On January 28, addressing the United Nations General Assembly on the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Reuven Rivlin of Israel said: “On this day we must ask ourselves honestly, is our struggle, the struggle of this Assembly, against genocide,...
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August 15, 2012 | 12:22 pm
When a popular uprising started in Tunisia less than two years ago, it took the world by surprise. Not many observers had anticipated the outbreak, let alone the success, of popular uprisings in a region far better known for the longevity of its tyrants and despots.
Contrary to what...
December 26, 2011 | 11:56 am
Israeli lawmakers debated on Monday recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide but were warned by the Foreign Ministry about further damage to frayed relations with Turkey.
The issue has stirred deep emotions in Israel, where some legislators have...
October 25, 2007 | 8:00 pmBush Administration Slams Lukashenko
The Bush administration called on the president of Belarus to retract anti-Semitic remarks.
"We have seen reports of President Lukashenko's disturbing and irresponsible comments," a State Department statement said. "We find them deeply offensive...
August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pmLast week's news that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) had reversed course and decided to recognize the Turkish massacres of Armenians between 1915 and 1923 as a genocide is a necessary step forward for that organization.
Unfortunately, it does not go far enough in rectifying the...
August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pmFrom 2000 to 2002, I led a graduate seminar titled, "Post-Holocaust Ethical and Political Issues," at Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies. Among the topics covered was the politics of memory.
One of the case studies we explored was the controversy...
August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pmIn a dramatic reversal, the Anti-Defamation League's (ADL) national director has issued a statement describing the massacres perpetrated by the Ottoman Empire against the Armenians as "tantamount to genocide."
The ADL and its national director, Abraham Foxman, faced mounting...