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Daily Archives: June 9, 2021

What Motivated the Righteous to Rescue Jews?

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Laurie Baron, Ph.D, will lecture via Zoom at 11 a.m. Thursday, June 17, on “The Dynamics of Decency: Why Righteous Gentiles Rescued Jews.” Sponsored by the Jewish Culture and Holocaust Remembrance Group, Baron’s lecture will...

Author Tells How to Recognize and Treat Addiction

In a recent reading of the Scott Silverman book The Opioid Epidemic, this reader found the title a bit misleading. Rather than a book about the opioid epidemic the book was more a primer on...

Holocaust music showcased during ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ Programs

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A pair of ‘We Are the Tree of Life’ programs, May 27, with Ali Viterbi interviewing Francesco Lotoro, and June 1, with Nuvi Mehta and Kate Hatmaker introducing nine Holocaust composers, were both impressive...
Tony Webster from Minneapolis, Minnesota, CC BY 2.0 via Wikimedia Commons

Black Lives Matter Should Stick to Its Core Issue; Leave Israel Out of It

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How does the Black Lives Matter movement find the time and energy to brand Israel as an apartheid and genocidal state and equate its policies with police brutality? And why don’t any BLM members speak...
Chaos by George Frederic Watts (circa 1875)

Politics, Law and the Triumph of Chaos

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“Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy is loosed upon the world….” -William Butler Yeats, The Second Coming Plus, ca’ change. “The more things change, the more they remain the same.”  In world politics, anarchy is an...
H.E. Ali Rashid Al Nuaimi, chairman of the Defense Affairs, Interior and Foreign Relations Committee of the United Arab Emirates Federal National Council. Source: Twitter.

Emirati involved in Abraham Accords calls for Palestinians to be free from Hamas, Iran

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An Emirati who helped broker the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab countries wrote in an op-ed published by Newsweek on Monday that “it’s time” for Palestinians to be free from their stronghold of Iran and Hamas. “The...
An explosions in the air over Damascus during what Syrian media claims was an Israeli strike on targets in the area, on Feb. 6, 2020. Credit: SANA.

Syria reports multiple Israeli strikes in center, north

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Israel struck targets in central and southern Syria on Tuesday night, official Syrian media reported on Wednesday. The Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) quoted a Syrian military source as saying the strikes were launched from...
Anti-Semitism graffiti found outside of Manny's, a Jewish-owned bookshop and cafe in San Francisco. Source: Sen. Scott Wiener/Twitter.

Jewish-owned cafe in San Francisco tagged with anti-Semitic graffiti

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A popular Jewish-owned bookshop, cafe and event space in San Francisco was vandalized on Sunday with anti-Semitic and pro-Palestinian graffiti. Manny’s in the Mission District was tagged with blue paint and the phrases “Racist pigz,”...
UTLA march in Los Angeles. Credit: John Doukas/Shutterstock.

Los Angeles teachers union to vote on resolution endorsing BDS movement

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The leadership of the United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA) is scheduled to vote in September on a proposed resolution that urges the U.S. government to end aid to Israel and endorses the BDS movement...
United Arab Emirates Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, addresses the General Debate of the 73rd Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 25-Oct.1, 2018. Source: Screenshot.

UAE leader to AJC forum: Abraham Accords show benefits of peace with Israel

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Following the news that the American Jewish Committee will open an office in Abu Dhabi, the organization hosted United Arab Emirates Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan on...