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Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Orbn – EURACTIV

Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu today (18 July) on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orbn hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism.

It brings together two right-wingers enamoured of US President Donald Trump and with a disdain for the left-leaning liberal global order bankrolled, as they see it, by the likes of Soros, the US financier and philanthropist.

Netanyahu, fresh from a contentious visit to France, will on Wednesday meet premiers of the Visegrad Group Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic plus Hungary that has been increasingly at odds with the rest of the EU.

Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrd Four) rejected yesterday (28 March) what they called Brussels use of blackmail and diktat over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU.

All these states are very pro-Israel, Raphael Vago, an expert on eastern Europe at Tel Aviv university, told AFP. They vote in our favour at the European Union and the United Nations.

Netanyahus trip to Hungary, the first by an Israeli prime minister since the end of communism in 1989, comes with tempers flaring over Orbns campaign vilifying the Hungarian-born billionaire Soros.

Posters attacking him for his alleged support of mass immigration some daubed with Stinking Jew graffiti have further upset Hungarys over 100,000-strong Jewish community, one of Europes largest.

They have often accused Orbn, in power since 2010, of turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism or even encouraging it with nationalist rhetoric that analysts say is aimed at staving off a rise in for the far-right, a charge the 54-year-old denies.

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Recently Orbn also praised Miklos Horthy, Hungarys wartime leader and Hitler ally until 1944, as an exceptional statesman for rebuilding Hungary after World War I.

Critics have long suspected Orbn of trying to rehabilitate Horthy, who oversaw the sending of over a half million Jews to the Nazi death camps, by tacitly encouraging new memorials of Horthy and other interwar figures.

In 2014, Hungarys biggest Jewish organisation Mazsihisz boycotted state commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the 1944 deportations over concerns the government was whitewashing the states complicity.

But Orbn is at pains to stress his zero tolerance of anti-Semitism, his supporters pointing to a new law outlawing Holocaust denial and state funding for Jewish-themed films like Oscar-winner Son of Saul.

No government has done more to fight anti-Semitism in Hungary, his spokesman said in a blog post on Thursday.

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Soros, who hid from the Nazis in Budapest as a boy, said that the posters, plastered nationwide, used anti-Semitic imagery.

His spokesman said they were reminiscent of Europes darkest hours. The head of Mazsihisz called the campaign poisonous.

Orbn insisted they were not about the 86-year-olds Jewishness but the national security risk posed by his wish to settle a million migrants in the European Union.

French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhauser has blamed billionaire George Soros for having financed the humanitarian infrastructures that helped open Europes doors to uncontrolled flows of migrants, and for making money from the EUs destabilisation.

Orbns government is also making life difficult for the prestigious Central European University in Budapest, created by Soros, and for civil organisations he funds prompting EU legal action.

Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday (9 April), as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University.

Netanyahu, 67, whose relations with the EU are strained too, is also scornful about Soros because of his support for both Israeli and Palestinian rights groups critical of Israels government and the occupation.

Some in Israel called for Netanyahu to cancel his Hungary trip because of the posters which will be down by the time he arrives with Israels ambassador saying it evokes sad memories (and) sows hatred and fear.

But hours later, a foreign ministry statement backtracked reportedly at Netanyahus behest.

While Israel deplores anti-Semitism, Soros continuously undermines Israels democratically elected governments by funding organisations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself, it said.

Connecting Soros to the migration issue is the (Hungarian) governments aim, but it is a problem for Orbn if the campaign is seen as anti-Semitic, political analyst Csaba Toth told AFP.

So the Netanyahu visit helps him as it bolsters his claims that the Soros campaign is not.

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Macron: Anti-Zionism Is a Reinvented Form of anti-Semitism – Haaretz

Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the victims of the mass roundup of Jews in Paris in WWII, the French president assailed Le Pen and said France must take responsibility for the Vichy regime and Nazi collaboration

PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron delivered forceful remarks on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Paris, attacking his political rival Marine Le Pen and other figures who claimed that the Vichy government which collaborated with the Nazis during WWII didn’t represent France.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony in Paris alongside Macron.

“There are those who say Vichy wasn’t France,” Macron said. “It’s true that Vichy wasn’t all of France, but Vichy was the government of France and the French establishment It was responsible for deporting French Jews, and not the Germans.”

Macron said that denying or hiding France’s role in WWII is a disgrace.

