Op-ed: In an extremely offensive political ad, Joe Biden has again broken a basic rule of decency that had been accepted in all previous American presidential elections.
By Jeff Dunetz
For the second time during this campaign, Joe Biden has broken a basic rule of American politics, never use the Holocaust or any of its related terms such as Nazis, or Hitler, for political warfare. In September, he compared Trump to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels in a speech. Now he has used footage of Nazi dictator and mass murderer Adolf Hitler in a new campaign ad attacking President Donald Trump. Continue Reading »
‘Now I understand Hitler and his hate for the Jews…’: Over 17,500 Anti-Semitic Tweets after Israeli Victory over Spain’s ‘Real Madrid’
Twitter users in Spain posted 17,500 messages of anti-Semitic abuse after Israeli basketball team Maccabi Tel Aviv defeated Real Madrid on Sunday night to win the Euroleague Championship, reports the Jerusalem Post.
Jewish groups in the Catalonia region filed a legal complaint over the messages, which flooded the Twitter network after Maccabi’s 98-86 overtime win.
Angry Spanish supporters of Real Madrid created an expletive anti-Semitic hashtag in their messages after the match, which briefly became one of the most popular keywords on Twitter in Spain. Continue Reading »
13-second TV spot for Biomen shampoo shows black-and-white footage of the Nazi leader at a political rally; ad agency head: commercial meant to mock, not praise Hitler.
A Turkish shampoo commercial featuring footage showing Adolf Hitler giving a speech was taken off the air on Wednesday, following protests by the local Jewish community.
The 13-second television spot for Biomen shampoo shows black-and-white archival footage of the Nazi leader at a political rally. Dubbed in Turkish, he shouts that men should not use women’s shampoo.
“Using Hitler, whose brutal ideology caused the deaths of millions of people, in a commercial in order to be different or create awareness (of a product) is unacceptable,” a statement posted on Istanbul’s chief rabbinate’s website said on Monday. Continue Reading »