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Kresta in the Afternoon – June 1, 2021 – Hour 1

We look at the rise in anti-Semitism with Joe Locona and Wes Smith discusses religious liberty issues at the World Medical Association.


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On this feast of St Justin Martyr Al discusses what it means to “Proclaim Christ crucified.”

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What’s with the rise in Anti-Semitism?

You may not have heard much about it, but anti-semitic attacks have risen in recent weeks.  In West Los Angeles, men waving Palestinian flags drove in a caravan through a Jewish neighborhood, shouting slogans like “Israel kills children” through a megaphone and getting out of their cars to attack Jewish diners at tables on the sidewalk. In Manhattan, another caravan of men with Palestinian flags drove to the Diamond District, burning one person and attacking others whom they believed to be Jewish. What is going on? We talk with Joseph Loconte.

Joseph Loconte is the director of the Simon Center for American Studies at the Heritage Foundation and the author of God, Locke, and Liberty. His most recent book is A Hobbit, a Wardrobe, and a Great War, which is being made into a documentary film. Folllow him on Twitter @josephloconte

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The World Medical Association’s Plan to Gut Medical Conscience

The World Medical Association has released a draft proposal to amend its ethical rules. If passed, it would require that physicians with a conscientious objection to an intervention refer patients to other physicians without the moral reticence. We look at this and other bioethics news with Wes Smith.

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Wesley J. Smith is the Chair and Senior Fellow at the Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism and a consultant to the Patients Rights Council. He’s the author of 13 books, most recently “Culture of Death: The age of Do-Harm Medicine.” Follow him on Twitter @thewesleyjsmith and check out his articles at National Review, First Things and more.

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