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Eylon Aslan-Levy

July 29 2014


Antisemitism is back. Not that it ever went away, but it has stopped hiding. From synagogues firebombed in Paris, ‘Jews to the gas!’ chanted in Berlin, swastikas daubed in Rome and vile antisemitic abuse over social media just about everywhere, Jew-hatred can no longer be ignored. The problem is so grave that all major British newspapers have covered it, and the Sunday Times made it its front page story. The situation — credit to the antisemites — is scary.


That’s why I’ve founded the Everyday Antisemitism Project. The idea is to encourage Jews to share their experiences of antisemitic abuse, no matter how minor. If it is counts under the popular EU working definition, it will be uploaded. You can fill in the form on the website, or email everydayantisemitism@gmail.com. The initiative is inspired by Laura Bates’s wildly popular Everyday Sexism Project, which invites women to share their daily experiences of sexism, to make it impossible for people to turn a blind eye to such mistreatment.




In English, we say ‘never again’ — but the Hebrew expresses this sentiment much better: Lo od (לא עוד) – no more. Never again must there be another genocide — but also no more should we put up with any of this hatred and bigotry. Enough is enough is enough.

So this project aims to expose the sheer abundance of antisemitism in our societies, in order to pressure governments to treat combatting antisemitism as a priority: not to mitigate the harms by supporting communal security organisations, but to eradicate it at root. And if antisemitism cannot be eradicated, then to give it a damn good try.



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Report from the front: On scene at a violent Paris protest

Demonstrations in Frances capital this weekend took on a new twist when, for a grande finale, hundreds of Muslims knelt in prayer

Glenn Cloarec

July 29, 2014


While the temporary truce between Israel and Hamas was still ongoing Saturday, some 4,000, or up to 10,000 pro-Palestinian protesters according to the estimates by the police and the organizers gathered on Place de la République, in the French capital, despite the ban imposed on the demonstration by the authorities.


The previous two weekends, thousands of demonstrators attended three similar gathering in the northern Paris Barbès district, and in Sarcelles, a Parisian suburb town dubbed Little Jerusalem because of the important Sephradic Jewish community living there.


Serious incidents broke out during these protests, causing dozens of casualties to policemen and rioters. On July 20 in Sarcelles, clashes took place in front of a synagogue and several shops owned by local members of the Jewish community were attacked including a kosher supermarket and a pharmacy.




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Hamas: A Litmus Test for Libertarians
Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook offers insight into why so many professing libertarians support Hamas over Israel.

Walter Hudson



Recently, while making the libertarian case for support of Israel, I noted that Islamic totalitarianism manifest in the entity of Hamas presents a common enemy to the United States and Israel. Neither nation can suffer a world where the mandates of Islamic totalitarianism are put into practice.

That case was rejected by many professing libertarian associates, who in their response defended Islam and Hamas while demonizing Israel. Their response reminded me that, while professing activists from the various wings of the libertarian movement share many common enemies and many common causes, an important divide remains between objective libertarians (advocates of liberty and its political requirement, proper government) and anarchists who have appropriated the libertarian title.

The distinction is explored in a recent episode of The Peikoff Podcasts by Ayn Rand Institute executive director Yaron Brook. Answering why so many professing libertarians are anti-Israel, Brook explained:



I think that the libertarians who tend to be anti-Israel tend to be in the [Murray Rothbard wing] of the libertarian movement. They tend to be anarchists. They tend to have a deep rooted hatred of government. And it’s interesting [because] they tend to hate free governments more than they hate totalitarian governments. They tend to focus their hatred much more on the American government [and] on the Israeli government than they do on Hamas.




… So I think that this is one of the ugliest manifestations of this fringe element – or not so fringe element – within the libertarian movement, their attitude towards Israel, their attitude towards the United States, their attitude towards foreign policy in general…



Upon further reflection, it occurs to me that advocacy of anarchy requires one to minimize the legitimacy of foreign threats while demonizing any action which government takes to protect citizens. After all, if government can be seen acting properly in defense of liberty, that stands as evidence against anarchism. In this way, anarchists masquerading as libertarians have boxed themselves into a philosophical corner which requires them to become apologists for evil.





