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Holocaust Denial Drives anti-Semitic Incidents in Canada to Record Number, Report Says – Haaretz

Bnai Brith Canada report tracks incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence against Jews and Jewish institutions

2016 was the worst year on record for anti-Semitism in Canada, according to the latest report of an organization that tracks incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence against Jews and Jewish institutions in the country.

The annual Bnai Brith Canada audit of anti-Semitic incidents, published on Tuesday, found that the number of recorded complaints rose 26 percent last year to total 1,728, the vast majority related to harassment.

About 20 percent of all anti-Semitic incidents reported in Canada in 2016 were related to Holocaust denial, compared with only 5 percent in 2015. What was once a fringe belief held only by those on the margins of society is now being positioned as a legitimate source of debate and discussion, even in academic circles, the report said.

Unlike the situation in the United States, the spike in Canada was unconnected to anti-Jewish sentiments unleashed by the presidential election in the United States. In fact, according to the organizations annual report published Tuesday, the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Canada actually took a dip around the time of the U.S. election in November.

The dominant rhetoric in the press and social media is that the election of U.S. President Donald Trump resulted in a surge of anti-Semitism almost overnight, the report stated. While this makes a good sound bite, its not based in fact. And as our longitudinal data shows, anti-Semitism has actually been on the rise for over a decade and over the past five years, dramatically so.

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Although incidents of harassment were dramatically up, those falling into the categories of vandalism and violence were down compared with average levels in recent years.

The report attributes this phenomenon to the rise of social media-based incidents of anti-Semitism. Such online platforms have become more accessible and convenient outlets to express anti-Semitism, rather than engaging in physical or hard-copy-type incidents of vandalism, it noted.

Bnai Brith Canadas key mandate is monitoring anti-Semitism in that country. In this respect, it serves a similar function to the Anti-Defamation League in the United States.

Last month, the ADL published its annual audit, which found a 41 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States during 2016 most of them concentrated in the last two months of the year, following the election.

Unlike its Canadian equivalent, the ADL report also included updated figures for the first quarter of 2017. These figures pointed to an 86 percent spike in anti-Semitic incidents compared with the corresponding period last year. Most of the quarterly increase, however, was related to a wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers, which are now believed to have been carried out by a Jewish Israeli with U.S. citizenship who has since been indicted.

Six bomb threats have also been made this year against Jewish Community Centers in Canada, but they are not reflected in the 2016 audit.

As in the United States, college campuses in Canada have long been considered a hotbed of anti-Semitism. But whereas the number of incidents of anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses showed no growth whatsoever last year, a significant increase was registered in Canada, the Bnai Brith report said.

As in previous years, Jews and Jewish institutions in the province of Ontario home to Canadas largest Jewish community were the main targets of anti-Semitism.

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Anti-Semitic graffiti, death threat found near Georgetown Jewish center – The Times of Israel

A death threat was among the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the Georgetown University campus in a public restroom next to the campus Jewish center.

The graffiti was discovered Saturday morning next to the Makm Jewish gathering space in the Leavey student center of the Washington, DC, school, The Hoya student newspaper reported.

The universitys police department is investigating the incident, which has been classified as bias-related. The department said it would increase patrols around the campus and coordinate with the DC Metropolitan Police.

This act of anti-Semitism and hate is unacceptable, antithetical to what we stand for as a university, and has no place on our campus, said the Rev. Howard Gray, the interim vice president for mission and ministry, and Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs, in a letter emailed Monday to the campus community.

We stand with our Jewish community and any campus community that experiences acts of bias. Together we condemn acts of hate and celebrate our global community, which is made stronger by our religious, cultural and international diversity.

In March, swastikas were discovered scratched into the walls of elevators in two student residences at Georgetown, a Catholic and Jesuit school.

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Activist who introduced Corbyn ‘appalled’ over anti-Semitic, racist tweets – Jewish News

A Labour activist who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at his local election campaign launch has apologised for sending anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist tweets.

Bethany Barker added that she has resigned as general secretary of Nottingham Labour Students.

Miss Barker asked for others to not cast me aside for the mistakes I made when I was a child after labelling her comments outrageous and wrong.

She appeared on stage before Labour leader Mr Corbyn made a speech in Newark, Nottinghamshire, last month.

Miss Barker, in a statement posted on Facebook, said: As some of you may have seen online, some anti-Semitic, homophobic, and racist tweets have resurfaced from my old Twitter account from 2012-14.

I understand the upset that these comments have caused and I want to extend my sincerest apologies to anyone that I have offended.

I am appalled and ashamed by these comments and I condemn them in their entirety; they are outrageous and wrong and I should have never said them.

Miss Barker said she has extended her apologies to the African and Caribbean Society, Jewish and Israeli Society, LGBT+ Network and BAME Network.

She went on: I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all of you reading this too.

These views are clearly not in line with what I believe today and do not reflect my character.

I have grown up, developed and matured a lot since I was 14 years old to the point where, looking back, I find it hard to recognise that person as myself.

I am proud of how far I have come since then and will do everything in my power to make amends for the mistakes that I have made.

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Anti-Semitic graffiti found near Georgetown University Jewish meeting space – FOX 5 DC

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials at Georgetown University say anti-Semitic graffiti has been found in a restroom near a campus Jewish meeting space.

