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Anti-Semitism and Its Discontents: A Conversation with Bari Weiss

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 31 ottobre 2019

In this episode of the Making Sense podcast, Sam Harris speaks with Bari Weiss about her book How to Fight anti-Semitism. They discuss the three different strands of anti-Semitism (rightwing, leftwing, and Islamic), the Tree of Life shooting in Pittsburgh, the difference between anti-Semitism and other forms of racism, “Great Replacement Theory,” the populist response to globalization, the history of anti-Semitism in the U.S., criticisms of Israel, the fate of Jews in Western Europe, and other topics.
Bari Weiss is a writer and editor of the opinion section of The New York Times. She was also a book review editor at The Wall Street Journal and an editor at Tablet, the online magazine of Jewish news, politics, and culture. Bari is a native of Pittsburg, attended Tree of Life Synagogue, and had her Bat Mitzvah ceremony there. (by Sam Harris)

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Rise in anti-Semitism demands stronger action, urge MEPs

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 3 giugno 2017

olocaustoBruxelles. Call for more effective prosecution and cross-border cooperation EU countries asked to appoint national coordinators to combat anti-Semitism Holocaust history should be taught in schoolsLeading politicians urged to denounce any anti-Semitic statement Hate speech and violence against Europe’s Jewish citizens are incompatible with EU values, so all EU member states must take measures to ensure the security of their Jewish citizens, say MEPs. They call on leading national politicians to oppose anti-Semitic statements systematically and publicly, and urge every member state to appoint a national coordinator to combat anti-Semitism.Racist motives should be deemed an aggravating factor in criminal offences. And anti-Semitic acts committed on the internet should also be prosecuted, says the resolution.
MEPs also call for good cross-border cooperation in prosecution especially in the case of terrorist acts. Police forces should set up special anti-hate crime units, and to make prosecution more efficient and effective, all member states should adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of what constitutes anti-Semitism.Online intermediaries, such as search engines, social media, and app platforms, should take stronger action to combat anti-Semitic hate speech, say MEPs. The history of the Holocaust (or Shoah) should be taught in schools and history books should give an accurate description of Jewish history and life and avoid all forms of anti-Semitism, they add.
In a separate vote, MEPs gave their consent to the working priorities for 2018-2022 of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, including asylum for and integration of refugees and migrants, fighting racism and xenophobia, protecting personal data and Roma inclusion.In talks, Parliament’s negotiators have pressed the EU Commission and Council to make police work and counter-terrorism legislation fully open to scrutiny by the agency – an idea that they have promised to look into.

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WJC strongly condemns latest anti-Semitic outburst by French National Front founder Le Pen, urges action

Posted by fidest press agency su martedì, 10 giugno 2014

jean-marie-le-penNEW YORK / PARIS – Leaders of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) on Sunday condemned remarks made by the founder and long-time leader of the French National Front (FN) party, Jean-Marie Le Pen, who in video had remarked about Jewish singer Patrick Bruel: “We organize an oven for him next time” (“On fera une fournée la prochaine fois”). “For the umpteenth time, Mr. Le Pen has made unacceptable, sickening statements with respect to the Holocaust. Clearly, he is an unrepentant anti-Semite who is poisoning French politics, and frankly, a mild rebuke by Marine Le Pen is not good enough. If she wants to show that her party has changed under her leadership, she must strip nher father of his post of honorary FN president and make sure he leaves the political scene for good. If she again fails to act, the credibility of her party is in tatters,” WJC President Ronald S. Lauder said.
WJC Vice-President Roger Cukierman, the head of the French Jewish umbrella organization CRIF, declared: “We are shocked by Jean-Marie Le Pen’s anti-Semitic, provocative statements. The honorary president of the National Front again is displaying his habitual anti-Semitism, for which he has been condemned many times. The CRIF calls on all democrats to promote inter-ethnic comity and to condemn such postures of hatred.” The National Front, which has been led by Marine Le Pen since 2011, polled 26 percent in the European Parliament elections in France last month, becoming the strongest party in the country. Jean-Marie Le Pen founded the FN in 1972 and led it for nearly four decades until his daughter took over. Le Pen was convicted several times of racism and incitement to racial hatred. In 1987, he called the Nazi gas chambers “a detail in the history of World War II.”

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