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  • French society seemingly apathetic to anti-Semitism, says chief rabbi

    09/17/2014 5:03:22 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 4 replies
    Reuters at Jerusalem Post ^ | 09/16/2014 | Reuters staff
    PARIS - France's government has reacted strongly to a rising tide of anti-Semitic acts this year but French society seems indifferent to the threat they present, the country's newly elected chief rabbi said on Tuesday. Haim Korsia, who was elected in June, recalled the huge crowds that demonstrated in Paris in 1990 after a Jewish cemetery was desecrated in the southeastern town of Carpentras. This summer, he told journalists, there was no similar reaction from civil society following attacks on synagogues and protests against Israel's offensive in Gaza, during which some marchers shouted "death to Jews" and "Jews out". "There...
  • “Jews to the gas!”: Islamic anti-Semitism rising in Germany, synagogues attacked

    09/16/2014 6:55:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/16/2014 | Robert Spencer
    It has gotten so bad that German Chancellor Angela Merkel has vowed to combat it, and even the New York Times has to acknowledge it. Of course, they don’t mention its Qur’anic roots — the fact that the Qur’an calls Jews the worst enemies of the Muslims (5:82), says they are under Allah’s curse (9:30) and more.“What’s Behind Germany’s New Anti-Semitism,” by Jochen Bittner, New York Times, September 16, 2014: HAMBURG, Germany — Europe is living through a new wave of anti-Semitism. The president of Germany’s Central Council of Jews calls it the worst the Continent has seen since World...
  • Belgian Synagogue Set on Fire in 'Criminal' Attack

    09/16/2014 6:25:08 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/16/2014 | Ari Soffer
    A fire broke out in a synagogue in the Belgian capitals of Brussels Tuesday, in what appears to be a "criminal" act, according to reports. Belgian daily La Dernière Heure said that several people broke into synagogue, which is located in the predominantly Muslim neighborhood of Anderlecht, and ignited several fires on the fourth floor of the building. The wife and two children of the synagogue's caretaker suffered slight smoke inhalation in the fire on the top floor of the building, where they lived, said Laurens Dumont, a spokesman for the city prosecutor. The caretaker was absent at the time....
  • Is the UN Fair to Israel? (video)

    09/15/2014 9:04:52 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 7 replies
    YouTube.com ^ | 9-15-2014 | PragerUniversity
    Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, explains in five eye-opening minutes.
  • Cruzifiction

    09/13/2014 10:24:21 AM PDT · by all the best · 114 replies
    American Vision ^ | September 13, 2014 | Joel McDurmon
    Ted Cruz has made a serious mistake—one supported by sentiments of millions of American evangelicals—and it could cost the lives of many Christians. I suppose you’ve heard by now that Ted Cruz was recently “booed off stage” for a senseless, ill-placed “stand with Israel” gaffe at a banquet for persecuted Middle East Christians. The worst part of his comments is not that they were calculated for self-serving political purposes—as others have noted already. Although that is certainly bad enough, it is hardly as offensive as the main implication of what he said. Apparently, we must agree with him, or else...
  • German newspaper targeted by neo-Nazis

    09/13/2014 6:50:15 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 13 Sep 2014 10:23 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe said on Friday that neo-Nazi vandalism and threats against a local newspaper in eastern Germany were “unacceptable and must be stopped”. This week vandals sprayed the words “Jews” and the Nazi slogan “Sieg Heil” on the office windows of the Lausitzer Rundschau, a newspaper known for its coverage of far-right groups. …
  • Ted Cruz Stands Up to ‘Hatred and Bigotry’ at Conference of Middle Eastern Christians

