After the Second World War, Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann (Lieutenant-Colonel in the SS and one of the major organizers of the Holocaust) fled from Austria and made his way to Argentina where he lived under the name Ricardo Klement. In May 1960, Israeli Security Service agents seized Eichmann in Argentina and took him to Jerusalem for trial in an Israeli court. The Eichmann trial aroused international interest, bringing Nazi atrocities to the forefront of world news. Testimonies of Holocaust survivors, especially those of ghetto fighters such as Zivia Lubetkin, generated interest in Jewish resistance. The trial prompted a new openness in Israel; many Holocaust survivors felt able to share their experiences as the country confronted this traumatic chapter. Israeli attorney general Gideon Hausner signed a bill of indictment against Eichmann on 15 counts, including crimes against the Jewish people and crimes against humanity. Following a widely publicised trial in Israel, Eichmann was found guilty of war crimes and hanged in 1962.
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Eretz Yisrael - Literally meaning: "The Holy Land of Israel".
Ethnic cleansing - Ethnic cleansing is the expulsion of unwanted populations through terror tactics such as looting, rape, murder, the burning of homes, and the destruction of religious and cultural objects. This, too, is a contested concept as some have claimed it to be a euphemism for genocide.
Evasive responses - Amongst others: Jill Stein’s attempt to recount the election results in Wisconsin, Michigan and Pennsylvania; several anti-Trump marches in the United States; the hope that the Electoral College might obstruct Trump’s nomination after all when one Republican Elector announced his refusal to vote for Trump.