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“Flurry” of antisemitic incidents in South Africa cause concern among communal leaders

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies has expressed its concern after a “flurry” of antisemitic incidents in the past days.

In one incident, a group of passengers waiting for their luggage from an El Al flight were called “wicked Jews” by a passer by who said “You people are wicked. Jews are wicked people, very wicked people”.

A mural with the German flag centred around a Swastika also appeared in Johannesburg.

SAJBD Chairman Shaun Zagnoev has also commented on a series of particularly virulent instances of online antisemitic abuse, saying: “The posts show how easily radical anti-Israel sentiment can spill over into hateful slurs and threats against Jewish people in general. We are being told that we are ‘scum’, ‘rats’, ‘bastards’, ‘pigs’, ‘swine’ and ‘fat-nosed f***ks. We are further being warned that “our time is coming” and that “the Holocaust will be a picnic after we are done with you””.

Zagnoev believes that the incidents are linked to a flare-up of tensions in South Africa surrounding Israel, after popular DJ Black Coffee was attacked by BDS for performing in Israel, leading supermodel Shashi Naidoo  to retaliate against BDS by branding Gaza a “sh*thole”, for which she received death threats before apologising.


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Facebook censors Everyday Antisemitism for exposing its failure to deal with antisemites

Three days ago I wrote an article after having been alerted to yet another instance of Facebook failing to uphold its own community standards, instead allowing blood libel to be spread to thousands of people. The article, which you can read here, reached over 26 thousand people on Facebook, but the platform decided to remove the post via which we presented the story to our followers.

In the article we detailed both the virulent antisemitism that Facebook had failed to remove from its platform and several other cases in which they had elected to allow posts ranging from Holocaust denial to outright calls for genocide.

Facebook is staffed by individuals who are, like everybody else, fallible. Much of the policing of its content is not done actively, but instead by algorithms which are designed to identify content that violates its standards. Mistakes and oversight can both happen. Facebook is also a private entity, and it is not obliged to host anything on its platform that it doesn’t wish to. However, according to its own community standards, there appears to be no way to justify removing our post. Although all our stories are verified to the best of our abilities, we are capable of making mistakes, too. Whilst there is absolutely no indication that what we published was misleading in any way, even if it was, Facebook’s own policy is not to remove misleading or false news, but simply to make it appear less prominently. Unfortunately, a growing body of evidence seems to indicate that Facebook is failing to prevent the abuse of its platform by antisemites.

The antisemitic page, which is littered with incitement and blood libel, has not been taken down by Facebook, despite our article triggering many more people to report it.

We contacted Facebook about the removal of our content, but are yet to receive a reply.

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Facebook says cartoon depicting two Arabs happily hanging an Orthodox Jew doesn’t violate its community standards

In yet another display of Facebook’s apparent tolerance of extreme antisemitism, the social networking site has refused to take down a disturbing cartoon which features two smiling Arabs hanging an Orthodox Jewish man.

The Orthodox Jew is portrayed with blood staining his hand, an example of classic blood libel, one of the oldest and most virulent expressions of antisemitism. He is also displayed with an exaggerated hooked nose and with bows tied to his peyot.

The post comes from a page called “Fuck Israel”, which has over 51,000 likes and which features much explicit antisemitism. You can report the page by following this link and clicking on the three dots near the top of the page.

Various other images on the page display blatant blood libel.

Facebook has form in this area. In 2016 we reported that Facebook had allowed a post that called for the genocide of all Jews. In all but four countries, it is Facebook’s official policy to avoid removing Holocaust denial, only doing so when the law of a country explicitly requires it to.

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Suspect accused of murdering Jewish student, stabbing him 20 times, posted far-right content on social media

A suspect who is alleged to have murdered Blaze Bernstein, a promising 19-year-old Jewish Ivy League student, allegedly shared antisemitic content on his social media pages.

Samuel Woodward, 20, who knew Bernstein from high school, is accused of killing the University of Pennsylvania student. Woodward claimed that the two arranged to “hang out” over Snapchat, but that Bernstein tried to kiss him. It is alleged that he had previously used a homphobic slur about Bernstein.

Investigators have noted several inconsistencies in Woodward’s story.

Whilst some had suspected the alleged murder was antisemitic in nature, these claims appear to have been lent weight by the discovery of far-right content on Woodward’s social media. Woodward recreated a scene from American History X, in which the main character, a neo-Nazi skinhead bearing a Swastika tattoo portrayed by Edward Norton, brutally murders a black man on the street.

A source has now approached the New York Times to say that he had previously posted White Nationalist content on social media too.  A source reportedly “close” to Woodward has claimed “Anti-Semitism and homophobia were certainly aspects of his ideology”.

He also allegedly posted a rape fantasy about an Asian teacher.

Woodward is facing a charge of murder. Police are yet to confirm whether a hate crime charge is to be added to this.

The image of Woodward recreating the murder scene from American History X is pictured below.

Bernstein’s body was found days after he was due to return to University. He had aspirations to continue his studies at Medical School and to qualify as a doctor.

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Travelling Auschwitz exhibition’s opening marred by over 100 antisemitic social media posts

Over 100 antisemitic social media messages have been reported to Spanish authorities after a travelling exhibition was targeted by antisemites ahead of its opening.

The exhibition, which features over 600 objects from Auschwitz, including a freight carriage used to transport captives to the camp, is being organised by Musealia, a Spanish company. Musealia’s director, Luis Ferreiro, was inspired to launch the exhibition after reading “Man’s Search for Meaning” by Victor Frankel, an Auschwitz survivor. Mr Ferreiro said “If I had been a movie director, I would have made a film; if I had been an author, I would have written about it, but I am part of a family exhibition company, and we have invested a lot in the conservation of these objects, their transportation and expensive production ”.

Commenting on the scores of antisemitic social media messages the exhibition attracted, he commented that “people use the anonymity of social media to launch negationist and hate-filled messages. This shows us that there are still people who need to know this story”.

Musealia have organised the exhibition in conjunction with the Auschwitz-Birkenau museum. It started in Madrid this month, and will travel to 7 European cities and 7 American cities in the coming 7 years. School groups and children attend free.

Robert Jan van Pelt, the exhibition’s chief curator, is unsurprised by the antisemitism it has prompted. He commented: “I have spent 30 years working in this area and Auschwitz attracts deniers. What we are doing with this exhibition is establishing the facts and putting solid evidence on display”. Sadly, we must agree with him – this story is entirely unsurprising, as experience tells us that any Jewish issues coming into the public eye risk being met with floods of antisemitism.

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Rutgers Professor calls Judaism the “most racist religion” and blames Jews for the Armenian Genocide, cancer and pornography

Michael Chikindas, a Microbiology Professor at Rutgers University, has made a myriad of shamelessly antisemitic claims in a series of Facebook posts.

Chikindas peddled several antisemitic conspiracy theories, referencing “international fat Jewish pockets” and blaming Jews for everything from 9/11 to cancer.

He described “orthodox judaism” and Zionism as “the best of two forms of racism”, calling Judaism the “most racist religion in the world.

Disgracefully, he claimed that the Armenian Genocide, a Genocide so awful that many scholars compare it to the Holocaust, was “orchestrated by the Turkish Jews who pretended to be the Turks”.

He also said that Israel was aiming at the “extermination” of the Palestinians, bizarrely attributing its failure to do so to Israel’s thriving LGBT+ population, saying that it is “because of the number of the Jews of ‘alternative’ sexual orientation (25% of the Tel Aviv inhabitants are gay/lesbians and Israel has more of these than the Netherlands)”. Chikindas, apparently fixated on LGBT+ Jews, had previously posted that “Israel, the country of the Jews and for the Jews, has one of the highest percentage of gays in the world”.

Chikindas also shared a series of antisemitic conspiracy theories on his profile. One used the “happy merchant”, an antisemitic caricature of a Jew which is commonly used online by antisemites, and blames Jews for everything from “Hollywood” to the “cancer industry”. Another showed a caricature of a Jew being carried by America whilst saying “I am God’s chosen people, you filthy goyim”.

Sharing an article about a “global elite”, he wrote “These jewish motherf*****s do not control me. They can go and f**k each other in their fat a***s — you see, I really do not have anything to loose (sic), hence nothing to be controlled”.

Despite his Facebook profile providing a dozens of examples of blatant antisemitism, when interviewed by the Algemeiner, Chikindas predictably denied being antisemitic, claiming to have previously been married to a Jewish woman. Attempting to justify his claims of Jewish racism, he pointed to the Talmud. Antisemites frequently cite fabricated, mistranslated or otherwise misleadingly presented passages from the Talmud to attempt to portray Jews as inherently elitist to support Antisemitic conspiracy theories.

When pressed for comment, Rutgers University’s Neal Buccino stated that “Professor Michael Chikindas’ comments and posts on social media are antithetical to our university’s principles and values of respect for people of all backgrounds, including, among other groups, our large and vibrant Jewish community. Such comments do not represent the position of the University”, and whilst the University respects free speech, it aims for an “an environment free from discrimination, as articulated in our policy prohibiting discrimination”.

With respect to Chikindas’ future at the University, Buccino added “the university is reviewing this matter to determine if actions taken in the context of his role as a faculty member at Rutgers may have violated that policy”.

We will be watching the progression of this investigation with keen interest. Any outcome that does not remove Chikandas from contact with students would be to allow an antisemite a respected position from which he could influence students with his virulent antisemitic views.

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German Left Party local chair calls his party leader a “sneaky Jew” on social media

Mekan Kolasinac, the Chairman of the German Left Party in the City of Saarlouis, has called an MP from his own party a “sneaky Jew” on Facebook.

Kolasinac called the head of the federal party,  Bernd Riexinger, a “sneaky Jew”. Describing Jews with pejoratives such as “sneaky” ties in with long-standing antisemitic canards; antisemites often accuse Jews of being duplicitous and manipulative, pulling the strings behind events. Kolasinac’s comment is not just an off-hand insult, but an expression of an insidious form of antisemitism.

Kolasinac admitted making the comment, but said that he regretted having done so, addressing his “Jewish friends” in the statement.

The Left Party is a populist left wing party that often takes an anti-Israel stance. In 2010, neo-Nazis praised members of the party, including MPs, who refused to stand for Shimon Peres. At least one MP from the Left Party, Christine Buchhloz, has supported terrorist organisations Hamas and Hezbollah as organs of “legitimate resistance”.

The post can be viewed below.

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Roger Walters again compares Israel to Nazi Germany, suggesting there may not be “harsher” regime in the world

Roger Walters, former front-man of Pink Floyd compared Israel to Nazi Germany in an hour-long live interview on Facebook. In the interview, hosted by Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement leader Omar Barghouti, he stated that there were no harsher regimes in the world. The musician went on to say that there was no point in having dialogue with Israelis and Israeli artists, and that Israel was headed towards being a “Pariah state.”

Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is antisemitic according to the Definition of Antisemitism, and such comparisons are usually invoked to give a hyperbolic account of the conflict and to deliberately upset Jews.

Waters admitted that when thinking about the situation in Israel he finds it, “hard not to go back to Goebbels,” the Nazi propaganda minister. Whilst we are not an organisation that engages in Israel advocacy, the sheer hyperbole of his comparison is such that it can scarcely be an honest mistake. Not only did the Nazi regime which Goebbels propagandise for, through a state-governed press, facilitate the mass extermination of Jews and other victimised groups, but Israel itself has a free press and a thriving democracy. As mentioned above, such comparisons often come across as being deliberately calculated to hurt and offend Jews. Waters went on to state that “[Israel’s] tactic is to tell the big lie as often as possible over and over and over again”, painting Israel as manipulative and dissembling, utilising a long-standing antisemitic canard.

Yet Walters’ comparison has yet another antisemitic undertone, as he says that this alleged propaganda had led to Americans “living in this constant state of Hasbara created by AIPAC and the Israeli lobby”. Not only is he accusing Israel of operating Nazi-like propaganda, but referring to the “Israeli lobby” leading to a “constant state of Hasbara” is unequivocally the language of contemporary antisemitic conspiracy theories, attributing to the Zionist movement an unrealistic amount of control. According to the definition of antisemitism, “using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis” is antisemitic. Some of the most established examples of classic antisemitism are canards involving Jews controlling the media or “controlling” non-Jews.