“We have a responsibility to realize where and when we have failed,” he said. “The underground and those who rescued Jews saved France’s dignity, but the Vichy government was the reality. It’s convenient and easy to see Vichy as something perpetrated by foreign agents but it was the reality. You can’t build pride on a lie.”

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Macron condemned Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in France today, saying that it has taken a new shape, and that anti-Zionist and anti-Israel expressions should be opposed. “It’s a new type of anti-Semitism,” he said.

At the ceremony, Netanyahu lauded Macron’s statement from a few days ago that France in a war of civilizations against radical Islamic terrorism.

“Your struggle against militant Islam is our struggle,” he said. “We must stand against them together and defeat them together.”

Following the ceremony, Netanyahu arrived at the lyse Palace for a sit-down with Macron.

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Top UAE Official Slams Qatar-Owned Al-Jazeera for Anti-Semitism – TheTower.org

In the latest sign of the growing rift between the Saudi-led Gulf states and Qatar, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates blasted Qatars Al-Jazeera network on Wednesday for promoting anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial.

Anwar Gargash, the UAEs minister for foreign affairs, charged that Al-Jazeera promoted anti-Semitic violence by broadcasting sermons by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi,Agence France-Presse reported.

Qaradawi had also praised Hitler, described the Holocaust as divine punishment, and called on Allah to take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people and kill them, down to the very last one, Gargash added.

Gargashs criticism of the Qatari network came in a letter responding to charges by the United Nations that the Saudi-led effort to shut down Al-Jazeera violates press freedom.

David Kaye, the UNs special rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion, saidthat shutting down Al-Jazeera would be a major blow against media pluralism. The Middle East is already suffering from severe restrictions on reporting and media, he added.

But Gargash responded that Freedom of expression cannot be used to justify and shield the promotion of extremist narratives, claiming that Al Jazeera is a platform for spreading terrorist ideology.

Gargashs letter referredto the broadcasting of an infamous sermon by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on Al-Jazeera in 2009. Al-Qaradawi addressed his message to the aggressor Jews, those arrogant plunderers, who act arrogantly toward the servants of Allah in the land of Allah. Al-Qaradhawi referred to Jews as treacherous and cunning, while calling on Allah to kill them all. Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one, Al-Qaradhawi said.

This is not the first time Al-Jazeera has been accused of promoting anti-Semitism. There is no doubt that anti-Semitism is woven into the fabric of Al Jazeeras Arabic reporting, Erik Nisbet, a professor of Arabic media at Ohio State University, saidin 2011. Nisbet went on to compare Al-Jazeeras reporting to an American channel giving airtime to the Ku Klux Klan.

The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission notedin 2004 that Al-Jazeera host Faisal Al-Qassam frequently made anti-Semitic remarks on his weekly show, with one episode titled, Is Zionism worse than Nazism. Al-Qassam referred to Jews as apes and pigs, and recommended that the U.S. get rid of its Jews. The Commission quoted Al-Qassam as saying, God will not be deterred unless there is a true holocaust that will exterminate all of [the Jews] at once.

A guest on Al-Qassams show, Saudi cleric Abdallah Bib Matruk Al-Haddal, said that the September 11th attacks were a continuation of an ancient attack. It is a continuation of the Jewish deception and the Jewish-Zionist wickedness. Al-Haddal concluded that Jewish fingerprints have infiltrated the U.S., Jewish evil and deception are those who attacked the U.S. The claim that Jews are responsible for the September 11th attacks is awidely debunked anti-Semitic conspiracy theory.

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US Holocaust Museum beats $250K goal to preserve, digitize diaries – WJLA

A page of Joseph Stripounsky’s diary with a sketch showing “Master Teddy Bear,” is shown at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching its first-ever crowd-funding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has exceeded its $250,000 goal in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors.

The museum announced Wednesday that its first crowd-funding campaign launched on Kickstarter last month met its goal with pledges from more than 4,500 people. The campaign launched on June 12, the birthday of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The funding also will make it possible to translate three diaries into English.

The museum is now launching a stretch goal of $50,000 to translate 10 more diaries into English. That effort runs through July 13.

Museum officials say the diaries are important because they offer evidence that the Holocaust happened at a time when Holocaust denial is on the rise.

