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  • Jewish leader: Europe should fight anti-Semitism

    07/08/2014 9:24:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 8, 2014 11:54 AM EDT | Lori Hinnant
    The head of the European Jewish Congress appealed Tuesday for European governments to take tougher action against anti-Semitism—and has made France his starting point. French citizens are suspected in the two deadliest attacks against European Jewish institutions in the past few years—a shooting at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May, and an attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse, southwestern France, in 2012. And French Jews are emigrating to Israel in record numbers, in part because of a fear of rising anti-Semitism from the far right and extremist Islam. …
  • Man Beaten, Chased in Malmo for Hanging Israeli Flag

    07/08/2014 7:44:58 AM PDT · by Dallas59 · 9 replies
    Israel National News ^ | 7/8/2014 | Israel National News
    A 38 year-old man was assaulted in Malmö, Sweden, on Sunday - for the sole crime of hanging an Israeli flag in his window. The assailants broke the man's window first, prompting him to seek the perpetrators, police said. "After that the man went out onto the street to see what was going on. Then he was attacked and it was on the basis of the flag. That is the information we have at present," police told the TT news agency Monday. They added that ten people chased the man from his building, wielding iron pipes. He managed to narrowly...
  • US Asks Israel to 'Show Restraint in Response'

    07/07/2014 4:03:18 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 36 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8/7/14 | Moshe Cohen
    The United States on Monday night condemned the rocket fire by Hamas against Israel. Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu Monday night in the wake of the heavy rocket fire on Israel. Kerry asked Netanyahu to “act with restraint” in his response to Hamas' pounding of southern Israel. With that, State Department spokesperson Jean Psaki said that the US supported Israel's right to defend itself. “We condemn the firing of missiles at Israel and support Israel's right to defend itself.” Kerry, she said, had spoken to Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and asked...
  • Norway Calls on ‘Occupier’ Israel to Show Restraint

    07/04/2014 7:16:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    INN ^ | 7/5/2014, 1:05 AM | Elad Benari
    Norway’s Foreign Minister on Friday warned against an escalation between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), and also made sure to point a finger at Israel as “an occupying power”. “The events of the last few days clearly show how quickly the current tense situation could spiral out of control. I urge both the Israelis and the Palestinians to exercise restraint,” Foreign Minister Borge Brende said in a statement. “It is important to seize upon the initiative for a ceasefire, which now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility to show...
  • Andrew Klavan: Who Put the BS in BDS?

    07/03/2014 3:57:15 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    TruthRevolt.org ^ | 7-2-2014 | Andrew Klaven
    n which our host, Andrew Klavan, points out that the leftists behind the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanction, or BDS, efforts against the State of Israel are not at all anti-semitic. They just hate Jews and want to kill them... TRANSCRIPT: RT: WHO PUT THE BS IN BDS? I’m Andrew Klavan and this is the Revolting Truth. Many people have voiced disapproval of the BDS movement. Personally, I feel if some hapless schmuck likes to be chained up while a woman smacks him with a whip that’s nobody’s business but... No, wait, maybe that’s BDSM, the sex thing. BDS is...
  • As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding Terror

    07/03/2014 6:38:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 11 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | July 3, 2014 | Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - As Global Anti-Semitism Rises, We Must Stop Funding TerrorPosted By Daniel Mael and Chloe Valdary On July 3, 2014 @ 12:45 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment Reprinted from TruthRevolt.org.As many in the Western world grieve and attempt to comprehend the brutal murder of three Israeli teenagers — including one American — emotions abound. Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar, and Naftali Fraenkel, three yeshiva students from central Israel, were kidnapped and murdered by Arab terrorists while on their way home from school.  Their crime was simply that they were Jews daring to live in...
  • It’s Jew-Hatred, Stupid-Why Kerry’s peace negotiations were always doomed to fail

    06/27/2014 5:18:13 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine.com ^ | June 27, 2014 | Richard Cravatts
    The disheartening, though not entirely surprising, breakdown of talks between Israel and the Palestinians marked yet another failure by the two sides to come closer to an agreement that would usher the way for a Palestinian state. Yet, no sooner had the talks collapsed than blame was being assigned by both Secretary of State John Kerry and chief U.S. negotiator Martin Indyk—and naturally it was Israel that bore the brunt of their criticism. Echoing the sentiments of Palestinian leadership itself, Kerry and Indyk pointed to the dreaded settlements as the principal sticking point of the talks, with Indyk suggesting that...
  • The Show Will Go On: New York Met to Produce Anti-Semitic Opera

