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In Rome, the Pope welcomes ultra-conservative Catholics back into the fold, including British Holocaust denier Richard Williamson, who last week told Swedish TV “There were no gas chambers.” Peter Risdon (profiled here) usefully draws out the continuities between today's British elite antisemitism and that of Orwell's day. Red Star Commando tracks the lumpen-ization of this elite antisemitism (and argues for a no-state solution to the Israel-Palestine conflict). Peter Ryley, in a series that could potentially become endless, keeps an eye on the false Holocaust/Gaza analogy (also known as the Holocaust/Gazza analogy). Norm responds to Anne Karpf's use of the analogy, in the context of the Jewish resistance story related in Defiance. Robert Fisk, to my surprise and to his credit, rejects the analogy.