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Attacks on the Uniqueness of the Holocaust – The Jewish Press – JewishPress.com

| July 17, 2020

Photo Credit: @_investigate_ Twitter {Reposted from the BESA website} The memory of the Holocaust has been under assault for decades from all sides: the extreme right, the extreme left, and parts of the Islamic world. A common tactic is to assert that the Holocaust was not unique, contrary to the Jewish claim

The rise of emocracy, and the death of debate – Deccan Herald

| July 17, 2020

We are living in a peculiarly paradoxical age. A time when it has never been easier to have access to free speech, and yet, simultaneously, a time when it has never been easier to be abused, sidelined, and cancelled for speaking ones mind. British historian Niall Ferguson has diagnosed todays paradox by identifying the rise of the emocracy a culture where feelings matter more than reason

This French town is known for saving Jews during WWII. It just elected a far-right mayor who has been accused of anti-Semitism. – JTA News – Jewish…

| July 15, 2020

(JTA) The municipal council of Moissac sometimes calls itsplacid French town overlooking the Tarn River, near Toulouse, the city of the Righteous Among the Nations.

French town that saved Jews in WWII recently elected antisemtic mayor – The Jerusalem Post

| July 15, 2020

The municipal council of Moissac sometimes calls itsplacid French town overlooking the Tarn River, near Toulouse, the city of the Righteous Among the Nations. In 2013, Yad Vashem helped inaugurate a Righteous Among the Nations square with plaques in the center of the town of 12,000, which the museum has trumpeted and has been featured in the French press. Now Moissac is again making headlines, but for a much different reason: Its new mayor, Romain Lopez, has been accused of making antisemetic statements and is part of the far-right National Rally party founded by the Holocaust denier Jean-Marie Le Pen

Where Everything Should Be In Bounds Reason.com – Reason

| July 15, 2020

Will Wilkinson last week offered a thoughtful tweet storm about social penalties for making claims that are out of bounds: Wilkinson insists that he favors free speech, in the sense that he believes that the government should not proscribe speech (outside of narrow categories, such as slander), but that all reasonable people exact social penalties for at least some speech. And indeed, while I consider myself as about as in favor of free speech as anyone, I can imagine some extreme statements that a dinner party guest might make (say, holocaust denialism or white supremacy) that would make me less likely to invite the guest to another party, in part because I am convinced that a person announcing such views is seeking to get a rise our of listeners, exhibits serious defects in reasoning ability, or has profound prejudices, or maybe all three. The danger, though, is that once we accept that it is acceptable for there to be social penalties for making out-of-bounds claims, people who make claims that ought to be in bounds, maybe even claims that are correct, will be found to be out of bounds.

The Attacks on the Uniqueness of the Holocaust – besacenter.org

| July 15, 2020

Woman at anti-lockdown protest in Zurich holding sign appropriating Holocaust language, image via @_investigate_ Twitter BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,640, July 13, 2020 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The last decade has seen an explosion of attacks on the memory of the Holocaust. This expresses itself in many ways, including the casting of doubt on the Holocausts uniqueness.

Opinion: Users, advertisers and society need a better Facebook. Here’s how we fix it – AdAge.com

| July 15, 2020

Its not just outsiders making this point. Facebook cant convince many of its own people that the tech giant is on the right side of this issue. Even before we launched this movement, hundreds of Facebooks employees staged a virtual walk-out last month.

Denial of the Srebrenica Genocide Must Be Exposed and Condemned – Just Security

| July 11, 2020

(Editors Note: To mark todays 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide in Bosnia, Just Security is publishing two articles. In addition to this piece by Menachem Z. Rosensaft on denial of the Srebrenica Genocide, Margaret deGuzman considers whether racist police brutality in the United States could be characterized as an international atrocity crime.) Imagine the international outrage if murals of Adolf Hitler were to be prominently displayed throughout Germany, or if a Berlin student dormitory were to be named after Adolf Eichmann, the architect of the systematic annihilation of six million Jews in the Holocaust.

Impunity Is the Story of Our Times – The American Prospect

| July 11, 2020

Joshua Oppenheimer is an award-winning filmmaker, best known for his Oscar-nominated films The Act of Killing (2012) and The Look of Silence (2014).

How the ADL went from working with Facebook to leading a boycott against it – thejewishchronicle.net

| July 9, 2020

It was when Mark Zuckerberg said he would allow Holocaust denial on his platform that the Anti-Defamation League realized its partnership with Facebook wasnt working. The social media giant and the Jewish civil rights group had been working together for years to curb hate speech online. In October 2017, Facebook headlined a new ADL initiative to start a Cyberhate Problem-Solving Lab in collaboration with Silicon Valleys biggest companies.


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