U.S. Faces Outbreak of Anti-Semitic Threats and Violence

In the wake of clashes in Israel and Gaza, synagogues have been vandalized and Jews have been threatened and attacked.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #united-states

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for GOP

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

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Greene’s Holocaust Comparisons Cause New Headaches for G.O.P.

Republican leaders condemned the latest anti-Semitic statements by Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene, but their slow response and refusal to punish her reflected tacit backing.

#anti-semitism, #greene-marjorie-taylor-1974, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #house-of-representatives, #jews-and-judaism, #mccarthy-kevin-1965, #mcconnell-mitch, #republican-party, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Attacks on Jews Over Israel Are a Gift to the Right

On the crisis of anti-Semitic violence.

#anti-defamation-league, #anti-semitism, #hate-crimes, #israel, #liberalism-us-politics, #palestinians, #united-states, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #zionism

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Anti-Zionism Isn’t Anti-Semitism? Someone Didn’t Get the Memo.

An omen for Jews on America’s streets.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #zionism

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Man Charged in Arson at Brooklyn Synagogue and Yeshiva, Officials Say

The man was also connected to assaults on a Jewish man and a Black subway rider and vandalism at a Catholic church, court records show.

#ali-alaheri, #anti-semitism, #arson, #assaults, #brooklyn-nyc, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #saint-athanasius-roman-catholic-church, #synagogues, #vandalism

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L.A.P.D. Investigate Attack as an Anti-Semitic Hate Crime

The attack came amid escalating violence in Israel and Gaza that has sparked protests in the United States.

#anti-semitism, #jews-and-judaism, #police-department-los-angeles-calif

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Gaza Conflict Stokes ‘Identity Crisis’ for Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #black-lives-matter-movement, #gaza-strip, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #palestinians, #united-states, #united-states-international-relations, #war-and-armed-conflicts, #youth

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The Gaza Conflict Is Stoking an ‘Identity Crisis’ for Some Young American Jews

A new generation is confronting the region’s longstanding conflict in a very different context, with very different pressures, from their parents’ and grandparents’ generations.

#anti-semitism, #gaza-strip, #hamas, #israel, #jews-and-judaism, #western-states-us

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On the Scrappy Fringes of French Politics, Marine Le Pen Tries to Rebrand

Marine Le Pen, the far-right leader and main challenger to President Emmanuel Macron in next year’s election, wants to persuade voters that she and her party can govern France.

#anti-semitism, #dogs, #france, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #illegal-immigration, #le-pen-jean-marie, #le-pen-marine, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #muslims-and-islam, #national-front-france, #national-rally-france, #politics-and-government

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Linfield University Fires Professor Who Spoke Out About Misconduct Cases

Allegations of anti-Semitism, sexual misconduct and racial discrimination have led to turmoil on the small Oregon campus. Some have called for the university’s president to resign.

#anti-semitism, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #jews-and-judaism, #oregon, #sexual-harassment, #the-merchant-of-venice-play

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Rights Group Hits Israel With Explosive Charge: Apartheid

Human Rights Watch is the latest watchdog to accuse Israel of perpetuating a version of the racist legal system that once governed South Africa. Israel says the charge is baseless.

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France Seeks Change in Law After Outrage Over Verdict in Anti-Semitic Killing

The proposed bill, which would prevent intoxication being used as a basis for a plea of insanity, was prompted by a verdict allowing the killer of a Jewish woman to avoid trial.

#anti-semitism, #delirium, #france, #halimi-sarah-d-2017, #marijuana, #politics-and-government, #traore-kobili

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The Many Faces of Patricia Highsmith

As the subject of no fewer than three biographies since her death in 1995, the popular writer lived a complicated, if fascinating, life. What was she really like?

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Highest French Court Rules Killer of Jewish Woman Cannot Stand Trial

To the alarm of Jewish leaders, Sarah Halimi’s killer will go unpunished because of his mental state, brought on by cannabis, at the time of the crime.

#anti-semitism, #coulibaly-amedy-1982-2015, #france, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #knoll-mireille, #macron-emmanuel-1977, #mental-health-and-disorders, #merah-mohammed, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides

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High School Football Coach Is Fired After Players’ Use of Anti-Semitic Language

School officials in Duxbury, Mass., denounced what they called the “horrifying and disappointing” language and said they had hired a private lawyer to conduct an investigation.

