Archive for 'antisemitism'
Golden Dawn has been in the headlines again this week. One of its MPs, Panayiotis Iliopoulos, was accused of shouting ‘Heil Hitler’ in Parliament.
Now it is being reported that the party has published a letter issuing a sinister ultimatum to Muslims.
In a letter sent via post to the Muslim Association of Greece yesterday, extremist-right party Golden [...]
In a recent post, Tony Greenstein explained that his mission has now essentially come to an end because Gilad Atzmon who had formerly been ‘running wild over the solidarity movement’ had now been reined in, ‘except at the fringes’. Greenstein also asserts that
In 2012, a holocaust denier Frances Clarke-Lowes [sic] was expelled from PSC to [...]
Joseph Massad’s recent piece on Zionism has been greeted with justified indignation. It opens with a perverse attempt to equate Zionism with antisemitism.
Jewish opponents of Zionism understood the movement since its early age as one that shared the precepts of anti-Semitism in its diagnosis of what gentile Europeans called the “Jewish Question”. What galled anti-Zionist [...]
Posted: May 15th, 2013 under antisemitism.
By Karl Pfeifer
Is the World Jewish Congress as wussy (“gittegylet”) as the liberal Budapest weekly Magyar Narancs claims? An association of wusses could never gather 500 delegates in Budapest.
Is the WJC the entity which controls the governments of Israel or the USA as Hungarian conspiracy theorists claim? You need to have lost any sense [...]
Peter Tatchell writes…
Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has boycotted an Interfaith Dialogue conference in Doha because it was attended by Jews. Vile anti-Semitism. Qaradawi told the Al-Arab daily of Qatar:
“I decided not to participate so I wouldn’t sit at the same platform alongside Jews who still violate Palestine and destroy mosques and as long as the [...]
Posted: May 8th, 2013 under antisemitism.
By Karl Pfeifer
Hungarian prime minister Viktor Orbán is doing everything in his power to obtain legitimacy for his antidemocratic politics from the upcoming World Jewish Congress meeting in Budapest (May 5th-7th 2013). Gullible foreigners are fed all kinds of half- or untruths about the curbing of Nazi activities by the government . I was there [...]
By Karl Pfeifer
The World Jewish Congress will hold its 14th Plenary Assembly in Budapest on 5-7 May 2013. Five hundred delegates and observers from the WJC’s affiliated Jewish communities and organizations in 100 countries are expected to convene in the Hungarian capital. Hungary’s Prime Minister Viktor Orbán has confirmed that he will address the opening [...]
What disturbs me most about this video– of a Republican state legislator in Oklahoma using the phrase “jew me down on a price” and then apologizing to “the Jews” by praising them for being good businessmen– isn’t so much what this one man said. It’s the obvious amusement of some of his fellow legislators.
A recent survey, carried out to mark the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising, reveals shocking and worrying levels of ignorance and antisemitism amongst Poland’s schoolchildren. A quarter thought the uprising of 1943 had been successful and, whereas a third of Warsaw’s population was Jewish before the war, nearly all the students guessed the [...]
Posted: April 17th, 2013 under antisemitism.
Definitions of antisemitism are a contested issue. However no very refined tool is needed to spot a problem with this comment on MPAC’s Facebook page.
It’s perfectly possible to discuss the history and politics of Israel/Palestine from a Palestinian perspective without being antisemitic. I’m reading Sari Nusseibeh’s Once Upon a Country: A Palestinian Life [...]
Posted: April 16th, 2013 under antisemitism.