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Oct 5, 2007 — Author and historian Robert Satloff discusses his book Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands. Satloff recounts the stories of Arabs who protected or aided Jews in North Africa during World War II.
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Apr 19, 2007 — During World War II, in Tunisia, Khaleb Abdulwahab helped save the lives of a Jewish family. He is the first Arab nominated for a "Righteous Among the Nations" honor from Israel's Holocaust Museum.
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Feb 12, 2007 — A list of suggested reading about the Shia-Sunni conflict.
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Dec 14, 2006 — Robert Satloff is executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. His new book, Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands, is about the Arabs who protected or aided Jews in North Africa during World War II.
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Dec 14, 2006 — This week, Iran hosted an international conference questioning the Holocaust. It met with outrage from much of the world, and raised questions about the goals of such an event. A look at the politics of Holocaust denial.
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Dec 8, 2006 — Middle East historian Robert Satloff has written Among the Righteous, subtitled "Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach into Arab Lands." He documents many instances of Arabs protecting Jews in North Africa from the Holocaust.
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Mar 14, 2005 — Journalist Hugh Miles is the author of Al-Jazeera. Al-Jazeera, the premier news channel in the Arabic-speaking world, plans to launch an English channel sometime in the next few months.
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