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Ordinary Germans and Hitlers prophecy – The Jerusalem Post

| March 7, 2020

It was January 30, 1939, the sixth anniversary of Adolf Hitlers accession to power. The Fhrer addressed the Reichstag and by extension the people of Germany

Why we should fear the rise of the Far-Right – Brig Newspaper

| March 7, 2020

Europe is experiencing a rise of populist far-right political parties that plan to threaten democracy and create hate policies in the 21st century.

Zionists can find allies on the left by sharing Jewish pain and trauma, AIPAC is told – Mondoweiss

| March 7, 2020

This weeks AIPAC conference in Washington wrestled with the crisis facing the Israel lobby: the growing partisanship of Israel support. AIPAC featured many Democratic politicians, and its panels offered appeals to progressives, though AIPAC is a rightwing organization (as the young Jewish group IfNotNow reminds us). In an AIPAC forum on Progressive Zionism, Rabbi Noah Zvi Farkas said that Zionists could make common cause with leftwing groups by sharing their vulnerability and pain and trauma from Jewish history as a persecuted minority, and in that way other marginalized and historically-oppressed groups will related to them

Purim, and a Shift in the Haredi World – Algemeiner

| March 7, 2020

The Western Wall in Jerusalem. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad. Over the past few weeks, I have noted a major shift in the Jewish world, a shift that relates to the Haredi (ultra-Orthodox) community in America and the startling decision by their most respected leaders to put up a slate for election to the World Zionist Organization (WZO).

‘Jews of Tunisia have nothing to do with Zionism, which stole land of Palestine Middle East Monitor – The Union Journal

| March 7, 2020

Tunisian President Kais Saied claimed that the Tunisian Jews are citizens who have equal rights and duties with the rest of the Tunisians.

Israel election results: Benjamin Netanyahu, liberator of the ‘third Israel’ – Haaretz

| March 7, 2020

Might Benjamin Netanyahu not only just represent the second Israel code name for Mizrahim in poorer communities in its struggle against the first code name for the Ashkenazi elite but perhaps also be the liberator of the third Israel? A historic irony is that the one who set the goal of snuffing out the Palestinian struggle may be remembered in the history books as a formative figure in that endeavor

A Megillat Esther of one’s own in Safed – The Jerusalem Post

| March 7, 2020

Safed. The city steeped in mystical tradition, where the influence of Kabbalistic sages and saintly men and women resonates in living peoples minds as clearly as notes struck from a great bell

All the drama that has happened in Israeli politics since this week’s election – JTA News

| March 7, 2020

JERUSALEM (JTA) Israel held its unprecedented third election in less than a year on Monday and, yet again, the results raised more questions than answers. At first it seemed as if Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu had finally garnered the votes he needed to break the longstanding impasse and consolidate his power.

World Zionist Congress elections: Zionist Organization of America – Forward

| March 7, 2020

The Forward invited the 15 parties contending for the World Zionist Congress elections, which end March 11, to write an article about why readers should support them. Eight responded by our deadline (well happily publish the others; contact kunza@forward.com).

Make a difference vote for the World Zionist Congress delegates who represent us in Israel J. – The Jewish News of Northern California

| March 7, 2020

Israel just completed its third national election in two years, and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appears poised to claim victory and keep his right-wing coalition in power. With 99 percent of the votes counted as of press time, it is highly likely that he will be invited to form the next government.


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