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University refuses to move books by Holocaust denier – The Times

Manchester University has come under fire for refusing to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as Holocaust denial literature.

In recent months, growing numbers of British universities, including Cambridge and University College London (UCL), have reclassified works by the controversial writer. They either moved them to closed access areas, or inserted disclaimers inside the books, following a campaign led by Dr Irene Lancaster, formerly a teaching fellow in Jewish history at Manchester University, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge.

Manchester University, however, has refused to move Irvings books to an area where students would have to ask to read them.

Last week, it also refused a request from

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Holocaust denial ‘being fuelled by social media and could continue to rise in the UK’ – Express.co.uk

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Sir Peter Bazalgette, chairman of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said the horrifying stories of survivors remained incredibly powerful.

But he warned that Holocaust denial may well grow in the next 20 years, rather than diminish because of misleading posts on social media.

He said: A small number of MPs and peers, some of whom live locally, have understandably expressed concerns.

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The infamous German inscription reads ‘Work Makes Free’ at the main gate of the Auschwitz I extermination camp.

We are confident that putting the memorial next to Parliament will improve the park amenity.

Sir Peter added: If you search for Holocaust denial youd be astonished at what people bring up.

“Theres a danger that the power of the internet reinforces mutual prejudices and its up to all of us to make sure Holocaust denial doesnt grow.

Speaking at the launch of a design competition for a new Holocaust Memorial to be sited next to the Houses of Parliament Sir Peter, 64, said the project underlines the importance of learning the lessons of history.

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James O’Brien’s Worrying Theory On The Rise Of Holocaust Denial – LBC

2 August 2017, 14:13

James O’Brien: This Is Why Holocaust Denial Is On The Rise

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A leading campaigner has warned Holocaust denial could rise in the next 20 years, and James OBrien has a theory why this is worryingly true.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, believes Holocaust denial may well grow rather than diminish over the next two decades.

Its a concern James himself has raised and today during his LBC show the penny dropped as to why Holocaust denial is next in a post-truth era.

What you have is the desire to other a population, James said.

On this occasion as Britain and America are at the moment its Muslims and the desire is to portray them all as terrorists or paedophiles or members of grooming gangs.

He continued: They want to do the most textbook sort of style of othering, treat people differently, restrict their laws according to their ethnicity or background.

For example you cant come into this country if you were born into a certain background. You cant access this service if you were born somewhere else.

That kind of politics, and what they cant do is admit that leads to the Holocaust.

So if youre buying into the idea of othering Muslims or Irish people from the NHS or having having some kind of colour bar If you subscribe to that set then you have to deny the Holocaust.

Watch James full analysis in the video at the top of this page.

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Extremist charged with Holocaust denial – The Slovak Spectator

Marian Magt says he is still running for ilina Region post.

The police charged far-right extremist leader Marian Magt with Holocaust denial, referring to his comments on a social network. If he is found guilty, he may spend up to eight years in prison, the public-service broadcaster RTVS reported.

Despite the accusations, Magt still wants to run for the government post in ilina Region in the November regional elections.

Magt is one of the founders of Vzdor (Resistance) Kysuce, which the Interior Ministry classifies as an extremist group. In last years general election he unsuccessfully ran on the slate of Peoples Party Our Slovakia (SNS), led by Marian Kotleba.

Earlier this year, the court sentenced him to three years conditionally for illegal arming. Magt was also invited for hearing after he encouraged people attending a protest against Islamisation to tear the European Unions flag, RTVS informed.

Magt does not conceal his Antisemitism or admiration of Adolf Hitler, whom he has described as peacemaker and a person with his heart on the right place.

The police had already proposed charging Magt for his statements at the beginning of this year, but the prosecutors office officially submitted the charges to the district court in adca on July 27, RTVS reported.

Magt said earlier this year that he is not the only administrator of his blog posts and social network profiles, so the police cannot prove it was actually him who wrote the posts. He is now casting doubt on the experts who prepared opinions.

They cannot explain what Holocaust denial is. Not even the law knows it, Magt told RTVS.

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Social media ‘fosters Holocaust denial’ – The Times

Holocaust denial is likely to increase as people rely more strongly on social networks for information, the chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation has warned.

Sir Peter Bazalgette, who formerly led Arts Council England, said that tech and publishing companies such as Facebook and Twitter allowed people to choose to communicate only with those who shared their views, which could result in groups of deniers whose opinions went unchallenged.

