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    07/04/2016 3:37:09 PM PDT · by Ketill Frostbeard · 94 replies ^ | July 4, 2016 | Donald J. Trump
    These false attacks by Hillary Clinton trying to link the Star of David with a basic star, often used by sheriffs who deal with criminals and criminal behavior, showing an inscription that says “Crooked Hillary is the most corrupt candidate ever” with anti-Semitism is ridiculous. Clinton, through her surrogates, is just trying to divert attention from the dishonest behavior of herself and her husband. The real questions are, why was Bill Clinton meeting secretly with the US Attorney General on her case and where are the 33,000 missing emails and all of the other information missing from her case -...
  • Lewandowski: The media uproar over Trump’s anti-Hillary tweet with a Star of David shape is....

    07/03/2016 4:10:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 104 replies
    Hot ^ | July 3, 2016 | ALLAHPUNDIT
    I passed on this yesterday because I agreed with what Lewandowski says here, more or less. It’s not a matter of political correctness or incorrectness, it’s a matter of “dog whistle” accusations being unfalsifiable. How do you prove that Trump, or whoever posted that image from his account, saw something anti-semitic in the shape of the star and tweeted it out hoping that others would see it too? As a matter of strategy, how would it benefit him to do something like that? White supremacists, presumably the target audience for the “dog whistle,” have been vocal about supporting him, but...
  • Donald Trump Launches Blatantly Anti-Semitic Attack Against Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2016 4:04:14 PM PDT · by Bratch · 266 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | July 2, 2016 | Sam Levine and Sam Stern
    Donald Trump tweeted a blatantly anti-Semitic image Saturday morning, causing an immediate backlash online and further confirming the Republican nominee is willing to sink to depths well beyond usual, acceptable bounds of politics. The tweet, posted at roughly 8:30 a.m., featured a picture of Hillary Clinton pasted over a backdrop of $100 bills with a six-pointed star — the Jewish Star of David — next to her face. “Most Corrupt Candidate Ever!” the star read. THE HUFFINGTON POST This is not a dog whistle. It’s not subtle. It is anti-Semitic imagery aimed at a candidate who isn’t even Jewish.    
  • "Palestinians" Attempt to Appropriate "Star of David" as Muslim Symbol

    05/17/2016 6:22:09 PM PDT · by Lera · 29 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 5/17/16 | Daniel Greenfield
    The whole "Palestinian" identity is a parasitic entity that can only exist in terms related to its hostility to the indigenous Jewish inhabitants. The desperate attempts to appropriate Jewish identity has now led Fatah, the core terrorist organization behind the "Palestinian" state to claim that the Jewish Star of David is really an Islamic symbol. This comes from the official Facebook page of Fatah which claims that the Star of David was used in Arab-Islamic architecture hundreds of years before the rebirth of the State of Israel. Considering that the symbol dates back to the House of David, thousands of...
  • Star of David found engraved into an ancient Temple arouses bustle in Egypt

    04/08/2016 7:11:21 AM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 36 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | April 3, 2016 | Maayan Groisman
    Egypt has recently been witnessing a great commotion following the archeological discovery of two Star of David engravings in an ancient Temple in the southern city of Aswan. The Roman Temple, which dates back to the 3rd century B.C, is located in the Elephantine Island in Aswan. Dr. Mahmoud Afifi, the head of the Egyptian Antiquities branch in the Antiquities Ministry, said that he noticed a stone with two Star of David engravings in the Roman temple. Afifi accused the delegation of German archaeologists that has been working on the site's reconstruction of engraving the Stars of David into the...
  • In Case You Had Any Doubts About What the Freedom From Religion Foundation

    10/29/2014 5:27:10 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    Evolution News and Views ^ | October 29, 2014 | Michael Egnor
    In Case You Had Any Doubts About What the Freedom From Religion Foundation Really Is Michael Egnor October 29, 2014 4:35 AM | Permalink The Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) is planning to distribute some... literature... to public high school students in Florida: An atheist group is planning to distribute a pamphlet in several Florida public high schools that depicts an illustration of a cartoon Bible sexually assaulting a young woman.According to a report by Brittany Hughes at, the Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) plans to hand out a pamphlet entitled "An X-Rated Book: Sex and Obscenity in the...
  • Jewish Groups Deplore Greek Demand to Remove Star of David From Holocaust Memorial

