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  • The Holocaust defense in the face of ‘Denial’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    September 23, 2016 | 1:01 pm

    There was a time when the esteemed Jewish historian Deborah Lipstadt would never have imagined that one of her books might be turned into a dramatic feature film.  But in 2000, a series of startling events unfolded for Lipstadt, beginning when British Holocaust denier David Irving...

  • Don’t host Holocaust denier David Irving, Dutch group appeals to event halls

    February 23, 2016 | 1:52 pm

    A Dutch watchdog group on anti-Semitism called on owners of event halls not to host Holocaust denier David Irving, who reportedly is planning a lecture in The Hague.

    Irving, who has been barred from several countries and was jailed in 2006 in Austria for denying or minimizing the...

  • Rap star B.o.B.’s latest track promotes Holocaust denier

    January 26, 2016 | 2:55 pm

    The Grammy-nominated rap star B.o.B. in his new song offers support for Holocaust denier David Irving, along with reiterating a claim made on Twitter that the earth is flat.

    The track, released Monday in response to a Twitter argument with astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson about...

  • Auschwitz museum won’t let Holocaust denier lead tour

    September 22, 2010 | 10:50 am

    The Auschwitz museum will not allow Holocaust denier David Irving to give a tour at the site of the former concentration camp.

    Irving, a British historian, cannot lead a tour group at Auschwitz because he is not a licensed tour guide, officials of Poland’s Auschwitz-Birkenau State...

  • David Irving makes NY appearance, attacks Jews and defends Hitler

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 27, 2008 | 5:34 pm

    David Irving, the Holocaust-denying historian for whom Kevin MacDonald testified in 2000, made an appearance in New York last week as part of a U.S. tour. Irving was oddly hosted by a Catholic church, which said it was tricked into believing the organization reserving space was...

  • Briefs: Israel unveils record-breaking flag, ‘Righteous Gentile’ joins Polish government

    November 29, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israel Unveils Record-Breaking Flag

    An Israeli flag the size of two football fields was unveiled near Masada on Monday as part of a campaign by the Ministry of Tourism ahead of next year's 60th Independence Day.

    The flag was donated by Sister Grace Galindez-Gupana, a pro-Zionist...

  • Briefs: Clinton backs Israel attack on Syria, Abbas to Hamas: Never Again

    October 4, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Clinton Backs Israel Attack on Syria

    U.S. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) backed what she said was an Israeli attack on a Syrian nuclear target. "What we think we know is that with North Korean help, financial and technical and material, the Syrians apparently were putting...

  • Briefs: Immigration proposal gets mixed reaction from Jewish organizations; U.S. firm fined for aiding Arab boycott

    May 24, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Mixed Reaction to Compromise Immigration Reform

    Jewish groups had mixed reactions to an immigration reform plan that would grant earned legalization to immigrants contributing to American society. The Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS) said the compromise package agreed to last...
  • Letters to the Editor

    March 17, 2005 | 7:00 pm


    Campus Turmoil

    This past edition's cover story on UCI ("Campus Turmoil," March 11) shook me to the point that three days after reading it, I can't stop thinking about its repercussions. The article was written in such a way as if Marc Ballon was peeling an onion ... almost living...

  • Behind the Scenes

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Every Jew in Los Angeles cheered when Holocaust denier David Irving lost his libel suit against author and historian Deborah Lipstadt this year. But the actual proceedings against the former UCLA professor remained shrouded in mystery (cameras aren't allowed inside British courts).

  • Irving Gets the Bill

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Holocaust denier David Irving has come a step closer to financial ruin now that a British judge has ordered him to start paying millions of dollars in legal costs.During a court session last Friday, Judge Charles Gray ordered Irving to pay some $250,000 to Penguin Books by June 16...

