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‘Strange’ and ‘Strangers’

Two new studies of Islam portray recent outbursts of coordinated violence and oppression not as a reaction to Western liberalism but instead as fundamental to the religion itself

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Europe’s Destructive Holocaust Shame

How the narrative of Israel as the new Nazis and Palestinians as the new Jews helps Western Europe avoid its culpability in World War II

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Children of Kindness

Episode 95: Jamie Kirchick on the end of Europe and Muslim comedian Negin Farsad on making jokes in the Trump era

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What the AP’s Collaboration With the Nazis Should Teach Us About Reporting the News

Is it better to cooperate with dictatorships and authoritarian regimes and tell half the story with hands tied—or not tell the story at all?

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London

On ugliness and nobility in terror

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Sarah Halimi Was Beaten to Death in Paris By a Muslim Attacker Reciting Verses From the Quran. The Press Covered it Up.

France struggles to separate terrorism from cases of individuals following a psychotic impulse fueled by the rise of anti-Semitism

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Is the Odessa Mafia’s Angel of Death Actually Dead?

Ill and now missing from the scene, Alexandr Angert leaves a volatile power void in the Russo-Ukrainian underworld

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How ‘The Deranged Ones’ Are Reshaping France

In the recent case of an Orthodox woman who was attacked and killed at home, French authorities seem to have a hard time differentiating the insane impulse from the intentional act, refusing to see the anti-Semitism that co-exists with terror

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The Dark Centennial of the Russian Revolution

What would have happened if the Mensheviks had come to power in Russia, instead of the Bolsheviks, 100 years ago? America gives us a clue.

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Hungary’s Ugly State-Sponsored Holocaust Revisionism

Does it matter if a country consciously lies about its past? An excerpt from the new book, ‘The End of Europe.’

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British Invasion

Episode 80: Leah Green and Freddy McConnell, co-hosts of The Guardian’s ‘Token’ podcast

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Did U.S. Anti-Immigrant Hysteria Doom the Passengers on the ‘St. Louis’? It’s Complicated.

The ship’s refugees seeking safe haven from the Nazis were victims of a global system that included America

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Is the Shoah Memorial in Paris Home to a Racist?

The troubling case of Holocaust historian Georges Bensoussan, on trial for ‘incitement to racial hatred,’ pits French anti-racists against anti-anti-Semites

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Fabien Clain and the Origins of Islamist Terror in France

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: A French citizen who disappeared into the wreckage of Assad’s state now sends operatives home to fight a brutal war with the West

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Syria and the Failure of the Multicultural American Left

Six Years of Syrian Civil War: Why Assad is the Franco of the Middle East, and why the United States has done so little to help his victims—80 years after liberal-minded Americans took up arms in the Spanish Civil War

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Frauke Petry, the New Face of Germany’s Anti-Immigrant Right

In a candid Tablet magazine interview, the rising politician talks about her rejection of Islam, being called a neo-Nazi, and why Jews should see European nationalism as a welcome development

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Turkey and Israel Trust Each Other Again, Maybe

As in the late 1950s, common enemies may make strange bedfellows, or even friends, of Erdogan and Netanyahu

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How the Syria Echo Chamber Works

Tablet Annotates the News: Is it really time for a new Syria policy?

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Six Cups

A wedding present, a family history, and Ukraine’s dark 20th century, 75 years after Babi Yar

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Why the French Ban the Veil

The secular republic debates how best to contain and suppress the Islamist movement

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Germany’s Hot New Party Thinks America Is ‘Run by Zionists’

The troubling rise of ‘Alternative for Germany’

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Ukrainian Holocaust Perpetrators Are Being Honored in Place of Their Victims

75 years after a little-known massacre, another memorial in Eastern Europe is erected to obfuscate the history of World War II

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Weimar Germany and Donald Trump

How traditional and radical conservatives come to speak a common political language—that ultimately benefits the extremists

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How Is the Paris Peace Conference Different From All Other Peace Conferences?

The Obama Administration shifts away from the bilateral model that has characterized American brokerage of the process since the 1990s

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Austria’s Incredibly Narrow Escape From Neo-Fascism

Dispatch from Vienna, where a closely contested presidential election may be a bellwether for an increasingly xenophobic Europe

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Who Is Responsible for Anti-Semitism in the Labour Party? Jeremy Corbyn.

Something is rotten in the United Kingdom

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Hitler’s Jewish Spy

Baron von Rolland, a spy for Germany in both World Wars, wasn’t a Baron or a von Rolland. He was a Saloniki Jew named Isaac Ezratty.

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How To Be a Jew in France

Four years after Mohammed Merah’s horrific shooting spree in Toulouse, can things get worse in Europe?

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