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Malicious Market: Nazi memorabilia was sold at an antique market in Pickering, Ont. leading the Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center for Holocaust Studies (FSWC) to lodge a complaint with Durham Police.
Conan Coming: Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien announced that he will be filming an episode in Israel. He explained via tweet that he’ll be going to “help Jared Kushner” broker peace between Israelis and Palestinians.
— Conan O’Brien (@ConanOBrien) August 11, 2017
Bennett Berates: Naftali Bennett, a right-wing Israeli politician, became the first cabinet member to condemn the violence in Charlottesville, Va. this weekend. Bennett called on the U.S. administration to condemn the use of Nazi symbols at the white supremacist rally.
דגלים נאצים מתנוססים בארה״ב.
על מנהיגי ארה״ב להוקיע גילויי אנטישמיות אלו.
Nazi flags in the US.
US leadership must unequivocally condemn. pic.twitter.com/rr1vTn2NMv
— Naftali Bennett בנט (@naftalibennett) August 13, 2017
Arts & Culture
SlutWalk Anti-Semitism: SlutWalk Chicago denounced the presence of a new “Zioness group”, a progressive Jewish LGBTQ contingent, during their recent event. Among other statements made, a Palestinian activist told the crowd “you cannot be a Zionist and feminist,” before chants of “free Palestine” from the crowd began.
Column of the Day
North Korea 2.0: Two political scientists wrote about the possibility of Iran becoming the next North Korea. Against the backdrop of increasing tensions between the U.S. and North Korea, the authors concluded: “Leaders and populations around the region, especially in Israel and the Gulf states, fear that they may be watching a movie play out in East Asia that will soon be screened closer to home.”