    05/17/2015 1:26:18 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 23 replies
    The Algermeiner ^ | May 15, 2015
    Jewish groups expressed “shock” on Friday over news that the unveiling of a Holocaust monument in Kavala, Greece was delayed because locals reportedly sought the removal of a Jewish star. -snip- The monument in question memorializes the 1,484 Jews of Kavala who were exterminated during the Nazi occupation of Greece in World War II. The monument was set to be unveiled when, just two days before, the mayor and a majority at the city council insisted on the removal of the image of a Star of David from the memorial. Meanwhile, Greek Secretary General of the Ministry of Culture, Education,...
  • Rehabbing The D.C. Snipers

    10/18/2007 7:29:36 AM PDT · by Wuli · 9 replies · 460+ views
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 10/17/2007 | Investors Business Daily
    Media Bias: Why would two Muslim men travel 3,000 miles to kill random people in the nation's capital a year after 9/11? CNN investigated and found Islamic terror had nothing to do with it. ..... ......... "Somehow CNN's "special investigations unit" managed to overlook this pile of courtroom evidence. It showed only one drawing — a self portrait of Malvo shedding tears."
  • Who Really Discovered America?

    07/14/2002 2:08:47 PM PDT · by blam · 182 replies · 18,652+ views
    Who Really Discovered America? Did ancient Hebrews reach the shores of the North and South American continents thousands of years before Christopher Columbus? What evidence is there for Hebrew and Israelite occupation of the Western Hemisphere even a thousand years before Christ? Was trans-Atlantic commerce and travel fairly routine in the days of king Solomon of Israel? Read here the intriguing, fascinating saga of the TRUE DISCOVERERS OF AMERICA! William F. Dankenbring A stone in a dry creek bed in New Mexico, discovered by early settlers in the region, is one of the most amazing archaeological discoveries in the Western...
  • 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...
  • Star of David Not Allowed on Temple Mount

    10/06/2013 6:55:25 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    INN ^ | 10/7/2013, 4:12 AM | Elad Benari
    A volunteer with the Magen David Adom first aid service was forced on Sunday to remove his jacket with the organization’s emblem before he was allowed to enter the Temple Mount. The emblem of Magen David Adom is a red Star of David. … Police, in an attempt to appease the Waqf, limit the number of Jewish worshipers allowed on the Temple Mount at one time in order to prevent conflict with Muslim worshipers. Police often close the Mount to Jews in response to Muslim riots—despite evidence that Muslim riots have been planned in advance for the specific purpose of...
  • Freedom From Religion Foundation Opposing Star Of David At Holocaust Memorial

    07/21/2013 10:56:02 AM PDT · by Slings and Arrows · 52 replies
    Opposing Views ^ | July 19, 2013 | Evan Bleier
    An atheist group that is known for targeting supposed violations of the separation between church and state recently protested a Holocaust memorial because the monument plans to feature a Star of David.The Freedom From Religion Foundation, or FFRF, has stated its opposition to the proposed Ohio Statehouse Holocaust memorial because its leaders believe that including the religious symbol would create "legal precedent."The co-presidents of the FFRF, Don Barker and Annie Laurie Gaylor, wrote a letter to Richard Finan, chair of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board about the proposed memorial, The Blaze reported.“Permitting one permanent sectarian and exclusionary religious...
  • Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands

    03/12/2013 7:41:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 54 replies
    Town Hall ^ | 3/12/13 | Kyle Olson
    Wisconsin Education Officials Want Students to Wear ‘White Privilege’ Wristbands The Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction runs several programs that heavily emphasize racial issues in public schools, has been finding. Some feel that one of those programs – an Americorps operation called VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) – may go a bit overboard by encouraging white students to wear a white wristband "as a reminder about your (white) privilege.” Geared towards high school students, the program “seeks to build capacity in schools and districts serving low-income families to develop an effective, sustainable, research-based program of family-school-community partnerships,” according...
  • Brussels Confesses Deporting Jews to Death Camps

