Tuesday, April 28, 2009

"Durban II" more of the same old anti-Semitism

For those of you who have not had the chance to review the coverage of what is known as in its slang as "Durban II," essentially the conference was more of the same as the previous Durban conference in 2001 with a new twist, a major world leader was given a stage, and this time the world knew what he was going to say. What occured part of the way through the speech was something unique and a strong commentary on what those in the West think of this particular world leader:

And in case you thought nothing else could go wrong, think again. Elie Weisel, a Holocaust Survivor and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize, was taunted with cries of "ZioNazi" as well as being called a racist:

Finally, if the absurdity of a conference validating the "findings" of the previous Durban conference (the baseless accusation of Israel as "racist and apartheid" state as well as other attacks on Israel as being the worst violator of Human Right, etc), this exchange with a Palestinian who was tortured by Qaddafi regime tries to speak out and the Libya, the country that was chosen to be the head of the committee that planned this years conference, silences him and the crimes committed against him:

In the end, what will the legacy of this years Durban conference be? I believe Ms. Anne Bayefsky, senior fellow of the Hudson Institute and founder of "Eye On The UN," said it best in her comments to the Durban II conference:

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Yom HaShoah/Holocaust Rememberance Day 2009

Today, the Jewish community around the world remembers the 6,000,000 of its brothers, sisters, uncles, aunts, cousins, nephews, and friends who perished in the horrors of the Holocaust. Holocaust Remembrance Day (or Yom HaShoah in Hebrew) was established by the State of Israel and is commemorated with two major events. One is a formal ceremony at Yad Vashem, the other is at 10AM Israel time when a siren is sounded and the whole country stops for a moment to remember those who perished in the Holocaust.

In 2003, a special ceremony was done at Auschwitz culminating in a flyover by the Israeli Air Force (IAF)

"We will not let the Holocaust deniers perpetrate another holocaust on the Jewish people."

- Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

A Passover message from the Anti-Semitism Report

Dear Readers,
Tonight, the Jewish people around the world will be participating in a week long ceremony called Passover (or Pesach in Hebrew). The holiday is in commemoration of the Exodus from Egypt and with this holiday come even stronger rules than those of only Kosher. Jewish people, during this time (the evening of April 8 - evening of April 16th) cannot each any leaven products because just like the Jews who couldn't even eat any bread during the Exodus, so too we will eat the Matzos thay they made. However, as with other Jewish holidays, Anti-Semitism rears its ugly head. Here below are some of the few modern day examples that center around something called the blood libel, an accusation that stems from roughly 1st Century.

However, the accusations shown above from Arab TV (as well as other accusations of blood libels made in other forms (see The Canterbury Tales) does not tell the story of Passover. To end on a more upbeat note, here is a short song telling the story of Passover (tagline: According to Wikipedia!), enjoy and Chag Samayach/Happy Holiday!

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