In a letter to the campus community on Monday, officials said the graffiti was found Sunday night in a restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space at the Catholic university. Campus officials did not describe the graffiti.

In the letter Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Howard Gray and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson “strongly condemn this act of hate” and say the university is committed to fostering a community that’s “welcoming to people of all faiths and that values diversity, inclusion and respect.”

Campus police are investigating the incident, increasing patrols and coordinating with the Metropolitan Police Department.

Rev. Howard Gray, interim vice president for mission and ministry, and Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs, wrote in a message to the campus community:

Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community,

We write to inform you of the recent report of a bias-related incident on campus. Anti-Semitic graffiti was found last night in the public restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space, located in the north-side of the Leavey Center.

We strongly condemn this act of hate. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, we are committed to fostering a community that is welcoming to people of all faiths and that values diversity, inclusion and respect. This act of anti-Semitism and hate is unacceptable, antithetical to what we stand for as a university, and has no place on our campus.

The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) is investigating this incident, increasing patrols across campus, and coordinating with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). If you have any information about this incident, please report it to GUPD by calling 202-687-4343 or emailing police@georgetown.edu. You can report any bias-related incident through the Bias Reporting System at biasreporting.georgetown.edu. As always, counseling and Campus Ministry staff members are available, and we encourage anyone who may be in need of these services to take advantage of them:

To schedule an appointment with CAPS (Counseling and Psychiatric Services), students may call (202) 687-6985 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. In the event of an urgent need after hours, call (202) 444-7243 and ask for the CAPS clinician on call. The Office of Campus Ministry is available to all students during business hours by calling (202) 687-5259. In addition, chaplains in residence may be reached after hours by calling (202) 677-0361. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can provide free confidential counseling and referral services to faculty, AAPs and staff. For more information, visit http://hr.georgetown.edu/fsap or call (202) 687-2396.

We stand with our Jewish community and any campus community that experiences acts of bias. Together we condemn acts of hate and celebrate our global community, which is made stronger by our religious, cultural and international diversity.

Doron Ezickson, the Washington D.C. regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement:

ADL condemns this incident targeting the Jewish community at Georgetown and commends the Universitys active response to it. Georgetown University administration are working with campus police to ensure a thorough investigation of the incident. The disturbing uptick in anti-Semitic incidents occurring on college campuses across the nation has demonstrated a need for all students, faculty, and campus community members to stand together against this troubling trend of hate.

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Anti-Jewish Boycotts – jewishvirtuallibrary.org

Anti-Jewish boycotts are organized activity directed against the Jews to exclude them from social, economic, and political life. Anti-Jewish boycott pressure has accompanied antisemitism as one of its more dangerous and frequent manifestations. Contacts with Jews were avoided, Jews were not accepted in merchants’ guilds, trade associations, and similar organizations. This form of boycott often coincided with legal and administrative restrictions already in force in the country.

Toward the end of the 19th century, the anti-Jewish boycott became one of the basic weapons used for victimizing the Jewish population. The first International Anti-Jewish Congress in Dresden, 1882 (see Antisemitic Political Parties and Organizations ), adopted a slogan against Jewish merchants and professionals. In Western Europe, the boycott took the form of excluding Jews from membership of certain societies. In Eastern Europe the rapidly developing “national” bourgeoisie, which formed the mainstay of the rightist parties, soon adopted antisemitic tactics in the effort to squeeze out Jewish competitors. The anti-Jewish boycott campaign met with success in many parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Austrian antisemites publicized in the press and at public meetings the slogan, “Don’t buy from Jews.” When the government declared this slogan illegal, it was changed into “Buy from Christians only.” In Bohemia and Moravia the anti-Jewish boycott spread under the slogan “Each to his own” (svj k svmu), at a time when the rising bourgeoisie sought to obtain an exclusive position in the economy, especially in trade.

Shortly before World War I the Ukrainian population of Galicia was swept into a boycott movement instigated because of alleged Jewish collaboration with the Poles. At the same time, some Polish public figures in Galicia (for instance, the priest Stojalkowski) proposed the boycott as a form of defense for the Polish population against alleged Jewish exploitation. In Russia, the boycott did not attain significant proportions, despite the strongly nationalist and anti-Jewish stand of the Russian merchants. The system of legal and administrative restrictions against the Jews already operating in Czarist Russia was more efficient than any form of boycott. A similar situation existed in Romania, where the Jews had been deprived of all rights of citizenship and were considered “foreigners” in the legal sense. They were not allowed to practice the liberal professions, or keep tobacconist shops (which were a state monopoly), pharmacies, etc. Following the Russian example, Romania introduced the numerus clausus in educational institutions. Jewish factory owners were obliged by law to employ two-thirds non-Jewish workers. In 1907 “foreigners” were prohibited from holding agricultural farms on lease. The anti-Jewish boycott drive was especially intensive in Polish areas, which at that time did not form a national state. The newspaper Rola, which began publication in the 1880s, proposed the slogan of “Polonization” of trade and industry. Developments took a decisive turn in the following decade when the National Democratic Party (Narodowa Demokracja, “ND,” “En-deks”), led by Roman Dmowski, appeared on the political horizon. Initially the Endeks did not come out with antisemitic slogans and confined their campaign to the “Litvaks,” Jews from Russia, whom they accused of promoting the Russification of Poland.