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Iranians Replace Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest with Trump … – Breitbart News

The contest, which began Monday and lasts an entire week, has received entries from 1,614 Iranian and foreign participants from 74 countries. Four Americans participated in the contest, and two received special recognition for their work.

One of those men was American Robert Jones Clayton, whose cartoon showedtwo separate copies ofTIMEmagazine,in the years in which Adolf Hitler (1938) and Donald Trump (2016) were their nominated person of the year.It is a great honor, Trump tells Hitler, to which Hitler replies Ja.

Another American entrant,Ed Wexler, portrays Trump running away from a snowball with the communist logo, a reference to his unproven connections to Russia.

Eventual winnerHadi Asadi, who won $1,500 for his cartoon depicting Trump wearing a coat made from dollar bills with his hair on fire while dribbling on a pile of books, told the Associated Press he wanted to show Trumps money-mindedness and war monger nature.

I wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture, he said.

The events director, Ali-Asghar Jafar, told the Iranian state-run PressTVthat the exhibition sought to highlight U.S. hostility towards Iran. Today, the US is moving against Muslim countries, especially Iran, he said. It was difficult to prove US brutality in the past, but Trumps presence has made it easy.

Today, the US is moving against Muslim countries, especially Iran, he said. It was difficult to prove US brutality in the past, but Trumps presence has made it easy.

Another event organizer, Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei, said thecontest aimed to highlight Trumps flaws by displaying satirical paintings on themes such as sexism, immigration, and attitudes towards the media.

The ism in Trumpism is a reference to racism and Nazism, said Tabatabaei. Many believe his remarks are similar to Hitler. He has had a bad attitude towards the media and refugees.

Last year, Tabatabaei organized his thirdHolocaust denial cartoon contestcompetition, which he claimed was not anti-Semitic but aimed at highlighting Western double standards towards criticism of Islam.

We have never been after denying the Holocaust or ridiculing its victims, Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei said at the time. If you find a single design that ridicules victims or denies, we are ready to close the exhibition. Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust were subject to oppression by Nazis.

Depictions of Muhammed, who Muslims revere as a prophet, are still forbidden in Iran under Islamic blasphemy law, which can result in the death penalty. In March this year, a 21-year-old man was sentenced to deathfor insultingIslam through messages he sent online.

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This Cartoon Just Won First Prize at Iran’s ‘Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest’ – Haaretz

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi won the first prize Monday at Iran’s International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest. Asadi’s work was one of thousands competing in the new competition, which ran the gamut from funny to insulting to downright apocalyptic, and followed in wake of the Islamic Republic’s infamous annual Holocaust cartoon contest.

According to the Teheran Times, artists from over 70 countries submitted over 1,600 works to the competition, which organizers said sought to acknowledge Trump since he represents the real image of America.

Trumps behavior clearly sets out Irans reasons to distrust the U.S., consequently, we decided to use arts capacity for displaying the behavior, the competition’s deirector, Ali-Asghar Jafari, said.

Another organizer is Masud Shojaei-Tabatabai, who was also among the leaders of the country’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. Indeed, some of the Trump cartoons echoed the competition, which is infamous for showcasing anti-Semitic works which border on Holocaust denial.

This contest considers Trump as a symbol of U.S. capitalism and hegemony that many intellectuals compare with Nazism, Shojaei-Tabatabai said.

Indeed, one of the cartoons showed Trump corralled within a swastika-shaped wall.

Others focused on the U.S. president’s social media habits, with Twitter featuring in a number of works.

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German Law Curbs Holocaust Denial On Facebook, Twitter The … – Forward

BERLIN (JTA) The German parliament passed a new law Friday designed to curb hate speech and libel on social networks.

The law requires Internet platforms likeFacebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material with obviouslyillegal content and fake defamatory newswithin 24 hoursof itshaving been reported. Previously, illegal material was reported butdid not have to be removed.

The new law places the onus on the social media platforms to removethe material or be subjected to heavy fines, reportedly of up to about $56million.

Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, praised the new network law as a strong instrument against online hatespeech, and added that an evaluation period would help determine its efficacy.

In an official statement, he noted that social media has become ahotbed of anti-Semitic incitement, which is easily spread worldwide.Since platform operators generally failed to stick to agreements of a voluntary nature, this law is the logical consequence.

Criticism of the law came from legislators from the Left Party and theGreens, who said they worried about granting Internet companies thepower to set the boundaries for free speech online.

