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  • Broadening Shoah Remembrance

    June 30, 2011 | 11:36 am

    It was the British establishment at its finest. Six years ago, several hundred Holocaust survivors filed into the Palace of Westminster for the annual Holocaust Memorial Day commemorations. The day also marked the 65th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau. Her Majesty...

  • Holocaust remembrance in the age of genocide

    April 26, 2011 | 5:47 pm

    We have no way of knowing whether God spoke to the dead of the concentration camp of Bergen-Belsen in Germany during the winter and early spring of 1945, but I am fairly certain that He did not speak to either the living or those who were dying. What could He possibly have said to...

  • Holocaust legacy drives ‘Enemies’ genocide film

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 19, 2011 | 10:53 am

    Filmmaker Rob Lemkin’s most famous relative is the late Raphael Lemkin, a Polish attorney who spent his life crusading against mass murder and who invented the term “genocide” to describe what the Nazis had done to the Jews, including 40 members of his family.

    Rob Lemkin never...

  • Chavez tells Israelis: Disobey ‘genocidal’ government

    September 4, 2009 | 2:55 pm

    Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez told the Israeli people not to support their government, which he described as genocidal on Friday, the second day of his trip to Syria.

    Chavez is on an 11-day trip to Libya, Algeria, Syria, Iran, Belarus, Russia and Spain in what he is describing as a bid to build a multipolar world and decrease U.S. influence in the region.

    Read the full story at HAARETZ.com.

  • Hamas Leader Denies Holocaust, Objects To UN Plan To Teach Gaza Children About Holocaust

    August 31, 2009 | 6:03 pm

    From HuffingtonPost.com:

    A Hamas spiritual leader on Monday called teaching Palestinian children about the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews a “war crime,” rejecting a suggestion that the U.N. might include the Holocaust in Gaza’s school curriculum.

    A senior Israeli official said such...

  • Jewish Group: Long-Awaited Bashir Arrest Is a “Window of Opportunity”

    By Jay Firestone

    March 5, 2009 | 3:32 pm

    This is a statement made by Jewish World Watch president Janice Kamenir-Reznik and JWW executive director Tzivia Schwartz Getzug.

    March 4, 2009

    In an unprecedented move, judges at the International Criminal Court today issued a long-awaited arrest warrant against Sudanese...

  • Unprecedented opening for Darfur action exists

    December 11, 2008 | 1:21 am

    It's getting hard to think of Darfur as urgent these days. It's not that things have slowed down. Quite the contrary. In the last year we've seen devastation on par with the worst of the fighting back in 2005.

    The information just keeps rolling in -- renewed bombings, attacks on...

  • Photographer documents life in Darfur

    By Rachel Heller

    November 26, 2008 | 3:57 pm

    "When I first got to Iridimi and saw there was nothing, I asked myself: Is this really a place where a person can live?"

    So confided one Darfuri refugee to photographer Barbara Grover, who visited the Iridimi refugee camp in Chad last year to document the lives of those displaced by...

  • Anne Frank diary resonates with Cambodians

    October 6, 2008 | 7:53 pm

    PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (JTA)—As a young girl in the early 1990s, Sayana Ser often spent the night cowering in fear with her family in an underground shelter her father had dug beneath their home on the outskirts of this capital city.

    Outside, marauding bands of Khmer Rouge guerrillas...

  • We can continue to make a difference in Darfur

    September 25, 2008 | 1:03 am

    The beginning of a new year is always filled with hope, potential and opportunity for growth and change. The year we are putting behind us has not been an easy one. Our economy has entered perilous waters, with many people losing their jobs -- and their homes. The war in Iraq is now...
  • Dear Condoleeza Rice:

    By David Suissa

    August 14, 2008 | 12:36 am

    Last Saturday, on the Jewish Sabbath, I was attending prayer services at one of the big synagogues in Los Angeles, Beth Jacob Congregation, when something unusual happened that made me think of writing you this letter.

    After the services, a young black man named Adam Akabar got up to...

  • Bosnia genocide unrolls in scroll of shame

    August 6, 2008 | 11:31 pm

    Radovan Karadzic has been arrested. He faces charges of genocide and crimes against humanity before the International Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia in the Hague. It's an occasion to recall the genocide in Bosnia and the shame of those who did not prevent it.

    When Yugoslavia...

  • The West guilty of genocide in Darfur?

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    June 12, 2008 | 4:37 pm


    A Problem from Hell” explicitly detailed American inaction related to the 20th century’s worst killings. Adam LeBor writes on Jewcy that history is repeating:

  • Valley ‘Walk for Darfur’ raises $35,000

    By Julie G Fax

    June 5, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    More than 1,400 people marched up Vanowen Street and across Victory Boulevard in West Hills last Sunday to raise funds and awareness about the genocide in Darfur. The second annual three-mile Walk for Darfur raised more than $35,000 for Jewish World Watch's work in refugee support,...
  • Genocide 2.0

    By Rob Eshman

    May 1, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    People who take their Holocaust seriously have to take other people's holocausts seriously.