    06/25/2014 3:39:24 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 17 replies
    Breaking Israel News ^ | 6/25/14 | Ahuva Balofsky
    “I will set no base thing before mine eyes; I hate the doing of things crooked; it shall not cleave unto me.” (Psalms 101:3) he New York Metropolitan Opera has decided to cancel the simultaneous broadcast of controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” during its upcoming season but has agreed to host the show in the upcoming season. The American opera, by composer John Adams and librettist Alice Goodman, portrays the 1985 hijacking of the Achille Lauro passenger liner by the Palestine Liberation Front, during which Jewish-American hostage Leon Klinghoffer was murdered and thrown overboard. The English-language opera has been...
  • Nazi Sympathizer Rushes Field at World Cup, FIFA Does Nothing

    06/22/2014 3:55:21 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 6/22/2014, 9:30 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Racist and anti-Semitic incidents at the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil continued Saturday, according to Yahoo News, when a Nazi sympathizer rushed the field during the Ghana-Germany game. No security attempted to stop him, eyewitnesses said, as he took off his shirt to reveal a Nazi message. A photo of the incident shows a man standing with numbers and phrases in German scrawled in black paint or marker across his chest. According to FIFA’s own website, Article 3 of its Statutes claims that the competition rejects all racism or discrimination, and implies that legal action will be taken against...
  • U.S. Presbyterian Church to shed investments in Israel protest

    06/21/2014 6:02:47 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 13 replies
    courant.com ^ | June 21, 2014 | Eric M. Johnson
    A deeply-divided gathering of U.S. Presbyterian Church elders and ministers narrowly voted on Friday to divest the religious group's holdings in three American companies it says have ties to Jewish settlements in occupied Palestinian Territories. As a result of the vote the church will divest holdings worth roughly $21 million in Caterpillar Inc., Hewlett-Packard, and Motorola Solutions. "We as a church cannot profit from the destruction of homes and lives," said Reverend Gradye Parsons in a statement about the decision at its meeting in Detroit. "We continue to invest in many businesses involved in peaceful pursuits in Israel." Members of...
  • Savage: VIDEO of Muslims Attacking Jews at Demo for Kidnapped Jewish Teens but NY Times Blames

    06/20/2014 7:32:39 PM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/20/14 | Pamela Geller
    There was a humane demonstration in Paris in support of the three Jewish boys who were kidnapped last week by jihad savages. Muslims, of course, attacked the Jews. It’s indicative of just how horrible it really is in Europe — that it is an act of real courage to attend a rally in support of kidnapped Jewish children. Islamic Jew-hatred – it’s in the quran. Political and media elites attack and smear me for our bus and subway ads. But did they cover this barbarity? Of course not. The enemedia is hellbent on destroying my colleagues and me. They voluntarily...
  • A ‘new anti-Semitism’ rising in France

    06/20/2014 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Brad from Tennessee · 4 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 20, 2014 | By Anthony Faiola
    PARIS — “I am not an anti-Semite,” French comedian Dieudonné M’bala M’bala says with a devilish grin near the start of his hit show at this city’s Théâtre de la Main d’Or. Then come the Jew jokes. In front of a packed house, he apes Alain Jakubowicz, a French Jewish leader who calls the humor of Dieudonné tantamount to hate speech. While the comedian skewers Jakubowicz, Stars of David glow on screen and, as the audience guffaws, a soundtrack plays evoking the trains to Nazi death camps. In various other skits, he belittles the Holocaust, then mocks it as a...
  • ‘Klinghoffer’ Composer Responds to Met’s Decision

    06/20/2014 2:03:54 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6-18-14 | Michael Cooper
    John Adams said he learned that the Metropolitan Opera was scrapping plans to transmit his opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” to movie theaters around the world when the Met’s general manager, Peter Gelb, told him on Sunday by telephone that he had gotten “unimaginable pressure” from some Jewish groups that oppose the work. “I asked Peter if, before summarily canceling this, he would open it up to some kind of a public dialogue,” Mr. Adams recalled on Tuesday, in his first interview since the Met announced that it was dropping the opera, scheduled to appear this fall on its popular...
  • Presbyterian Leader to Jews: Abandon Israel For America