Speaking at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London at the opening of a display of designs for a new memorial centre, Sir Peter said that the project would allow visitors to the centres site next to the Houses of Parliament to see video testimonies from 112 survivors of the Nazi attempt to wipe out Jews

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Irish journalist apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ jab in article – The Times of Israel

An Irish journalist apologized on Tuesday after being fired for penning a column perceived as anti-Semitic and sexist, saying his career is over now.

The Sunday Times fired Kevin Myers after he suggested that female BBC presenters Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman were successful in negotiating higher salaries because they are Jewish.

In the offending column, entitled Sorry ladies equal pay has to be earned, Myers wrote: Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price.

Myers told Irelands RTE news that he offered Felt and Winkleman a sincere apology.

I am very, very sorry that I should have so offended them and I do utter an apology, not for any reason other than out of genuine contrition for the hurt I caused them, but I uttered those words out of respect for the religion from which they come, Myers said.

And for the religion that I still hold in high regard, particularly the Irish members of that religion who have been so forthright in their defense of me generally, he added.

On Monday, the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland said that branding Myers an anti-Semite or Holocaust-denier was an absolute distortion of the facts.

More than any other Irish journalist, he has written columns about details of the Holocaust over the last three decades that would not otherwise have been known by a substantial Irish audience, Council chairman Maurice Cohen said in a statement, according to The Irish Times.

BBC star Vanessa Feltz (YouTube screenshot)

Cohen insisted that Myers was not racist against Jews, but in his curmudgeonly, cranky, idiosyncratic style had inadvertently stumbled into an anti-Semitic trope.

Myers in the past penned an article in the Irish Independent saying the Holocaust did not happen to protest European laws against Holocaust denial. That article was removed from the papers website Monday after Myers came under fire for the Sunday Times piece.

BBC star Claudia Winkleman (Youtube screenshot)

In the apology, Myers said that it was a mistake to have used religion in the latest article.

I foolishly referred to their religion as being a motivator. Actually there is a good article to be had about that but its not to be done in a throwaway line that will not be understood, he said. It was stupid of me, the encapsulation of such a complex issue in a single sentence one of my flaws is to deal with major issues with throwaway lines.

However, he denied that the article was motivated by anti-Semitism, and claimed to be an admirer of the Jewish people.

My Jewish audience will understand that I am a great admirer of Jewish people, I think they are the most gifted people who have ever existed on this planet and civilisation owes an enormous debt to them.

Myers took full responsibility for the article, admitting that he would probably never be able to work again in journalism.

He said that even though five or six others must have read the article before it was published, he didnt want anyone else to lose their job over the incident.

An editor for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times apologized for the article on Sunday, saying he took full responsibility for its publication.

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Holocaust denial may rise in next 20 years, says Sir Peter Bazalgette – Jewish Chronicle


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Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said: I have the impression that Holocaust denial may well grow in the next 20 years …
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Local Tisha B’Av Programming – Jewish Link of New Jersey

The opening shiur will be Preparing for Tisha BAv in 2017. This program will be broadcast live on www.yutorah.org. To co-sponsor, please email [emailprotected] Keter Torah is located at 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck.

This years video is titled Emunah for Life: How to Master Lifes Challenges. The video will start after early mincha at 1:38 p.m. and will run continuously until the second mincha at 7:40 p.m. Shomrei Torah is located at 19-10 Morlot Avenue in Fair Lawn.

Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. The viewing will be in the Arzei Darom social hall, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Arzei Darom is located at 725 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck.

The Jewish Center of Teaneck will host a special movie screening of Denial. At 5:15 p.m., Rabbi Fridman will present an introduction to the film about Holocaust denial in our generation, and the screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. The screening will take place in the Weiss Auditorium. The Teaneck Jewish Center is located at 70 Sterling Street in Teaneck.

This film tells the story of Israels 55th Paratrooper Brigade and how the Israel Defense Forces risked everything for the sake of their homeland. Featuring MK Michael Oren, first-hand interviews and historical reenactments, this powerful 1-hour-49-minute docudrama focuses on the commitment and sacrifice of the soldiers who reunited Jerusalem. To view a trailer, visit https://youtu.be/5Ah9bLW3Rh4; to co-sponsor, e-mail [emailprotected] Keter Torah is located at 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck.

