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  • Iran’s Zarif defends Holocaust cartoon contest by invoking U.S. acceptance of KKK

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    April 26, 2016 | 10:45 am

    Iran’s Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif defended the regime’s decision to host a cartoon festival on the Holocaust in June 2016 by schooling the United States of America on hate.

    In an interview with the New Yorker published on Monday, Zarif insisted that the 11th Tehran...

  • From Freedom of Speech to Hate- Speech

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    February 11, 2016 | 8:17 am

    Response to a request to remove a group named “Death to Israel” is the following: “Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We...

  • ‘Freedom to think as you will and to speak as you think’

    January 27, 2016 | 2:14 pm

    The most eloquent defense of freedom of speech that I have ever read was authored by Justice Louis Brandeis. In Whitney v. California in 1927, Justice Brandeis wrote:

    Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the state was to make men free to develop their...

  • Cartoon: Free-to-intimidate movement

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 30, 2015 | 3:42 pm

  • Speaking truth to terror

    January 8, 2015 | 1:38 pm

    In the wake of the acts of assassination and terror directed by Islamic extremists against the editor and cartoonists at the French magazine Charlie Hebdo in Paris, a number of media news outlets, including CNN, Fox Cable, the Associated Press, MSNBC, ABC, the British-based Jewish...

  • Letters to the editor: Freedom of speech, Bedouins and women with education

    December 19, 2013 | 11:06 am

    Freedom of Speech Demonstrated Here

    Every few weeks there is a letter urging the Jewish Journal to discontinue Dennis Prager. I have never seen a letter asking that Marty Kaplan be discontinued. Either a) everyone likes and agrees with Marty Kaplan or b) the readers who want...

  • Judge dismisses charge in ‘Zombie Muhammad’ case; defends decision

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 25, 2012 | 9:50 pm

    A federal district court judge this week dismissed a harassment charge against a Muslim man who allegedly attacked an atheist who had dressed up as “Zombie Muhammad” for Halloween, while leaving Zombie Pope unharmed.

    Judge Mark Martin said that the evidence was entirely he-said, he...

  • Protesting in the U.S.A. - A waste of time?

    By Julia Bendis

    May 9, 2011 | 1:56 pm

    I am a huge advocate for standing up for what’s right, freedom of speech and people’s right to speak their mind; when it has direct impact on their lives, like a local issue.  Most often than not, I am raising hell over various issues, opening my big mouth and trying to change things...

  • UC President says Muslim student groups’ anti-Semitism can’t be censored

    November 10, 2010 | 10:10 am

    Addressing the tension between free speech and hate speech on University of California campuses at a forum in Orange County, UC President Mark Yudof told a Jewish group that university administrators cannot censor anti-Semitism propagated by Muslim student groups, even while he...

  • Westboro case poses dilemma for Jewish groups

    October 6, 2010 | 2:33 pm

    Jewish defense organizations long—and proudly—have upheld a delicate principle in defending the First Amendment: Hate the speech, defend the speaker.

    But a Supreme Court case whose arguments were scheduled for Wednesday have put that precept to the test: A Maryland family is suing...

  • VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Dept. tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    June 24, 2008 | 1:34 am

    VIDEO: ‘Don’t Be A Sucker’—War Department tells Americans to fight hatred and fanaticism (1947)

    From The Prelinger Archives.

  • Trio of films offers eclectic choices: sea, spies, punk

    September 28, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    "The Guardian"

    Raised in a secular Jewish family in Chicago, "The Guardian" director Andrew Davis learned early the values and ethics he continues to believe in.

    "My parents taught me war is not a good thing, so do everything you can to not go to war," he says during a telephone...
  • Putin Targets Human Rights Workers

    By Cathy Young

    July 15, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Twenty years ago, who could have thought that in 2004, the president of Russia would be attending a meeting of the leaders of industrialized democracies in the United States? Vladimir Putin's presence at the Group of Eight summit on Sea Island, Ga., in June could be seen as a sign of...

  • ‘Red Emma’ Doc Lacks Activist’s Fire

    By Tom Tugend

    April 8, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    "The Hebrew Anarchist Comes to Town" a 1893 New York Times article alarmingly proclaimed. To other reporters, she was "Red Emma, Queen of the Anarchists."

    Readers of the time knew exactly how to decipher the journalistic shorthand. It stood for Emma Goldman, one of those...