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Prisoners’ Hunger Strike Ended, Promising a Restrained ‘Nakba Day’ Tuesday

23 Iyyar 5772 – May 14, 2012
On Monday night, hundreds of Palestinian prisoners agreed to end their hunger strike after winning concessions from Israel to improve their conditions, both sides announced. Earlier in the week, concern had been rising about the effect the death of one of the strikers might have on Tuesday's 'Nakba Day' protests.

Palestinian Hunger Strikers Not Innocent

21 Iyyar 5772 – May 13, 2012
You will recall that over 1000 prisoners, including some multiple murderers, were released in the ‘exchange’ for kidnapped soldier Gilad Shalit. Many of the ones that are left were not part of the deal because they were considered more dangerous or because their crimes were more vicious.

Rubin Reports: New York Times Coverage of Israel: What Comes After Ridiculously Biased?

14 Iyyar 5772 – May 6, 2012
At times we seem to be living in the updated version of Ignazio Silone’s remark, “The final conflict will be between the Communists and the ex-Communists.” All too often, we cannot depend on Western-trained intellectuals in positions of power who either buy into leftist ideology or tremble in fear of being called racists or Islamophobes.

Hunger Striking Gandhi’s Killer Hospitalized

8 Iyyar 5772 – April 29, 2012
The Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine said Sunday it holds Israel responsible for the life of the group's imprisoned leader, Ahmad Saadat,...

Nazi Death Camp Exhibition Debuts in Shanghai

27 Nisan 5772 – April 19, 2012
The Xinhua news agency reports that a concentration camp exhibition Nazi crimes has opened in Shanghai on Thursday. The exhibition concentrates on the Auschwitz death...

2,300 Palestinian Prisoners Begin Hunger Strike

26 Nisan 5772 – April 17, 2012
"Palestinian Prisoner's day" is the latest attempt to load the Palestinian calendar with days of mass mobilization and action, with the higher aim of embarrassing Israel and pressuring it to make concessions. Among the demands being made are an end to administrative detention and access to newspapers and more television channels.

NY Post Spreading Misinformation, Jew Baiting Humor

23 Nisan 5772 – April 15, 2012
An April 13 short item on the number of inmates in the NYC jail system who receive kosher meals was headlined: "20 inmates fat on glatt." Now, is this a suggestion that City jail kosher meals be made more healthful, perhaps with larger salad portions and less fatty, albeit kosher, meat – or was this a callused NY Post insult to Jewish criminals who are so insolent, they won't even eat pig like a decent Christian convict?

Second Stage of Shalit Prisoner Release Complete

23 Kislev 5772 – December 19, 2011
At 10pm on Sunday, 509 Palestinian security convicts were released in the second phase of a massive prisoner swap deal between Hamas and Israel in exchange for captured soldier Gilad Shalit.

List of 550 Terrorists To Be Released for Shalit Posted Online

19 Kislev 5772 – December 15, 2011
The Israel Prison Service (IPS) has publicized the list of prisoners scheduled to be released in the second stage of the Gilad Shalit deal...

My Visit To Auschwitz

17 Shevat 5769 – February 11, 2009
Editor's Note: Several years ago, the bestselling novelist Christopher Buckley, accompanied by his late father, the writer and iconic conservative intellectual William F. Buckley Jr., visited Auschwitz. He had never published his haunting account of that experience, but the current furor over Bishop Richard Williamson's claim that the Holocaust is largely a myth and "not one" Jew was gassed at Auschwitz compelled him to do so on The Daily Beast website, where he is a regular contributor.

A Great Victory For The Arabs

20 Tammuz 5768 – July 23, 2008
Two Israeli soldiers have been returned from captivity - dead!

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn

5 Heshvan 5768 – October 17, 2007
Question: Is Israel's release of Palestinian prisoners a constructive sign of good faith or just a futile attempt at placating its enemies?

Accepting A Fateless Fate: A Holocaust Film To End All Holocaust Films

18 Tevet 5766 – January 18, 2006
One of Honore Daumier's greatest works shows a troubled man sitting at a window.

Art And Auschwitz: Art Created In The Holocaust At The Brooklyn Museum

28 Iyyar 5763 – May 30, 2003
The Holocaust was the largest mass murder in human history. It casts an indelible shadow over everything that follows, twisting morality and normative values in unfathomable ways. The vast complicity of Western Civilization in the pre-meditated murder of six million Jews taints all culture and intellectual life to this day.

Passover Observance Is Not Grist For Anyone's Political Mill

23 Iyyar 5763 – May 25, 2003
We recognize that in the high-stakes, often take-no-prisoners budget negotiations in Albany, leverage is at a premium. And we also appreciate the particularly exquisite dilemma now facing Governor George Pataki with the advent of both houses of the legislature having united against him and their probable ability to override his vetoes of their budget proposals.

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