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Two major news stories to hit the headlines in Germany this month focused rather strikingly on negative depictions of Jews in works of art, raising once more the question of whether these visual displays need to be contextualized and explaine…

As a kid in the 1970s and 1980s, I remember that the adults around me had a standard explanation for why so many countries around the world kept Israel at arms’ length.

The ugly truth about France is that Jewish people are not safe from antisemitic attacks even in their own homes. This has been proved time and again in the last few years, most recently in the city of Lyon.

A recent letter delivered to U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres by 200 former senior U.N. officials included a bleak warning regarding the consequences should diplomacy fail to end Russia’s aggression against Ukraine. Such an outcome wou…

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Russia’s ongoing invasion of Ukraine is a salutary reminder of the lack of restraints facing authoritarian regimes when they decide to go to war, as well as the inability of the democratic nations confronting these same regimes to prevent mas…

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The International Luxembourg Forum on Preventing Nuclear Catastrophe is the perfect example of an organization with an imposing name and an illustrious advisory board that you’ve still never heard of.

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Back in October, I wrote about the strange case of Gil Ofarim, a popular German Jewish singer who leveled a charge of anti-Semitic discrimination against an employee of the Westin Hotel in Leipzig, Germany. The case drew forensic interest fro…

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In a departing interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency in October 2012, Hannah Rosenthal – on her final day as the U.S. State Department’s special envoy for monitoring and combating antisemitism – concluded by saying that “there will alw…

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“The unrestrained assault by ___ military, police and paramilitary forces, under the direction of President ___, on ___ civilians has created a massive humanitarian catastrophe which also threatens to destabilize the surrounding region. Hundr…

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Attempting to refute the spreading claim that Russian soldiers wounded in Ukraine were receiving only $100 in compensation (the official line is that they receive $28,000), Russian President Vladimir Putin didn’t miss the opportunity to retur…

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Jews and dictators normally don’t get along. History is replete with examples of strongmen who reviled the Jewish communities in their midst. Many of their names spring easily to mind, like Hitler, Stalin and Mussolini, along with the Assads,…

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During Barack Obama’s presidency, when diplomatic tensions between Israel and the United States sank to rarely seen lows, the term “Israel-firster” was concocted by the Jewish state’s adversaries as a means of demeaning its advocates and supp…

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