In the Pressburger Sanctuary, between Mincha and Maariv, 8:05 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Rabbi Fridman will hold a sicah, Had I Been There: Why Dont We Fast on the 10th? The Teaneck Jewish Center is located at 70 Sterling Street in Teaneck.

This womens kinot program will take place in the Reibel Bais Medrash, JEC. For more information, or to volunteer to present a kina, please call, text or email Mrs. Amy Tropp, 908-337-7756, [emailprotected] The JEC Elmora Avenue Shul is located at 330 Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth.

Teaneck Womens Tefillah (TWT) is holding its annual reading of Megillat Eicha on Monday night, July 31, starting promptly at 10 p.m. For information about the private home location and to join the TWT mailing list, email [emailprotected] Women and young girls are invited to join together in this solemn commemoration.

On Monday, July 31, erev Tisha BAv, at 7 p.m. and again after Mincha, Gift of Life will be hosting a bone marrow drive at Chabad of West Orange. Get your cheek swabbed and potentially save a life!

On Tuesday, August 1, Tisha BAv, Chabad of West Orange will show two films appropriate to the day: at 3:30 p.m., Europa Europa [A 1990 film of Solomon Perel, a German Jewish boy who escaped the Holocaust by masquerading not just as a non-Jew, but as an elite Nazi German]; and at 5:30 p.m., Paper Clips [As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee try to collect six million paper clips representing the six million Jews killed by the Nazis, and that number eventually grows to include millions of others killed.]

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My attorneys demand letter to Bnai Brith (re …

For the story of Bnai Briths effort to keep me out of Canada based on their false and libelous assertions, see:

Bnai Brith libelously calls me holocaust denier, wants me banned from Canada

Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor

The Quds Day rally in Toronto, where I hope and expect to be speaking this Saturday

Bnai Brith of Canada

Marty York, Daniel Koren:

Dear Mssrs. York and Koren:

I am the United States-based attorney for Dr. Kevin Barrett, who you and Bnai Brith of Canada have recently attacked and targeted by way of a video and apparent mass electronic mailing. Demand is made that you publicly retract the following accusations made against Dr. Barrett based on their falsehood and the intent to injure Dr. Barretts freedom to travel and his livelihood. Dr. Barrett is receiving a bcc of this message.

First, you have called Dr. Barrett a notorious Holocaust Denier. Your entire campaign to prevent him from entering Canada for a presentation scheduled for Saturday, June 24 is predicated on that accusation. That is an accusation that cannot be supported, even from your own materials. Dr. Barrett has indicated that there are serious questions about the historicity of a critical trinity of three (unspecified) elements of the Holocaust narrative, but he specifically stated he was on the fence regarding the Holocaust in the video clip used in your own mailing. Demand is made that you publish a retraction of your slur and a clarification to all recipients of the message.

While you and other members of the Jewish community or Canadian community might be upset that Dr. Barrett has not simply blindly accepted standard Western accounts of the Holocaust, or that he has not devoted the time necessary to become a World War II scholar, that does not make him a denier; and it certainly does not mean that his views and speech may not be heard in the kind of free and tolerant society that Canada aspires to be.

That Dr. Barrett referred (in another highly-edited extract of one of his presentations) to the Anne Frank story as a sub-myth and in that context to the Holocaust myth also does not make him a Holocaust denier. As most scholars recognize (Dr. Barrett has a Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature analyzing Moroccan myths and legends), the term myth is used to signify a sacred foundational narrative that members of a particular culture hold to be true and beyond dispute. The foundational stories of the great religions, and similarly the story of the founding of the United States of America, are well-known examples. Calling these stories myths thus does not imply that they are false; on the contrary, it implies that the relevant cultural in-groups insist that they are true and sacred.

Dr. Barretts reference to the Anne Frank sub-myth was made during his discussion of the Anne Frank tree being planted at the 9/11 Ground Zero site in New York. Based on more than a decade of intensive scholarship, Dr. Barrett believes the official narrative of 9/11 is a monstrous, genocidal lie. His conclusion is shared by thousands of experts and professionals on the record (http://patriotsquestion911.com) and is also widely accepted in high level circles off the record (http://www.globalresearch.ca/ex-italian-president-intel-agencies-knew-911-an-inside-job/7550). Dr. Barrett notes that when he said the Anne Frank tree is hopelessly tainted by lies, he was referring to its assimilation into the big lie of 9/11 by way of the ritual planting of the tree at the 9/11 commemoration site. He has never called the official narrative of the Holocaust (nor the Anne Frank story) a lie. By taking Dr. Barretts remarks out of context, Bnai Brith deceptively tried to buttress its false claims that Dr. Barrett is a denier by appealing to a widely admired figure from the resistance to Nazism.

