Tag Archives: Holocaust

Yom Hashoah 5776 – 2016: the resurgence of antisemitism

Yom Hashoah began at sundown this evening with the annual ceremony at Yad Vashem. This year’s torch-lighters were all survivors who reflected “the struggle to retain the human spirit” under terrible torture and deprivation. You can read the life-story of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

As in previous weeks, I’m hardly in the mood to find any good news at all, so I hope you appreciate my mental effort in the difficult search for a light amongst the darkness. With that caveat, I present you … Continue reading

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Bibi and the Mufti

A mini-storm of exaggerated hysteria has erupted over Binyamin Netanyahu’s faux pas – or maybe it was a deliberate overstatement – that the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, influenced Hitler to exterminate the Jews as opposed to “just” … Continue reading

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The Israel-bashers (and a surprising defence)

I present you here with some media clips in which we hear the same old same old  – Israel-bashing from the usual suspects. First, UN Watch brings us William Schabas, the biased official who was forced to step down as … Continue reading

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Remembering the Farhud pogrom in Baghdad in 1941

The Shoah, or the Holocaust, was such a huge crime with such incomprehensible numbers of victims, that it is impossible to ignore or forget. Indeed it has become almost fashionable for it to be commemorated all over the world, not … Continue reading

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Roots trip to Germany: Frankfurt and Fuerth visits, updated

I will repost part of what I posted in my previous post and add more information and photos. Frankfurt On Wednesday we travelled to Frankfurt where Otto and Heidi Haag (in particular Heidi) had arranged for us a very full … Continue reading

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