The Pitfalls of Holocaust Education without Jews

Feb. 17 2020

Holocaust education has been a mainstay of British education for some time. But the rising tide of anti-Semitism in the UK suggests that it may not be accomplishing its supposed goals. Irene Lancaster and Rowan Williams consider the nature of the problem and its possible solutions:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, Anti-Zionism, Holocaust, United Kingdom

 

Why Israel’s Political Crisis Remains Unresolved

April 8 2020

On Monday afternoon, Benny Gantz and Benjamin Netanyahu—the leaders of Israel’s two major political parties—seemed poised to finalize a coalition agreement that would end the yearlong political stalemate. By the evening, talks broke down after Likud negotiators backtracked from a compromise over judicial appointments, and Gantz ordered his representatives to leave the table. Haviv Rettig Gur explains that Netanyahu, the incumbent prime minister, has found himself on the horns of a dilemma: he can’t form a government without compromising with Gantz, but he risks burning his bridges with his right-wing allies, foremost among them the Yamina party:

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More about: Benjamin Netanyahu, Benny Gantz, Israeli politics, Yamina