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The Lower House of the Polish parliament called Sejm. Credit: Spandow Stock Photo/Shutterstock.

‘There is more to Polish restitution law than Lapid portrays’

The question on everyone’s mind in Poland in recent days was what prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to react in such a critical manner to their government’s decision to put a statute of...
Chilean presidential candidate Daniel Jadue. Source: Twitter/Daniel Jadue.

Chile: The peril of Daniel Jadue

The anti-Zionist activist Roger Waters, who also doubles up as the bassist of veteran rockers Pink Floyd, gave a ringing endorsement last week to one of the candidates in the Chilean presidential election, which...
Nine Hollywood men charged with contempt of Congress give themselves up to the U.S. marshal on Dec. 10, 1947. From right: Ring Lardner Jr., John Howard Lawson, Alvah Bessie, Albert Maltz, Herbert Biberman, Lester Cole, Samuel Ornitz, Edward Dmytryk and Robert Adrian Scott.

The Hollywood blacklist is back, and Jewish liberals are fine with it

One of the staples of the Los Angeles entertainment world in the last few decades has been stories that depict the unfairness and cruelty of the Hollywood blacklist of the 1950s. At the height...
A Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis. Photo: Andy Witchger via Wikimedia Commons.

Support for Black Lives Matter repeats a lethal error of history

Those who fail to learn from the mistakes of history, it is said, are doomed to repeat them. In the 20th century, thousands of progressively minded people supported Soviet communism. Believing this ideology was the...
Chief Sephardi rabbi Yitzhak Yosef speaks in the city of Tiberias, northern Israel, May 24, 2018. Photo by David Cohen/Flash90

Israelis should emulate American Jewish attempts at unity

The great divide between the ultra-Orthodox minority and the non-Orthodox majority in the American Jewish community was hard to miss lately. The march against anti-Semitism from Lower Manhattan over the Brooklyn Bridge was almost...

Why Communism sucked

I grew up in a home that was filled with books. My favorite book was one that belonged to my mother — about the Russian revolution, the one hundredth anniversary of which we mark this week. When I...