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I said I would vote Labour to stop the Tories, but Corbyn’s refusal to apologise changed my mind – The Independent

| November 30, 2019

Dear Anthony Julius,I appreciate your taking the time to write an open letter to me in the New Statesman and I remain as proud as ever of what we achieved when we successfully defeated the attempt, 20 years ago now, of a Holocaust denier to silence his critics by means of a libel suit. You are quite right to say that antisemitism, even Holocaust denial itself, has infected the Labour Party. I dont think its central to the partys world-view, and there are many people who have stayed in the party and are determined to fight it think of Margaret Hodge, for instance

Trupa Trupa: the Polish post-punk band confronting the Holocaust – The Guardian

| November 30, 2019

Grzegorz Kwiatkowski, the singer, guitarist and co-songwriter of Polish post-punks Trupa Trupa, is thinking of home. At first, we said that our environment had nothing to do with our music, but we were wrong, he says of Gdask, the Baltic city the band hail from and the site of the second world wars first battle. The city has a tragic history.

We are thankful to have children living in beautiful places – Heritage Florida Jewish News

| November 30, 2019

When my daughter Julie headed out to Colorado in 2003, it was originally planned as a nine-month adventure teaching environmental science. Soon, however, Julie fell in love with the mountains, Colorado, and Sam, not necessarily in that order. They built a life together, completed graduate degrees, got married, bought a house in Frisco, and had a child.

UNESCO committee to decide in Bogota whether to remove Aalst Carnival from the list of Intangible Cultural Heritage for displaying antisemitic floats…

| November 30, 2019

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At its annual parade in March, the Carnival of Aalst, a city located 20 km west of Brussels, displayed giant puppets depicting Orthodox Jews with hooked noses standing on chests of money surrounded by rats. In view of the 2020 parade edition, organizers of the Carnival released last month ribbons for participants making fun of UNESCO and Jews

Children stand up and sing out to Stop the Hate: Strong Points – cleveland.com

| November 30, 2019

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio The Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, in partnership with Roots of American Music (ROAM) and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, are celebrating the voices of young people standing up to bias and bigotry through the annual Stop the Hate Youth Sing Out contest.

Service-Gathering the Fragments – Ricochet.com

| November 30, 2019

The Holocaust took place during World War II, and millions of Jews were put to death over the years of the War, in Nazi concentration camps like Auschwitz, and in forests of Eastern Europe, and in their own towns and ghettos. Today, 75 years later, there are still Survivors alive to tell their inspiring stories. But soon, there will be no Survivors left

Fight over Proposed Sargent Ranch Quarry is Shaping Up to be Silicon Valley’s Standing Rock – San Jose Inside

| November 30, 2019

Just past noon on Sep. 8, hundreds of people gather in prayer.

Anti-Zionism Is Antisemitism | Avi Benlolo – The Times of Israel

| November 30, 2019

One of the darkest periods at the United Nations took place in 1975 when Zionism was declared to be racism. A more enlightened General Assembly reversed this decision in 1991 but the stench of politically driven antisemitism remained

Corbyn ally who called Zionism ‘enemy of peace’ says party ‘sorry’ over Jew-hate – Jewish News

| November 30, 2019

A Labour frontbencher who falsely denied claiming Zionism was the enemy of peace has said the party is sorry for the hurt caused to the Jewish community. Shadow justice secretary Richard Burgons comments come after the Labour leader refused to apologise for his partys handling of the issue.

‘Religious Zionism will be first to be harmed’ – Arutz Sheva

| November 30, 2019

The Im Tirtzu movement today announced launching a public campaign titled "Save democracy - restore trust in the justice system." The movement calls on the public to come to the mass demonstration in Tel Aviv tonight, emphasizing that this is a topic that must be especially close to the heart of religious Zionism. According to movement leader Yehuda Sharabani, "Religious Zionism should be the first to arrive to the rally today because it's the first to be harmed if a Leftist government is established here." Im Titrzu notes that the decision to campaign now is due to recent events related to the investigation and conduct of the justice system against Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu


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