Dr. Rafael Medoff

The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

The Labor Zionist movement and the bombing of Auschwitz

Jews around the world worked hard to influence allied forces to bomb gas chambers at Auschwitz-Birkenau. Labor Zionists were among the leading forces in that campaign, but tragically, they did not prevail., 03/03/2020 18:00
How FDR turned away Jewish students escaping from Europe

How FDR turned away Jewish students escaping from Europe

How's this for Kafka: If a student trying to flee Europe was unable to prove he could leave the US and retunr to his homeland after his studies, he was denied a visa., 20/12/2019 11:36
When Jews mixed sport with politics

When Jews mixed sport with politics

When 1933 Germany was chosen as the site of the Olympics, Jews protested, but to no avail., 25/10/2019 12:10
The Rabbi, the telegram, and the Holocaust

The Rabbi, the telegram, and the Holocaust

In the months and years after the Holocaust, many excuses would be heard from the Allies as to why Europe’s Jews could not be rescued. But nobody could plead ignorance., 29/08/2019 05:05
FDR's token refugee shelter

FDR's token refugee shelter

1944: War Sec'y Stimson vigorously opposed the temporary havens idea for Europe's endangered Jews. In his view, Jews were “unassimilable” and would undermine the purity of the USA's “racial stock.” How tragic, looking at America 2019., 08/08/2019 06:00
There is no Dachau in Texas

There is no Dachau in Texas

Tens of thousands of prisoners were murdered in Dachau, Buchenwald and Bergen-Belsen, concentration camps and not death camps like Auschwitz. Is that "exactly the same" as the US detention facilities in Texas and Arizona, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez?, 20/06/2019 06:54
What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

What we can't forget when we remember Anne Frank

The part of the story that Life Magazine left out in its glossy 96 page magazine on Anne Frank's life and legacy is how she could have been saved., 14/06/2019 12:01
Comic book features American Holocaust hero

Comic book features American Holocaust hero

Comic books are an amazing way to further Holocaust education., 03/05/2019 09:04
Why FDR wouldn't condemn Hitler

Why FDR wouldn't condemn Hitler

Roosevelt not only refused to criticize the Hitler government, but he personally removed critical references to Hitler from at least three planned speeches by Interior Secretary Harold Ickes in 1935 and 1938. And that's not all., 02/05/2019 06:11
Proof that bombs can stop Genocide

Proof that bombs can stop Genocide

American bombs can stop genocide in Syria, it's time to learn from the US failure to bomb the tracks to Auschwitz., 21/02/2019 06:32
Rescuing Jews, despite FDR

Rescuing Jews, despite FDR

Some 190,000 quota places from Germany and Axis- occupied countries sat unused during the Holocaust years, because the Roosevelt administration deliberately suppressed immigration below the levels permitted by law. , 27/01/2019 17:25
When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

When Jewish politics trumped Holocaust rescue

The sad story of how one man's unbridled pursuit of power stopped the protests that might have made FDR do something to help European Jewry., 25/12/2018 22:22
FDR gets credit for his response to Kristallnacht. He shouldn't

FDR gets credit for his response to Kristallnacht. He shouldn't

Even after 80 years have passed since Kristallnacht, as of this week, the truth about FDR's betrayal of the Jewish people is still not widely known., 08/11/2018 20:18
A calendar distorts the Holocaust

A calendar distorts the Holocaust

How the U.S. Holocaust Museum’s new calendar distorts the Holocaust, whitewashing FDR and US responses to the mass murder of Jews., 04/10/2018 07:10
The day the rabbis marched in Washington right before Yom Kippur

The day the rabbis marched in Washington right before Yom Kippur

They came in 1943 to plead for the rescue of Europe's Jews, when so many could still have been saved, but FDR left the White House by a back door and refused to meet with them. And millions more died., 18/09/2018 14:30
'It can be done:' New details on the rescue of Denmark's Jews

'It can be done:' New details on the rescue of Denmark's Jews

On Rosh Hashana 1943 and for three weeks after it, the Danes proved it could be done, but America was not listening., 06/09/2018 20:15
REWRITING HISTORY AT THE  HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: Why FDR abandoned the Jews

REWRITING HISTORY AT THE HOLOCAUST MUSEUM: Why FDR abandoned the Jews

The U.S. Holocaust Museum's new exhibit on America and the Shoah tries to show that FDR did the best he could to help Jews during the Holocaust. Part 3 of a special 3 part series., 04/05/2018 12:45
 U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXCUSES FDR’S SILENCE: Jews are inconvenient

U.S. HOLOCAUST MUSEUM EXCUSES FDR’S SILENCE: Jews are inconvenient

Part 2 of a special 3-part series: It is inconvenient to rescue Jews., 03/05/2018 06:14
US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM TRIES TO RESCUE FDR: Keeping the Jews out

