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Toronto Transit Rejects Anti-Israel Ads

18 Heshvan 5774 – October 22, 2013
With transportation systems serving as a new front in the anti-Israel propaganda wars, Toronto Transit rejected an ad because it is "inaccurate and misleading."

Report: Belgian Government Website Compared Israel to Nazi Germany

18 Tishri 5774 – September 22, 2013
A Belgian Education Ministry website compared Israel and Nazi Germany, a Jewish newspaper reported. The comparisons were made on the KlasCement.be website, a major teaching...

Wiesenthal Rebukes Argentinean Jewish Fans for Antibolivian Slurs

12 Tishri 5774 – September 16, 2013
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

27 Elul 5773 – September 1, 2013
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

7 Elul 5773 – August 13, 2013
“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

21 Av 5773 – July 28, 2013
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

27 Iyyar 5773 – May 7, 2013
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

3 Nisan 5773 – March 14, 2013
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’

26 Adar 5773 – March 8, 2013
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

23 Shevat 5773 – February 3, 2013
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

21 Shevat 5773 – February 1, 2013
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

19 Tevet 5773 – January 1, 2013
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

26 Elul 5772 – September 13, 2012
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…

28 Av 5772 – August 15, 2012
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

22 Shevat 5772 – February 15, 2012
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

17 Tevet 5772 – January 11, 2012
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

5 Sivan 5771 – June 7, 2011
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

29 Kislev 5770 – December 16, 2009
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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