    06/17/2014 4:34:06 PM PDT · by SJackson · 39 replies
    JPUpdates ^ | 6-17-14 | Boruch Shubert
    A leader of the Presbyterian Church has added to the already existing tensions between his sect and the Jewish community by publicly calling on the Jewish people to leave Israel and permanently settle in the United States. Reverend Larry Grimm of the Capitol Heights Presbyterian Church in Colorado, a longtime advocate of the movement to economically and socially boycott the Jewish state, said that Jews should realize that America is the true Promised Land. Grimm’s statement comes as the Presbyterian Church (USA) prepares to vote at its General Assembly on whether to formally divest from Israel. In a posting on...
  • IDF Reveals Hamas in Turkey Likely Behind Kidnapping

    06/19/2014 4:40:17 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    INN ^ | 6/19/2014, 8:20 PM | Ari Yashar
    A senior IDF source said Thursday that the search for the three Israeli teens kidnapped by Hamas terrorists last Thursday suggests that Hamas leadership abroad, and particularly in Turkey, is behind the abduction. The source told Walla! that in particular Salah al-Arouri, a Hamas leader living in Turkey, has been a key source behind terror attacks in Judea and Samaria in recent years. Reports last December revealed that Turkey has replaced Iran as the leading financial backer of Hamas since 2012; Turkey is the only NATO member to recognize Hamas. According to the reports, Ankara has hosted a Hamas presence,...
  • French Jews leave for Israel in increasing numbers

    06/19/2014 7:28:58 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 19, 2014 9:54 AM EDT | Lori Hinnant and Tia Goldenberg
    Increasing numbers of French Jews are leaving for Israel, citing dim economic prospects and a sense of being caught between an increasingly influential far right and militant Islam. More than 5,000 are on track to leave this year, the most since after the Six-Day War in 1967. Israel, seeing the influx as a success, is doubling down on its efforts to attract Europeans, planning to dedicate $29 million over two years to bring in new immigrants. France has the world’s third-largest Jewish population after Israel and the United States—about 500,000, according to rough estimates in a country that has outlawed...
  • Israel Grasps the Basketball Crown: Israel Excels in Science, Art, Culture and Now, Sports

    06/17/2014 6:53:45 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 06/17/2014 | Michael Curtis
    Who would have thought Israel would dream the impossible dream, fight and beat the undefeatable foe not only in the fields of science, startup companies, art, or culture, but in those of sport? Its barely imaginable world victory was registered on May 18, 2014 when the Israeli basketball team, Maccabi Electra TV, won the Euroleague Basketball Championship. Maccabi beat Real Madrid 98-86 in Milan in overtime in the finals after defeating CSKA of Moscow and Emporio Armani Milan in earlier rounds. With its victory, Maccabi may have reached the moon, but its joy was not unalloyed. Maccabi supporters sang the...
  • As Presbyterian Church (USA) Meeting Begins, Simon Wiesenthal Center Severs All Relations

    06/15/2014 4:52:09 PM PDT · by kaehurowing · 22 replies
    algemeiner ^ | June 15, 2014 | Joshua Levitt
    As the biannual general meeting of the Presbyterian Church (USA) begins this week in Detroit, Jewish human rights group The Simon Wiesenthal Center said they have severed all relations with the controversial church. The group also called on PC (USA) members to vote down the anti-Israel agenda that has been praised by David Duke, a former Grand Wizard of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan, and Press TV, a semi-official Iranian government news channel.
  • No, Eric Cantor Didn’t Lose Because Of Anti-Semitism

    06/13/2014 5:21:23 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 23 replies
    American Prowler ^ | 6.13.14 | Megan Cairns
    Most of us are still trying to figure out exactly what was behind Eric Cantor’s shocking primary loss on Tuesday. But some on the left were able to jump to conclusions almost immediately after the election. Their hypothesis? Eric Cantor is a victim of Tea Party anti-Semitism. Even ignoring the fact that Dave Brat was not technically a Tea Party candidate, the theory has zero supporting evidence. It is ridiculous to suggest that a district that has been electing Cantor since 2000 recently developed a case of raging anti-Semitism. This is a case of liberals assuming that everyone is as...
  • ‘Unleash the hashtags of war’: Samantha Power’s condemnation of Iraq militants lacks key ingredient