    09/03/2012 12:41:39 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 14 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/9/12 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (AFP) - The city of Brussels officially recognized Sunday its complicity in the deportation of thousands of Jews to Nazi death camps during World War II. At a ceremony attended by Israel's ambassador and Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Joelle Milquet, Brussels mayor Freddy Thielemans acknowledged the key role the city's register of Jews played in raids that sent thousands to death camps. "Without this register of Jews, the progressive arrests and the raid of September 1942 would never have had the same impact in Brussels," Thielemans said, quoted by Belga news agency. Approximately 5,640 names were registered. On the other...
  • Attackers Carve Jewish Star Into Back of Iraqi Poet in S. Louis

    10/03/2011 2:23:20 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 3/10/11 | Chana Yaar
    Star of David carved into Alaa Alsaegh's back Israel news photo: courtesy of Alaa AlsaeghAn Iraqi poet who converted from Islam to Christianity, and who expressed pain over the loss of six million Jews in the Nazi Holocaust, has paid the price for his beliefs. Over a month has passed since Alaa Alsaegh was attacked over his Arabic-language poem, “Tears at the Heart of the Holocaust,” featured on the “Arabs For Israel” blog. The site is run by Arabs and Muslims who believe they can “support Israel and still support the Palestinian people.... support the State of Israel and the...
  • Iran outraged as Star of David revealed on airport

    11/30/2010 4:20:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Al Arabiya ^ | 11/29/2010
    A satellite image of Tehran airport taken by Google Earth service outraged Iranian government officials as the Star of David appeared on the roof of the headquarters of the national carrier Iran Air. The Iranian became angry when local media reported Saturday the discovery of a Google Earth image that shows the Star of David on top of the main building of the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, also known as Iran Air, and called for its instant removal, the Israeli daily Yediot Ahronot reported Sunday. As speculations rose about the presence of the Zionist symbol in the...
  • Satellite Image Shows Star of David on Iranian Airport Building's Roof

    11/30/2010 8:51:24 PM PST · by frunobulax · 30 replies · 2+ views
    A satellite image of the headquarters of Iran's national airline reveals a Star of David, and government officials in the Islamic Republic are calling for its immediate removal, according to reports. The satellite image of the Airline of the Islamic Republic of Iran, also known as Iran Air, was taken by Google Earth, according to Local reports say the building was "built by Israeli engineers" who worked in the country before the 1979 Islamic Revolution.
  • How to be a bigot under the guise of a "critic of Israel"

    06/10/2010 3:57:29 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 10 replies · 203+ views
    How to be a bigot under the guise of a "critic of Israel" Try and substitute 'anti-Zionist' instead of anti-Jewish, at least make sure, your references convey such messages. Avoid all humanitarian aspects of Israel's humane army in its constant fight against Arabs who trick them into firing upon civilians, ommit all the risky steps Israeli soldiers take in going house to house searching for bombs/bombers, instead of just leveling the place down (if Zionists were not caring about civilians), the repeated notification for residents to leave a certain area ahead of anti-terror operations, in order to give a chance...
  • Wellington man held in desertion case

    05/05/2005 6:00:20 PM PDT · by MaximusRules · 14 replies · 448+ views ^ | 5 May 2005 | Rochelle Brenner
    U.S. Army Sgt. Karim Iraq, who is charged with deserting the military, was released from Palm Beach County Jail this afternoon - two days after the Palm Beach County Sheriff's Office arrested him at his father's house in Wellington. Iraq's family is from Palestine, and Karim Iraq was born in Detroit. His case has been referred to the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. "He's a dangerous guy with anti-American slogans and a deserter. It's someone we want to get off the street immediately," Richter said. On handwritten notes on government-issued paper, he curses the military, freedom and the...
  • Bolivia raises hackles with ID

    04/10/2008 11:49:55 AM PDT · by JZelle · 1 replies · 50+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | 4-10-08 | Martin Arostegui
    SANTA CRUZ, Bolivia — The appearance of a Star of David on new national identity cards has alarmed opponents of President Evo Morales, who recall how the symbol was used to brand Jews in Nazi Germany. Tiny six-pointed stars within a tight circle are printed on the back side of some, but not all, recently issued picture IDs in the Santa Cruz region. The mark was present on three cards seen by The Washington Times. "It raises suspicions that the government is identifying individuals or segments of the population along racial, religious or ideological lines" said Carlos Klinsky, a member...
  • France: Woman attacked for wearing Star of David (by "yoots")

