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French Jewish Capt. Alfred Dreyfus. Source: Screenshot.

BBC changes label calling French army captain Dreyfus ‘notorious Jewish spy’

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The BBC changed the description of a new French period crime drama that identified Alfred Dreyfus, an army captain falsely convicted of treason, as a “notorious Jewish spy.” The broadcaster edited the written synopsis of the BBC Four program...
Capt. Alfred Dreyfus being stripped of rank in the French military (“Le traître : Dégradation d’Alfred Dreyfus”), Jan. 13, 1895. Credit: Henri Meyer, National Library of France (Bibliothèque Nationale de France).

J’Accuse! Our Dreyfus and theirs

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Two months after its shellacking in the United Kingdom’s general elections, the Labour Party continues to remind British voters of why they chose the “anyone-but-Jeremy-Corbyn” option. Last week, it was the turn of John McDonnell—Corbyn’s...