As the Jewish community moves into commemorating Yom HaShoah V'hagvura, Holocaust and Resistance Remembrance Day, my first guest is Dr. Efraim Zuroff, head of the Jerusalem office of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Nazi hunter. Even as the perpetrators are getting into their 80's and 90's, and the countries in which they are hiding are terribly uncooperative, Dr. Zuroff has had incredible success. He shares about his work, and mentions a statistic about the convicted ones that came as a harsh reality.
In our second half, attorney Alyza Lewin explains why it's taken more than 11 years, and counting, to get the passport of an American born in Jerusalem to state that the country of birth is Israel. In fact, the US State Department has NEVER recognized Jerusalem as officially being IN Israel. The Zivotofsky family is waiting for a ruling from the US Supreme Court, as the US Congress approves this designation and the State Department refuses to acknowledge that Jerusalem is IN Israel. Alyza Lewin gives us the background to this absurd posture, and we wish her and the Zivotofsky's speedy success.
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Efraim Zuroff. Photo Credit: Flash90.