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Allies for Armageddon: The Rise of Christian Zionism …

Posted By on August 3, 2018

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Denial: Holocaust History on Trial: Deborah E. Lipstadt …

Posted By on August 1, 2018

A fascinating and meritorious work of legaland moralhistory. (Kirkus Reviews (Starred))

Powerful. No one who cares about historical truth, freedom of speech or the Holocaust will avoid a sense of triumph. (Publishers Weekly (starred review))

Lipstadt gives a detailed account of the trial that never loses its suspense, readability or momentum. Or humor. (Salon.com)

Fascinating…. [Lipstadt] takes us into the moment and produces a courtroom drama as enthralling as any fictional one. (San Jose Mercury News)

Deborah Lipstadt is writing for us. And for the ages. (Atlanta Journal-Constitution)

History on Trial is not the first book about the case….But Lipstadts story is more personal, compelling and intriguing. (San Francisco Chronicle)

A well-paced, expertly detailed and fascinating account of the trial process. (Daniel Jonah Goldhagen, Washington Post Book World)

Immensely readable. History on Trial restores ones faith in the power of good scholarship. (Washington Times)

A compelling book, History on Trial is memoir and courtroom drama, a work of historical and legal import. (Jewish Week)

Resonant. (Baltimore Sun)

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Dianna Agron Ethnicity of Celebs | What Nationality …

Posted By on July 25, 2018

Birth Name: Dianna Elise Agron

Place of Birth: Savannah, Georgia, U.S.

Date of Birth: April 30, 1986

Ethnicity:*Ashkenazi Jewish (father)*German, Irish, English (mother, who converted to Judaism)

Dianna Agron is an American actress, singer, dancer, and director. She is famous for starring in the television series Glee.

Diannas father is from a Jewish family (from Ukraine, Russia, Poland, Latvia, and Estonia). Diannas mother has German, Irish, and English, ancestry; she converted to Judaism when marrying Diannas father. Dianna was raised Jewish and was Bat Mitzvah.

Dianna is a fifth cousin, once removed, of singer Jack Gilinsky. Diannas paternal four times great-grandparents, Shmuel Labe Agronsky and Fruma Chana Bakhrakh, were also the paternal five times great-grandparents of Jack Gilinsky.

Dianna is married to British musician Winston Marshall, of the band Mumford & Sons. Winstons father is British businessperson Paul Marshall. Winstons maternal grandfather was Jewish, from the Zelinger De Balkany family, and Winstons maternal grandmother, Molly Perrini, was of Italian Catholic descent.

Diannas patrilineal ancestry can be traced back to her paternal great-great-great-great-grandfather, Shmuel Labe Agronsky, who was born, c. 1820, in Russia.

Diannas paternal grandfather was Howard Alan Agron (the son of Jack Agron and Edith Kohn). Howard was born in Oklahoma. Jack was born in Siversk, Artemivskyi district, Donetsk Oblast, Ukraine, to a Jewish family, the son of Hillel Hilya/Harry Agronsky and Sonya Sophie Chernikoff. Edith was born in Kansas, to Jewish parents who immigrated from Eastern Europe, Samuel Kohn and Anna; one census lists them as having been born in Russia, and another census lists them as having been born in Poland.

Diannas paternal grandmother was Frieda Joy Joyce Wasserman (the daughter of Leopold Aman Wasserman and Ethel Arona Friedman). Leopold was a Latvian Jewish immigrant. Ethel was born in Texas, to Jewish parents, Bernhard Zadoc Friedman and Chane Rosalie Blackman; they are listed as having been born in Estonia on one census, and Russia on another census.

Diannas maternal grandfather was surnamed Barnes.

Diannas maternal grandmother was Georgina Mabel Hustedt (the daughter of Henry John Hustedt and Mabel A. Connelly). Henry was the son of Henry/Harry John Hustedt and Georgina Louise Hoeveler, who were both German immigrants. Diannas great-grandmother Mabel was born in California, the daughter of Joseph William Connelly and Mary ODonnell, who were both born in California, both of them to Irish parents.