Walter Hudson Fightin words




It has been my observation over the years that it is a very short step from "I don't support Israel" to "Gas The Jews".

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Belgian doctor refuses treatment to Jewish woman

A Belgian physician who refused to treat a Jewish woman with a fractured rib suggests she visit Gaza to get rid of the pain.

The physician makes the remark on Wednesday while manning a medical hotline in Flanders, Belgium’s Flemish region, whose capital, Antwerp, has a sizable Orthodox Jewish population, the local Jewish monthly Joods Actueel reports Thursday.

The woman, Bertha Klein, had her son, who is American, call the hotline at 11 p.m.

“I’m not coming,” the doctor reportedly tells the son and hung up. When the son calls again, the doctor says: “Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.” According to Joods Actueel, the doctor confirmed the exchange, saying he had an “emotional reaction.”



I got your Emotional Reaction right here pal! angry.png

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Left-Wing Professor Does Not Express Politically Incorrect Opinion on Gay Marriage

Kent State Associate Professor of History Julio Cesar Pino calls Israel “the heirs of Nazism” and has penned a long, anti-Semitic diatribe against any professors sympathetic with the Jewish people and their quaint desire not to be exterminated.

“I curse you more than the Israelis, for while The Chosen drain the blood of innocents without apologies you hide behind the mask of academic objectivity, nobility of research and the reward of teaching to foreign youth—-in a segregated university, of course,” he wrote, before signing off with “jihad until victory!”


But he did not… did not... express opposition to gay marriage, so his academic sinecure is perfectly safe.

Because that kind of talk would be, you know, totally out of line with the standards of academia.



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‘Hitler Was Right!’
With Europe’s Muslim immigrants come ancient hatreds and a revival of anti-Semitism.
Rich Lowry
August 5, 2014

Sign at a demonstration in Madrid Spain on July 17, 2014 (Getty Images)


The Bergische Synagogue in the German town of Wuppertal has a history with arson. The nearly 120-year-old synagogue was burned down during Kristallnacht in 1938. Rebuilt after World War II, it was targeted again about a week ago by arsonists who threw Molotov cocktails at the house of worship (although, thankfully, they failed to set it aflame).




You don’t have to be a German speaker to sense the ugliness in the chant, “Jude, Jude feiges Schwein! Komm heraus und kämpf allein!” That was the verbal calling card of protesters in Berlin a few weeks ago. Translation: “Jew, Jew, cowardly swine, come out and fight on your own!”




On Twitter, the hashtag #HitlerWasRight was trending globally in mid-July. Usually, Israel-bashers accuse the Jewish state of being the new Nazi Germany. But don’t sweat the details. All they know is that they hate the Jews, and they will use whatever rhetorical provocation at hand to communicate their venom.

The most innocent representatives of Israel are targets. In Austria, pro-Palestinian protesters stormed the field to attack Israeli soccer players during a friendly match with a French team. In Edinburgh, Scotland, the student dance company of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev chose to cancel its performance at a summer arts festival after protests were planned. “We received warnings that their participation could endanger the dancers,” the president of the university said.










嵐 (ARASHI)@Tentuil Aug 2

#HitlerWasRight In a war there are always dead. Sad but true. Why judge #Hitler? How many iraqis George Bush killed? USA isn't our owner!!


3:30 PM - 2 Aug 2014 · Details


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British MP under investigation for anti-Israel remarks


Bradford MP George Galloway is under investigation by the West Yorkshire police for declaring the city an Israel-free zone, the BBC reports.


Galloway, from the Respect party, had made his remarks during a party meeting in Leeds on Saturday.




We have received two separate complaints about comments attributed to George Galloway MP during a speech he gave at a public meeting in Leeds on 2nd August 2014. We are currently investigating the complaints, says a police spokesman.




MP=Major Pig

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Green Party of Canada prez resigns after blog backlash
Paul Estrin claims party’s board forced him out after he expressed pro-Israel views during Operation Protective Edge
Renee Ghert-Zand
August 8, 2014

Green Party of Canada president Paul Estrin, who wrote a post on the party’s blog supportive of Israel in its fight against Hamas, has resigned under pressure from the party’s executive board.

