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The Simon Wiesenthal Center posts top-10 anti-Semitic list for 2018

The U.S. human rights organization gives Farrakhan 2nd place, Jeremy Corbyn takes 4th, UNRWA 5th, Airbnb in 6th place, with the despicable Roger Waters closing the list.
– Check out the entire rotten bunch, and why they deserved to make it.

By Tal Polon

 

Ahead of the new year, US human rights organization the Simon Wiesenthal Center published on Tuesday its list of the “top ten worst global anti-semitic incidents.”

Topping the list was the Pittsburgh Synagogue Massacre. The Wiesenthal Center noted that perpetrator of the deadly shooting in which 11 worshipers were murdered “was an avowed neo-Nazi,” adding that “only FBI intervention thwarted another deadly attack on a Toledo-area synagogue in early December. Continue Reading »

Dead Sea Scrolls to be Palestinian’s next religious ‘theft’ at UNESCO

Complicit in the theft of religious heritage sites, UNESCO happily ascribed to the ‘Palestinians’, Christianity’s Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2012; the agricultural terraces of Battir, site of the ancient Jewish fortress at Betar, in 2014; Judaism’s Tomb of the Patriarchs in 2017, but their most egregious abandonment of their responsibilities, in 2016 UNESCO ignored the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall.

BY HERB KEINON, TOVAH LAZAROFF

 

The next “prize” the Palestinians will likely claim as their own at UNESCO will probably be the archeological site of Qumran and its Dead Sea Scrolls, Shimon Samuels of the Simon Wiesenthal Center said on Wednesday. Continue Reading »

Bahrain King decrees visits to Israel permissible, denounces Arab boycott

The king of the Persian Gulf state, which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, announced to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, that his subjects are now free to visit the Jewish state, then went further by calling for the end of the Arab boycott of Israel.

By TOM TUGEND

 

LOS ANGELES – Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa al Khalifa last week denounced the Arab boycott of Israel and said his subjects are free to visit the Jewish state. The head of the Persian Gulf country, which does not have diplomatic relations with Israel, made the statements to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the head of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles, at a multi-denominational event at the center to sign and support a declaration denouncing religious hatred and violence. Continue Reading »

Schwarzenegger counters the hate, donates $100k to anti-hate Wiesenthal Center

Schwarzenegger: “There is no white America – there is only the United States of America…. My dream is that all of you will join me in helping your favorite anti-hate organizations in any way you can.”

By AMY SPIRO

 

Former California governor and action star Arnold Schwarzenegger has donated $100,000 to the Simon Wiesenthal Center.

Schwarzenegger wrote an emotional Facebook post on Monday about the events of the weekend, woman was killed during a white supremacist gathering in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Arnold Schwarzenegger – Photo: Wikimedia Commons

“I have been horrified by the images of Nazis and white supremacists marching in Charlottesville,” he wrote. Continue Reading »

#BDSfail: Events scheduled for both Frankfurt and Bonn, cancelled

 

The Jewish communities and Wiesenthal Center welcomed the decisions of cancelling the separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conferences that were set to take place in Frankfurt and also in Bonn.

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After a wave of objections to a boycott-Israel event scheduled for next week in Bonn, Germany, the Jewish community there on Monday announced its delight with cancellation of the gathering and a widely criticized antisemitic talk that was to be given at it.

A separate pro-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions conference set to take place in June in Frankfurt was also canceled.

“The Jewish community is pleased that the event was canceled,” a spokeswoman for the Bonn Jewish community told The Jerusalem Post. Continue Reading »

Obama’s betrayal of Israel tops ‘Wiesenthal List’ of 10 worst antisemitic, anti-Israel cases

 

Leading Jewish human rights organization releases its 2016 ranking of the 10 most profound acts of antisemitic and/or anti-Israel cases of the past year, with President Obama’s UN vote, that disavowed Jewish/Israel’s ownership of the Western Wall, Jerusalem and Judea & Samaria, heading the list.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

The US abstention from a recent vote against Israeli settlements at the UN Security Council topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s annual list released Tuesday of 10 worst outbreaks of Jew-hatred and anti-Israel incidents.

Obama loves Iran cartoon
The Jewish human rights organization ranked the Obama administration’s move as the top case, charging that it erased Jewish history. Continue Reading »

Anti-Semitic performer Dieudonne denied entry after landing in Canada

 

Having been found guilty of violating hate speech laws in France, with a 10,000 euro fine & 2 month suspended jail sentence, Canadian officials barred Dieudonne from entering upon his landing in Montreal.

By ROSIE PERPER

 

Infamous French comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala was turned away at the border of Canada upon landing in Montreal, Canadian human rights foundation Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center (FSWC) said Tuesday.

Munich mayor rejects Israel’s request to cancel tax-funded BDS lecture

 

Outlawed in France as anti-Semitic, and reported in the Spanish press as a violent organization’ after Matisyahu’s concert ban & then reinvitation, the BDS city-sponsored lecture will take place on the eve of the Nazis’ ‘Kristallnacht’, in Munich, of all places.

By BENJAMIN WEINTHAL

 

“We are in touch with the municipality of Munich in order to prevent this event from happening,” the head of Israel’s consulate, Dan Shaham, wrote to ‘The Jerusalem Post’ on Friday.

