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Are Charlie Sheen, Glenn Beck, John Galliano and Julian Assange Anti-Semites?

Are Charlie Sheen, Glenn Beck, John Galliano and Julian Assange Anti-Semites?

How does one know when someone’s comment is anti-Semitic? I suppose it’s the same as how United States Supreme Court Justice Potter Stewart explained pornography in the 1964 case of Jacobellis v. Ohio: “I know it when I see it.”

There have been several high profile examples of anti-Semitic outbursts recently. And like famous anti-Semitic rants in the past, there has been much debate as to whether these recent cases should be …

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Anti-Semitism: Not An Attractive Employment Tactic

Anti-Semitism: Not An Attractive Employment Tactic

Both Charlie Sheen and fashion designer John Galliano both deep-sixed their careers after making anti-Semitic slurs surfaced last week:

First, bipolar alcoholic maniac Sheen sneeringly called producer Chuck Lorre “Chaim Levine” on a radio interview. Lorre, the creator of the beyond-idiotic sitcom Two and A Half Men in which Charlie has inexplicably starred in for seven asinine seasons, responded by canceling the rest of …

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Dior designer fired over alleged anti-Semitic slurs

British fashion designer John Galliano was fired by the Christian Dior fashion house after allegedly harassing a couple using anti-Semitic and racist slurs.

Galliano’s firing as chief designer for Christian Dior was announced Tuesday, just days after he was suspended from the house.

Galliano’s harassment of the couple in a Paris bar, which he has denied, was reported last week. On Monday, a video of Galliano

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The Popes Against the Jews: The Vatican’s Role in the Rise of Modern Anti-Semitism

… the Jews graphically shows how the Catholic Church helped make the Holocaust possible.

Pope John Paul II, as part of his effort to improve Catholic-Jewish relations, has himself called for a clear-eyed historical investigation into any possible link be-tween the Church and the Holocaust. An important sign of his commitment was the recent decision to allow the distinguished historian David I. Kertzer, a specialist in Italian history, to be one of the first scholars given access to

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Anti-Semitic fliers target Chicago mayoral candidate Rahm Emanuel’

… Chicago residents vote for their new Mayor, leading candidate Rahm Emanuel became the target of anti-Semitic attacks, NBC Chicago reported on Tuesday.

According the report, fliers of the former White House chief of staff were distributed at the Red Line Chicago station in Chicago reading “I will run Chicago as I ran Freddie Mac, PROFITABLE (for me, me, me) thirty millions$$$$$$. I was entitled to it, being a Holocaust survivor (I mean my family).”

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ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

ADL lauds German scholar for study on anti-Semitism

… associate at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, was honored last week by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League for his work exposing the interplay between Nazi ideology and modern Iranian anti-Semitism.

“In his writing on the anti- Semitism of the Iranian regime, which he terms the ‘stepchild of German National Socialism,’ Dr. Küntzel lays bare the genocidal intent of those who are striving for nuclear weapons,” Abraham H. Foxman, ADL national director, said while …

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2010: Anti-Semitic incidents in UK drop 31% from 2009

Anti-Semitic attacks in the UK are at their second-highest level since records began, according to a report published by a community organization on Thursday.

The Community Security Trust (CST), a charity that monitors anti- Semitism and provides security for the Jewish community in Britain, recorded 639 anti-Semitic incidents across the country in 2010.

A further 372 reports were …

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Dutch Jews want fast punishment for anti-Semitism

… Netherlands are calling for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as Parliament debates how to combat rising anti-Semitism.

The Centraal Joods Overleg, an umbrella organization for Jewish groups, says it wants Holocaust deniers punished under rules usually reserved for drunk drivers, shoplifters, or football hooligans – among other measures.

Under the snelrecht, or fast justice policy, prosecutors offer offenders a choice immediately after their arrest between a fine or a …

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#1 Anti-Aging Secret?

No, that’s not a spam title—I really have discovered the secret to feeling young, sexy and vibrant:

Attend your synagogue’s annual business meeting.

El Yenta Man and I were by far the youngest people on Sunday afternoon at Temple Mickve Israel (which my mother-in-law never wrote or said without also adding “the third oldest congregation in the United States”) in a packed sanctuary of folks listening to the state of this particular union.