The former Pink Floyd member has become one of the most prominent voices over the past decade in the movement to boycott Israel, and his comparisons are by no means new. In 2013 for example, Waters once again compared Israel and its Rabbinate to the Nazis, purporting that in [Israelite] eyes, non-Jews are “sub-human” and that the, “parallels with what went on in 30’s in Germany are…crushingly obvious.” Yet his antIsemitic tendencies have gone beyond words: once again in 2013 Waters dressed as a Nazi in one of his concerts; kitted with a slick leather jacket, red arm-band, and an MP40 Schmeisser– the iconic Nazi machine gun. As if the message wasn’t clear enough, the audience found itself orbited by a balloon in the shape of a pig and stamped with a Star-of-David. A clear testament to Waters’ rhetorical genius: why be covert, when you can be overt?

In a stint of greater irony, when asked about other regimes, Waters noted that he was “very concerned about Ukraine,” but rushed to add that he did not want to “demonize the Russians”. One can only wonder why he expressed no similar concerns about demonizing eight and a half million citizens of Israel. He ponders that he is “not sure there are any much harsher regimes around the world, actually, if you look at it”, somehow ignoring the widespread oppression that occurs even in the rest of the Middle East, let alone in North Korea. It is hard to imagine how such a wild distortion could not be motivated by malice. According to the Definition of Antisemitism, “applying double standards by requiring of Israel a behaviour not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation” is antisemitic.


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Former Democrat Congresswoman spreads antisemitic conspiracy on her Facebook

Cynthia McKinney, a former Democratic Party Congresswoman for Georgia who was elected five times before being defeated at a Primary in 2002, has posted an antisemitic conspiracy theory on her Facebook.

McKinney has made antisemitic statements in the past, blaming “Zionists” for “kicking [her]…out of Congress” and has ties to antisemitic groups.

In the Facebook post, McKinney urges her followers to “wake up” before peddling a conspiracy theory about international finance which singles out Jewish individuals as pulling the strings behind the control of world banking. She linked to an article on the website Global Research.

However, perhaps more worryingly, she included her own image (below) which depicts an Octopus bearing the Star of David enveloping the White House. IN the backgrond is an image of Barack Obama speaking at AIPAC, the pro-Israel pressure group, and the tentacles have the names of various Jewish groups such as the ADL on them. This is a typical antisemitic conspiracy theory. Such conspiracy theories have been common as a form of antisemitism for well over 100 years, but contemporary incarnations often attempt to evade the accusation of Antisemitism by making the target “Zionism”, or by referring to financial institutions or wealthy Jewish individuals as a proxy. In this way, they refer to the traditional target, Jews worldwide, merely through association and innuendo. However, identifying several Jewish groups in the image she shared makes McKinney’s antisemitism far more obvious than that in the article she shared.

The Octopus itself is a classic antisemitic image, which was used by the Nazis and many others.

According to the Definition of Antisemitism, “using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis” is antisemitic.

In the comments several of her supporters, some with profiles bearing the flag of Terrorist organisation Hezbollah, delighted in the post, However, many who had previously supported her called her out on her antisemitism.

McKinney left the Democratic Party in 2006, but ran for the Green Party in the 2008 Presidential Election.

The full text of her post reads as follows:

“Hey folks, wake up! Free Yo Mind and the rest will follow: Ten banks control all twelve Federal Reserve Bank branches. N.M. Rothschild of London, Rothschild Bank of Berlin, Warburg Bank of Hamburg, Warburg Bank of Amsterdam, Lehman Brothers of New York, Lazard Brothers of Paris, Kuhn Loeb Bank of New York, Israel Moses Seif Bank of Italy, Goldman Sachs of New York and JP Morgan Chase Bank of New York. William Rockefeller, Paul Warburg, Jacob Schiff and James Stillman own large shares of the Fed as individual”


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Hague politician calls group of Israeli students “future child killers”

Abdoe Khoulani, a politician in an Islamic Interest Party in the Hague, Netherlands, has attracted criticism for antisemitic comments made about Israeli students.

The students were visiting another Party’s Parliamentary faction. Reacting to the visit on his Facebook, Khoulani described the students as “future child killers and Zionist terrorists in the making”.

Whilst he insisted that the accusations of antisemitism made towards him were “defamatory” and that he was merely “talking about Zionism”, according to the Definition of Antisemitism, “using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis” is antisemitic. Clearly, accusing Israeli students of being future child killers constitutes a barely-updated modern form of blood libel and is inherently antisemitic.

The CJO, a federation of Jewish communal bodies in the country, described Khoulani as a “man of criminal opinions” and condemned his post.

Khoulani is also facing legal action for politician Anneke Brons over misogynistic comments he allegedly made about her.


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Jewish students in Austria seeking legal action against student leaders who mocked Holocaust

Benjamin Hess, President of the Union of Jewish Austrian University Students, the main representative group for Jewish students in Austria, has revealed that the organisation will be seeking legal action after two secret groups were revealed to have contained worrying antisemitic rhetoric.

The Facebook group “FVJUS Men’s Collective” and the Whatsapp group “Badass warlords” both contained antisemitism. They included pictures of a pile of ashes captioned “Leaked Anne Frank nudes!” and a picture of Hitler with the caption “Hey. I just met you and this is crazy, but here’s your number…So Auschwitz, maybe?”

There is also a picture of Hitler with the caption “you can’t be racist if there is no other race”, clearly making light of the attempts to exterminate non-“Aryans”.

A gallery of some of the content, which also includes misogynistic and Islamophobic rhetoric, can be viewed here.

Benjamin Hess said that the content should be “prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law”.

Most worryingly, many of the group’s participants were student leaders, notably student leaders of the Conservative Austrian People’s Party at the University of Vienna, where Hess is a student. The CAPP are a centre-right party in Austria, but many of the nation’s future leaders will come through the ranks of the University of Vienna.

Following student elections, Hess said that he was “shocked” that the people in question had not lost their seats as a result of their bigoted discourse. Despite a demonstration involving 200 people, the University of Vienna seems to have taken no serious action against the culprits. It is however very encouraging to see people turn out to show solidarity with Jewish students.

Hess commented that “this scandal goes beyond just the students, because it is known that participation in the students’ union and the Conservative student party is the first step to a larger career. These people go on to be the country’s leaders”.

Whilst the content in the group may have been made without malicious intent, it demonstrates a lack of concern for rising antisemitism and the experiences of Jewish and other minority students. More worrying is the failure of the University to take disciplinary action and the re-election of the students involved, both of which communicate to all involved that antisemitism is an acceptable part of academic life.




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Facebook’s official policy is not to remove Holocaust denial in all but four countries

Facebook is actively permitting Holocaust denial to appear on its website, having an active policy of removing it in only four countries, a policy which is taught to content moderators.

The social media giant has had an extremely mixed record in dealing with antisemitism, frequently refusing to remove antisemitic conspiracy theories, blood libels and Nazi propaganda, and even incitement to “kill all Jews“. However, documents leaked by the Guardian show the extent of the company’s failure to deal with antisemitism. The documents are from a training manual which is used to instruct Facebook’s content moderators.

In the documents, Facebook allegedly cites the risk of being blocked by particular countries as their main reason for blocking the content. Despite Holocaust denial being illegal in 14 countries, Facebook only removes it in the four countries (France, Germany, Austria and Israel) they worry will actively pursue them for not doing so.

Facebook’s policy is that they “will only block” Holocaust denial if it is reported from one the four aforementioned countries.

Whilst a general concern for free speech is of course important, Facebook risks legitimising Holocaust denial by only removing it in 4 countries. There is already a huge antisemitism problem on social media generally, both from the far right, the far left, and from Islamists, and they seem to increasingly have complete liberty to spread their views to impressionable people, often without sanction from Facebook. However, the fact that what was previously apparently just a general failure to deal with antisemitism seems to have developed into an active policy, an extremely worrying precedent, which we hope Facebook will address.


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Principal forced to apologise after Jewish students targeted with antisemitic social media posts at Missouri High School

The Principal of Parkway Central High School in Missouri has written a letter to parents after students of the school were found to have been hosting antisemitic content on their Facebook pages.

Jewish students told the press that they felt hurt, angry, and personally attacked, with some of the posts being targeted against individual Jewish students. However, the exact nature of the antisemitic posts has been kept from the media, so we are unable to report on exactly what is said or just how serious the incident is.

The Principal Tim McCarthy said that the posts were “unacceptable and antithetical to the values we share as a school community”. He contacted the Anti-Defamation League who have been communicating with the school since the incident, which occurred last week.

Both of the two Parkway Central students who were involved have written apologies, but there has been no mention of formal punishment. There were also posts from people outside the School, and it is unknown what action will be taken against them.

The Principal’s full letter to parents can be read below:

PCH Community,

Regretfully, I am sending this email to share with you information regarding an incident that transpired within the Central High community via social media last week.  As some may already know, two Central High students posted anti-Semitic images and messages on social media.  The posts were viewed by a significant number of Central High students, causing many students to feel offended, outraged, hurt, and, for some, targeted.  The posts are unacceptable and antithetical to the values we share as a school community.  Thankfully, several students brought the posts to the attention of school administrators, which allowed us to address the offensive posts directly with the students responsible and their parents.
Please know that your student’s safety, both physical and emotional, is always our priority.  As a school, we have addressed the incident with both students and their parents; each student, I believe, has accepted responsibility for the harm they have caused.  In an effort to repair that harm, each student sent to me a letter of apology and asked that I communicate to you their sincere remorse.  As you deem appropriate as a parent, please consider talking with your student about the incident, as well as the apology offered by both students.  We will continue to talk with students in the building to monitor the situation as we move forward.  If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
From my perspective, an incident such as this is upsetting on multiple levels.  Yet, as is so often the case in difficult situations, I was reassured by the positive actions of so many of our students.  A countless number of Central High students recognized the posts were wrong and many followed up with an adult in the school to let us know what was happening and to share their feelings of concern and hurt.  The commitment our students demonstrated to treating people with respect and dignity, as well as their expectation to be treated with that same respect and dignity by others, starts at home and we deeply appreciate your work as parents.  As a school community, we will continue our work of creating a culture and climate that reflects these values.
Tim McCarthy
Principal, PCH”
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“Anti-Zionist” students call Israelis “rodents”, tell a Jewish student to “go back to Palestine”

Members of Students for Justice in Palestine attending a multicultural event at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology intentionally covered up the sole Israeli flag with an Algerian one.

When they went to their Facebook page to brag about the incident, they allegedly referred to Israeli Jews as “rodents”. Describing Jews as vermin was a mainstay of Nazi propaganda, which frequently depicted Jews as rodents. According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, “using the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism (e.g. claims of Jews killing Jesus or blood libel) to characterise Israel or Israelis” is antisemitic.

A Jewish student was then told to “go back to Palestine”. Given that these people are actively campaigning against Israel, telling a Jew to “go back to Palestine” seems bizarre, but it is antisemitic nonetheless.

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Right wing Swedish Democrat Party may expel members for “Camp Auschwitz” flag

The right wing Swedish Democrats Party has expelled two local politicians after they shared a photograph of a man brandishing a “Camp Auschwitz” flag.

Monica and Peter Evertson, a married couple, represent the small town of Sävsjö.

Monica shared the photograph of the man, who the couple apparently camped with, on her Facebook page.

There were a string of racist comments on the image, in which commenters joked about a “negro” stealing one’s wallet. At one point a commenter said “Everything becomes so much worse when a negro is involved”, to which Monica replied “too right”.

Party Press representative Henrik Vinge said The local party organisation has been requested to invite these people to leave the party. If this call is not heeded, the issue will be brought up in the party’s membership committee on Monday. This procedure could lead to people getting their membership cancelled”.

However, firmer action would be ideal, when the couple seem to have revelled in meeting someone who was mocking the Holocaust, jovially posting about it on Facebook.


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Muslim Public Affairs Committee founder writes “Zionists taught society to hate Muslims”, supports antisemitism of Malaysian ex-PM

Ashgar Bukhari, a founding member of the Muslim Public Affairs Committee, who reportedly resigned from the organisation in September 2015, has recently defended the former Prime Minister of Malaysia, Mahathir Mohamad, after he was given a dressing down by fellow Muslim Mehdi Hasan on the topic of several antisemitic comments he had made.

Mahathir Mohamed had said that “the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them”. He wrote in 2012 that he was “glad to be labelled as antisemitic” and described sympathy with Jewish victims of the Holocaust as “wasted and misplaced”.

Astonishly, Bukhari defended the comments, bizzarely suggesting that the “whole argument revolved around the…use of the word Jew”, which he contended could either be used positively or negatively. This is clearly factually incorrect, and a brazen misreading of the conversation. Hasan contended that Jews should not be collectively held responsible for Israel, and described the comments as antisemitic.

