Obama’s powerful condemnation of anti-Semitism: ‘We are all Jews’
President Obama speaks at the Righteous Among the Nations award ceremony at the Israeli Embassy in Washington on Jan. 27. (Kevin Lamarque/Reuters)
By COLBERT I. KING
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Ukraine Merges Nazis and Islamists
From the Archive: Many defenders of Ukraine’s post-coup government dismiss reports about neo-Nazis playing key roles in the U.S.-backed regime, but even the most enthusiastic Western propagandists have occasionally glimpsed that reality – and worse, as Robert Parry reported last July.
Wednesday evening at the Embassy of Israel, I observed two unforgettable firsts.
Until then, no Israeli ceremony honoring non-Jews who risked their lives to save Jews during the Holocaust had ever been held in the United States. This year, four honorees — two Americans and two Poles — were posthumously inducted into the ranks of some 26,000 Righteous Among the Nations hailed by Israel in gratitude for their courage and compassion.
Colbert I. “Colby” King writes a column — sometimes about D.C., sometimes about politics — on that runs on Saturdays. In 2003, he won the Pulitzer Prize for Commentary. King joined the Post’s editorial board in 1990 and served as deputy editorial page editor from 2000 to 2007.