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ANCA-WR Applauds Calif. Teachers’ Association for Firm Stance on Artsakh – Asbarez Armenian News

| December 16, 2020

In a powerful letter addressed to the Armenian National Committee of AmericaWestern Region Board of Directors, the California Teachers Association PresidentE. Toby Boydshared his groups solidarity with the Armenian Community in denouncing in the strongest possible terms the aggressions and war crimes committed in Artsakh by the Azerbaijani government

OPINION: On Chanukah, we must stand in solidarity with persecuted Uyghur Muslims – Jewish News

| December 16, 2020

On December 10, the world will celebrate International Human Rights day, on the 72nd anniversary of the formal acceptance of The Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) by the UN General Assembly. That same evening, Jews around the world will begin to light candles in celebration of the holiday of Chanukah. These two occasions, which coincide this year, commemorate and enshrine a resilient commitment to fight for freedom

Israeli Odelia Fitoussi elected to UN panel for persons with disabilities – The Jerusalem Post

| December 5, 2020

Following a year of an international diplomatic campaign jointly led by the Israeli Foreign Affairs Ministry and the Israeli Mission to the United Nations, Odelia Fitoussi was elected on Monday to represent Israel at the United Nations Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).The CRPD is the leading UN body responsible for formulating a global policy for the 182 signatory states to the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Israel headed for early elections as Gantz-Netanyahu coalition falls apart – Axios

| December 5, 2020

Israel's governing coalition is falling apart, setting the stage for the fourth election in two years. Driving the news: Defense Minister Benny Gantz announced tonight that his Blue and White party would vote in favor of dissolving parliament on Wednesday because Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Gantz's political rival turned coalition partner was refusing to pass a budget and reneging on their power-sharing deal

The Meaning of Hitler Review: Terrifying Proof That Fascism Can Happen Anywhere – Yahoo Entertainment

| November 17, 2020

Time has a tendency to flatten historys darkest chapters, reducing panic and persecution to footnotes and caricature. So it goes with Adolf Hitler, whose outsized image as a cartoon villain often obscures the horrifying endurance of Nazi ideology today.

The Liberator: What Happened To Felix Sparks After World War 2 – Screen Rant

| November 17, 2020

Netflix's The Liberator tells the true story of U.S. soldier Felix Sparks, so what happened to him after World War II?

In rare move, ADL joins campaign against former far-right politician slated to head Yad Vashem – Haaretz

| November 5, 2020

The Anti-Defamation League has joined the campaign against the appointment of Effi Eitam, a former far-right politician and military commander, to the top position at Yad Vashem, citing his problematic moral record.

Shoah survivors angry after right-wing politician nominated to lead Yad Vashem – Jewish News

| November 3, 2020

Israeli Holocaust survivor organisations are calling the man nominated to lead the Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial and museum unfit for the job.

Letter to the Editor: ‘Friends, Romans, countrymen, lend me your ears’ – The Bakersfield Californian

| November 3, 2020

We gather, soon, not to praise Caesar, but to elevate ones like him to high offices. We gather in November to examine the new, perhaps bury the old, and ask for change. For a turn around, maybe even for repentance

Do Jews Owe Anything to the US Democratic Party? — Part II – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| November 3, 2020

Photo Credit: unsplash {Reposted from the authors Emet mTsiyon blog} We have shown that Roosevelt [Saint FDR, in the bon mot of Lawrence Lipton in theLA Free Press circa 1963] was a silent partner in the Shoah. Of course young people may think that that was a long time ago.


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