(Here I point out the terminological problem that is presented whenever someone uses the term Holocaust denier. The Holocaust has no standard historiographical definition and while it is often used as a shorthand for the use of genocidal gas chambers which Dr. Barrett is not accused of denying it is generally understood as a multi-year aggregation of acts and events and policies, variously linked with specific intentionality. The use of the term Holocaust denier is inherently pejorative and polemic, and therefore it should ordinarily be avoided in favor of more specific allegations in the course of academic or highly-charged social discourse).

Too, there is absolutely NO basis whatsoever for your statement that Dr. Barrett has repeatedly questioned the murder of six-million Jews by Nazi Germany. You are hereby challenged to produce any writing or oral statement proving your statement, or any statement in which Dr. Barrett has referred dismissively to the murder of six million Jews, let alone where he has done so repeatedly.

Finally, it is utterly false for you to state that Dr. Barrett has argued that the widespread Holocaust denial in Muslim countries such as Morocco somehow confirms that the Holocaust was fabricated to promote self-serving Zionist assertions.’ Dr. Barrett in fact protests that the historicity of an event cannot be determined based on the relative number of adherents to historicity that it may have in any given setting, or how shrill they might be in their insistence. Genuine contemporaneous documents and credible testimony are the pivotal elements in determining historical fact. Again, demand is made that you retract these particular unfounded statements about Dr. Barretts reference to deniers in Muslim countries unless you have proof in the form of a writing or transcript or video clip that Dr. Barrett has said such a thing.

There are a number of troubling features of your campaign as a whole, starting with the failure of Bnai Brith to recognize the importance of nuance and free speech when it comes to matters of controversy in history and social analysis. These troubling features include your apparent belief that the Canadian government should yield not to its own established law and regulations but to a goaded and perhaps frenzied anti-speech mob based on the pressure that it can exert on government officials. There is no suggestion in your message that Dr. Barretts presentation this week in Toronto would represent a security risk in any way, absent attacks that could be launched from your constituents, and you show no sensitivity to that point at all. We are in touch with Canada-based counterparts, and while we acknowledge that citizens of Canada have the right to contact their public servants, we urge that you be scrupulous about ensuring that they have correct, non-inflammatory information before they do. With that in mind, you are asked to convey this letter to the Border Security authorities who you are in contact with, who themselves are reminded that any claims of inadmissibility must be based not on innuendo but thoroughly-investigated fact. There is NO basis whatsoever, except the impermissible bases of hatred, bias and prejudice, for excluding a scholar such as Dr. Barrett from fulfilling his invitation to speak in Toronto.

Dr. Barrett has previously been allowed admission to Canada, as recently as August 2015 (despite what may have been a trumped-up charge that initially impeded his entry, which was later resolved in his favor). Therefore, if he is not allowed admission now, his exclusion and consequential economic injury will be deemed entirely the responsibility of Bnai Brith.

I am copying this message to President Gary Saltzman and other individuals who are part of the leadership of Bnai Brith International in the United States, who are invited to hold their correspondent organization in Canada accountable to the facts and to the better ideals of free speech which however more developed they are in the United States than in Canada are norms held in high regard throughout the world.

Thank you for your consideration of all these points and I look forward to hearing from you.

