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(Jewish Group) Jewish groups demand Poland explain naked game of tag in Nazi gas chamber


After learning 2015 video was shot in the Stutthof death camp in Poland, groups representing Holocaust survivors pen letter to country's president asking who gave permission

Groups representing Holocaust survivors have asked Poland’s president to explain why artists were allowed to film a naked game of tag (warning: graphic images) inside a gas chamber in the former Nazi death camp of Stutthof.

On Wednesday, the Organization of Holocaust Survivors in Israel, the Simon Wiesenthal Center and several other groups sent the request for clarification to President Andrzej Duda in connection with a video that the Museum of Contemporary Art in Krakow displayed in 2015 without divulging any details on where it was filmed. The letter was sent after research revealed the location was Stutthof, near Gdansk, Poland.

The organizations that co-signed the letter Wednesday demanded to know whether the artists did “obtain permission from the Stutthof administrators to make this video, what rules exist for proper conduct at the site, how these are enforced” and whether an investigation of the circumstances of the making of the video had been carried out, the Simon Wiesenthal Center wrote in a statement about the letter.

Following protests by Jewish groups and community leaders, the Krakow museum pulled the exhibition but then reinstated it, defending it as falling under freedom of artistic expression.


What the ever-loving FUCK?!

Stutthof concentration camp

Stutthof was a Nazi German concentration camp established in a secluded, wet, and wooded area near the small town of Sztutowo (German: Stutthof) 34 km (21 mi) east of the city of Gdańsk in the former territory of the Free City of Danzig. The camp was set up around already existing structures after the invasion of Poland in World War II, used for the imprisonment of Polish intelligentsia.[1] The actual barracks were built in the following year by hundreds of prisoners enslaved in labour commandos.[2]

Stutthof was the first Nazi camp set up outside German borders in World War II,[2] in operation from 2 September 1939. It was also the last camp liberated by the Allies on 9 May 1945. It is estimated that between 63,000 and 65,000 prisoners of Stutthof concentration camp and its subcamps died as a result of murder, epidemics, extreme labour conditions, evacuations, and lack of medical help. Some 28,000 of them were Jews. In total, as many as 110,000 people were deported there in the course of the camp's existence.[2][3]
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:56 AM (1 replies)

(Jewish Group) Jews May Have Killed Russia's Last Czar Nicholas II In Ritual Murder, Investigators C


The head of Russia’s Orthodox Church is launching an investigation into whether the last Czar of Russia, Nicholas II, and his family were victims of a ritual murder carried out by angry Jews in 1918, Church leaders revealed in a statement Tuesday.

"A large share of the church commission members have no doubts that the murder was ritual,” Father Tikhon Shevkunov, the Orthodox bishop heading the panel, told The Associated Press.

Russia’s top investigative agency has also said it will conduct an independent probe into the theory.

Nicholas II, his wife, and their five children were executed by a Bolshevik firing squad on July 17, 1918, less than a year after a communist revolution unseated the monarchy and launched a civil war in Russia. The Russian Orthodox Church made the Czar and his family saints in 2000.


So, who will be surprised when the pogroms come again?
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:51 AM (3 replies)

(Jewish Group) Jews Were Most Targeted Minority in Canada in 2016, With Hate Crimes Up 20%


Jews were the most targeted minority group for hate crimes in Canada in 2016, according to data released by Statistics Canada, the country’s main numbers-keeper.

According to “Police-Reported Hate Crime, 2016,” released Tuesday, Jews were victimized 221 times, up from 178 the previous year, a rise of more than 20 percent. Blacks were next at 214 incidents and those victimized due to sexual orientation, 176.

Jews also were the most targeted religious group, followed by Catholics and Muslims, despite perceptions of a rise in Islamophobia. Hate crimes against Muslims and Catholics declined in 2016 compared to the previous year.

Police reported a total of 1,409 hate crimes in Canada in 2016, 47 more than in 2015.


How shocking!! NOT! What is actually shocking are the number of people who ignore news like this. OK, that isn't really shocking either.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Thu Nov 30, 2017, 06:48 AM (1 replies)

Anti-Semitic graffiti found in D.C. park on Thanksgiving morning

As David Abrams, 63, was walking his dog, Gabe, on Thanksgiving morning, he came across graffiti at Rose Park. “Dear Jews stop pushing war with Russia,” the message read.

It was written in two places on a black storage box near first base at the softball field at Rose Park in Northwest Washington.

Abrams, who is Jewish, said he was “disgusted, just totally, totally disgusted.”

Not only is the park a part of Abrams’s community, but he also lives across the street and is a member of the Friends of Rose Park board of directors.