The crushing of the 190507 revolution in Russia was also a major setback to the aspirations of the Polish community for political liberation, and it now began to interest itself exclusively in economic problems. The Endek party campaigns became increasingly aggressive, adopting the slogans “Each to his own,” “Don’t buy Jewish,” and “Buy Christian only.” The boycott also spread to cultural life, giving birth to numerous exclusively “Catholic” or “Christian” organizations. The anti-Jewish boycott received wide public support after 1912 in connection with the elections for the Fourth Russian Duma . The Jewish voters did not support the candidate put up by the rightist Polish party, and their votes secured the election of the Socialist candidate. In retaliation the rightist press started an intensive anti-Jewish campaign, proclaiming the beginning of the “Polish-Jewish War.” The boycott in Polish areas appears to have been coordinated with the antisemitic campaign simultaneously unleashed in Russia in connection with the Beilis case.

Between the two world wars anti-Jewish boycott agitation continued particularly in Poland where the situation deteriorated in the wake of economic difficulties, especially following the depression. In an endeavor to soft-pedal the rising social tension, rightist antisemitic circles, with the silent approval of the authorities, pointed at the Jews as the cause of the distress of millions of unemployed. Taking over trade from the Jews was made to serve as a panacea for rampant poverty and unemployment. After the Nazi rise to power in Germany the government publicly announced a general anti-Jewish boycott. Nazi agitators urged boycotting the Jews at mass meetings. On Sunday, April 1, 1933, uniformed Nazi pickets appeared in front of Jewish shops, attacked their clients, and wrote anti-Jewish slogans on their windows. The offices of Jewish doctors, lawyers, and engineers were also picketed. The official German policy roused antisemitic circles in neighboring countries to more extreme action. The anti-Jewish boycott in Poland gathered strength in imitation of the Nazi example, and Polish antisemitic groups began to adopt active boycott pressure. Pickets appeared in front of Jewish shops and stalls and terrorized the Jewish merchants as well as their non-Jewish clients. The rising number of incidents sometimes resulted in the destruction of shops and goods and also an occasional bloody pogrom, as at Przytyk and Wysokie Mazowieckei.

Anti-Jewish boycott activities received the stamp of official approval in Poland in 1937, when Prime Minister Slawoj-Skaladkowski let drop in his notorious statement the slogan “economic boycott? please!” The Polish government also attempted to step up Jewish emigration from Poland by means of economic strangulation. The boycott did not greatly affect Jewish industrialists and big businessmen, with whom the most rabid propagandists of the anti-Jewish boycott movement not infrequently had secret commercial ties. However, it weighed heavily on hundreds of thousands of small businessmen, artisans, and others. The anti-Jewish boycott frequently referred to as the “cold pogrom” in the inter-war press undermined the foundations of the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Jews.

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CUI BONO? by Professor Revilo P. Oliver (May 1992)

Americans who do not read German readily will be glad to know that the fine historical study by Ingrid Weckert, *Feuerzeichen, die “Reichskristallnacht”* (Tbingen, 1981), which was reviewed in *Liberty Bell* by Dr. Charles E. Weber, January 1989, pp. 15-20, and mentioned in the issue for April-May 1991, pp. 95-96, 104-105, has been translated into English and published by the Institute for Historical Review (1822 1/2 Newport Boulevard, Costa Mesa, California; 92627; paperback, $17.55 postpaid.)

The learned author contents herself with presenting facts attested by the extant records concerning the incident that occurred in 1938. She does not draw conclusions from them, for that would have brought upon her and her publisher punishment from the Sheenies who own the government that American idiots impose on that hapless and long-suffering German people. (Why do you suppose that you are taxed to maintain an idle army, composed largely of niggers and females, in Germany?)

I have often remarked on the Jews’ contempt for the stupid Aryan swine, (1) and the consequent carelessness with which they perpetrate their hoaxes, including their great Holohoax. There are some good examples of such *nonchalance* in this book.

When the Kikes forged a letter from Heydrich to Goering, gleefully attesting the destruction of 815 Jewish business establishments and the burning of 18 large department stores–secure in the confidence that Aryan boobs would not wonder how it happened that there were so many flourishing Jewish businesses in a country in which God’s Race was so vilely persecuted–they forged the letter on a letterhead that had been obsolete for a year and a half, with a telephone number of a type that no longer existed, forged a signature in a form that Heydrich had never used and which Goering would have regarded as insolent, and got the address of Goering wrong! (Weckert, pp. 65-67.)

That was only typical of many clumsy Yiddish forgeries and faked evidence to support their yelping about the horrible night on which Germans broke the sacred glass windows of Jewish stores, including some of the large and prosperous department stores which, in Germany at that time, were almost all owned by Yahweh’s godly parasites.

The *Kristallnacht* fitted perfectly into the Zionists’ strenuous efforts to provoke the Germans into harming sacred Sheenies for the dual purpose of 1) inciting a migration of Jews to Palestine in preparation for the mass invasion of Arab territory and the foundation of the bandit state called Israel; and 2) creating a basis for propaganda in preparation for the attack on Germany that was to be launched by Roosevelt, Stalin, and their half-English stooge, Churchill.

