My aunt couldn’t stop hugging me. I didn’t remember ever having been hugged in my life. I remember thinking, “This is kind of nice.”
The October 7 Hamas attack showed that sex crimes are not absent from the modern battlefield.
As chief historian at Yad Vashem from 2011 to 2021, and now the institution’s senior academic advisor, Dina Porat has the chops—the moral authority, if you will—to poke into dark and troubling corners of the Israeli national psyche.
I am always amazed at the power of one violent act to upend the fragile progress of humanity—in particular the painstaking work of constructing peace.
Antisemitism, like Islamophobia—charges of which have been similarly made by Muslim and Arab students on a number of campuses—should be calculated by actual, violent incidents on campuses, not by unverifiable threats, or perceived feelings of being threatened.
The Americans soon forgot the turmoil in the streets of Munich in the fall of 1923. The Jews of Munich did not.
No country could be expected to forgo retaliation for attacks on innocent citizens in its own territory. But what are the long-term goals?
“How can Jewish and Israeli students feel safe on campus when it’s considered acceptable to justify or even celebrate the death of Jewish children? “
Amidst solemn vigils, sober criticisms, and emboldened protests, some socialists joined celebrations of Hamas horror.