Shocking! Jews being blamed for war. Gee, it sounds like a "little bit of history repeating." Of course, this is not "newsworthy" to most people because it is anti-Semitism and, therefore, irrelevant, especially if not from a certain direction on the political spectrum.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Sat Nov 25, 2017, 06:51 AM (3 replies)

(Jewish Group) Lecturer apologizes for retweet that UC Berkeley condemned as anti-Semitic


UC Berkeley officials today condemned university lecturer Hatem Bazian for retweeting cartoons the school determined had “crossed the line” into anti-Semitism. Bazian apologized and said “the image is offensive and does not represent my views or the anti-racist work that I do.”

The cartoons originally were tweeted by a user named Ron Hughes on July 31 and then retweeted by Bazian, a lecturer in the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies department.

One cartoon shows a Jewish man raising his arms in celebration above the caption: “I can now kill, rape, smuggle organs & steal the land of Palestinians.”

The other shows North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un, wearing a kippah, saying he has just converted his nation to Judaism: “Donald Tlump: Now my nukes are legal & I can annex South Korea & you need to start paying me 34 billion a year in welfare.”



You just know assholes like him are the ones always whining, crying, and squawking about "not conflating Jews with Israel and criticism of Israel with anti-Semitism", and yet, they are the ones who do THIS! Even more ironic, is a lecture in the in the Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies department would retweet something with Anti-Asian bigotry, "Tlump", a mockery of Asian speakers (confusing the "R" sound with the "L" sound, and vice versa). I just have to remember many think anti-Semitism is "justifiable" and "excusable".
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Nov 22, 2017, 05:03 PM (0 replies)

(Jewish Group) Im A Latina Who Works For The ADL. JVPs Attacks Shocked Me


I'm a non-Jewish Latina who works at the Anti-Defamation League.

I love this work. I’m proud of this work. I’ve taken up the cause of fighting anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry because, as a Latina, I can’t simply be concerned with anti-immigrant or anti-Latino hate. To be effective in building a more equal and just society, I believe deeply that I have to fight all forms of hatred. And that includes the hatred of Jews.

To that end, one of ADL’s programs involves working closely with law enforcement in the United States, training them to identify and investigate hate crimes against all vulnerable groups in our society. We train law enforcement to combat extremism and terrorism, but also their own implicit biases. We take a few dozen American law enforcement officials to Israel every year, where they learn from Israel’s national police about how they prevent and respond to international terror attacks and threats, like those from Hezbollah and Hamas. The goal of this program is to help U.S. law enforcement officials prevent attacks in the U.S. and save lives. Seems like a no-brainer, right?

Well, not for everyone, it turns out.

For months now, the far-left anti-Zionist group Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) has been targeting our exchange program with Israel with a campaign called “Deadly Exchange”. Now, ADL is a 104-year-old organization, and becoming targets of both fair criticism and inaccurate attacks from the right and the left of the political spectrum comes with the territory for an established institution like ours. But in my time at ADL, I’ve been especially surprised at JVP’s ignorance, dangerous dogmatism and blind efforts at intersectional cause-making.

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Nov 20, 2017, 09:48 PM (1 replies)

(Jewish Group) Amid rising concerns over free speech, Rutgers president addresses student body


On Thursday evening the Rutgers University Student Assembly (RUSA) invited University President Robert L. Barchi to speak with students, addressing a wide array of issues regarding academic freedom rights of faculty and the reported offshore investments by the University.

Following his discussion of the University disruption policy and his confirmation that the swastika spray-painted on the wall of Stonier Hall in late October was a protected action under the First Amendment, Barchi spoke about the process the University takes when an incident regarding free speech arises.

The Daily Targum reported on the incident earlier this semester.

The determination of whether an action or statement is considered free speech is not made by the University, Barchi said.

Regarding instances that concern the limitations of free speech on campus the University seeks an outside constitutional opinion before taking action.

Barchi said that when responding to a questionable drawing or flyer on campus, “The very first thing that we do is we take a picture of that and in 15 minutes send it to the state attorney for a decision about whether it's hate speech or not."



Rutgers president addresses controversial bias incidents, says they're protected by ​First ​Amendment

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers President Robert Barchi stood by his affirmation ​of​ the First Amendment, saying those ​protections ​extend to ​the recent rash of ​anti-Semitism on campus.

At the November 16 student government town hall, Barchi​ noted the protections to incidents such as the anti-Semitic posts allegedly shared on the Facebook of a food science professor, the swastika graffiti on a Rutgers dorm, and an international law professor who accused Israel of trafficking human organs.

“If I’m a Ku Klux Klan member, and I’m going to burn a cross on a vacant lot, that’s a constitutionally protected right,” Barchi said, ​al​though the act of burning something would likely be prohibited by local ordinances.

“You put that cross on my front yard, and you light it, that is not constitutionally protected, that’s harassment,” Barchi added. “It’s an exception to the First Amendment.​"​

The same goes for swastikas on campus, Barchi said.

“It is free speech, it’s not hate speech,” Barchi said, prompting a loud and ​visceral response from student activists who attended the meeting and insisted that it was in fact hate speech.



