The German Synagogue Shooter and the Irredeemable Anti-Semite

Following the recent anti-Semitic outbursts on the part of several American and British celebrities, there have been well meaning attempts to respond with outreach and education, hoping that athletes, musicians, and media personalities can be enlightened out of their prejudice. The success of these efforts remains in question. But, argues Ben Cohen, such an approach cannot work in every case. Take the example of Stephan Balliet who, on Yom Kippur of last year, , attempted to murder the worshippers in the synagogue in the German city of Halle; stopped by a reinforced door, he resorted to killing two passersby before the police arrived. Balliet’s trial, which began last week, reveals a disturbing truth about anti-Semitism:

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To Deter Iran, America Should Give Israel a Big Bomb

July 26 2021

Under the current circumstances, it seems unlikely, writes Dennis Ross, that Washington will succeed in negotiating a return to the 2015 nuclear agreement with Tehran—and even if it does, it is even more unlikely that the Biden administration will be able to make good on its promise to negotiate a “longer and stronger” version of the deal. Ross thus suggests a simple way to make clear to the Islamic Republic the risks of continuing to pursue a nuclear weapon:

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