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Anti-Semitic Finnish Paper Promises to ‘Tone it Down’

A freely-distributed Finnish paper notorious for its anti-Semitic content has said it would tone down its editorial line after being criticized by the Nazi-hunting Simon Wiesenthal Center, AFP reported on Friday. “The contents are to become more commercial and radical articles should be avoided,” Juha Kaarkkaainen, editor-in-chief of the Magneettimedia paper, told the Helsingin Sanomat […]

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Designer John Galliano Admits Anti-Semitic Remarks, but Says he ‘Didn’t Mean It’

Disgraced fashion designer John Galliano, who was fired from his job at French fashion house Christian Dior after making anti-Semitic rants, says he is not a racist and has spent the past few years trying to atone for his words and actions. In what is described as his first interview since the events in 2011, […]

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Detroit Leaders Should Have Spurned, Not Embraced, Farrakhan

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today expressed deep disappointment with the members of Detroit City Council and local clergy who met with and embraced the anti-Semitic and racist leader of the Nation of Islam, Louis Farrakhan, during his visit to the city last week. During his visit to Detroit, Minister Farrakhan was invited by Rev. Wendell […]

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Azerbaijani has No Anti-Semitism

Azerbaijan has a “zero anti-Semitism rate,” boasted Elshad Iskandarov, the chairman of the Muslim nation’s State Committee for Religious Organizations, during a speech in Kiev on Tuesday. According to the US State Department’s 2012 Country Reports on Human Rights, released last Friday, “there were no credible reports of anti-Semitic acts against the country’s Jewish community.” […]

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Hungary Asks Anti-Semitic Journalist to Return Award

Hungary has asked a journalist who made anti-Semitic remarks to return an award he had been decorated with, Bloomberg news reports. The country’s Human Resources Minister Zoltan Balog, has reportedly asked journalist Ferenc Szaniszlo, who he decorated last week, to return the award at the request of Israel and the U.S., which cited Szaniszlo’s racist […]

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ADL Welcomes Hungary’s Actions to Penalize Hate Speech

The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) welcomed the Hungarian government’s approval of an amendment laying the groundwork to hold members of parliament accountable for hateful remarks. The approval by Hungary’s parliament came in the wake of anti-Semitic statements made by Marton Gyongyosi of the neo-Nazi Jobbik party, who stated on the floor of the parliament that “it […]

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Hungarian Minister: ‘I Am Jewish Whether You Like It Or Not’

In a direct and valiant attempt to confront the recent anti-Semitic events that have plagued the Hungarian parliament, State Secretary of the Development Ministry Janos Fonagy revealed to politicians: “My mother and father were Jewish, and so am I, whether you like it or not.” The minster’s remarks came in response to last month’s calls […]

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Hungary PM Raps Far-Right, Vows to Protect Jews

Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Monday condemned a call by a far-right Jobbik lawmaker to draw up lists of Jews as “unworthy” of his country, promising he would protect all citizens from any kind of discrimination. Orban was responding to comments by Marton Gyongyosi, one of Jobbik’s 44 lawmakers in the 386-seat parliament, who […]

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Finnish Lawmaker Defends ‘Jews Control U.S. Media’ Comment

A Finnish lawmaker reportedly has dismissed criticism of his references to “Jewish control” over U.S. politics as “a pure analysis of foreign policy.” According to the Finnish broadcaster YLE, lawmaker Pertti Salolainen sent the broadcaster an email on Saturday in which he denied he had made anti-Semitic statements when he said Friday that the United […]

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Putin Slammed Over Anti-Semitism Charge

Russian President Vladimir Putin provoked angry criticism from bloggers and activists on Friday when he suggested to German Chancellor Angela Merkel that one of the jailed women from the Pussy Riot punk band was anti-Semitic. Putin made his comments after Merkel made clear she saw the two-year sentences the women were serving for a raucous […]

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Jewish Australian Wins Compensation over Office Anti-Semitism

A Jewish Australian who claimed he was the victim of anti-Semitic abuse while working at a government agency won a compensation claim after a two-year battle. Stephen Strelecky was awarded compensation for his “psychological condition” after a review officer for Comcare, the workers’ compensation insurer for the Australian government, found it “likely” that he was […]

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Anti-Semitic Remarks get MLB Player Suspended

Detroit Tigers outfielder Delmon Young has been suspended without pay for seven days, for making anti-Semitic remarks at a group of men he had an altercation with. Young was arrested following what has been described as “an alcohol-fueled anti-Semitic rampage in Manhattan.” The 26-year-old is now facing misdemeanor aggravated harassment charge. If he is convicted, […]

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Norway Jews Praise Media Criticism of Anti-Semite

Members of Norway’s tiny Jewish community on Tuesday welcomed the wall-to-wall denunciation of Johan Galtung, the prominent Norwegian academic who made anti-Semitic comments earlier in the week. Rabbi Shaul Wilhelm, Chabad’s emissary to the country, said he was pleased with the widespread criticism of Galtung, who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution. […]

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Delmon Young and Mel Gibson

Mel Gibson’s name was brought up repeatedly after the news broke about the Detroit Tigers’ outfielder Delmon Young getting arrested in Manhattan for second-degree aggravated harassment and uttering an anti-Semitic slur while he was intoxicated. Young has been given a 7-game suspension by Major League Baseball and also placed indefinitely on baseball’s restricted list. More […]

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Tunisia Marks Annual Jewish Pilgrimage as an Achievement

The annual Jewish pilgrimage to the Tunisian island of Djerba should be maintained as a symbol of the North African nation’s openness to the world, Tunisia’s tourism minister said Tuesday.. Elyes Fakhfakh’s remarks come at a time of uncertainty for Tunisia’s small Jewish minority, which has been alarmed by the rise of ultraconservative Islamist groups […]

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Mel Gibson’s work on Jewish film ‘frankly preposterous,’ rabbi says

Mel Gibson will not have an acting role in a movie about Jewish historical icon Judah Maccabee, although he may direct the film, Gibson’s representative said Friday. The possibility of Gibson’s involvement in the Warner Bros. Studios production brought harsh reactions from some Jewish leaders in the United States, including Rabbi Marvin Hier of the […]

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John Galliano due in French court for anti-Semitic remarks

Disgraced British fashion designer John Galliano is due to stand trial Wednesday in Paris on charges of making anti-Semitic and racist remarks aimed at patrons of a Paris bistro. Galliano, 50, who was caught on a mobile phone camera drunkenly declaring “I love Hitler,” is charged with two counts of insulting patrons at la Perle […]

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Politicians Denounce Anti Semitic Remarks By Henry Kissinger

At a press conference today to denounce the anti-Semitic remarks by former United States Secretary of State Henry Kissinger, Assemblyman Dov Hikind (D-Brooklyn), New York City Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Senator Eric Adams, and Holocaust-survivor Edith Cohen gathered outside Kissinger Associates Inc. in Manhattan to demand a formal apology […]

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