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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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ADL sorts out alt-lite from alt-right – The Jerusalem Post mobile website

People protest on the day white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute is due to speak on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (photo credit:REUTERS)

The ideology has been around for what seems like forever, but the term is pure 21st century. With their memes and catchy slogans, the alt-right crawled out from internet message boards to take a front-row seat during the 2016 US presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The alt-right particularly grabbed headlines after Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables” and Donald Trump Jr. posted an image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon that had been hijacked by the alt-right, on social media in response.

While most political analysts would argue that they did not have a huge impact in the outcome, many members of the alt-right claim Donald Trump’s presidential victory as their own, or as they might call it “winning the meme war.”

Now that they no longer have to concern themselves with the Trump vs. Clinton, the alt-right now devotes energy to another us vs. them fight. This time: Alt-Right versus Alt-Lite.

The term alt-lite is similar to a civic nationalist or a “cuckservative” as some on the alt-right are fond of saying. Basically it means that the person is a right-wing activist, but their ideology is not race-based or antisemitic. However, many alt-liters spit vitriol at feminists, immigrants, Muslims, and other members of “the Left” and promote outlandish conspiracy theories like Pizzagate. Members of the alt-lite often call themselves the “New Right.”

Now the Anti-Defamation League is getting in on the alt-right/alt-lite game.

The organization on Tuesday released a guide to the two ideologies called: “From Alt Right to Alt Lite: Naming the Hate.”

The most well-known member of the alt-right is the movement’s self-proclaimed leader Richard Spencer. He founded the web magazine Alternative Right in 2010 and rose to prominence during the Trump campaign. He made news around the world in November 2016 when he spoke at the annual National Policy Institute conference in Washington. Some members of the audience gave the Nazi salute after he said Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory! in his speech.

Other members on the ADL’s alt-right list include Jason Reza Jorjani, who co-founded altright.com – a website geared to a younger audience – with Richard Spencer; Andrew Anglin, who runs the online media site The Daily Stormer – which is in reference to the Nazi newspaper Der Sturmer; and Mike Enoch who founded The Right Stuff, another alt-right online presence, and hosts the Daily Shoah podcast which incorporates many antisemitic conspiracy theories. Enoch, born Mike Peinovich, gained attention when a doxxing incident showed that his wife has Jewish ancestry.

The most notable member of the ADL’s alt-lite is Milo Yiannopoulos. Like Spencer, he rose to prominence during the 2016 US presidential campaign. The former Breitbart senior editor fashions himself the “world’s most fabulous supervillain. Yiannopoulos has gained a massive fan base with his outlandish, controversial statements and antics.

Milo often verbally attacks feminists, transgender people, Muslims, and Black Lives Matters activists. His ‘troll army’ also engages in verbal and “meme” attacks — the most famous of which is the Twitter attack against Leslie Jones of The Ghostbusters remake. After some of his followers made racial and sexist slurs, Twitter banned him. He had previously been suspended by Twitter in June 2016 after he criticized Islam after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting.

Other members on the ADL’s alt-lite list include Mike Cernovich, who contributes to Alex Jones’ Infowars and is a prominent Pizzagate conspiracy theorist; and Gavin McInnes, Vice magazine co-founder (though he left the magazine in 2008) and current contributor to Rebel Media, a Canadian right-wing media outlet.

McInnes garnered controversy when he made a video called “10 Things I Hate About Jews,” afterward changing it to “10 Things I Hate About Israel.” Hebrew sounding like “spit talk,” Israelis having a “whiny paranoid fear of Nazis” which makes them scared of Christians and Trump who “are their greatest allies,” and Jews not being grateful enough to the US for defeating the Nazis made the list. Sorry we didnt do it in time, but we still saved you.” He is considered alt-lite because he does not engage in Jewish world control conspiracies or Holocaust denial. He is an advocate of “Judeo-Christian values” above all else.

Whichever term people use, both ideologies will likely continue to play a significant role both on- and off-line for a long time to come.

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Jean-Marie Le Pen faces trial for ‘oven’ swipe at Jewish singer – EURACTIV

The co-founder of Frances far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, faces trial for inciting racial hatred over a swipe at a Jewish singer that was seen as anti-Semitic, judicial sources said Tuesday (18 July).

Le Pen, 89, has a long history of lashing out at minorities. He already has several convictions for inciting racial hatred and Holocaust denial.

He made the remark about pop singer Patrick Bruel in a video interview posted on the Fronts website in 2014.

Asked about criticism from Bruel and other singers, he chuckled and said: Listen, we will make an oven load next time.

The remark was widely seen as a veiled reference to the crematoria used by the Nazis to incinerate Holocaust victims.

His daughter, current party leader Marine Le Pen, slammed it as a political mistake.

The elder Le Pen, who delights in provoking, denied his remark was intended as an allusion to the Nazi death camps.

A member of the European Parliament, he was charged in February after the EU assembly lifted his immunity from prosecution.

In 2015, the former paratrooper was booted out of the FN by his daughter for repeating his view that the Holocaust was but a detail of World War II.

He remains the National Fronts honorary president, however.

Since taking over the leadership in 2011 Marine Le Pen has worked to purge the FN of anti-Semitism and overt racism bequeathed by her father while continuing to drive a hard line on immigration and Islam.

In Mays presidential election voters disavowed her nationalist agenda, placing her a distant second behind pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron.

In June parliamentary elections the National Front also fell far short of its goal, winning only eight seats in the 577-member National Assembly.