    09/12/2014 7:33:04 AM PDT · by xzins · 14 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 2014 12:16 | Alana Goodman
    Cruz: Anti-Israel Crowd Like Nothing ‘I’ve Previously Encountered’ Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Texas) said in an interview with the Washington Free Beacon that the “hatred and bigotry” he encountered when he was booed off the stage at a Middle Eastern Christian conference for defending Israel on Wednesday night was like nothing he has previously seen in his political career. “I’ve certainly encountered audiences that disagreed with a particular point of view. But this virulent display of hatred and bigotry was remarkable, and considerably different from anything I’ve previously encountered,” Cruz said, just a few hours after his pro-Israel speech to...
  • Statement of IDC President following disruption at IDC Gala Dinner

    09/11/2014 7:20:06 PM PDT · by LeoWindhorse · 18 replies
    In Defense of Christians ^ | September 10, 2014 | Toufic Baaklini
    In Defense of Christians President Toufic Baaklini issued the following statement in response to a disruption at the Inaugural Summit Gala Dinner: “As Cardinal Rai so eloquently put it to the attendees of the In Defense of Christians’ inaugural Summit gala dinner: ‘At every wedding, there are a few problems.’ In this case, a few politically motivated opportunists chose to divide a room that for more than 48 hours sought unity in opposing the shared threat of genocide, faced not only by our Christian brothers and sisters, but our Jewish brothers and sisters and people of all other faiths and...
  • Newest Trick In War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack On Mark Levin

    09/11/2014 5:57:27 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 7 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | September 11,2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away. It is always there.
  • Newest Trick in War Against Israel: The Anti-Semitic Attack on Mark Levin

    09/10/2014 8:40:36 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 10 Sep 2014 | Thomas Rose
    They say anti-Semitism is a lot like alcoholism. Every recovering alcoholic knows their disease has no cure—that the seeds for its active return are always there, just below the surface of normalcy, requiring a constant lifelong vigilance to prevent. So, too, with anti-Semitism, sometimes called the world’s oldest hatred. No matter how long it may appear dormant, it never goes away.-snip- The newest twist on this oldest of games is to apply the term "anti-Semitism" to supporters of Israel. In this bizarro world, the only "true" friends of Israel are the ones who make their support for continued existence of the Jewish...
  • Ted Cruz: Hatred, Bigotry, Opposition to Israel Led to Me Leaving Event [Booed by "Christians"]

    09/11/2014 2:20:20 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/10/14 | Matthew Boyle
    Reports surfaced Wednesday night that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was "booed off the stage" at an event hosted by a purportedly Christian organization. Cruz, the keynote speaker at the new "In Defense Of Christians" organization's dinner in Washington DC, had offered the crowd--a number of whom were Christians from the Middle East, including Palestinian Christians--public support for Israel. After doing so, some members of the crowd booed at Cruz, and they persisted until he left the stage, noting their hatred and saying he can't stand with them if they don't stand with Israel.
  • Ted Cruz Gets Booed at "Middle East Christian Conference" - Video

    09/10/2014 8:26:53 PM PDT · by babylon_times · 112 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 9/10/14 | Tristyn Bloom
    “Those who hate Israel hate America,” he continued, as the boos and calls for him to leave the stage got louder. “Those who hate Jews hate Christians. If those in this room will not recognize that, then my heart weeps. If you hate the Jewish people you are not reflecting the teachings of Christ. And the very same people who persecute and murder Christians right now, who crucify Christians, who behead children, are the very same people who target Jews for their faith, for the same reason.” Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/09/10/ted-cruz-booed-off-stage-at-middle-east-christian-conference-video/#ixzz3CyNwHqHN
  • Erdogan Compares Israel to Hitler, Says: They Will Drown in the Blood They Shed

    09/10/2014 7:08:06 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 15 replies
    MEMRI TV ^ | 8-3-14
    Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan, speaking at a rally prior to his election as President of Turkey, said: "Just like Hitler tried to create a pure Aryan race in Germany, the State of Israel is pursuing the same goals right now." He further said: "The more they shed blood, the more they will drown in the blood that they shed." The crowds responded with chants: "Damn Israel! Down with Israel!" The address was posted on the Internet on August 3, 2014. Following are excerpts: Recep Tayyip ErdoÄŸan: 100 years ago, we withdrew our soldiers from Shuj'aiyya, but we never withdrew our hearts....
  • Yale chaplain quits after blaming Israel for anti-Semitism