Bruce Leichty

Attorney

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University refuses to move books by Holocaust denier – The Times

Manchester University has come under fire for refusing to move works by David Irving from open display on library shelves or to label them as Holocaust denial literature. In recent months, growing numbers of British universities, including Cambridge and University College London (UCL), have reclassified works by the controversial writer. They either moved them to closed access areas, or inserted disclaimers inside the books, following a campaign led by Dr Irene Lancaster, formerly a teaching fellow in Jewish history at Manchester University, and the former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams, now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge. Manchester University, however, has refused to move Irvings books to an area where students would have to ask to read them. Last week, it also refused a request from

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Holocaust denial ‘being fuelled by social media and could continue to rise in the UK’ – Express.co.uk

GETTY Sir Peter Bazalgette, chairman of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said the horrifying stories of survivors remained incredibly powerful. But he warned that Holocaust denial may well grow in the next 20 years, rather than diminish because of misleading posts on social media. He said: A small number of MPs and peers, some of whom live locally, have understandably expressed concerns. Getty Images 1 of 12 The infamous German inscription reads ‘Work Makes Free’ at the main gate of the Auschwitz I extermination camp. We are confident that putting the memorial next to Parliament will improve the park amenity. Sir Peter added: If you search for Holocaust denial youd be astonished at what people bring up. “Theres a danger that the power of the internet reinforces mutual prejudices and its up to all of us to make sure Holocaust denial doesnt grow. Speaking at the launch of a design competition for a new Holocaust Memorial to be sited next to the Houses of Parliament Sir Peter, 64, said the project underlines the importance of learning the lessons of history.

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James O’Brien’s Worrying Theory On The Rise Of Holocaust Denial – LBC

2 August 2017, 14:13 James O’Brien: This Is Why Holocaust Denial Is On The Rise 00:01:15 A leading campaigner has warned Holocaust denial could rise in the next 20 years, and James OBrien has a theory why this is worryingly true. Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, believes Holocaust denial may well grow rather than diminish over the next two decades. Its a concern James himself has raised and today during his LBC show the penny dropped as to why Holocaust denial is next in a post-truth era. What you have is the desire to other a population, James said. On this occasion as Britain and America are at the moment its Muslims and the desire is to portray them all as terrorists or paedophiles or members of grooming gangs. He continued: They want to do the most textbook sort of style of othering, treat people differently, restrict their laws according to their ethnicity or background. For example you cant come into this country if you were born into a certain background. You cant access this service if you were born somewhere else. That kind of politics, and what they cant do is admit that leads to the Holocaust. So if youre buying into the idea of othering Muslims or Irish people from the NHS or having having some kind of colour bar If you subscribe to that set then you have to deny the Holocaust. Watch James full analysis in the video at the top of this page.

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Extremist charged with Holocaust denial – The Slovak Spectator

Marian Magt says he is still running for ilina Region post. The police charged far-right extremist leader Marian Magt with Holocaust denial, referring to his comments on a social network. If he is found guilty, he may spend up to eight years in prison, the public-service broadcaster RTVS reported. Despite the accusations, Magt still wants to run for the government post in ilina Region in the November regional elections. Magt is one of the founders of Vzdor (Resistance) Kysuce, which the Interior Ministry classifies as an extremist group. In last years general election he unsuccessfully ran on the slate of Peoples Party Our Slovakia (SNS), led by Marian Kotleba. Earlier this year, the court sentenced him to three years conditionally for illegal arming. Magt was also invited for hearing after he encouraged people attending a protest against Islamisation to tear the European Unions flag, RTVS informed. Magt does not conceal his Antisemitism or admiration of Adolf Hitler, whom he has described as peacemaker and a person with his heart on the right place. The police had already proposed charging Magt for his statements at the beginning of this year, but the prosecutors office officially submitted the charges to the district court in adca on July 27, RTVS reported. Magt said earlier this year that he is not the only administrator of his blog posts and social network profiles, so the police cannot prove it was actually him who wrote the posts. He is now casting doubt on the experts who prepared opinions. They cannot explain what Holocaust denial is. Not even the law knows it, Magt told RTVS. 2. Aug 2017 at 5:49 |Compiled by Spectator staff Thank you for singing up. Shortly an email will be sent to the address you provided to verify your e-mail. Error! Please try to register again later, your e-mail was not registered. Your email is not in a correct format.

