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  • New York Diary: Between Hikind, Galliano and MacFarlane

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 1, 2013 | 5:06 am

    Yesterday I wrote about the controversy surrounding Seth MacFarlane's purportedly anti-Semitic Oscar night jokes which implied that Jews control Hollywood. But the MacFarlane case wasn’t the only recent episode involving: 1.Jews; 2. an attempt at being humorous; 3. supposed...

  • Hikind apologizes for Purim blackface

    February 25, 2013 | 3:41 pm

    Dov Hikind apologized after coming under criticism for dressing up in blackface for Purim.

    "I'm sorry people were offended," Hikind said Monday at a press conference outside his Flatbush home, according to the New York Daily News. "In hindsight, I should have picked something...

  • Israeli faces ‘Obama’ blackface backlash

    November 27, 2012 | 11:16 am

    One of the Israeli military's most visible spokesmen is under fire for a photo he posted on his Facebook page captioned "Obama style" in which his face is smeared with mud.

    Sacha Dratwa posted the photo in late September, but since the furor he has restricted access to his account. A screengrab of the original post circulating online showed that it drew mixed reactions, with one commenter saying, "You know this is racist, yeah?"

    Read more at news.yahoo.com.