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  • Now it all makes sense—Ahmadinejad is a secret Jew!

    By Dennis Wilen

    October 25, 2008 | 3:45 am

    Rust never sleeps in our obsessive compulsion to scour the Intertubes and bring you, my friends, and all the Joe-the-Mohels out there [crowd applauds], yes, my friends, to bring you choice morsels of fact-like news stories, photos and video for your consideration.

    This is the same...

  • 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...

  • VIDEO: Tel Aviv rally protests religious persecution in China

    August 9, 2008 | 5:00 pm

    Christian, Jewish and Muslim clergy lead rally protesting Chinese persecution of Falun Gong and China’s involvement in Sudan

  • Who’s afraid of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad?

    By Jesse Walker

    September 27, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    When Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad spoke at Columbia University the other day, he did not emerge with the "propaganda victory" that neocon pundit Bill Kristol assured us he would receive. He didn't seem to be having fun either.

    Instead, he had to listen while Columbia...

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  • Minority Retort

    By Michael Aushenker

    April 30, 2003 | 8:00 pm

    A war is brewing. A minority in our midst is being actively persecuted. Society fears and loathes them. The government is using legislation to identify them and the military to hunt, contain and kill them. This is not Nazi Germany. This is America.

    If the plot of "X2: X-Men United,"...

  • A Temple’s Pride

    November 4, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    When visiting Berlin you can't miss the golden dome of the New Synagogue on Oranienburger Strasse. It towers over the city skyline and stands as a reminder of the rich history of Berlin Jewry. Crowned with the Star of David, the dome also reminds us of persecution and near...
  • Healing’s Many Colors

    By Rob Kutner

    September 23, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine the shock Temple Knesset Israel members felt when they came to Shabbat services five weeks ago and found scrawled on their wall, "Jews die" and a swastika. The Los Feliz congregation is largely elderly; many are Holocaust survivors.

    A shock of a different sort awaited them...

  • The Years of Persecution

    By Tom Tugend

    July 3, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    As the decades pass, why does the Holocaust retain, and even expand, its grip on the consciousness of the world and of its scholars, writers and filmmakers?

    Argues Professor Saul Friedländer of UCLA, it is not because the extermination of 6 million Jews marked a major turning point in...

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