    06/12/2014 10:09:08 AM PDT · by heartwood · 24 replies
    Twitchy.com ^ | June 12, 2014 | Staff
    Iraq is falling back into militant hands and contingency plans are being made to evacuate the American embassy in Baghdad. But maybe the U.S. Ambassador to the U.N. can stop the militant advance with one thunderous, intimidating tweet: Samantha Power ✔ @AmbassadorPower Follow Strongly condemn attacks in Mosul by the Islamic State in Iraq and Levant (#ISIL), and its efforts to turn back clock on #Iraq's progress.
  • Muslims Gas Jews Outside Paris

    06/11/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT · by Nachum · 7 replies
    Pamela Geller ^ | 6/10/14 | Laurence Allezy with MP
    Fresh on the axe attack on young Jewish teens comes this story. What drives this vicious Jew-hatred in the Muslim world? The quran — which apparently is fine. But speak of it and you will be smeared, targeted and marginalized as a racist-islamophobic-anti-Muslim-bigot. Apparently French authorities have not yet labeled this hate attack as “anti-semitic.” They refused to to designate the torture and savage murder of Ilan Halimi as hate, too, if you remember, despite the fact that that was all about and only about targeting and slowly torturing a young Jewish man. Two young Jews attacked in Sarcelles Laurence...
  • Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian Church

    06/05/2014 4:05:11 AM PDT · by SJackson · 16 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 5, 2014 | Spyridon Mitsotakis
    Support for Israel Now Grounds For Expulsion at New York Unitarian ChurchPosted By Spyridon Mitsotakis On June 5, 2014 @ 12:31 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments The Unitarian-Universalist Community Church of New York, after 10 years of cooperation with and sponsoring events of the Maoist Revolutionary Communist Party (RCP), is now concerned that their tax-exempt status may be threatened, internal Church sources say. It comes at a time when persistent RCP presence on the Church has led to a polarizing climate.In the background is an escalating conflict between the RCP and an alliance of moderate leftists, Israel...
  • Rolling Stones to Perform in Israel Despite Pressure From Pink Floyd Members to Cancel

    06/04/2014 6:32:14 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 59 replies
    Washington Post ^ | June 4 | William Booth AND Ruth Eglash June 4
    Recently, two surviving founders of Pink Floyd sent the rock band equivalent of a diplomatic cable — an open letter published in Salon — to the Rolling Stones. They asked Mick Jagger and his crew to cancel their first-ever concert in Israel to demonstrate solidarity with the Palestinian people and their struggle against occupation. But Pink Floyd hit a wall. The Stones not only went on with the show Wednesday night in Tel Aviv but delayed their opening by 45 minutes to allow devout Jews time to reach the concert after the end of the Jewish holiday of Shavuot, during...
  • Palestinian Researcher: Zionist Movement Collaborated with the Nazis in Perpetrating Holocaust

    06/03/2014 3:31:21 PM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 13 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | April 28, 2014 | Al-Alam TV (Iran)
    Following are excerpts from an interview with Palestinian-Lebanese researcher Walid Muhammad Ali, which aired on Al-Alam TV on April, 28, 2014: Walid Muhammad Ali: It is imperative that we uncover the truth about the Zionist movement's role in the crime [of the Holocaust], which was perpetrated against the Jews, as well as against the Gypsies and many other European minorities. Interviewer: Are you referring to the doubts over the extent of what occurred? Walid Muhammad Ali: Indeed, this is a matter of research, yet it is considered taboo in the West, because, obviously, the figures are inflated. On principle, we...
  • Al Jazeera Senior Analyst: Jews Should Know Their Place

    06/03/2014 1:28:01 PM PDT · by Nachum · 18 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 6/3/14 | Adam Kredo
    Al Jazeera English’s senior political analyst is under fire for telling a prominent Jewish writer that he “gives Jews a bad name” and should know his place by showing “some Jewish humility.” Marwan Bishara, Al Jazeera’s senior political analyst and host of its show Empire, made the comments on Twitter after Bloomberg columnist Jeffrey Goldberg complimented Al Jazeera. Goldberg had tweeted a link to an article in the left-leaning Israeli publication Haaretz headlined, “Why all Jews are cowards,” with the commentary: “Haaretz publishes headlines that al Jazeera never would, in part because al Jazeera is often more sophisticated.” This prompted...
  • ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at Berkeley--Coming soon to a university near you

