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  • Threat of Litigation Averts Boycott Menace

    When the threat of a new boycott against Israeli academics emerged from the annual conference of the British University and College Union of lecturers’ conference in May, Israel supporters turned to London attorney Anthony Julius. Well known for his hard line against anti-Semitism disguised as criticism of Israel, Julius went on the attack. He promised… More ▸

  • Spanish Cops Tape Irving’s Speech

    Spanish police recorded David Irving’s speech at a neo-Nazi bookstore in Barcelona with an eye toward charging him. Irving, the revisionist historian known for statements denying the Holocaust, in Barcelona and Madrid over the weekend defended in public speeches his theories on the Nazi genocide. Spanish police recorded Saturday’s gathering in Barcelona under the orders… More ▸

  • Facebook Deletes Anti-semitic Slurs

    Facebook removed anti-Semitic slurs after protests from an Australian Jewish leader. Comments such as “Jew rats” and “F****** Mercedes Jews” were removed from the social networking site after Vic Alhadeff, the CEO of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, had lodged a complaint. Students from some of Sydney’s elite private schools had posted… More ▸

  • Hate-crimes Trial Opens for Aboriginal Leader

    A second hate-crimes trial has begun in Canada for an aboriginal leader accused of willfully promoting hatred against Jews. The case against David Ahenakew opened Monday in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. In 2002, Ahenakew, 75, told a reporter that Jews were a “disease” and Adolf Hitler was trying to “clean up the world” when he “fried” 6… More ▸

  • Revisionist Historian Avoids Extradition

    An Australian revisionist historian won a legal battle to avoid extradition from Britain to Germany on charges of Holocaust denial. Dr. Fredrick Toben, 64, was arrested at Heathrow Airport in London on Oct. 1 while he was en route from the United States to Dubai. German prosecutors on Nov. 20 dropped their appeal of a… More ▸

  • Ukrainian Jews Rally Against Iran

    The Ukrainian Jewish Committee held a rally to protest Iran’s nuclear program and its threats to Israel and the United States. More than 20 committee members demonstrated Tuesday across from the Iranian Embassy in Kiev. The protesters held posters reading “The president of Iran is a threat to world safety” and “No to the trade… More ▸

  • Survivors Say Mormons Reneging on 1995 Baptism Pledge

    A Holocaust survivor organization has broken off negotiations with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints over its practice of posthumously baptizing Jewish victims of the Nazis. At a news conference Monday, leaders of the American Gathering of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and their Descendants, seated in front of panels listing names of Holocaust victims… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Toben wins opener in extradition battle An Australian revisionist historian won the first round of a legal battle to avoid extradition to Germany. City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court District Judge Daphne Wickham ruled that the European Union warrant under which Toben was detained since his arrest Oct. 1 at London’s Heathrow Airport did not contain… More ▸

  • News Brief

    Irving sought for reality television series Holocaust denier David Irving was asked to be a contestant on a British reality TV program. Irving came to international attention in 2000 when he unsuccesfully sued Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt for libel. In 2006, he was convicted by an Austrian court for Holocaust denial. More ▸

  • Irving Sought for Reality Television Series

    Holocaust denier David Irving was asked to be a contestant on a British reality TV program. The London Jewish Chronicle reported that Irving, who was convicted in Austria for Holocaust denial, met for 90 minutes on Oct. 7 with producers of the program Celebrity Big Brother. Producers ultimately decided not to have him on the… More ▸