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Austria’s top court upholds seizing of Hitler’s birthplace – The Boston Globe

BERLIN The Austrian Constitutional Court said Friday that the government had acted legally when it seized the apartment complex in which Hitler was born, the latest and most likely last chapter in the long battle for ownership of the Nazi dictators birthplace.

The court said in a statement that a law passed late last year allowing the expropriation of the three-story building was in the public interest, commensurate and not without compensation, and therefore not unconstitutional.

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Austrian law prohibits the promotion of Nazi ideology, including Holocaust denial or the display of swastikas.

Seizing the building enables the government to prevent it from becoming a site for neo-Nazi activity, the court said, after hearing arguments following its decision to take ownership from Gerlinde Pommer, the longtime owner who had refused to sell the property.

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The owner argued that there are other possibilities to make sure there is no misuse of the house, said Wolfgang Sablatnig, a spokesman for the court, and representatives of Austria argued they do not want to let the house become a symbol for neo-Nazis, and the only way to make sure that there is no symbolic misuse is to seize it.

Pommer, whose home was seized in January, did not attend the hearing because of health reasons and to avoid the media, Sablatnig said.

Sablatnig said Pommer could appeal to the European Court of Human Rights or to an Austrian court with the aim of increasing her compensation for the home.

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Hitler was born inside the complex, in Braunau am Inn, near the Austrian-German border on April 20, 1889, in an apartment his parents had rented above a tavern on the first floor. Fearing that the structure would become a site for Nazi glorification, the Austrian government assumed its main lease in 1972.

Officials have tried to buy the building from Pommer on numerous occasions since 1984, but she has refused to sell, even when her last tenants left in 2011 after she forbade renovations. After negotiations to purchase the building stalled last year, the government passed the law permitting it to be seized.

Gerhard Lebitsch, the lawyer representing Pommer, argued that expropriation should not have been allowed for reasons of public interest, as the homes appeal as a pilgrimage site would remain even if the property changed hands.

A concrete purpose of expropriation is missing, Lebitsch said just before the hearing last week. The Austrian legislature has no concrete plans for a use of this house. The Republic of Austria rents the building for 45 years now; it would have been easily possible for the renter to practice a reasonable use in the past years and decades.

But Austrian officials contended that a long-term rental agreement would be insufficient. Far-reaching architectural transformations can only be made by the owner, Hermann Feiner of the Interior Ministry said at the hearing, according to the Austria Press Agency.

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Holocaust denial – Simple English Wikipedia, the free …

Holocaust denial is the claim that The Holocaust did not happen, or was not as bad as most people think it was. History experts agree that during World War II, the Nazis did kill millions of people during the Holocaust, including many people in concentration camps. They agree that there is more proof in writing, pictures, and places about the Holocaust than any other great killing of people. Holocaust deniers usually call themselves Holocaust revisionists.[1] They say that the Holocaust is a hoax made up by Jewish people working together.[2][3]

It is against the criminal law to deny the Holocaust in many European countries, especially in Germany.[4] Some Holocaust deniers, like Ernst Zndel, have been charged with crimes.

These are Holocaust deniers’ most common arguments:

Holocaust denial also includes these claims:

History experts agree that the Holocaust happened.[2][3] They agree that Holocaust deniers use bad research, misunderstand things, and sometimes make things up to support their claims.[2][3]

Many things together prove that the Holocaust did happen:

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Meeting of minds as Netanyahu visits Orbn – EURACTIV

