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Posts Tagged ‘jewish

Why Anti-Semitism?

March 22, 2012

Thousands of miles from a bloody shooting in southern France, Jewish and municipal leaders voiced concerns and vowed to bolster protections for schools, neighborhoods and synagogues while noting they have no indication any fresh, faraway attacks are imminent. Abraham Foxman, national director of the Anti-Defamation League in the US, said that the Toulouse attack serves […]

Europeans pinpoint Israel as biggest threat to world peace

November 2, 2011

Results of a new poll commissioned by the European Commission show that Israel is believed by Europeans in 15 countries to be the greatest threat to world peace — greater than North Korea, Iran or Afghanistan. The Simon Wiesenthal Center is voicing its outrage directly to European Commission President Romano Prodi and is asking [fellow […]

Religious beliefs in America continue to fracture

September 27, 2011

Religion statistics expert George Barna says, with a wry hint of exaggeration, America is headed for “310 million people with 310 million religions.” “We are a designer society. We want everything customized to our personal needs — our clothing, our food, our education,” he says. Now it’s our religion. More people claim they have accepted […]

The US completely supports Israel and yet they call the shots?

May 25, 2011

In America, the power of the Israel lobby is much greater than at any time in the past, and certainly since the 1967 war. We are faced, here in this country, with the extraordinary spectacle of a US President confronting a foreign leader, Benjamin Netanyahu, with a list of reasonable requests – negotiation in good […]

The Jewishness of Israel

May 22, 2011

Some thoughts by Israeli-born jazz musician Gilad Atzmon, who often explores political themes in his music: One of the main differences between my work and the writings of other humanists within the peace movement is that I am willing to move beyond the political discussion — I dig into the ideological and philosophical roots of […]

Veteran Journalist Helen Thomas on Israel

March 20, 2011

Excerpts of a March 2011 Playboy interview with former White House Press Corps journalist Helen Thomas: PLAYBOY: Take us back to the White House courtyard on May 27 when Rabbi David Nesenoff pointed his camera at you and asked for your comments on Israel. THOMAS: He asked “So what do you think of Israel?” That’s […]

Kissinger and Nixon on Jews

January 7, 2011

Richard M. Nixon has long been the Freddy Krueger of American political life. Though dead 16 years, Nixon is back onstage with the release of a fresh batch of tapes from his Oval Office days. “The Jews,” he stated, “are just a very aggressive and abrasive and obnoxious personality.” But what has caused many heads […]

WikiLeaks release on Israel expected in six months

December 30, 2010

WikiLeaks will release top secret American files concerning Israel in the next six months, its founder Julian Assange has disclosed. In an exclusive interview with Al Jazeera, Assange said only a meagre number of files related to Israel had been published so far, because the newspapers in the West, those given exclusive rights to publish […]

Simon Wiesenthal Center to be built on Muslim cemetery

September 21, 2010

A coalition of four Jewish groups, backed by a wide array of peace and justice organizations, held a demonstration outside the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Museum of Tolerance in New York, denouncing the organization’s opposition to the Islamic community center in lower Manhattan. Demonstrators walked in front of the museum in midtown Manhattan, chanting “Islamophobia isn’t pretty, it […]

Mainstream Christian denominations condemn rising tide of Islamophobia

September 8, 2010

Leaders of some three dozen mainstream U.S. religious denominations condemned what many commentators have called a rising tide of Islamophobia touched off by the recent controversy over the construction of a Muslim community center in Lower Manhattan. “As religious leaders in this great country, we have come together in our nation’s capitol to denounce categorically […]