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Social media ‘fosters Holocaust denial’ – The Times

Holocaust denial is likely to increase as people rely more strongly on social networks for information, the chairman of the Holocaust Memorial Foundation has warned. Sir Peter Bazalgette, who formerly led Arts Council England, said that tech and publishing companies such as Facebook and Twitter allowed people to choose to communicate only with those who shared their views, which could result in groups of deniers whose opinions went unchallenged. Speaking at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London at the opening of a display of designs for a new memorial centre, Sir Peter said that the project would allow visitors to the centres site next to the Houses of Parliament to see video testimonies from 112 survivors of the Nazi attempt to wipe out Jews

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Irish journalist apologizes for ‘anti-Semitic’ jab in article – The Times of Israel

An Irish journalist apologized on Tuesday after being fired for penning a column perceived as anti-Semitic and sexist, saying his career is over now. The Sunday Times fired Kevin Myers after he suggested that female BBC presenters Vanessa Feltz and Claudia Winkleman were successful in negotiating higher salaries because they are Jewish. In the offending column, entitled Sorry ladies equal pay has to be earned, Myers wrote: Jews are not generally noted for their insistence on selling their talent for the lowest possible price. Myers told Irelands RTE news that he offered Felt and Winkleman a sincere apology. I am very, very sorry that I should have so offended them and I do utter an apology, not for any reason other than out of genuine contrition for the hurt I caused them, but I uttered those words out of respect for the religion from which they come, Myers said. And for the religion that I still hold in high regard, particularly the Irish members of that religion who have been so forthright in their defense of me generally, he added. On Monday, the Jewish Representative Council of Ireland said that branding Myers an anti-Semite or Holocaust-denier was an absolute distortion of the facts. More than any other Irish journalist, he has written columns about details of the Holocaust over the last three decades that would not otherwise have been known by a substantial Irish audience, Council chairman Maurice Cohen said in a statement, according to The Irish Times. BBC star Vanessa Feltz (YouTube screenshot) Cohen insisted that Myers was not racist against Jews, but in his curmudgeonly, cranky, idiosyncratic style had inadvertently stumbled into an anti-Semitic trope. Myers in the past penned an article in the Irish Independent saying the Holocaust did not happen to protest European laws against Holocaust denial. That article was removed from the papers website Monday after Myers came under fire for the Sunday Times piece. BBC star Claudia Winkleman (Youtube screenshot) In the apology, Myers said that it was a mistake to have used religion in the latest article. I foolishly referred to their religion as being a motivator. Actually there is a good article to be had about that but its not to be done in a throwaway line that will not be understood, he said. It was stupid of me, the encapsulation of such a complex issue in a single sentence one of my flaws is to deal with major issues with throwaway lines. However, he denied that the article was motivated by anti-Semitism, and claimed to be an admirer of the Jewish people. My Jewish audience will understand that I am a great admirer of Jewish people, I think they are the most gifted people who have ever existed on this planet and civilisation owes an enormous debt to them. Myers took full responsibility for the article, admitting that he would probably never be able to work again in journalism. He said that even though five or six others must have read the article before it was published, he didnt want anyone else to lose their job over the incident. An editor for the Irish edition of the Sunday Times apologized for the article on Sunday, saying he took full responsibility for its publication.

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Holocaust denial may rise in next 20 years, says Sir Peter Bazalgette – Jewish Chronicle

Jewish Chronicle Holocaust denial may rise in next 20 years, says Sir Peter Bazalgette Jewish Chronicle Sir Peter Bazalgette, chair of the UK Holocaust Memorial Foundation, said: I have the impression that Holocaust denial may well grow in the next 20 years … UK's 'social splintering' risks repeating past, say Holocaust survivors … The Guardian UK Holocaust Memorial to be sited next to Parliament despite MPs' objections iNews all 5 news articles »

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Local Tisha B’Av Programming – Jewish Link of New Jersey

