Issued by Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) and Palestine Solidarity Committee (PSC) The Congress of South African Trade Union is pleased to announce that its members, dock workers belonging to the South African Transport and Allied Workers Union (SATAWU) achieved a victory last night when they stood firm by their decision not to offload the Johanna Russ, a ship that was carrying Israeli goods to South Africa. This, despite threats to COSATU members from sections of the pro-Israeli
By Tom Brown PALM BEACH, Florida (Reuters) – Israel’s recent war in Gaza has unleashed the worst outbreaks of anti-Semitism in decades, the U.S. head of the Anti-Defamation League said on Friday. “This is the worst, the most intense, the most global that it’s been in most of our memories. And the effort to get the good people to stand up is not easy,” Abraham Foxman told Jewish community leaders in a speech in this south Florida resort city. Foxman
New York, NY, January 31, 2009 … The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) today condemned the violent attack on a Caracas synagogue and called on President Hugo Chavez to promptly and publicly denounce this heinous anti-Jewish hate crime and to quickly bring the perpetrators to justice. Abraham H. Foxman, ADL National Director, issued the following statement: Just days after the international community commemorated the Holocaust in ceremonies of remembrance throughout the world, a synagogue in Caracas was the scene of a modern
By JPOST.COM STAFF The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemned over the weekend a German court ruling that granted significant financial restitution to the son of a Nazi official whose property had been confiscated after WWII. Karl Krasting joined the Nazi party in 1930, and was a regional party judge from 1931 to 1934. He later served as an official who helped set local policy, a member of the Nazis’ bar association and director of one of the party’s offices for legal
By Chris Hedges Editor’s Note: The former Middle East bureau chief for The New York Times and author of the bestseller “War Is a Force That Gives Us Meaning” takes a hard look at the political capital of suffering. I sent my New York University journalism students out to write stories based on any one of the themes in the Ten Commandments. A woman of Armenian descent came back with an article about how Armenians she had interviewed were covetous
Editor’s note: Transcript below video. add video to your blog Transcript: Question and Answer section RUSH transcript Questioner: …inaudible..(auditorium echo) Finkelstien: I think there are 2 separate issues on the question of Arafat. Namely, number 1, as a leader of the Palestinian people, and that’s a responsibility for Palestinians to judge and not myself, and the second issue is whether he was an obstacle to resolving the Israel-Palestine conflict. The second issue, it seems to me, we can look at
CENTRE SIMON WIESENTHAL – SIMON WIESENTHAL CENTRE – CENTRO SIMON WIESENTHAL 64, avenue Marceau – 75008 Paris Tel. +33 (0) 1 47 23 76 37 Fax: +33 (0) 1 47 20 84 01 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.wiesenthal.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wiesenthal Centre Works with Frankfurt Book Fair to Identify Exhibitors Who Incite to Hate and Violence Despite efforts by officials of the Frankfurt Book Fair to eliminate the inclusion of antisemitic books in the 2006 Fair, the Simon Wiesenthal Center has
by Jill Bolstridge RNP reporter Jill Bolstridge interviews Professor Norman Finkelstein, author of the controversial book The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the Exploitation of Jewish Suffering. The son of Holocaust survivors, Finkelstein is a sharp critic of Israel and of US foreign policy. What compelled you to write The Holocaust Industry? Basically, there were three reasons. One, I’ve been involved in the Israel/Palestine conflict for a long time. It was obvious to anybody who was involved that the Nazi Holocaust
City council approves curriculum on Israel initiated by Israeli Consulate in New York; curriculum to be integrated into training program for educators teaching in 1,400 public high schools by Yaniv Halili NEW YORK – The New York City Council’s education committee approved a curriculum on Israel initiated by the public relations department of the Israeli Consulate in New York. The curriculum will be integrated into the training program for educators teaching in 1,400 public high schools in New York City.
Editor’s note: For more on the Israel lobby’s organizing activities see The Real Threat of “The Lobby”?, Behind the campaign to rescind divestment and Democracy at Work. By Gary Rosenblatt – Editor And Publisher In the first salvo of what promises to be a turbulent season of anti-Israel activities at American colleges, a group of students and others at Carnegie-Mellon University in Pittsburgh protested on July 26 against “Israeli terrorism” in Lebanon. A counter protest was held by Jewish students.