    06/04/2014 4:30:59 AM PDT · by SJackson · 18 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | June 4, 2014 | Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene
    - FrontPage Magazine - http://www.frontpagemag.com - ‘Islamophobia’ Thought Crimes at BerkeleyPosted By Cinnamon Stillwell and Rima Greene On June 4, 2014 @ 12:39 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 2 Comments [To order David Horowitz and Robert Spencer's pamphlet Islamophobia: Thought Crime of the Totalitarian Future, click here.]What’s an “Islamophobia”-promoting academic to do when there simply aren’t enough hate crimes to sustain the mythical narrative that Muslim-Americans are persecuted for their religion? The Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project (IRDP) at the University of California, Berkeley’s Center for Race & Gender came up with a brilliant idea for this spring’s Fifth Annual...
  • UN Chief Welcomes Hamas-Fatah Government

    06/03/2014 2:31:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 6/3/2014, 11:50 PM | Elad Benari
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed on Tuesday the formation of the new Palestinian “unity government” which includes the Hamas terrorist group. In a statement, Ban expressed hope that new opportunities for progress towards a two-State solution with Israel will emerge soon, saying the UN had received assurances that the Hamas-Fatah deal would be implemented on the basis of previous commitments such as the recognition of Israel and non-violence. …
  • EU keen to revive passenger data bill after Brussels terrorist attack

    06/02/2014 12:47:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    EU Observer ^ | 06/02/2014 | Nikolaj Nielsen
    A bill designed to allow police access to EU airline passenger details would help prevent future attacks by suspected terrorists inside Europe, says the European Commission. EU home affairs spokesperson Michele Cercone on Monday (2 June) told reporters in Brussels the 2011 EU passenger records name (PNR) proposal—which has been stalled due to opposition from the European Parliament—“could facilitate the endeavors of the member states” to fight what he said was a growing internal security threat. The proposal would oblige airlines flying to and from the EU to hand over the personal details of the passengers onboard. The renewed interest...
  • Egyptian Court Gives Death Sentence to ‘Jewish’ Islamists

    06/01/2014 11:29:38 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | June 1, 2014 | By AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff
    An Egyptian court that sentenced to death 37 Islamists and handed life terms to 492 others defended its verdict on Sunday, saying the men were “demons” who followed Jewish scripture. […] In one trial in March, 529 were sentenced to death for the killing of a police officer but the court later upheld the sentencing against only 37 of them, while the rest were jailed for life. […] In a statement Sunday to justify its decision, the court […] described the men as “enemies of the nation” who used mosques to promote the teachings of “their holy book, the Talmud,”...
  • Z-Street Wins Ruling Against IRS – Was Targeted By Obama Officials Because of It’s Pro-Israel Views

    05/31/2014 11:00:48 PM PDT · by Nachum · 31 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/31/14 | Jim Hoft
    Z Street representative Lori Lowenthal Marcus spoke out in March 2013 about the harassment the pro-Israel group received from the Obama IRS: “They told us terrorism happens in Israel. Therefore, they had to look into our organization because they thought we might be funding terrorism. We’re a purely educational entity. We didn’t fund anybody. We barely funded ourselves.” Remember: This is the same administration that wouldn’t call the Benghazi massacre a terrorist attack but accused a pro-Israel group of supporting terror.
  • Small Guatemalan Town Uses Nazi-Esque Tactics to Expel Jews

    05/28/2014 12:29:03 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 24 replies
    INN ^ | 5/28/2014, 4:00 PM | Tova Dvorin
    As an Anti-Defamation League (ADL) poll revealed earlier this month demonstrated, anti-Semitism is a worldwide phenomenon. And while a focus on anti-Semitism has cropped up in Europe and in the Middle East, at least one group of Jews in Guatemala were brave enough to speak of their own plight in the Central American press. Over thirty Jews are being expelled from San Juan La Laguna, a small Guatemalan town—all at the express request of the locals. …
  • Touré Apologizes (Sort of) for His ‘Whiteness’ Remark About Holocaust Survivors