    09/09/2014 3:39:18 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The Rev. Bruce Shipman, an Episcopal chaplain at Yale University, resigned in the wake of his letter to The New York Times that blamed rising anti-Semitism in Europe on Israel. The Episcopal Church at Yale issued a statement on September 4 announcing that Shipman, “on his own initiative, had resigned as Priest-in-Charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale, effective immediately.” The statement does not reference the letter to the Times, saying instead, “It is our belief that the dynamics between the Board of Governors and the Priest-in-Charge occasioned the resignation of the Rev. Shipman.“The Episcopal Church at Yale, its Board...
  • Yale Chaplain Resigns Over Letter Blaming Israel for Anti-Semitism

    09/08/2014 8:43:07 PM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 20 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 08 Sep 2014 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    The Episcopal chaplain at Yale University has resigned just over a week after he wrote a controversial letter to The New York Times ascribing blame for rising anti-Semitism in Europe to Israel, says an announcement from the Episcopal Church at Yale. The Sept. 4 statement says that the Rev. Bruce M. Shipman "on his own initiative" has resigned as priest-in-charge of the Episcopal Church at Yale and that the Right Rev. Ian T. Douglas, president of the Board of Governors, and the Right Rev. Laura J. Ahrens, bishop, have accepted the resignation "with sadness." The root of the controversy was...
  • Obama and Turkey’s Erdogan discuss the importance of “combating the scourge of anti-Semitism”

    09/08/2014 5:57:24 PM PDT · by Nachum · 16 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 9/8/14 | Robert Spencer
    When two staunch foes of Israel like Obama and Erdogan discuss combating anti-Semitism, they are either performing for the cameras or mean that they need to put yet more pressure on Israel. For in the view of Leftists and Islamic supremacists, if there is any anti-Semitism, it is because of the alleged misdeeds of Israel. If Israel makes another series of concessions to the “Palestinian” jihadis, all will be well. “Obama and Erdogan Discuss Fighting Anti-Semitism,” by Ben Ariel, Arutz Sheva, September 6, 2014: U.S. President Barack Obama on Friday urged Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to combat anti-Semitism, the...
  • Istanbul Store Bans Entry to 'Jew Dogs'

    09/08/2014 4:43:31 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/8/2014
    The virulent anti-Semitism that has reared its head with particular animosity in Turkey during Operation Protective Edge shows no sign of abating, as a centrally located store in the country's capital of Istanbul recently refused to do business with "Jew dogs." A picture of the cell phone store in Istanbul's Fatih district was sent to the Turkish Jewish news site Åžalom last week, and shows a sign hung in front of the store forbidding entrance for "Jew dogs," reports Walla!. The sign included a picture of religious Jews in white kippot, evidently "settlers" from Judea and Samaria, dancing in front...
  • Why Is The Muslim World in Thrall to Conspiracy Theories?

    09/06/2014 10:00:34 AM PDT · by chessplayer · 20 replies
    http://www.newrepublic.com ^ | September 5, 2014 | By Mehdi Hasan
    Did you know that Abu Bakr Al Baghdadi, the leader of ISIS, was trained by Mossad and the CIA? Were you aware that his real name isn’t Ibrahim Awwad Ibrahim Ali Al Badri Al Samarrai but Simon Elliot? Or that he’s a Jewish actor who was recruited by the Israelis to play the part of the world’s most wanted terrorist? But millions of Muslims across the globe have a soft spot for such hoaxes. Conspiracy theories are rife in both Muslim-majority countries and Muslim communities here in the west. The events of 9/11 and the subsequent “war on terror” unleashed...
  • Merkel: Germany no place for anti-Semitism

