The Fake Holocaust Violins of Ebay

Recently, violins inlaid with mother-of-pearl six-pointed stars have been showing up in the antiques market, advertised as having some sort of Jewish connection—perhaps having been played by a Klezmer band, or having belonged to a victim of the Holocaust, or, in at least one case, having been played in a Nazi concentration camp. But, writes Dina Gold, there is no evidence backing up these claims, nor is there reason to believe that the symbol on the violins, described by sellers as a Star of David or Jewish star, has any Jewish significance at all:

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The UK’s Ban on Hamas Is a Belated Step in the Right Direction

Nov. 29 2021

Twenty years after Britain outlawed Hamas’s military wing, the home secretary, Priti Patel, has decided to proscribe the entire organization. Stephen Daisley applauds this decision, but observes that London does not yet seem to recognize the dangers of what Hamas represents:

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