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    A controversial right-wing politician won a leadership position in Austria’s national parliament. In the Oct. 28 elections, Martin Graf of the Freedom Party was named one of two deputy parliament presidents with support from 70 percent of the legislators. He also belongs to the far-right Olympia student organization that reportedly has contact with neo-Nazis. Graf,… More ▸

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    Sarah Silverman elicited puzzlement and praise with her debut on German television. “She sits on the potty and says, ‘Anyone who watches a Jewish woman on the toilet is as bad as a Holocaust denier,” Joachim Huber wrote in the Berlin-based Tagesspiegel newspaper the day after the American Jewish comedian appeared Oct. 23 on Comedy… More ▸

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    Denmark will extradite two producers of rabidly neo-Nazi music to Germany. Flemming C. and Stephan G., who were arrested in Denmark on Aug. 27, are wanted for producing, commissioning and distributing the music. The Oct. 7 announcement comes as England debates whether to extradite accused Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben to Germany. In the Danish case,… More ▸

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    A New Zealand university removed a student’s thesis on neo-Nazism from its library. Waikato University made the move following harsh criticism from the key subject of the thesis, Kerry Bolton, a former secretary of the National Front who has been involved in neo-Nazi organizations on the island for more than two decades. The thesis by… More ▸

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    Frederick Toben, wanted in Germany on charges of Holocaust denial, will be held in a London prison until his bail hearing. Toben was picked up at Heathrow Airport on Oct. 1 on a stopover en route from the United States to Dubai. The bail hearing is scheduled for Oct. 10. A hearing on whether to… More ▸

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    Frederick Toben, wanted in Germany on charges of Holocaust denial, was arrested in London. Scotland Yard arrested the Australian on Wednesday upon his arrival at Heathrow Airport, where he was en route from the United States to Dubai. Toben, 64, was born in Germany but lives in Australia, where he founded the radical anti-Jewish Adelaide… More ▸

  • Plenty of Heat but Little Movement As Ahmadinejad Caps U.S. Visit

    With speeches, fiery rhetoric and protestations of one sort of another, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and his opponents in the United States faced off against each other during his latest visit to New York. And, by the end of the visit — after Iran’s president used the bully pulpit of the U.N. General Assembly to… More ▸

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    An online exhibit about Auschwitz in Farsi was uploaded to Yad Vashem’s Web site. The Auschwitz Album, the only surviving visual evidence of the mass murder at the death camp, was uploaded Tuesday to the Yad Vashem Persian Web site. It includes background information about Auschwitz, 60 pictures and short explanations, aerial photos taken by… More ▸

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    A Jewish group is criticizing a U.N. General Assembly official for speaking at a dinner honoring Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. The American Jewish Committee in a letter to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon criticized the scheduled address by Miguel D’Escoto Brockmann, the General Assembly’s president, at a dinner Thursday recognizing the Iranian president. “The presence of the President… More ▸

  • Thousands Turn out for Rally to Highlight Iranian Threat

    Thousands of protesters filled Dag Hammarskjold Plaza opposite the United Nations for a rally against Iran’s president, who came to town to address the General Assembly. “The message to him is please go home,” Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel said at Monday’s demonstration. “Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, go home and stay home. We don’t want you here.” Wiesel… More ▸