Hungary welcomes Israeli premier Benjamin Netanyahu today (18 July) on a landmark visit that Prime Minister Viktor Orbn hopes will bolster him in his battle with George Soros and deflect charges of stoking anti-Semitism. It brings together two right-wingers enamoured of US President Donald Trump and with a disdain for the left-leaning liberal global order bankrolled, as they see it, by the likes of Soros, the US financier and philanthropist. Netanyahu, fresh from a contentious visit to France, will on Wednesday meet premiers of the Visegrad Group Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic plus Hungary that has been increasingly at odds with the rest of the EU. Leaders from the Czech Republic, Hungary, Slovakia and Poland (the Visegrd Four) rejected yesterday (28 March) what they called Brussels use of blackmail and diktat over planned resettlements of migrants across the EU. All these states are very pro-Israel, Raphael Vago, an expert on eastern Europe at Tel Aviv university, told AFP. They vote in our favour at the European Union and the United Nations. Netanyahus trip to Hungary, the first by an Israeli prime minister since the end of communism in 1989, comes with tempers flaring over Orbns campaign vilifying the Hungarian-born billionaire Soros. Posters attacking him for his alleged support of mass immigration some daubed with Stinking Jew graffiti have further upset Hungarys over 100,000-strong Jewish community, one of Europes largest. They have often accused Orbn, in power since 2010, of turning a blind eye to anti-Semitism or even encouraging it with nationalist rhetoric that analysts say is aimed at staving off a rise in for the far-right, a charge the 54-year-old denies. Whitewashing Recently Orbn also praised Miklos Horthy, Hungarys wartime leader and Hitler ally until 1944, as an exceptional statesman for rebuilding Hungary after World War I. Critics have long suspected Orbn of trying to rehabilitate Horthy, who oversaw the sending of over a half million Jews to the Nazi death camps, by tacitly encouraging new memorials of Horthy and other interwar figures. In 2014, Hungarys biggest Jewish organisation Mazsihisz boycotted state commemorations of the 70th anniversary of the 1944 deportations over concerns the government was whitewashing the states complicity. But Orbn is at pains to stress his zero tolerance of anti-Semitism, his supporters pointing to a new law outlawing Holocaust denial and state funding for Jewish-themed films like Oscar-winner Son of Saul. No government has done more to fight anti-Semitism in Hungary, his spokesman said in a blog post on Thursday. A million migrants Soros, who hid from the Nazis in Budapest as a boy, said that the posters, plastered nationwide, used anti-Semitic imagery. His spokesman said they were reminiscent of Europes darkest hours. The head of Mazsihisz called the campaign poisonous. Orbn insisted they were not about the 86-year-olds Jewishness but the national security risk posed by his wish to settle a million migrants in the European Union. French MEP Jean-Luc Schaffhauser has blamed billionaire George Soros for having financed the humanitarian infrastructures that helped open Europes doors to uncontrolled flows of migrants, and for making money from the EUs destabilisation. Orbns government is also making life difficult for the prestigious Central European University in Budapest, created by Soros, and for civil organisations he funds prompting EU legal action. Hungary saw the biggest anti-government protest in three years on Sunday (9 April), as tens of thousands demonstrated against new higher education legislation seen as targeting the respected Central European University. Netanyahu, 67, whose relations with the EU are strained too, is also scornful about Soros because of his support for both Israeli and Palestinian rights groups critical of Israels government and the occupation. Some in Israel called for Netanyahu to cancel his Hungary trip because of the posters which will be down by the time he arrives with Israels ambassador saying it evokes sad memories (and) sows hatred and fear. But hours later, a foreign ministry statement backtracked reportedly at Netanyahus behest. While Israel deplores anti-Semitism, Soros continuously undermines Israels democratically elected governments by funding organisations that defame the Jewish state and seek to deny it the right to defend itself, it said. Connecting Soros to the migration issue is the (Hungarian) governments aim, but it is a problem for Orbn if the campaign is seen as anti-Semitic, political analyst Csaba Toth told AFP. So the Netanyahu visit helps him as it bolsters his claims that the Soros campaign is not.

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Macron: Anti-Zionism Is a Reinvented Form of anti-Semitism – Haaretz

Speaking at a ceremony commemorating the victims of the mass roundup of Jews in Paris in WWII, the French president assailed Le Pen and said France must take responsibility for the Vichy regime and Nazi collaboration PARIS – French President Emmanuel Macron delivered forceful remarks on Sunday at a ceremony marking the 75th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Paris, attacking his political rival Marine Le Pen and other figures who claimed that the Vichy government which collaborated with the Nazis during WWII didn’t represent France. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attended the ceremony in Paris alongside Macron. “There are those who say Vichy wasn’t France,” Macron said. “It’s true that Vichy wasn’t all of France, but Vichy was the government of France and the French establishment It was responsible for deporting French Jews, and not the Germans.” Macron said that denying or hiding France’s role in WWII is a disgrace. “We have a responsibility to realize where and when we have failed,” he said. “The underground and those who rescued Jews saved France’s dignity, but the Vichy government was the reality. It’s convenient and easy to see Vichy as something perpetrated by foreign agents but it was the reality. You can’t build pride on a lie.” We’ve got more newsletters we think you’ll find interesting. Please try again later. This email address has already registered for this newsletter. Macron condemned Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism in France today, saying that it has taken a new shape, and that anti-Zionist and anti-Israel expressions should be opposed. “It’s a new type of anti-Semitism,” he said. At the ceremony, Netanyahu lauded Macron’s statement from a few days ago that France in a war of civilizations against radical Islamic terrorism. “Your struggle against militant Islam is our struggle,” he said. “We must stand against them together and defeat them together.” Following the ceremony, Netanyahu arrived at the lyse Palace for a sit-down with Macron. Want to enjoy ‘Zen’ reading – with no ads and just the article? Subscribe today