#anti-semitism, #coaches-and-managers, #duxbury-mass, #education-k-12, #education-secondary, #interscholastic-athletics, #teachers-and-school-employees

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Meyers Leonard Fined $50,000 and Suspended for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the N.B.A.’s Miami Heat, said the slur while playing a video game on a public livestream.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #indecency-obscenity-and-profanity, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Otto Dov Kulka, 87, Dies; Studied, and Witnessed, the Holocaust

As an Israeli historian, he examined the German people’s response to mass deportations. As a memoirist, he recalled the murders of family members.

#anti-semitism, #auschwitz-concentration-camp, #books-and-literature, #colleges-and-universities, #deaths-obituaries, #hebrew-university, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jews-and-judaism, #kulka-otto-dov-1933-2021

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Meyers Leonard Will Be Away From Heat ‘Indefinitely’ After Use of Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Meyers Leonard Apologizes for Using an Anti-Semitic Slur

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, lost gaming sponsorships after a video emerged of him using the slur while playing a video game on the livestreaming site Twitch.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Video of Meyers Leonard Using an Anti-Semitic Slur on Twitch Surfaces

Leonard, a reserve center for the Miami Heat, used the epithet while playing a video game.

#anti-semitism, #basketball, #computer-and-video-games, #e-sports, #faze-clan-inc, #leonard-meyers-1992, #miami-heat, #national-basketball-assn

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Dr. Seuss Books Are Pulled, and a ‘Cancel Culture’ Controversy Erupts

The beloved author’s most famous books, like “Green Eggs and Ham,” were untouched, but his estate’s decision nevertheless prompted a backlash and raised questions about what should be preserved as part of the cultural record.

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Frontier Cancels Flight, Citing Maskless Passengers

The airline’s treatment of the passengers, all Orthodox Jews, drew condemnation and accusations of anti-Semitism from Jewish groups.

#airlines-and-airplanes, #anti-defamation-league-of-new-york, #anti-semitism, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #discrimination, #frontier-airlines-inc, #hasidism, #jews-and-judaism, #miami-fla

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Obscure Musicology Journal Sparks Battles Over Race and Free Speech

A scholar’s address about racism and music theory was met with a vituperative, personal response by a small journal. It faced calls to cease publishing.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #censorship, #colleges-and-universities, #discrimination, #ewell-philip-a, #foundation-for-individual-rights-in-education, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #hunter-college, #jackson-timothy-l-1958, #journal-of-schenkerian-studies, #music, #race-and-ethnicity, #schenker-heinrich, #society-for-music-theory, #suits-and-litigation-civil, #university-of-north-texas

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Disney fires Mandalorian’s Gina Carano over “abhorrent, unacceptable” posts

Disney fires Mandalorian’s Gina Carano over “abhorrent, unacceptable” posts

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Gina Carano’s turbulent tenure as a member of the Star Wars acting universe has come to an abrupt end.

Lucasfilm issued a statement to the press on Wednesday, which Ars first found on io9, confirming that Carlano was out of not just The Mandalorian, on which she co-starred for two seasons, but all Star Wars properties. It read:

Gina Carano is not currently employed by Lucasfilm and there are no plans for her to be in the future. Nevertheless, her social media posts denigrating people based on their cultural and religious identities are abhorrent and unacceptable.

The phrasing implies that Carano’s relationship with Disney and Lucasfilm may have ended before her most recent high-profile post on social media: an Instagram “story” quoting an anti-mask podcast’s post that compared Nazi “rounding up” of Jews during the Holocaust to “hating someone for their political views.” The same post, from this Tuesday evening, implied that Jews were somehow more subject to violence by “neighbors” than by Nazis—without citing a nation, era, or other clarification about the point being made.

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#anti-semitism, #gaming-culture, #the-mandalorian

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N.Y.P.D. Anti-Harassment Official Fired Over Racist Online Rants

An investigation found that Deputy Inspector James F. Kobel had used racial slurs against former President Barack Obama and Mayor Bill de Blasio’s biracial son.

#anti-semitism, #kobel-james-f, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #shea-dermot-f-1969

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What Zoom Does to Campus Conflicts Over Israel and Free Speech

As battles over Israel and the Palestinian territories have migrated online, technology has scrambled the debate.

#anti-semitism, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #city-university-of-new-york, #colleges-and-universities, #columbia-college, #jews-and-judaism, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #palestinians, #students-for-justice-in-palestine

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How ‘The Turner Diaries’ Incites White Supremacists

The 1978 novel, which Amazon recently removed from its site, depicts a right-wing assault on the Capitol. Scholars say the parallels with last week’s insurrection are clear and chilling.

