As a new study shows a rise in anti-Semitism in the United States, a group accused of Holocaust denial is preparing to unleash a media campaign against what it calls "Jewish-Zionist power."
The Institute for Historical Review (IHR) in Newport Beach, Calif., hopes to "dramatically increase" its appearances on radio and television programs to spread anti-Israel messages it says Americans are now more willing to hear. Called anti-Semitic by hate-watch groups, the IHR has a modest following and a small operation in the United States. But the institute set off alarm bells when it co-organized a Holocaust revisionism conference that was to take place in Beirut last year.
Karen Fiske has been teaching at Jewish schools in Southern California for 21 years, but she sends her two daughters to public school because she can't afford the high tuition at local Jewish day schools.