    05/27/2014 4:01:05 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 18 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 5/27/14 | Noah Rothman
    MSNBC host Touré landed in hot water over the weekend when he said that Holocaust survivors were able to rebound so quickly in part due to the “power of whiteness.” Anti-defamation groups took issue with the comment and demanded that Touré apologize. On Tuesday, the MSNBC host did apologize for his remark, but was careful to note that the nuance of his argument was inhibited by the limitations imposed on Twitter users by the site’s character limit.
  • European Governments ‘Failing to Protect Their Jewish Citizens’

    05/25/2014 9:43:07 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 1 replies
    INN ^ | 5/25/2014, 4:06 PM | Ari Soffer
    The police investigation is underway into yesterday’s deadly attack on Brussels’ Jewish Museum, but the Jewish community is still very much on edge. Precious little information is available yet as to who precisely was responsible for the shooting which left three people—an Israeli couple from Tel Aviv and a French woman—dead, and another person seriously wounded. […] [Special Adviser on European Policy to the European Jewish Congress (EJC) Philip] Carmel accused European governments—including Brussels—of not doing enough to stamp out anti-Semitism in general and prevent such attacks from occurring in the first place. More could be done in terms of...
  • Paris: Jews Stabbed Hours After Brussels Attacks

    05/25/2014 8:06:17 AM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 5/25/14 | Tova Dvorin
    Two Jewish men were attacked outside Paris Saturday night, French Interior Minister Bernard Caseneuve announced Sunday, as they were leaving a Creteil synagogue. Caseneuve ordered police around France to increase security at Jewish houses of worship and other Jewish establishments, the Ministry stated. He condemned the attacked with "utmost severity." Very few details are available on the attack. Sources told Israeli small-time news site 0404 Sunday morning that three French Jews were attacked - not two - and identified them as the synagogue's treasurer and his two sons. All three have been hospitalized, according to the report. The men were...
  • Jews, Get Out of Europe: Anti-Semitism on the rise again

    05/23/2014 9:35:52 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 17 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 05/23/2014 | P. David Hornik
    The Anti-Defamation League created a stir last week by releasing the results of a global survey of antisemitism, the most comprehensive ever.These results are considered shocking by many. Actually, for those who bother to keep up with reality, they contain no surprises.The Middle East and North Africa come out worst, with 74 percent among population groups qualifying as antisemitic according to the poll’s 11-question index. The most antisemitic political entities in the world? The West Bank and Gaza, coming in at 93 percent. (Yes, those same Palestinians with whom Israel is always under pressure to “make peace.”) The next worst...
  • Deputy Hezbollah Leader: Israel is the Greatest Enemy

    05/22/2014 8:27:47 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    INN ^ | 5/23/2014, 4:42 AM | Elad Benari
    The Hezbollah terror group continues to see Israel as its central enemy and not the rebels in Syria, the group’s deputy leader said on Thursday. “Israel is the main enemy,” Sheikh Naim Qassem said, according to the Lebanese Daily Star. “But the tactical priority depends on the direct threat, so our confrontation with takfiri (extremist) groups derives from the direct danger they represent, and it does not affect our readiness to confront Israel,” he declared. […] “Israel is the enemy of humanity and truth,” said Qassem. “It cannot coexist with anyone.” …
  • (Muslim) Brotherhood Leader: We Fight the Jews, Not the Egyptians

    05/21/2014 10:56:26 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 5/22/2014, 6:24 AM | Elad Benari
    Mohammed Badie, the spiritual leader of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, claimed during his trial that his movement was not against Egypt but only against the Jews. […] “We have fought only against the Jews, and Kamel Al-Sharif may testify about the conduct of the Muslim Brotherhood in the [1948] war in Palestine. We fought against the Jews. The Israeli strategic research institute wrote in a report: ‘Our greatest enemies in the world are the Muslim Brotherhood.’ This is an honor for us, yet now we are being accused of conspiring with Hamas against the Egyptian people. This is an absolute lie,”...
  • UN accused of 'knee-jerk' reaction to Israel over video of Palestinian deaths