    04/26/2007 2:45:51 PM PDT · by Alouette · 35 replies · 2,733+ views
    YNet ^ | Apr. 26, 2007 | Yael Branovsky
    22-year-old French woman says youths of Middle Eastern origin snatched her Star of David necklace, lifted her shirt and drew a swastika on her stomach Yael Branovsky Published: 04.26.07, 23:41 / Israel Jewish Scene A 22-year-old French woman said Thursday she was the victim of an anti-Semitic attack by two youths at an underground train station in Marseille. The youths, who the woman said were of Middle Eastern origin, snatched her Star of David necklace, then lifted her shirt and drew a swastika on her stomach before fleeing the scene. According to the Jewish Agency, the French police have refrained...
  • Terrorist Hambali tells all (al-Qaeda wanted to build bio-weapons plant in Indonesia )

    10/11/2003 8:16:22 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 7 replies · 437+ views
    The Sunday Times ^ | October 12 2003 | LINCOLN WRIGHT
    BALI bombing mastermind Hambali has told interrogators how al-Qaida funded the attack that killed 202, including 88 Australians, a year ago today. The terrorist is being held under strict security by US intelligence agents on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia. Hambali, also known as Riduan Isamuddin, also has told agents al-Qaida wanted to build a bio-weapons plant in Indonesia to produce weapons to deliver the deadly biological agent anthrax. He revealed that the Islamic network of terrorist cells known as Jemaah Islamiah had recruited American-trained scientist Yazid Sufaat to oversee the project. He has studied chemistry at California...
  • Holy Cabbage! [Vanity or Sign from Above?]

    08/30/2006 8:24:52 PM PDT · by monkeyshine · 49 replies · 807+ views
    While preparing Shabbat dinner for a couple of close friends and their acquaintances, my long-time girlfriend sliced straight down the middle of this cabbage. She was surprised and amused to find that this particular cabbage had taken the form of the Star of David. She thought it particularly remarkable that this occurred while preparing a Shabbat dinner. No, she wasn't making borscht, the intent was to make a cabbage salad but after cutting it open we decided this cabbage was symbolic and, so, refused to eat it. She in particular recalled the news of the image of Mary appearing on...
  • Iran eyes badges for Jews

    05/19/2006 2:55:11 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 446 replies · 18,673+ views
    National Post ^ | May 19, 2006 | Chris Wattie
    Human rights groups are raising alarms over a new law passed by the Iranian parliament that would require the country's Jews and Christians to wear coloured badges to identify them and other religious minorities as non-Muslims. "This is reminiscent of the Holocaust," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, the dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles. "Iran is moving closer and closer to the ideology of the Nazis." Iranian expatriates living in Canada yesterday confirmed reports that the Iranian parliament, called the Islamic Majlis, passed a law this week setting a dress code for all Iranians, requiring them to wear...
  • About those "secular" menorahs

    12/21/2005 4:22:50 PM PST · by Coleus · 18 replies · 574+ views
    CERC ^ | 12.07.05 | Terry Mattingly
    About those "secular" menorahs    TERRY MATTINGLY When it comes to decorating tabernacles and temples, the God of Israel cares about the fine details. Consider these Exodus instructions: "Thou shalt make a candlestick of pure gold: of beaten work shall the candlestick be made: his shaft, and his branches, his bowls, his knops, and his flowers, shall be of the same. And six branches shall come out of the sides of it; three branches of the candlestick out of the one side, and three branches of the candlestick out of the other side." Counting the center candlestick, this created a...
  • The new Red Cross flag

    12/15/2005 12:23:08 PM PST · by PietroA · 33 replies · 939+ views
    Apocalypse Soon ^ | Dec 13, 2005 | Pietro Arnese
    In the continuing saga of the "Politically Correct" madness engulfing the "civilized" and "enlightened" West, we issue the absolute top place for 2005 to the Red Cross organization, the Geneva-based humanitarian association, which, in a frenzy of unmitigated self-righteousness and hypocritically ridiculous distancing has seen fit to change their beloved and world-wide known symbol, a red cross, as their name implies, with a nondescript red something (a square, a rhombus, a dart target, a thing). Gorgeous isn't it? Surely the good folks in Geneva don't want to offend anybody, mind you but I think that in order to please a...
  • Hiding behind a crystal

    12/10/2005 8:17:56 PM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies · 429+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 12-10-05
    On Thursday, the 192 signatories of the Geneva Conventions decided to adopt a new international symbol - the Red Crystal - alongside the Red Cross and the Red Crescent. Now it seems, for the first time, Israel's Magen David Adom (MDA) can join the 182 members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The vote "reflects Israel's improved international standing … This is yet another achievement for Israel's diplomacy," gushed Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. MDA itself worked hard to achieve this result, which paves the way for Israel to join international rescue missions. The new Red...
  • Red Star of David--The symbol Israel must adopt to join the Red Cross is a disgrace.