The Zionists’ scheme was described and documented with photographic excerpts from their own writings by what is almost a prodigy in our time, an honest and honorable Jew, (2) the late J.G. Burg (Ginsburg) in his *Schuld oder Schicksal?* (Munich, 1962), of which, so far as I known, there is no English translation.

(2. Mr. Burg thought of himself as a Jew and obviously had a Jewish father. I do not know the race of his mother, and hence cannot tell you whether or not he was considered a *real* Jew according to that race’s definition. He testified on behalf of Ernst Zndel in the recent trial in Canada, where Zndel is being persecuted by the Jews’ Canadian varlets for expressing disbelief in Jewish hoaxes that are used to intimidate and swindle Aryans in Germany and throughout the world.)

In the present book you now have in English a detailed description of one of the World Conquerors’ numerous efforts to incite in Germany the “Holocaust” they had to invent after their victory over our race and civilization in 1945. And the fiction about the *Kristallnacht*, which they imposed on gullible Aryans by their ownership of politicians and the press, is itself a good and typical example of the forgeries and hoaxes by which the predatory race has flourished ever since it appeared in history, a misfortune to mankind.

Since the hullabaloo in the poison-press in the United States excited some indignation among American simpletons at the time, the *Kristallnacht*, by the way, points to two neat lessons:

1) If Americans did not suffer from their morbid itch to meddle in other people’s business while neglecting their own, they would have responded to the accounts in the press, however exaggerated, with indifference, aware that what happened was none of their business, and that Germany had a right to manage her own affairs in her own interest.

2) Everyone who had a modicum of common sense and was willing to exercise it must have seen at once that the doctrine of *cui bono?* was applicable, because the reported outbreaks had occurred simultaneously in many parts of Germany, and therefore could not have been spontaneous expressions of local indignation against the despoilers, such as account for most of the so-called ‘pogroms’ in Czarist Russia. The outbreaks must therefore have been ordered by either a government or a formidable conspiracy against that government.

Since the small amount of damage and prompt governmental action to restore order prevented a substantial increase in the number of Jews persuaded to emigrate, the German government obviously derived no conceivable advantage from the window-breaking; it would have been ludicrous to imagine a conspiracy of glaziers; the incidents, therefore, were advantageous *only* to the race that was trying to excite animosity against a nation which was trying to recover full possession of its own country. Thus the double dative rule should have rendered further inquiry unnecessary, and a little rational thought in 1938 should have cautioned Americans to disregard thereafter all similar performances by the Masters of Deception.

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He who has no name speaks: Italian earthquakes were …

Likud deputy minister: Italy earthquakes retribution for UNESCO vote Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara attributes two earthquakes in Italy, during which he was on a state visit to the Vatican, to Italy’s decision to vote for a UNESCO resolution disregarding Jewish connection to Jerusalem

Im sure that the earthquake happened because of the UNESCO decision, Kara, a member of the ruling Likud Party, wrote in a memo, Ynetnewswebsite reported.

Ironically, the Israeli politician was on a state visit to the Vatican when the quakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, killing one and injuring 10 people.

Earlier the same day, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), passed a resolution criticizing Israel for its handling of the holy site in Jerusalem called Temple Mount by Jews, and Haram al-Sharif by Muslims.

The document was adopted after heated debate over its wording, and particularly the Arabic names used in the document. Italy was among the nations voting in favor of the resolution.

Israel blasted UNESCO and its Arab members for trying to undermine Jewish connections to the holy site.

Kara arrived in the Vatican in a fruitless effort to avert the resolution, but still managed to have a small chat with the leader of the Catholic Church.

According to Kara, Pope Francis strongly disagreed with the resolution.

He (the Pope) even said publicly that the holy land is connected to the Nation of Israel, the deputy minister stressed.

READ MORE: Netanyahu mocks UNESCO motion on Temple Mount: Like denying bond between Batman and Robin

As for surviving the natural disaster, the Israeli politician said that going through the earthquake was not the most comfortable of experiences, but we trusted that the Holy See would keep us safe.

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Israeli ambassador faces accusations of ‘anti-Jewish racism’ – Herald.ie

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The group has said “conflating Jewish communities with Israel is a form of anti-Jewish racism”.

The Jewish Voice For A Just Peace has responded to a letter sent by Israeli ambassador Ze’ev Boker to city councillors, lobbying them not to vote for a Palestinian flag to be raised above City Hall next month.

The council’s protocol committee voted unanimously in favour of raising the Palestinian flag and the decision will go before the full council on May 8, for a potential raising of the flag on May 15 – which will last for a full month.

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In his letter to city councillors on Thursday evening, Mr Boker said that by raising the flag above City Hall, it could be “construed as the council unfairly advocating for one side in what is a deeply contentious conflict between Israel and Palestine”.

“We must ask what kind of message such a gesture sends to these Israelis who are proud to now call Dublin their adopted home?” Mr Boker said.

“I also know that some members of the Irish Jewish community are concerned by the negative message the flying of the flag promotes.”

However, in a response letter to councillors, Jewish Voice For A Just Peace said: “Our organisation are Jewish people in Ireland who support the Palestinian struggle for human rights and justice – a struggle that resonates with the Irish journey towards peace.

“We support flying the Palestinian flag on occasions. We also endorse boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, until Israel ends its occupation and respects human rights.”

A number of city councillors reiterated to the Herald their confidence that the motion will pass any vote on May 8.

