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Lauder: German Museums Should Strive to Return Looted Art

Posted on: February 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

German museums must improve their record on identifying and returning Nazi looted art, World Jewish Congress President Ronald Lauder said. Speaking to some 200 people Tuesday at the Topography of Terror, a museum and documentation center in the German capital, Lauder said that a new commission of independent experts must be appointed to comb through […]

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Detroit Federation Investigating Financial Issues at JCC

Posted on: February 1st, 2014

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Detroit’s Jewish federation has hired an accounting firm to investigate possible financial irregularities at the local Jewish Community Center. In addition to hiring tax and auditing firm to conduct a “forensic investigation” of the center, the federation retained a separate firm to take over the center’s financial operations of the center, the Detroit Free Press […]

 

European Lawmakers Urge EU to Reinstate Antisemitism Definition

Posted on: February 1st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

Twenty-four European parliamentarians called on the European Union to reinstate its working definition of anti-Semitism. The call was unanimously adopted on Tuesday by the lawmakers, who had traveled to Poland earlier this week to attend a ceremonial joint session with 58 Knesset members and dozens of counterparts from the Polish parliament on International Holocaust Remembrance […]

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Oxfam Accepts Johansson’s Resignation, Saying She’s ‘Incompatible’

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Oxfam accepted actress Scarlett Johansson’s resignation as a global ambassador, calling the role “incompatible” with her work for the Israeli company SodaStream. “Oxfam has accepted Scarlett Johansson’s decision to step down after eight years as a Global Ambassador and we are grateful for her many contributions,” the global anti-poverty charity said in a statement issued […]

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Scarlett Johansson & then-boyfriend Sean Penn Feting Israel-Boycotting Al-Jazeera Owners, the Emir & Emira of Qatar.
 

And Now, to Complete the Set: Right Winger Bashing Scarlett Johansson

Posted on: January 31st, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

When you're in the middle of an attack on somebody, you grab for assets and you don't worry about collateral damage.

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Henry Waxman is retiring, and the GOP sees it as a good omen.
 

Longtime Congressman Henry Waxman to Retire

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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Democratic Rep. Henry Waxman, the dean of Jewish lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives, said Thursday he will retire, and Republicans immediately jumped on the announcement as a sign of weakness in the Democratic party. He was first elected to Congress from a Los Angeles-area district in 1974, and his resignation will take effect […]

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Nuremberg Documents Sell at Jerusalem Auction

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

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A trove of documents from the Nuremberg Trials found in a flea market in Israel was sold at auction Wednesday for $10,000, a spokesman for the Kedem Auction House in Jerusalem told the Associated Press. The trove of 500 pages, An American collector bought the documents, including some used to convict top Nazis at the […]

Belgian legislator Laurent Louis blames Israel for the Holocaust, and the civil war in Syria.
 

Belgian Legislator Says Zionists Bankrolled the Holocaust

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The difference between Hitler and Belgium legislator Laurent Louis is 80 years and a moustache.

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Police Raid Dieudonne’s Home and Find More than $1 Million in Cash

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The so-called French comedian Dieudonne is a suspect for money laundering after police raided his Paris home Tuesday and found more than $1 million in cash there and in a theatre he operates. If charged and convicted, his previous hate crimes, primarily anti-Semitic slurs against Jews, will seem like petty theft, and God willing, his […]

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Oxfam Ambassador Scarlett Johansson at a camp in northern Kenya during a visit to east Africa. The left has been harassing her because she supports a Jewish factory that employs Palestinians. Why do they hate so much?
 

Scarlett Johansson Left Oxfam

Posted on: January 30th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitismAnti-Israel NGOs

Johansson and Oxfam "have a fundamental difference of opinion in regards to the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement."

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Yair Netanyahu and non-Jewish Norwegian friend- just studying  together?
 

Netanyahu Says His Son and Non-Jewish Girl only ‘Study Together’

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAssimilation

The difference between Yair Netanyahu and Anthony Weiner and Hillary Clinton is that Israel is a Jewish state.

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Natalie Portman's husband Benjamin Millepied is studying to convert to Judaism.
 

Husband of Natalie Portman Says He Is Converting

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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French choreographer Benjamin Millepied, husband of Jewish actress Natalie Portman, told an Israeli newspaper that he is converting to Judaism. Millepied told the Hebrew-language Yediot Acharonot that he is “in the middle of the conversion process.” He added that he hopes that the conversion process will “come to an end soon and I will become […]

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Pete Seeger, who died on Monday, supported BDS more than Israel.
 

Pete Seeger Leaves Behind Complicated Legacy on Israel

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Legendary folk singer and political activist Pete Seeger, who died on Monday in New York City at the age of 94, left behind a complicated if not questionable legacy when it came to Israel. Famous for 1960s hits like “If I Had a Hammer,” “Turn, Turn, Turn,” and “Where Have All the Flowers Gone,” Seeger […]

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New Jewish Community in Berlin Linked To Pre-War Congregation

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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A new Jewish community was dedicated in the former East Berlin, in the footsteps of one destroyed by the Nazis. In an odd twist, the community has the same name as another Berlin congregation that is mired in legal limbo and debt after failing to prove it has any members. In Tuesday’s ceremonies at the […]

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Nazi-Looted Paintings Going on Auction Block

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Nazi-looted paintings recovered by the Allies platoon known as the Monuments Men will be sold at auction in New York. The four lots will go on the block at Sotheby’s in New York on Thursday as part of a sale of Old Master paintings and sculpture. Some of the works were owned by the Rothschild […]

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Hillary Clinton, Peres Praise Bronfman at Memorial

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Israeli President Shimon Peres paid tribute to Edgar Bronfman at a public memorial service Tuesday night. More than 1,000 people, including top Jewish communal leaders and alumni of the Bronfman Youth Fellowship program, turned out for the service held at Lincoln Center in New York. Bronfman, who […]

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Senator Jeffrey D Klein (D), the anti-boycott bill's sponsor, riding a cherry picker with a Chabadnik on Chanukah.
 

New York Senate Passes Anti Boycott Bill by 56-4

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

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The Assembly is working on its own bill, and the unified version would be delivered to Gov. Cuomo.

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Debbie Wasserman Schultz, Florida congresswoman and Democratic Committee Chair.
 

Will the Real Debbie Wasserman Schultz Please Stand Up?

Posted on: January 29th, 2014

News & ViewsIsrael

The question remains: Does Wasserman Schultz oppose the current sanctions bill or not?

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ADL Accepts Apology from Investor for Kristallnacht Remarks

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The Anti-Defamation League has accepted the “heartfelt apology” from venture capitalist Thomas Perkins, who likened criticism of the wealthy to Kristallnacht. “We believe that Mr. Perkins now realizes why his Holocaust comparison was so offensive,” the ADL said in a statement after a long conversation Monday between Perkins and the ADL’s national director, Abraham Foxman. […]

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Palestinian Authority Daily Claims Netanyahu Has ‘Nazi Genes’

Posted on: January 28th, 2014

News & ViewsJewishAntisemitism

The official Palestinian Authority daily last week, days before International Holocaust Remembrance Day, published an op-ed demonizing Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, who it said has Nazi genes that he may have “acquired it genetically from the days of the Nazis and the Aryan race.” The report, translated and published by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), […]

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