A New Documentary Tells the Story of a Concentration Camp Guard Who Might Have Been “Ivan the Terrible”—or Just a Terrible Ivan

April 22 2020

In the 1970s, the Office of Special Investigations (OSI)—the U.S. government’s Nazi-hunting agency—gathered evidence that a Ukrainian immigrant living in Ohio named John (né Ivan) Demjanjuk was in fact the notorious guard at the Treblinka death camp known to inmates as “Ivan the Terrible.” Ivan was eventually deported to Israel, where, after a dramatic trial, he was sentenced to death—before the Supreme Court reversed the decision. Reviewing a recent documentary miniseries about Demjanjuk, titled The Devil Next Door, Scot Lerner writes:

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More about: Holocaust, Sobibor, Television, Treblinka

What Palestinians Want

July 10 2020

In an extensive report on a major survey of Palestinian public opinion, David Pollock sums up his key findings. Above all, the results suggest that large numbers of Palestinians are willing to make compromises with Israel in the short term, but tend to harbor maximalist, even militant, long-term goals:

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More about: Palestinian public opinion, Palestinians, Two-State Solution