    You can run tacky, self-aggrandizing advertisements in the Los Angeles Times for your Holocaust memorial ceremonies -- ads that feature the faces of donors and dignitaries, as if we're...

  • ‘A man called Lemkin’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    March 12, 2008 | 2:11 pm

    Well, Samantha Power flamed out last week when she was asked to resign as an adviser to Barack Obama. Turned out her views of Hillary Clinton were similar to the worst held by some evangelicals. That wasn’t the problem; the problem was that she was a bit too candid in sharing it.

  • Kenya crisis puts Jews on alert

    By Jacob Berkman

    January 10, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    While the Jews of Kenya seem unscathed by the country's political crisis, Jewish nongovernmental agencies that work there and elsewhere in Africa are bracing for the long-term effects of the sudden outbreak of violence.

    Interethnic violence erupted Dec. 27 after the incumbent...

  • Trip highlights our duty to help worldwide

    By Jacob Goldberg

    January 3, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Having grown up in and around Los Angeles my entire life, I am awe-stricken by the thriving Jewish community and the venerable reputation it has made for itself.

    Considering our history, the present situation of Jews in America is one that would have been coveted by any Jew from...

  • Anti-American protests in Turkey

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 11, 2007 | 9:53 am

    ISTANBUL, Oct. 11 — Turkey reacted angrily today to a House committee vote in Washington on Wednesday that condemned the mass killings of Armenians in Turkey during World War I as an act of genocide, calling the decision “unacceptable.”

    In a rare and...

  • Turkey: Jews and Armenians aim to ‘defame’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    October 10, 2007 | 1:29 pm

    “All of a sudden the perception in Turkey right now is that the Jewish people, or the Jewish organizations let’s say, and the Armenian Diaspora, the Armenian lobbies, are now hand-in-hand trying to defame Turkey, and trying to condemn Turkey and the Turkish people,” [Foreign Minister...

  • ‘Who still talks of the extermination of the Armenians?’

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    August 31, 2007 | 2:34 am

    In honor of not one, not two, but three op-eds in this week’s Jewish Journal addressing the Armenian Genocide, I’ve decided to resurrect a post from April, pasted below. I also recommend reading a story The Forward published online Wednesday that said, “Turkish, Israeli and American...

  • We should speak out for HR 106

    By Steven M. Goldberg

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Notably absent from the disagreement over whether Jewish organizations should support HR 106, the congressional resolution recognizing the genocide of almost 2 million Armenians in the early 20th century, is any debate about the truthfulness of the resolution. Virtually every...
  • ADL’s decision doesn’t go far enough

    By David N. Myers

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Last 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...
  • Truth and Consequences

    By David A. Harris

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    From 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...

  • Some ‘Profiles in Courage’

    By David A. Lehrer

    August 23, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The past two weeks have offered insight, as few times do, into whether our leaders and opinion molders can set aside personal and political agendas in the face of adversity and crisis and be willing to do the right and courageous thing.

    Locally, the closing of King-Harbor after a...

  • L.A. Times gives indicted Hamas leader a soapbox for lies

    By Tamar Sternthal

    July 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Op-Ed contributors to the Los Angeles Times are an eclectic bunch, including novelists, historians, policymakers, humorists, activists, and most recently, genocidal terrorists. On July 10, 2007, Mousa Abu Marzook, "the deputy of the political bureau of Hamas," authored an Op-Ed full...
  • The time has come for action on Darfur

    By Leonard Fein

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Will it never end?

    The "it" refers to the cruelty, the meanness, the violence that so have characterized our times and do still. While Iraq and Afghanistan continue to leech -- blood, treasure, honor -- it is other things I have in mind just now.

    The haunting question is the...
  • Enough

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 17, 2007 | 8:00 pm

  • Schwarzenegger at Shoah ceremony:  ‘Today we must speak out’

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Excerpts from a speech by Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger at Yom Hashoah Ve'Hagvurah Community Wide Holocaust Remembrance Day at Pan Pacific Park:

    Well, thank you very much, Jona, for the wonderful introduction; I really appreciate that. And thank you very much, all of you, for...

  • We dare not murder memories of genocide

    By Rabbi Harold M. Schulweis

    April 19, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Amnesia of the past foreshadows amnesia of the future. Forget yesterday's tragedy and the threat to tomorrow is denied. Forget the first genocide of the 20th century -- the murder of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915 -- and the memory and atrocities of the first genocide of the 21st...

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