Antisemitism [debate]

Belgian Jew attacked after putting up mezuzah

source: Times of Israel

Memo to Jew-Haters on Yom HaShoah: You Are Dying

By Spengler / David P. Goldman

Dutch press tries to hide ant-Semitic incident

By Manfred Gerstenfeld

Dutch MP Responds to Wiesenthal Center on Anti-Semitic TV Video

By Arutz Sheva staff

Hitler Honored in Upscale Istanbul Mall

By Lori Lowenthal Marcus

Anti-Semitism and Germany's Movement Against Circumcision

By Joshua Hammer

Jews no longer safe in Denmark

By Elliott Abrams

In Scandinavia, kipah becomes a symbol of defiance for Malmo’s Jews

By Cnaan Liphshiz

In Norway, 38% believe Israel treats Palestinians like how Nazis treated Jews, survey shows

source: Ha’aretz


Denmark: Antisemitism widespread among Muslim immigrants

source: Kristeligt Dagblad  (Denmark)

Many of the Worst Anti-Semites Are European

By Guy Millière


German Journalist Among Top Ten Anti-Semites of 2012

By Soeren Kern

French Jews fear anti-Semitism will destroy community

source: The Times of Israel


No Hebrew, Please — This Is Europe

By Bruce Bawer

Protesters chant ‘Hamas, Jews to gas’ in Antwerp

source: JTA

Egyptian Anti-Semitism, Mubarak to Morsi

By Manfred Gerstenfeld



‘Auschwitz on Ice’ is perfectly fine in Russia,
where the Holocaust is not about the Jews


Former Olympic ice dancer Tatiana Navka performed with actor Andrei Burkovsky in a televised Holocaust-themed ice dance in Moscow, November 26, 2016. (Photo: YouTube Screen Capture)

Only after the fall of the Iron Curtain were former Soviet Union countries able to access information about a ‘Jewish’ genocide during the ‘Great Patriotic War.’ Today, critics claim history is again being rewritten.

Widely denounced as tasteless, the so-called “Auschwitz on Ice” figure-skating dance performed in Moscow on Saturday is only the proverbial iceberg’s tip when it comes to Holocaust memory in Russia.

There is no accounting for taste, of course, and the controversial routine was, after all, created by a Jewish choreographer who used images and a song from the 1997 Holocaust film “Life is Beautiful.” However, for some critics of the Putin regime, Shoah-related ice dances — of which there have actually been several — only scratch the surface of a more sinister problem with historical memory in Russia.

The majority of Russians view the word Holocaust, a Western term, in the context of a Russian Holocaust, or the murder of more than 20 million Soviet civilians during the Nazi occupation. Among those slaughtered by the Nazis and their collaborators during the so-called “Great Patriotic War” were 1.3-million Jewish Holocaust victims.

Until the 1990s, Europe’s devastation in the Shoah was hidden from the Russian public’s view — along with the role of Soviet citizens who collaborated with the Nazis to murder Jews. Additionally, the united struggle against Nazism did not include space for a Jewish-specific genocide, removed as it was from the Communist framework of class warfare and the needs of Cold War diplomacy.

Read more Times of Israel

MAY 2016

UK Labour politician says Israelis “drink Gaza's blood”

Yet another Labour Party politician's virulent anti-Semitism exposed; Ilyas Aziz also echoed calls to ethnically-cleanse Israeli Jews.





The above posts are just a few of the anti-Semitic statuses posted by Aziz during the summer of 2014 - when anti-Semitism peaked as anti-Israel groups rallied in support of Hamas during its war with Israel that year.

Read more Arutz Sheva 

Labour has secretly suspended 50 members
for anti-Semitic and racist comments

Jeremy Corbyn

Jeremy Corbyn. photo: Garry Knight

Labour has secretly suspended 50 of its members over anti-Semitic and racist comments as officials struggle to cope with the crisis engulfing  the party. 

Senior sources reveal that Labour's compliance unit has been swamped by the influx of hard-left supporters following Jeremy Corbyn’s election.

The  suspensions that have been made public so far are said to be just the tip of the iceberg.  

On Monday night Mr Corbyn appeared to acknowledge there was a problem for the first time, while insisting it was “not huge.” He told the Daily Mirror: “What there is is a very small number of people that have said things that they should not have done. We have therefore said they will be suspended and investigated.”

Read more @The  Telegraph


Malmö Anti-Semitism Made Danish Star Leave The Bridge


Fans of the Swedish-Danish co-production were devastated when it was announced that the Danish detective Martin Rohde would be written out of the show. 

Bodnia was a huge hit with viewers, but the Dane said he wanted out as he was unhappy with the script and his character’s development. 

Speaking to Walla in Israel, the 50-year-old actor, who is Jewish, has now revealed that anti-Semitism was another reason for ditching the crime drama that has wowed audiences worldwide:

“It’s growing, especially in Malmö where we shot The Bridge in Sweden. It’s not very comfortable to be there as a Jewish person. So of course this has something to do with why it’s easy for me to say no to working in Sweden.”

Bodnia said he also thought the actors were given too little input into their character development in the third season. But if he had any hesitation about leaving, the decision was made easier by anti-Jewish developments in Sweden’s third-largest city. 

Read more @ The Local

Dutch TV Calls for Tips on Violent Robbery of Elderly Couple, Fails to Mention They Were Called ”Dirty Jews”


The Dutch TV program Opsporing Verzocht has called for help in finding the attackers of an elderly Dutch Jewish couple in their mid-eighties. The content of the program is determined by the state prosecutor’s office. The assailants beat both victims severely in the process of the robbery, calling them “dirty Jews.” Both are now confined to wheelchairs. The program, however, omitted any mention of the anti-Semitic nature of the attack. At the time, the victims had also said that the attackers appeared to be “Arabic-Moroccan.”

