Home » Search in archive Search results for: “wiesenthal”

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 […]

| | Read More »

“Operation Last Chance”

The Simon Wiesenthal Center launched on Tuesday what it is calling “an unprecedented poster campaign” in the streets of major German cities, to publicize its “Operation Last Chance II project,” which offers rewards of up to 25,000 euros for information which will help facilitate the prosecution of war criminals.   The campaign was launched in the […]

| | Read More »

Nazi-Themed Cafe Relents Amid International Pressure

The owner of a Nazi-themed cafe in central Indonesia agreed on Monday to close down his shop after coming under a whirlwind of international pressure. Henry Mulyana, owner of the Soldatenkaffee in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung, met with local authorities Monday and agreed to worldwide demands. Since learning of the Nazi-themed café, […]

| | Read More »

‘Last Chance’ Campaign to Hunt Out Nazi War Criminals to Start in Germany

A “last chance” campaign to root out surviving Nazi war criminals and bring them to justice before they die will be launched next week in Germany, almost 70 years after the end of World War Two. Nazi-hunters were encouraged by the prosecution last month in Hungary of 98-year-old Laszlo Csatary for helping to deport Jews to Auschwitz and […]

| | Read More »

German Newspaper: Anti-Semitic Cartoon a Misunderstanding

A German newspaper has expressed regret after publishing a cartoon that depicted the State of Israel as a ravenous monster, the Yisrael Hayom daily newspaper reports. The cartoon, published Tuesday in the Munich-based Sueddeutsche Zeitung, depicts Israel as a beast devouring German military weapons. The picture appeared alongside two reviews of books about Israel. The caption suggested that the Jewish […]

| | Read More »

400 Demonstrate in Paris Against Suicide Bomber Exhibit

Some 400 people took to the streets of Paris on Sunday afternoon in front of the Jeu de Paume museum to demonstrate against a photo exhibition which seeks to glorify Palestinian Authority Arab suicide bombers who characterize themselves as ‘’freedom fighters,’’ as well as showcasing “those who lost their lives in fighting the occupation”, the European Jewish Press […]

| | Read More »

Brazil Gets Lesson on Avoiding Anti-Semitism in Soccer

Simon Wiesenthal Center officials presented a program to authorities in Brazil on dealing with racism in sports, notably soccer, as the nation readies for the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics. “Eleven Points Against Racism in Football” was presented Tuesday in Rio de Janeiro by Shimon Samuels, the center’s director for international relations, and […]

| | Read More »

‘Intellectual Exile’ Demanded for Anti-Semitic Polish Historian

The Simon Wiesenthal Center on Monday called for the suspension of a Polish historian who wrote that Jews were also to blame for the Holocaust, weeks ahead of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising’s 70th anniversary. The leading Jewish human rights group, which tracks down Nazi war criminals, demanded the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN) “suspend antisemitic […]

| | Read More »

SWC to Lithuania: Ban ‘Fascist Ideology’ Marches

The Simon Wiesenthal Center called upon Lithuanian authorities to ban the neo-Nazi marches that regularly take place to mark Lithuanian Independence Day. At a press conference hosted by the Center’s chief Nazi-hunter, Israel director Dr. Efraim Zuroff, together with leading Vilnius activist Prof. Dovid Katz the two presented the case for banning the marches, which since […]

| | Read More »

Schwarzenegger Seeks Assistance of Jewish Rights Group

Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has sought the assistance of the Jewish rights group the Simon Wiesenthal Center after the organization had alerted the acclaimed celebrity that his name is being displayed on a poster of historical figures and celebrities at a prominent mall in Istanbul, Turkey, that also prominently displays Adolf Hitler. The poster, […]

| | Read More »

Slovak Police Find Key Witness in Trial of Nazi War Criminal

Slovak police have found a key witness in the case of suspected Nazi war criminal Laszlo Csatary, Hungarian public radio announced Tuesday. While authorities have not yet disclosed the identity of the witness, it has been established that he or she survived the deportation of Jews from Kassa, now Kosice in Slovakia, in 1944 and […]

| | Read More »

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 61 - January 03, 2013

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory for Denmark last week in wake of warnings by Israel’s ambassador advising Jews and Israelis to refrain from wearing kippot, religious symbols, and speaking Hebrew on the streets of Copenhagen. It is intolerable that any Jew should have to hide his or her identity on the streets […]

| | Read More »

Wiesenthal Ranks Top 10 Anti-Semites, Israel-Haters

International human rights organization The Simon Wiesenthal Center announced on Thursday its list of the top 10 anti-Semites and haters of Israel. Those dominating the annual list were mostly from Europe and the Middle East. The list reflected right-wing, left-wing and Islamist loathing of Jews and Israel. The rise of a Muslim Brotherhood government in […]

| | Read More »

SWC Issues Travel Advisory for Copenhagen Amid Warnings

The Simon Wiesenthal Center issued a travel advisory last week for Denmark in wake of warnings by Israel’s ambassador advising Jews and Israelis to refrain from wearing kippot, religious symbols, and speaking Hebrew on the streets of Copenhagen. “It is intolerable that any Jew should have to hide his or her identity on the streets […]

| | Read More »

Swedish Gallery Pulls Painting Made of Holocaust Victims’ Ashes

A Swedish art gallery in Lund reportedly has cancelled the exhibition of a painting made of Holocaust victims’ ashes. The gallery owner, Martin Bryder, is quoted as telling Sydsvenskan, a local newspaper, that he decided to pull the exhibition of a painting by Carl Michael von Hausswolff because of protests by the Simon Wiesenthal Center […]

| | Read More »