Sources: Genealogy of Dianna Agron (focusing on her fathers side) http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com

Genealogy of Diannas paternal grandfather, Howard Alan Agron (focusing on his fathers side) https://www.geni.com

Diannas paternal grandfather, Howard Alan Agron, on the 1930 U.S. Census https://familysearch.org

Diannas paternal great-grandmother, Edith Kohn, on the 1920 U.S. Census https://familysearch.org

Obituary of Diannas paternal grandmother, Frieda Joy Joyce (Wasserman) Agron http://www.wikitree.com

Diannas paternal great-grandparents, Leopold Aman Wasserman and Ethel Arona Friedman, on the 1930 U.S. Census https://familysearch.org

Genealogy of Diannas maternal grandmother, Georgina Mabel Hustedt http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com

Diannas maternal great-grandfather, Henry John Hustedt, on the 1910 U.S. Census https://familysearch.org

Diannas maternal great-grandmother, Mabel A. Connelly, on the 1900 U.S. Census https://familysearch.org

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B’nai B’rith Apartments – Home | Facebook

Posted By on July 25, 2018

#TBT Did you know our commitment to the well-being of seniors includes a week-long bi-annual Resident Leadership Training retreat? We train residents from each …of the Bnai Brith senior housing properties on how to be better resident leaders. They take their new knowledge back to their buildings to enhance the residents experiences.

Held every other summer at the B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp, Bnai Brith staff members create workshops that provide the tools for residents to become stronger leaders in their respective communities. Our work on behalf of seniors includes advancing safe and affordable housing as well as advocacy on Capitol Hill to protect rights and benefits for seniors.

We are the largest national Jewish sponsor of low-income housing for seniors in the nation and we work directly with the Department of Housing and Urban Development to provide this vital service. In the United States our network includes 38 buildings in 27 communities, more than 4,000 apartment units and more than 8,000 residents.

This type of housing is in constant demand, and researchers say for every low-income senior housing apartment that exists nationwide there are 10-12 seniors waiting for a spot.

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National Geographic Jewish Heritage Travel: A Guide to …

Posted By on July 25, 2018

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The Zionist Story. (Full Documentary) – YouTube

Posted By on July 23, 2018

The Zionist Story, an independent film by Ronen Berelovich, is the story of ethnic cleansing, colonialism and apartheid to produce a demographically Jewish State.

Ronen successfully combines archival footage with commentary from himself and others such as Ilan Pappe, Terry Boullata, Alan Hart and Jeff Halper.

“I have recently finished an independent documentary, The Zionist Story, in which I aim to present not just the history of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict, but also the core reason for it: the Zionist ideology, its goals (past and present) and its firm grip not only on Israeli society, but also, increasingly, on the perception of Middle East issues in Western democracies.

These concepts have already been demonstrated in the excellent ‘Occupation 101 documentary made by Abdallah Omeish and Sufyan Omeish, but in my documentary I approach the subject from the perspective of an Israeli, ex-reserve soldier and someone who has spent his entire life in the shadow of Zionism.

I hope you can find a moment to watch The Zionist Story and, if you like it, please feel free to share it with others. (As both the documentary and the archived footage used are for educational purposes only, the film can be freely distributed).

I have made this documentary entirely by myself, with virtually no budget, although doing my best to achieve high professional standard, and I hope that this ‘home-spun’ production will be of interest to viewers.” – Ronen Berelovich.Links:http://pulsemedia.org/2009/03/09/the-…http://australiansforpalestine.com/17370http://kanan48.wordpress.com/2011/02/…

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Israeli Myths & Propaganda:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIWvcB…http://blip.tv/file/4403235

Occupation 101:http://vimeo.com/14327996

Imperial Geography:http://blip.tv/file/1674292

Memory of the Cactus:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ_Ljk…

Canada “Park” in Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yHRbR7…

The History of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t88I7I…

Palestine 1896:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hjEvqU…

1936 Warning of a British and Zionist Colonization of Palestine:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IfwaLE…

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Who Are Sephardic Jews? | My Jewish Learning

Posted By on July 23, 2018

Many historical documents recount a large population of Jews in Spain during the early years of the Common Era. Their cultural distinctiveness is characterized in Roman writings as a corrupting influence. Later, with the arrival of Christianity, Jewish legal authorities became worried about assimilation and maintaining Jewish identity. Despite these concerns, by the seventh century Sephardim had flourished, beginning a time known as the Golden Age of Spain.

