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A Jewish Star in Germany

Many years ago, my husband bought me a beautiful gold Jewish star. I wore it for a long time and then the chain broke. When I was asked to speak at a conference in Stuttgart, Germany and decided to accept the invitation and opportunity to meet and present colleagues from …

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Judenrat: Beinart.

UPDATE:    I made a mistake.  The term “Judenrat” is not appropriate.  I should have gone with “Kapo,” instead. ==== Peter Beinart is a Judenrat. This is to say, he acts as an agent and intermediary of the enemies of the Jewish people while claiming to be a friend to the …

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UNRWA – Ongoing War against Israel and Jews

On October 27, 2015, US Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (FL-R) blasted the United Nations group that works for the Palestinians. UNRWA, the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, has a stated mission of helping over 5 million “Palestine refugees.” That unique and bizarre definition …

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Dual Loyalty or Cultural Sensitivity?

One of the many antisemitic smears Jews have suffered throughout the ages is that they have a dual loyalty, so can never be patriotic citizens of the country they are living in. In the Jerusalem Post, GABRIEL SASSOON writes We ought not alter our behavior based on the totally illegitimate …

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My weekend with the antisemites (and 2 Zionists) at Exeter.

I have just returned from Exeter, where the university held a 3-day conference discussing ‘Settler Colonialism in Palestine’. Far smaller and less organised than the conference that the University of Southampton cancelled, this collection of anti-Zionists ranged from well- known ‘academics’ from the US, Beirut and Australia to several ‘wannabees’ …

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BBC’s Changing Headline.

There are certain fundamental facts of life that everyone knows. What those facts are can often differ according to gender, religion, race, nationality. Take two people and show them some incident and often they will come away with two different “facts.” I am, for the most part, thoroughly amazed by …

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Debbie Wasserman-Schultz.

Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, for those of you who may not know, is US representative to Florida’s 23rd congressional district and chair of the Democratic National Committee. This would make her not only among the most powerful Jewish women in the United States Congress, but among the most important people in national …

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The Impending Transformation of Europe.

There are some in the West, such as American FOX News commentator, Bill O’Reilly, who claim that Europe is under “invasion.”  The implication of such language is that ultimately, underneath it all, there is something nefarious about Syrians fleeing war and Arabs, in general, fleeing economic deprivation in order to …

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Into the Fray: POTUS vs US.

It is becoming increasingly difficult to accept that the Obama administration conducted negotiations with Iran in good faith. The Security Council [d]emands… that Iran shall suspend all enrichment-related and reprocessing activities, including research and development, to be verified by the IAEA – Security Council Resolution 1696, July 31, 2006 Iran …

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Of Iceland, Israel and the Banana Republic.

It was reported that Iceland’s city of Reykjavík has decided to ban Israeli products: Reykjavík will no longer purchase goods made in Israel. The City Council voted that the city would not purchase any goods manufactured in Israel as long as the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories continues. The motion …

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Absolutely Shameless- Antisemitism in London.

It is 09/09/2015. In the Middle East, millions are oppressed by their own leaders, hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, and untold numbers are still making their escape. Today the democratically elected leader of the only nation in the Middle East that provides freedom and protection for all …

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Arlene from Israel: Unraveling Complications.

I hope to share just a few thoughts here regarding the Congressional vote on the Iran deal. In trying to unravel for myself some of the precise wording of the Corker Bill, I consulted with an international lawyer (US born and educated).  His response to me, in part, was that …

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