#amazon-com-inc, #anti-semitism, #book-trade-and-publishing, #books-and-literature, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #neo-nazi-groups, #pierce-william-luther-1933-2002, #race-and-ethnicity, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #storming-of-the-us-capitol-jan-2021, #terrorism, #the-turner-diaries-book, #united-states-politics-and-government, #violence-media-and-entertainment, #whites

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G.O.P. Candidate Under Fire for Saying ‘Heil Hitler’ at Virus Protest

Leticia Remauro, who is running for Staten Island borough president, has apologized for making a “bad analogy.”

#anti-semitism, #demonstrations-protests-and-riots, #elections-borough-presidents, #hitler-adolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #macs-public-house-staten-island-ny-bar, #malliotakis-nicole, #staten-island-nyc

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N.Y.P.D. Concludes Anti-Harassment Official Wrote Racist Online Rants

The official, James F. Kobel, who will now face a departmental trial, filed for retirement as the inquiry was winding down.

#anti-semitism, #captains-endowment-assn, #city-council-nyc, #discrimination, #kobel-james-f, #police-department-nyc, #race-and-ethnicity, #torres-ritchie-1988

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She Called Police Over a Neo-Nazi Threat. But the Neo-Nazis Were Inside the Police.

Death threats linked to police computers and the discovery of far-right chat groups in police departments across Germany have fed concerns about far-right infiltration.

#alternative-for-germany, #anti-semitism, #basay-yildiz-seda, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #internal-storyline-no, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #national-socialist-underground-germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #police, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #politics-and-government, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #terrorism

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German Cultural Leaders Warn Against Ban on Israel Sanctions Movement

Signatories of an open letter say a parliamentary resolution declaring the campaign anti-Semitic has led to self-censorship and is stifling artistic expression.

#anti-semitism, #art, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #freedom-of-speech-and-expression, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #politics-and-government, #zionism

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Arizona Man Who Conspired to Threaten Journalists Gets 16 Months in Prison

Johnny Roman Garza, 21, working with a neo-Nazi group, researched home addresses for potential targets and put up a threatening poster at the home of a journalist, prosecutors said.

#anti-semitism, #black-people, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #garza-johnny-roman, #jews-and-judaism, #neo-nazi-groups, #sentences-criminal, #washington-state

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Roald Dahl’s Family Apologizes for His Anti-Semitism

The author, who died in 1990, made several disparaging comments about Jews during his lifetime. “Those prejudiced remarks are incomprehensible to us,” the family said in a statement online.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #dahl-roald, #jews-and-judaism, #writing-and-writers

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Pompeo Calls B.D.S. Movement Anti-Semitic

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was also expected to make precedent-setting visits to a Jewish settlement in the occupied West Bank and to the Golan Heights.

#anti-semitism, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #boycotts, #golan-heights, #israel, #israeli-settlements, #palestinians, #pompeo-mike, #presidential-transition-us, #united-states-international-relations, #west-bank

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Corbyn Reinstated by U.K. Labour Party Three Weeks After Suspension

The decision, coming three weeks after the party suspended Jeremy Corbyn, the ex-Labour leader, provoked anger from some British Jews, who said his attempts to clarify his comments were inadequate.

#anti-semitism, #corbyn-jeremy-1949, #human-rights-and-human-rights-violations, #labour-party-great-britain, #politics-and-government, #starmer-keir

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Hate Crimes in U.S. Rose to Highest Level in More Than a Decade in 2019

An F.B.I. report on hate crimes also found that more murders motivated by hate were recorded in 2019 than in any year before.

#anti-semitism, #el-paso-tex-shooting-2019, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #mass-shootings, #southern-poverty-law-center

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Tom Metzger, Notorious White Supremacist, Dies at 82

Mr. Metzger, a former Klansman and the founder of the White Aryan Resistance, was one of the most influential leaders of the white power movement.

#anti-semitism, #california, #deaths-obituaries, #ku-klux-klan, #metzger-tom, #neo-nazi-groups, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #whites

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Anti-Semitism and What Feeds It

Two years after the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the oldest hatred is flourishing across the political spectrum.

#abdul-jabbar-kareem, #anti-semitism, #chabad-of-poway-synagogue-shooting-2019, #discrimination, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #hate-crimes, #ice-cube-1969, #immigration-and-emigration, #jews-and-judaism, #pittsburgh-pa-shooting-2018, #race-and-ethnicity, #tree-of-life-pittsburgh-pa-synagogue, #zionism

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What I Learned When QAnon Came for Me

I’m a gay, Jewish Democrat — the perfect target for an internet cult obsessed with pinning pedophilia on gays, Jews and Democrats.

