The symbolism of holding an international Jewish sporting event at Berlin’s Olympic Park—built by the National Socialists for the 1936 Olympics, from which Jewish athletes were excluded—was lost on no one.
Two years ago Jake Witzenfeld, a new Jewish Tel Aviv transplant from England, discovered Qambuta Productions—a fresh, subversive and artistic Palestinian voice on YouTube that uses parody to illustrate social and political issues in the Arab community.
“I think that it has much more positive to offer than negative,” said Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti. “But we have to keep a careful eye.”
Professor Daniel Schwartz on how fears of Jewish disloyalty fueled deportations and massacres in Eastern Europe during and after the war, how the Jewish Legion helped conquer Ottoman Palestine for the British, and why World War I was a turning point for European Jewry.