Soon after the post’s publication, Elizabeth May, the Green Party of Canada’s political leader and a member of parliament, quickly distanced herself from Estrin.
“His views are contrary to Green Party of Canada position. *We support peace. We condemn violence,” May wrote on Twitter in response Estrin blog post, which has since been removed from the party’s website.
* Unless its Hamas killing Jews.
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Israeli Columnist in London Probes Why UK is Fascinated With Hamas as Underdog, its One-Sided Media and to ‘Death to All Juice’

Israeli columnist Dror Feuer jumped at the chance for a long-weekend in London as a break from war in Israel last week, but returned with astute observations about British adoration of Hamas as the underdog, a “one-sided media” that doesn’t even pretend to show the other side, and stories of Jews enduring tongue-in-cheek taunts, including a website called ‘Death to All Juice.’

In his column published on Thursday in Globes, Feuer wrote that his trip “all began terribly,” when his easyJet flight to Luton was trapped on the runway in Tel Aviv for five hours, before being cancelled, because of the “situation.”

On the plane he met many young British Jews. “All of them spoke of a strong anti-Israel sentiment in the media, academia, and on the social networks, and of their frustration in facing such gross one-sidedness; one that is unwilling to listen,” he wrote. “In their daily lives, they all made a point of saying, there is no sense of fear or violence in the streets. London is not Paris. It is much more inclusive and tolerant. Yet, still, it’s not pleasant.”


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Miami rabbi shot dead on his way to synagogue
Joseph Raksin, 60, attacked by two men in the street; police say no indication it was a hate crime
By Times of Israel staff
August 10, 2014

An Orthodox rabbi was shot dead in the street in North Miami Beach on Saturday morning.


While police said there was no indication that the attack was a hate crime, in late July a swastika was spray-painted, along with the word “Hamas,” on the wall of a synagogue down the block from where Raksin was shot.


Two days earlier, two cars outside a house in Miami Beach were smeared with eggs and cream cheese, spelling out the words “Hamas” and “Jew,” NBC reported.

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July 2014: UK antisemitism reflections

August 14th 2014

This is a cross-post from the Community Security Trust (CST)



Synagogue in Hove, 2nd August (credit: by F.Sharpe)


July 2014 now joins January 2009 as a month when war between Israel and Hamas caused antisemitism to spew forth across Britain. If this latest round of Middle East violence has now ended, then we may expect the antisemitism to gradually diminish: but this hatred has again been revealed, even if most of the time it lies beneath the surface. Are British Jews (and those elsewhere) to be forever held hostage to a seemingly intractable conflict in which totalitarian Jihadists are sworn to destroy Israel at whatever cost?


Members of the public expressing fears and concerns to CST have referenced this in different ways. One said she felt “stuck in a swamp“. Another said that the hatred had come from “ordinary people, not what or who we expect it from…its the underlying antisemitism, and now that they’ve put it out there, how are we supposed to put it back?“. It may sound trite to speak of Jews defriending others on Facebook, but anecdotally, this seems to be happening again and again, with Jews deeply upset by what this conflict has revealed about those whom they believed to be their friends (in all meanings of the word).


Bare statistics do not, cannot, explain the emotion that many people are feeling right now: but they are stark. CST has now recorded over 200 antisemitic incidents for July 2014, making it very clearly the second worst month we have seen since our records began in 1984. (The worst was Jan’ 2009, when 288 incidents were recorded. The second worst was Feb’ 2009, with 114 incidents.) The July 2014 total is not yet finalised, because it takes time to properly analyse and categorise all of the reports reaching us from throughout Britain right now, so the figure of 200 is an absolute minimum.



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Krugerplein, Again
Martin Bosma
August 16, 2014

Krugerplein, or Kruger Square, in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, is now the theatre of a series of incidents, starting with a woman who hung an Israeli flag outside her window. Muslims answered by displaying "Palestinian" flags.


The woman who hung the Israeli flag, Leah Rabinovitch, is originally from Mexico, and therefore probably may not have been aware of Islamic intolerance towards all things Jewish. Her neighborhood, however, is "non-western immigrants," meaning mostly Muslims.


