Finally, Lithuania Begins to Confront the Holocaust

Sept. 15 2017

In the small Baltic nation of Lithuania, any attempt at public discussion of the Holocaust has generally been made impossible by the history of local collaboration in the slaughter of Jews, the country’s attempt to ally with the Nazis against the Soviets, and today’s ever-growing, and well founded, fears of Russian revanche. But Benas Gerdziunas points to some signs that this might be changing:

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More about: East European Jewry, History & Ideas, Holocaust, Lithuania, World War II

Understanding Hizballah’s Sprawling South American Crime Syndicate

July 29 2021

Sunday marked the 27th anniversary of Hizballah’s bloody bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which demonstrated to the world the long reach of the Lebanon-based terrorist group. But its presence in Latin America goes far beyond plotting attacks: located on the continent is the heart of its global criminal empire, which Hizballah uses to supplement the income it receives from its masters in Tehran. Emanuele Ottolenghi, drawing on detailed and extensive research, explains the inner workings of the group’s illicit operations, and its recent attempt to relocate networks disrupted by the U.S. and Europe to the tri-border area (TBA), where Paraguay, Argentina, and Brazil meet.

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More about: Crime, Drugs, Hizballah, Iran, Latin America