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  • At Dnc, Noshing and Schmoozing, Carter Stays Mum and Charlie Wilson’s War

    For the party trying to change the impression that it hasn’t got enough religion, Democrats got maybe a little too much on Sunday. Hundreds of party faithful got dollops of, well, faith in the cavernous Wells Fargo Theater in what organizers repeatedly reassured whoever would listen was the first time a major party convention was… More ▸

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    Israeli film director Amos Gitai was honored at the 61st Locarno International Film Festival. He received the “Leopard of Honor” prize, which pays tribute each year to a major director who is still active. Gitai’s latest film, “One Day You will Understand” was shown as part of the August festival, and a retrospective of several… More ▸

  • For Kampala’s Needy Orphans, Israelis Provide a Shining Light

    Bleak and dusty, the Namuwongo slum stretches along the main rail line that runs through this capital city. Shantytown dwellers who use the tracks as a pedestrian thoroughfare are killed or maimed regularly by passing trains. Yards away, among the wooden shacks, stand the bamboo walls of a kindergarten for some of the slum’s neediest… More ▸

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    Brad Pitt will star as a Jewish American soldier in a film by Quentin Tarantino. Pitt signed on to play a southern Jew who leads a team of eight Jewish Americans in exacting vengeance on the Nazis in German-occupied France. The film, “Inglorious Bastards,” is due to start shooting in Germany in October. More ▸

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    The sale of Nazi memorabilia at a north Dublin market may violate Irish law. Ruairi Quinn, the chairman of the Holocaust Educational Trust of Ireland, called for an investigation into the sale of the memorabilia and propaganda materials at the Sunday market. Quinn, who is also a member of the Irish parliament, said the items… More ▸

  • Diplomat Who Survived Argentina’s ‘dirty War’ Speaks out Against Iran

    Iran must own up to its crimes the way Argentina did after the “dirty war” of the 1970s if it ever hopes to cleanse its collective soul. So says Hector Timerman, Argentina’s ambassador to the United States, and a survivor of that war — one of the darkest chapters in modern Latin American history. Timerman,… More ▸

  • In Hot Pot Dilemma in China, a Muslim Comes to the Rescue

    Being treated to a hot pot meal is one of my most dreaded social situations in China. Hot pot is like Chinese fondue. A large pot of meat stock bubbles in the center of the table, and fresh meat, fish, vegetables and tofu are dropped inside. You dip the cooked foods in a sesame sauce… More ▸

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    An art exhibition dedicated to the Jewish painter Jonasz Stern opened in Western Ukraine. “Returning to Ukraine: View of Silence,” which opened last week in the Lvov National Museum, presents Stern’s works devoted to the Holocaust and the liquidation of the Lvov Ghetto. The exhibition also includes the screening of a film about Stern’s life… More ▸

  • Munich Survivor Dan Alon Carries Scars of ’72 Olympics

    The Munich Olympics were meant to be a defining moment in Dan Alon’s life — but not the way they turned out. Alon was one of five Israeli athletes who escaped the 1972 massacre of Israel’s Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists. Thirty-six years later, he still can’t shake what happened. In Berlin last year to… More ▸