Saturday, 15 February 2014

Far-right rally held in former synagogue

A political rally by the Hungarian far-right party Jobbik in a former synagogue sparked protests Friday by anti-fascist demonstrators, who accused the group of "provocation".  
Around 100 protesters, some wearing yellow stars pinned to their coats, held candles outside the building in the town of Esztergom, 50 kilometres (31 miles) north of Budapest.  
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Sunday, 9 February 2014

Convicted of hate speech

An Islamist football referee in Norway has been convicted of hate speech after apparently threatening to shoot Jews for complaining about anti-Semitism, a prominent English language news outlet in the country reported on Friday.
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Thursday, 6 February 2014

Jewish conspiracy to resurrect Hanukkah

A candidate from the main opposition party in Greece accused the country’s prime minister of heading a Jewish conspiracy.
Theodoros Karypidis, the left-wing Syriza Party’s hopeful for governor of Western Macedonia, said on his Facebook page that Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras was at the head of a Jewish plot to visit “a new Hanukkah against the Greeks.”
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Saturday, 1 February 2014

WJC strongly protests

The World Jewish Congress has strongly protested calls by Swedish and Danish medical associations for a ban on religious male circumcision.
In Sweden, the recommendation came in a resolution unanimously adopted last week by the ethics council of the Sweden Medical Association — a union whose members constitute 85 percent of the country’s physicians, according to Swedish daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet.
It recommended setting 12 as the minimum age for the procedure and the boy’s consent.