French Anti-Semitism Didn’t Spare the Highest Echelon of the Franco-Jewish Elite

April 22 2021

By the 1870s, a handful of Jewish families had emerged as some of Paris’s wealthiest, and amassed splendid art collections. Many members of these families later lost their lives in the Holocaust. Reviewing two recent books about these Jews—one a history, one a work of epistolary fiction—Julian Barnes describes how their material and cultural success could not protect them from anti-Semitism:

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The Current Negotiations Won’t Stop Iran from Getting Nuclear Weapons

While the Biden White House is committed to restoring the 2015 agreement to restrain the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program, Tehran’s behavior since the deal was concluded should be sufficient to demonstrate that it had no intention of keeping to its terms, argues Elliott Abrams:

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More about: Iran, Iran nuclear program, Joseph Biden, U.S. Foreign policy