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Open Letter to Glenn Beck

Open Letter to Glenn Beck

… who as a child in Hungary survived the Holocaust by living with a non-Jewish family “used to go around with this anti-Semite and deliver papers to the Jews and confiscate their property and then ship them off. And George Soros was part of it. He would help confiscate the stuff. It was frightening. Here’s a Jewish boy helping send the Jews to the death camps.”

November 11, 2010

Roger Ailes:

There are some “left-wing rabbis who basically don’t think that anyone can use …

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Jewish Hockey Player Claims Anti-Semitism, Now a Senator

Jewish Hockey Player Claims Anti-Semitism, Now a Senator

j There would probably be more anti-Semitism in the National Hockey League if there were only more Jewish players. TMZ reports that the NHL’s Anaheim Ducks are being accused of abusing Jewish Player Jason Bailey. The 23-year-old was a 3rd round draft pick in 2005 and he “claims from the moment the Ducks assigned him to play for an affiliate team called the Bakersfield Condors … his coaches unleashed a ‘barrage of …

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Anti-Semitic author booted from French commemoration list

… French culture minister Frederic Mitterand announced over the weekend.

Mitterand decided not to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the death of Louis-Ferdinand Celine, author of “Journey to the End of Night,” “Mea Culpa,” “Guigol’s Band” and other works, following protests by Jewish community groups over his well-known anti-Semitism.

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WikiLeaks and Anti-Semitism

WikiLeaks continues to be a big story more than two weeks after the latest batch of State Department documents were released. What has so far been poorly understood, however, are the motivations of WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange. Most people assume that Assange is either a fierce proponent of government transparency, which he is promoting via WikiLeaks or that he is driven by opposition to aspects of …

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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 from “pig” and …

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Helen Thomas Leads 2010 List of ‘Top 10 Anti-Semitic Slurs’

Helen Thomas, who said that Jews in Judea and Samaria should go “home” to Poland and the United States, heads the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s 2010 list for the top anti-Semitic slurs.

“Never before, in recent memory, has the Simon Wiesenthal Center seen such a proliferation of anti-Semitism going mainstream,” said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Center. “Our list of top ten anti-Semitic slurs runs the gamut of well-known personalities including …

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UK chief rabbi: Universities failing in anti-Semitism fight

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Chief Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks accused university authorities on Tuesday of “turning a blind eye and a deaf ear” to the increasing number of inflammatory speeches taking place on campuses across the country.

Speaking at the Department for Communities and Local Government ahead of a report being launched on anti-Semitism in the UK, the chief rabbi accused the universities …

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Hundreds of rabbis around the world decry anti-Arab religious ruling

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Hundreds of leading rabbis from congregations the world have signed a petition criticizing their counterparts in Israel who issued a religious ruling to forbid Jews from selling or leasing property to Arabs.

More than 750 signatories to the Rabbis against Religious Discrimination petition, funded by the New Israel Fund, deplored the 50 prominent rabbis promoting the new …

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ADL: Rescind all Helen Thomas honors

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The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Friday called on journalism schools and professional organizations that have recognized journalist Helen Thomas to rescind their honors after she “clearly, unequivocally revealed herself as a vulgar anti-Semite” in remarks to an Arab American group.

In a speech Thursday in Dearborn, Michigan, the former White House correspondent not only …

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Tommy Hilfiger: I’m not an anti-Semite

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“Tommy Hilfiger is a racist – if he would have known African Americans and Asians would be wearing his clothing, he would have given up his international fashion career.” This is the popular rumor started years ago about the successful American fashion designer. It began online and quickly leaked to the press.

Over the years the rumor grew bigger and bigger, causing …

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Australian Jewish students report anti-Semitism

Australian Jewish students report anti-Semitism

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In response to increased reports of anti-Semitism on campus and intimidation of Jewish students, the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) invited Jewish students in Victoria, Australia to fill in a questionnaire about their on-campus experiences.

More than two-thirds (68%) of respondents reported experiencing or witnessing some form of anti-Semitism. Written …

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Carter returns to anti-Israel bias, despite apology to U.S. Jews

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter continues to unfairly criticize Israel despite a recent announcement he would refrain from anti-Israel bias, Anti-Defamation League chief Abraham H. Foxman said in an open letter on Monday.

