In Poland, as in several other European countries, it is a crime to deny the Holocaust. Soon, thanks to a bill that was approved by the lower house of the Polish parliament on Friday, it may also be a crime to discuss the Holocaust too frankly. The pending ban on references to Polish complicity in […]
I’m concerned that the real special snowflakes are not racial minorities, Jews, Muslims, women, or LGBTQ people. These are among the toughest people I have met, people who have endured all manner of stigma that by accident of birth I have not endured. These people are tough. It’s the white men I worry about.
Whether Trump may be accurately defined as a “fascist” or not, his political ascent increasingly resembles a “Saturday Night Live” version of the rise of Hitler or Mussolini. Both dictators were mocked as buffoons in their day, but when they suddenly came to power, the joke was no longer quite so funny.
Australia’s right-wing Prime Minister Tony Abbott just narrowly survived an effort by his own party to bounce him out of office. So obviously, his next move should be to respond to the latest rising unemployment numbers — by saying on the floor of Parliament late last week that his Labor Party opponents had been responsible for “a holocaust of jobs” in the defense industry.
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By Mike Carter, The Seattle Times SEATTLE — The Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle has called for the resignation of a National Rifle Association lobbyist who reportedly linked gun control to the Holocaust. At a news conference Tuesday at the federation’s Seattle headquarters, President Keith Dvorchik said longtime NRA spokesman Brian Judy should resign for […]
By Batsheva Sobelman and Kathleen Hennessey, Tribune Washington Bureau JERUSALEM — At a time when the Middle East peace process appears stymied, Israel received an unexpected olive branch when Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas denounced the Holocaust and expressed sympathy with its victims. But Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu labeled the comments a play for public […]
By Joel Greenberg, McClatchy Foreign Staff JERUSALEM — After a contentious national debate, the Israeli parliament passed a landmark bill Wednesday designed to end blanket exemptions of young ultra-Orthodox men from mandatory military service. The issue had been the focus of intense public controversy in recent years, with critics of the exemptions calling for drafting the […]