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Anti-Jewish hate is on the rise in the US – CW39

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HOUSTON – Anti-Jewish hate is on the rise according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League.Across the country anti-Semitic incidents were up more than 33 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. However, that’s only part of the picture. In the first quarter of 2017 anti-Semitic incidents have jumped 86 percent.Theres been a significant, sustained increase in anti-Semitic activity since the start of 2016,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “Whats most concerning is the fact that the numbers have accelerated over the past five months.”

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When it comes to the Southwest region, which includes most of Texas, the numbers show a similar trend. In 2016 there were 16 incidents reported. So far in 2017 that number has gone up to more than 25. The reports include eight reports of swastikas, six of verbal harassment, four of property damage, four of anti-Semitic emails or social media posts, four of anti-Semitic flyers, two of Nazi salutes, and one alleged employment discrimination.

The Anti-Defamation League says their research shows the number of anti-Semitic individuals in America hasn’t grown. Rather, anti-Semites feel less constrained because of the2016 election.In fact, 34 incidents of anti-Semitism were directly linked to the election. “There’s no doubt that the spike in incidents corresponds to the election and post election,” said Dayan Gross, Southwest Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. “It is our belief that the heated and sometimes hateful rhetoric during and after the election contributed towards a climate where the restraints against this kind of hatred were reduced.”

The ADL is working to take on the issue of hate head-on, but it’s difficult because many of the attacks are not organized.

Clearly, we have work to do and need to bring more urgency to the fight,” said Greenblatt. “At ADL, we will use every resource available to put a stop to anti-Semitism.”

Gross agrees.

“There’s no question that our leaders set an example. They set a tone in the country and we need our political and community leadership to say no to hatred, no to any form of bigotry and discrimination,” said Gross.

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Holocaust Denial Drives anti-Semitic Incidents in Canada to Record Number, Report Says – Haaretz

Bnai Brith Canada report tracks incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence against Jews and Jewish institutions 2016 was the worst year on record for anti-Semitism in Canada, according to the latest report of an organization that tracks incidents of harassment, vandalism and violence against Jews and Jewish institutions in the country. The annual Bnai Brith Canada audit of anti-Semitic incidents, published on Tuesday, found that the number of recorded complaints rose 26 percent last year to total 1,728, the vast majority related to harassment. About 20 percent of all anti-Semitic incidents reported in Canada in 2016 were related to Holocaust denial, compared with only 5 percent in 2015. What was once a fringe belief held only by those on the margins of society is now being positioned as a legitimate source of debate and discussion, even in academic circles, the report said. Unlike the situation in the United States, the spike in Canada was unconnected to anti-Jewish sentiments unleashed by the presidential election in the United States. In fact, according to the organizations annual report published Tuesday, the number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in Canada actually took a dip around the time of the U.S. election in November. The dominant rhetoric in the press and social media is that the election of U.S. President Donald Trump resulted in a surge of anti-Semitism almost overnight, the report stated. While this makes a good sound bite, its not based in fact. And as our longitudinal data shows, anti-Semitism has actually been on the rise for over a decade and over the past five years, dramatically so. We’ve got more newsletters we think you’ll find interesting. Please try again later. This email address has already registered for this newsletter. Although incidents of harassment were dramatically up, those falling into the categories of vandalism and violence were down compared with average levels in recent years. The report attributes this phenomenon to the rise of social media-based incidents of anti-Semitism. Such online platforms have become more accessible and convenient outlets to express anti-Semitism, rather than engaging in physical or hard-copy-type incidents of vandalism, it noted. Bnai Brith Canadas key mandate is monitoring anti-Semitism in that country. In this respect, it serves a similar function to the Anti-Defamation League in the United States. Last month, the ADL published its annual audit, which found a 41 percent rise in anti-Semitic incidents in the United States during 2016 most of them concentrated in the last two months of the year, following the election. Unlike its Canadian equivalent, the ADL report also included updated figures for the first quarter of 2017. These figures pointed to an 86 percent spike in anti-Semitic incidents compared with the corresponding period last year. Most of the quarterly increase, however, was related to a wave of bomb threats against Jewish Community Centers, which are now believed to have been carried out by a Jewish Israeli with U.S. citizenship who has since been indicted. Six bomb threats have also been made this year against Jewish Community Centers in Canada, but they are not reflected in the 2016 audit. As in the United States, college campuses in Canada have long been considered a hotbed of anti-Semitism. But whereas the number of incidents of anti-Semitism on U.S. campuses showed no growth whatsoever last year, a significant increase was registered in Canada, the Bnai Brith report said. As in previous years, Jews and Jewish institutions in the province of Ontario home to Canadas largest Jewish community were the main targets of anti-Semitism. Want to enjoy ‘Zen’ reading – with no ads and just the article? Subscribe today

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Anti-Semitic graffiti, death threat found near Georgetown Jewish center – The Times of Israel

A death threat was among the anti-Semitic graffiti found on the Georgetown University campus in a public restroom next to the campus Jewish center. The graffiti was discovered Saturday morning next to the Makm Jewish gathering space in the Leavey student center of the Washington, DC, school, The Hoya student newspaper reported. The universitys police department is investigating the incident, which has been classified as bias-related. The department said it would increase patrols around the campus and coordinate with the DC Metropolitan Police. This act of anti-Semitism and hate is unacceptable, antithetical to what we stand for as a university, and has no place on our campus, said the Rev. Howard Gray, the interim vice president for mission and ministry, and Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs, in a letter emailed Monday to the campus community. We stand with our Jewish community and any campus community that experiences acts of bias. Together we condemn acts of hate and celebrate our global community, which is made stronger by our religious, cultural and international diversity. In March, swastikas were discovered scratched into the walls of elevators in two student residences at Georgetown, a Catholic and Jesuit school.

