(JNi.media) President of the Central Council of Jews in Germany Josef Schuster fears the fact that many of the refugees seeking asylum in Germany come from countries hostile to Israel might bolster anti-Semitic views among the Arab community, EJP reported.
Speaking to Welt am Sonntag, Schuster said that when he shared his trepidation in a meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel and her staff, it resulted in an awkward silence, following which Merkel responded: “We must address that.”
According to Schuster, many German Jews share his fears, “and I share this feeling and therefore see a need to integrate the refugees in our community of values as soon as possible.”
In an interview with Juedische Allgemeine, the highest-circulation Jewish periodical in Germany, Schuster suggested that people who grow up in anti-Semitic environment would “transfer their resentment to Jews in general,” as could be seen in demonstrations during Israel’s 2014 Gaza offensive “Protective Edge.” In many of these demonstrations, protesters chanted “Hamas, Hamas, Juden in’s gas!” (“Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas!”).
“Many Syrians and immigrants of Arab descent have grown up in an environment in which hostility towards Israel and anti-Semitism are a common practice,” Schuster said.
Nevertheless, the Central Council of Jews has announced that Germany’s Mitzvah Day, November 15th, an annual day of faith-based social action, will be dedicated to aiding the thousands of recent refugees.
Israel is celebrating the Succot holiday and I wish I could share happy pictures and videos from Israel but there are pogroms happening in Jerusalem and you probably have not heard a thing from your news channels.
Over the past month Muslims have been attacking Jews throughout Jerusalem and have been showing their real anti-semitic face.
A Jewish man who was returning from his Rosh Hashanah (Jewish New Year) dinner was stoned to death by Muslim terrorists, Jewish men and women visiting the Old City of Jerusalem are attacked with stones and molotov cocktail bottles and Jews whose only wish is to pray on the Temple Mount are harassed, kicked, stoned and assaulted by Muslim terrorists.
Let’s stop beating around the bush and call what the Muslims are carrying out in Jerusalem by its real name; a full fledge anti-semitic pogrom against Jews!
It started with Muslim men, women and children screaming their heads off at Jewish worshippers and threatening them.
There were those who said, ‘no big deal’ all they are doing is screaming and there are those who even had the audacity to defend the Muslim behavior as freedom of speech.
The Muslim crowd had no pity on anyone and Jewish women and children were their next targets. The screaming turned to spitting and specific threats. Notice the Jews who were attacked in the video below were not holding any Israeli flags! In fact, they were Ultra Orthodox Jews who are not Zionist! They were on the Temple Mount simply to pray. This is exactly what anti semitism looks like for those of you who still have a hard time identifying the behavior of the Muslims on the Temple Mount!
People were still excusing the fanatic Islamic anti-semitic behavior and claiming it was just the radicals. Then then Muslim officers on the Temple Mount attacked Jews who were looking to just take a drink from a fountain on the Temple Mount. It is simply unreal how there are those around the world who claim Israel is an apartheid and then excuse this blatant demonstration of Islamic racism and anti-semitism.
In case any of you are still under the impression that these Muslim terrorists are just a fringe sect, watch a Muslim ISRAELI Parliament member assault Jews who came to pray on the Temple Mount.
This Arab, Muslim Israeli parliament member who has more freedoms and rights in Israel than he would in any Islamic regime assaults Jewish worshippers telling them to go to hell and that they have no right to pray on the Temple Mount!
Of course when the IDF finally reacted to these acts of terror, the world press pointed a finger at Israel! I am so sick and tired of the blatant anti-semitic behavior of the world! It happens every time and nothing ever changes! Israel is attacked and there is press silence, Israel responds and then the entire world gets up on their hind legs to blame the Jewish State for defending itself and winning!
The videos above were horrific to watch but there were those who excused the terrorist’s behavior with the excuse that Jews praying on the Temple Mount (the holiest place on Earth for Jews) is a provocation. If the videos above made you upset, the two that you are about to watch will infuriate you. Unlike the videos above that took place on the Temple Mount, the videos below took place in Jerusalem. The Jews who were attacked below were not walking to pray on the Temple Mount but were walking to pray at the Western Wall! Please do not tell me that the hatred aimed towards Israel is not anti-semitic. Watch the videos below and explain what settlements, occupation or any other of the other justifications used by the Arabs to murder Jews have anything to do with the attack below!