Saying that sympathy for victims of the Holocaust is “wasted and misplaced” is not a disagreement over the usage of the word “Jew”, but is a shameless attempt to delegitimise the irrefutable historical facts of the Holocaust and to dehumanise its victims. Indeed, when read alongside statements, which he refused to retract in the interview, that Jews “rule the world by proxy”, such a comment could easily be taken as him expressing the view that the Holocaust was somehow justified. Yet Ashgar Bukhari says that it is “wrong to call the Former Prime Minister of Malaysia antisemitic”.

Similarly, claims that Jews control world affairs are antisemitic according to the International Definition of Antisemitism which states that it is antisemitic to make “mendacious, dehumanising, demonising, or stereotypical allegations about Jews as such or the power of Jews as collective — such as, especially but not exclusively, the myth about a world Jewish conspiracy or of Jews controlling the media, economy, government or other societal institutions”. The claim that Jews “get others to fight and die for them” is particularly pernicious, and borders on blood libel, as well as suggesting a belief that Jews cause many of the world’s wars, a belief that Campaign Against Antisemitism research found to be held by 26% of British Muslims. These are not comments a Muslim community figurehead in the UK should be defending.

When researching this, we discovered that Bukhari had announced his resignation from MPAC in a Facebook post on September 11th 2015. In the post, he wrote that Muslims send money abroad to help war torn Islamic countries “never realising that the bombs only fell because the Government and Zionists taught society to hate Muslims right here”. According to the International Definition of Antisemitism, it is antisemitic to use “the symbols and images associated with classic antisemitism”, amongst which the canard of Jews controlling world affairs could be considered, to speak about Zionists. This is an example of a leader in the Muslim community, who even styles himself as a “reformer”, using his last act as a figurehead of a Muslim communal organisation to spread an antisemitic canard, providing Muslims in the UK with an easy scapegoat for their problems, and the actions of Western governments.

Bukhari has been no stranger to antisemitism. Several years ago he was forced to repudiate David Irving, the British Holocaust denier, to whom he had sent £6000, which he claims he did under the belief that he was merely an “anti-Zionist” who had been smeared as something much worse. He also famously accused Mossad of breaking into his house and stealing one of his shoes and claimed that “any Muslim who fights and dies against Israel and dies is a martyr and will be granted paradise”. Despite this, he has been allowed to speak for British Muslims on numerous occasions, both in his capacity as a founder of MPAC UK and independently, including appearances on BBC News, The James O’Brien Show, LBC, Sky News and The Big Questions.


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‘Anonymous’ collective promotes conspiracies about Jewish ‘control’ of banks and the ‘synagogue of Satan’

Anonymous, the ‘hacktivist’ collective, has shared a number of anti-Semitic articles online this month, including accusing Ashkenazi Jews of being ‘Satanic’ and conspiracies about global financial and political institutions by a network of wealthy Jews.

The Facebook page of the group, whose supporters are known for wearing Guy Fawkes masks, shared an article, ‘The History of the House of Rothschild’ (15 December), claiming that the Rothschild family has ‘been in control of the world for a very long time, their tentacles reaching into many aspects of our daily lives’. The article goes on to allege that ‘the leader of the Ashkenazi Jews in the world today is the Rothschild family’, repeating the racist claim that Ashkenazi Jews (those of European descent) are not ‘real’ Jews and lie about their identity:

“You will find that approximately 90% of people in the world today who call themselves Jews are actually Khazars, or as they like to be known, Ashkenazi Jews.“

The “Khazarian hypothesis” has been repeatedly debunked by genetic studies, and is a common tool used by antisemites to attempt to deny Jewish people their collective identity as a united people. Its inclusion here clearly demonstrates that whilst the authors may focus largely on one Jewish family, this in fact constitutes an attack on the Jewish people as a whole.

The article also refers to ‘so-called persecution of the Jews’ and even makes the bizarre claim that the following verse from the Book of Revelations was written about Ashkenazi Jews:

“I know thy works, and tribulation and poverty, (but thou art rich) and I know the blasphemy of them which say they are Jews, and are not, but are the synagogue of Satan.”

A few days later (18 December), Anonymous’ Facebook page shared an article entitled ‘Complete list of all Rothschild owned and controlled banks’, promoting conspiracy theories about the Rothschild family being the ‘most powerful bloodline on Earth’ which ‘controls everything’, including a list of over 160 banks. The article also accuses the Rothschilds of being ‘behind all wars since Napoleon’:

“So, the world is still at war because it is very, very profitable to the Rothschilds and their parasite bankster bloodlines.’

“The House of Rothschild is really at the top of the pyramid of power. They are behind the New World Order and the complete domination of the world agenda. They are behind the European Union and the Euro and they are behind the idea of a North American Union and the Amero. They are controlling all of the world’s secret services and their private army is NATO.”

Reference to the Rothschild family is a common form of ‘dog whistle’ anti-Semitism, invoking age-old myths about Jewish global domination of the political and financial systems through the use of coded language. More recently, it has been recycled by some left-wing activists, ranging from 9-11 ‘truthers’ and the Occupy movement, to the British Green Party.

Source: Anonymous ‘Complete list of all Rothschild owned and controlled banks’, ‘The History of the House of Rothschild’.

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French Embassy reinstates “Hitler didn’t finish the job” employee

The French embassy in Tunisia has allowed a worker to resume their duties after antisemitic comments were posted on their Facebook page.

Selim Dakhlaoui was suspended in August after comments surfaced that had been made in his name.

These comments included “Hitler didn’t finish the job”, said in the context of a discussion about Israel. He also allegedly posted “Soon it will be the end of Israel” with a missile emoji and “Go to hell, Israel”.

He later claimed that his account had been compromised. The JTA has just revealed that he was reinstated after an investigation.

Online antisemitism is absolutely rampant, and Dakhlaoui’s claim that his account has been compromised will seem like a get out of jail free card to Jewish communities in France, and the tiny number left in Tunisia, who are unlikely to be convinced by such a defence.

The CRIF, which represents Jewish communities in France, commented on the initial allegations: “This is a hateful comment, just like the ones we see too often on social media…except this one was authored by an employee of the embassy of France in Tunisia. We anxiously await their reaction!”

We cannot help but think that many Jewish communities will be saddened and disappointed, albeit not necessarily surprised by such a reaction. Employers and states must start to find ways to deal with online antisemitism of this sort, as unless they do so, almost anyone will be able to avoid disciplinary action simply by denying authorship of a post on their own account.

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Facebook says “gas this shriveled up Jewish piece shit” doesn’t violate its Community Standards

Facebook has refused to remove a comment from an Alt Right page which called for George Soros to be gassed.

The comment on a page called Disdain for Plebs, which though right wing, is not itself an antisemitic page, reads:

“Gas this shriveled up Jewish piece of shit. If he really misses Uncle Adolf, he would love getting shoved in an oven, and later made into soap”.

85 people (so far) liked the comment.

When the comment was reported, Facebook said that it did not violate its community standards. The comment was made by a man called “John Holloway”, but we know nothing about the individual minus his name.

Soros, who is Jewish, is a controversial figure in the Jewish community for his support of pro-Palestinian causes. Nonetheless, calling for a Jew to be gassed in blatant reference to the Holocaust is antisemitic.

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Conspiracy theorist calls Angelina Jolie “Zio-Mafia Witch”, says Jews want to “enslave the goyim”

A Facebook user has posted a disturbing antisemitic rant in which he accuses celebrity Angelina Jolie of being a “Zio-Mafia Witch”.

In an All Caps tirade, Philip E Taylor wrote that a “Rothschilds/AIPAC Zio-Mafia fake wars to create refugees”.

He accuses Jews of using Hollywood to “create the idols then their United Nations to uses them to sell bull shit to destroy Europe and America”.

He also says that “Jews keep themselves separate as a psychopathic state of mass murders and apartheid” continuing that Jews want to divide the rest of the world with “civil wars” and “mixed propagandized races to destroy non-Jews and enslave the goyim”.

Whilst the general content is an exaggerated, yet essentially familiar form of antisemitic conspiracy theory, it is worth noting that the refence to “mixed propagandized races” indicates that this is someone espousing far right views. In White Nationalist circles, the claim that Jews promote “race mixing”, as they often put it, is a common one, and Zionism is set against an alleged Jewish attempt to dilute other forms of Nationalism and national identity.

So far, over 80 people have reacted to the post.

His Facebook is littered with similar posts, such as blaming Jews for upheaval in Libya, and, of course, blaming “Jewish neo-cons” for creating ISIS.

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Palestine activist implies another Holocaust is coming, spouts blood libel

Mamal Tamimi, a member of the Palestinian  Tamimi family renown for their anti -Israel protests is shown to use social media to express highly inflammatory  anti-semitic messages and images in an article from Israellycool dated 16th September 2016.

“Much has already been written about her support for terror against Israel. But what is perhaps less known is that she is an out-and-out Jew hater”, states Aussie Dave.

His article contains examples of Mamal Tamimi’s postings which demonise Israelis, are wholly offensive against Jews in the context of the Holocaust,  describing Zionists as “zionazis”; contains highly defamatory age-old anti-semitic prejudices  including blood libel and child killings. She is also shown to express denial of Jewish identity against Ashkenazi Jews; and espouses false claims which deny Jewish heritage to Israel and specifically to Temple Mount, and advocates killing Zionists.

One image she shared of the Grand Mufti and Hitler said, regarding the former’s support for the Holocaust, that Netanyahu should “b carful”, implying that another Holocaust is going to happen. She also shared an image which claimed that the “real Holocaust” was happening in Palestine; such a claim borders on Holocaust denial, as the sheer difference in deaths in the Arab-Israeli conflict and the Holocaust, and the fact that the Arab-Israeli conflict has been an armed conflict in which Israel has frequently been called upon to defend itself means that no meaningful comparison can be drawn between them.

Another image she shared was a cartoon of a Nazi beating a creature with a whip. The creature was depicted wearing a kippah, with peyot and with stereotypical “Jewish” features.

She has also shared an image purporting to show a quote from Menechem Begin in which he describes the Jews as the “master race”. Claims that Jews believe they are superior to other have been a common theme in antisemitism throughout the ages, yet are used almost entirely to incite hatred against Jewish people and their beliefs.

One picture she shared shows Haredi Jews searching through large dustbins. She captions it “Zionists searching for their history in Palestine”, clearly showing that when she speaks of “Zionists”, she is really just speaking about Jews.

She has written of “vampire Zionists…drinking Palestinian bloods” – a shameless rehashing of age-old blood libel.

Aussie Dave reports that the Tamimi family include teenager Shirley Temper , whose real name is Ahed Tamimi , renown for her anti-Israeli online videos. He claims that Mamal Tamimi is also involved in the Tamimi Press, which he describes as an anti-Israeli propaganda outlet owned by Ahed Tamimi’s father Bassem Tamimi, and  supported by some sections of the mainstream media, and smaller media like AMZ Productions of Oregon. This content demonstrates how easily anti-Zionist rhetoric can feed into pure, unadulterated antisemitism.




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Anti-Israel Church exhibit attracts virulent antisemitism

The Hinde Street Methodist Church, which is located in central London, received strong condemnation from the local Jewish community for re-creating an Israeli checkpoint in their chapel for a five day exhibit that was entitled, “You cannot pass today: Life through a dividing wall”.

Organized by church lay preacher, Katharine Fox, the exhibit is a part of the World Week For Peace in Palestine and Israel that was held from September 19-23. The display was set up to show how the checkpoints negatively impact the lives of Palestinians. Photographs and personal accounts of the Palestinians were included in the exhibit.

The exhibit has stirred antisemitic sentiments, both at the exhibit itself and online. One comment in the guest book reads “IDF soldiers are the scum of the earth! They are disgusting filthy animals and need to be burned alive”. Dehumanising Jews and calling for them to be burned alive is antisemitic, regardless of any political differences one may have with them.

On the Facebook page for the exhibit, antisemitism ran wild. One commenter writes “They are called …”Jews with a conscience” as opposed to the murderous thugs you are defending! You guys make Hitler look lie a saint by comparison!”. Comparing Israel to Nazi Germany is defined as antisemitic in the EUMC definition of antisemitism.

Another writes “Isrealhell kills children. The Zionist owned media rarely shows us. Thank you Hinde St Methodist Church. I hope more churches follow your lead!”. Accusing Israel plainly of killing children, with no qualification, amounts to blood libel. Similarly, speaking of a “Zionist owned media” plays into antisemitic canards of Jewish control over the media.

Other comments attempted to make out Zionists to be “not true Jews”, claiming to one man who said he was embarrassed to be a Methodist that “It sounds like your friends are Zionists, and not true Jews”, linking to a video of Neturei Karta, who make up a tiny minority of Jews worldwide. Manipulating debate to make only those Jews who agree with one’s position out to be the “true Jews” is antisemitic, as it is an attempt to silence dissent from Jews and brand some “good” or “true” and others as ‘false’ or somehow ‘bad’.