Read more @ Tundra Tabloids

Read more @ Elder of Zion

MAY 2015

Danish buses set aflame in suspected anti-Israel attack


Four Copenhagen buses were found engulfed in flames Friday morning in a suspected arson attack that authorities say could be linked to anti-Israel motives, according to a Copenhagen Post report.

Several other buses were found vandalized, covered in anti-Israel graffiti calling to "boycott Israel" and "Free Gaza."

The attack comes a week after a pro-Palestinian group was ordered by Mavia, the country's bus operator, to take down advertisements calling for a boycott of Israeli goods. 

The advertisements which were removed from 35 public buses featured two woman beside the quote:  “Our conscience is clean! We neither buy products from the Israeli settlements nor invest in the settlement industry.”

Read more @ Jerusalem Post

Sweden’s ‘Damn Jew’ Problem


The store window had been smashed many times before. The shoe-repair shop is located in one of the rougher parts of Malmö, Sweden, and the Jewish owner, a native of the city, had gotten used to this sort of vandalism. But in the spring of 2004, a group of immigrants just under the age of 15—too young to be prosecuted by Swedish law—walked into the store yelling about “damn Jews.” The owner was hit in the face by one of the boys. Yasha, an 85-year-old customer and relative of mine, was struck in the back of his head. The doctor who received him at the emergency room concluded that he must have been hit with a blunt object. “I left Poland to get away from anti-Semitism,” he later told the police. “But at least there I never experienced any violence. That only happened to me here, in Sweden.”

Read more @ Tablet Magazine


New ICWV video featuring Manfred Gerstenfeld

Hidden Jewish Objects Found in Theresienstadt


Homeowners in Terezin discover Jewish objects from World War II hidden in their closet. Items include shofars, tefillin, and photos.

House owners replacing a roof truss in the Czech town of Terezin in November discovered Jewish objects and possessions buried in the attic beams, the Ghetto Theresienstadt heritage project revealed Thursday. 

Terezin was the site of a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. Tens of thousands of Jews died there. 

Among the items found were shoes, photos, teffilin (phylacteries), shofars, holy books, and papers. Some objects even had the names of their respective owners inscribed on them. 

Read more Arutz Sheva

Antisemitism in Armenia: a Clear and Present Danger


Mordechay Navi Jewish Relegious Centre of Armenia, 
the only Jewish place of worship in the Republic of Armenia

The conflict in Syria has forced millions to leave their homes, among them many of the country’s Armenian minority. Many have fled and returned to Armenia, a safe haven for ethnic Armenians—much as Israel is for Jews around the world. So it is ironic, given this shared need for a homeland free of religious intolerance, that Armenia’s own Jewish community has been pressured and intimidated since the country attained independence.

Anti-Semitism in Armenia is an unfortunate and little-acknowledged fact. Since the fall of the Soviet Union, the country’s Jewish minority and Jewish heritage—the products of a more tolerant time—have shrunk dramatically. The end of Soviet rule removed constraint, and anti-Semitic attacks rose dramatically. That, and Armenia’s ongoing economic collapse, drive the Jews of Armenia to flee the country. In just 20 years, Armenian Jewish population has shrunk from more than 5,000 to just a few hundred.

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Istanbul Store Bans Entry to “Jew Dogs”


A shop in downtown Istanbul, Turkey, posted a sign on its window front announcing that “Jew dogs” are banned from entering, local Jewish newspaper Salom reported.

The discriminatory banner, which was spotted on Thursday, says, “The Jew dogs cannot come in here” and features an image of an Israeli tank.

The store, located in Tahtakale, an area where many Jewish businesses are situated, sells mobile phone accessories.

Read more The Algemeiner


The Outburst of Dutch Anti-Semitism and Anti-Israelis

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(Image source: Twitter: Alexander Bakker (@alexanderbakker))

 The best way to make an interim assessment of the major aspects of the recent outburst of anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism in Europe is by focusing on a single country. The Netherlands serves as a good example of this for various disparate reasons. In France, for instance, the extreme violence against Jews, mainly by Muslims, overshadows all other aspects of Jew-hatred. It is there far more difficult to get a grip on its many aspects.

The explosion of anti-Semitism in The Netherlands so far has mainly manifested itself in threats and hate on the internet. Physical hatred has also been seen on the streets. According to a source which deals with the safety of Jewish citizens cars in South Amsterdam have been vandalized with swastikas. Many Jewish families have removed their mezuzah – a roll of parchment which makes them identifiable as Jews – from their doorposts, in order to avoid becoming targets of violence. Various Jews have told media that they live in fear.

Read more @ Times of Israel

MAY 2014

ADL: More than a quarter of the world is anti-Semitic

Results of global survey are "sobering but, sadly, not surprising,” director Abraham Foxman says.


A lot of people around the world hate the Jews. The survey, released Tuesday, found that 26 percent of those polled — representing approximately 1.1 billion adults worldwide — harbor deeply anti-Semitic views. More than 53,000 people were surveyed in 102 countries and territories covering approximately 86 percent of the world’s population.

Read more @ JTA

APRIL 2014

H&M apologizes for controversial tank top


The H&M clothing chain announced that after a deluge of complaints, it was pulling from its stores a shirt depicting a skull in the center of a Star of David.

“Please accept our most sincere apologies that this has caused offense,” a company spokesperson said. “We understand the criticism and in response to this have decided to remove the T-shirt from all stores with immediate effect.”

The shirt caused a firestorm of objections, and the company acknowledged that it was pulling the item and canceling orders “because of the feedback we received.”

Read more @ Times of Israel

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