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Reason and Revelation

Attempting to defend the Enlightenment and Western civilization from postmodern attacks, a new history degenerates instead into a tiresome diatribe against religion.

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Read more at Standpoint

More about: Atheism, Enlightenment, Postmodernism, Religion, Western civilization

Germany’s Bid to Keep Israel off the UN Security Council

The Jewish state has never held a temporary seat on the United Nations Security Council. For the first 50 years of its existence, it was denied membership in any of the UN’s regional groups, which control candidacies for these rotating seats. Then it was finally admitted to the Western European and Others Group, which promptly agreed to wait another twenty years before approving Jerusalem for a Security Council candidacy. Now, Benny Avni notes, Germany is poised to block action:

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More about: Germany, Israel & Zionism, Israeli-German relations, United Nations