She received death threats, had stones thrown through her windows, and had a Molotov-cocktail thrown at her home. The corporate owner of her apartment ordered her to remove the flag. Israel's flag after all, is considered a "provocation."



A view of the apartment building in Amsterdam where Leah Rabinovitch lives. After hanging an Israeli flag, she was subjected to stone-throwing, a death threat and a firebombing. (Image source: AT5 News video screenshot)




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AQAP seeks to capitalize on anti-Israeli sentiment in new English-language magazine
Thomas Joscelyn August 17, 2014


Al Malahem Media, the official propaganda arm of al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), has released a new English-language magazine titled, "Palestine, betrayal of the guilty conscience." The slickly-produced publication was released online on Aug. 16 and, as a piece of propaganda, seeks to capitalize on anti-Israeli sentiment.

The magazine is similar to AQAP's Inspire magazine, which has encouraged jihadist recruits to carry out individual acts of terrorism. The authors of the 24-page production portray their message as being part of the same "school" of thought that has led to a long line of terrorist attacks against American and Israeli interests, including those planned by al Qaeda's senior leadership.


Another AQAP leader, Harith bin Ghazi al Nadhari, also stresses the importance of confronting the imagined Zionist-Crusader conspiracy. Nadhari's statement first appeared in an audio message released earlier this year. The "cursed state of Jews is nothing without the American aid and support," Nadhari says. "The Jews and the Americans are sharing the same trench in fighting the Muslim ummah [community]. So it is incumbent upon all Muslims to fight this Zio-Crusader enemy who has allied against the Muslim ummah."



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Britain’s anti-Semitic whiff of Weimar
Douglas Murray
18 August 2014

Shelves in Sainbury's, Holborn, emptied of kosher foods. Image: Colin Appleby


There is a whiff of Weimar in the air in Britain. Barely a week now passes without some further denigration caused by anti-Semitic, sorry, pro-Palestine demonstrators targeting businesses run by Jews/stores selling products produced by the Jewish state. You know, like Sainsbury’s, Tesco, Marks and Spencer, Starbucks and so on. Most of this fairly random targeting of whatever business sounds a bit Jewish goes unnoticed. Sometimes protestors manage to get the business closed – as with the Ahava store in liberal, enlightened Brighton. Generally they just succeed in intimidating shoppers and making it easier for people to shop elsewhere in some non-Semitic store.


Sometimes the protestors, like this young man in Manchester, are open about their feelings and taunt any nearby Jews by telling them, for instance, how highly they think of Hitler (‘I love Hitler. I’m big on my boy Hitler’ says this nicely integrated young man):



But mainly they just try to persuade people that the Jews are in fact the Nazis, rather than the Nazis being the people who are, once again, trying to boycott Jewish businesses (including businesses which aren’t Jewish but are suspected of being, in some way sort of Jew-y).


I know, I know, they’re meant to only be objecting to goods produced in the West Bank. But somehow it always ends up with being any product at all from Israel and then – surprise, surprise – any product made for or by Jews. Take just one recent case.




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Edinburgh a Sad Symbol of Anti-Israeli Intolerance
Protests targeting an Israeli theater company in Scotland are the latest examples of the increasingly uncomfortable position of Jews across Europe.
Tom Gallagher
August 19, 2014

Each August, the Edinburgh Festival Fringe puts on edgy cultural fare that draws capacity audiences from across the world. A play called The City, staged by the Incubator Theatre of Jerusalem, was hardly the most challenging production in the festival repertoire, a murder mystery sung in rhyme and inspired by hip-hop, hardboiled fiction, and 1940s detective films. Yet it became controversial in the wake of Israel’s forceful action in Gaza to neutralize rockets being fired into the country and destroy a labyrinth of tunnels used for terrorist attacks. The City had just one performance, and then was axed when the Fringe management became unnerved by the scale of protests provoked by the Israeli nationality of the company. The police were less surprised, and their impassive (some would say supine) response sealed the production’s fate.