US HOLOCAUST MUSEUM TRIES TO RESCUE FDR: Keeping the Jews out

Part 1 of a 3 part series on the U.S. and the Holocaust, currently the subject of an exhibition at the Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. in which the facts brought here are obscured., 01/05/2018 21:30
'He's one of us' doesn't excuse sexual abuse

'He's one of us' doesn't excuse sexual abuse

There are no extenuating circumstances for abuse., 03/01/2018 02:10
Extreme defenders of FDR distort Holocaust record

Extreme defenders of FDR distort Holocaust record

Perhaps the most infuriating remark of an FDR defender is the claim that had he spoken out against the extermnation of Europe's Jews, FDR might have spurred Hitler on to kill more of them. Robert Rosen actually said that., 23/10/2017 22:45
Misunderstanding the causes of anti-Semitism

Misunderstanding the causes of anti-Semitism

The events of recent weeks have revealed a surprising abundance of self-proclaimed experts on the causes of anti-Semitism., 04/03/2017 23:10
Martin Luther King Day: How Zionists defeated segregation in Baltimore

Martin Luther King Day: How Zionists defeated segregation in Baltimore

In 1946, legendary author Ben Hecht and 32 other playwrights announced they would not permit their works to be performed at theaters that barred African-Americans. They stuck to their guns and they won., 16/01/2017 08:45
Words that presidents won't say

Words that presidents won't say

Avoiding the words"Islamic terrorism" may lead to a result that parallels the results of another president's omissions., 16/06/2016 06:12
Melania blames the Jews

Melania blames the Jews

Melania joins the long list of those, including past US presidents, who are willing to blame the victim as long as he is a Jew., 20/05/2016 17:10
An odd couple? Cartoons and the Holocaust

An odd couple? Cartoons and the Holocaust

Cartoons and genocide actually intersect in a number of unexpected ways. , 05/05/2016 23:10
Hypocrisy on the Golan Heights: An "occupational" hazard

Hypocrisy on the Golan Heights: An "occupational" hazard

Who are the Security Council members who are so "concerned" about Israel controlling the Golan? , 03/05/2016 16:17
Netanyahu is not the first leader the White House found "frustrating"

Netanyahu is not the first leader the White House found "frustrating"

There is no friendship without disagreements and there have been plenty of those in Israel's history of relations with the USA., 28/04/2016 07:37
Why the Rabbi said: "Eat bread on Passover"

Why the Rabbi said: "Eat bread on Passover"

The rabbi's unusual Passover message was: "Eat bread and save Jews.", 21/04/2016 22:52
Al Pacino Reopens the Debate Over Pro-Nazi Celebrities

Al Pacino Reopens the Debate Over Pro-Nazi Celebrities

Should cultural contributions by individuals whose views are anathema and/or harmful to others be shunned?, 10/06/2015 12:32
The Inconvenience of Genocide

The Inconvenience of Genocide

Genocide is only condemned or acted upon by the current US administration when politically convenient. A must read, especially for those who believe Obama's promises to protect Israel., 19/04/2015 07:58
Getting Anne Frank All Wrong

Getting Anne Frank All Wrong

There was no room for Jewish refugee children., 15/04/2015 18:03
Bibi Isn't the 1st Jewish Leader Stung by White House

Bibi Isn't the 1st Jewish Leader Stung by White House

The insult to Netanyahu brings back Jewish leaders fighting for Jewish lives who were to be treated shabbily by the White House., 26/01/2015 09:07
NY Times Tour of Iran: Another PR Victory for Dictators

NY Times Tour of Iran: Another PR Victory for Dictators

The NY Times sponsors a trip to Iran - there are precedents. (There are also standards: the tour is closed to those who have Israel stamped in their passports, Jews and gays have been told to hide their identity.) , 27/10/2014 03:38
Is the US Finally Confronting Genocide?

Is the US Finally Confronting Genocide?

