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Wiesenthal Rebukes Argentinean Jewish Fans for Antibolivian Slurs

The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged an Argentinean soccer association to sanction a team associated with the Jewish community for making racist chants. The center made...

Facebook Neglects ‘Community Standards’ for Anti-Semitic Page

Facebook “does not permit hate speech, but distinguishes between serious and humorous speech.” If so, Holocaust denial and praise for Hitler apparently can now be called harmless humor.

Italian Wine Label Features Hitler

“Enough is enough,” said Simon Wiesenthal Center Dean Rabbi Marvin Hier and Associate Dean Rabbi Abraham Cooper in a statement.

Nazi Fugitive Alois Brunner May Be Alive in Syria

Nazi hunters, including Israel, have been looking for Nazi war criminal Alois Brunner for years. The CIA may have employed him. At the age of 100, he still may alive and hiding in Syria.

Germany Arrests One of 10 Most Wanted Nazis

German police arrested on Monday one of the 10 most wanted Nazis, 93-year-old Hans Lipschis,  who is facing charges of complicity in murder as...

Jewish Leaders Praise New Pope

The new pope, Jorge Mario Bergoglio from Argentina attended Rosh HaShanah services five years ago and was outspoken in the attack against the Jewish Community Center by agents of Iran in 1994.

Pre-Israel Visit, Obama Says Middle East Peace Possibility ‘Bleak’

The U.S. president may be unwilling to repeat a major failure of his first term, when he practically demanded there be progress on the "peace process," but, when met with the reality of the situation, had to chalk up that goal as a failed one.

Rabbi Cooper Gives ‘Em Hell in Berlin

Augstein has written about Haredi Jews: "They are cut from the same cloth as their Islamic fundamentalist opponents. They follow the law of revenge.”

NYT: Fans Mirror Israel’s Racism—Ignores Europe’s Hate Stadiums

Like Europeans, Israelis are mad for their soccer.  For some, soccer is the true religion of the Middle East,  one shared by Muslims and...

The Ten Top Anti-Semites of 2012

The leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood top the Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of top ten anti-Semites of the year.

Efraim Zuroff on Capturing Nazis and Bringing Them to Justice

Yishai is joined by Efraim Zuroff, director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center office in Jerusalem. Together they discuss hunting Nazi war criminals including today's most wanted.

And The Gold Medal For Lying Goes To…

If there were an Olympics for lying, the winner of this year's gold medal for prevarication would be Egypt’s president, Mohammed Morsi. Of course heads of state lie, but rarely do they display it with such chutzpah. The recent sleight-of-hand involving a president-to-president exchange would shock even cynics.

Mormons Apologize for Simon Wiesenthal Parents’ Posthumous Baptism

Mormon Church leaders apologized to the family of Holocaust survivor and Jewish rights advocate Simon Wiesenthal after his parents were posthumously baptized, a controversial...

UPDATE: Egyptian Government Nixes Abuhatzeira Pilgrimage

Egyptian Foreign Ministry says it informed Israel that it would not be "appropriate" for Jewish pilgrims to make the annual visit.

Hasbara In The Rubble

Berachah - blessing - says the Gemara, is found only in things that remain unwatched and out of sight. Hasbara - the way Israel explains itself to the world - might be in better shape taking a cue from that Gemara.

Conflicts, Conflicts, And More Conflicts

For the past few weeks my column has focused on the tragic reality of internal strife within families. The response has been overwhelming. It appears that countless numbers of our families are suffering from this fragmentation and are in urgent need of help.

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