the Muslims back too

The Independent newspaper’s journalist Robert Fisk is well known for his, um, how shall I put it, inaccurate and highly biased articles about Israel and the Middle East. His name has become synonymous with ripping apart articles for inaccuracies, hence … Continue reading

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Guest Post: RIP Nelson Mandela

This is a guest post by frequent commenter and contributor Brian Goldfarb.  Just a few words of introduction: I feel very ambivalent about Nelson Mandela (see the rest of this post for an explanation) and didn’t know how to approach … Continue reading

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75 years since Kristallnacht and antisemitism is on the rise again

75 years ago this week the brutal pogrom, which came to be known as Kristallnacht – the Night of Broken Glass – in which hundreds of synagogues were burnt down, thousands of Jewish shops and business were destroyed and thousands … Continue reading

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