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Top UAE Official Slams Qatar-Owned Al-Jazeera for Anti-Semitism – TheTower.org

In the latest sign of the growing rift between the Saudi-led Gulf states and Qatar, the foreign minister of the United Arab Emirates blasted Qatars Al-Jazeera network on Wednesday for promoting anti-Semitism and Holocaust denial. Anwar Gargash, the UAEs minister for foreign affairs, charged that Al-Jazeera promoted anti-Semitic violence by broadcasting sermons by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi,Agence France-Presse reported. Qaradawi had also praised Hitler, described the Holocaust as divine punishment, and called on Allah to take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people and kill them, down to the very last one, Gargash added. Gargashs criticism of the Qatari network came in a letter responding to charges by the United Nations that the Saudi-led effort to shut down Al-Jazeera violates press freedom. David Kaye, the UNs special rapporteur on freedom of expression and opinion, saidthat shutting down Al-Jazeera would be a major blow against media pluralism. The Middle East is already suffering from severe restrictions on reporting and media, he added. But Gargash responded that Freedom of expression cannot be used to justify and shield the promotion of extremist narratives, claiming that Al Jazeera is a platform for spreading terrorist ideology. Gargashs letter referredto the broadcasting of an infamous sermon by Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi on Al-Jazeera in 2009. Al-Qaradawi addressed his message to the aggressor Jews, those arrogant plunderers, who act arrogantly toward the servants of Allah in the land of Allah. Al-Qaradhawi referred to Jews as treacherous and cunning, while calling on Allah to kill them all. Oh Allah, take this oppressive, Jewish, Zionist band of people. Oh Allah, do not spare a single one of them. Oh Allah, count their numbers, and kill them, down to the very last one, Al-Qaradhawi said. This is not the first time Al-Jazeera has been accused of promoting anti-Semitism. There is no doubt that anti-Semitism is woven into the fabric of Al Jazeeras Arabic reporting, Erik Nisbet, a professor of Arabic media at Ohio State University, saidin 2011. Nisbet went on to compare Al-Jazeeras reporting to an American channel giving airtime to the Ku Klux Klan. The Canadian Radio-Television and Telecommunications Commission notedin 2004 that Al-Jazeera host Faisal Al-Qassam frequently made anti-Semitic remarks on his weekly show, with one episode titled, Is Zionism worse than Nazism. Al-Qassam referred to Jews as apes and pigs, and recommended that the U.S. get rid of its Jews. The Commission quoted Al-Qassam as saying, God will not be deterred unless there is a true holocaust that will exterminate all of [the Jews] at once. A guest on Al-Qassams show, Saudi cleric Abdallah Bib Matruk Al-Haddal, said that the September 11th attacks were a continuation of an ancient attack. It is a continuation of the Jewish deception and the Jewish-Zionist wickedness. Al-Haddal concluded that Jewish fingerprints have infiltrated the U.S., Jewish evil and deception are those who attacked the U.S. The claim that Jews are responsible for the September 11th attacks is awidely debunked anti-Semitic conspiracy theory. [Photo:Wochit Politics / YouTube]

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US Holocaust Museum beats $250K goal to preserve, digitize diaries – WJLA

A page of Joseph Stripounsky’s diary with a sketch showing “Master Teddy Bear,” is shown at the Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington, Wednesday, June 7, 2017. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum is launching its first-ever crowd-funding campaign in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum has exceeded its $250,000 goal in an effort to preserve and digitize more than 200 diaries from Holocaust victims and survivors. The museum announced Wednesday that its first crowd-funding campaign launched on Kickstarter last month met its goal with pledges from more than 4,500 people. The campaign launched on June 12, the birthday of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank. The funding also will make it possible to translate three diaries into English. The museum is now launching a stretch goal of $50,000 to translate 10 more diaries into English. That effort runs through July 13. Museum officials say the diaries are important because they offer evidence that the Holocaust happened at a time when Holocaust denial is on the rise.

