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Rafael Medoff

Dr. Medoff is founding director of The David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies; his most recent book is The Jews Should Keep Quiet: Franklin D. Roosevelt, Rabbi Stephen S. Wise, and the Holocaust.

Why is #MeToo Covering for Hamas?

There was more than enough evidence for the #MeToo movement to say something. Yet for some reason, it took #MeToo International until November 13 to issue any kind of statement about the mass sexual violence.

Stop Psychoanalyzing Israel

For years, some critics of Israel have advocated the idea that Israelis have been collectively traumatized by the Holocaust, a kind of mental disorder that renders them incapable of making rational decisions.

Hitler Youth in Gaza

Raising children to kill, whether in Nazi Germany in the 1930s or in Gaza today, always has deadly consequences.

Gaza Laborers’ Troubling Role in the Pogrom

During the year preceding the October 7 pogrom, the number of Gazans permitted to enter Israel usually fluctuated between 10,000 and 15,000. Now we know, from the Washington Post, that those workers were the source of much of Hamas’s information.

FDR’s Warning About Raising Kids to Kill

In our own era, it is no secret that anti-Israel and antisemitic propaganda permeates the Palestinian Arab educational system. That system helps produce teenage killers such as Muhammad Al-Faroukh.

BBC Censored Another Herzog — in 1944

The BBC last week censored parts of its interview with Israeli president Isaac Herzog, cutting out sections in which he cited uncomfortable facts about British policy. Remarkably, he’s not the first Herzog to be censored by the BBC.


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