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  • Roger Waters Calls U2’s Bono “Disgusting” and “a (Expletive)”

    02/19/2024 7:32:30 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies
    NME ^ | 19th February 2024 | Liberty Dunworth
    “Anybody who knows Bono should go and pick him up by his ankles and shake him… until he stops being an enormous (Expletive)” Roger Waters has lashed out at U2 frontman Bono, describing him as “disgusting” and “a (Expletive)”. The comments against the Irish rock singer arose in a new interview with Waters, and saw the Pink Floyd musician criticise the former for his previous comments on the Israel-Hamas war. Speaking during one of their Sphere residency shows in Las Vegas, Bono used the performance to pay his respects to those killed during the October 7 attack at the Israeli...
  • Why Does the Bible Forbid Tattoos?...And have we been misinterpreting Leviticus?

    01/19/2024 8:42:39 PM PST · by Red Badger · 87 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | January 2, 2021 | By: Livia Gershon
    Tattoos have been around for millennia. People got them at least five thousand years ago. Today they’re common everywhere from Maori communities in New Zealand to office parks in Ohio. But in the ancient Middle East, the writers of the Hebrew Bible forbade tattooing. Per Leviticus 19:28, “You shall not make gashes in your flesh for the dead, or incise any marks on yourselves.” Historically, scholars have often understood this as a warning against pagan practices of mourning. But language scholar John Huehnergard and ancient-Israel expert Harold Liebowitz argue that tattooing was understood differently in ancient times. Huehnergard and Liebowitz...
  • Jewish mom and daughter say they were attacked by ‘violent’ anti-Israel protesters, called a ‘Nazi ___’ as she takes Adams to task for not doing enough

    01/17/2024 2:14:58 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 16 replies
    NY Post ^ | 01/17/2024 | Alyssa Guzman
    A Jewish mother said Mayor Eric Adams is not doing enough after she and her daughter were “violently” attacked by anti-Israel protesters on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. The 43-year-old mom, who asked to remain anonymous, said she was dropping off groceries at her apartment after returning from upstate on Monday when she and her daughter were surrounded by protesters. “When I came back, she [her daughter] was in the middle of this chaos,” the mother told The Post Tuesday. The Upper East Sider said when she took out her phone to start recording the chaos after checking in on her...
  • San Francisco protestors make PIG NOISES and point pretend horns at Jewish man whose relatives were murdered by Hamas as he tells council meeting he and his family no longer feel safe in the city

    01/12/2024 5:07:49 PM PST · by Libloather · 10 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 1/12/24 | Alice Wright
    A Jewish man who lost family in the October 7 attacks was jeered at by protestors who made pig noises and pretend horns while at a San Francisco council meeting. The incident occurred on January 8 at a San Francisco Board of Supervisors hearing scheduled the day before a vote on a resolution to call for a ceasefire in Gaza. In a moving speech to the Board the man described how his first cousins were killed at Kibbutz Be'eri on October 7. 'This resolution does one thing, it fuels antisemitism and hatred, as exemplified in this room right now' the...
  • Bike rider arrested for random rock attack on Jewish man while yelling ‘Free Palestine’: cops

    01/10/2024 11:33:50 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 10 replies
    NY Times ^ | 01/10/2024 | Amanda Woods
    A Brooklyn man was arrested on hate crime charges nearly two months after he allegedly hurled a rock at a Jewish man and snarled, “Free Palestine,” cops said. Mohamed Habachi, 23, was cuffed Tuesday morning in connection to the unprovoked Nov. 22 attack on a 47-year-old dad of six — and slapped with multiple charges including assault and menacing, both as hate crimes, authorities said Wednesday. The victim — who asked The Post to only identify him by his first name, Shloimy — was leaving his real estate job around 6:30 p.m. and heading to his car when cops said...
  • Julianna Margulies, Greg Berlanti, Mayim Bialik Among 260 Signatories of Letter to Film Academy Critiquing Jewish Exclusion from Diversity Standards

    01/10/2024 4:39:09 AM PST · by C19fan · 36 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 9, 2023 | Rebecca Sun
    Amid Israel's ongoing war with Hamas, Jewish entertainment figures have come together to issue an open letter to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences criticizing their exclusion from being specified as an underrepresented group. "An inclusion effort that excludes Jews is both steeped in and misunderstands antisemitism," reads the letter, organized by the group Jew in the City's Hollywood Bureau for Jewish Representation. "Jewish people being excluded from the Motion Picture Academy's Representation and Inclusion Standards is discriminating against a protected class by invalidating their historic and genetic identity."
  • Was Jesus Really White?

