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    Australia’s major pay TV company has apologized for broadcasting a documentary about Adolf Hitler written by Holocaust denier David Irving. Foxtel CEO Kim Williams said this week he was “acutely embarrassed” that his company screened “The War Files” last Saturday on the History Channel. The documentary, which is based on Irving’s book “Hitler’s War,” paints… More ▸

  • Armenians in Mass. Town Slam ADL over Alleged Genocide Denials

    A small, local protest against an Anti-Defamation League program in the Boston suburbs is shining a spotlight on the American Jewish community’s refusal to get behind a congressional bill acknowledging the Armenian genocide. Introduced in Congress in 2005, the bill states that the Ottoman Empire massacred 1.5 million Armenians between 1915 and 1923, and calls… More ▸

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    A leader in a far-right party in Germany was sentenced to prison for Holocaust denial and beating up anti-fascist activists. Marcel W??ll, the 24-year-old leader of the National Democratic Party’s division in the German state of Hessen, was sentenced to four months in prison, according to The Associated Press. Woll has called school trips to… More ▸

  • German Anti-semitism Exhibit Aims to Show Hatred Isn’t Limited to History

    The image of a horned Ariel Sharon with vampire-like teeth is one of several jarring displays that greet visitors these days to Germany’s Foreign Ministry building in Berlin. Among others is a depiction of President George Bush surrounded by bearded rabbis as his gurus and a depiction of Israel as the “Fourth Reich.” Unlike during… More ▸

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    The Simon Wiesenthal Center asked Denmark to stop funding an author who has questioned the existence of the Nazi gas chambers. The group asked the Danish government to void a grant to Erik Haaest, who not only has questioned whether gas chambers existed but also called “The Diary of Anne Frank” a forgery. Haaest received… More ▸

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    New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson, a candidate for the Democratic presidential nomination, called for talks with Iran without preconditions. “Refusing to engage Iran diplomatically prevented us from making headway on issues vital to our national security, including not only nuclear weapons but also Iraq, energy security and Middle East peace,” Richardson said in a speech… More ▸

  • Exposing Waldheim’s Nazi Career Awakened Austrians to Wartime Past

    Revelations about the Nazi past of Kurt Waldheim and the subsequent international ostracism of Austria during his presidency prompted Austrians to re-examine their wartime role, one in which they long identified as Hitler’s victims rather than his allies. Waldheim, who served as Austrian president from 1986 to 1992 after a decade as the United Nations… More ▸

  • Vienna Courts Will Make the Call on Expulsion of Anti-zionist’s Kids

    Moishe Ayre Friedman’s children may be paying for the infamy of their father, an anti-Zionist Jew who attended a Holocaust denial conference in Tehran. Five of his children were expelled from their private Orthodox Jewish school in Vienna about a month after Friedman, dressed in Chasidic attire, was shown in media outlets worldwide warmly shaking… More ▸

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    The director of a government-funded Arabic language broadcaster resigned after a flurry of congressional allegations that he permitted unfettered access for terrorists. “For reasons I still don’t understand, I have been professionally and personally attacked,” Larry Register wrote Friday in a letter to the Broadcasting Board of Governors, which supervises Al-Hurrah. “When this began a… More ▸

  • Exchange over Nukes’ Forum Adds Fuel to Hot Ejc Race

    Add a high-level conference on nuclear disarmament to the bitter battle being waged for European Jewish Congress president. An Israeli security expert says the candidates are playing “political football” with last week’s two-day conference in Luxembourg, which was sponsored by a Jewish group supported by one of the EJC hopefuls, “in a way that dangerously… More ▸