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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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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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ADL sorts out alt-lite from alt-right – The Jerusalem Post mobile website

People protest on the day white nationalist leader Richard Spencer of the National Policy Institute is due to speak on campus at an event not sanctioned by the school, at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. (photo credit:REUTERS) The ideology has been around for what seems like forever, but the term is pure 21st century. With their memes and catchy slogans, the alt-right crawled out from internet message boards to take a front-row seat during the 2016 US presidential campaign between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. The alt-right particularly grabbed headlines after Hillary Clinton called Trump supporters a “basket of deplorables” and Donald Trump Jr. posted an image of Pepe the Frog, a cartoon that had been hijacked by the alt-right, on social media in response. While most political analysts would argue that they did not have a huge impact in the outcome, many members of the alt-right claim Donald Trump’s presidential victory as their own, or as they might call it “winning the meme war.” Now that they no longer have to concern themselves with the Trump vs. Clinton, the alt-right now devotes energy to another us vs. them fight. This time: Alt-Right versus Alt-Lite. The term alt-lite is similar to a civic nationalist or a “cuckservative” as some on the alt-right are fond of saying. Basically it means that the person is a right-wing activist, but their ideology is not race-based or antisemitic. However, many alt-liters spit vitriol at feminists, immigrants, Muslims, and other members of “the Left” and promote outlandish conspiracy theories like Pizzagate. Members of the alt-lite often call themselves the “New Right.” Now the Anti-Defamation League is getting in on the alt-right/alt-lite game. The organization on Tuesday released a guide to the two ideologies called: “From Alt Right to Alt Lite: Naming the Hate.” The most well-known member of the alt-right is the movement’s self-proclaimed leader Richard Spencer. He founded the web magazine Alternative Right in 2010 and rose to prominence during the Trump campaign. He made news around the world in November 2016 when he spoke at the annual National Policy Institute conference in Washington. Some members of the audience gave the Nazi salute after he said Hail Trump, hail our people, hail victory! in his speech. Other members on the ADL’s alt-right list include Jason Reza Jorjani, who co-founded altright.com – a website geared to a younger audience – with Richard Spencer; Andrew Anglin, who runs the online media site The Daily Stormer – which is in reference to the Nazi newspaper Der Sturmer; and Mike Enoch who founded The Right Stuff, another alt-right online presence, and hosts the Daily Shoah podcast which incorporates many antisemitic conspiracy theories. Enoch, born Mike Peinovich, gained attention when a doxxing incident showed that his wife has Jewish ancestry. The most notable member of the ADL’s alt-lite is Milo Yiannopoulos. Like Spencer, he rose to prominence during the 2016 US presidential campaign. The former Breitbart senior editor fashions himself the “world’s most fabulous supervillain. Yiannopoulos has gained a massive fan base with his outlandish, controversial statements and antics. Milo often verbally attacks feminists, transgender people, Muslims, and Black Lives Matters activists. His ‘troll army’ also engages in verbal and “meme” attacks — the most famous of which is the Twitter attack against Leslie Jones of The Ghostbusters remake. After some of his followers made racial and sexist slurs, Twitter banned him. He had previously been suspended by Twitter in June 2016 after he criticized Islam after the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooting. Other members on the ADL’s alt-lite list include Mike Cernovich, who contributes to Alex Jones’ Infowars and is a prominent Pizzagate conspiracy theorist; and Gavin McInnes, Vice magazine co-founder (though he left the magazine in 2008) and current contributor to Rebel Media, a Canadian right-wing media outlet. McInnes garnered controversy when he made a video called “10 Things I Hate About Jews,” afterward changing it to “10 Things I Hate About Israel.” Hebrew sounding like “spit talk,” Israelis having a “whiny paranoid fear of Nazis” which makes them scared of Christians and Trump who “are their greatest allies,” and Jews not being grateful enough to the US for defeating the Nazis made the list. Sorry we didnt do it in time, but we still saved you.” He is considered alt-lite because he does not engage in Jewish world control conspiracies or Holocaust denial. He is an advocate of “Judeo-Christian values” above all else. Whichever term people use, both ideologies will likely continue to play a significant role both on- and off-line for a long time to come. Share on facebook

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Jean-Marie Le Pen faces trial for ‘oven’ swipe at Jewish singer – EURACTIV

The co-founder of Frances far-right National Front, Jean-Marie Le Pen, faces trial for inciting racial hatred over a swipe at a Jewish singer that was seen as anti-Semitic, judicial sources said Tuesday (18 July). Le Pen, 89, has a long history of lashing out at minorities. He already has several convictions for inciting racial hatred and Holocaust denial. He made the remark about pop singer Patrick Bruel in a video interview posted on the Fronts website in 2014. Asked about criticism from Bruel and other singers, he chuckled and said: Listen, we will make an oven load next time. The remark was widely seen as a veiled reference to the crematoria used by the Nazis to incinerate Holocaust victims. His daughter, current party leader Marine Le Pen, slammed it as a political mistake. The elder Le Pen, who delights in provoking, denied his remark was intended as an allusion to the Nazi death camps. A member of the European Parliament, he was charged in February after the EU assembly lifted his immunity from prosecution. In 2015, the former paratrooper was booted out of the FN by his daughter for repeating his view that the Holocaust was but a detail of World War II. He remains the National Fronts honorary president, however. Since taking over the leadership in 2011 Marine Le Pen has worked to purge the FN of anti-Semitism and overt racism bequeathed by her father while continuing to drive a hard line on immigration and Islam. In Mays presidential election voters disavowed her nationalist agenda, placing her a distant second behind pro-EU centrist Emmanuel Macron. In June parliamentary elections the National Front also fell far short of its goal, winning only eight seats in the 577-member National Assembly.

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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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