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Iranians Replace Holocaust Denial Cartoon Contest with Trump … – Breitbart News

The contest, which began Monday and lasts an entire week, has received entries from 1,614 Iranian and foreign participants from 74 countries. Four Americans participated in the contest, and two received special recognition for their work. One of those men was American Robert Jones Clayton, whose cartoon showedtwo separate copies ofTIMEmagazine,in the years in which Adolf Hitler (1938) and Donald Trump (2016) were their nominated person of the year.It is a great honor, Trump tells Hitler, to which Hitler replies Ja. Another American entrant,Ed Wexler, portrays Trump running away from a snowball with the communist logo, a reference to his unproven connections to Russia. Eventual winnerHadi Asadi, who won $1,500 for his cartoon depicting Trump wearing a coat made from dollar bills with his hair on fire while dribbling on a pile of books, told the Associated Press he wanted to show Trumps money-mindedness and war monger nature. I wanted to show Trump while trampling symbols of culture, he said. The events director, Ali-Asghar Jafar, told the Iranian state-run PressTVthat the exhibition sought to highlight U.S. hostility towards Iran. Today, the US is moving against Muslim countries, especially Iran, he said. It was difficult to prove US brutality in the past, but Trumps presence has made it easy. Today, the US is moving against Muslim countries, especially Iran, he said. It was difficult to prove US brutality in the past, but Trumps presence has made it easy. Another event organizer, Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei, said thecontest aimed to highlight Trumps flaws by displaying satirical paintings on themes such as sexism, immigration, and attitudes towards the media. The ism in Trumpism is a reference to racism and Nazism, said Tabatabaei. Many believe his remarks are similar to Hitler. He has had a bad attitude towards the media and refugees. Last year, Tabatabaei organized his thirdHolocaust denial cartoon contestcompetition, which he claimed was not anti-Semitic but aimed at highlighting Western double standards towards criticism of Islam. We have never been after denying the Holocaust or ridiculing its victims, Masuod Shojai Tabatabaei said at the time. If you find a single design that ridicules victims or denies, we are ready to close the exhibition. Jews who lost their lives in the Holocaust were subject to oppression by Nazis. Depictions of Muhammed, who Muslims revere as a prophet, are still forbidden in Iran under Islamic blasphemy law, which can result in the death penalty. In March this year, a 21-year-old man was sentenced to deathfor insultingIslam through messages he sent online. You can follow Ben Kewon Facebook, on Twitter at@ben_kew,oremail him at bkew@breitbart.com P.S. DO YOU WANT MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS ONE DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX?SIGN UP FOR THE DAILY BREITBART NEWSLETTER.

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This Cartoon Just Won First Prize at Iran’s ‘Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest’ – Haaretz

Iranian cartoonist Hadi Asadi won the first prize Monday at Iran’s International Trumpism Cartoon and Caricature Contest. Asadi’s work was one of thousands competing in the new competition, which ran the gamut from funny to insulting to downright apocalyptic, and followed in wake of the Islamic Republic’s infamous annual Holocaust cartoon contest. According to the Teheran Times, artists from over 70 countries submitted over 1,600 works to the competition, which organizers said sought to acknowledge Trump since he represents the real image of America. Trumps behavior clearly sets out Irans reasons to distrust the U.S., consequently, we decided to use arts capacity for displaying the behavior, the competition’s deirector, Ali-Asghar Jafari, said. Another organizer is Masud Shojaei-Tabatabai, who was also among the leaders of the country’s International Holocaust Cartoon Contest. Indeed, some of the Trump cartoons echoed the competition, which is infamous for showcasing anti-Semitic works which border on Holocaust denial. This contest considers Trump as a symbol of U.S. capitalism and hegemony that many intellectuals compare with Nazism, Shojaei-Tabatabai said. Indeed, one of the cartoons showed Trump corralled within a swastika-shaped wall. Others focused on the U.S. president’s social media habits, with Twitter featuring in a number of works.

