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Iran Has New Submarines, And That's Bad News For America

Iran Has New Submarines, And That's Bad News For AmericaThe new Fateh-class vessel was unveiled by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani late last week, at a ceremony held at the Bandar Abbas naval base.



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Christians are being persecuted around the globe. That's the real war on Christmas.

Christians are being persecuted around the globe. That's the real war on Christmas.The next time you get offended when someone wishes you "happy holidays," remember those who won't get to celebrate those holidays at all.



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Trump May Be Acquitted in a Senate Impeachment Trial. That's Not the Same as Being Exonerated

Trump May Be Acquitted in a Senate Impeachment Trial. That's Not the Same as Being ExoneratedThe Senate may vote to acquit President Trump in the impeachment trial, according to Joyce White Vance, but if the process isn't fair, then that acquittal won't exonerate him.



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Accusing Bernie Sanders of antisemitism? That's a new low

Accusing Bernie Sanders of antisemitism? That's a new lowThe allegations should be called for what they are: politiking in service of politicians who will put more Jews in dangerBernie Sanders – son of Dorothy and Elias Ben Yehuda Sanders, who emigrated from Poland in 1921 to escape antisemitism, and whose family that remained in Poland was slaughtered in the Holocaust – is not antisemitic. But some are trying to convince you that he is.The conservative Washington Examiner’s Tiana Lowe published a story accusing the Sanders campaign of being the “most antisemitic in decades”. Worth noting is that Lowe expressed gratitude several months back for her grandfather’s service to the Chetniks, a nationalist armed front which collaborated with the Nazis and delivered thousands of Jews to them in service of building an ethnically homogenous Greater Serbia. She also posed for a picture with Milo Yiannopoulos, who once sent $ 14.88 on PayPal to a Jewish journalist, a reference to Nazi slogans.For Lowe and others on the right that have jumped on this bandwagon, though, details don’t really matter. Sanders, an avowed democratic socialist, simply belongs to an opposing political camp with opposing values. Like the attacks against Corbyn abroad and Ilhan Omar at home, those now being lobbed at Sanders aren’t about defeating antisemitism so much as using it as a narrative device to undermine a worldview that offends them. Sanders’s solidarity with Palestinians suffering under occupation is not an affront to Jews but to the right’s propaganda that looking out for their best interest means a blanket, unquestioning support for whatever the Israeli government happens to be doing, which at the moment includes maintaining a brutal apartheid state.> Trump and his xenophobic allies abroad are undoubtedly bad for the Jews, and so are smear campaigns that play into their handsThis all stands in wild contrasts to Sanders’s actual views on antisemitism. As the Vermont Senator himself explained a recent essay for Jewish Currents entitled How to Fight Anti-Semitism, we now live in one of the most dangerous periods Jews have faced in recent memory, from the deadly shootings like the one at Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life Synagogue last year to a wave of of far-right energy in Europe that waxes nostalgic for the continent’s fascist past.“Opposing antisemitism is a core value of progressivism,” Sanders writes. “So it’s very troubling to me that we are also seeing accusations of antisemitism used as a cynical political weapon against progressives. One of the most dangerous things Donald Trump has done is to divide Americans by using false allegations of antisemitism, mostly regarding the US–Israel relationship. We should be very clear that it is not antisemitic to criticize the policies of the Israeli government.” He goes onto lay out how a Sanders administration will confront antisemitism at home and abroad: immediately appointing a special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism, rejoining the United Nations Human Rights Council and “helping to shape an international human rights agenda that combats all forms of bigotry and discrimination”, among other measures.That the Sanders campaign is somehow abetting antisemitism seems absurd on its face, but more outlandish blows have landed. As I wrote last week, antisemitism itself has been a reliable tool of a right looking to ward off the left, and anti-socialism has often peddled in antisemitic tropes. Accusations coming from rightwing pundits and politicians now follow proudly in this tradition, albeit with feigned concern for Jews now used to defend against policies they disagree with. Just last week, Trump called a room of Jews “brutal killers, not nice people at all” before selling an executive order to criminalize campus protests as a defense of the Jewish people. Trump and his xenophobic allies abroad are undoubtedly bad for the Jews, and so are smear campaigns that play into their hands.Before they snowball into something worse, the right’s allegations of antisemitism against the left – and the first Jew within striking distance of the White House, at that – should be called out for what they are: cynical politiking in service of politicians who will put more Jews in danger. * Kate Aronoff is a writer based in New York. * This article was amended on 18 December 2019 to correct the spelling of Milo Yiannopoulos’ name.



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Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That's the wrong approach, report says

Cities are criminalizing homelessness by banning people from camping in public. That's the wrong approach, report saysMore cities are criminally punishing homeless people for sleeping in public, a new report shows, amid an increase in Americans living on the streets.



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India's Nuclear Arsenal Keeps Growing, And That's Bad News For Pakistan and China

India's Nuclear Arsenal Keeps Growing, And That's Bad News For Pakistan and ChinaIndia could be approaching 200 warheads.



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A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.

A new study reveals how the last woolly mammoths died out 4,000 years ago. That's after the Egyptians had built the pyramids.The last of the woolly mammoths died on an Arctic island 4,000 years ago, meaning these animals went extinct much later than scientists once thought.



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China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's bad news for Taiwan

China is filling a 'strategic vacuum' in the Pacific left by the US and its allies, and that's bad news for TaiwanThe benign neglect of the US and its partners in the Pacific created an opening for China, according to Dr. Anna Powles.



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Fifth-grade teachers ban dating to reduce 'broken hearts.' Mom says that's 'my job'

Fifth-grade teachers ban dating to reduce 'broken hearts.' Mom says that's 'my job'Fifth grade students at Riverside Elementary School in Jeffersonville, Ind., were told by teachers to "make sure that relationships have ended."



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How to make ratatouille, a vegetable dish that's both hearty and healthy

How to make ratatouille, a vegetable dish that's both hearty and healthyThis fall ratatouille recipe works perfectly as a side dish or a delicious vegetarian main. The different colored veggies looks great on the table, too.



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