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Holocaust ad draws harrumphs: A Holocaust Remembrance Day ad that ran in publications like the National Post drew a flurry of controversy on social media this week.
Zionism an OK punching bag: Gil Troy’s latest column looks at the ‘Andrew Potter affair’ from what he says is a Zionist lens. He argues that at McGill and elsewhere nowadays, Israel and Zionism are, unlike other targets deemed vulnerable minorities, considered acceptable “punching bags.”
Holocaust-denying French politician already out: Remember yesterday, when it was reported the guy who temporarily took Marine Le Pen’s place heading the far-right National Front party denied aspects of the Holocaust? Well, he’s out. Jean-François Jalkh was replaced today by Steeve Briois.
Palestinians supporting prison hunger strikes hurt: Six Palestinians were wounded in clashes with Israeli troops in the West Bank today, connected to a so-called day of rage held in solidarity with Palestinian hunger strikers in Israeli prisons.
Millennial’s Curb: Misanthropes the world over (or just, like, here in North America) will be delighted to hear that Larry David’s 23-year-old daughter, Cazzie, heretofore famous for her Instagram account, has released a four-episode Web series. Update: I did everyone a favour and watched the first episode and it’s pretty meh. See for yourself?