Demonstrators take part in a pro-Israel rally in Munich. – Photo: REUTERS

BERLIN – Munich Mayor Dieter Reiter on Friday refused a request from Israel’s top diplomat in the city to pull the plug on an allegedly anti-Semitic event advocating a boycott of the Jewish state in a municipal building. Continue Reading »

Jewish Condemnation at US Federal Gov’t for Compensating Deported Convicted Nazis with $Millions

 

Jewish world outraged: Convicted Nazi war criminals who immigrated to America, hiding & lying about their past, were subsequently expelled from the US, but collected millions in social security payments.

By SAM SOKOL

 

Revelations that the United States currently pays social security and other benefits to concentration camp guards and others involved in carrying out the Holocaust has scandalized the Jewish world, eliciting harsh condemnations from many quarters.

Auschwitz

The entrance to the Auschwitz death camp. – Photo: REUTERS

That such payments continue to be made to participants in the Nazi genocide who were deported from the US due to their crimes was revealed by the Associated Press on Monday, following an extensive investigation. Continue Reading »

Postponed ‘Jews in Israel’ exhibit to finally open at UNESCO

The Jewish people’s narrative finally to be displayed: A 3.5 millennia relationship to the Holy Land, and that’s the narrative that the Arab League didn’t want the world to know about.

By JTA

 

An exhibition on the Jewish presence in the land of Israel that had been canceled due to pressure from Arab states will open at UNESCO headquarters in Paris.

The exhibit at UNESCO headquarters in Paris just needed to be installed – Jan.2014

“Book, People, Land — The 3,500-Year Relationship of the Jewish People With the Holy Land,” a joint exhibition of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and the cultural arm of the United Nations, will open Wednesday.

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Hundreds of Diary of Anne Frank, Holocaust books vandalized in Tokyo libraries

 

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on Japan to deal with “hate campaign” as pages were torn out of 250 copies of diary and other Holocaust era books.

By JPOST.COM STAFF

 

 
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has expressed its “shock and deep concern” over the vandalizing of hundreds of copies of the Diary of Anne Frank in libraries across Tokyo, Japan.
Anne Frank

Anne Frank – Photo: REUTERS/Handout Old

The council of public libraries in Tokyo said at least 250 copies of the diary or publications containing biographies on Anne Frank, Nazi persecution of Jews and related materials were torn, according to an AFP report.

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UNESCO moves Land of Israel exhibit to June

 

The exhibit, “People, Book, Land: The 3,500-year relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land,”  was postponed in response to a protest letter from the Arab League, who fear it ‘could damage the peace process’.

 

 

 

UNESCO now eyes a June date for an exhibit on Jewish ties to the Land of Israel, after it suddenly canceled the scheduled Monday opening at its Paris headquarters, in response to a protest by Arab states who fear it could damage the peace process.

The exhibit at UNESCO headquarters in Paris just needed to be installed.

Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) to open the exhibit as planned on January 20, or to schedule a new opening. Continue Reading »

Canada & U.S. urge UNESCO not to postpone ‘Land of Israel’ exhibit

UNESCO postponed Jewish exhibit in response to pressure by Arab League.

Simon Wiesenthal Center plans to display panels if UN fails to open exhibit.

 

 

The United States and Canada called on UNESCO to rescind its sudden decision to suspend an exhibit on Jewish ties to the Land of Israel – due to open at its Paris headquarters on Monday – in response to a protest by Arab states who fear it could damage the peace process.

UNESCO headquarters

UNESCO headquarters – Photo by Unesco.org

“UNESCO’s decision is wrong and should be reversed,” said US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power on Friday. Continue Reading »

UNESCO postponed Jewish ties to Land of Israel exhibit saying it could harm peace process

 

UNESCO has postponed a Jewish exhibit 2 years in the making, entitled “People, Book, Land – The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People and the Land of Israel,” after a last minute protest from the Arab League.

 

 

Less than a week before the planned opening of an exhibit chronicling 3,500 years of Jewish ties to the Land of Israel, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization has postponed the event, slated to open at its Paris headquarters Monday, out of concern that it could be harmful to the peace process.

UNESCO advocates for Syrian youth education, another example how the Arab League controls UNESCO

UNESCO advocates for Syrian youth education, another example how the Arab League influences UNESCO

“UNESCO is deeply committed to the successful outcome of the peace process in order to achieve stability in the region and we have a responsibility in ensuring that current efforts in this regard are not endangered,” wrote director-general Irina Bokova on Wednesday to the exhibit’s cohost, the Los Angels-based Simon Wiesenthal Center. Continue Reading »

Judgment: Jewish girl’s hair set alight after saying ‘let’s burn the Jew’ was not racist

Canadian Judge’s verdict:  High school student who lit Jewish girl’s hair on fire saying WW II theme, ‘let’s burn the Jew’, did not commit hate crime.

By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar

 

In Canada, a Winnipeg provincial court judge recently ruled that a 2011 altercation at a local high school, in which a student lit a 15-year-old Jewish student’s hair on fire with a lighter while saying “let’s burn the Jew,” was not a hate crime.

‘Let’s Burn the Jew’ Not Racist – Photo: Thinkstock

The judge claimed despite the facts of the case that the offender, who pleaded guilty to assault with a weapon, did not mean to burn the girl’s hair or target her because she was Jewish. Continue Reading »