    05/21/2014 11:25:03 AM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    CBC News ^ | 5/21/14 | Mark Gollom
    Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs defends Israel's investigative processes The head of a Canadian Jewish advocacy group is slamming the United Nations over its "knee-jerk" reaction to a video that human rights groups claim shows two unarmed Palestinian teenagers being shot by Israeli soldiers. "Frankly, Israel really doesn't need to take instructions from the UN about the proper followup to incidents involving fatalities," Shimon Fogel, head of the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, told CBC News. "There's a long established process by which every such incident is thoroughly investigated by an arm's length body within the national policing...
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv Victory Sparks Torrent of Anti-Semitic Abuse 17,500 anti-Semitic tweets in one day

    05/20/2014 10:44:00 PM PDT · by idov · 12 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | May 21, 2004 | AFP
    Twitter users in Spain posted 17,500 messages of anti-Semitic abuse after Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv beat Real Madrid on Sunday to win the Euroleague Championship, Jewish associations said Tuesday.
  • Incidents of anti-Semitism noted in areas seized by pro-Russian militants

    05/20/2014 1:53:22 PM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 2 replies
    KhPG Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group ^ | 20.05.14 | KhPG Kharkiv Human Rights Protection Group
    » History of the dissident movement in Ukraine » Publications » Сampaigns » Archives Kharkiv Human Rights Group Social Networking Home Periodic editions Prava Ludyny Topics Interethnic relations . Incidents of anti-Semitism noted in areas seized by pro-Russian militants 20.05.14 print version » At a press conference on May 16 in Kyiv, Ira Forman, US Special Envoy on Anti-Semitism explained the results of his visit to Ukraine aimed at assessing the impact that the current crisis is having on Jewish communities in Ukraine. He explained that the situation in Ukraine was especially important given the Russian propaganda and claims that...
  • Egyptian TV Claims: Jewish Lobbies Behind The Simpsons

    05/19/2014 8:34:42 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    INN ^ | 5/20/2014, 6:12 AM | Elad Benari
    “The Simpsons” cannot catch a break from Arab television. The same Egyptian television channel that recently claimed that an episode of the popular show proved that the United States had conspired to cause the Arab Spring revolutions, is now claiming that the show was devised by Jewish lobbies and think tanks and financed by Rupert Murdoch. The latest claims by Al-Tahrir TV aired on May 11 and were translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI). During the broadcast, host Rania Badawi claimed, “[The Simpsons] is a very influential TV series in the U.S. This animated series is an...
  • Macklemore Wears Racist Stereotypical Jewish Costume At Show

    05/19/2014 11:59:12 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    HipHopWired ^ | May 19, 2014 | D.L. Chandler
    Macklemore may be a darling of gay rights activists and feel-good lefty types, but he's in potential hot water after the popular rapper played a show in a questionable costume. At a secret show in Seattle, Macklemore hit the stage appearing dressed to look like a stereotypical Jewish man. Last Friday, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis were the surprise performers in honor of a new exhibit at Seattle's EMP Museum. Although it's difficult to determine who exactly Macklemore is supposed to be in his getup, it's clear fans on social media are just as confused. But anyone expecting a rousing statement...
  • Stealth Jew-Hate in Middle School

    05/19/2014 3:44:13 AM PDT · by markomalley · 30 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 5/19/2014 | Richard Cravatts
    By this week, the Rialto Unified School District school board outside of Los Angeles was in full damage control, fending off universal opprobrium over a third-quarter English Language Arts argumentative writing/research project given to 2,000 eighth-graders. The breathtakingly ill-conceived assignment asked students to “read and discuss multiple, credible articles on this issue, and write an argumentative essay, based on cited textual evidence, in which you explain whether or not you believe [the Holocaust] was an actual event in history, or merely a political scheme created to influence public emotion and gain wealth.”Most critics denounced the assignment as absurd on its...
  • Netanyahu Links Global Anti-Semitism, Palestinian Authority Incitement

    05/19/2014 2:17:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2014, 11:56 AM | Tova Dvorin
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu opened his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday by addressing disturbing statistics from the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), which published a survey last week proving that over 25% of the world’s population holds anti-Semitic views. “This is the result of the Palestinian Authority’s endless incitement against Israel and attempts to distort Israel’s image and the character of the Jewish people, as we know from past experience,” Netanyahu said. […] Such incitement ranges from the glorification of Nazism and the lionization of Adolf Hitler, to programs on official PA television featuring heavily-stereotyped Jews as villains (and encouraging violence against them),...
  • ‘Peace Run’ Dealt a Blow After Palestinian Authority Insists: No Jews Allowed

