Author: Eliyahu Mintz

antisemitism, World Politics

Antisemitic Graffiti in Spain on Anniversary of Auschwitz Liberation

Antisemitic graffiti on a cultural center in Madrid, January 2020

Spain is no exception to the rise in antisemitic attacks, which continues unabated in both Europe and the United States. Now a cultural center located in Madrid, has been vandalized with graffiti that reads “I command you to kill Jews” and “Free Palestine, kill a Jew.” Each of these two cases of antisemitic graffiti were …

US Politics, World Politics

Erin Burnett of CNN Says Iranians Don’t Really Mean Those Death to America Chants

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett (screenshot)

CNN Anchor Erin Burnett continued to plead the case against President Trump and for the Iranian leadership when she claimed that chants by anti-American Iranian protesters of “death to America” are really meaningless. Referring to the protesters, Burnett said they are actually really friendly people. “I was in Tehran when they were chanting ‘death to …

antisemitism, World Politics

Lithuania Whitewashes Complicity in the Holocaust

The Lithuanian Parliament, the Seimas Palace, in Vilna

A committee of members of the Lithuanian parliament are working on a draft of legislation that will state that Lithuania and Lithuanian leaders did not participate in the Holocaust. The truth of the matter, however, is that more Lithuanians killed Jews than did Nazis, during the Holocaust. And more Lithuanian Jews were killed than those …

antisemitism, World Politics

Even When Jews Are Dead, They Are Fair Game

German Cemetery Desecration Geilenkirchen

Two men, aged 21 and 23, went on a rampage in a West German Jewish cemetery in Geilenkirchen on Saturday night, overturning more than 40 graves and defacing other stones with blue spray paint. #Antisemitic Incident reported!#Germany #Geilenkirchen At the #Jewish cemetery in #Geilenkirchen in North Rhine-Westphalia, perpetrators overthrow over 40 #gravestones and partially #sprayed …

antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters, terror, World Politics

France: Too High, Not Responsible for Murder of Halimi

Sarah Halimi

A French court has absolved Sarah Halimi’s murderer: The court relieved Kobili Traore, 29, of criminal responsibility for his slaying of Sarah Halimi, whom Traore pummeled for about an hour while shouting about Allah and calling her a demon before throwing the 60-year-old physician to her death from the window of her third-story apartment. It did …

antisemitism, social media, World Politics

Viral Eyebrow Raising by Orthodox Jew during Corbyn Concession Speech

Yosef David raises eyebrow during Corbyn's concession speech at Islington

Brexit Candidate Yosef David is now famous for his hilariously raised eyebrow during Corbyn’s concession speech at Islington, the video of which has gone viral. The involuntary facial response occurred when failed candidate Corbyn, a notorious antisemite, said he was proud that while Labour lost the election, the party’s campaign did not descend into the …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Clarifying the Fourth Geneva Convention as it Relates to Occupation

Dore Gold

While 107 Democrats were none too happy with Mike Pompeo’s announcement that Israeli settlements were not illegal, and wrote a letter making that clear, Dore Gold, president of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs called the announcement a “great service” to Israel. “I thought it was very important to put on the table the issue …

Israeli Politics, US Politics

Under Israeli Law, Bibi Barred From Indictment

Trump and Netanyahu

The U.S. impeachment hearings are seemingly echoed by Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblitt’s announcement that he intends to indict Netanyahu. In both countries, there are cries that the proceedings are based on the desire to unseat a leader, rather than on any real wrongdoing. Caroline Glick, right-wing Israeli columnist, says Mandelblitt actually cannot indict Netanyahu, …

American Jewry, US Politics

Glass Half Full: 126 Dems Did Not Sign The JStreet Letter

Screenshot of signatures by Democrats on JStreet letter demanding reversal of Trump administration policy on settlements

More than 100 Democrats in the House signed a letter by JStreet demanding the Trump administration reverse its stance on the legality of Israeli settlements, considered by most to be yet another Israel-friendly move by the current president. Of the signatories, 7 were Jewish. This represents 30% of the Jewish contingency of the House, which …

American Jewry, antisemitism, Massacres and Disasters

Survey, Survivors, Scholar say Holocaust Could Happen Again

Auschwitz Holocaust Museum

Antisemitic incidents are at a record high in the US and the EU, and German-born Holocaust survivors say the current antisemitic social climate reminds them of Germany in the 1930s. Speaking at a New Jersey Holocaust Remembrance Day event last year, several such survivors suggested they believe that the Holocaust could happen again. Meanwhile, polls …