One commenter accused a critic of the exhibition of supporting “illegal organ harvesting, genocide, infanticide, holocaust”, claims which also amount to a modern day blood libel.

Yet another ranted “Zionism is simply a Mafia outfit. They hide behind the good name of judaism, the word anti semitic though they are not semitic people. Zionism and israel are the same as the Mafia and Italy. Bullies, tyrant, criminals, thieves, murderers, rapists and sadists but of the very worst type that humanity has ever witnessed. To pledge allegiance to such an evil entity is to spit in the face of every poor innocent jew who died in the holocaust and every poor little arab child who died as a result of such evil peoples actions”. Firstly, using the term “Mafia outfit” makes Zionism sound like a sinister, underground conspiracy, and thus appears to be playing on antisemitic conspiracy theories. Claiming that Zionists are “not semitic people” also attempts to deny Jewish Zioists of their identity. Finally, claiming that it is an insult to the victims of the Holocaust to become a Zionist is an outrageous comment not least for the fact that many Jews would have been justified in believing there could be no future for Jews in Europe after such an event. If anything, the Holocaust demonstrated to many Jews the need for Jews to live freely in an independent state, where they would not be subject to the whims and at the mercy of the ruling population. He later commented “Who are the Jews? Certainly not related to the israelites and with any ancestral claim to that land. At least the Palestines were living there at the time they were evicted amongst the very worst genocide”, this despite the fact that all Jews share more in common with one another than they do with surrounding populations. Once again, such comments are a cynical attempt to deprive Jews of their history, identity and peoplehood. Similarly, one woman writes “look what the world actually means, what a semite actually is. Hint: It’s not Israelis”. She also accused Israel of creating ISIS: “true, I agree with you, Helen. ISIS has nothing to do with Muslim faith and everything to do with your illegal state’s creation”.

Mike Isaacs posted on The Times website, “Perhaps the Methodist church could also have an exhibition of body parts of Jews blown apart by Palestinian terrorists, or failing that, a photo gallery of those knifed in their beds, or rammed at bus stops.”

Rabbi Barry Marcus, of the Central Synagogue told The Times, “Why the hell is a church wasting its resources on fanning the flames of antisemitism?” As put forth by the European Monitoring Centre, a key element of antisemitism is holding Israel to a different standard than other countries.

The display at the Hinde Street Method Church did not shine a spotlight on checkpoints at the borders of France, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Hungary or Turkey.

The London Jewish community expressed outrage that a Methodist church would challenge Israel’s right to provide security measures that protect its citizens from being murdered by Palestinian terrorists. Peter Rogol posted on The Times website, “They don’t want [Israeli citizens] to be blown up on their buses, hence the security arrangements.”

After talks with The Board of Deputies of British Jews, the church gave the Zionist Federation permission to pass out booklets which justify Israel’s right to self-defense.

Whilst the potentially one-sided presentation of the exhibit is not antisemitic, and criticism of the state of Israel similar to that levelled at other democratic states is also certainly legitimate, the way in which this exhibit has singled Israel out seems to have played into the hands of those anti-Zionists who routinely allow their rhetoric to slip into unadulterated antisemitism. It is thus indicative in the need for balance and sensitivity to other perspectives when discussing such issues.

All the comments can be viewed here, including many not mentioned in the article.

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Facebook allows vile “How to pick up Jewish chicks” Holocaust meme

Facebook has drawn criticism for “enabling vicious Jew hatred” after failing to remove a disgusting post titled “how to pick up Jewish chicks”.

The post featured an image of a shovel and a pile of ashes, a reference to the systematic extermination of the European Jewry during the Holocaust, along with the line. Such ‘jokes’ normalise the Holocaust and turn the most traumatic point in Jewish history, and in the estimation of many the single lowest point in human history, into something to be consumer and laughed at on social media.

The post was ‘liked’ by over 21,000 people and had over 32,000 comments. It was also shared by many.

Despite Facebook claiming that it is committed to “removing hate speech” in its community standards, when the post was reported, Facebook allowed it.

Dvir Abramovich, chairman of the B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission called the image “disturbing” and said that “Facebook should not be a hot-house and a cesspool of racism, xenophobia and bigotry, and should not allow its platform to be used by bigots to disseminate and propagate their toxic and hateful invective”.

If the thousands of comments, many were reportedly antisemitic in nature.

We recently covered a story in which Facebook allowed a post that called explicitly for the genocide of Jews.

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Labour refuses to discipline councillor who shared antisemitic video

Birmingham Councillor Zafar Iqbal Said apologised for sharing an antisemitic video produced by Klu Klux Klan leader, David Duke on his Facebook account;  reports Jonathan Walker in the online Birmingham Mail on 21 September 2016. Said is reported to have denied any acknowledgment of how the video got posted and shared on his Facebook page. Walker states that the video entitled “CNN , Goldman Sachs and the Zio Matrix”,  was accompanied by the posting; ..”this video reveals how the Zionist Matrix of Power controls Media, Politics and Banking” , which may have appeared automatically with the video posting.

The term “Zio” has caused much controversy, after having been branded as antisemitic following its routine use against Jewish students. Its use here in a video espousing a classical example of a “Protocols of the Elders of Zion”-type conspiracy theory, which is blatantly antisemitic in its suggestion of Jewish or “Zionist” control over banking, demonstrates unambigiously that the term is used to defame and humiliate Jews. According to the EUMC definition of antisemitism, it is antisemitic to use conspiracy theories previously targeted towards Jews and instead simply shift the blame onto Israel, or in this case “Zionism”.

Said was reportedly appointed Justice of Peace in Solihull Magistrates Court in 2007 and awarded  an MBE in 2008 for services to education and  the community. He  is quoted as saying there is no place for anti-semitism in Labour or society and that he will continue to work with groups in Birmingham of different faiths against racism and prejudice. The  article cites a West Midlands Labour spokesman who said Labour takes all allegations of antisemitism seriously and will investigate any such evidence and take relevant action.

However, the Jewish Chronicle has reported that no action will be taken by the Labour Party against Said. A spokesmen said:

“Councillor Iqbal has apologised, we accept his explanation of what happened and we have reminded him of his responsibilities as a Labour councillor.”

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Labour candidate dismisses community’s fear of antisemitism as a “witch hunt”

Noah Tucker, who is a prominent figure within the Haringey  branch of Momentum, has dismissed fears of antisemitism as a “witch hunt” in a Facebook group.

Momentum is a far left faction in the party which is closely linked to Corbyn.

In a July Facebook he condemned the series of suspensions of members for antisemitism and called for all the suspensions to be lifted.

His post claims that the antisemitism row has been the result of the right of the Labour Party trying to undermine Corbyn, as well as Zionist groups in Israel, in an attempt to “shut down” debate on the Middle East.

Rabbi David Mason commented on Tucker’s nomination “While enjoying a positive and growing relationship with our local Labour council and MP, many of my members would be worried about the sentiments supported here by Mr Tucker. One would hope that he would consider on election the views of the many Jewish constituents of Haringey and their worries regarding Momentum’s problematic view of Israel and the Jewish community”.

An Anonymous activity stated: “These views are becoming increasingly commonplace in Tottenham Labour Party. As the Chakrabati inquiry makes clear these views have no place in the party. The selection of this gentleman is deeply upsetting. It is giving legitimacy to hostility to the Jewish Community and gives it .the official stamp of the Labour Party”.




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“Anti-Zionist” Facebook page blames Israel for ISIS, denies Holocaust

A Facebook page called “Israel is a war criminal” has posted antisemitic content.

The “anti-Zionist” page is fierce in its criticism of Israel, yet at certain points slips into outright antisemitism.

For example, it has blamed Israel for ISIS, an antisemitic conspiracy theory which is increasingly common. The post implies that Israel is using ISIS to attack Muslims, a claim which borders on blood libel.

In another post it suggests that Gaza is the “real Holocaust”. The effect of such a statement is essentially to deny the Holocaust, given that the number of casualties in the Arab-Israel conflict is infinitesimal compared to the number of Jews slaughtered in the Holocaust. It is also defined as antisemitic to compare Israel to Nazi Germany in such a way, according to the EUMC definition of antisemitism.

The comments are also extremely worrying. Many of them involve antisemitic images such as a shrouded figure marked with a Star of David holding the globe in bloodied hands, and a picture of a Haredi Jew with a Palestinian child being held by the neck in one hand and a menorah in the other.

They have also shared a post with the debunked claimed that Israel intentionally cut off water supply to Palestinian areas. Some commentators have seen this as a modern iteration of medieval blood libels.






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Facebook allows “kill all Jews” post on wall of Canadian Professor

Facebook has ruled that an image calling explicitly for the genocide of all Jews is acceptable according to its community standard.

An image featuring a white man placing a Charedi Jew in a chokehold, accompanied by an antisemitic tract which incites genocide, was deemed acceptable when it was reported by B’nai Brith Canada.

B’nai Brith Canada reported the image, which was ruled acceptable within two hours, when it was alerted to it having been posted on the Facebook page of Canadian Academic Professor Anthony Hall, who is a Holocaust denier.

The text on the image reads:

“There never was a ‘Holocaust’, but there should have been and, rest assured, there WILL be, as you serpentine kikes richly deserve one. I will not rest until every single filthy, parasitic kike is rounded up and slaughtered like the vermin that they are. The white man has had more than enough of the international Jewry and we are more than prepared to smite the parasite for the millionth time. The greedy, hook-nosed kikes knows that their days are numbered and, unlike in the past, they have nowhere to run. This time there will be no kikes alive  to spread around the planet like cockroaches. We will get them ALL into the oven and their putrid memory will finally be erased from the planet once and for all. Like all parasite, the Jew will continue to reproduce until every single last one has been wiped out. This is why it is crucial that all kikes are ruthlessly and mercilessly butchered for the good of us all. KILL ALL JEWS NOW! EVERY LAST ONE!”

After B’nai Brith Canada’s coverage, the image appears to have been taken down, but it is unclear whether Facebook have changed their minds or whether the author of the post wanted to avoid a public backlash and removed it himself.

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Jews were “to blame” for the Holocaust, says video shared by Czech MP

An MP in the Czech Republic, Stanislav Huml, has shared a Holocaust denial on his Facebook page.

Huml describes the video as “brutal and [politically] incorrect” but “inspiring”, and says that it runs contrary to the supposed “ethnomasochism” of Western nations, which he sees as overburdened with guilt.

The video describes the Holocaust as “alleged” and call on Europe to “stop apologizing” for the Holocaust.

Shockingly, the video says that the Jews were “to blame” for the Holocaust.

The video appears to suggest that Elie Wiesel was never help in a concentration camp.

The YouTube Channel from which Huml shared the video also has videos that promote what it sees as the “healthy lifestyle” of the Third Reich.

When confronted about the post, Huml says that he “does not concern himself with those details” and that “the video has an actual basis in history extending back to the 15th century”.


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Official at Islamic University calls for “final solution”

A senior administrator at the Islamic University in Lecce, Italy, has called for a “final solution”

On his Facebook page, Raphael Villani wrote “there needs to be a final solution for Zionists” and that “the real Jews are the victims of Zionists”.

The Israeli Embassy in Italy discovered the comments, which have since been removed.

Calling for a final solution, the language used by the Nazis to describe the systematic extermination of the European Jewry, is clearly antisemitic, and is also a possibly a case of incitement. His assertion that Zionists are not “real Jews” contradicts many surveys and polls which show that large proportions of religious Jews identify as Zionists. It is thus a tool used to strip Jews who disagree with his position of their voice and their identities, attempting to portray the minority of Jews who agree with his position as “real” Jews, and the rest as not.

Given that in America, as an example, 90% of Orthodox Jews, 88% of Conservative Jews, and 70% of Reform Jews count themselves as Zionists, calling for a “final solution for Zionists” is nothing short of advocating genocide.



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‘Anonymous’ video attempts to redefine antisemitism as “anti-racism”

A video which purportedly originated with the ill-defined group Anonymous attempts to redefine antisemitism, construing it as an opposition to alleged favour shown towards Jews.

The video was shared by a page called “no racism no war”, and has been shared hundreds of times from that source.

It starts from the assumption that no race should be given special privileges, yet complains that the U.S. Department of State website lists special envoys for Holocaust issues and for combating antisemitism, as well as a special advisor for Holocaust issues and “one page dedicated to the definition of antisemitism”. The video draws attention to what is perceived as a similar issue with the European Commission, which has “combatting antisemitism” as a distinct category of issues pertaining to racism and xenophobia. A conclusion drawn from this is that “there must be more to antisemitism” than just being a certain type of racism.