The opening shiur will be Preparing for Tisha BAv in 2017. This program will be broadcast live on www.yutorah.org. To co-sponsor, please email [emailprotected] Keter Torah is located at 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck. This years video is titled Emunah for Life: How to Master Lifes Challenges. The video will start after early mincha at 1:38 p.m. and will run continuously until the second mincha at 7:40 p.m. Shomrei Torah is located at 19-10 Morlot Avenue in Fair Lawn. Admission is $15 for adults and $10 for students. The viewing will be in the Arzei Darom social hall, 2:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m. Arzei Darom is located at 725 Queen Anne Road in Teaneck. The Jewish Center of Teaneck will host a special movie screening of Denial. At 5:15 p.m., Rabbi Fridman will present an introduction to the film about Holocaust denial in our generation, and the screening will begin at 5:30 p.m. The screening will take place in the Weiss Auditorium. The Teaneck Jewish Center is located at 70 Sterling Street in Teaneck. This film tells the story of Israels 55th Paratrooper Brigade and how the Israel Defense Forces risked everything for the sake of their homeland. Featuring MK Michael Oren, first-hand interviews and historical reenactments, this powerful 1-hour-49-minute docudrama focuses on the commitment and sacrifice of the soldiers who reunited Jerusalem. To view a trailer, visit https://youtu.be/5Ah9bLW3Rh4; to co-sponsor, e-mail [emailprotected] Keter Torah is located at 600 Roemer Avenue in Teaneck. In the Pressburger Sanctuary, between Mincha and Maariv, 8:05 p.m. until 8:30 p.m., Rabbi Fridman will hold a sicah, Had I Been There: Why Dont We Fast on the 10th? The Teaneck Jewish Center is located at 70 Sterling Street in Teaneck. This womens kinot program will take place in the Reibel Bais Medrash, JEC. For more information, or to volunteer to present a kina, please call, text or email Mrs. Amy Tropp, 908-337-7756, [emailprotected] The JEC Elmora Avenue Shul is located at 330 Elmora Avenue in Elizabeth. Teaneck Womens Tefillah (TWT) is holding its annual reading of Megillat Eicha on Monday night, July 31, starting promptly at 10 p.m. For information about the private home location and to join the TWT mailing list, email [emailprotected] Women and young girls are invited to join together in this solemn commemoration. On Monday, July 31, erev Tisha BAv, at 7 p.m. and again after Mincha, Gift of Life will be hosting a bone marrow drive at Chabad of West Orange. Get your cheek swabbed and potentially save a life! On Tuesday, August 1, Tisha BAv, Chabad of West Orange will show two films appropriate to the day: at 3:30 p.m., Europa Europa [A 1990 film of Solomon Perel, a German Jewish boy who escaped the Holocaust by masquerading not just as a non-Jew, but as an elite Nazi German]; and at 5:30 p.m., Paper Clips [As a part of their study of the Holocaust, the children of the Whitwell Middle School in Tennessee try to collect six million paper clips representing the six million Jews killed by the Nazis, and that number eventually grows to include millions of others killed.]

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My attorneys demand letter to Bnai Brith (re …