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Activist who introduced Corbyn ‘appalled’ over anti-Semitic, racist tweets – Jewish News

A Labour activist who introduced Jeremy Corbyn at his local election campaign launch has apologised for sending anti-Semitic, homophobic and racist tweets. Bethany Barker added that she has resigned as general secretary of Nottingham Labour Students. Miss Barker asked for others to not cast me aside for the mistakes I made when I was a child after labelling her comments outrageous and wrong. She appeared on stage before Labour leader Mr Corbyn made a speech in Newark, Nottinghamshire, last month. Miss Barker, in a statement posted on Facebook, said: As some of you may have seen online, some anti-Semitic, homophobic, and racist tweets have resurfaced from my old Twitter account from 2012-14. I understand the upset that these comments have caused and I want to extend my sincerest apologies to anyone that I have offended. I am appalled and ashamed by these comments and I condemn them in their entirety; they are outrageous and wrong and I should have never said them. Miss Barker said she has extended her apologies to the African and Caribbean Society, Jewish and Israeli Society, LGBT+ Network and BAME Network. She went on: I would like to take this opportunity to apologise to all of you reading this too. These views are clearly not in line with what I believe today and do not reflect my character. I have grown up, developed and matured a lot since I was 14 years old to the point where, looking back, I find it hard to recognise that person as myself. I am proud of how far I have come since then and will do everything in my power to make amends for the mistakes that I have made. Bethanys tweets pictured below, feature offensive and racist language:

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Anti-Semitic graffiti found near Georgetown University Jewish meeting space – FOX 5 DC

WASHINGTON (AP) Officials at Georgetown University say anti-Semitic graffiti has been found in a restroom near a campus Jewish meeting space. In a letter to the campus community on Monday, officials said the graffiti was found Sunday night in a restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space at the Catholic university. Campus officials did not describe the graffiti. In the letter Interim Vice President for Mission and Ministry Rev. Howard Gray and Vice President for Student Affairs Todd Olson “strongly condemn this act of hate” and say the university is committed to fostering a community that’s “welcoming to people of all faiths and that values diversity, inclusion and respect.” Campus police are investigating the incident, increasing patrols and coordinating with the Metropolitan Police Department. Rev. Howard Gray, interim vice president for mission and ministry, and Todd Olson, vice president for student affairs, wrote in a message to the campus community: Dear Members of the Georgetown University Community, We write to inform you of the recent report of a bias-related incident on campus. Anti-Semitic graffiti was found last night in the public restroom adjacent to the Makom Jewish Gathering Space, located in the north-side of the Leavey Center. We strongly condemn this act of hate. As a Catholic and Jesuit university, we are committed to fostering a community that is welcoming to people of all faiths and that values diversity, inclusion and respect. This act of anti-Semitism and hate is unacceptable, antithetical to what we stand for as a university, and has no place on our campus. The Georgetown University Police Department (GUPD) is investigating this incident, increasing patrols across campus, and coordinating with the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department (MPD). If you have any information about this incident, please report it to GUPD by calling 202-687-4343 or emailing police@georgetown.edu. You can report any bias-related incident through the Bias Reporting System at biasreporting.georgetown.edu. As always, counseling and Campus Ministry staff members are available, and we encourage anyone who may be in need of these services to take advantage of them: To schedule an appointment with CAPS (Counseling and Psychiatric Services), students may call (202) 687-6985 between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday-Friday. In the event of an urgent need after hours, call (202) 444-7243 and ask for the CAPS clinician on call. The Office of Campus Ministry is available to all students during business hours by calling (202) 687-5259. In addition, chaplains in residence may be reached after hours by calling (202) 677-0361. The Faculty and Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) can provide free confidential counseling and referral services to faculty, AAPs and staff. For more information, visit http://hr.georgetown.edu/fsap or call (202) 687-2396. We stand with our Jewish community and any campus community that experiences acts of bias. Together we condemn acts of hate and celebrate our global community, which is made stronger by our religious, cultural and international diversity. Doron Ezickson, the Washington D.C. regional director of the Anti-Defamation League, said in a statement: ADL condemns this incident targeting the Jewish community at Georgetown and commends the Universitys active response to it. Georgetown University administration are working with campus police to ensure a thorough investigation of the incident. The disturbing uptick in anti-Semitic incidents occurring on college campuses across the nation has demonstrated a need for all students, faculty, and campus community members to stand together against this troubling trend of hate.