During this period, Sephardic Jews reached the highest echelons of secular government and the military. Many Jews gained renown in non-Jewish circles as poets, scholars, and physicians. New forms of Hebrew poetry arose, and talmudic and halachic (Jewish law) study took on great sophistication.

Ladino, the Judeo-Spanish language, unified Jews throughout the peninsula in daily life, ritual, and song. Ladino, a blend of medieval Spanish with significant loan words from Hebrew, Arabic, and Portuguese, had both a formal, literary dialect, and numerous daily, spoken dialects which evolved during the immigrations of Sephardic Jews to new lands.

The Sephardic Golden Age ended when Christian princes consolidated their kingdoms and reestablished Christian rule throughout Spain and Portugal. In 1492, King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella expelled all Jews from Spain; soon after, a similar law exiled Jews from Portugal. Sephardic Jews immigrated to Amsterdam, North Africa, and the Middle East.

Others established new communities in the Americas or converted publicly to Christianity, sometimes secretly maintaining a Jewish life. These converts (known in Ladino as conversos and in Hebrew as anusim, forced converts) often maintained their Judaism in secret. In the 21st century, there are still people in both Europe and the Americas who are discovering and reclaiming their Jewish ancestry.

Wherever Sephardic Jews traveled, they brought with them their unique ritual customs, language, arts, and architecture. Sephardic synagogues often retain the influence of Islam in their architecture by favoring geometric, calligraphic, and floral decorative motifs. Although they may align with the Ashkenazic religious denominations (usually Orthodoxy), the denominational identity of Sephardic synagogues is, in most cases, less strong than their ethnic identity.

At home, Ladino songs convey family traditions at the Shabbat table, although Ladino is rapidly disappearing from daily use. Sephardic Jews often maintain unique holiday customs, such as a seder for Rosh Hashanah that includes a series of special foods eaten as omens for a good new year and the eating of rice and legumes (kitniyot)on Passover.

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Caribbean Project: The Jewish Role In American Slavery …

Posted By on July 23, 2018

The hidden Jewish role in spawning the culture of slavery in the AmericasBarbados

In recent months, I have spent a considerable amount of time here explaining how Barbados the original English slave society was the cultural hearth of the British West Indies and the Lower South.

South Carolina (founded in 1670) and Jamaica (founded in 1655) as well as French Saint-Domingue (founded in 1697) were built from the start on the basis of the Barbardian model of race-based plantation slavery.

Barbados (founded in 1627) and Virginia (founded in 1607) were older English colonies that did not start out as full fledged race-based plantation societies. Both colonies originally had a White majority and relied upon a workforce of English indentured servants to grow cotton and tobacco.

In Caribbean Project: The Proto South, we traced the origins of race-based plantation slavery back to the Spanish and Portuguese sugar plantations in Madeira and the Canary Islands in the eastern Atlantic. We saw how Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to Hispanolia during his second voyage in 1493.

In the century that followed, Spain and Portugal divided the New World in the Treaty of Tordesillas. Significantly, this legitimized the Spanish claim to most of the Americas while ceding Africa and Brazil to the Portuguese. It would also put the African slave trade in Portuguese hands by expelling Spain from Africa.

During the sixteenth century, the Spanish created the first race-based sugar plantations in Hispanolia and Puerto Rico. Originally, Caribbean Indians were used as slave laborers, but as their populations declined the Spanish turned to the Portuguese to import African slaves.

