Remembering the Heroism of Natan Sharansky, on the 30th Anniversary of His Release

Feb. 12 2016

Thirty years ago yesterday, the refusenik Natan Sharansky (now head of the Jewish Agency) was released from Soviet prison after eight years of confinement. (Read a moving tribute by his daughter, Rachel Sharansky Danziger, here.) Elliott Abrams recounts the circumstances and quotes Sharansky’s speech at his 1977 sentencing:

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More about: History & Ideas, Natan Sharansky, Refuseniks, Soviet Jewry, Soviet Union, Zionism

The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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More about: Hamas, Palestinian Authority, Palestinian terror, United Kingdom