In an attempt to establish what is different about antisemitism, the maker of the video appeals to two definitions of the word “Semitism”.  Referring to Merriam-Webster dictionary, he describes Semitism as a “policy or predisposition favourable to Jews”. However, in doing so the creator deliberately blurs out the other definitions, “a :  Semitic character or qualities” and “b :  a characteristic feature of a Semitic language occurring in another language”. The speaker nonetheless concludes that Semitism is “a kind of favouritism towards Jews” and that what is described as antisemitism is mere opposition to this. The speaker also references Arabs also being a Semitic people, in an attempt to demonstrate that the connotation of hatred of Jews is inaccurate.

Firstly, such a conclusion is clearly dishonest; it evades the common-sense meaning of antisemitism in favour of constructing a new meaning from one use of the word ‘semitism’, whilst both ignoring and outright obscuring the more obvious and common connotations of the word. Secondly, it deliberately ignores and attempts to minimalise the actual meaning of the term ‘antisemitism’ as it is used. Antisemitism as a term originates in nineteenth-century Germany, where it was employed as opposed to the older term “Jew hatred” as authors developed a concept of hatred of Jews which, although strongly linked to the phenomenon of religious antisemitism, was a distinct, total concept that viewed the Jews as an inferior race. Nonetheless, today antisemitism unambiguously refers to prejudice towards Jews which manifests in various forms. The attempt to obscure the true meaning of antisemitism and pose a new definition is itself antisemitic, as it minimises the real prejudice, marginalisation and violence which Jewish people face at an alarming frequency. Finally, in insinuating that when Jews make complaints of antisemitism, that they are really complaining about anti-racist activities is extremely demonizing towards Jews.

Attempting to link this new ‘definition’ of antisemitism to slavery and racism, the speaker refers to the curse of Canaan, in which Noah curses his son Ham and grandson Canaan, claiming that within Jewish thought, Shem’s descendants (the Semitic peoples) are “basically regarded nobler than other peoples, and are to be served and respected”. The definition of antisemitism states that “stereotypical allegations about Jews” are anti-Semitic; insinuating that Jews have an elitist attitude and demand to be “served and respected” above others clearly fits this description. Linking this to slavery involves the assertion that black people are descended from Ham. This is despite the fact that this interpretation of the ‘Sons of Ham’ gathered much of its momentum in 7th century through Christian and Islamic writings and never appears in any Hebrew Biblical canon. However, this line of reasoning leads to the attempt to suggest heavy Jewish involvement in the slave trade, allegedly motivated by the belief that “Ham’s descendants must be enslaved eternally”. Theorists such as David Goldenberg have examined the case for “Rabbinic racism” and found that any justification for this rests on a “mass of incompetent misreadings and misunderstandings”, whereas a closer examination finds “positive perception of Blacks running throughout the rabbinic corpus”. Similarly, the insinuation that Jews were heavily involved in the Atlantic slave trade is a tactic which has been debunked and described as antisemitic by, among others, the American Historical Association.

Finally, the video goes beyond the suggestion that religious Jews found justification for slavery from their religion by describing “Semitism” as the “true culprit” for racism and slavery. The definition of antisemitism states that it is antisemitic to “blame Jews for why things go wrong”. It also suggests that “this way of thinking” is “interwoven” with the government, clearly playing on the antisemitic canard of Jewish control over politics.

One of the last images in the video proclaims “anti-semitism=anti-racism”, which disturbingly appears to provide a justification for antisemitic acts as ‘anti-racist’ activity.

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SNP Activist Sidelined Over Antisemitic Posts

A dispute about antisemitism broke out after an SNP party activist had been discovered sharing offensive anti-Israel material

According to The Scotsman the dispute involves Amjed Hussain who has been pictured with Nicola Sturgeon and other leading SNP figures at the party’s manifesto launch. He also has been campaigning with Nationalist candidates and parliamentarians, but most concerning is that he is a Facebook friend of several government ministers.

Many were therefore angered by what Mr Hussain was sharing and the SNP instructed its campaign teams to ensure Mr Hussain was no longer part of the election after his online activity was discovered.

Mr Hussain shared a photo, which stated “Israel has no history – only a criminal record”. He also shared a video claiming that the 11 September, 2001 terrorist attacks were an operation carried out by Mossad, the Israel national intelligence agency. Another post shared by Mr Hussain linked Islamic State to Israel stated, “ISIS is the only terrorist organisation that will travel 2,000 miles to attack Brussels, but can’t travel 52 miles to attack Israel – because the dog does not bite its own tail.”

Such conspiracy theories involving the Jewish state are a form of paranoid antisemitism that is similar to the 20th Century conspiracies that Jews were behind the First World War for their own gain.

Mr Hussain is a party activist but not a Party member, yet this did not stop him campaigning with prominent politicians. In April he was campaigning with Alyn Smith MEP, Jim Eadie, the candidate for the Edinburgh Southern seat, and the Catalan foreign minister Raul Romeva.

Criticism came from the co-founder of Glasgow Friends of Israel who said, “I have seen some pretty grotesque material from him plus quite a few photographs of him with prominent people from the SNP… I find the two together quite disturbing.” Also the Conservative politician Murdo Fraser stated, “This is quite clearly antisemitic. Why the party would want to be associated with highly offensive individuals is a mystery.”
The SNP issued a response, “Mr Hussain is not an SNP member. These views are not acceptable, and certainly don’t reflect those of the SNP, and we have instructed local campaign teams to ensure this individual takes no further part in the election campaign.”

Mr Hussain seemed completely unrepentant, “I want people to have a discussion. I am questioning things.” He also claimed, “They are somebody else’s posts. I am just sharing them.”

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Rampant Facebook antisemitism after Brussels attacks

After terror attacks hit Brussels on 22nd March, Facebook became the venue for widespread antisemitic publications. Profiles of individuals, groups, organisations, and movements aggressively posted polemics against Jews.

While it is typical for conflicts in the Middle East and acts of international terrorism to evoke a vigorous outpouring of antisemitic media (cartoons, photos, comments, etc), there were a few particularly notable posts made recently that are particularly appropriate considering the current high holiday.

One supporter of Italy’s radical right, who defines himself as Kapò at Ferramonti of Tarsi (also know as Ferramonti, an Italian internment camp established by Benito Mussolini in 1940 for political dissidents and ethnic minorities, which housed over 3,800 Jews in the far south), posted, “The Brussels attacks get interpreted as a conspiracy and as a blood ritual practiced by the Jews to ‘propitiate’ the coming Passover holiday.”

The small neo-Nazi party of Lombardy, NSAB-MLNS (NationalSozialistische Arbeiter Bewegung — Movimento di Lavoratori NazionalSocialista), calling themselves the Workers’ National Socialist Movement, published a photo of graffiti that claims, “Terrorism has no religion, it only has financiers: Paris and Brussels are farces of a Jewish system.”

NSAB-MLNS also preaches ideas such as, “Europe is White—fight with us to safeguard your identity!” and “Life is a fight—who doesn’t fight, dies.” This group supports the Waffen SS and denies the Holocaust.

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London Labour fundraiser thinks Israel is behind ISIS and supports Naz Shah

David Watson is the fundraising coordinator for Walthamstow Labour’s Executive Committee, but he has also been revealed to hold very disturbing views.

Watson’s Facebook posts suggest that he believes that Israel is mimicking the Nazis, that the Jewish state is secretly behind ISIS and that disgraced Labour MP Naz Shah did nothing wrong, even after she admitted having posted antisemitic material online.

He has been photographed with Jeremy Corbyn, Sadiq Khan, Ken Livingston, Tom Watson and John McDonnell, raising fresh concerns over whether Labour vets its members.


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Bradford Councillor connected to disgraced Naz Shah tweets Nazi propaganda

Campaign Against Antisemitism investigators have discovered a tweet by Bradford Councillor Ishtiaq Ahmed in which he reposts a link to the notorious antisemitic Nazi propaganda film, The Eternal Jew. Councillor Ahmed has a working relationship with disgraced Labour MP, Naz Shah and is employed by a charity which Shah chaired. It was yesterday revealed that Shah had posted opinions and links which proposed the “relocation” of the entire population of the Jewish state, as well as a comment about the “Jewish question”.

Councillor Ahmed was originally a Councillor for George Galloway’s Respect Party in Bradford’s Manningham Ward. In 2013, Respect suspended him and he remained in office as an independent councillor. He is stepping down at May’s Bradford Council elections. He has said that he has rejoined the Labour Party and is backing Labour’s candidate for Manningham Ward, Sarfraz Nazir.

Councillor Ahmed tweeted a link to Nazi film, “The Eternal Jew” on 10th May, 2014. The film was commissioned by Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels with the purpose of winning public support for antisemitic violence. The opening segment, posted by Councillor Ahmed from the “HitlerMyFührer” Youtube channel, begins “One of the most illuminating customs of the Jews’ so-called religion, is the slaughter of animals…” He has also posted an Israel conspiracy theory video alleging that Israel is behind the Islamic State and caused the Iraq War.

Councillor Ahmed is employed by the Sharing Voices charity, which Labour MP Naz Shah chaired. Shah yesterday stood down as private secretary to Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell after it was revealed she had been posting opinions and articles offensive to many Jewish people. The CEO of the charity is Labour Councillor, Mohammed Shabbir, who has also been accused of antisemitic social media posts.

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Labour defends “Jewish question” MP playing pivotal role in antisemitism inquiry

Social media posts from 2014 by Labour MP Naz Shah have been discovered proposing that the Jewish state should be “relocated” to America, suggesting that she would “tweet Barack Obama and David Cameron and put this idea to them”. In August 2014 Shah tweeted a link to an article claiming that Zionism used “religious symbolism…to groom other modernised men and women of Jewish descent to exert political influence at the highest levels of public office by using the guilt of the pogroms and offered a solution to the ‘Jewish Question’ in Europe.” In July 2014, she posted a link on Facebook to a newspaper poll asking whether Israel had committed war crimes in Gaza, commenting: “The Jews are rallying to the poll.”

Naz Shah currently sits as one of only 11MPs on the Home Affairs Committee about to launch an inquiry into antisemitism, despite openly and publicly expressing these views.

Earlier this month Naz Shah alleged in a letter to the Prime Minister that Abdul Zaman, the deputy chairman of the Bradford Conservative Association, had made antisemitic comments in a public speech made in the Mirpuri dialect.

Shah shot to prominence int he Labour Party when she beat George Galloway in the last General Election.

In response, the Labour Party has issued a statement from Naz Shah saying: “This post from two years ago was made before I was an MP, does not reflect my views and I apologise for any offence it has caused.”


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UK Labour Party suspends member who said Holocaust is used as “financial racket”

The Labour Party has suspended a party member who called the Holocaust a “financial racket” and “a useful political tool”. John McAuliffe, a self-described “foreign affairs heavyweight” who is believed to be based in Dublin, was suspended after posting on his Facebook page: “The Holocaust has been the most useful political tool of the Zionist government in Israel to establish a financial racket in the West, whereby Israel receives an unlimited sum for the duration of its existence. The large level of poverty in Israel among Holocaust survivors shows they don’t care about the emotional impact they are trying to generate. It is about money and military technology. This further paints a clearer picture of the divide between Zionism and Judaism, and their incompatibility.”

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Greater Manchester Police officer keeps job after Hitler post

Police constable Shahid Shah has won a fight to keep his job after being caught out posting an image of the Israeli Prime Minister superimposed on Adolf Hitler. “Drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis” is explicitly specified as antisemitic according to the definition of antisemitism used by the UK College of Policing.

Shah apologised and admitted that he had breached professional standards, but his lawyer, Julian King, successfully argued that he should merely receive a formal written warning and take part in diversity and social media training.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Shah posted the image during a debate on Facebook in a private group for police officers. The image superimposed an image of Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu on a picture of Hitler pointing at a map with Nazi colleagues. The debate apparently turned antisemitic, with one officer commenting to ask whether the “execution of six million Jews is OK too?”

Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan told the disciplinary hearing: “He did cause offence to members of the Jewish community, failed to show initially that he accepted what he had done was wrong and showed he had failed to learn lessons from a previous warning about what he had posted on Facebook.” The hearing also heard that Shah “only apologised when he was interviewed” about the post.

Shah responded: “If this has caused people upset, I’m sorry. It was never my intention to offend, only to prompt debate about the situation in Gaza. I saw innocent women and children being killed and wounded and I wanted people to think long and hard about the situation.”

Shah’s lawyer told the hearing that the Professional Standards Branch of Greater Manchester Police had initially recommended the PC should face misconduct rather rather gross misconduct proceedings, which would have meant that he could not be dismissed, however Assistant Chief Constable Shewan overruled the decision and instigated gross misconduct proceedings which could result in dismissal.

