How a Nazi Collaborator Became a Lithuanian National Hero

March 11 2021

Growing up in a Lithuanian family in Chicago, Silvia Foti learned that her grandfather, Jonas Noreika, was a hero who led an anti-Soviet revolt in his native country in the aftermath of World War II. After the fall of Communism, independent Lithuania honored Noreika, naming streets and even a school after him. Foti was thus surprised when, researching her grandfather’s life, she discovered that he—like many who fought against Stalinism in Ukraine and the Baltics—was also a Nazi collaborator:

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Hamas and Fatah Compete by Shedding Jewish Blood

During the past four weeks, there has been a rash of violent attacks in Jerusalem and the West Bank. These are not a response to any Israeli actions, nor are they spontaneous outbursts. Rather, as Itamar Marcus and Maurice Hirsch explain, the violence is the result of deliberate incitement by the Palestinian Authority (PA), which began when its president, Mahmoud Abbas, realized he was unlikely to win the upcoming national elections. The violence, write Marcus and Hirsch, was originally a way to win votes, and is now a way to maintain popularity after Abbas’s decision to postpone the elections in definitely:

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