By the mid-sixteenth century, there were tens of thousands of African slaves in Hispanolia and Puerto Rico. As Spains interest shifted toward their far more lucrative conquests in Mexico and Peru though, Hispanolia and Puerto Rico became backwaters of the empire and the plantation system collapsed there.

The future Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico were failed Spanish slave states that came to be dominated by cattle ranching and peasant agriculture this is why Dominicans and Puerto Ricans became so much more mixed and multiracial than Cubans.

At this point in the New World, it appeared that race-based, modern agro-industrial plantation slavery had failed but there was one major exception, Portuguese Brazil, where the sugar industry was taking off due to constant reinforcements of African slave labor from nearby Portuguese Angola.

How did Barbados become the first race-based plantation society in British America?

While the importance of the Dutch introduction of sugarcane to Barbados in 1637 is open to question, the crucial role of Dutch merchants in providing financial backing with which British settlers built the first sugar mills on that island is beyond dispute. Dutch planters and sugar masters also taught the British Barbadians what they came to call the method of Pernambuco which included not only the know-how of planting, milling, and processing cane, but also the rudiments of a legal code of regulating slavery. Dutch ships, finally, linked Barbadoss emerging plantation economy both to the supply of African labor provided by the Atlantic slave trade and to the effective and profitable distribution networks in the Netherlands. Although the extent of Dutch involvement has lately become a subject of debate among historians, it may be safe to say that within little more than a decade between 1640 and 1650, the Dutch helped to transform Barbados from a slaveholding society with a large yeoman population engaged in fairly diversified economic pursuits into a slave society solidly based on sugar monoculture.

Thats interesting.

Barbados was the first successful race-based plantation society in the Caribbean it was the model that spread across the Leeward and Windward Islands, to Jamaica and Saint-Domingue, later to Cuba and the Guianas, and most significantly, to South Carolina and to Virginia which became a slave society in the late seventeenth century.

This shit got off the ground in Portuguese Brazil and the Dutch had played a decisive role in the industrial espionage that brought race-based plantation slavery into the British and French Caribbean.

In Jews, Slavery, and Dixie, I noted that the Jew had once wore the pro-White hat and had once been quite the racialist and owned black slaves and had definitely been involved in the African slave trade, especially in the Dutch and Portuguese colonies in the Caribbean:

Sephardic Jews who had lived for centuries in the Caribbean and the antebellum South were accustomed to racialism and white supremacy and actually played a key role in bringing plantation slavery from Portuguese Brazil to the English and French colonies in the Lesser Antilles.

After reading the passage above in The Caribbean: A History of the Region and Its Peoples, I was struck by lightning like Chechar and remembered that the Dutch and the Portuguese here were probably Sephardic Jews:

The introduction of sugarcane from Dutch Brazil completely transformed society and the economy. Barbados eventually had one of the worlds biggest sugar industries after starting sugar cane cultivation in 1640. [6] One group which was instrumental for ensuring the early success of the sugar cane industry were the Sephardic Jews, who originally been expelled from the Iberian peninsula to end up in Dutch Brazil. [6] As the effects of the new crop increased, so did the shift in the ethnic composition of Barbados and surrounding islands. The workable sugar plantation required a large investment and a great deal of heavy labour. At first, Dutch traders supplied the equipment, financing, and African slaves, in addition to transporting most of the sugar to Europe. In 1644 the population of Barbados was estimated at 30,000, of this amount about 800 were of African descent, with the remainder mainly of English descent. These English smallholders were eventually bought out and the island was filled up with large African slave-worked sugar plantations. By 1660 there was near parity with 27,000 blacks and 26,000 whites. By 1666 at least 12,000 white smallholders had been bought out, died, left or the island. Many of the remaining whites were increasingly poor. By 1680 there were seventeen slaves for every indentured servant. By 1700, there were 15,000 free whites and 50,000 enslaved blacks.

This is an exciting find.

If this is true, it means that Jews are morally responsible for the spread of slavery and racism through Brazil, the Caribbean, and the American South. I will continue my research in this area and publish my findings in my first book on race and the Caribbean.

