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An [unpublished] response to Andrew Apostolou’s Wall Street Journal piece

To the Editor [of the *Wall Street Journal*]: Andrew Apostolou’s “The Shame of Modern Greece” (Opinion Europe, January 20, 2010), about the arson attacks on a historic synagogue in Chania on the island of Crete,  represents a case of a premature judgment used to support a simple-minded sermon without respect for the complexity of the historic relationship between the Greeks […]

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More about the Chania synagogue incident

Dear colleagues,   In light of the recent arson attacks on Chania’s Etz Hayyim Synagogue, the subsequent rather nasty Opinion Article in the Wall Street Journal (see: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052748704320104575014571634292264.html?mod=googlenews_wsj#articleTabs%3Darticle ), and the raised eyebrows by officials in the US State Department, I would like to offer my thoughts on the matter. As is reported today by Georgios Delastik in Ethnos (see: […]

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The Misuse of Anti-Semitism in the Arsons of Chania’s Jewish Synagogue

The Misuse of Anti-Semitism in the Arsons of Chania’s Jewish Synagogue

       One of the most attractive features of using ‘loaded labels’ such as the term “anti-semitism” is to create the emotional impact one wants, linking the opposition  to something that is held in disdain. As a rule the opposition is discredited before they have uttered a single word.        Irrespectively of the fact that many claims of anti-Semitism are proved on […]

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