  • Talking With Lipstadt

    April 20, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Before the verdict was handed down by Justice Charles Gray on April 11, Deborah Lipstadt says she had no doubt that "We would win." She just did not expect that he would render his decision "in such a still, small, level voice," almost without inflection. And therefore with such...
  • Just the Facts

    By Douglas Davis

    April 13, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    The verdict against Irving was significant because of his former status as a serious historian, said Omer Bartov, a history professor at Rutgers University in New Jersey.

    Irving was long highly regarded for his treasure trove of documents on Hitler and other Nazi officials, he said....

  • Knowing Our Enemy

    By Rela Mintz Geffen

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    It is the Ides of March and the week before Purim. We know who Agag, King of Amalek -- the enemy of the Jews -- is, but are not sure who should beware.

    As an FOD (Friend of Deborah Lipstadt), I sit in the British courtroom on March 15 and watch the expressions on her face as her...

  • Will Truth Prevail?

    By Douglas Davis

    March 23, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Emerging from the Royal Courts of Justice here on the evening of March 15 was like leaving a musty 17th-century ecclesiastical battle for the fresh air of the 21st century.

    The proposition presented to the court by Holocaust revisionist David Irving in his libel suit against the...

  • Trial’s End

    By Douglas Davis

    March 16, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    David Irving told the High Court in London this week that some of the world's largest Jewish organizations are involved in an international conspiracy against him.

    The self-described Holocaust revisionist's claim Wednesday was the centerpiece of his 104-page closing address at the...

  • Hostile Action

    By Douglas Davis

    March 9, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust revisionist David Irving mocked victims of the Holocaust by "feeding and encouraging the most cynical anti-Semitism" in his speeches, it was alleged last week at a trial for a defamation suit that Irving has filed against a U.S. scholar.

    The charge was leveled by the lawyer...

  • Israel to Release Eichmann’s Memoirs

    By Naomi Segal

    March 2, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Israel has decided to release the memoirs Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann wrote prior to his execution in Israel in 1962.

    The decision followed consultations in the Justice Ministry on whether to make the document available for American scholar Deborah Lipstadt in the ongoing London...

  • Scholarly Pursuit

    By Douglas Davis

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Holocaust revisionist David Irving has no right to call himself a historian, according to a leading scholar of Nazi Germany.

    Richard Evans, a professor of modern history at Britain's prestigious Cambridge University, made the remark last week while testifying in the trial here where...

  • Irving Vs. the Truth

    By Douglas Davis

    February 10, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A racist poem read to a young child has provided the toughest test for a Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar and her publisher for libel.

    Discussing David Irving's "utterances both in public and private on the subject" of Jews and blacks, Richard Rampton,...

  • Flawed Logic

    By Douglas Davis

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. historian for libel has dismissed eyewitness accounts, drawings and photographs of Auschwitz gas chambers that showed vents in the roof through which lethal gases were introduced.

    David Irving, who is suing Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of...

  • Deborah Lipstadt’s Trial and Us

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Every once in a while someone I know comes forward with an idea that is so right, so simple and so obvious, that I find myself clapping hand to head and saying, "Why didn't I think of it?" In this instance the person with the idea is Anita Hirsh of Studio City.

    She has suggested that...

  • Undeniable Truth

    By Douglas Davis

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British Holocaust revisionist who is suing a U.S. Holocaust scholar in a London court has admitted that the Nazis "systematically" gassed 97,000 Jews in trucks.

    David Irving, whose trial against Deborah Lipstadt, a professor of Emory University in Atlanta, is now entering its third...

  • Holocaust Revisionist Says His Name is ‘Blackened’

    By Douglas Davis

    January 20, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    There is scarcely a dull moment these days in London's Royal Courts of Justice, where a Holocaust revisionist is engaged in a landmark libel case against a U.S. Holocaust scholar.

    The latest twist came when David Irving announced to the court late last week, just settling in for a...

  • A Landmark Trial

    By Douglas Davis

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A British defense attorney gave a taste of the drama to come in the libel trial brought by a Holocaust revisionist against a Holocaust scholar when, during his opening statement this week, he addressed the plaintiff.

    "To put it bluntly," Richard Rampton, who is defending Holocaust...