    12/09/2005 7:04:38 AM PST · by SJackson · 52 replies · 1,441+ views
    After almost six decades of rejection, Israel saw the road cleared yesterday for its emergency and disaster relief organization to join the International Red Cross. The price of admission was relinquishing its symbol, the Red Star of David. Instead, the Red Cross approved a new "neutral" symbol -- a Red Crystal, which Israel must adopt to become a member, possibly next spring. The Star of David may still be used at home, and on foreign missions it can be put inside the Crystal, provided the host country agrees. Israeli diplomats are celebrating the Crystal as a great victory. If that's...
  • No Jews or Dogs

    12/09/2005 4:30:16 AM PST · by SJackson · 28 replies · 946+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 12-8-05 | Yaakov Ish Tam
    I have been following the recent saga in the Red Cross with growing disgust. For those of you who are not familiar with the issues at hand, Israel's official relief agency, Magen David Adom (MDA; Red Star of David), has traditionally been rejected membership as an official member of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Society because of its refusal to adopt either a cross or a crescent as its official symbol. When Israel suggested allowing the additional symbol of the Red Magen David in 1949, the organization rejected the request for the reason that they "don't want to...
  • Israeli Emblem Approved by Red Cross/Red Crescent

    12/07/2005 8:16:50 PM PST · by SmithL · 14 replies · 805+ views
    192 Geneva representatives voted to approve Israel’s new “Red Crystal” symbol which will now officially join the Red Crescent and Red Cross as authorized International Red Cross symbols. After close to 60 years of refusal, the international body has voted to include Israel, despite last-minute efforts to thwart the move by Syria.
  • Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan

    12/06/2005 6:26:34 PM PST · by Alouette · 14 replies · 400+ views
    YNet News ^ | Dec. 7, 2005
    Syria demands humanitarian access to Golan Damscus says it will oppose emergency service emblem agreement unless it can send 'humanitarian workers' to Golan The approval of a new emblem allowing Israelis to join the Red Cross movement was held up Tuesday by Syria's demand that Israel allow its humanitarian workers into the Golan Heights. The move could delay until at least Wednesday a decision by the 192 signatories of the Geneva Conventions on a "Red crystal" Emblem that Israeli paramedics could use in place of the red cross or Muslim red crescent. Israel's Magen David Adom - or Red Shield...
  • Judgement day looms for new Red Cross symbol

    12/05/2005 6:18:44 AM PST · by StayAt HomeMother · 10 replies · 1,056+ views
    swissinfo ^ | December 4, 2005 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal on a new emblem in addition to the red cross and...
  • Judgement day looms for new Red Cross symbol

    12/05/2005 11:29:28 AM PST · by kingattax · 41 replies · 1,316+ views
    swissinfo SRI ^ | 12-5-05 | Adam Beaumont
    Representatives from 192 countries are due in Geneva on Monday for a conference to decide whether to adopt a new emblem for the Red Cross movement. The two-day meeting is the result of tightrope diplomacy by Switzerland to resolve the long-standing issue of a third humanitarian symbol. The Red Cross, the Red Crescent and the new Red Crystal (Keystone)Approval of the so-called "red crystal" by the signatory states moved a step closer last week when the Israeli and Palestinian emergency services signed a groundbreaking cooperation agreement. The accord, brokered by the Swiss foreign ministry, cleared the way for a deal...
  • So, Jews, the goyim will win after all?