I spoke to several members of the cast, liberal-minded folk who were surprised that Gaza should be such a potent issue in Scottish politics. In Scotland the Israel-Palestine dispute is currency used by two left-wing parties that are vying for supremacy: the ruling Scottish National party (SNP) and the Labour Party. They try to outdo each other in their radicalism on the issue in order to appeal to middle-class liberals and a growing number of Muslim voters, most hailing from Pakistan.


But according to Scotland’s Jewish leadership, “the disproportionate obsession with Israel in Scottish public life . . . has itself made many Jewish people very uncomfortable, whatever their views on the current conflict.” The Scottish Council of Jewish Communities (SCoJeC) issued a statement on August 10 claiming that it was adversely affecting everyday community relations. Scotland historically has frowned upon anti-Semitism, but the new situation reflects the mounting insecurity felt by European Jews from Manchester to Berlin.



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To Whom It May Concern

August 20, 2014 at 6:39 am ( 2 hours ago )

[Editor's Note: This post is a follow-up to the author's earlier account of having her luggage -- which had an Israeli flag on it -- vandalized while traveling from her home in Stockholm to Amsterdam on the first leg of a trip to Israel. She has subsequently decided to emigrate from Sweden].


“Let me be very clear: This is not 1939. We will not see death camps in Sweden in five years. Is the situation dire? Yes, absolutely, but we must remember that this is not 1939.”


I was told this at a foreign policy-conference in DC. In front of me sat a State Department official who specializes in countering anti-Semitism. As we went around the room and I say my name, he smiles and acknowledged me as the girl who applied for asylum in my own country. “Funny,” he said, “you don’t look like any refugee I’ve ever seen.” Scissors-32x32.pnghttp://ricochet.com/...it-may-concern/


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Our Bien Pensant American Historians: The New Friends of Hamas
Ron Radosh
August 22nd, 2014

In July of 1945, an organization called the Friends of the Haganah was created by American Jews, to support the defense forces of the Jewish community in Palestine. They knew that the Yishuv — the name of the Palestinian Jews who had built up the basis for a future state — were living under the dire threat of constant attacks by the surrounding Arab states.


How things have changed. Nowhere has this been illustrated better than in the recent petition signed by over 200 American historians (who now claim over 1000 signatures), condemning Israel for its “disproportionate” use of force and demanding the withdrawal of Israeli troops from Gaza, a permanent end of the Israeli blockade of Gaza, and most telling of all, the suspension of US military aid to Israel, until such time that aid is no longer used for “the commission of war crimes.” Nowhere in the petition is Hamas mentioned. (The list of those who were the initial signers and writers of the petition can be found here.) In essence, those who signed the document can be called “the Friends of Hamas.”




The petition is a document created by a group called “Historians Against the War.” It refers not to the current war in Gaza, but to the war in Iraq, as exemplified by a panel sponsored by the group held about it in 2003, which I wrote about here. The group actually had its origins in the effort by leftist historians to create a caucus within the historical profession made up of historians opposed to the war in Vietnam. Then, and now, the group was composed of historians of the far Left. At their start, and it is hard to imagine, they were actually a minority of the historical profession.


What is different about this anti-Israel petition, is that the signers are writing not simply as American citizens opposed to Israel, but as “historians,” whose credentials are being used as evidence that their position in the profession gives them more expertise to comment on Israel’s would be perfidy. As historian K.C. Johnson writes at Minding the Campus, “This approach is odd given that many of the organizing signatories appear to have no academic specialty in U.S. foreign relations, Israeli history, or Palestinian history, the subjects of the petition.” To put it bluntly, the claim to be speaking as historians is nothing less than an attempt to fool the gullible into listening to them. Undoubtedly they are intelligent, Johnson says — a claim that I actually dispute — but, he adds, “they seem to possess no more academic qualifications to comment on U.S. foreign policy or Israeli-Palestinian security relations than random people wandering Central Park.”





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  • 8 years later...


Dec. 23 2022


The Comments Prove His Point.


"I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.”

1. For 3500 years people (Well Satan actually) have been trying to get rid of The Jews, With a notable LACK of success. Take The Hint.

2. I don't know about others, but I have More than enough problems in my life, that The LAST THING I need is God cursing me. So I think I go with The Bless part.

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