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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More about: Communism, Holocaust, Lithuania, World War II

 

To Deter Iran, America Should Give Israel a Big Bomb

July 26 2021

Under the current circumstances, it seems unlikely, writes Dennis Ross, that Washington will succeed in negotiating a return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran—and even if it does, it is even more unlikely that the Biden administration will be able to make good on its promise to negotiate a “longer and stronger” version of the deal. Ross thus suggests a simple way to make clear to the Islamic Republic the risks of continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon:

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More about: Iran nuclear program, US-Israel relations