For the story of Bnai Briths effort to keep me out of Canada based on their false and libelous assertions, see: Bnai Brith libelously calls me holocaust denier, wants me banned from Canada Kevin Barrett, Veterans Today Editor The Quds Day rally in Toronto, where I hope and expect to be speaking this Saturday Bnai Brith of Canada Marty York, Daniel Koren: Dear Mssrs. York and Koren: I am the United States-based attorney for Dr. Kevin Barrett, who you and Bnai Brith of Canada have recently attacked and targeted by way of a video and apparent mass electronic mailing. Demand is made that you publicly retract the following accusations made against Dr. Barrett based on their falsehood and the intent to injure Dr. Barretts freedom to travel and his livelihood. Dr. Barrett is receiving a bcc of this message. First, you have called Dr. Barrett a notorious Holocaust Denier. Your entire campaign to prevent him from entering Canada for a presentation scheduled for Saturday, June 24 is predicated on that accusation. That is an accusation that cannot be supported, even from your own materials. Dr. Barrett has indicated that there are serious questions about the historicity of a critical trinity of three (unspecified) elements of the Holocaust narrative, but he specifically stated he was on the fence regarding the Holocaust in the video clip used in your own mailing. Demand is made that you publish a retraction of your slur and a clarification to all recipients of the message. While you and other members of the Jewish community or Canadian community might be upset that Dr. Barrett has not simply blindly accepted standard Western accounts of the Holocaust, or that he has not devoted the time necessary to become a World War II scholar, that does not make him a denier; and it certainly does not mean that his views and speech may not be heard in the kind of free and tolerant society that Canada aspires to be. That Dr. Barrett referred (in another highly-edited extract of one of his presentations) to the Anne Frank story as a sub-myth and in that context to the Holocaust myth also does not make him a Holocaust denier. As most scholars recognize (Dr. Barrett has a Ph.D. in African Languages and Literature analyzing Moroccan myths and legends), the term myth is used to signify a sacred foundational narrative that members of a particular culture hold to be true and beyond dispute. The foundational stories of the great religions, and similarly the story of the founding of the United States of America, are well-known examples. Calling these stories myths thus does not imply that they are false; on the contrary, it implies that the relevant cultural in-groups insist that they are true and sacred. Dr. Barretts reference to the Anne Frank sub-myth was made during his discussion of the Anne Frank tree being planted at the 9/11 Ground Zero site in New York. Based on more than a decade of intensive scholarship, Dr. Barrett believes the official narrative of 9/11 is a monstrous, genocidal lie. His conclusion is shared by thousands of experts and professionals on the record (http://patriotsquestion911.com) and is also widely accepted in high level circles off the record (http://www.globalresearch.ca/ex-italian-president-intel-agencies-knew-911-an-inside-job/7550). Dr. Barrett notes that when he said the Anne Frank tree is hopelessly tainted by lies, he was referring to its assimilation into the big lie of 9/11 by way of the ritual planting of the tree at the 9/11 commemoration site. He has never called the official narrative of the Holocaust (nor the Anne Frank story) a lie. By taking Dr. Barretts remarks out of context, Bnai Brith deceptively tried to buttress its false claims that Dr. Barrett is a denier by appealing to a widely admired figure from the resistance to Nazism. (Here I point out the terminological problem that is presented whenever someone uses the term Holocaust denier. The Holocaust has no standard historiographical definition and while it is often used as a shorthand for the use of genocidal gas chambers which Dr. Barrett is not accused of denying it is generally understood as a multi-year aggregation of acts and events and policies, variously linked with specific intentionality. The use of the term Holocaust denier is inherently pejorative and polemic, and therefore it should ordinarily be avoided in favor of more specific allegations in the course of academic or highly-charged social discourse). Too, there is absolutely NO basis whatsoever for your statement that Dr. Barrett has repeatedly questioned the murder of six-million Jews by Nazi Germany. You are hereby challenged to produce any writing or oral statement proving your statement, or any statement in which Dr. Barrett has referred dismissively to the murder of six million Jews, let alone where he has done so repeatedly. Finally, it is utterly false for you to state that Dr. Barrett has argued that the widespread Holocaust denial in Muslim countries such as Morocco somehow confirms that the Holocaust was fabricated to promote self-serving Zionist assertions.’ Dr. Barrett in fact protests that the historicity of an event cannot be determined based on the relative number of adherents to historicity that it may have in any given setting, or how shrill they might be in their insistence. Genuine contemporaneous documents and credible testimony are the pivotal elements in determining historical fact. Again, demand is made that you retract these particular unfounded statements about Dr. Barretts reference to deniers in Muslim countries unless you have proof in the form of a writing or transcript or video clip that Dr. Barrett has said such a thing. There are a number of troubling features of your campaign as a whole, starting with the failure of Bnai Brith to recognize the importance of nuance and free speech when it comes to matters of controversy in history and social analysis. These troubling features include your apparent belief that the Canadian government should yield not to its own established law and regulations but to a goaded and perhaps frenzied anti-speech mob based on the pressure that it can exert on government officials. There is no suggestion in your message that Dr. Barretts presentation this week in Toronto would represent a security risk in any way, absent attacks that could be launched from your constituents, and you show no sensitivity to that point at all. We are in touch with Canada-based counterparts, and while we acknowledge that citizens of Canada have the right to contact their public servants, we urge that you be scrupulous about ensuring that they have correct, non-inflammatory information before they do. With that in mind, you are asked to convey this letter to the Border Security authorities who you are in contact with, who themselves are reminded that any claims of inadmissibility must be based not on innuendo but thoroughly-investigated fact. There is NO basis whatsoever, except the impermissible bases of hatred, bias and prejudice, for excluding a scholar such as Dr. Barrett from fulfilling his invitation to speak in Toronto. Dr. Barrett has previously been allowed admission to Canada, as recently as August 2015 (despite what may have been a trumped-up charge that initially impeded his entry, which was later resolved in his favor). Therefore, if he is not allowed admission now, his exclusion and consequential economic injury will be deemed entirely the responsibility of Bnai Brith. I am copying this message to President Gary Saltzman and other individuals who are part of the leadership of Bnai Brith International in the United States, who are invited to hold their correspondent organization in Canada accountable to the facts and to the better ideals of free speech which however more developed they are in the United States than in Canada are norms held in high regard throughout the world. Thank you for your consideration of all these points and I look forward to hearing from you. Bruce Leichty Attorney

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