    05/18/2014 10:43:37 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    INN ^ | 5/18/2014, 6:36 PM | Ari Soffer
    A unique “Peace Run” initiated by an Australian extreme athlete to promote coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Judea and Samaria was dealt a severe blow Sunday after the Palestinian Authority objected to the presence of Jewish runners. A group of six Israelis were asked to refrain from participating in Australian ultra marathon runner Pat Farmer’s Peace Run, as it passed the Jewish communities of Eli and Shiloh in Samaria, north of Jerusalem. The group—which was organized by the Yesha Council in conjunction with Regavim—had coordinated with Farmer’s team ahead of time to ensure that Jews and Palestinians could run...
  • Honest Broker? Indyk Reveals ‘Nasty’ Anti-Israel Bias (US ‘negotiator’)

    05/17/2014 1:24:10 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 5/17/2014, 10:09 PM | Ari Yashar
    Martin Indyk, the American negotiator in the peace talks between Israel and the Palestinian Authority (PA), reportedly went on a “nasty” rant blaming the Jewish state for the talks” failure in a conversation in an upscale Washington DC bar last Thursday. A person who overheard the conversation told Washington Free Beacon that the 30-minute-long tirade included Indyk, his wife Gahl Burt, and several members of his staff. It took place right after he spoke at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy (WINEP), where he openly blamed Israeli construction in Judea and Samaria for the failure of the talks, despite...
  • One in four Germans deemed anti-Semitic (by ADL)

    05/17/2014 1:11:21 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 14 May 2014 15:50 GMT+02:00
    More than one in four Germans hold anti-Semitic views, according to a report released on Tuesday by the non-profit Anti-Defamation League (ADL). The figure is far higher than most other northern European countries. Based on a worldwide survey of 53,100 adults across 101 countries, a global average of 26 percent of people can be classed as anti-Semitic, the Anti-Defamation League said. ADL researchers classed respondents as anti-Semitic if they answered “probably true” to six out of 11 statements classed as “anti-Semitic stereotypes” in their questionnaire. The most common anti-Semitic belief was “Jews are more loyal to Israel than to [this...
  • A Cause of anti-Semitism - Why anti-Semitism is also anti-Christian and anti-American

    05/16/2014 8:45:38 PM PDT · by Chuckmorse · 25 replies
    Chuck Morse Speaks ^ | May 16, 2014 | Chuck Morse
    The Anti-Defamation League has published a global survey indicating that there are approximately one billion anti-Semites in the world today. The ADL derived its estimate by polling 53,100 adults in 102 countries. The cause of anti-Semitism is taboo and this endangers Jews, Christians and Americans. A stereotype of Jews listed by the ADL as motivators for anti-Semitism is that Jews are too successful in business. Another stereotype listed is that Jews are disloyal which could be interpreted to mean that Jews distrust government authority. Why, then, would so many people around the world view these factors as negative and why...
  • Israel seeks to make Yom Kippur a UN holiday

    05/16/2014 3:46:45 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2014 6:03 PM EDT | Edith M. Lederer
    Israel has launched a campaign calling for the United Nations to recognize Judaism’s holiest day, Yom Kippur, as an official holiday. Israel’s U.N. Ambassador Ron Prosor sent a letter to all U.N. member states, saying there are three major monotheistic religions, but only two—Christianity and Islam—are recognized by the U.N. calendar. “Such discrimination at the U.N. must end,” Prosor said in an excerpt of the letter sent to journalists Friday by Israel’s U.N. Mission. …
  • Danny Glover among protesters of documentary’s screening in Tel Aviv

    05/14/2014 1:33:48 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 11 replies
    Danny Glover and others featured in a documentary about a 98-year-old Asian-American activist are protesting the film’s screening at a Tel Aviv film festival. In a statement released Monday, participants in “American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs,” including Boggs, said they “formally stand with the people of Palestine,” support the call for a cultural and an academic boycott of Israel, and were “shocked” to find the film slated for inclusion at the Doc Aviv festival this week. Boggs, a philosopher and writer who has been involved in left-wing American social movements, “has explicitly stated her support of the...