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Anti-Jewish Boycotts – jewishvirtuallibrary.org

Anti-Jewish boycotts are organized activity directed against the Jews to exclude them from social, economic, and political life. Anti-Jewish boycott pressure has accompanied antisemitism as one of its more dangerous and frequent manifestations. Contacts with Jews were avoided, Jews were not accepted in merchants’ guilds, trade associations, and similar organizations. This form of boycott often coincided with legal and administrative restrictions already in force in the country. Toward the end of the 19th century, the anti-Jewish boycott became one of the basic weapons used for victimizing the Jewish population. The first International Anti-Jewish Congress in Dresden, 1882 (see Antisemitic Political Parties and Organizations ), adopted a slogan against Jewish merchants and professionals. In Western Europe, the boycott took the form of excluding Jews from membership of certain societies. In Eastern Europe the rapidly developing “national” bourgeoisie, which formed the mainstay of the rightist parties, soon adopted antisemitic tactics in the effort to squeeze out Jewish competitors. The anti-Jewish boycott campaign met with success in many parts of the Austro-Hungarian Empire. The Austrian antisemites publicized in the press and at public meetings the slogan, “Don’t buy from Jews.” When the government declared this slogan illegal, it was changed into “Buy from Christians only.” In Bohemia and Moravia the anti-Jewish boycott spread under the slogan “Each to his own” (svj k svmu), at a time when the rising bourgeoisie sought to obtain an exclusive position in the economy, especially in trade. Shortly before World War I the Ukrainian population of Galicia was swept into a boycott movement instigated because of alleged Jewish collaboration with the Poles. At the same time, some Polish public figures in Galicia (for instance, the priest Stojalkowski) proposed the boycott as a form of defense for the Polish population against alleged Jewish exploitation. In Russia, the boycott did not attain significant proportions, despite the strongly nationalist and anti-Jewish stand of the Russian merchants. The system of legal and administrative restrictions against the Jews already operating in Czarist Russia was more efficient than any form of boycott. A similar situation existed in Romania, where the Jews had been deprived of all rights of citizenship and were considered “foreigners” in the legal sense. They were not allowed to practice the liberal professions, or keep tobacconist shops (which were a state monopoly), pharmacies, etc. Following the Russian example, Romania introduced the numerus clausus in educational institutions. Jewish factory owners were obliged by law to employ two-thirds non-Jewish workers. In 1907 “foreigners” were prohibited from holding agricultural farms on lease. The anti-Jewish boycott drive was especially intensive in Polish areas, which at that time did not form a national state. The newspaper Rola, which began publication in the 1880s, proposed the slogan of “Polonization” of trade and industry. Developments took a decisive turn in the following decade when the National Democratic Party (Narodowa Demokracja, “ND,” “En-deks”), led by Roman Dmowski, appeared on the political horizon. Initially the Endeks did not come out with antisemitic slogans and confined their campaign to the “Litvaks,” Jews from Russia, whom they accused of promoting the Russification of Poland. The crushing of the 190507 revolution in Russia was also a major setback to the aspirations of the Polish community for political liberation, and it now began to interest itself exclusively in economic problems. The Endek party campaigns became increasingly aggressive, adopting the slogans “Each to his own,” “Don’t buy Jewish,” and “Buy Christian only.” The boycott also spread to cultural life, giving birth to numerous exclusively “Catholic” or “Christian” organizations. The anti-Jewish boycott received wide public support after 1912 in connection with the elections for the Fourth Russian Duma . The Jewish voters did not support the candidate put up by the rightist Polish party, and their votes secured the election of the Socialist candidate. In retaliation the rightist press started an intensive anti-Jewish campaign, proclaiming the beginning of the “Polish-Jewish War.” The boycott in Polish areas appears to have been coordinated with the antisemitic campaign simultaneously unleashed in Russia in connection with the Beilis case. Between the two world wars anti-Jewish boycott agitation continued particularly in Poland where the situation deteriorated in the wake of economic difficulties, especially following the depression. In an endeavor to soft-pedal the rising social tension, rightist antisemitic circles, with the silent approval of the authorities, pointed at the Jews as the cause of the distress of millions of unemployed. Taking over trade from the Jews was made to serve as a panacea for rampant poverty and unemployment. After the Nazi rise to power in Germany the government publicly announced a general anti-Jewish boycott. Nazi agitators urged boycotting the Jews at mass meetings. On Sunday, April 1, 1933, uniformed Nazi pickets appeared in front of Jewish shops, attacked their clients, and wrote anti-Jewish slogans on their windows. The offices of Jewish doctors, lawyers, and engineers were also picketed. The official German policy roused antisemitic circles in neighboring countries to more extreme action. The anti-Jewish boycott in Poland gathered strength in imitation of the Nazi example, and Polish antisemitic groups began to adopt active boycott pressure. Pickets appeared in front of Jewish shops and stalls and terrorized the Jewish merchants as well as their non-Jewish clients. The rising number of incidents sometimes resulted in the destruction of shops and goods and also an occasional bloody pogrom, as at Przytyk and Wysokie Mazowieckei. Anti-Jewish boycott activities received the stamp of official approval in Poland in 1937, when Prime Minister Slawoj-Skaladkowski let drop in his notorious statement the slogan “economic boycott? please!” The Polish government also attempted to step up Jewish emigration from Poland by means of economic strangulation. The boycott did not greatly affect Jewish industrialists and big businessmen, with whom the most rabid propagandists of the anti-Jewish boycott movement not infrequently had secret commercial ties. However, it weighed heavily on hundreds of thousands of small businessmen, artisans, and others. The anti-Jewish boycott frequently referred to as the “cold pogrom” in the inter-war press undermined the foundations of the livelihood of hundreds of thousands of Jews.