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Facebook Search promotes Holocaust denial groups …

Posted By on July 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg defended the presence of Holocaust deniers on Facebook this week despite widespread criticism, arguing that the company’s algorithm will punish misinformation to restrict its circulation on the social network rather than deleting it outright.

But Facebook is still prominently showcasing groups that promote Holocaust denial at the top of its search results, Business Insider has found.

If a user searches for “Holocaust” on Facebook, some of the top results are for user-created groups that falsely claim the Nazi murder of millions of Jews was fabricated. These appear on the first page of the search results, as well as on the dedicated Groups tab of the search results.

The prominence of these groups in Facebook’s search results reveal a gaping hole in Facebook’s defenses to stop the spread of falsehoods on its service and raise new questions about the effectiveness, and seriousness, of Facebook’s policies.

In contrast to Facebook’s search results, if a user searches for “Holocaust” on Google, the first-page results are a mixture of news articles, legitimate informational websites, and other results, none of which suggest the Holocaust did not occur. The same is true of Yahoo, Microsoft-owned search engine Bing, and privacy-centric search engine DuckDuckGo.

Reached for comment, a Facebook spokesperson said: “We find Holocaust denial to be repugnant and ignorant. Mark [Zuckerberg] has made that clear – and we agree that we ‘find Holocaust denial deeply offensive.’ We don’t allow people to celebrate or defend or try to justify the Holocaust. We also remove any content that mocks Holocaust victims or survivors.”

Unlike other major search engines, the first page of Facebook’s search results for “Holocaust” includes a group that promotes Holocaust denialism, “The Open Holocaust Debate.” BI

On Wednesday, technology news site Recode published a wide-ranging interview with CEO Mark Zuckerberg. It came on the back a furor over conspiracy theory website Infowars’ use of Facebook, and Zuckerberg argued that the company did not feel comfortable restricting the “voice” of its users, even if they were clearly wrong.

Instead, he said, Facebook penalized hoaxers and misinformation spreaders with its algorithm, which ensures that such posts get far less traction and views in the News Feed. Zuckerberg cited Holocaust denialism as an example of content that was penalized but not banned.

“I’m Jewish, and there’s a set of people who deny that the Holocaust happened,” the Facebook founder said. “I find that deeply offensive. But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong.”

But the News Feed is not the only way Facebook users can find and consume information on the social network. Holocaust denial groups rank highly in Facebook’s Search results, mixed in alongside non-conspiracy-theorist groups.

The Groups search results for “Holocaust” includes two groups in its top ten promoting Holocaust denial material, “The Open Holocaust Debate” and “Holocaust Revisionism.” BI

The groups vary slightly in their search ranking position from user to user. One such group, “The Open Holocaust Debate,” has more than 1,600 members and frequently ranks in the top three search results. Billed as a “study group,” its users frequently post anti-Semitic messages and deny that the Holocaust occurred.

Another in the top-ten results is the 1,000-member “Holocaust Revisionism,” which has a description that reads in part: “many people are starting to wake up, and find out that the official story which we have been told about the Holocaust may not be 100% true … the truth of the matter is that Hitler was a Zionist puppet from start to finish… and that the whole Holocaust thing was part of a Messianic agenda in order to fulfill a Sabbatean Frankist version of prophecy.”

One of the posts in “The Open Holocaust Debate” disputing the existence of the Holocaust. BI

In an emailed statement, a Facebook spokesperson said that search results are unique to each user: “They’re ordered algorithmically based on a combination of many factors. A few of the factors that determine what Groups appear in the Groups module on the search results page include relevance to what you type into the search bar, if you are connected to members of the Group and the activity level of the Group. ”

However, Business Insider tested the “Holocaust” search with four different users, and Holocaust denial groups appeared highly every time indicating this is likely a widespread issue. For two of the users, “The Open Holocaust Debate” was ranked third, and “Holocaust Revisionism” was ranked sixth. For one user, the former was ranked second and the latter was ranked eighth. And for another, “The Open Holocaust Debate” was ranked sixth.