The chair of the hearing panel said that Shah had made an “early admission, apologised in his interview and accepted it was an error of judgment.”

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Hamas music video calls for bus bombings to “roast” Jewish flesh

A new video released by Hamas urges Palestinians to “blow the roof off of the bus” and chants in the chorus “Gird yourself, oh most honourable of men, with an explosive belt, because nothing will satisfy the intifada except blowing up buses.” The video shows actors dressed as orthodox Jews waiting for a bus, then shows the bombed out remains of a bus with men dancing in front of it.

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Antisemitic social media posts celebrate adoption of boycott motion in Quebec

Last week the Student Society of McGill University in Montreal Québec voted to boycott Israel. Within an hour of the vote, antisemitic posts and messages appeared on social media.

800 members of the university’s 30,000 students took part in the SSMU vote to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

Simon Paranski, a student at the university stated, “Within an hour of the BDS vote passing, there were posts on social media about Zionist Jew-boys and insulting people of the Jewish faith,” said Paranski.

“People reached out to us that they were personally harassed, verbally harassed on the street after the votes. Some people were on the phone with their parents that they were upset, and people hurled insults at them. It was really scary because it happened so quickly, and it was such a huge escalation.”

Vice president of the Centre for Israel and Jewish affairs, Luciano Del Negro, said they have been in touch with some students, “It is not a resolution on campus which changes absolutely anything and what we feared has come to pass. How is it that Jewish students have been insulted, disparaged, have been made to feel unsafe on campus,” he said.

On Thursday McGill University issued a statement “It is important for a university community to be built on mutually respectful dialogue. Students can report abuse or violations of their student rights to their faculty’s disciplinary officer. All complaints are taken seriously and investigated. We have not received any complaints related to this matter so far.”

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American rockstar Ted Nugent posts antisemitic conspiracy on Facebook

Rock musician Ted Nugent has posted an antisemitic image on Facebook showing photographs of Jewish legislators and leaders who support gun control, labelling each photo with Israeli flags including comments such as “Jew York City mayor Mikey Bloomberg”. The image is titled: “Who is really behind gun control”

In a comment on the image, Nugent wrote: “Know these punks. They hate freedom, they hate good over evil, they would deny us the basic human right to self defense & to KEEP & BEAR ARMS while many of them have tax paid hired ARMED security!”

The Anti-Defamation League responded: “Making the outrageous suggestion that Jews are behind gun control, is nothing short of conspiratorial antisemitism. Regardless of one’s views on gun control, this kind of scapegoating of an entire religious group is completely unacceptable and completely divorced from reality.”

Source: Time

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Dutch Deputy Prime Minister stops interacting on social media due to antisemitism

In a Facebook post entitled “Disrespectful dog”, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher has admitted that he now stays off social media due to antisemitism.

Asscher’s great-grandfather, Abraham Asscher, was a member of the Jewish council set up by the Nazis to control Dutch Jews ahead of their extermination in death camps. Though he is not Jewish, Asscher said that “my Jewish last name is a plausible explanation for my behaviour and attitude”.

Asscher said: “I often no longer react to people who approach me on social media,” suggesting that social media users show their posts to their mothers or daughters first, saying: “If they also think it’s a good idea, go ahead and post.”

Source: Times of Israel

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Australian White Student Union declares “We will consider it a success when Jewish people no longer exist”

Facebook has removed “The Macquarie University White Student Union Page”,  after it was reported by the Executive Council of Australian Jewry for antisemitic comments, including: “We will consider it a success when Jewish people no longer exist and all that remains is a vibrant, multicultural and diverse populace.”

In December, the Facebook group’s administrator posted a photo of Israeli tennis player Dudi Sela holding an Israeli flag at the Australian Open, writing: “The flag is racist…How dare he fly it so proudly in Australia, a country which stands for diversity, tolerance and vibrancy.”

The White Student Union is not officially registered with Macquarie University and a spokesperson from the university said: “It has been created by a third-party community group, and is not affiliated with or endorsed by Macquarie University.”

Source: JP Updates

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German far-right candidate promotes slew of antisemitic conspiracy myths

A board member of the German, right-wing, populist party AfD (Alternative for Germanyhas been exposed as sharing antisemitic propaganda for several years over Facebook. 

Peter Schmalenbach, who sits on the party’s board in Neuwied, is the AfD candidate for state election later this year, but it has emerged that he shared conspiracy theories and antisemitic memes which include:

  • A status update from January of this year, where Schmalenbach writes, “Merkel will not back down [on immigration]. She was put into power by the occupiers, with help from the media and continues to be supported and propped up by that mischpoke today. That bunch have their own rules and regulations and do not abide by German law.” Mischpoke is a Yiddish word, meaning family or group of people, and is rarely used in Germany today.
  • A fabricated quotation by Henry Kissinger, credited as a “Zionist and former US foreign secretary”, stating, “We shall destroy the White race with multiculturalism, as they are too intelligent and therefore a threat to us.”
  • A cartoon suggesting Islamic terrorism is under the covert control of the USA and Jews. This is presumably a promotion of the emerging far-right conspiracy theory that terrorism is an American and Jewish invention designed to encourage Jews to emigrate to Israel and drive Muslims into Europe, thus destroying the supposed racial purity of the continent.
  • An image suggesting Barack Obama’s swearing in as US president, was an in-joke to a slew of prominent politicians and former presidents, all under the control of Israel.

Source: Friedensdemo-Watch

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“Jews are infidels and must be killed in a humane manner” not hate speech, according to Facebook

German politician Ismail Tipi shared a screenshot on Wednesday, showing Facebook’s woefully inadequate response to his flagging of another user’s antisemitic, genocidal hate speech.

Tipi flagged a status update by a Facebook user that stated in German: “Jews are infidels and, if needs be, must be killed in a humane manner. Regrettably, they shall spend the afterlife in the depths of hell. The same applies to Christians and members of all faiths except Islam.”

Tipi flagged the status update as containing hate speech. He received a response from Facebook advising the content did not violate their community standards.

Source: Ismail Tipi

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German national radio claims Hamas “cannot be antisemitic”

Deutschlandfunk, part of Deutschlandradio, Germany’s national, public broadcasting institution, published an article yesterday stating that Hamas (which has a decisive majority in the Palestinian Authority legislature) was “almost” antisemtic.

Hamas’ charter calls for the destruction of Jews and is therefore genocidal in its antisemitism, stating: “Hamas has been looking forward to implement Allah’s promise whatever time it might take. The prophet, prayer and peace be upon him, said:The time will not come until Muslims will fight the Jews (and kill them); until the Jews hide behind rocks and trees, which will cry: O Muslim! there is a Jew hiding behind me, come on and kill him!”

Following a public outcry, Deutschlandfunk published a ‘clarification’ on their Facebook page, where they stated that the use of the term “antisemitism” to describe Jew-hatred is not representative of its original use. They go on to remark, “Arabs themselves are Semites and therefore can hardly be antisemitic themselves. This includes Hamas. But many Arabs, including Hamas supporters, do not refer to ‘the Israelis’ but rather ‘the Jews’ (Al Yehud), as it was Jews who came to Palestine as Zionists [sic]…Thus Arab delegitimisation and contempt towards Israelis is linguistically ‘almost’ identical to the Nazis’ antisemitism. But only ‘almost’. We apologise that this has lead to misunderstandings.”

Muddying Jew-hatred, by disingenuously claiming the term “antisemitism” must refer to opposition to those from the Semitic region, is a long-established method of denying Jews the ability to voice opposition to those who are persecuting them.

Sources: DeutschlandfunkWikipedia, Article Seven of the Hamas Charter

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Youth branch of the Swiss Socialist Democrat party publishes antisemitic cartoon

Reports have emerged of an antisemitic cartoon published by JUSO (Young Socialists of Switzerland), a youth branch of the Socialist Democrat Party of Switzerland.

The cartoon, published on the organisation’s Facebook page, shows Johann Schneider-Ammann, the Swiss president and minister of commerce, being forced to feed a stereotypical Shylock character, complete with locks, Orthodox Jewish dress and large, protruding nose. The president is saying “And one for the international financial lobby!” as he feeds the Shylock figure, while a small child goes ignored and hungry. The cartoon is entitled “The federal council [Swiss government] like its verdict,” implying the Swiss government is under control of a Jewish lobby.

Accusations that Jews control world financial and political systems are popular and powerful antisemtic canards.

JUSO’s Facebook page has over 6,000 followers. The group has since removed the cartoon and published an apology, stating their regret that the cartoon “is open to an interpretation that does not reflect the core values of JUSO” and that it was not their intention to perpetuate antisemitism.

Sources: The New Antisemite, Watson

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Far-right Hungarian politician decries film board funding for Golden Globe winning Holocaust drama

Hungarian far-right politician Előd Novák has claimed that funding from a Hungarian film board for the Golden Globe winning Holocaust drama Son of Saul is evidence that the “Holocaust industry” is flourishing. Many antisemites claim that Jews fabricated or exaggerated the Holocaust so that they could ‘cash in’ on war reparations and other benefits, and they call this the “Holocaust industry”.

Novák posted the comment on Facebook in response to a post by Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán congratulating the makers of Son of Saul, who are Hungarian, on winning the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film. Novák is deputy chairman of Hungary’s Jobbik party, which holds a fifth of the seats in the country’s National Assembly. The party is widely considered to be an antisemitic neo-Nazi nationalist movement.

Son of Saul’s success at the Golden Globes precipitated an outpouring of antisemitism in Hungary.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen

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Facebook conceals antisemitic pages from Israelis but shows them everywhere else

Using VPN technology which allows internet users to access the internet as though they were in another country of their choice, the Israelly Cool blog has revealed that Facebook is blocking Israelis from seeing antisemitic content on the social network, but allowing users from elsewhere in the world to access it.

This perpetrates the double crime of knowing that antisemitic content exists and allowing it to remain, whilst also trying to prevent the targets of antisemitism from reporting or stopping antisemites.

For example, a Facebook page entitled “Jewish ritual murder” which exists to spread the libel that Jews murder non-Jewish children and use their blood in rituals is not accessible from Israel, but works just fine elsewhere in the world.

Source: Israelly Cool

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South African singer songwriter exposed as prolific antisemite

Singer songwriter Loyiso Matana Ka-Zikhali, from Durban South Africa, has been exposed as a prolific antisemite by Spotlighting SA. According to the organisation, the musician, whose real name is Loyiso Fareed Matana, has been discovered posting a stream of antisemitic abuse on Facebook, including:

  • “Indeed Zionist Jews are a cancer to the world”.
  • “A law written by kike Jews judges) in South Africa supreme law”.
  • “Cost of living in Western Cape is very expensive the Jews own it”.
  • “Zionist Jews have mastered this art of (blackmagic)“.
  • “The native the agenda of the Jew is to control the currency and economy”.
  • “The agenda of Jews is ‘world domination’”.
  • “Jews had to make a plan for Jesus to vanish”.

Source: Spotlighting SA

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France’s prestigious Sciences Po expels a student for antisemitism

Amira Jumaa, a third-year student at Sciences Po University in Paris, interning at the French Embassy in New York, wrote to a Jew on Facebook that her country, Kuwait, could “buy you and your parents and put you in ovens.” The story was originally circulated on social media by the group Inglourious Basterds, which caused Sciences Po to end her embassy internship and to suspend her from the university. Now she has been permanently expelled. This is the first time that a student has been expelled from Sciences Po for disciplinary reasons.

Source: i24

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Outpouring of antisemitism in Hungary after Hungarian Holocaust drama wins Golden Globe

Following the award of the Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film to Hungarian Holocaust drama Son of Saul yesterday, Hungary has witnessed an outpouring of antisemitism.

Hungary’s largest online newspaper, Indexpublished some of the worst examples. It includes a flood of comments denying the Holocaust and also blaming the Hungarian Prime Minister for congratulating the film’s creators, claiming that he is obeying Jewish commands.

The newspaper’s journalists also witnessed antisemitic discourse about the film in public, including people questioning the truth of Holocaust.

Source: Fórum az antiszemitizmus ellen/Index

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Hungarian man sentenced to 400 days in prison or large fine for Facebook “Holohoax” post

The district court in Esztergom, Hungary, has sentenced a man to 400 days in prison or an Ft800,000 (£1,865 or $2,735) fine for denying the Holocaust on social media. He will be taken into custody if he does not pay the fine.

Facebook user “Norbert J”, of Dömös, near Budapest, had posted an interview with rabbi Slomó Köves and beneath it he commented “Holohoax”. He apologised for his behaviour in a letter in which he claimed that he acted in anger after reading an article on the “Holocaust industry”.

