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Israeli protest has painting of Fatah leader removed from Paris exhibit


The painter compared convicted murderer, Barghouti, to Nelson Mandela in an inscription that said, ‘Mandela was also called a terrorist.’

By i24news


The Israeli Embassy in France has been successful in petitioning the removal of a painting of Palestinian terrorist Marwan Barghouti from a Paris auction house, the Israeli news site Ynet News reported Monday.

Marwan Barghouti was tried & convicted on charges of murder, and sentenced to 5 life sentences.

The controversial painting depicted jailed Fatah leader Marwan Barghouti as the Palestinian version of Nelson Mandela, and was due to be auctioned with funds raised going to support the Reporters Without Borders organization

The painter of the piece further compared Barghouti to Mandela in an inscription that reads “Nelson Mandela was also called a terrorist in the 1950s.” Continue Reading »

German town outwits annual neo-Nazi protesters

Tired of the annual invasion of neo-Nazis into their small town, the residents of Wunsiedel, where Hitler’s deputy Rudolf Hess is buried, decided it’s high time the neo-Nazis finally marched for a good cause.

By Marlene Halser



They keep coming back year after year. Since the 1990s, neo-Nazi demonstrators invade the village of Wunsiedel in south Germany every November to commemorate the National Heroes’ Remembrance Day by visiting the grave of Adolf Hitler’s Deputy, Rudolf Hess, which was located in the village until it was dissolved in 2005 when the lease agreement ran out.

With flags and wreaths, neo Nazis commemorate a so called 'National Heroes' Remembrance Day.'

With flags and wreaths, neo Nazis commemorate a so called ‘National Heroes’ Remembrance Day.’

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Arabs & Jews protest in Haifa: We refuse to be enemies


Mixed Israeli crowd of some 300 Jewish & Arab protestors in Haifa call on the gov’t to advance peace and avoid escalation.

Arab Counter-demonstrators call protesters, ‘traitors to Gaza.’

By Ahiya Raved


Some 300 people protested in Haifa on Saturday night in a demonstration titled “Jews and Arabs refuse to be enemies.” Across the street from them, some 30 people demonstrated, waving Israeli flags.

Protesters in Haifa: We refuse to be enemies – Photo: Ahiya Raved

Hadash MK Dov Khenin joined the former, calling on the government to work for peace and avoid escalation and deterioration of the situation. Continue Reading »

Museum directors protest misleading term: ‘Polish death camps’

Directors of Polish museums of Nazi camps criticized the decision not open an investigation of the term ‘Polish death camps’ used by the German newspaper Rheinische Post.

WARSAW, Poland — Directors of museums located at the sites of former Nazi death camps are protesting a Polish prosecutor’s office decision not to initiate an investigation into the phrase “Polish death camps.”

Auschwitz Barracks - Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

Auschwitz Barracks – Photo: IsraelandStuff/PP

On Monday, a joint letter to the Polish Attorney General and Polish Minister of Justice signed by the heads of state museums at Auschwitz, Belzec, Sobibor, Treblinka, Kulmhof, Stutthof, Gross-Rosen and Majdanek , criticized the decision not open an investigation, saying that it undermines national efforts to eradicate the use of the term.

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Illegal African Infiltrators protest: ‘We’re in danger, not dangerous’


Dozens of African asylum seekers who walked out of the southern detention facility marched to the country’s capital to hold a demonstration outside Prime Minister Netanyahu’s Office.

By Noam (Dabul) Dvir


Dozens of African asylum seekers who left the Holot open detention facility in southern Israel two days ago, arrived in Jerusalem on Tuesday morning for a protest outside the Prime Minister’s Office.

Sign reads: 'We're in danger, not dangerous' (Photo: Yariv Katz)

Sign reads: ‘We’re in danger, not dangerous’ – Photo: Yariv Kat

The protestors arrived on buses from Kibbutz Nachshon, where they spent the night. They held signs reading, “We’re in danger, not dangerous,” and were received with a round of applause from some 100 additional protestors who arrived to support them. Continue Reading »

Palestinian NGO spokeswoman says injured by rubber bullet during protest


Sarit Michaeli from B’Tselem says her injury came from a Border Guard Police officer who fired a rubber bullet at her during the Nabi Salah protest.

Itamar Fleishman


B’Tselem spokeswoman Sarit Michaeli was injured Friday by a rubber bullet fired at her by Border Guard officers during a demonstration in Nabi Salah, according to her.

Protest in Nabi Salah (Archive) – Photo: AFP

Michaeli, who had been documenting the protest, sustained light wounds to her thigh and was taken to the Sourasky Medical Center in Tel Aviv. She is due to be discharged on Monday.

Michaeli claims that the officers were acting against orders by firing at her during a weekly protest that often leads to clashes between Palestinians protesters and security forces. Continue Reading »

Once a haven, now hundreds protest anti-Semitism in Malmo, Sweden

Jews and non-Jews join to march in southern Swedish city, which has large immigrant Muslim community, to bring attention to the intolerance & violent anti-Semitic attacks in Malmo. – Watch Video

By jn1.tv

“I think that it is a small minority that harasses Jews in Malmo,” said Willy Silberstein of the Swedish Committee against Anti-Semitism. “The big majority is here with us, but still the enemies are strong enough to be a big problem. That’s why marched in the southern Swedish city of Malmo over the weekend to bring attention to intolerance and anti-Semitic attacks in the Nordic country. The city has a large immigrant Muslim community and attacks on Jews have spiked in recent years. Continue Reading »

Pro-Palestinian activists to hold second ‘fly-in’

Organizers say they expect 1,500- 2,000 people to arrive in Ben-Gurion Airport to protest Israeli policy vis-a-vis Palestinians.


Pro-Palestinian activists plan to hold their second fly-in to Ben-Gurion International Airport just after Passover at staggered times on April 15 and 16.

According to one of the organizers, Mazin Qumsiyeh of Bethlehem, anywhere from 1,500 to 2,500 participants, ages 9 to 90, from 15 countries are expected to land in Israel on that day.

If they are allowed to enter the country, they will participate in a week of educational and volunteer activities in the West Bank, Qumsiyeh said. Last summer in an event labeled “Welcome to Palestine” activists also tried to board planes and land in Ben-Gurion in solidarity with the Palestinians and to protest Israel’s policy of banning such foreign activists.

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