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Douglas Davis

  • Just the Facts

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The verdict against Irving was significant because of his former status as a serious historian, said Omer Bartov, a history professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

    Irving was long highly regarded for his treasure trove of documents on Hitler and other Nazi officials, he said....

  • Truth Prevails

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    For much of the past five years, the lives of Deborah Lipstadt, doyenne of American Holocaust historians, and David Irving, doyen of Holocaust revisionists, have been locked in a grotesque legal embrace.

    That close encounter was finally ended on Tuesday, exactly three months after...

  • Will Truth Prevail?

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Emerging from the Royal Courts of Justice here on the evening of March 15 was like leaving a musty 17th-century ecclesiastical battle for the fresh air of the 21st century.

    The proposition presented to the court by Holocaust revisionist David Irving in his libel suit against the...

  • Trial’s End

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    David Irving told the High Court in London this week that some of the world's largest Jewish organizations are involved in an international conspiracy against him.

    The self-described Holocaust revisionist's claim Wednesday was the centerpiece of his 104-page closing address at the...

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  • Hostile Action

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust revisionist David Irving mocked victims of the Holocaust by "feeding and encouraging the most cynical anti-Semitism" in his speeches, it was alleged last week at a trial for a defamation suit that Irving has filed against a U.S. scholar.

    The charge was leveled by the lawyer...

  • Hezbollah: Israel fight continues with or without Syria peace deal

    February 24, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Hezbollah will turn its attention to resisting normal relations with Israel if Syria and Lebanon reach a peace settlement with the Jewish state, according to the Shi'ite group's leader.

    "We will continue to consider it an illegitimate, alien and cancerous entity which we cannot...

  • Scholarly Pursuit

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust revisionist David Irving has no right to call himself a historian, according to a leading scholar of Nazi Germany.

    Richard Evans, a professor of modern history at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University, made the remark last week while testifying in the trial here where...

  • Irving Vs. the Truth

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A racist poem read to a young child has provided the toughest test for a Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar and her publisher for libel.

    Discussing David Irving's "utterances both in public and private on the subject" of Jews and blacks, Richard Rampton,...

  • Flawed Logic

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced.

    David Irving, who is suing Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of...

  • Nation/World/Mideast Briefs

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    From the beginning, there were clear indications of the kind of year that lay ahead.

    As the Days of Awe approached last September, President Clinton reached for a High Holidays prayer book and turned to the Yom Kippur liturgy in his search for the right words of contrition following...

  • Undeniable Truth

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis "systematically" gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks.

    David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third...

  • Holocaust Revisionist Says His Name is ‘Blackened’

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    There is scarcely a dull moment these days in London's Royal Courts of Justice, where a Holocaust revisionist is engaged in a landmark libel case against a U.S. Holocaust scholar.

    The latest twist came when David Irving announced to the court late last week, just settling in for a...

  • A Landmark Trial

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British defense attorney gave a taste of the drama to come in the libel trial brought by a Holocaust revisionist against a Holocaust scholar when, during his opening statement this week, he addressed the plaintiff.

    "To put it bluntly," Richard Rampton, who is defending Holocaust...

  • Finally, the Solution?

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Unlike previous efforts at Middle East summitry, this week's Clinton-Barak-Arafat meeting in Oslo did not aim at achieving any dramatic breakthroughs.

    Instead, the three leaders had the more modest goal of creating a positive atmosphere as Israel and the Palestinian Authority embark...

  • Mideast Briefs

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish relief agencies and the government of Israel are mobilizing to send rescue missions and humanitarian aid to Turkey, in the wake of a devastating earthquake that, at press time, may have claimed more than 4,000 lives.

    The Israel Defense Force sent a 200-member rescue team to...

  • Mideast Briefs

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Jewish relief agencies and the government of Israel are mobilizing to send rescue missions and humanitarian aid to Turkey, in the wake of a devastating earthquake that, at press time, may have claimed more than 4,000 lives.

    The Israel Defense Force sent a 200-member rescue team to...

  • The Road to Peace Only Gets Bumpier

    September 9, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Glittering ceremonies and lofty rhetoric are the essential byproducts of every milestone in Middle East peacemaking.

    And Saturday night's gala at Sharm el-Sheik -- significantly, on territory that Israel had withdrawn from in the context of an earlier peace agreement with Egypt -- was...

  • Mideast

    July 9, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    When Palestinian Authority Chairman Yasser Arafattouched down in Tunis last month, he had no expectation of anotherround of pomp and circumstance, of sumptuous banquets and piousexpressions of boundless brotherhood and solidarity. This wasbusiness, pure and simple.

    Two of Arafat's...

  • Up in Arms

    January 4, 1998 | 7:00 pm

    American Jewsare celebrating Israel's jubilee with great fanfare, but here in thehomeland, folks seem considerably less enthusiastic. You get thesense that Israel at 50 is like a bar mitzvah boy who doesn't want aparty -- not until he gets taller and his acne clears up. Not untilhe...