    09/06/2014 6:39:42 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Sep 6, 2014 7:32 AM EDT
    German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country’s citizens to attend a rally against anti-Semitism next week in Berlin where she will speak. Merkel said Saturday she will do everything possible to make sure anti-Semitism has no chance in Germany. …
  • Antisemitism Explained From An Objectivist Perspective

    09/05/2014 7:27:40 PM PDT · by Misterioso · 10 replies
    The Brussels Journal ^ | August 3, 2014 | Nikolaas de Jong
    It is common knowledge --at least for part of the right-- that resentment of Israel is merely an extension of Western self-hatred. We know that Israel is hated by the Arab world and many of the “have nots” of the postmodern age, because the fact that it is the only democracy and successful economy in the Middle East serves as a constant and unwelcome reminder to these countries that their problems cannot simply be blamed on the Western colonial legacy, and that, on the contrary, there is a fundamental flaw in their mentality and culture. For the same reason, the...
  • George Galloway taken to hospital after street attack

    08/29/2014 11:23:58 PM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 37 replies
    bbc.com ^ | 30 August 2014 | bbc
    George Galloway has been taken to hospital with a suspected broken jaw after he was attacked on a London street, his spokesman has said.
  • Members of Jewish sect leave Guatemala village

    08/29/2014 3:31:56 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 15 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 29, 2014 6:25 PM EDT
    Members of an ultra-Orthodox Jewish group have been forced out of a village in western Guatemala after disputes with indigenous residents over cultural and religious differences. Misael Santos of the Lev Tahor community says the Jewish group started leaving San Juan La Laguna on Friday after the town’s Elders Council voted to kick them out. …
  • ‘1984’ in 2014? Fed Gov’t Funds ‘Truthy’ Database to Monitor Hate Speech, Suspicious Memes

    08/28/2014 7:04:19 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    Fox News Insider ^ | Aug. 28, 2014 9:46 AM
    The federal government is spending close to $1 million of your money on an online tracking program that will supposedly search for so-called “hate speech” or “misinformation” on Twitter. On Fox and Friends, Fox News legal analyst Peter Johnson Jr. brought us more details on the “Truthy” database, which intends to monitor suspicious Internet memes as well as false or misleading ideas spreading around social media. […] The Indiana professor who is leading the project, Filippo Menczer, had previously identified a list of hashtags that he believed fell under the categories of “far right” and “polarizing.” Among those that he...
  • A pro-Hamas left emerges

    08/28/2014 5:36:31 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    Powerline ^ | 8/28/2014 | Scott Johnson
    The historian Jeffrey Herf writes at the American Interest of the emergence of a pro-Hamas left: On July 31, 2014, a group of left-leaning historians called “Historians Against the War” posted an open letter to President Obama denouncing Israel’s actions in the Gaza War and calling for a cut-off of American military assistance to Israel. On August 13, the letter was posted on the website of the History News Network. On August 13, the signers reported that “in less than twenty-four hours over two hundred US, based [sic] historians had signed the letter.” This remarkable turnout depended on the mobilization...
  • Jew-hatred coming to Lincoln Center

    08/27/2014 5:33:09 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 12 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 8-27-2014 | Carol Brown
    The Metropolitan Opera, despite vigorous opposition from many parts of the Jewish Community, is forging ahead with its plans to present the opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” during its Fall 2014 season. After a campaign of letter writing, demonstrations, and articles in the Jewish press, the Met has refused to remove the opera from its schedule, offering only to “compromise” by cancelling its worldwide HD simulcast programs, but not the production at the Metropolitan Opera House itself. This opera presents the takeover of the cruise ship Achille Lauro in 1985 by Palestinian terrorists, and their murder of 69 year old,...
  • BDS Victory Over SodaStream Equals 900 Palestinians Out of Work (moving out of West Bank to Negev)

