Years after the Holocaust, the Mossad learned that Egypt was working with German scientists on weapons of mass destruction. Photo Illustration by Gluekit World Israel Mossad Since World War II, Israel has used assassinations and targeted killings on more people than any other country in the Western world. In many cases, its leaders have determined that in killing a designated target—and protecting its national security—it is moral and legal to endanger the lives of innocent civilians. Harming such people, they believe, is a necessary evil. Israel’s reliance on assassination as a military tool did not happen by chance. It stems from the roots of the Zionist movement, from the trauma of the Holocaust and from the sense among Israelis that the country is perpetually in danger of annihilation. And that no one would come to its aid.Because Israel is such a small country, because the Arab states have long talked of and attempted to destroy it, and because of the … [Read more...] about The Secret History of Israel’s War Against Hitler’s Scientists
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Presidential counselor Kellyanne Conway, in a heated interview Monday with CNN's Chris Cuomo, said President Donald Trump thinks former FBI Director James Comey is "engaging in revisionist history" in his new book and in an interview Sunday night. "Jim Comey loves to be in the center of power," Conway told Cuomo, during the course of a half-hour interview that began on CNN's "New Day" and ran over for 15 minutes on to the network's following program. "He loves to divert the spotlight to himself and be in the center of power," she added. "The president is correcting the record because there were two people involved in the conversations. If he objected to anything witnessed in his limited few meetings with President Trump, he should have said so." Conway's comments referred to an Oval Office meeting February 2017. During the meeting, first reported by The New York Times in May of that year, Trump asked the then-FBI director to let this go, referring to the investigation … [Read more...] about Conway: Trump Thinks Comey Pushing ‘Revisionist History’
My parochial school did not force-feed me the bogus Virginia history that poisoned the minds of so many Virginians of my generation.So I turned to my mom, a retired Richmond Public Schools teacher, for her memories of “Virginia: History, Government, Geography,” one of three state-commissioned textbooks whose fake take on history was detailed by Rex Springston in Monday’s issue of Discover Richmond magazine, produced by the Richmond Times-Dispatch.The textbooks, commissioned by the state in 1957 — an era of burgeoning civil rights agitation and the resulting Massive Resistance — “taught Confederate-friendly ‘Lost Cause’ ideas to a generation of Virginians and cast the state’s segregationist political leaders in a favorable light,” Springston wrote.These textbooks weren’t entirely purged from state classrooms until the late 1970s, he wrote. But the cottony euphemisms about the horrors of slavery remained evident in the … [Read more...] about Williams: For two decades, Virginia textbooks fed baby boomers a bogus history of slavery. Why that matters today.
U.S. Melania Trump Golf Donald Trump Shinzo Abe Mar-a-Lago First Lady History While President Donald Trump hit his Florida golf course with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Wednesday, first lady Melania Trump engaged Abe’s wife in a perhaps more educational activity. Related: Melania Trump likes to read, unlike the president Melania Trump and Akie Abe left the president’s Mar-a-Lago mansion for an afternoon at the nearby Henry Morrison Flagler Museum, a Gilded Age mansion and Palm Beach landmark. On a tour with the museum’s director, the two women learned about Whitehall, a 100,000-square-foot mansion that industrialist Henry Flagler built for his third wife. During the early 1900s, it helped put Palm Beach on the map as a destination for the rich. Recommended Slideshows 51 In Pictures: The 50 Most Powerful Military Forces in the World 44 In Pictures: Every U.S. President Ranked From Best to Worst 37 Who Will Be Invited to Meghan Markle and … [Read more...] about Melania Trump Gives Shinzo Abe’s Wife A History Lesson As President Golfs
May 14, 11:36 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury National By Shreesha Ghosh @Shreesha_94 04/02/18 AT 8:21 AM An Atlanta charter school received severe backlash after second-graders wearing blackface masks put on a performance for a black history program last week, reports said Saturday.A video of students from Kindezi Old Fourth Ward Charter School reciting Paul Laurence Dunbar's poem “We Wear The Mask,” while holding black face masks with exaggerated bright red lips and white eyes, went viral over the weekend. The Dunbar poem, which was published in 1913, speaks of oppression endured by African-Americans. It starts by saying: “We wear the mask that grins and lies, It hides our cheeks and shades our eyes, This debt we pay to human guile; With torn and bleeding hearts we smile.”The video, which was posted on Facebook, garnered over 2.8 million views and more than 6,000 views at the time of … [Read more...] about Students Wearing Blackface Masks For Black History Performance Spark Outrage