#anti-semitism, #discrimination, #qanon, #social-media, #threats-and-threatening-messages

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White Supremacist Pleads Guilty to Plotting to Bomb Colorado Synagogue

Richard Holzer, 28, shared with undercover F.B.I. agents that he wanted to get a synagogue “off the map.”

#anti-semitism, #bombs-and-explosives, #colorado, #federal-bureau-of-investigation, #hate-crimes, #holzer-richard, #jews-and-judaism, #pueblo-colo, #synagogues, #terrorism

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Facebook bans Holocaust denial amid rapid rise in “deceptive” content

Facebook's Menlo Park, California, headquarters as seen in 2017.

Enlarge / Facebook’s Menlo Park, California, headquarters as seen in 2017. (credit: Jason Doiy | Getty Images)

Facebook today is, once again, theoretically ramping up enforcement against hate speech, this time with a new policy prohibiting Holocaust denial on the platform.

The change is due to a “well-documented rise in anti-Semitism globally,” Facebook executive Monika Bickert wrote in a corporate blog post today.

The policy is a complete 180 for Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, who in a 2018 interview specifically described Holocaust denial as the kind of “deeply offensive” speech he nonetheless felt should be permitted on the platform. The next day, amid blowback, he “clarified” his position:

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#anti-semitism, #biz-it, #extremism, #facebook, #holocaust, #holocaust-denial, #mark-zuckerberg, #misinformation, #policy, #racism

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QAnon Is Thriving in Germany. The Extreme Right Is Delighted.

As the U.S. conspiracy theory goes global, it has found fertile ground in the putsch fantasies and anti-Semitic tropes long popular on Germany’s far-right fringe. Counterterrorism officials worry.

#anti-semitism, #computers-and-the-internet, #conspiracy-theories, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #neo-nazi-groups, #politics-and-government, #qanon, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #trump-donald-j

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Attack at German Synagogue During Sukkot Raises Anti-Semitism Fears

Almost exactly a year after a far-right extremist shocked Germany by attacking a synagogue during Yom Kippur, another assault targets a synagogue in Hamburg.

#anti-semitism, #fringe-groups-and-movements, #germany, #hamburg-germany, #jews-and-judaism, #sukkot-jewish-holiday, #synagogues

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Jewish Students Aid Owners of Kebab Shop Hit in Synagogue Attack

The Jewish Student Union in Germany hopes its campaign will help wipe away the stigma of the Yom Kippur attack and send a wider message of solidarity.

#anti-semitism, #germany, #gofundme, #halle-germany, #hate-crimes, #jews-and-judaism, #merkel-angela, #philanthropy, #right-wing-extremism-and-alt-right, #synagogues

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From George Eliot to Neo-Nazi Skinheads: The Chaotic Cult of Richard Wagner

Alex Ross’s “Wagnerism” is “a book about a musician’s influence on non-musicians — resonances and reverberations of one art form into others.” Reviewed by John Adams.

#anti-semitism, #books-and-literature, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #opera, #ross-alex-1968, #wagner-richard, #wagnerism-art-and-politics-in-the-shadow-of-music-book

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Unsealed Archives Give Fresh Clues to Pope Pius XII’s Response to the Holocaust

Several documents that have emerged from the newly opened Vatican Archives on the papacy of Pius XII bolster accusations of indifference to Jewish suffering, but some scholars say the full picture has yet to emerge.

#anti-semitism, #francis, #hochhuth-rolf, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #kertzer-david-i, #pius-xii, #roman-catholic-church

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New Director Sees Berlin’s Jewish Museum as a Place for Debate

Hetty Berg wants the institution to become a cultural hub for the German capital, enabling difficult discussions without succumbing to their rancor.

#anti-semitism, #art, #berlin-germany, #boycott-divestment-and-sanctions-bds, #germany, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #jewish-museum-berlin, #jews-and-judaism, #museums

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Remembering Music’s Saving Powers at Auschwitz

Anita Lasker-Wallfisch, who says her role as a cellist in the camp orchestra kept her alive, takes her message to the Salzburg Festival.

#anti-semitism, #austria, #concentration-camps, #holocaust-and-the-nazi-era, #lasker-wallfisch-anita, #music, #salzburg-festival, #world-war-ii-1939-45

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Georgia Senator Is Criticized for Ad Enlarging Jewish Opponent’s Nose

Senator David Perdue, a Republican, drew a quick rebuke from his Democratic opponent, Jon Ossoff, who said the Facebook ad employed the “least original anti-Semitic trope in history.”

#anti-semitism, #elections-senate, #georgia, #jews-and-judaism, #ossoff-jon, #perdue-david-a-jr, #political-advertising

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