    08/26/2014 9:20:46 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 44 replies
    Shalom Life ^ | August 26th, 2014 | Daniel Koren
    One of the biggest news stories that accompanied the start of 2014 was Scarlett Johansson being named as the global ambassador of SodaStream, an Israeli company based out of the West Bank settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, which develops home carbonation systems that allow users to convert tap water into sparkling water, in more than 100 flavors. […] Now, it seems the supporters finally have their wish: SodaStream has announced, in a reported non-political move, that they are moving the factory from the West Bank to a land that indisputably belongs to Israel (unless you’re a member of Hamas or ISIS),...
  • Thugs rough-up Jewish couple, drive off flying Palestinian flags (Upper East Side, NYC)

    08/26/2014 11:36:43 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 55 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 26, 2014 | 3:24am | Aaron Feis
    A gang of anti-Semitic thugs roughed up a Jewish man and his wife on the Upper East Side on Monday evening before fleeing in cars flying Palestinian flags, police sources told The Post. Two cars and multiple motorcycles pulled up to the couple on East 63rd Street near Third Avenue just after 8 p.m., and the assailants began yelling “anti-Jewish statements,” the sources said. …
  • Jewish school vandalised in Copenhagen

    08/24/2014 4:22:08 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 7 replies
    the Local (Denmark) ^ | 22 Aug 2014 11:20 GMT+02:00
    Carolineskolen in Østerbro had its windows smashed and its walls painted with "political" anti-Semitic messages. The school's leader says nothing like it has happened before in the school's 200 year history. The private Jewish school Carolineskolen in Copenhagen’s Østerbro was extensively vandalised overnight between Thursday and Friday. Windows were smashed and anti-Semitic graffiti was written on the school’s walls. “We are the world’s second-oldest functioning Jewish school and we have never before in our 210 year history experienced something like this,” school leader Jan Hansen told TV2 News. “Parents and children are worried, and some parents don’t want to send...
  • Greenfield: There Are No Self-Hating Jews

    08/24/2014 7:46:59 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 39 replies
    Sultan Knish blog ^ | Sunday, August 24, 2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Sunday, August 24, 2014 There Are No Self-Hating Jews Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Let's say that Chester A. Maxwell decides that he hates America. He takes a flight from Massachusetts to Paris, renounces his citizenship and spends the rest of his life stomping up and down the beaches of France and screaming imprecations at Americans. Our friend Chester is not a self-hating American because he is no longer an American. He may have an American accent, like the same foods, books and movies that give him a common reference point with many of his old...
  • Time Magazine lowers its credibility to the level of the Swedish tabloid Aftonbladet

    08/24/2014 9:17:14 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    Israel Matzav ^ | 8/24/14 | Carl in Jerusalem
    The august Time Magazine has posted a video on its website accusing the IDF of selling 'Palestinians' organs. Yes, really. Let's go to the videotape - watch the part from about 1:14 - 1:25 (source here).
  • Temple Student Assaulted During Argument About Israel-Palestine Conflict

    08/21/2014 6:53:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    NBC Philadelphia ^ | Thursday, Aug 21, 2014 • Updated at 8:45 AM EDT | Vince Lattanzio
    A Temple University student was assaulted at a student activities fair apparently during a heated exchange over the conflict between Israel and Palestine. University officials say the disagreement also reportedly included an exchange of anti-Semitic remarks. […] Temple Students for Justice in Palestine said the assault took place at their table after a student made disparaging remarks and refused to leave. In a statement, the group said the assaulted student approached the table and allegedly called the members terrorists and reportedly made other racist and anti-Semitic remarks. The man was apparently asked to walk away several times, but refused. A...
  • Temple Univ. Jewish Student Punched In Face And Called ‘Kike’ In Anti-Semitic Attack

