Christopher Hitchens, Anti-Semite

Jan. 28 2022

Last month, many figures on both the right and left authored or uttered encomia to the British journalist Christopher Hitchens on the tenth anniversary of his death. Always provocative, Hitchens was an outspoken opponent of jihadism and defender of free speech, as well as an apologist for the Soviet would-be-despot Leon Trotsky. The passion that moved Hitchens the most may have been his hatred of religion, and he seemed to believe one religion in particular was responsible for the sins of the others. Meir Soloveichik writes:

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Israel Must Choose the Right Friends in Asia

In the past few decades, the Jewish state has vastly expanded its diplomatic, economic, and sometimes military ties with South and East Asia, while doing its best to stay away from the conflicts that divide the countries in the region. Daniel Samet surveys the potential for these relationships, urging Jerusalem to avoid deepening cooperation with China and instead to focus on cultivating further its alliances-in-the-making with China’s competitors:

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More about: India, Israel diplomacy, Israel-China relations