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US law enforcement delegation in Israel learning local anti-terror tactics

 

By BEN HARTMAN

 

Law enforcement officials from a series of US agencies and police departments are in Israel this week to learn counter-terror strategies and compare tactics with their Israeli counterparts, according to an official leading a foreign delegation of law enforcement officials visiting Israel this week.

Expert Says European Anti-Semitism at Worst Levels Since Holocaust

With Jews attacked and murdered in Europe with increasing frequency, ADL president Abraham Foxman warns anti-Semitic occurrences hitting levels the worst since the 1930s.

By Ari Soffer

 

Anti-Semitism has reached “critical mass” in Europe, and stands at its worst levels globally since the 1930s, a senior anti-hate campaigner has warned.

Critical mass: French soldiers guard a Jewish institution in western Paris. – Reuters

Speaking to Arutz Sheva at the 5th Global Forum for Combating Anti-Semitism on Wednesday, ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said that although anti-Semitism was not yet at the same levels as it was immediately prior to the holocaust, Jews are certainly being subjected to the worst levels of hatred since then. Continue Reading »

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel backs Netanyahu speech

Shoah survivor urges Americans to listen to Israel’s PM Netanyahu, as planned Congressional appearance splits US Jews along ideological lines.
Anti-Defamation League condemned J Street boycott-Natanyahu petition as “inflammatory & repugnant.”

By Reuters

 

Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel is lending his support to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s March 3 speech to Congress on the dangers of Iran’s nuclear program – an address that has antagonized the White House and divided American Jews.

Noble Laureate Elie Wiesel speaks about the report he helped prepare discussing the situation in North Korea at the United Nations in New York November 16, 2006.

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Anti-Semitism Officially Promoted at Iranian State-Sponsored Hatefest

Iran resumes its New Horizon Conference in Tehran, devoted to promoting anti-Israel activists, anti-Semitic propaganda, and speeches from Holocaust deniers.

By Cynthia Blank

 

The New Horizon Conference – whose cancellation last year was attributed to the “more moderate” new government of President Hassan Rouhani – has gone on as planned this year.

Anti-Israeli activity in Iran

Anti-Israeli activity in Iran – Reuters

The conference, currently taking place in Tehran, is part of its 13th International Resistance Film Festival. According to conference materials, the meetings are devoted to focusing on a range of topics, including “Similarities [between] Nazism and Zionism, America and the Zionist crimes in the world, Hollywood and the Israel lobby, etc.”

Mohsen Ghomi, official advisor to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, opened the conference with this statement: “Our source of power is just our words which are the biggest threat to Zionists,” and that, “American officials are puppets of the Zionist lobby who are taking advantage of American ignorance.”

The conference drew some high-profile American anti-Israel activists, as well as international anti-Semites and Holocaust deniers, revealing a disturbing collaboration between such individuals and Iranian purveyors of anti-Semitic propaganda, according to the Anti-Defamation League (ADL). Continue Reading »

ADL Chief: Washington believes US Jews are not loyal

Anti-Defamation League head: Washington’s concerns about Israeli tourist espionage are “almost irrational… It’s a prejudice”, since both countries co-operate at the highest levels of new security/military technologies.

 

 

The Anti-Defamation League has reacted harshly to reports that several members of US Congress and representatives of the country’s intelligence community have cautioned against admitting Israel into the State Department’s visa waiver program due to concerns over espionage.

Israeli Passport - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Israeli & US Passport holder – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

During an interview with The Jerusalem Post on Tuesday, ADL National Director Abraham Foxman said he could not square such worries with the “special relationship” and high level of intelligence cooperation between the two nations. Continue Reading »

John Kerry: Anti-Jewish demands in Ukraine city are ‘grotesque’

 

Pamphlets were distributed to Donetsk’s Jews requiring them to register assets with pro-Russian separatists or face forced deportation.

By i24news

 

US Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday notices were sent to Jews in a Ukrainian city asking them to identify themselves as Jews, a move he condemned as “grotesque.”