    08/21/2014 6:36:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 8.20.2014 | Daniel Mael
    A Jewish student on the campus of Temple University was assaulted on Wednesday afternoon and called “kike” and “baby killer” by members of the anti-Semitic student group Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP). Daniel Vessal, a Camera on Campus fellow and a member of the Jewish fraternity AEPi, was punched in the face by a violent member of the anti-Israel organization SJP at “Templefest” which is organized for students on campus to gain new information about campus clubs a week before the start of classes. Vessal is a managing information systems major at the Fox School of Business at the...
  • Why Jews Are Worried

    08/21/2014 5:49:06 AM PDT · by Borges · 60 replies
    NYT ^ | 8/20/2014 | Deborah E. Lipstadt
    ATLANTA — An old Jewish joke goes like this: “What’s the definition of a Jewish telegram? ‘Start worrying. Details to follow.’ ”
  • Switzerland: Muslim Protesters Attempt to Storm Synagogue

    08/20/2014 2:09:38 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 39 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/8/14 | Ari Soffer
    Muslim anti-Israel demonstrators attempted to force their way into a synagogue in Switzerland, the latest in a string of attacks on synagogues in Europe. The protest took place on Saturday, during the Jewish Sabbath, in front of the Beth Yaakov, or Grande, Synagogue in Geneva, according to JTA. The Intercommunity Coordination Against Anti-Semitism and Defamation watchdog organization (CICAD) reported that a Muslim woman wearing a niqab (veil) first attempted to enter the place of worship while waving a PLO flag and holding a placard saying "Every synagogue is an Israeli embassy" on Saturday morning but was prevented from doing so....
  • Malik Shabazz: There Is Intentional Anarchy In Ferguson, Missouri

    08/19/2014 7:23:51 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 41 replies
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  • A Blot On The Jewish People

    08/19/2014 2:00:40 AM PDT · by idov · 147 replies
    The Times Of Israel ^ | Aug. 19, 2014 | Dov Ivry
    There are lots of famous Jewish atheists from Sigmund Freud to Ayn Rand to Isaac Asimov to Woody Allen. How do you think the Jewish community would have reacted if what follows had happened? A Jewish couple, atheists, artists, puts on an exhibit in which they critique five major religions with artworks and commentary. At the end of the first day the gallery owner comes up to them and says, you are attacking Islam and that means you favor the Jews in "Palestine." This is "racism." They try to explain that they are critiquing five major religions equally, did not...
  • Calif. protesters block Israel-owned ship at Port of Oakland

    08/18/2014 5:25:53 PM PDT · by markomalley · 16 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8/18/2014 | Jessica Chasmar
    <p>Pro-Palestinian activists for the second day blocked an Israeli-owned ship from docking at the Port of Oakland in a protest against Israel’s military action in Gaza.</p> <p>Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland honored a picket line for the second day in a row Sunday as San Francisco Bay Area protesters gathered to stop a Zim Integrated Shipping Services vessel from docking and unloading, the San Jose Mercury News reported.</p>
  • The Hate That Starts with Jews Never Ends There (powerful piece by UK's former Chief Rabbi)

    08/18/2014 12:38:51 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 4 replies
    The Times of London (originally) ^ | 16 August 2014 | The Right Honourable Lord Sacks Kt
    The novelist Rebecca West once said that Jews, having suffered so much, had an “unsurprisable soul”, In 2000 our daughter, then a university student, attended an anti-globalisation rally in London that turned into a tirade against America, then Israel and finally Jews. “Dad, they hate us,” she said through her tears. Hearing those words in Britain in the 21st century showed me that I had a surprisable soul. Jews in Europe have been shaken these past few weeks by the virulence of the demonstrations about the war in Gaza that also turned into something older and darker. More than a...
  • Letter from London Jew chronicles UK’s embrace of Islamic anti-Semitism

    08/18/2014 9:31:18 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 8/18/14 | Robert Spencer
    How quickly Great Britain is descending into darkness. Those who have been appointed to defend her are the ones most responsible for their nation’s certain future of chaos and violence. And the British intelligentsia, as they head to their own destruction and that of their nation, will congratulate themselves that they didn’t give way to the temptation of “Islamophobia.” It used to be that the free world stood together and said, “Never again.” Now a cowed, dhimmi, dying Britain bows low before arrogant and aggressive Islamic supremacists and says, “How about another round?” “Letters: Ancient hatred stalks the land once...
  • Sainsbury's Strips Kosher Food from Its Shelves over Fear of Attacks by Protesters

