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Kansas Hate Crime Didn't Emerge From a Vacuum

April 20, 2014  •  JNS/The Algemeiner

When you look at the image of Frazier Glenn Cross, AKA Glenn Miller, the shooter who cold-bloodedly murdered three Christians in a bloody eve-of-Passover spree at two Jewish community buildings in Overland Park, Kan., what do you see?

I'll tell you what I see. The dead-eyed stare, the pasty, blotched skin and lousy teeth, the unkempt facial hair—this is exactly the kind of face we associate with anti-Semitic and racist thuggery. In the 20th century, Cross could have been a concentration camp guard, wearing his ignorant, vulgar sneer as he shoved his Jewish victims into a gas chamber, screaming barely literate, anti-Semitic epithets along the way.

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American Jews Must Wake Up to Anti-Semitism of Hungary's Jobbik Party

April 14, 2014  •  JNS/The Algemeiner

When one in five people in a key European state votes for a neo-Nazi party, you might expect a furious response from the United States, the country that played a decisive role in defeating the Nazi menace during the Second World War. And you might also expect that American Jews would be leading the chorus of condemnation.

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Iran's New U.N. Ambassador is Latest Outrage: Will U.S. Take Action?

April 9, 2014  •  JNS/The Algemeiner

As its next ambassador to the United Nations Headquarters in New York, Iran has appointed a man who participated in the seizure of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran in 1979. The decision has been met with outrage—and rightly so.

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Maduro's Empty Call for "Dialogue"

April 2, 2014  •  Commentary

Nicolas Maduro's ghost writer should be commended for making the Venezuelan dictator sound, in his op-ed in today's New York Times, like a reasonable man in search of a reasonable solution. You would never know, on the basis of this article alone, that this is the same Maduro who claims to have encountered the ghost of his predecessor, Hugo Chavez, on the Caracas subway system; who instinctively denounces his opponents as "Nazis" and "fascists"; who alleged a conspiracy involving former Bush administration officials to assassinate a senior opposition leader to "create chaos" in Venezuela.

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The Stateless People You've Never Heard Of

March 31, 2014  •  JNS/The Algemeiner

Here's the setting: a Middle Eastern state filled with skyscrapers and luxury hotels, and blessed with a booming business environment and the close friendship of the United States. Here's the problem: a substantial segment of its population lives with the constant threat of deportation hanging over it.

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