How Bernie Sanders’s Impoverished View of Judaism Has Desensitized Him to Anti-Semitism

Asked in a recent interview about his personal connection to Judaism, Senator Bernie Sanders spoke movingly about the deaths of family members in the Shoah, his contact with Holocaust survivors as a child, and a visit with his family to the shtetl where his ancestors had lived. He concluded, “I learned at a very early age what, if you like, white nationalism—which is what Nazism is in the extreme—is about, [and] that it is absolutely imperative . . . that all of us do everything we can to stop racism and white nationalism.”

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More about: 2020 Election, Anti-Semitism, Bernie Sanders, Holocaust, Judaism

Thoughts on Yitzhak Rabin’s Assassination, a Quarter-Century On

On the Jewish calendar, today is the 25th anniversary of Prime Minister Yitzḥak Rabin’s assassination at the hands of a fellow Jewish Israeli. Rabin, after a long and impressive career in the military and in politics, had not long beforehand signed the Oslo Accords, and was murdered by a zealous opponent of that decision. Reflecting on the occasion, David Horovitz writes:

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More about: Israeli politics, Oslo Accords, Yitzhak Rabin