    08/18/2014 9:25:37 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 26 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 17 August 2014 | Dan Bloom & Lucy Osborne
    A Sainsbury's branch emptied its kosher food shelf after the manager feared anti-Israeli protesters outside would attack it, the supermarket giant has said. Meats, cheeses and sauces were removed from a Sainsbury's Local branch in Holborn, central London, as it was picketed by demonstrators who were calling on the grocer to boycott Israeli goods. The incident yesterday afternoon happened on the same day anti-Israeli activists 'wreaked havoc' at a Birmingham branch of Tesco when a demonstration got out of hand. Actor Colin Appleby took a photo of the empty shelf, prompting uproar online as hundreds condemned the grocer for appearing...
  • The Kosher Controversy at Sainsbury's Speaks to a Profound Problem: Acquiescence to anti-Semitism

    08/18/2014 9:12:01 AM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 6 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | August 18th, 2014 | Brendan O'Neill
    Were you outraged by a Sainsbury's store's decision over the weekend to hide away its kosher foods in an attempt to placate anti-Israel protesters? You should have been. For this incident, though seemingly a one-off, speaks to a profound problem in Europe today – the respectable classes' acquiescence to anti-Semitism; their willingness to accept anti-Semitic sentiment as a fact of life and to shrug it off or, worse, kowtow to it. The kosher incident took place at the Sainsbury's in Holborn in London. When a mob of anti-Israel protesters gathered outside the store, the manager took the extraordinary decision to...
  • London Store Removes Kosher Food to 'Support Gaza'

    08/18/2014 6:03:02 AM PDT · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 23 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 8-18-14 | Arutz Sheva Staff
    A British supermarket chain is at the center of an anti-Semitism row, after a Jewish shopper found that the Kosher section had been completely removed, and was told by the store manager that Kosher food has been taken down because "We support Gaza." Anti-Israel demonstrators had picketed the branch of Sainsbury's in Holborn, central London, part o fa pattern of aggressive calls to boycott Jewish-made Israeli goods - calls that often spilled over into violence. In one incident Saturday, anti-Israel activists trashed a Tesco store in Hodge Hill while waving Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) flags, throwing produce on the ground...
  • Report: US Assigned to Pressure Israel in Truce Agreements

    08/17/2014 2:13:19 AM PDT · by Nachum · 9 replies
    inn ^ | 8/17/14 | Tova Dvorin
    The American government has been asked by the international community to directly intervene in any truce agreement between Israel and Hamas, according to a report in Arabic daily Al-Hayat, and force Israel to agree to Hamas's demands in future ceasefire agreements. Egypt was reportedly behind the guarantee, as rumors swirl that the current conditions being discussed have found support both from the international community at large and from UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon. Israel has denied agreeing to any truce deal proposed so far, however, and diplomatic sources in Jerusalem have emphasized repeatedly that Israel will not agree to any...
  • Mayim Bialik: I've lost many fans, but I'm still a Zionist (article + great video)

    08/16/2014 12:07:37 PM PDT · by Fenhalls555 · 44 replies
    Ynet ^ | 08.15.14 | Staff
    The Jewish star of CBS's "The Bing Bang Theory," says she has lost a lot of fans in the past month because of her support for Israel, but that "it's OK. I love you more than popularity, even when you make me crazy. And even though I don’t always agree with Israeli policy, I’m still a Zionist." In a post titled, "Why I wear my Jewish star," Bialik wrote that following the Israeli operation in Gaza and what she had been through in the past month, she truly understood for the first time why Jews who previously hadn't worn skullcaps...
  • Anti-Semitism and its limitations

