Posts Tagged ‘Anti-Semitism’


Palestinian textbook immortalizes Coastal Road massacre terrorist

editor 21 March 2018

By Elior Levy, Ariela Sternbach.. Dalal Mughrabi [Photo top right], who led the terror cell that murdered 38 Israelis, among them 13 children, in the 1978 attack, is often glorified and immortalized in the Palestinian Authority; new textbook for 5th graders includes entire chapter dedicated to her, romanticizing her actions. The Coastal Road massacre of 1978, when 11 terrorists hijacked a bus on the Coastal Highway and murdered 38 Israelis, including 13 children, left a deep scar on Israeli society. Palestinian society, meanwhile, glorifies the killers, particularly cell leader Dalal Mughrabi, who was killed in a fire exchange with security forces and over the years became one of the symbols of the Palestinian struggle. (more…)


Antisemitic Latuff cartoon published in Belgian textbook

editor 20 March 2018

By Elder of Ziyon.. A Flemish geography book published a cartoon by noted anti-semite Carlos Latuff.  It shows a stereotypical, fat religious Jew enjoying Palestinian water while their own pipes run dry. The geography textbook, Polaris GO!, attributes the cartoon to Amnesty International, although Amnesty has nothing to do with the cartoon. The textbook authors decided to attribute the cartoon to Amnesty in an apparent attempt to make it look like it was an official protest cartoon from that organization. (more…)


Poland Unleashes Its Own Inner Demons

editor 10 March 2018

By Melanie Phillips.. If Poland wants to demonstrate it really did have nothing to do with the Holocaust, it’s going a mighty strange way about it. A new law passed by the Polish parliament criminalizing any suggestion that Poland was involved in the Holocaust has produced a crisis in Polish-Jewish relations described as the most serious since the fall of communism in 1989. Poland is well known for its sensitivity to the false description of Nazi concentration camps on its soil as being “Polish camps.” But the new law goes much further. [Photo top right: Emanuel Ringelblum (1900 – 1944) | Photo The JDC Archives].  (more…)


Islamic Anti-Semitism in France: Toward Ethnic Cleansing

editor 9 March 2018

By Guy Milliere.. Graffiti on Jewish-owned homes warn the owners to “flee immediately” if they want to live. Anonymous letters with live bullets are dropped into mailboxes of Jews. Laws meant to punish anti-Semitic threats are now used to punish those who denounce the threats. A new edition of a public school history textbook for the eighth grade states that in France it is forbidden to criticize Islam. [Photo top right: French soldiers guard a Jewish school in Paris. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)].  (more…)


No hate of Halimi? French won’t see anti-Semitism for what it is

editor 23 February 2018

By Ben Cohen.. Flush from his victory over far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in the French elections last July, President Emmanuel Macron decided to address head on the horrific murder of a Jewish pensioner in Paris three months earlier…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. “Despite the denials of the murderer, our judiciary must bring total clarity around the death of Sarah Halimi,” Macron declared at a ceremony marking the 70th anniversary of the deportation of the Jews of Paris by the Nazis. “We were silent because we did not want to see,” the president continued. [Photo top right: Emmanuel Macron wins First round French presidential elections, Porte De Versailles, Paris, France – 23 Apr 2017  Credit: Photo by Alfonso Jimenez/REX](more…)


World Jewish Congress condemns Lukov march in Bulgaria: ‘We cannot stand by in silence as anti-Semites parade through the streets’

editor 21 February 2018

By WJC.. BRUSSELS – The World Jewish Congress has sharply condemned the “reprehensible” neo-Nazi march glorifying Holocaust promoter Hristo Lukov held in Sofia on Saturday (February 17, 2018), but praised the Bulgarian government for its “strong friendship” with the Jewish community and its “steadfast” opposition to the annual rally. [Photo top right: anti-Semitic Lukov march in central Sofia – Bulgaria | Photo credit: Courtesy of World Jewish Congress] (more…)


MPs’ brilliant answers to hypocritical singling out of Israel’s arrests of minors

editor 13 February 2018

By Christians United for Israel (CUFI).. John Howell MP was among a number of MPs that provided brilliant responses in defence of Israel during a debate in Westminster Hall today (Wednesday 7, 2018). The debate titled ‘Military detention of Palestinian children by Israeli authorities’ included incredibly hostile speeches in a room full of mostly anti-Israel MPs. However the MP for Henley challenged the hypocrisy by revealing the figures of juvenile arrests made by Britain during the 2011 riots. Other MPs also shared the truth about the threats Israel face and unjust singling out of Israel. FANTASTIC! (more…)


Time for the US to walk away from the PLO

editor 12 February 2018

By Caroline Glick.. On Tuesday (January 30, 2018) in Bethlehem, the Palestinians demonstrated the choice the Americans now face in their dealings with Fatah – the supposedly moderate PLO faction that controls the Palestinian Authority and the PLO. President Donald Trump and his advisers can play by Fatah’s rules or they can walk away. On Tuesday a delegation of diplomats from the US Consulate in Jerusalem came to Bethlehem to participate in a meeting of the local chamber of commerce. When they arrived in the city, Fatah members attacked them. Their vehicles with diplomatic license plates were pelted with tomatoes and eggs by a mob of protesters calling out anti-American slogans. (more…)


We Have Failed Joseph; Rachel Still Weeps

editor 9 February 2018

By Paula R. Stern.. Last night, my youngest son went to Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus/Shechem with his yeshiva. It is a place I dream of going, a place that calls to me; Joseph calls to me. I’ve been to Rachel’s tomb in Bethlehem many times, and each time I am there, I almost feel that I owe her an explanation for why I have never been to her son’s grave. I feel like I am supposed to report to her, to tell her he is well. Yes, I know he is dead (I’m not insane). And I know he died thousands of years ago…and still we remember him. Still we remember her. (more…)


Israel cannot deny the reality that BDS is in decline

editor 1 February 2018

By Ben Cohen/ Recently, I’ve been nursing some concerns about the way the Israeli government is handling its response to the BDS campaign against the Jewish state, and with it the wider challenges of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in the Western world. Some of my concerns have already been expressed with enviable clarity by two other commentators—my JNS colleague Jonathan Tobin, and The Times of Israel’s Haviv Rettig Gur. [Photo top right: A protest in London calling for a boycott of Israel. Credit: Claudia Gabriela Marques Vieira via Wikimedia Commons].  (more…)


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