The rally is blow to those on the left who have sought to separate the fight against antisemitism from support for Israel.
Wednesday morning, FBI agents arrested the Capital rioter who was pictured sitting in Vice President’s Mike Pence’s chair during the January 6 attack.
As the mob violence at the United States Capitol died down later Wednesday evening, right-wing rioters remained in front of the building to bask in what they saw as the glory of a day that will likely go down as one of the darkest in American history. Even as people around the country saw an unruly mob attacking the redoubts of democracy, the participants themselves saw themselves as heroic defenders of the president and America.
The display of victims’ shoes was inspired by a similar display at Auschwitz.
A sapling taken from the tree that grew outside the attic where teen Holocaust diarist Anne Frank was hidden was planted at the U.S. Capitol.
On Capitol Hill recently, amid preposterously high kites and blooming cherry blossoms, a peaceful anti-circumcision protest took place. It was small. The protest that is. Men wore sandwich boards and a mother-daughter team jiggered signs that read: “Circumcision Is Torture” and “Circumcision Decreases Sensitivity.” Pony-tailed joggers posed for a photo with their thumbs up in front of the signs. The men and women, speaking openly about penises, were tentatively engaged by passersby who felt either curious or confrontational.