    12/22/2023 1:19:32 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 83 replies
    EuroWeekly News ^ | 22 Dec 2023 | Jennifer Popplewell
    IT’s nearly here! The birthday of the selfless one himself. The man, the myth, the legend, saviour of all humanity, Jesus Christ. However, it is actually widely debated that, if he did exist in flesh and blood, his birthday was actually on December 25. One theory suggests that the ‘Star of Bethlehem’ may have been Venus and Jupiter coming together to form a bright light in the sky, a rare event that occurred in June of 2 B.C. Another possibility is that it could have been a similar conjunction between Saturn and Jupiter, which was in October of 7 B.C....
  • John Fetterman Says if We Want Peace, Israel Needs to Be Able to Destroy Hamas

    12/11/2023 9:28:32 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 75 replies
    Hotair ^ | 12/11/2023 | Salena Zito
    PITTSBURGH — Sen. John Fetterman, D-Penn., has emerged as one of the most reliable supporters of the Jewish community in his hometown, which is located a handful of miles from where the deadliest massacre of Jews happened in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh five years ago. This support is changing how many in the state see him. David Knoll, a Pittsburgh-based businessman and Democrat who launched a last-minute quixotic challenge to local county councilwoman Bethany Hallam over her social media posts supporting antisemitism, said, “Fetterman has been better than anyone could have hoped, and honestly did not see that...
  • VIDEO: Antisemitic Mob Shows Up for Biden Fundraiser, Vandalizes Jewish Neighborhood in Los Angeles

    12/11/2023 8:56:30 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/11/2023 | Stephen Green
    It was like a scene in downtown Tehran orchestrated by Iran's ruling mullahs, one of those "spontaneous" protests in Ramallah on the West Bank, or from 1938 Germany as the Nazis whipped up antisemitic hate in preparation for Kristallnacht — and worse. But it was modern-day Los Angeles on Friday night, the second night of Hanukkah, when a mob marched through a largely Jewish neighborhood chanting death threats to Jews. According to StopAntisemitism, the mob also defaced several buildings, including synagogues. Here's a short clip of the mob in action. CLICK ABOVE ARTICLE LINK FOR THE VIDEO People who still...
  • George Soros funneled more than $50M to Iran-sympathizer groups linked to Robert Malley

    12/09/2023 1:39:15 PM PST · by thegagline · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | 12/09/2023 | Rich Calder
    Far-left billionaire George Soros has funneled more than $50 million to a network of Iran-sympathizer groups whose members have gained significant sway within the Biden White House — pushing to defang US sanctions on Tehran while advocating for a renewed nuclear deal. *** Robert Malley, the former US special envoy to Iran now under FBI investigation for his alleged mishandling of classified material, was the ICG’s president until he joined the Biden administration in 2021. “Soros has continually funded organizations that act as apologists for the Iranian regime – downplaying their severe human rights abuses while working to advance Iranian...
  • Sickening moment hateful arsonist sets fire to Jewish-Japanese fusion restaurant in Brooklyn

    12/08/2023 6:11:26 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/08/2023 | Snejana Farberov
    Chilling video shows the moment a suspect set fire to a Jewish-Japanese fusion restaurant in Williamsburg, in what police are calling an antisemitic arson hate crime. The incident occurred on Nov. 18 shortly after 4 am in front of the Shalom Japan restaurant on South 4th Street, according to police Friday. Surveillance video shows a man walking up to the eatery and torching two outside window tarps that cops said featured images of the Jewish Star of David. In the footage, the bearded and bespectacled arsonist is seen casually walking back and forth as smoke begins to spread.
  • Mayor of Maine city says he will never run for office again, citing threats . Removed Star of David. Replaced with Dreidel.

    12/08/2023 3:28:36 AM PST · by Chickensoup · 53 replies
    Wmtw ^ | Editor
    The mayor of Westbrook says he will not run for another term and, in fact, will never run for public office again. Michael Foley, who was just elected last year, tells Maine's Total Coverage he has been harassed, including receiving threatening emails and phone calls related to a recent holiday lights controversy. Earlier this month, the city removed a Star of David from its Riverwalk light display and replaced it with a dreidel. The star is a historic religious symbol in Judaism. Foley says it was removed based on legal requirements that prevent government entities from appearing to endorse a...
  • Indiana’s appeals court hears arguments challenging abortion ban under a state religious freedom law The lawsuit argues the ban violates Jewish teachings that “a fetus attains the status of a living person only at birth." '"

    12/07/2023 9:55:10 AM PST · by Morgana · 33 replies
    Religion News Service ^ | December 7, 2023 | Isabella Volmert
    INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana’s Court of Appeals questioned attorneys this week on exceptions to the state’s abortion ban in a case involving residents who are suing on grounds that it violates a state religious freedom law. The class action lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union of Indiana on behalf of five anonymous residents and the group Hoosier Jews for Choice, argues Indiana’s abortion ban violates the state’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act that was approved by Republican lawmakers in 2015. The suit was originally filed in September 2022 and a county judge sided with the residents last December. Indiana...
  • Jewish woman kicked out of cafe after complaining about antisemitic graffiti scrawled all over bathroom, berated with hate by workers