The US has never stated fighting genocide as a reason to fight a war., 09/09/2014 18:30
Lag Ba'omer at the Pyramids

Lag Ba'omer at the Pyramids

An amazing Lag Ba'omer bonfire, lit by Jewish soldiers from Palestine in WWII in the land of the Pharaohs. Who is still here and who has vanished?, 18/05/2014 22:33
FDR's Anti-Semitic Cocktails - with Molotov

FDR's Anti-Semitic Cocktails - with Molotov

FDR used anti-Semitism as "an icebreaker", say some historians - oh, really?, 17/03/2014 04:30
A Hanukkah of Broken Promises

A Hanukkah of Broken Promises

In 1944, a Jewish cartoonist published a biting cartoon in the Hebrew press aimed at the British mandate and the USA., 30/11/2013 19:44
Bloomberg News Encounters Nazi China

Bloomberg News Encounters Nazi China

How can editors today tell the truth about totalitarian regimes without fear of reprisals?, 17/11/2013 06:55
Fighting for the Jewish State, Rosh Hashana 1947

Fighting for the Jewish State, Rosh Hashana 1947

This little-known story of an intrepid young rabbi is being made public by Arutz Sheva, thanks to Dr. Medoff., 04/09/2013 15:53
Netanyahu's Not Alone on Auschwitz Lessons

Netanyahu's Not Alone on Auschwitz Lessons

Injecting the Holocaust into Israeli strategic calculations - should Netanyahu do so or not?, 16/06/2013 09:18
Anne Frank Was Barred, But Her Tree Made it to the U.S.

Anne Frank Was Barred, But Her Tree Made it to the U.S.

America did not actually kill Jews, it just kept them out, causing them to be trapped and killed. British purebred puppies were allowed into the US., 07/04/2013 17:18
Celebrities Who Embrace Dictators

Celebrities Who Embrace Dictators

There is a long, sordid history of celebrities who praise dictators, ignoring the reality of their tyrannical acts. Chavez is the latest example., 09/03/2013 20:46
If You Can't Save Everybody, Save Nobody?

If You Can't Save Everybody, Save Nobody?

That is President Obama's policy. It was also FDR's tragic logic. But why not save at least some of them, if you can't save them all?, 29/01/2013 12:22
Genocide Confirmed - Grudgingly

Genocide Confirmed - Grudgingly

When did the US finally decide that Jews were being exterminated in Europe?, 17/12/2012 10:24
A Quaker Eye Witness to Mideast Violence

A Quaker Eye Witness to Mideast Violence

It is interesting to see what the British do when Arab terrorists in the Middle East attack them., 13/12/2012 15:13
Exposé: Churchill, Jesus and the Holocaust

Exposé: Churchill, Jesus and the Holocaust

Churchill was far from the stalwart friend of the soon to be murdered Jews of Hungary in 1944. A mind changing story that is not known to the public., 09/11/2012 11:44
NY Jews did not Vote Democrat for Truman in 1948

NY Jews did not Vote Democrat for Truman in 1948

New research shows that when an incumbent Democratic president is perceived as unfriendly to Israel, there can be a shift in the traditional Democratic Jewish vote. Truman lost NY State for his arms embargo on Israel. , 24/10/2012 16:03
The Election that Saved the Negev

The Election that Saved the Negev

Beersheba, Ashkelon, and Eilat would have been Arab cities, and the Dead Sea would have been controlled by an Arab navy, according to an American-supported Mideast peace plan in 1948. A presidential election intervened., 10/10/2012 15:33
Flexibility After the Elections - Then and Now

Flexibility After the Elections - Then and Now

Second termers are more "flexible" - that is, not to be counted on - regarding the promises they made towards Israel - something to worry about., 05/10/2012 08:16
Harry Truman's Yom Kippur Surprise

Harry Truman's Yom Kippur Surprise

Harry Truman's message to American Jewry on the eve of Yom Kippur in 1946 made front page news, was read aloud in synagogues from coast to coast. , 25/09/2012 09:14
A Lesson for Israel - From Darfur

A Lesson for Israel - From Darfur

Judge Obama by what he does - or doesn't do - not by what he says., 19/04/2012 12:57
Rely on US? Israel's PM Cites Failure to Bomb Auschwitz

Rely on US? Israel's PM Cites Failure to Bomb Auschwitz

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu this week cited the Roosevelt administration's failure to bomb Auschwitz as part of his explanation of Israeli policy regarding Iran's nuclear weapons program. , 08/03/2012 08:15
Basketball, Jews and Tolerance

Basketball, Jews and Tolerance

The rights of Jewish athletes to keep the Sabbath in the USA is not a simple accomplishment ., 07/03/2012 15:38
Too Much Holocaust?

Too Much Holocaust?

Every country and every writer has his reason to downplay the Holocaust. , 26/12/2011 22:44
Obama, Libya and the Holocaust

Obama, Libya and the Holocaust

America’s action in Libya constitutes a significant change from the policies of some previous presidents, such as those who knew Jews were being killed in gas chambers., 29/03/2011 20:29
Megillat Hitler: FDR & The Jews

Megillat Hitler: FDR & The Jews

Jewish communities around the world have established local Purim-style celebrations to mark their deliverance from catastrophe. But in North Africa in 1942, FDR didn't exactly deliver the goods., 19/03/2011 20:31