The sentence was aggravated by the fact that the man has previous convictions, and the man had reportedly published several other pieces of antisemitic content on his Facebook timeline.

Source: Hungary Today

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Berlin neo-Nazi group posts antisemitic New Year message

RIAS have reported that a small, Berlin-based, neo-Nazi group has been active on Facebook recently, under the name “Berlin Autonomous Nationalists” (Autonome Nationalisten Berlin).

On New Year’s Eve the group posted a status update entitled “Guten Rutsch – NEIN Danke! meaning “Happy New Year – NO Thanks!”in reference to the customary “Guten Rutsch” New Year greeting in Germany and Austria.

The neo-Nazi group states at length that it is a “disgrace” that this phrase is being used in Germany to convey well wishes, as the expression “has Jewish origins and nothing to do with German culture” and its use must “finally be put a stop to”.

The theory that the phrase “Guten Rutsch” stems from the Jewish New Year festival of Rosh Hashanah is widely debunked.

Source: Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus

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South African education employee caught making antisemitic Facebook posts

According to Spotlighting South Africa, a government education employee from Pietermaritzburg is a prolific antisemite. A report by Spotlighting claimed that Cassim Mahomed Jasat has commented on other people’s Facebook posts saying: “Lies lies lies. U Jews are full of it. They one lot of herpes filled motherf***ers.”

Another comment, directed at a Jewish Facebook user allegedly said: “F*** u David. Necklacing is back. U no match for it.” Necklacing is a form of execution and torture which involves forcing a rubber tire filled with petrol around a victim’s chest and arms, and setting it alight. The victim can take up to twenty minutes to die, in excruciating pain. The practice is believed to have originated in South Africa.

A third comment attributed to Jasat threatened another Facebook user: “One night in a gas chamber for u.”

Source: Spotlighting, Wikipedia

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South African lawyer calls for extermination of “all the ‘Jews’ everywhere who support Israel”

A South African lawyer has reportedly called for Jews to be exterminated in hate-filled, genocidal anti-Jewish social media posts.

Jansen is reported to have posted remarks including, “Bloody Israelis should be exterminated along with all the ‘Jews’ everywhere who support Israel by action or silence,” and, “I have a new hobby – Zio [Zionist] hunting. They are easy to track on the internet.”

Jansen’s alleged statements are in violation of South Africa’s Promotion of Equality and Prevention of Unfair Discrimination Act.

Source: Spotlighting

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Viral media website using antisemitic conspiracy theory to generate clicks

FML Gone Viral, a website which circulates viral social media links, is using a vile antisemitic conspiracy theory to generate clicks. The website, which makes its money by displaying advertisements alongside its content, has been spreading a fictional dialogue between Adolf Hitler and a soldier which alleges that Hitler was trying to save “negroes” who are the “true Hebrews”. According to the story, “white jews knows that the negros are the real children of Israel. And to keep Americas secret, the jews will blackmail America.  The jews will extort America Their plan for world domination wont work if the negros knew who they were.”

The fictional story has been viewed by almost 100,000 people and comments appearing at the bottom of the page show that while some readers were incredulous, the story has garnered fierce support from internet users who believe that Jews are in fact masquerading as Jews to disenfranchise black people, and that Hitler was trying to save black people from the hegemony of the ‘false’ white Jews.

Those who did not believe the story were invariably told by believers to do some “research”. For example Felix Dickinson commented: “…lol come on now. Is that why he was adamant black people couldn’t be in his Olympics? Is that why the US was not even going to enter the war until pearl harbor? Honestly this is the dumbest thing I’ve read in a while”, but was answered by Christopher Shepherd who replied: “He didn’t want my people to take part in it because he knew it was wrong we were a holy people do you know what holy means it means separate meaning that if we were still separate then we wouldn’t of wanted no part of useless Olympics but since the synagogue of satan stole us and brought us to our brothers and sisters massive stolen land that is called America today then we learned the white mans ways and being a part of the Olympics is one of them”.

The FML Gone Viral website is registered to Sandi Chang of Ontario, Canada, whose telephone number is listed as +1 647 261 6448 and whose e-mail address is listed as [email protected].

The full antisemitic story is as follows:

Hitler said even in his death he will start World War 3. One of his soliders asked how? Hitler replied….

Hitler said even in his death he will start World War 3.

One of his soldiers asked how?

Hitler replied, “The day mankind finds out what I was trying to defend this nation, Germany, from then thats the day World War 3 will start. For on that day, mankind will learn that I was trying to save my Nation from The Free Masons, the Illuminati, the jews. For if the Americans wins the war, then they will conquer the world and forever be a slave to the jews and they will try to conquer God. Do you know who America has in its possession?

“NO,” the solider replied.

The Americans has the jewels of God. The Americans have stolen God’s precious jewels.
“What do you mean his precious jewels?” THE SOLIDER asked.

Hitler said, “America has stolen the jews. The Jews of God. His jewelry. The negros. They are the true hebrews. What a foolish move and a direct challenge to God. And they plan on moving these false white jews into a state of Israel.

America is desperate in its attempt to win this war using atom bombs on Japan. America will destroy the whole world in its attempt to conquer it.

When America and its jewish slave masters conquer the world and the world realize I was right, then all nations will begin a third world war to dethrone America of its rule. Every nation will soon possess atom bombs of their own. It will be the end of most of the world as we know it.

“Why will the jews control America?” the solider asked

Hitler said, “because the white jews knows that the negros are the real children of Israel. And to keep Americas secret, the jews will blackmail America. The jews will extort America Their plan for world domination wont work if the negros knew who they were. The white citizens of America will be terrified to know that all this time they’ve been mistreating and discriminating and lynching the childen of Israel. They will fear God will destroy them as he destroyed Egypt for doing the same thing. So the elite, the Illuminati keeps this a secret at all cost.

After I die, I will one day cause World War 3 just by this message which will be like planting a seed in people minds until it sprouts once they nurture that seed and seek more truth and learn Hitler was right. I did the world a favor by killing the false jews before they designated a false state of Israel.

But I fear I have failed. The world will fall into the hands of Satan.

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Below is a graphic shared by one of the people commenting in support of the theory:

Source: Reported to Everyday Antisemitism

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Man calls for gas chambers to “clean” Jewish members from New York school board

In a dispute between town officials and the large local Jewish community in East Ramapo, one Facebook user has resorted to calling for the use of gas chambers.

The dispute centres on the local Jewish community’s actions on the education board, which have met with fierce opposition by activists who have even resorted to threats and intimidation. School board member Yonah Rothman condemned the behaviour of activists who “want only more chaos and endless conflict with the Jewish community” in an open letter printed by the Rockland County Times.

In the comments section beneath the letter, Facebook user Edward Branca wrote: “The East Ramapo School Board needs a massive cleaning up. The Board’s members should be escorted to a shower room and given a good group shower. That would solve the East Ramapo problem once and for all.” When asked by another user whether the comment was “a veiled attempt to ask for gas chambers,” Branca simply replied: “Yes”.

Source: CFCA/Rockland County Times

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UCLA student calls Jews “Crazy ass f***ing troglodyte albino monsters of cultural destruction”

UCLA has condemned a post by one of its students who posted an antisemitic rant on the Facebook page of Jewish actress Mayim Bialik, herself a UCLA alumna, after she wrote about her pride in being Jewish and Zionist. The student’s comment said:

If you’re of Euro ancestry and you were born in the Americas, you are still a white immigrant, the way you call us brown people immigrants and aliens in our own damn space. YOU people invades our space and used your bogus gods to justify taking land that was never yours. I don’t know how that’s different from what’s happening in Palestine — you come into their land, crying persecution and diminished numbers, and instead of returning to your own homes in Poland, Germany and Russia, your people chose to invade another culture’s homeland, invoking your bulls*** sacred pacts with your gods and massacring an entire culture unless they bend to your will. GTFOH with all your Zionist bullshit. Crazy ass f***ing troglodyte albino monsters of cultural destruction

UCLA has condemned the comment but will not punish the student.

Source: Inside Higher Ed

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“F*** your Hanukkah and f*** your family” — Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg receives slew of antisemitic abuse following Jewish holiday post

Facebook’s founder, Mark Zuckerberg, received a slew of antisemitic hatred online when he posted a picture of his dog, Beast, dressed in a kippah and tallit, Jewish garments, for the Jewish festival of Chanukah.

Many of the insults, directed at Zuckerberg and the State of Israel, are stereotypical blood libels, or centre around money. They include statements such as “F*** Isreal” [sic], “Go to hell, you and baby killers. A message to all Israeli [sic] (F*** you)”, “Mark for the sake of money you got crazy. For your advirtisement [sic] your fame you [sic] gone mad mark this is not fair you just throw urine on faces of of [sic] poor Palestinians you just need your lie fame [sic]”, “F*** your hanukah [sic] and fu k yoyr [sic] family”.

Many Jews feel the treatment Zuckerberg received reflects the antisemitic abuse they regularly encounter online.

Three days after receiving the tirade of antisemitism, Mark Zuckerberg updated his status with a post directed at Facebook’s Muslim users. He wrote that, “As a Jew, my parents taught me that we must stand up against attacks on all communities. I want to add my voice in support of Muslims in our community and around the world,” adding that Muslim users should expect Facebook to “fight to protect your rights and create a peaceful and safe environment for you.”

Zuckerberg has declined to extend this sentiment to Facebook’s Jewish users. In the United States of America, where Facebook is headquartered, antisemitic hate crime makes up, by far, the biggest percentage of religiously biased crime, with 59% of attacks targeted at Jews. The second largest group of victims of such hate crimes are Muslims, at 14%, followed by ‘other’ at 12% and Catholics at 6%.

Sources: CFCA, The VergeForward

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Muslim woman called “Jewish whore“, receives death threats after calling out antisemitism on Facebook

RIAS reports that a Berlin-based, Muslim woman received death threats via Facebook earlier this month after criticising an antisemitic remark that appeared in the group “Ich liebe Ausländer Lounge” (“I Love Foreigners Lounge”).

One threat read, “Listen you little Jewish whore, what are you thinking attacking […] you Zionist slut you should be gassed like Hitler did you worthless piece of trash. Your whole Jewish generation should be gassed you have no honour you stinking stinking Jew.” [Punctuation as per original]

The woman, who often makes statements against antisemtism and salafism on her profile, told RIAS this is not the first time she has received threats.

Source: Recherche- und Informationsstelle Antisemitismus



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Facebook user Rizwan Latif believes Jews control the media, NATO, UN and politicians

A Facebook user calling himself Rizwan Latif, who says he lives in Cardiff, has commented on Facebook that Jews control the media, NATO, UN and politicians. Responding to a Facebook post claiming that the media and police were using the terrorist stabbing in Leytonstone, Greater London on Sunday to “falsely…promote the narrative of a Muslim enemy within our borders”, Latif commented: “Media and its Jooish agenda”. Latif added: “I will shout it from facebooks proverbial roof top. It’s the feckin jooz…Media and press owned and controlled by jooz. Check owners and editors. Mostly jooz Most of the American British and European politicians owned and controlled by jooz. All others are slaves of the banks. IMF etc Nato and UN serviced by jooz.”

Source: Facebook

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Palestinian UNRWA teachers continue to post incitement to violence against Jews with impunity

UNRWA employees are continuing to post antisemitic images calling for Jews to be stabbed, despite having been reprimanded for doing so by the agency.

A new report from the Geneva-based UN Watch highlights ten recent Facebook and Twitter posts by UNRWA (United Nations Relief and Works Agency) teachers celebrating the murder of Jews.

One from an UNRWA English teacher, and graduate of the agency’s ethics course, named Suad Khalil Remawi states that “the Zionists and the Jews are sons of monkeys and pigs”. Another teacher called Mazen Abo Hady posted a photo of a Palestinian ripping through an Israeli flag with a blood-soaked knife.

UN Watch executive director Hillel Neuer said the report’s purpose was to urge UNRWA to dismiss employees who engage in such incitement, and show the agency’s largest donors – the United States and the European Union – where their annual $1 billion is going.

“UNRWA’s reported temporary suspensions of offenders are clearly not working,” said Neuer. “Giving a slap on the wrist sends the message that it’s business as usual. Instead, those who incite to racism or murder should be fired, under a zero tolerance policy.”

Monday’s was the latest in a series of UN Watch reports on the matter, previous ones having led the UNRWA to state it would “take appropriate action, including disciplinary action, where violations by UNRWA staff members are established”.

UN Watch submitted the report to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, UNRWA chief Pierre Krähenbühl, EU foreign affairs commissioner Federica Mogherini and US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power.

