Bob Dole, a thrice-decorated veteran of World War II who served in the Senate for 30 years, and was the Republican presidential nominee in 1996, died on Sunday at the age of ninety-eight. Among the causes to which he was deeply committed was the plight of Soviet Jewry, as Jacob Kornbluh recounts. At a 1987 rally, with Natan Sharansky and other refusenik leaders present—and just before Mikhail Gorbachev arrived in the U.S. for arms-control talks—Dole spoke vigorously on behalf of those Jews still trapped behind the iron curtain. (Video, four minutes.)
When Bob Dole Told Gorbachev to Let the Jewish People Go
What Palestinians Can Learn from Martin Luther King, Jr.
Last week, Americans celebrated the life and legacy of the great civil-rights leader Martin Luther King. The veteran Palestinian activist Bassam Eid, who has dedicated much of his career to criticizing Israeli policies in the West Bank and Gaza, reflects on what his own people can learn from this great man: