World to Refugees: Go to Hell

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by John Feffer It’s a famous story, though perhaps not famous enough. The 1939 voyage of the MS St. Louis, a German ocean liner, was recounted in a 1974 book and a 1976 film (both titled Voyage of the Damned) as well… Continue Reading  

What We Can Learn from Spicer’s Gaffes

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by Mitchell Plitnick White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer has a difficult job. Turning Donald Trump’s messages into comprehensible, even respectable, public statements is a tough go. But even taking that into account, his performance has been terrible, and on… Continue Reading  

Sanders Talks Israel, Trump, and Anti-Semitism at J Street

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Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) gave the following speech at the J Street Conference on February 27, 2017. Thank you for inviting me to address you here today. It’s a pleasure to be here with J Street, which has been such a strong… Continue Reading  

Why Is Trump Adviser Wearing Medal of Nazi Collaborators?

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by Eli Clifton Editor’s Update: Gorka evidently felt compelled today to respond (via Breitbart) indirectly to our post here about his public display of a Vitezi Rend medal at an inaugural ball and on other occasions. We want to make clear that… Continue Reading  

Illiberal Support for Israel: Antithetical to Jewish Values and Israel’s Interests

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by Lara Friedman In the beginning, “pro-Israel” meant something clear and uncomplicated: supporting Israel’s miraculous establishment as the homeland of the Jewish people, on the heels of the horrors of the Holocaust, and defending Israel’s very right to exist and… Continue Reading