Pro-Russia activists stand in front of a placard bearing the logo of Ukraine's disbanded elite Berkut riot police reading "Glory to Berkut" as they guard a barricade in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 14, 2014 ( Alexander Khudoteply (AFP) )

Pro-Russia activists stand in front of a placard bearing the logo of Ukraine’s disbanded elite Berkut riot police reading “Glory to Berkut” as they guard a barricade in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 14, 2014 – Photo: Alexander Khudoteply/AFP

“In the year 2014, after all of the miles travelled and all of the journey of history, this is not just intolerable, it’s grotesque.

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Pat Robertson: Jews are too busy ‘polishing diamonds’ to do chores

Coinciding with drop in anti-Semitic incidents report, CBN televangelist Pat Robertson says Jews are too busy ‘polishing diamonds’ to do chores.

By i24News

 

A new report shows a 19 percent decrease in anti-Semitic incidents in the US in 2013.
CBN televangelist Pat Robertson - From YouTube screenshot

CBN televangelist Pat Robertson – Photo credit: YouTube screenshot

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL), in its Annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, reported Tuesday that there were 751 incidents in 41 states and Washington, DC — among the lowest numbers since 1979.

The audit includes assault, vandalism and harassment targeting Jews and Jewish property and institutions.

“In the last decade we have witnessed a significant and encouraging decline in the number and intensity of anti-Semitic acts in America,” said Abraham Foxman, ADL’s national director, in a statement. Continue Reading »

Louis Farrakhan defends Kanye West against ADL objection to anti-Semitic generalization

Nation of Islam leader urges rapper Kanye West not to ‘bow to pressure’ by ADL suggestion to recant, says the performer was right and has no reasons to apologize.

 

 

Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan defended Kanye West’s remarks on Jewish “connections” in a video released over the weekend and carried by the Hip-Hop DX website.

Louis Farrakhan

Minister Louis Farrakhan displays the book, “The Secret Relationship Between Blacks and Jews,” during a speech on March 25, 2011.-  Photo: AP

In the video, Farrakjan urges the rapper not to “bow to pressure” by the Anti-Defamation League, which deemed the comments anti-Semitic and called on West to “take responsibility… and apologize” for his words. Continue Reading »

ADL’s chief favors firm Iran sanctions, blasts White House ‘hysterical’ response

Jewish leader is embarrassed by Obama’s acquiescence to Teheran’s pressure, describes secret U.S. talks with Iran as ‘violation of special relationship with Israel.’

 

 

The head of the Anti-Defamation League Abe Foxman has come out in clear support of legislation of new sanctions on Iran while blasting what he describes as the administration’s “hysterical” reaction to possibility that Congress will enact them.

Iran nuclear talks at the UN

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, Iranian FM Mohammad Javad Zarif and EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton attend meeting at the UN on Sept. 26, 2013. – Photo: AP

“I am embarrassed by how our government has accepted the threats of blackmail by the Iranians against even discussing new sanctions,” Foxman told Haaretz on Friday. Continue Reading »

ADL Chief: Sec. of St. Kerry’s ‘chutzpah’ should unite American Jews

In an Army Radio interview, Foxman weighed in on tensions in Israel-U.S. relations. He described the current tensions between the allies as a “crisis of trust,”

 

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League, said Sunday morning that Kerry’s “outrageous behavior” will unite American Jews.

Abraham Foxman

Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League. – Photo: AP

“When there is a crisis the American Jewish community comes together,” Foxman told Army Radio. “I think Kerrys outrageous behavior will unite the American Jewish community. It is chutzpah to lecture Israel about the risks of peace and war, and so I think he (Kerry) will help unite” the community. Continue Reading »

US Law Enforcement Officials in Israel for Counter-Terrorism Training

15 U.S. participants from 6 North-East states begin a counter-terrorism training program in Israel.

By Rachel Hirshfeld

 

A delegation of law enforcement executives from the United States is participating this week in a counter-terrorism training program in Israel sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League.

The 15 participants from Connecticut, Maine, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts and Pennsylvania are meeting with commanders from the Israel National Police, security experts and intelligence analysts to learn how the nation prevents and responds to terror attacks.

The group is attending high-level briefings on the operational response to terrorism, border and airport security, maintaining safety and access to holy sites, the role of advanced technology in policing, and the effective use of the media during a crisis. Continue Reading »