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 […]

| | Read More »

Argentinian ‘Platform for Hate’ Puts Jewish Community at Risk

The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced “the repeated use of Holocaust-language” on the Contexto magazine website, based in the Argentine province of Tucuman, saying such terminology amounts to ethnic and religious slurs. In a letter to Contexto Magazine Director Tomás Luciani, Director for International Relations of the Wiesenthal Center, Shimon Samuels and the Center’s Latin American […]

| | Read More »

Rabbis’ Open Letter to Morsi in NYDailyNews

On Wednesday, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, the associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center and Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director of Interfaith Affairs for the Center, wrote an open letter to recently elected Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi, in which they accuse the so-called Egyptian democracy of anti-Semitism and hold the regime accountable for a double standard, citing Mohammed Badie, […]

| | Read More »

Group Calls on Dutch Rightists to Support ‘Shechita’

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has urged a rightist party in the Netherlands to oppose the passing of a bill that would ban shechita (Jewish ritual slaughter), in that country, it emerged on Tuesday Rabbi Abraham Cooper sent a letter to Geert Wilders, the head of the Party for Freedom – known for its opposition to […]

| | Read More »

Bris Milah in Europe

Several different strands are intertwined in trying to ties a noose around bris milah and shechitah on the Continent. They include classic anti-Semitism (which has lost its moral opprobrium), but are not limited to it. A member of Gert Wilder’s party supports a ban on shechita, even though Wilders himself is pro-Israel. The target is […]

| | Read More »

Far-Right Leader Charges Nazi Hunter with ‘False Accusations’

The far-right Hungarian Jobbik party has accused Nazi hunter Efraim Zuroff of making “false accusations” against alleged war criminal Laszlo Csatary, the party told the MTI news agency on Wednesday. Zuroff, the director of Jerusalem-based Simon Wiesenthal Centre, had submitted reports against Csatary charging that as commander of the ghetto in Kassa, he was responsible […]

| | Read More »

Romney’s Dirty Religion Ad

Mitt Romney, who has served as an official of the Mormon church, which posthumously baptizes Jews, knows a thing or two about waging war using religion. USA Today reported in March 2012 that in the past Romney was, “a Mormon bishop (equivalent to a pastor) and a stake president (presiding over several area congregations) in […]

| | Read More »

Hungary Arrests the ‘Most Wanted Living Nazi’

Police in Hungary on Tuesday arrested Laszlo Csatary, said to be the world’s most wanted living Nazi, and charged him with war crimes related to the deportation of thousands of Jews to Auschwitz during World War II. Hungarian prosecution said it indicted the 95-year-old for the part he played in sending 15,700 Jews to Nazi […]

| | Read More »

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue # 38 - July 11, 2012

The Simon Wiesenthal Center a human rights organization and the only Jewish organization accredited to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, proposed that  the Argentinian Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Since Moises Ville is a successful example of immigrant absorption. The Tal Law, which was passed in 2002 […]

| | Read More »

Argentinian Jewish Village Proposed as UNESCO World Heritage Site

The Simon Wiesenthal Center submitted the Argentinian Jewish settlement of Moises Ville for inscription as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Center proposed the city, whose name in Spanish means City of Moses, at the World Heritage Committee meeting of the United Nations’ scientific and cultural arm, which will conclude on July 6 in St. […]

| | Read More »

‘I Love Jews But Hate Israel’ T-Shirt Sparks Controversy

CafePress, the online retailer that sells custom made products, removed the “I Love Jews But Hate Israel” T-shirt from its site after the Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to the company imploring them to remove the offensive content. The online retailer sent an e-mail to Arutz 7, following an article published on April 29, […]

| | Read More »

Iran and Peter Beinart Roil the American Jewish Pot

1. Pro-Israel organizations rarely have good news to share; alarming news about Israel is good for fund-raising. For example, the Simon Wiesenthal Center sent a letter to supporters in mid-February titled “Breaking news: Iranian calls to destroy Jewish people.” It gave examples of Iranian supreme leader Ali Khamenei’s vitriol, along with a detailed plan to […]

| | Read More »

Jewish groups: Chavez Foe a Target of Anti-Semitism

Prominent Jewish groups urged President Hugo Chavez to prevent what they called anti-Semitic attacks on the opposition’s presidential candidate by Venezuelan state media. The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned a column that described the Jewish ancestry of opposition leader Henrique Capriles Radonski and labeled him a secret follower of Zionism, which it called “the most rotten […]

| | Read More »

Mormon Church Apologizes for Baptism of Dead Jews

The Mormon Church on Tuesday apologized that its members had performed posthumous baptisms into Mormonism of the long-dead Jewish parents of famed Nazi hunter and Holocaust survivor Simon Wiesenthal. The baptisms “by proxy” were performed last month in Mormon temples in Utah, Arizona and Idaho, according to the Los Angeles-based Simon Wiesenthal Center, a Jewish […]

| | Read More »

AllJewishLinks.com Newsletter Issue #8 December 14, 2011

Over the past two months three new Jewish dating websites were set up in the U.S. plus ten more are slated to launch in the coming years as part of a Chabad network that hopes to go global. JDallas.org, JBoston.org, and JMiami.org were launched in their respective cities, following the success of Rabbi Yisroel Bernath’s […]

| | Read More »