    11/28/2005 5:08:30 PM PST · by Esther Ruth · 53 replies · 1,301+ views ^ | November 28th, 2005 | Stan Goodenough
    So, Jews, the goyim will win after all? By Stan Goodenough November 28th, 2005 According to the newspapers here in Israel, Jews are rejoicing because the International Federation of the Red Cross and the Red Crescent Societies (IFRCRC) has finally agreed to open its doors to the Red Shield (or Star) of David, the Israeli organization that offers equivalent services to the Red Cross and Red Crescent. Ok, so there’s a small catch: The Israelis cannot actually use their Red Star of David in this new arrangement, but must agree to a new symbol, a Red Crystal, inside which, for...
  • MDA to sign deal with Palestinian Red Crescent

    11/27/2005 8:43:52 PM PST · by SmithL · 3 replies · 342+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 11/27/5 | JUDY SIEGEL-ITZKOVICH
    Magen David Adom chairman Dr. Noam Yifrach will on Monday sign an unprecedented agreement with his counterpart at the Palestinian Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in Geneva that is expected to lead to MDA's formal inclusion in the International Red Cross Movement and recognition of its red Star of David symbol. The red Star of David will continue to be used inside Israel, but when on international missions and for fundraising, MDA can be represented by a red star inside a red "crystal," essentially a diamond-shaped frame, or an empty red crystal when a red Star of David could jeopardize its...
  • JEWISH DEMS IN CONGRESS THANK CONDI RICE (Reps. Engel, Ackerman & Waxman)

    11/02/2005 9:07:30 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 7 replies · 458+ views
    JTA ^ | 11/2/05
    Three Jewish Democrats in Congress asked colleagues to sign a letter thanking Condoleezza Rice for helping advance Magen David Adom’s cause at the International Red Cross. The U.S. secretary of state has been instrumental in opening discussions to create the red diamond, a third, neutral symbol that non-Christian and non-Muslim nations can use in addition to the Red Cross and Red Crescent. “Your personal engagement on this issue has been extremely important and is most appreciated,” says the letter circulated by Reps. Eliot Engel and Gary Ackerman of New York and Henry Waxman of California. “We are well aware that...
  • Norway school bans Star of David; teacher may fight ban

    10/08/2005 3:15:34 AM PDT · by IAF ThunderPilot · 31 replies · 871+ views
    YnetNews ^ | 10.08.05
    School head bans Jewish symbol 'for fear of provoking Muslim students'; teacher hires lawyers, vows to fight back Norway – A teacher working at an adult education center who has been told to stop wearing a Star of David because it "provokes the many Muslim students at the school" in 2004 is now considering legal action against the ban, the Norwegian television network NRK has reported. School head Kjell Gislefoss, said he thought that the Star of David can be seen to represent the State of Israel and is fearful of offending the school's Muslim students, citing immigrants from the...
  • Teacher told to drop Star of David

    10/07/2005 7:54:30 PM PDT · by wagglebee · 80 replies · 1,556+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 10/8/05 | Aftenposten
    A municipally employed teacher in Kristiansand has been prevented from wearing a Star of David around his neck. Kristiansand Adult Education Center, where the man works, ruled that the Jewish symbol could be deemed a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. Teacher Inge Telhaug said he feels this is a violation of his freedom of speech. "I can't accept this. It is a small star, 16 millimeters (0.6 inches) that I have around my neck, usually under a T-shirt. I see it as my right to wear it," Telhaug told NRK. Telhaug teaches...
  • CA: Burlingame pays $1,600 to obscure Star of David shape on playground

    09/26/2005 2:45:06 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 31 replies · 956+ views
    BURLINGAME, Calif. - The city of Burlingame has paid $1,600 to obscure a design at the newly opened Pershing Park playground that a resident felt resembled the Star of David. The park was closed on Thursday of last week while a contractor filled in a pattern in the playground's surface that consisted of six yellow stars laid out in the shape of the Star of David. Residents had complained it was disrespectful for children to step on the design. The pattern was changed to an arch shape that more closely resembles a sun. The original contractor made a mistake in...
  • Court Orders Florida City to Level Crosses at Cemetery

    09/19/2004 1:51:07 PM PDT · by countyourblessings · 120 replies · 3,039+ views
    Bradenton Herald ^ | Fri, Sep. 03, 2004 | JACKIE HALLIFAX
    A Boca Raton ordinance that bans upright crosses and Stars of David in a city cemetery doesn't violate a state law designed to protect religious freedom, the Florida Supreme Court ruled Thursday.
  • Legionnaires launch campaign to block ACLU attorney fees

    08/10/2004 9:34:25 PM PDT · by LNewman · 3 replies · 438+ views
    California Legionnaire ^ | July/August 2004 | N/A
    (The California Legionnaire link has yet to upload the July/August 2004 issue available in PDF. Just received in the mail today.) Organization seeks to remove or destroy crosses and other religious symbols Veterans launched a campaign on July 4th in support of a Resolution adopted by The American Legion Department of California at its recent convention which calls on Congress to amend federal law to prohibit judges from awarding attorney fees to the ACLU in cases brought "to remove or destroy religious symbols." Delegates to the Legion's state-wide convention held in Redding, CA, in June overwhelmingly, if not unanimously, adopted...
  • What is this 'art' trying to do?

