Babi Yar, Site of One of the Holocaust’s Biggest Massacres, Is a Reminder of Both Nazi and Soviet Anti-Semitism

Oct. 12 2021

Last week, the former Soviet dissident Natan Sharanksy gave a speech at Babi Yar in Ukraine to commemorate the Nazis’ massacre of over 33,000 Jews there 80 years ago. Babi Yar, he noted, was not just a symbol of the crimes of the Third Reich, but also of the USSR’s own crime of trying to erase the memory of the Holocaust. Reflecting on the deeds of the perpetrators, their local collaborators, and the Ukrainian Gentiles who rescued some of their Jewish compatriots, he concluded that “even when you walk through the valley of death, you are still making moral choices.” (Video, 13 minutes.)

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What Israel Needs to Stop Iran’s Nuclear-Weapons Program

Oct. 25 2021

If sanctions, diplomacy, and covert sabotage fail to prevent the Islamic Republic from obtaining nuclear weapons, it will be up to the IDF to do the job—as America will be unlikely to attack Iran, and the Gulf states lack the ability to do so. But it is not clear that the Jewish state has the necessary armaments. John Hannah writes:

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