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By John R. Bolton
The president fiddles at his domestic altar while the world burns
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Marvin Hier
A Jewish human rights organization is calling for a boycott of an Italian winemaker that sells Hitler-themed wine.
MUNICH | A Jewish human rights organization is calling for a boycott of an Italian winemaker that sells Hitler-themed wine.
The July 5 announcement by the Vatican that blessed John Paul II, the pontiff who died in 2005, has been "cleared" by Pope Francis for canonization was not overly surprising. From the chants of "Santo Subito!" ("Saint Now!") at his funeral to his beatification two years ago to the two miracles attributed to him, the Polish-born pope was a favorite among Roman Catholics, and he was respected and loved by many beyond the church's ranks.
A leading Jewish organization and others outraged by a photo showing Marine snipers in Afghanistan posing with a logo resembling a notorious Nazi symbol are demanding President Obama order an investigation and hold the troops accountable.
The Obama administration is defending the U.S. ambassador to Belgium and ignoring calls from many Jewish-American leaders to denounce the envoy for remarks they see as blaming Israel for anti-Semitism among European Muslims.
A ferocious wildfire that has driven thousands from their homes in eastern Arizona spread to 486 square miles Tuesday and headed toward its biggest target yet — two of the most populous towns in the fire-scarred mountains.
Hier said it’s important for the Wiesenthal Center to put Jewish history on film to reach worldwide audiences for years to come.
"Pope John Paul II will always have a special place of honor in the hearts of Jews everywhere," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, in an April statement released by the group. "In our two private audiences with the Pope, we experienced firsthand the uniqueness of this great man,"