Watch this Jews get attacked as he walks to the Western Wall wearing his prayer shawl.
Don’t think for a second these Muslim terrorists are a branch of Hamas. They are the fruit of the official PA headed by none other than Abu Mazen himself who last week commented on the current attacks that are taking place in Jerusalem. Israel’s “peace” partner did not condemn the fascist behavior of Muslim terrorists but rather justified them.
Taken from the Palestinian Media Watch website Abbas: We won’t allow Jews’ “filthy feet”“We bless every drop of bloodthat has been spilled for Jerusalem…blood spilled for Allah…Every Martyr will reach Paradise,and everyone wounded will be rewarded by Allah”PA: Jews are filth, they desecrate and defile Jerusalem When anti Israel activists use fake quotes from Israeli leaders I always demand they bring their source and video of the quote they are faking. My demand is usually met with four letter words instead of facts, so here is the video of the man the world calls a “peace partner”
Yes! He did say pure Muslim blood and yes he also claimed Churches are theirs as well.
JUST in case you thought these attacks were random, watch and listen to Abu Mazen explain his solution to the Jews who seek to pray at the holiest place in the world for the Jewish religion.
The audacity of these Muslims knows no boundaries at all. In one case, a Muslim woman assaulted a Jewish man and the man was just not going to take it so he reacted.
Here is the picture of a Jewish man who was covered as assaulting an innocent Muslim woman in Jerusalem.
He sure looks like a crazy Jewish man attacking a very innocent Muslim woman, doesn’t it? Now take a closer look at what this woman is holding in her hand!
So what really happened? Watch the actual video below and see just how far Islamic Taqiyya goes!
Jerusalem is under attack and the press is silent!
What can YOU do? 1. SHARE these videos with your communities and show the truth to as many people as possible! 2. Follow the @Israel_shield Twitter account and help fight anti Israel propaganda 3. Come on over to the IsraelShield Facebook page and help spread the truth!
(JNi.media) Greek Right-wing lawmaker Dimitris Kammenos on Wednesday night resigned—over anti-Semitic and homophobic remarks—from the post of the Deputy Infrastructure Minister, a mere 12 hours after the swearing-in ceremony of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s new cabinet following Sunday’s snap national election.
Kammenos was accused of making fun of EU supporters last June, posting a photoshopped image of the gate of Auschwitz, with the infamous slogan “Arbeit Macht Frei” (Work Makes You Free) replaced with “We Stay in Europe,” on his Facebook page. At the time, the posting raised a scandal, and the Central Board of Jewish Communities in Greece protested the callused use of the death camp to make a political point.
Kammenos later tweeted kind of an apology: “The comparison may have been unfortunate but there is an economic holocaust under way in my country!”
From the tweet itself, despite its obvious crudeness, it doesn’t appear that the shortest serving government official in recent memory is an anti-Semite. However, Kammenos has also been accused of supporting a conspiracy theory that 2,500 Jewish World Trade Center employees received an early warning and stayed home on September 11, 2001.
The inclusion of Kammenos and four other members of the Independent Greeks party Prime Minister Tsipras’s government caused an outrage in Greece. The party’s leader, Panos Kammenos, is the new defense minister.
Also last June, news came out that Kammenos had called the Athens gay pride parade “pathetic,” and other homophobic comments by him were found on his social media accounts.
The two-party coalition government has 155 seats in the 300-member Greek parliament (with 145 for left-wing Syriza and 10 for the right-wing Anel).
(JNi.media) Yeshiva University High School for Boys (YUHSB) at 2540 Amsterdam Avenue in Washington Heights, Manhattan, is now offering the course “Names, Not Numbers” as a 12th grade elective, Ari Hagler reported for MTA News. Participants will interview Holocaust survivors and later compile their stories into a documentary film. The program had its first meeting a week ago Thursday, with documentary filmmaker Michael Puro.
