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    A German parliament member filed a complaint against the head of Germany’s largest neo-Nazi party. Udo Voigt of the extreme right-wing National Democratic Party of Germany was accused of Holocaust denial. Sebastian Edathy of the Social Democratic Party, who heads the parliamentary committee for domestic affairs, filed the complaint. According to a report in the… More ▸

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    Britain pledged to give the Palestinian Authority $500 million in aid if it makes peace with Israel. Douglas Alexander, the British secretary of state for international development, said Monday that his government would pledge $500 million over three years if positive results come out of the Annapolis conference. Alexander met with P.A. President Mahmoud Abbas… More ▸

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    An ailing 67-year-old Austrian convicted of Holocaust denial must serve 18 months in prison. The sentence meted out by an Austrian court to Gerd Honsik was the first of its kind since 1992, despite the defendant’s age and kidney disorder. Honsik published books between 1986 and 1989 disputing Holocaust death figures and casting doubt on… More ▸

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    An Australian Holocaust denier has withdrawn his apology. Dr. Fredrick Toben of the revisionist Adelaide Institute said Friday he would defy orders to purge offensive Holocaust denial material from his Web site. Three days earlier he had apologized “unreservedly” for defying a federal court order. In 2002, Toben was ordered to remove material doubting the… More ▸

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    Protesters disrupted a speech by Holocaust denier David Irving at Oxford’s debating society. Hundreds of students demonstrated, sometimes violently, at the Oxford University debating society Monday to protest the appearance by Irving and Nick Griffin, the leader of the extreme-right British National Party. Protesters chanted “Nazi scum” at those attending the event, according to London’s… More ▸

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    A British lawmaker renounced his membership to the Oxford debating society in protest of an appearance by David Irving. Julian Lewis, the shadow defense minister and a Conservative member of Parliament, turned in his 37-year-old membership to the Oxford Union, where Irving and Nick Griffin, head of the extreme right British National Party, are to… More ▸

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    British legislators canceled speeches at Oxford University after David Irving was invited to speak there. Irving, a Briton convicted of Holocaust denial in Austria last year, is scheduled to speak Nov. 26 at the renowned Oxford Union debating society’s Free Speech Forum. Also causing controversy is the scheduled speech of Nick Griffin, head of the… More ▸

  • Ukraine Prez Eyes Past Genocide, but Israelis Worried About Future One

    Fresh from the controversy over shifting positions on the Armenia genocide, the Jews could be caught up in another controversy over genocide recognition. This time the subject is the Ukrainian famine of 1932-33, called Holodomor, which Ukrainian President Victor Yuschenko wants Israel to recognize as a genocide orchestrated by Josef Stalin against the Ukrainian people…. More ▸

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    A German Jewish journalist is being criticized for interviewing a top neo-Nazi for a magazine. Michel Friedman, a former German Jewish leader, had intended to interview extreme rightist Horst Mahler for the German edition of Vanity Fair magazine about his days as a founder of the far-left Red Army Fraction some 30 years ago. But… More ▸

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    One of Ukraine’s chief rabbis thanked President Victor Yuschenko for his plan to combat anti-Semitism. Rabbi Azriel Chaikin expressed his support for Yuschenko’s initiative to combat xenophobia and anti-Semitism, and called on the president to ensure the safety of the country’s Jews and adopt appropriate legislation. “I express my blessing to you for your concrete… More ▸