    05/06/2004 8:03:16 AM PDT · by SJackson · 5 replies · 246+ views
    The Age ^ | 5-6-04 | David Bernstein
    Abusing the most emotive of Jewish symbols is deeply offensive, writes David Bernstein. The decision to remove the offensive anti-Israel art display in Flinders Street has, inevitably, rekindled the freedom of speech and art debate that erupted over Andres Serrano's equally offensive Piss Christ a few years ago. There was never any doubt that the exhibit - which superimposed a series of outrageously distorted "facts" about Israel's mistreatment of the Palestinians on a huge Star of David - was going to enrage the local Jewish community. For obvious and understandable reasons. In the first place, the use of the Star...
  • Pro-Semitism: In Poland, a floating art exhibit

    02/15/2004 8:00:21 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies · 108+ views
    Chicago Jewish News ^ | 2-15-04 | Ruth E. Gruber
    A floating art installation by a Polish artist in a former synagogue provides a dramatic counterpoint to the now-infamous installation in Stockholm about a Palestinian suicide bomber. Israel's ambassador to Sweden made headlines recently by unplugging an artwork that featured a portrait of Palestinian suicide bomber Hanadai Jaradet floating in a white boat in a basin of blood-red water. In the western Polish city of Poznan, however, artist Janusz Marciniak made far different use of a symbolic watery backdrop for an installation symbolizing Jewish loss, hope and renewal. Marciniak shaped 600 burning memorial candles into a huge Star of David...
  • Teacher told: Ditch the Star of David

    02/06/2004 12:35:19 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 12 replies · 143+ views ^ | Friday, February 6, 2004
    BRAVE NEW SCHOOLSTeacher told: Ditch the Star of DavidOfficials say small piece of jewelry could provoke Muslim students Posted: February 6, 20041:00 a.m. Eastern © 2004 A teacher in Norway has been told to stop wearing the Star of David he normally hangs around his neck because it might provoke the many Muslim students at the school where he works. According to a report in the Aftenposten newspaper of Oslo, officials from the Kristiansand Adult Education Center, a government institution, told Inge Telhaug he could no longer wear the 0.6-inch-wide piece of jewelry. "I can't accept this. It is a small...
  • Teacher told to drop Star of David (Norway - might offend Muslims)

    02/05/2004 4:49:34 AM PST · by veronica · 54 replies · 3,134+ views
    Aftenposten ^ | 02-05-04 | Jonathan Tisdall
    A municipally employed teacher in Kristiansand has been prevented from wearing a Star of David around his neck. Kristiansand Adult Education Center, where the man works, ruled that the Jewish symbol could be deemed a provocation towards the many Muslim students at the school, Norwegian Broadcasting (NRK) reports. Teacher Inge Telhaug said he feels this is a violation of his freedom of speech. "I can't accept this. It is a small star, 16 millimeters (0.6 inches) that I have around my neck, usually under a T-shirt. I see it as my right to wear it," Telhaug told NRK. Telhaug teaches...
  • D.C. Sniper's Jihad

    12/10/2003 6:08:20 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies · 542+ views
    New York Post ^ | 10 Dec 2003 | Michelle Malkin
    THE D.C. SNIPER'S JIHAD By MICHELLE MALKIN -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Email Archives Print Reprint December 10, 2003 -- FROM the moment John Allen Muhammad and Lee Malvo were arrested in the Beltway-area sniper case last fall, the media and Muslim activists wanted us to believe that the serial killings had absolutely nothing to do with Islamic terrorism: * CNN downplayed Muhammad's religious conversion - calling him by his old name, John Allen Williams, when his identity was first revealed. Malvo was cast as a clueless dupe with no true convictions. * Nihad Awad of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) argued: "There...