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A Plea for Intolerance

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENThat someone is suffering or may potentially suffer from discrimination does not mean that he himself cannot be a racist, misogynist, fundamentalist, or homophobe. To assume otherwise is not only unacceptable but also counterproductive.


Holocaust Remembrance, Rouhani, the EU, Rome and the Vatican

LisaIt would have better behooved Italian leaders to escort President Rouhani to a public commemoration of the Shoah, instead of escorting him on a touristic tour of the Colosseum, as they did.


Why is France Commemorating Holocaust with Iran's President?

SIMONE RODAN-BENZAQUENPerhaps President Rouhani wants to show the world that Iran has changed. We therefore propose that President Hollande invite his guest to join him in a visit to the Shoah (Holocaust) Memorial in Paris.


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