As U.S. Exits Afghanistan, Israeli Territorial Withdrawals Serve As a Teachable Moment

The Taliban takeover of all of Afghanistan seems all but assured with the Islamist extremist group recently taking the capital, Kabul. And while there are discussions taking place around the world, including in Canada, about whether countries should recognize – if at all – the new Taliban dictatorship, these discussions have largely surrounded the question […]

Globe and Mail Contributor Compares Israeli Settlers to Perpetrators of Spanish Inquisition

Absurdly, in a commentary published in the Globe and Mail today, Erna Paris compares Israeli settlers (implicitly, the territorial dispute between Israelis and Palestinians) to the odious crimes perpetrated in the Spanish Inquisition. Paris writes (emphasis added): “It is not a defence of violence to note that, across history, all three religions have traversed periods of extremism, […]