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German Law Curbs Holocaust Denial On Facebook, Twitter The … – Forward

BERLIN (JTA) The German parliament passed a new law Friday designed to curb hate speech and libel on social networks. The law requires Internet platforms likeFacebook, Twitter and YouTube to remove material with obviouslyillegal content and fake defamatory newswithin 24 hoursof itshaving been reported. Previously, illegal material was reported butdid not have to be removed. The new law places the onus on the social media platforms to removethe material or be subjected to heavy fines, reportedly of up to about $56million. Josef Schuster, head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, praised the new network law as a strong instrument against online hatespeech, and added that an evaluation period would help determine its efficacy. In an official statement, he noted that social media has become ahotbed of anti-Semitic incitement, which is easily spread worldwide.Since platform operators generally failed to stick to agreements of a voluntary nature, this law is the logical consequence. Criticism of the law came from legislators from the Left Party and theGreens, who said they worried about granting Internet companies thepower to set the boundaries for free speech online.

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Austria’s top court upholds seizing of Hitler’s birthplace – The Boston Globe

BERLIN The Austrian Constitutional Court said Friday that the government had acted legally when it seized the apartment complex in which Hitler was born, the latest and most likely last chapter in the long battle for ownership of the Nazi dictators birthplace. The court said in a statement that a law passed late last year allowing the expropriation of the three-story building was in the public interest, commensurate and not without compensation, and therefore not unconstitutional. Advertisement Austrian law prohibits the promotion of Nazi ideology, including Holocaust denial or the display of swastikas. Seizing the building enables the government to prevent it from becoming a site for neo-Nazi activity, the court said, after hearing arguments following its decision to take ownership from Gerlinde Pommer, the longtime owner who had refused to sell the property. Get Ground Game in your inbox: Daily updates and analysis on national politics from James Pindell. The owner argued that there are other possibilities to make sure there is no misuse of the house, said Wolfgang Sablatnig, a spokesman for the court, and representatives of Austria argued they do not want to let the house become a symbol for neo-Nazis, and the only way to make sure that there is no symbolic misuse is to seize it. Pommer, whose home was seized in January, did not attend the hearing because of health reasons and to avoid the media, Sablatnig said. Sablatnig said Pommer could appeal to the European Court of Human Rights or to an Austrian court with the aim of increasing her compensation for the home. Advertisement Hitler was born inside the complex, in Braunau am Inn, near the Austrian-German border on April 20, 1889, in an apartment his parents had rented above a tavern on the first floor. Fearing that the structure would become a site for Nazi glorification, the Austrian government assumed its main lease in 1972. Officials have tried to buy the building from Pommer on numerous occasions since 1984, but she has refused to sell, even when her last tenants left in 2011 after she forbade renovations. After negotiations to purchase the building stalled last year, the government passed the law permitting it to be seized. Gerhard Lebitsch, the lawyer representing Pommer, argued that expropriation should not have been allowed for reasons of public interest, as the homes appeal as a pilgrimage site would remain even if the property changed hands. A concrete purpose of expropriation is missing, Lebitsch said just before the hearing last week. The Austrian legislature has no concrete plans for a use of this house. The Republic of Austria rents the building for 45 years now; it would have been easily possible for the renter to practice a reasonable use in the past years and decades. But Austrian officials contended that a long-term rental agreement would be insufficient. Far-reaching architectural transformations can only be made by the owner, Hermann Feiner of the Interior Ministry said at the hearing, according to the Austria Press Agency.

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Holocaust denial – Simple English Wikipedia, the free …

Holocaust denial is the claim that The Holocaust did not happen, or was not as bad as most people think it was. History experts agree that during World War II, the Nazis did kill millions of people during the Holocaust, including many people in concentration camps. They agree that there is more proof in writing, pictures, and places about the Holocaust than any other great killing of people. Holocaust deniers usually call themselves Holocaust revisionists.[1] They say that the Holocaust is a hoax made up by Jewish people working together.[2][3] It is against the criminal law to deny the Holocaust in many European countries, especially in Germany.[4] Some Holocaust deniers, like Ernst Zndel, have been charged with crimes. These are Holocaust deniers’ most common arguments: Holocaust denial also includes these claims: History experts agree that the Holocaust happened.[2][3] They agree that Holocaust deniers use bad research, misunderstand things, and sometimes make things up to support their claims.[2][3] Many things together prove that the Holocaust did happen:

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