Monthly Archives: April 2006

Iran And The Holocaust:Cause For Concern

As a student of modern Jewish history and anti-Semitism, I have always tried to refrain from using the term "Holocaust" for rhetorical purposes. But this time, Holocaust Memorial Day is different, so it seems,...

Denying History

DENYING HISTORY, Michael Shermer and Alex Grobman, DENYING HISTORY. U of california Press, Berkley, 2005. Forward by Arthur Hertzberg, who passed away last week. To explain why the holocaust never happened, here are some guidelines: Attack...

Abbas Steers Clear Of Condemning Attack

Following Monday's Palestinian bombing in a Tel Aviv restaurant which resulted in the deaths of nine people, the media was rampant with the news of a "clear condemnation of the bombing from Palestinian Authority...

Remembering Arthur Hertzberg; A Man of Inquiry

Rabbi Dr. Arthur Hertzberg was my teacher 36 years ago when he was a visiting professor at the Hebrew University, when he taught a seminar on "philosophy of Jewish history", and stayed in touch...

Editorial in Palestinian Authority Official Publication, Following Bomb in Tel Aviv

I don't think, no, I am sure that the last Tel Aviv operation did not make any of Israel's leaders lose any sleep over it. They had previous knowledge of the possibility of it...

Disengagement Lessons: Flawed Pullout Predictions Should Make Olmert Rethink His Plan

Eight months after the withdrawal from Gaza, or what was referred to as a "unilateral disengagement," things are not developing according to the early scenario marketed to the public. Almost nothing has materialized in the...

UNRWA, European Commission Inaugurate Rehabilitated Shelters for Palestinian Refugees in Syria

Representative of the European Commission's Humanitarian Department, ECHO, arrived in Homs camp Tuesday to celebrate the completion of 135 shelters that have been rehabilitated as part of an over €1 million EU funded project...

UNRWA ‘will not shun’ political leaders of Hamas

The American head of the UN agency aiding Palestinian refugees said yesterday her agency will not scale back contacts with the new Palestinian government and will meet Hamas leaders as part of its aid...

Canada urged to push for changes to UNRWA

Canada has a unique opportunity to take the lead in pushing the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) to exclude Palestinian terrorists from its payroll and to adopt the same...

U.S. Support for UNRWA delineated

U.S. tops list of supporters for Palestinian relief agencyState Department fact sheet details U.S. contributions to UNRWA The United States is the largest single country donor to the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), providing...