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Pro Israel Facebook Group Hatikvah Leads Jewish Social Media

By Alain Horoit Israel News Agency Jerusalem, Israel — April 10, 2013 … Hatikvah, a Facebook group with over 53,000 members, was created in March 2010 as a pro-Israel page (facebook.com/hatikvah1). Since its creation, the Hatikvah group has followed a policy of non censorship regarding news coming from Israel. As the creator of Hatikvah, I [...]

Austrian MP Criticizes Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for Allegedly Covering Up Past

Austrian MP Criticizes Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for Allegedly Covering Up Past

An Austrian Member of Parliament is criticizing the Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra for ignoring its past connections to Nazi Germany. According to The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, that MP, Harald Walser, is a member of the Austrian Greens. He is also a historian. The JTA reports that Walser took issue with a statement on the Philharmonic’s web [...]

Report Suggests Palestinians May Outnumber Jews by 2020

Often, those who oppose Israel in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, do so because they see the Palestinians as a minority and Israel as an oppressive majority. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has often pointed out that although there are more Jewish people than Arabs living in Israel and the surrounding area, Israel is, in fact, the [...]

Hungarian Jews Don’t “Count”

By Rea Bochner, WrittenByRea.com I guess the Hungarian parliament hasn’t heard that it’s against halacha to count Jews. This past Monday, they called for every Jew in the country to register on lists as “threats to national security”. The demand was eerily similar to those made by the Nazis in the early stages of the [...]

Twitter to Remove Anti-Semitic Posts

Twitter to Remove Anti-Semitic Posts

After French twitter users began insulting Jews with messages using the hashtag, #unbonjuif (which translates to #agoodJew), many other twitter users voiced outrage. According to The Associated Press, The Union of Jewish Students of France (UEJF) said that the hashtag had“spawned more than a week of racist and anti-Semitic posts.” The posts, said AP, “included [...]

Amazon Stops Selling Concentration Camp Puzzle

Amazon Stops Selling Concentration Camp Puzzle

This morning, Jewish News One reported that online retailer Amazon.com had taken down a listing advertising a jigsaw puzzle with a death camp theme. According to JN1 reporters, “The 252 piece puzzle for kids 8 and over featured a picture from camp Dachau, the first concentration camp to open in Germany.” According to JN1, Amazon [...]

Letters of Nazi Propagandist to be Auctioned

Letters of Nazi Propagandist to be Auctioned

The personal letters of Nazi propagandist Joseph Goebbels will go on sale at what Tony Paterson of The Independent calls a “controversial” auction today.  The collection, says Paterson, includes letters written from the time of Goebbels’s boyhood until 1924 – just before he joined the Nazi party. John Christofferson of Bloomberg BusinessWeek reports that the [...]

Estonian Newspaper Condemned for Holocaust Weight Loss Pill Advertisement

Estonian Newspaper Condemned for Holocaust Weight Loss Pill Advertisement

On Sunday, Efriam Zuroff of the Simon Wiesenthal center harshly condemned Estonian Newspaper Eesti Ekspress for running a fake ad featuring Holocaust survivors as users of a weight loss pill. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) reports that the ad appeared in the humor section. A picture of the advertisement shows the words, “Eins, Zwei, Drei… [...]

Anti-Terrorism Officials Investigating Letter Sent to Chief Rabbi of Lyon

Anti-Terrorism Officials Investigating Letter Sent to Chief Rabbi of Lyon

Rabbi Richard Wertenschlag, Chief Rabbi of Lyon, filed a complaint with local authorities on Wednesday, after he received a threatening letter rife with anti-Semitic language. According to Agence France-Presse (AFP), Wertenschlag said, “This written communication had Holocaust-denying and anti-Semitic undertones, accompanied by threats and photos, was sent August 10 and arrived the following day at [...]

Democrats, Republicans Accuse Each Other of Insults Toward Jews

Democrats, Republicans Accuse Each Other of Insults Toward Jews

Yesterday, National Jewish Democratic Coalition President and CEO David Harris blasted conservative Talk Show Host Rush Limbaugh for allegedly comparing the campaign efforts of President Obama and Former President Clinton to Nazi propaganda. In a press release on the NJDC’s web site, Harris said, “Once again, a prominent voice in the Republican Party has disrespectfully [...]

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