Students calling for removal of food science professor behind anti-Semitic Facebook posts

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Student activists are pushing for the suspension of a professor ​who has allegedly posted dozens of ​anti-Semitic posts on his Facebook profile.

The petition, started by Rutgers first-year-student Miriam Waghalter, asks that the university take “swift action” against Michael Chikindas, a microbiology professor at the food science department, for a myriad of racist and anti-Semitic posts.

Chikindas’ Facebook contained anti-Semitic characters, posts where he called “motherf***ing Jews,” the “most racist religion in the world,” and referring to Israel as a “terrorist country.” His Facebook has reportedly been deleted.

The ​revelation comes days after recruitment flyers for the white supremacist group Identity Evropa, were posted across campus, along with a flyer on one of the Rutgers buses which read “Black lives don’t matter.”

“It’s disturbing,” Waghalter said. “Even though we’re young adults, we still look up to faculty in order to help continue to shape our opinions of the world, and for someone of that stature, to be preaching these views, is problematic in that sense.”



Amazing at what is "excused" when it comes to hatred against Jews!!
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Nov 20, 2017, 09:45 PM (2 replies)

(Jewish Group) Sarah Silverman on Hollywood Harassment, Jewish Representation On Screen


Vulture Fest attendees expecting the signature quirky punchlines and cleverly deployed profanity that Sarah Silverman is known for witnessed the actress and comic’s more serious side as she offered her considered takes on topics ranging from Middle American voters to sexual harassment to Jewish representation in Hollywood to the tactics of President Donald Trump.

Silverman – who currently headlines Hulu’s satirical series I Love You, America, in which the progressively political host often travels across the country seeking common ground with people of wildly diverging political and cultural views — joined New York Magazine’s left-leaning op-ed writer and consulting producer on Veep, Frank Rich, for a wide-ranging conversation on many of the subjects her show explores.

While she didn’t speak directly about the sexual misconduct charges admitted to by her longtime friend and fellow comic Louis C.K. — something she specifically addressed in the monologue of the most recent episode of her show — Silverman said she saw the current attention on sexual harassment currently rocking Hollywood and other major corners of the culture as positive and necessary, but also considerably complicated.

“It seems to me that we’re going through a moment in time that’s vital, and there will be detritus,” said Silverman during the pop cultural festival held at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel on Sunday. “I think it’s a kind of putting a healthy fear in men… It has to change, so that’s why things have to be hard right now, and people should be afraid and think before they act. That’s a good thing.”

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Mon Nov 20, 2017, 09:36 PM (0 replies)

An Alabama Robocall Invokes Ugly Tropes

Alabama’s Senate race received an ugly new wrinkle on Tuesday night, thanks to an apparent series of robocalls seem to be designed to fan resentments—of the press, of Northerners, and perhaps of Jewish reporters.

Local news station WKRG reported that one of its viewers received a robocall from a man impersonating a Washington Post reporter. In it, the man offers to pay women thousands of dollars if they’ll make false accusations against Roy Moore, the state’s former chief justice and the Republican candidate to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate.


Impersonating a journalist to smear the entire profession is a nasty enough maneuver on its own. But the Alabama robocall also seems to draw upon the dark motifs of antisemitism to accomplish its goal. The fake Bernstein’s nasally, high-pitched voice and forced New York accent evoke antisemitic caricatures and stereotypes. (The real Bernstein, for the record, sounds nothing like this.)

There’s a long, ugly history of intertwining anti-Semitism and attacks on media outlets. Historian Victoria Saker Woeste, writing in The Washington Post, described the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, a virulent anti-Jewish tract first published in tsarist Russia, as the first modern instance of “fake news.” The pamphlet claimed a cabal of Jewish leaders had taken control of the media as part of a plot for world dominion.



Yet more possible anti-Semitism rearing its ugly head, met with silence.
Posted by Behind the Aegis | Wed Nov 15, 2017, 06:55 AM (3 replies)

(Jewish Group) Jews out shouted by far-right Poles at independence day parade


'Jews Out’ was among the chants of choice for 60,000 far-right Poles marching through the streets of Warsaw on Saturday, marking the country’s independence.

While some Polish ministers condemned the scenes, others spoke about the “beautiful” march, as masked men made ‘Sieg Heil’ salutes, called for a “white Europe” and urged authorities to “remove Jewry from power”.

Among those travelling to Warsaw for the march were former English Defence League (EDL) head Tommy Robinson, who denied that it was a “Nazi march,” which he called “slander,” before adding: “Poland is fortress Europe. I’ve never seen pride and patriotism like it.”

Jonny Daniels, a British Jew who founded a Poland-based Holocaust commemoration group, said a small minority had “hijacked” the event, adding: “Poland cannot allow this to happen.”

He wrote: “Sadly, a group of reportedly uninvited participants took this as an opportunity to intimidate and show intolerance, in turn breaking Polish law.”

Posted by Behind the Aegis | Tue Nov 14, 2017, 04:48 PM (0 replies)
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