Senior Polish Politicians Step Up Anti-Jewish Rhetoric, as Dispute Over Widely-Condemned ‘Holocaust Law’ Continues to Rage avatar by Ben Cohen
Accusations that American Jews are conspiring to squeeze billions of dollars out of Poland in Holocaust reparations, along with wild claims that Polish Jews were behind the Soviet deportations of Polish citizens during World War II, have spread like wildfire across the Polish media in recent days, after the country’s Senate approved widely-condemned legislation prohibiting discussion of Polish collusion with the Nazi genocide of the Jews.
One observer in Warsaw compared the present atmosphere in Poland to 1968 — when thousands of Jews were purged and driven into exile by an antisemitic campaign targeting “Zionists” that was led by the ruling Communist Party. The observer pointed to an unsigned editorial on the website of the pro-government TV Republika on Monday that accused the “Jewish community in Poland and its representative institutions” of “too rarely and too weakly defending Poland and the Poles in the international arena.”
President Donald Trump has made it very clear to the Palestinians that if they do not begin showing respect toward the United States and Israel, they can kiss all of the aid America sends them goodbye.
Speaking to reporters Thursday at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, Trump stood firm in his decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel — the first president to do so — and said the U.S. would be moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem.
Pope Francis told an international conference on anti-Semitism that we must fight against “hatred in all of its forms, but even more fundamentally, indifference.”
The one-day conference, sponsored by the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE), discussed the ‘Responsibility of States, Institutions and Individuals in the Fight against Anti-Semitism,’ and took place two days after International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
A man whose costume reflects the classic anti-Semitic caricature of a Jew, complete a with Kippa and large prosthetic nose and ears, rants in a “Jewish” accent about killing children while rolling a ball holding a “captured” girl over the Hollywood star of Steven Spielberg.
The man playing the “Jew” is named Danny Wolverton and the girl in the bubble is Jordina Salabert. The two previously teamed up to publicly demonstrate their blatant anti-Semitism disguised as anti-Israel rhetoric.
In a Major Free Speech Victory, a Federal Court Strikes Down a Law that Punishes Supporters of Israel Boycott
A FEDERAL JUDGE on Tuesday ruled that a Kansas law designed to punish people who boycott Israel is an unconstitutional denial of free speech. The ruling is a significant victory for free speech rights because the global campaign to criminalize, or otherwise legally outlaw, the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement has been spreading rapidly in numerous political and academic centers in the U.S. This judicial decision definitively declares those efforts — when they manifest in the U.S. — to be a direct infringement of basic First Amendment rights guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution.
The enjoined law, enacted last year by the Kansas legislature, requires all state contractors — as a prerequisite to receiving any paid work from the state — “to certify that they are not engaged in a boycott of Israel.” The month before the law was implemented, Esther Koontz, a Mennonite who works as a curriculum teacher for the Kansas public school system, decided that she would boycott goods made in Israel, motivated in part by a film she had seen detailing the abuse of Palestinians by the occupying Israeli government, and in part by a resolution enacted by the national Mennonite Church. The resolution acknowledged “the cry for justice of Palestinians, especially those living under oppressive military occupation for fifty years”; vowed to “oppose military occupation and seek a just peace in Israel and Palestine”; and urged “individuals and congregations to avoid the purchase of products associated with acts of violence or policies of military occupation, including items produced in [Israeli] settlements.”
LONDON - As players of Chelsea F.C. prepare for a photograph with Harry Spiro, he chides them kindly: “You nearly gave me a heart attack last night.” Spiro was referrign to the FA Cup match between Chelsea and Norwich, which eventually happily ended with a Chelsea win—but only after much suspense, extra time and a penalty shoot-out.
However, during their meeting with Spiro, the players let the match—or the upcoming league game—completely slip their minds. They were shocked when Spiro, an 89-year-old Holocaust survivor living in London, recounted to them his horrifying life story during the Holocaust, during which his entire family was murdered.
An 8-year-old Jewish boy wearing a kippa was attacked on Tuesday in the suburb of Sarcelles near Paris, in the second assault on Jewish children in the area in three weeks. Local prosecutors told AFP on Tuesday that it was treating the incident as an anti-Semitic crime.
Prosecutors said the two youths attacked the boy while he was on his way to after-school tutoring on Tuesday, pushing him to the ground and then beating him. According to the victim, the assailants were about 15 years old.
TOP PRO ISRAEL EVANGELICAL LEADER RESPONDS TO OUTRAGE OVER COMMENTS BY VP PENCE ON INTERNATIONAL HOLOCAUST REMEMBRANCE DAY TWEET
(NEW YORK, NEW YORK) – January 29, 2018 --In New York for meetings at the UN, Laurie Cardoza-Moore, founder and President of pro-Israel advocacy group, Proclaiming Justice To The Nations, responded sharply today to the criticism being leveled at Vice-President Mike Pence for his weekend Twitter message acknowledging January 27 as International Holocaust Remembrance Day.
The Vice President tweeted a video of he and Mrs. Pence laying a wreath last week at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial in Jerusalem, noting in his message: “A few days ago Karen and I paid our respects at Yad Vashem to honor the 6 million Jewish martyrs of the Holocaust who 3 years after walking beneath the shadow of death, rose up from the ashes to resurrect themselves and reclaim a Jewish future.”
A recognized evangelical Christian leader in the fight against the “new” anti-Semitism being seen globally, Cardoza-Moore was quick to come to the defense of the Vice-President whose critics are today calling his comments, “shameful, tone deaf, insensitive to Jews and glossing over the murder of millions of Jews.”
'Anti-Semitic' posters withdrawn by British Transport Police after comparisons with Nazi propaganda.
Anti-terrorism posters that were likened to "offensive" Nazi propaganda have been withdrawn by the British Transport Police after an "anti-Semitism" row.
The "See It. Say It. Sorted" campaign to stop terror threats on the rail network was heavily criticised for alleged racist imagery.
Passengers complained that the posters echoed those used to advertise a so-called degenerate art exhibition in Nazi Germany in 1937, which is said to have led to a sharp rise in anti-Semitic feelings.
A Budapest church has called off a memorial mass it was planning to hold in honor of a former Hungarian leader and Nazi ally on Saturday—International Holocaust Remembrance Day—after protests from Hungarian Jews and the World Jewish Congress.
Parliament's deputy speaker who is member of the ruling Fidesz party of Prime Minister Viktor Orban, had been due to speak at the event called in memory of interwar Governor Miklos Horthy.
The planned ceremony for Horthy, an admiral who led Hungary for 24 years until 1944 and handed over hundreds of thousands of Jews to the Nazis, triggered strong objections from Jewish organizations.
With the WJC declaring it a provocative measure honoring an "unabashed anti-Semite", the Budapest church which had organized the Catholic ceremony, cancelled the event on Thursday.