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Exposure and censorship

Exposure is more effective than bombing. Today is the anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration camp by the Russian Red Army on 27 Jan 1945, which has given rise to the annual International Holocaust Memorial Day. It is worth noting that Heinrich Himmler ordered the SS to halt mass murders by gas in …

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Sport is for all – except active Christians

In Australia, the boss of New South Wales Rugby Union said that "we must ... ensure that our game remains a game for all, no matter people's background or beliefs" – inexplicably while 'explaining' why an overt Christian was sacked for expressing Christian beliefs. It seems that Christian beliefs don't count. The Eurovision Song Contest …

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The ark of the covenant and the third temple

There is a movement afoot among orthodox Jews to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem and to this end they have been looking for a red heifer without blemish to dedicate the temple.  Although there have been discredited claims in recent decades, yet there are rumours that a suitable red heifer has been found and that …

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Redefining racism and antisemitism

The current antisemitism furore in the Labour Party is about redefining antisemitism and what people call racism. There is only one human race. We live in an era that is redefining the most basic terms, redefining marriage and gender by self-declaration, supported by the Prime Minister Theresa May. It is a feature of current society …

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Does Europe really love the UK?

Congratulations to Israel for winning the Eurovision Song Contest 2018, in spite of the vocal Palestinian campaign interfering with the process. "Next year in Jerusalem" is a common Jewish phrase, and the Eurovision rules are that the next contest will be in the country of the previous year's winner. We may expect the same Palestinian …

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The liberation of Jerusalem 1917 and 1967

One hundred years ago today, Jerusalem was liberated during the first World War by the Egyptian Expeditionary Force (EEF) led by British forces.  It was a significant event in the long journey towards recognizing and re-establishing the state of Israel in the native homeland of the Jews. On 11th December 1917 British General Sir Edmund …

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