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CUI BONO? by Professor Revilo P. Oliver (May 1992)

Americans who do not read German readily will be glad to know that the fine historical study by Ingrid Weckert, *Feuerzeichen, die “Reichskristallnacht”* (Tbingen, 1981), which was reviewed in *Liberty Bell* by Dr. Charles E. Weber, January 1989, pp. 15-20, and mentioned in the issue for April-May 1991, pp. 95-96, 104-105, has been translated into […]

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He who has no name speaks: Italian earthquakes were …

Likud deputy minister: Italy earthquakes retribution for UNESCO vote Deputy Minister Ayoob Kara attributes two earthquakes in Italy, during which he was on a state visit to the Vatican, to Italy’s decision to vote for a UNESCO resolution disregarding Jewish connection to Jerusalem Im sure that the earthquake happened because of the UNESCO decision, Kara, a member of the ruling Likud Party, wrote in a memo, Ynetnewswebsite reported. Ironically, the Israeli politician was on a state visit to the Vatican when the quakes hit central Italy on Wednesday, killing one and injuring 10 people. Earlier the same day, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization), passed a resolution criticizing Israel for its handling of the holy site in Jerusalem called Temple Mount by Jews, and Haram al-Sharif by Muslims. The document was adopted after heated debate over its wording, and particularly the Arabic names used in the document. Italy was among the nations voting in favor of the resolution. Israel blasted UNESCO and its Arab members for trying to undermine Jewish connections to the holy site. Kara arrived in the Vatican in a fruitless effort to avert the resolution, but still managed to have a small chat with the leader of the Catholic Church. According to Kara, Pope Francis strongly disagreed with the resolution. He (the Pope) even said publicly that the holy land is connected to the Nation of Israel, the deputy minister stressed. READ MORE: Netanyahu mocks UNESCO motion on Temple Mount: Like denying bond between Batman and Robin As for surviving the natural disaster, the Israeli politician said that going through the earthquake was not the most comfortable of experiences, but we trusted that the Holy See would keep us safe.

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Israeli ambassador faces accusations of ‘anti-Jewish racism’ – Herald.ie

Ryan Nugent 29 April 2017 02:30 AM The group has said “conflating Jewish communities with Israel is a form of anti-Jewish racism”. The Jewish Voice For A Just Peace has responded to a letter sent by Israeli ambassador Ze’ev Boker to city councillors, lobbying them not to vote for a Palestinian flag to be raised above City Hall next month. The council’s protocol committee voted unanimously in favour of raising the Palestinian flag and the decision will go before the full council on May 8, for a potential raising of the flag on May 15 – which will last for a full month. Unfairly In his letter to city councillors on Thursday evening, Mr Boker said that by raising the flag above City Hall, it could be “construed as the council unfairly advocating for one side in what is a deeply contentious conflict between Israel and Palestine”. “We must ask what kind of message such a gesture sends to these Israelis who are proud to now call Dublin their adopted home?” Mr Boker said. “I also know that some members of the Irish Jewish community are concerned by the negative message the flying of the flag promotes.” However, in a response letter to councillors, Jewish Voice For A Just Peace said: “Our organisation are Jewish people in Ireland who support the Palestinian struggle for human rights and justice – a struggle that resonates with the Irish journey towards peace. “We support flying the Palestinian flag on occasions. We also endorse boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel, until Israel ends its occupation and respects human rights.” A number of city councillors reiterated to the Herald their confidence that the motion will pass any vote on May 8.

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Anti-Jewish hate is on the rise in the US – CW39

Please enable Javascript to watch this video HOUSTON – Anti-Jewish hate is on the rise according to a new report from the Anti-Defamation League.Across the country anti-Semitic incidents were up more than 33 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year. However, that’s only part of the picture. In the first quarter of 2017 anti-Semitic incidents have jumped 86 percent.Theres been a significant, sustained increase in anti-Semitic activity since the start of 2016,” said ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt. “Whats most concerning is the fact that the numbers have accelerated over the past five months.” Anti-Defamation League When it comes to the Southwest region, which includes most of Texas, the numbers show a similar trend. In 2016 there were 16 incidents reported. So far in 2017 that number has gone up to more than 25. The reports include eight reports of swastikas, six of verbal harassment, four of property damage, four of anti-Semitic emails or social media posts, four of anti-Semitic flyers, two of Nazi salutes, and one alleged employment discrimination. The Anti-Defamation League says their research shows the number of anti-Semitic individuals in America hasn’t grown. Rather, anti-Semites feel less constrained because of the2016 election.In fact, 34 incidents of anti-Semitism were directly linked to the election. “There’s no doubt that the spike in incidents corresponds to the election and post election,” said Dayan Gross, Southwest Regional Director of the Anti-Defamation League. “It is our belief that the heated and sometimes hateful rhetoric during and after the election contributed towards a climate where the restraints against this kind of hatred were reduced.” The ADL is working to take on the issue of hate head-on, but it’s difficult because many of the attacks are not organized. Clearly, we have work to do and need to bring more urgency to the fight,” said Greenblatt. “At ADL, we will use every resource available to put a stop to anti-Semitism.” Gross agrees. “There’s no question that our leaders set an example. They set a tone in the country and we need our political and community leadership to say no to hatred, no to any form of bigotry and discrimination,” said Gross.

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