    12/07/2023 6:57:29 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 64 replies
    NY Post ^ | 12/07/2023 | Isabel Keane
    California coffee shop workers were filmed denying a Jewish customer access to the restroom after she complained it was filled with antisemitic graffiti — telling her “Free Palestine” and accusing her of wanting to use the facilities because “Israel loves taking private property and saying it’s their own.” Three employees at Farley’s East in Oakland stood in front of the bathroom and told a distressed-sounding woman filming them that she had to leave. “I want to go in the restroom,” the woman repeatedly implores the staffers, who tell her it’s private property even while confirming she was a customer who’d...
  • Jewish student accuses college of looking the other way on hate crimes after videos of campus attacks surface

    12/07/2023 6:27:01 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    Fox News via Yahoo ^ | December 7, 2023 | Jon Raasch
    Attacks against University of California, Berkeley, students wearing Israeli flags aren't being investigated as hate crimes, said a graduate student who claimed the students were assaulted because of their Jewish identities. In two incidents, assailants aggressively tried to take Israeli flags from students, shoving and cursing at them in the process, videos reviewed by Fox News show. In one, a crowd gathered around a student draped in an Israeli flag who was struck in the head with a metal water bottle. The videos are part of a lawsuit filed last week by the Brandeis Center — a pro-Israel nonprofit —...
  • CHANUKAH - December 7 - changes annually

    12/07/2023 6:00:11 AM PST · by Red Badger · 14 replies
    National Day Calendar ^ | December 7, 2023 | Staff
    CHANUKAH Chanukah also spelled Hanukkah and known as the Festival of Lights, is an eight-day Jewish holiday commemorating the re-dedication of the Holy Temple (the Second Temple) in Jerusalem at the time of the Maccabean Revolt of the 2nd century BCE. Hanukkah (Hebrew: חֲנֻכָּה, usually spelled חנוכה pronounced [χanuˈka] in Modern Hebrew, also romanized as Chanukah or Chanuka), is observed for eight nights and days. According to the Hebrew calendar, it starts on the 25th day of Kislev, which may occur from late November to late December in the Gregorian calendar. #Chanukah Did you know these facts? Hanukkah is less...
  • Best, quick, factual explanation of Zionism I have seen --- 5 minute video

    12/04/2023 4:00:09 PM PST · by dennisw · 15 replies
    Instagram ^ | 12/01/2023 | Ashley Waxman Bakshi I learned from this presentation. Through the last 2000 years, Jews have always been there, no matter how the Romans kicked them out to the Diaspora.
  • NC progressive Democrat says Jewish caucus would ‘end’ the party: ‘They control everything’

    11/22/2023 9:50:04 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 39 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/22/2023 | Emily Crane
    A North Carolina Democratic progressive caucus leader has come under fire for declaring that allowing a Jewish caucus would “end” the party because “they control everything.” Ryan Jenkins, who is president of the state party’s progressive arm, took aim at the North Carolina Democratic Jewish Caucus after Democrats voted last week against recognizing the group as an affiliated organization, WFAE reported. “If the Democratic Party caves to it, that’s the end of the Democratic Party. We’re not Democrats, we’re the Jewish Caucus. We’re a Zionist group. Because they control everything,” he told the outlet Friday regarding the vote.
  • On This Day: Stern Gang assassinates UN mediator Count Folke Bernadotte in 1948

    11/21/2023 11:29:31 AM PST · by euram · 9 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | Sept 17 2021 | AARON REICH
    September 17, 2021 marks 73 years since the assassination of Count Folke Bernadotte, a Swedish diplomat who had worked as a mediator between Jews and Arabs, by the pre-state militia known as the Stern Gang (Lehi). Bernadotte was a member of the Swedish royal family and had worked extensively as a diplomat during World War II. During this time, he had helped free tens of thousands of prisoners held in Nazi Germany and had worked unsuccessfully to negotiate an armistice between the Nazis and the Western Allies, notably without the knowledge of Adolf Hitler.
  • Jeffries commits to defending anti-Israel incumbents facing primary challengers

    11/17/2023 5:26:54 AM PST · by READINABLUESTATE · 23 replies
    Alpha News ^ | November 17, 2023 | Mary Lou Masters
    House Minority Leader Hakeem Jeffries is committing to defending anti-Israel incumbent members who are facing primary challengers in 2024, Politico reported Thursday. Members of the “Squad,” including Democratic Reps. Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Cori Bush of Missouri, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Pramila Jayapal of Washington, continue to call for a ceasefire while repeating anti-Israel sentiments after Hamas, a Palestinian terrorist group, attacked the U.S. ally on Oct. 7. Jeffries will attempt to defend the Progressive Caucus members’ seats in 2024, including those of Omar and Bush, who are facing pro-Israel Democratic primary challengers, as...