Month: May 2011

Schechter Sez – An Open Letter to My Fellow Jews and to All Americans

Harvey During my 41-year career as a member of the Anti-Defamation League’s professional staff and from the day I retired in 1993 to this very moment, I operated on a simple, fundamental principle, namely, if anywhere in the world a Jew is persecuted solely becase he or she is a Jew, it automatically becomes my personal problem because there but for the grace of God go I.

Bibi to World – Swap This!

250998 Israel’s friends and foes seem to be dancing at the same wedding. Those people at AIPAC applauded when President Obama urged a two-state “solution” and even when he proposed a land “swap.” I’m not sure if he used the word “transfer” but it’s on the lips of everybody else. 

Jewish students, like all students, should be guaranteed a campus environment that is safe and conducive to learning

University_of_California_Seal 05/18/2011 03:10 AM Dr. Leila Beckwith, Professor Emeritus, Univerity of California at Los Angeles and Tammi Rossman-Benjamin, Lecturer, University of California at Santa Cruz, have posted an on-line letter to UC President Mark Yudof, urging him to forcefully and promptly address the problem of the harassment and intimidation of Jewish students on UC campuses.

Is Obama Our Chamberlain?

Is Obama Our Chamberlain? The Wages of Appeasement: Ancient Athens, Munich and Obama’s America Discussion and book signing with the author, Bruce S. Thornton May 16, 2011 Skirball Cultural Center Los Angeles, California British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, who famously returned from a Berlin conference with Hitler and announced appeasement in our time, may be history’s poster boy for political impotence and naïveté.

A demon gone, but evil remains

ausch-lib12 Hitler is dead. Hitlerism lives on Jeff Jacoby – The Boston Globe – May 1, 2011 ON JANUARY 30, 1945, shortly after Soviet troops liberated the Auschwitz death camp, a Polish doctor from nearby Oświęcim entered the vast Nazi complex to help care for the survivors.