Late last year, the former U.S. president apologized to the American Jewish community for “stigmatizing Israel” in a letter published by the Jewish …

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History Timeline of Jewish People in America

History Timeline of Jewish People in America

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1630 Holland captures Pernambuco, Brazil from the Portuguese and invites Jewish settlement. A significant Jewish community develops in Recife.  (Recife is the 4 th largest metropolitan area in Brazil with 4,136,506 inhabitants.

1649 Solomon Franco was a merchant, who was granted a weekly stipend by the Puritan authorities on the condition that he leave on the next available …

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‘Surfing rabbi’ rallies with British anti-Islam group outside Israel embassy

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An Orthodox California rabbi running for state senate under the Tea Party banner marched yesterday with a far right-wing anti-Islam group in Britain outside the Israeli Embassy.

Rabbi Nachum Shifren, an ex-lifeguard known as the surfing rabbi, is considered a long shot to represent west Los Angeles in the California senate. He has spoken at Tea Party events and says he is a …

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Why The Jews are hated

Why The Jews are hated

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AntiSemitism (also spelled anti-Semitism) is defined by WIKIPEDIA as a preconception against or hostility towards the Jews, often rooted in hatred of their ethnical background, culture, tradition and/or religion. In its extreme form, it “attributes to the Jews an exceptional position among all other civilizations, defames them as an inferior group and denies their being part of …

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Anti-Semitism: A History

Dan Cohn-Sherbok

Publisher: Sutton Publishing

Dan Cohn-Sherbok traces the origins of anti-Semitism and its manifestations, from political opposition, to racial persecution and religious and philosophical justifications for some of history’s most outrageous acts. Against this background of intolerance and persecution, Cohn-Sherbok describes Jewish emancipation from the late 18th century and its gradual transformation into the parallel political and nationalistic ideal of …

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The Wicked Son: Anti-Semitism, Self-hatred, and the Jews

… As might be expected from this fiercely provocative writer, David Mamet’s interest in anti-Semitism is not limited to the modern face of an ancient hatred but encompasses as well the ways in which many Jews have themselves internalized that hatred. Using the metaphor of the Wicked Son at the Passover seder–the child who asks, “What does this story mean to you?â€â€“Mamet confronts what he sees as an insidious predilection among some Jews to seek truth and …

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Beyond Chutzpah: On the Misuse of Anti-Semitism and the Abuse of History

… Norman G. Finkelstein

Publisher: University of California Press

In this long-awaited sequel to his international bestseller The Holocaust Industry, Norman G. Finkelstein moves from an iconoclastic interrogation of the new anti-Semitism to a meticulously researched expose of the corruption of scholarship on the Israel-Palestine conflict.

Bringing to bear the latest findings on the conflict and recasting the scholarly debate, Finkelstein points to a consensus among historians and human …

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Running the Gauntlet of Anti-Semitism: From Polish Counter-Intelligence to the German-American Marshall Center

… Devora Publishing

Who could have predicted that even into the 21st century, Jews would continue to feel the lethal blade of anti-Semitism, with unrelenting attacks on synagogues, rabbis, individuals, Jewish institutions and Jewish-owned property? Michael Moshe Checinski is not surprised. He has lived through the virulent anti-Semitism that produced the Lodz ghetto and the Nazi death camps. After the War, as a member of Polish Counterintelligence, Michael confronted the anti-Semitism that …

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Anti-Semitism

… Frederick Schweitzer, Marvin Perry

Publisher: Macmillan

Since the 9/11/01 attacks on America, anti-Semitism has been on the rise, its roots firmly anchored in centuries-old prejudices. Schweitzer and Perry analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that have been spread throughout the centuries. Beginning in antiquity and continuing into the present day, the authors explore major anti-Semitic themes: Jews as murderers of Christ; Jews as both evil capitalists and …

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The New Anti-Semitism: The Current Crisis and What We Must Do About It

… book, the best-selling feminist and Jewish writer Phyllis Chesler demonstrates how old-fashioned anti-Semitism has become newly fashionable, even politically correct, and how this plague threatens the Jews of the world, America, and Western civilization.

A dangerous, worldwide coalition of Islamic terrorists, well-intentioned but profoundly misinformed students, right wing fascists, left-wing ideologues, pious academics, feminists, opportunistic European politicians, and sensation-seeking …

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