Puro, whose filmography consists mainly of editing work on a variety of documentary films, both short and full length, is the director of the 2010 film “Names, Not Numbers,” which featured 23 students from three Jewish day schools who came together to record oral histories of Holocaust Survivors.
Tova Fish-Rosenberg created the program back in 2004, transforming traditional history lessons into a lively, interactive, nontraditional experience that involves individuals who have actually lived through the history being taught. Other Jewish schools that have incorporated the program include Yeshiva University High School for Girls, ESW in Houston, Jewish Day School of the Leigh Valley in Allentown, Pa, and the Rambam yeshiva in Baltimore.
“After the training and research, the students gain first hand knowledge through being paired with and given the opportunity to interview and videotape Holocaust survivors, World War II veterans who liberated camps, survivors who later immigrated to pre-1948 Israel, and second generation, who are now living in the same communities as the students,” states the website. “Oral histories of this era depict either survivors or veterans. The students are preserving on videotape and DVD, a small segment of the history of World War II and its aftermath with the connections to Israel. At the same time the participants form intergenerational friendships with their interview subjects.”
Sample interview questions include (although the website cautions that not all of these will be appropriate for everyone):
Describe what your life was like growing up before the war.
Can you tell us what the Jewish community was like?
Did you play a sport?
What did you do for fun with your friends?
How old were you when you first heard the name Hitler?
How did things change when the Germans invaded?
What was it like when Hitler came to power?
Did you have non – Jewish friends before the Holocaust and how did they react to the changes?
Describe what it was like to leave your home with almost no possessions.
What was it like to be in hiding?
What was daily life like in the ghetto /concentration camp?
Do you have a tattooed number? How did you feel when you lost your identity and became a number?
What kind of activities did you do there?
What interesting /moving story would you like to share with us?
How / why did you join the resistance / partisans?
Can you describe liberation day?
What happened to you after you were liberated?
Did other members of your family survive?
How did you come to Israel or America?
Do you have any mementos/ pictures of your family to show us?
Did the Holocaust affect your belief in Hashem?
Finally, the last two questions for the survivors and liberators are important to ask, according to the website:
In what ways does the Holocaust affect your life today?
What kind of message would you like to pass on to young people and to future generations?
(JNi.media) Reykjavík Mayor Dagur B. Eggertsson announced on Saturday on Icelandic national broadcaster RÚV that Reykjavík City Council is canceling its boycott of all Israeli products, limiting the boycott instead to goods produced by Jews in Judea and Samaria, Iceland Review reported.
Dagur admitted that the original boycott motion approved by the council hadn’t been prepared well enough, but now it would be “changed and clarified.”
“I have stated that it should have been made much clearer in the text [that only products from territories occupied by Israel should be boycotted], although that’s what we had in mind. I will suggest to the City Council that the motion the way it reads now be withdrawn while we discuss the next steps and how to present it,” the mayor said.
Dagur added: “I must admit that I’m angry at myself for not having done this the way I wanted.” He said he was surprised by the reaction to the decision. “I expected a reaction but not on this scale. It appears to be a stronger reaction than when Iceland declared support for an independent Palestine [in 2011].”
Israel’s Foreign Ministry condemned the move, which came “for no reason or justification except for hatred for its own sake.” The ministry added: “We hope someone in Iceland will come to their senses and end the one-sided blindness against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East.” And Iceland’s Prime Minister Sigmundur Davíð Gunnlaugsson called the decision “ridiculous.” The Simon Wiesenthal Center recommended that Jews not travel to Iceland.
“I had a good conversation today with Mayor of Copenhagen Frank Jensen, who has gone through the same … thing. The first news stories had the same interpretation, that Copenhagen was to boycott all products from Israel, and Frank had to put a lot of effort into correcting it. … That’s part of the project ahead, to deliver a clear message,” Dagur promised.