The spokesperson added that Facebook blocks Holocaust denial content in countries where it is illegal, and takes down groups if they “[devolve] into threats or statements of hate.”

The prominence of Holocaust denial groups in Facebook’s search results risk misinforming users seeking more information about the historic atrocity, especially as Facebook increasingly encourages the Groups feature as a way to make connections on the platform.

A recent survey by the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany found that 11% of US adults were not sure if they had heard of the Holocaust and that 2 out of 3 Americans between 18 and 34 years of age could not identify Auschwitz.

While Facebook has begun taking greater steps to stop the spread of misinformation in its NewsFeed, it’s not clear to what extent the company is policing the other corners of its 2-billion member internet service.

With its engineering resources and capital, Facebook should be capable of solving the problem with technology.

After all, no other major search engine promotes Holocaust denial material on its first page of results for “Holocaust.”

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Mark Zuckerberg’s remarks on Holocaust denial …

Posted By on July 21, 2018

Mark Zuckerberg has been criticised by Jewish groups and anti-racism organisations for suggesting Holocaust denial should be allowed on Facebook because it could be unintentional.

In an interview on Wednesday, the Facebook founder said he found Holocaust denial deeply offensive, but added: I dont believe that our platform should take that down because I think there are things that different people get wrong. I dont think that theyre intentionally getting it wrong Its hard to impugn intent and to understand the intent.

Zuckerberg, who is Jewish, later retracted his remarks, issuing an update that said: I personally find Holocaust denial deeply offensive, and I absolutely didnt intend to defend the intent of people who deny that.

But his comment came too late to stop criticism from Jewish groups, both for the specifics of his statement and the general practice of allowing Holocaust denial to thrive on his platform.

Stephen Silverman, director of investigations and enforcement at the Campaign Against Antisemitism, told the Guardian: Mark Zuckerbergs remarks are deeply irresponsible. There is no such thing as benign Holocaust denial.

It is solely a means of inciting hatred against Jews by claiming that we fabricated the genocide of our people to extort money in the form of reparations. It is utterly abusive and Mark Zuckerberg must take responsibility for excising it from Facebook.

Jonathan Greenblatt, chief executive of the US-based Anti-Defamation League, said: Holocaust denial is a wilful, deliberate and longstanding deception tactic by antisemites that is incontrovertibly hateful, hurtful and threatening to Jews. Facebook has a moral and ethical obligation not to allow its dissemination.

ADL will continue to challenge Facebook on this position and call on them to regard Holocaust denial as a violation of their community guidelines.

Matthew McGregor, campaigns director of HOPE not hate, told the Guardian: The Holocaust is one of the great evils of history, an industrial genocide levelled against the Jewish people. It did happen and it is more than just deeply offensive: it is incredibly dangerous to give any credence or platform to those who deny it.

Facebook, as a publisher of content, has a responsibility to ensure that the violence inherent in the message of Holocaust deniers must not be able to flourish without being challenged or held in check. This is not about getting it wrong, it is about not enabling dangerous people to spread a vile message of hate.

Facebooks community guidelines, published in detail in April, a year after the Guardian obtained the then secret documents in a leak, ban hate speech because it creates an environment of intimidation and exclusion and in some cases may promote real-world violence.

But the companys definition of hate speech requires violent or dehumanising speech, statements of inferiority, or calls for exclusion or segregation, which it says does not cover Holocaust denial.

Facebook removes Holocaust denial in some countries, such as Germany, where it is illegal. Monika Bickert, Facebooks head of global policy, explained the distinction in May, telling an event at Oxford University that something might be illegal in 10 countries, but if only two countries say this is important to us, its illegal, remove it, we will do it. And if the others dont, we will not remove it.

Sometimes countries may have laws on the books this is certainly true in the United States, I can say as an American lawyer that are really out of date with how that culture thinks about speech, that are no longer enforced. So we wait for that government to make a request about it.

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