Neuer added: “UNRWA’s strategy of impunity, denial and deflection only enables more incitement and violence. It’s time to put an end to the pattern and practice of UNRWA school principals, teachers and staff members posting antisemitic and terror-inciting images, a recurring theme that suggests a pathology of racism and violence within UNRWA, one that must be rooted out — and not buried, as UNRWA spokesman Chris Gunness has attempted to do by calling for boycotts of newspapers or of NGOs that dare to report these incidents of hate.”

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Florida Planning Committee member targeted for voting in favour of synagogue construction

A Boca Raton Planning and Zoning Committee member says he was targeted through social media and e-mail due to his vote in favour of a Synagogue and Jewish museum in East Boca Raton, Florida. The planned synagogue and Israel centre have reportedly been heavily opposed by local residents.


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Pegida discussion on Facebook claims Angela Merkel is Jewish and trying to “ruin” Germany

The North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) branch of the German movement Pegida (Patrioten gegen die Islamisierung des Abendlandes/Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) recently conducted a discussion on its Facebook page ‘confirming’ that Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, is Jewish.

The discussion was initiated by a user who asked, “How can we prove that Merkel is a Jew? How do we proceed???”, going on to demand that Merkel and “her whole crew” be arrested, for reasons unstated. The user went on to state that she intended to search the internet for Merkel’s birth certificate, in order to obtain the “next piece of evidence” of Merkel’s Jewishness.

Pegida NRW responded to the comment by stating, “Maybe you are hearing this news for the first time. But the majority of the population is already aware that Merkel had Jewish parents and that this woman’s parents weren’t quite right in the head.”

Pegida NRW went on to conclude in its response that “Merkel was definitely Hoenecker’s [Erich Honecker, leader of the German Democratic Republic (GDR), 1971-1989] last revenge against capitalism,” and that Merkel has been “striving to plunge Germany into ruin since the fall of the GDR.”

Pegida, is a German anti-Islamic political movement founded in Dresden, Germany in October 2014. It is widely criticised for being a far-right organisation. In January 2015, its Chair, Lutz Bachmann resigned after coming under fire for a number of Facebook posts classified as hate speech in Germany. Bachmann was reinstated the following month. Pegida has over 180,000 supporters on Facebook. Its demonstrations are reported to draw crowds of up to 25,000 people.

Sources: Vice, Wikipedia

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Greek politician suggests Jews emigrated from France because they had advance warning of Paris attacks

A former member of the right-wing Independent Greeks party has asked whether thousands of French Jews moved to Israel earlier this year because they had been told of last Friday’s terror attacks in advance.

On Saturday Panos Leliatsos posted on Facebook that 9,000 French Jews moved to Israel three months ago after being summoned by the Chief Rabbi of Jerusalem.

Leliatsos asked: “Does it tell you something?” (Greek: ‘σας λέει κάτι’), implying that they knew of a Jewish plot to stage the attacks and pin the blame on Muslims.

Leliatsos also posted a link to an article that actually undermined his argument: it explained that many French Jews made aliyah in the aftermath of January’s terror attack on Hypercacher, a kosher supermarket in Paris.

His comments came to light after being repeated on Greek right-wing conspiracy theory blog Anemos Anatropis.

Source: CFCA/The New Antisemite

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Russia Today correspondent posts claim that Russian airliner was downed by Israel on orders from Jewish oligarchs

Pepe Escobar, a Brazilian journalist for Russia Today and Asia Times has posted an antisemitic conspiracy theory on Facebook suggesting that the Russian airliner brought down over the Sinai peninsula on 31st October. The post alleges that Mossad downed the airliner on the orders of Jewish oligarchs in revenge for Russia stopping them from looting Russia and Ukraine.

Escobar posted:


Here’s what we know from Saudi intel.

For Saudi intel, Daesh in Egypt is American and Mossad-inspired, and an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood.

According to Saudi sources, they are very well trained and equipped. “Massive amounts of weapons” were handed over by the Americans.

And yet they pledged allegiance to “Caliph”, Ibrahim, a.k.a. Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.

Daesh, as we all know, proclaims is wish to liberate Mecca and Medina.

But not Jerusalem.

Enter the plot circulating silently among some very powerful trans-Atlantic business players.

Via a simple Bill Clinton trongulaton, they have come to a hit on the Metrojet perpetrated by Mossad.

Because Russia had to pay for breaking Jewish oligarchs financed by Lord Rothschild who were looting the country on a trillion dollar binge; and because Russia had to pay for moving against Jewish oligarchs in Ukraine.


Source: Adam Holland

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Charity trustee who made a video claiming “f***ing Jews” track Samsung smartphones and posted it on charity’s Facebook page allowed to stay on

A trustee of the Ghulam Mustafa Trust has been allowed to continue to run the charity by the Charity Commission, despite having made a home video with instructions to stop the “f***ing Jews” from “tracking every photo” on Samsung smartphones, which he posted on the charity’s Facebook page.

Following Campaign Against Antisemitism’s complaint to the Charity Commission, the Commission visited the Ghulam Mustafa Trust and established that it was indeed a trustee who had made and posted the video. In spite of the vile antisemitic myth proposed in the video, that Jews use secret microchips in Samsung smartphones to track users’ photographs, the Charity Commission merely demanded that the video be removed from Facebook and that the charity improve its bureaucracy by:

  • Adopting a social media policy;
  • Reviewing and removing any other offensive social media postings; and
  • Adopting a code of conduct for the charity’s trustees.

Nick Britnell, writing on behalf of the Charity Commission in an e-mail to the Campaign Against Antisemitism’s Chairman, said: “The Commission did establish that the video had been made by one of the trustees of the Charity… The Commission assessed the content of the video as ‘wholly unacceptable’”. Yet the Commission did not remove the trustee from his position on the charity, instead opting only to impose “remedial regulatory action”.

The Charity Commission will be amongst the beneficiaries of tough new counter-extremism powers proposed by the Prime Minister and Home Secretary, but Campaign Against Antisemitism has expressed concern that even existing powers are not being implemented. David Cameron has spoken about how “ideas based on conspiracy that Jews exercise malevolent power” contribute towards dangerous extremism.

Campaign Against Antisemitism has referred the Charity Commission’s decision to the Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, which has jurisdiction in this matter and is also discussing the incident with the police.

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UN worker calls Jews “the filthiest among mankind”

A Palestinian UN worker has called Jews “the filthiest among mankind” in a Facebook post. Reem Kasem posted various images advocating violence against Jews, including a post declaring “Your knife is freedom”.

Source: Elder of Ziyon

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Australian girl who stood up to antisemites faces barrage of Holocaust jokes

A Jewish student who asked antisemites to stop posting offensive material on Facebook was hit with an onslaught of ‘jokes’ about the Holocaust.

The Melbourne student, whose Facebook profile states she attends Bialik College, twice requested that fellow members of the Victorian Certificate of Education discussion page stop posting jokes and memes on the subject.

She said: “It’s really quite rude and offensive. Again, I don’t want to get s— for this post so please don’t comment offensive things and just think about what could offend people. Thanks.”

Many others among the group’s 42,000 members then posted a deluge of puns about gas chambers, comments telling her that “Jews really need to lighten up”, and a doctored image depicting Anne Frank and Hitler in bed.

Those attacking her attended public and private schools including Wantirna College and St Kevin’s College. Neither institution responded to the Herald Sun newspaper’s request for a comment.

“Hitler actually did a lot of good,” wrote a St Kevin’s student. “The autobahns, re-established Germany as a powerful force and got it out of a rut that it had been put into by treaty of Versailles and WWI. I mean obviously a s— bloke, but there were positives for Germany.”

A second Bialik College girl who opposed some comments was told to “relax, it’s just banter”.

Bialik College principal Jeremy Stowe-Lindner said students were strongly encouraged to speak up about injustice and he was heartened students had challenged “appalling bigotry”.

Image: Facebook

Source: CFCA/Daily Mail

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Austrian MP expelled from party after thanking antisemite for “taking the words right out of my mouth”

Facebook user Kehlmann Hans-Jörn wrote on Freedom Party of Austria MP Susanne Winter’s Facebook page: “The Zionist money Jews are the global problem. Europe, and in particular Germany, are now getting what they deserve from Zionist Jews, particularly rich Zionist Jews in the USA, for the century-long persecution of Jews in Europe. According to the Zionists, Europe, particularly Germany, should be cut off as economic competitors to the US.”

Winter responded: “It is great. You took the words right out of my mouth. There are a lot of things that I am not allowed to write. Therefore I’m even more pleased with courageous, independent people.”

After an outcry, Winter apparently deleted the comments and posted: “For me antisemitic ideas have always been repugnant and I don’t support these ideas… I apologise for letting the statements of this visitor to remain on my page instead of immediately deleting them. Yes, that was a mistake, but every person makes mistakes.”

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Palestinian President’s group posts cover of 1936 Nazi children’s book

Fatah, the Palestinian group of which Mahmoud Abbas is leader, has published on its Facebook page the cover of a Nazi children’s book entitled “Trust no fox on his green meadow, and trust no Jew on his oath”.

Photo: Palestinian Media Watch

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French consulate in New York dismisses intern who believes Jews are “dispersed rats”

An intern at the French consulate in New York has been dismissed after her online tirade against Jewish people came to light. Writing on Facebook, Amira Jumaa had said of the brutal stabbing of Jews in Israel: “Yes you Jews deserve these lessons,” continuing: “You don’t belong anywhere in this world — that‘s why you guys are scums and rats and discriminated against wherever you are.” When another Facebook user remonstrated with her, she retorted: “First of all you dispersed rat, I am not an immigrant from France. I am from Kuwait so my country can buy you and your parents and put you in ovens,” presumably referring to the crematoria used by the Nazis to dispose of the corpses of Jews murdered in the concentration camps. Jumaa’s university, Sciences Po in Paris, has yet to comment.

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Maltese Social Solidarity Minister defends antisemitic comments by consultant

Maltese Social Solidarity Minister Michael Farrugia said that “everyone has the right to their personal opinion” after an adviser, Charlie Azzopardi, wrote on his personal Facebook page: “The Jews are the real terrorists. Wherever they go, there is bloodshed and war”. Columnist Mark-Anthony Falzon filed a complaint with the National Commission for the Promotion of Equality, saying that Azzopardi’s comments were irreconcilable with the brief of the Social Solidarity Ministry: “Azzopardi’s role as consultant to the ministry is no longer tenable and I call on the minister to sack him.”

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British councillor suspended after claiming Israel is behind ISIS and 9/11

Kensington and Chelsea councillor Benazir Lasharie has been suspended from the Labour party after an online rant in which she reportedly posted a video entitled: “ISIS: Israeli Secret Intelligence Service”. She commented on the social network saying: “Many people know about who was behind 9/11 and also who is behind ISIS. I’ve nothing against Jews..just sharing it.” She then added “I’ve heard some compelling evidence about ISIS being originated from Zionists!”

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Report reveals UNRWA employees’ incitement against Jews

A report into antisemitism among staff at the UN Relief and Works Agency has highlighted a series of disturbing recent posts on Facebook.

Hani Al Ramahi, who describes himself as a “Projects Support Assistant at UNRWA”, posted an image on October 8th in which a keffiyeh-clad man grasps a blood-covered knife bearing the Palestinian colours. The caption reads: “Stab Zionist dogs.”

Two days earlier on October 6th, fellow UNRWA employee Ibrahim Ali, who lives in Hebron, posted a series of videos on his timeline that glorify the shootings and stabbings of Israeli Jews.

Um Karam, who identifies himself as a teacher at UNRWA, posted the widely-distributed video of a sermon in which Sheikh Abu Rajab pulled out a knife and exhorted Palestinians to murder Jews in the name of Islam. And on October 4th an UNRWA employee named Saleh Mohsen celebrated the outbreak of such stabbing attacks against Israelis by calling for a “West Bank Intifada”.

These are only four of numerous similar cases highlighted by the report – for more details click here.

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“Gucci Khan” suggests new Holocaust

Facebook user “Gucci Khan” posted a video complaining about perceived injustices in Israel, ranting: “When is the day going to come when someone is going to do something about Israel, because what I think: you should kick them back into Germany and see what happens over there, because you know what Hitler did”

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Dutch man offers €10,000 to anyone willing to kill his Jewish neighbour

Dutch paper De Telegraaf reported that a man has offered €10,000 to anyone willing to kill his Jewish neighbour. Dutch police are investigating as the threat reportedly follows a series of antisemitic posts made by the man in connection with a longstanding quarrel with Gabriela Hirschberg. His Facebook followers are quoted as having offered to find a “final solution” in reference to the Nazi term for the extermination of European Jews.