Here’s a tidbit from JNi.media’s earlier feature on Iceland’s anti-Semitism (Iceland’s Chilly Treatment of Jews and the Freeze on Israeli Goods): In 2012, Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote a letter to Iceland’s radio and TV director, Pall Magnusson, objecting to the reading of Hymns of Passion by Hallgrimur Petursson which were broadcast leading up to Easter. In the Passion Psalms, Petursson repeated the words for Jews—”Judar” and “Gydingar”—fifty times in fifty psalms, in every case with negative associations of dishonesty, hatred, perfidy and pride. But Magnusson denied the anti=-Semitic allegation, and replied, “I strongly believe that your somewhat harsh interpretation of what you call ‘anti-Semitic references’ in the hymns are not justified.” He didn’t explain why they were not justified, except to refer to how old they are. “I ask you to bear in mind that the hymns were written 350 years ago, and they describe the poet’s feelings about events that supposedly took place 2,000 years ago …. and are a cherished part of Iceland’s cultural history and heritage.” Among these cherished verses demonstrating Iceland’s cultural history and heritage are: “The righteous law of Moses / The Jews here misapplied / Which their deceit exposes / Their hatred and their pride.”
(JNi.media) PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has promised to “drop a bombshell at the end of my UN speech,” adding, “But I’m not going to reveal the nature of this bombshell,” according to a Wednesday night tweet by journalist Khaled Abu Toameh.
Senior Palestinian Authority official Nabil Shaath told Ma’an on Monday Abbas would use his speech before the UN General Assembly to cancel of some fundamental clauses of the Oslo agreement.
“Israel implements only that which serves her and her interests [in the Oslo Accords], So we, too, will act similarly,” Shaath said, promising that “Abbas will state things clearly — After 22 years, we have not achieved anything out of the Oslo Accords.”
Meanwhile, in a speech at the Muqataa compound in Ramallah, during a welcoming ceremony for a delegation from east Jerusalem, Abbas praised the protesters against the Israeli presence at Temple Mount, and declared that “no Palestinian state will be established without Jerusalem” as its capital.
Abbas stressed that he would not allow Israel to continue in its steps, which are intended, he said, to divide the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He said that
“Al-Aqsa is ours, the Holy Sepulcher is also ours. They have no right to dirty the mosque with their filthy feet, we won’t let them do it.”
The past three days have seen violent clashes on the Temple Mount between Israeli security forces and stone throwing Arabs, enraged over Israeli plans to examine the possibility of sharing the area with Jewish visitors. On Wednesday morning, security forces broke into the Al-Aqsa mosque following intelligence information on masked young Arabs who had barricaded themselves there overnight in order to throw stones at Jewish visitors in the morning.
Police fired tear gas and rubber bullets at dozens of barricaded youths, injuring 16, according to Al Jazeera. The Temple Mount riots led to a wave of violent acts by Arabs in Jerusalem, with masked Arabs throwing stones and Molotov cocktails at police and attacking Jewish passersby.
A gang of three black men attacked an 18-year-old Jewish teen in a Paris suburb on Tuesday.
The victim, Ruben Am, was punched in the face by one of the men, who he described as a “tall black man,” and who he said called him a “dirty Jew,” according to the report by the French watchdog group, the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism (BNVCA).
Am suffered several cuts to his face from the beating, BNVCA President Sammy Ghozlan reported. The attack, which took place near the Robespierre metro station, began when one of the men approached Am asking for a lighter, and then asked him about his religion.
Am answered that he was a Moroccan Muslim, sensing a threat. But he was punched in the face anyway, with his attacker asserting that he could not be a Muslim since he attended the Daniel Mayer Jewish vocational school. Clearly, he had been followed. The attacker called him a “dirty Jew” and was then joined by two others, also black, Am related. Both concealed their faces with hoodies, Ghozlan reported, adding that all three fled the scene shortly thereafter.
That same day French Prime Minister Manuel Valls called on the country’s Jews to remain in France, and vowed that authorities would protect them from anti-Semitic attacks.
Nearly 7,000 French Jews quit the country in 2014, choosing instead to make a new life in the State of Israel.
During an address before several hundred at the Synagogue de Nazareth in Paris in honor of the upcoming Jewish new year, Valls said, “The fears are present. How can we deny them? No one will condemn those who leave for Israel – but they belong here.