    08/15/2014 7:14:58 AM PDT · by SJackson · 3 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | 08/14/2014 | CAROLINE B. GLICK
    The power of anti-Semitism is beginning to have a significant impact on Israel’s relations with other democracies. Outside the US, throughout the Western world, anti-Semitism is becoming a powerful social and political force. And its power is beginning to have a significant impact on Israel’s relations with other democracies. Consider South Africa. Following a lopsided vote by the University of Cape Town’s Student Union to boycott Israel, Jewish students fear that their own student union will be barred from operating on campus. Carla Frumer from the South African Jewish Student Union told The Times of Israel, “If they prove we...
  • South African Union Leader Calls for Attacks on Jews 'Everywhere'

    08/14/2014 3:30:04 AM PDT · by markomalley · 31 replies
    Big Peace ^ | 8/14/2014 | Joel B. Pollak
    A leader of South Africa's most powerful trade union has called for attacks on Jews in response to the war in Gaza. In a posting on his personal Facebook page Wednesday, Tony Ehrenreich, the leader of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) in the Western Cape province, called for "an Eye for an Eye against Zionist aggression" and warned that "if a woman or child is killed in Gaza," then Jews who support Israel must face an equivalent fate.Breitbart News reached Ehrenreich via his cell phone--which is publicly available--and he confirmed that the Facebook posting was his own. Ehrenreich is...
  • Dutch Official Suspended for Saying ISIS is ‘Zionist Plot’

    08/13/2014 8:08:04 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    INN ^ | 8/14/2014, 5:14 AM | Elad Benari
    A project management official at the Dutch National Cyber Security Center has been suspended after tweeting that the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS), now known as the Islamic State (IS), was a “Zionist plot”. According to the English-language NL Times website the employee, Yasmina Haifi, wrote, “ISIS has nothing to do with Islam. It is a preconceived plan of Zionists who want to deliberately make Islam look bad.” […] In an interview with the local Radio 1 on Wednesday, Haifi said she will not take back her statements, saying she has the right to speak her mind....
  • Israel's Gaza operation galvanizes users of boycott app

    08/13/2014 12:52:32 PM PDT · by SJackson · 17 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 08/13/2014
    According to Sky News, over 400,000 people downloaded Buycott, which makes it easier for shoppers to shun Israeli goods. The popularity of a new smartphone app that allows consumers to more effectively boycott products according to their political tastes has skyrocketed thanks to the international outrage sparked by the conflict in the Gaza Strip. According to Sky News, over 400,000 people downloaded Buycott, the app that gives users the option of making sure that the wares they purchase in stores do not financially benefit a cause to which they are opposed. Shoppers simply activate the app by waving it in...
  • Britain: If hostilities break out in Gaza again, we’re cutting Israel off

    08/12/2014 8:27:44 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 128 replies
    Hot Air ^ | August 12, 2014 | Noah Rothman
    Last week, British police reported a disturbing and significant rise in anti-Semitic attacks on local Jews since the start of the latest conflict in Gaza. “Figures seen by the BBC show recorded hate crimes against Jewish people living in London have doubled compared with the same period last year, while police in Manchester said they had seen an increase in anti-Semitic crime over the last month,” the BBC reported. In totally unrelated news, the British government revealed on Tuesday that they are suffering from a terminal case of moral equivalency and are prepared to cut off military aid to Israel...
  • I Want My White Hat Back

    08/11/2014 8:46:10 PM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 132 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | August 8, 2014 | Norma Zager
    Americans have always grown up believing we are the good guys. We fight the wars of the righteous, help the oppressed and free the world from despots and evil dictators. I am seriously wondering when all that had changed. Do I have to dig up John Wayne to do battle with evil? Isn’t anyone up to the challenge anymore? It is no longer an assumption that America is on the right side of history, because now it seems we are on the wrong one or can’t even find the sides at all. When good men ignore evil and allow it...