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  • Amid neo-Nazi surge, Jewish groups applaud Greece’s Holocaust denial ban

    September 11, 2014 | 2:51 pm

    Jewish groups say the passage of a bill banning Holocaust denial and imposing harsher penalties for hate speech is an important milestone in the fight against Greece’s rising neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party.

    “This comes very late, but not too late,” World Jewish Congress CEO Robert...

  • City hall in Sweden to play ‘Schindler’s List’ theme for neo-Nazis meeting

    August 26, 2014 | 3:31 pm

    The town hall of a Swedish city will play the theme from the Holocaust film “Schindler’s List” before and after a public meeting of a neo-Nazi party.

    The Party of the Swedes was scheduled to hold a public rally in Norrkoping, in central Sweden, on Tuesday.

    The local ruling and...

  • Anti-Semitic fliers delivered to Sydney Jewish neighborhoods

    August 26, 2014 | 12:38 pm

    Anti-Semitic fliers were dropped in the mailboxes of private homes in Jewish suburbs of Sydney.

    Residents of Bondi Beach and Double Bay, which contain large numbers of Sydney’s 40,000-plus Jewish community, found the flier in their mailboxes on Monday.

    “Wake up Australia,” the...

  • German neo-Nazi’s naming to EU committee rankles Jewish leaders

    July 8, 2014 | 2:13 pm

    European Jewish leaders slammed the appointment of a German neo-Nazi lawmaker to the European Parliament’s civil liberties committee.

    Udo Voigt, the former head of the far-right National Democratic Party, was named this week to the parliamentary committee for Civil Liberties,...

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  • Argentine neo-Nazi group approved as political party

    June 12, 2014 | 2:12 pm

    An ultranationalist organization led by Alejandro Biondini, an accused neo-Nazi, won legal approval as a registered political party.

    Buenos Aires Judge Ariel Lijo granted the approval for Bandera Vecinal, or Local Flag, on Wednesday. The party, which is expected to participate in...

  • The real threat to Ukraine’s Jewish community

    March 26, 2014 | 10:27 am

    After years of fighting against anti-Semitism in the Soviet Union and later in an independent Ukraine, the Ukrainian Jewish community is now confronting a new threat. This threat comes from an unprecedented effort by the Russian government and others to paint a false impression of...

  • Report says Greece could ban anti-Semitic Golden Dawn party

    April 17, 2013 | 9:59 am

    A report released by the Council of Europe says that Greece could legally ban the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party, which has been linked to a number of violent, racist attacks.

    The 32-page report by the France-based council was issued Tuesday by its human rights commissioner, Nils...

  • Greek police to investigate Golden Dawn threat to turn immigrants “into soap”

    March 6, 2013 | 11:27 am

    Greek police are investigating the neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party after some of its members were filmed threatening to turn immigrants “into soap” and put them in “ovens.”

    The investigation announced Wednesday was prompted by the broadcast Tuesday of a program on Britain's Channel 4...

  • Rise of Golden Dawn: A presage of doom

    February 11, 2013 | 3:13 pm

    The undisguised extremism promoted by Golden Dawn is a chilling watershed in Greece's post-war democracy. Fascist gangs are turning Athens into a city of shifting front lines, seizing on crimes and local protests to promote their own movement, by claiming to be the defenders of...

  • Author Tuvia Tenenbom being probed in Germany for Hitler salute

    February 5, 2013 | 11:39 am

    Israeli-born Jewish author Tuvia Tenebom is under investigation in Germany for raising his arm in the Hitler salute.

    Tenenbom told JTA that he had made the gesture toward a group of 900 neo-Nazis demonstrating in Magdeburg on Jan. 12 in order to make them feel they could talk to...

  • Golden Dawn issues anti-Semitic diatribe against AJC’s David Harris during Greece visit

    January 25, 2013 | 10:39 am

    The Greek neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn said a visit to Greece by American Jewish Committee leader David Harris is meant to ensure further “Jewish influence over Greek political issues” and safeguard the interests of “international loan sharks.”

    Harris, the executive director of the...

  • Criminalize anti-Semitic websites, Rome provincial council says in motion

    October 30, 2012 | 9:40 am

    Rome’s provincial council is calling for websites that promote racism and anti-Semitism to be blocked and such online hatred criminalized.

    The council on Monday unanimously passed a motion voicing solidarity with Rome local official Carla Di Veroli and with the Rome Jewish...

  • Peruvian Amerindian neo-Nazi party takes root

    August 17, 2012 | 10:41 am

    Peru’s Jewish community has urged authorities to stop the activities of a nascent neo-Nazi party headed by an anti-Semitic Amerindian.

    According to The Guardian, the Jewish community of Peru said in a statement that it rejected the “open expression of anti-Semitic racism” of...

  • Neo-Nazi party maintains strength in Greek elections

    June 18, 2012 | 10:27 am

    The neo-Nazi Golden Dawn Party defied predictions and won nearly 7 percent of the vote in the Greek national elections.

    Polls and Greek commentators had predicted that support for the fascist party, which entered the Greek Parliament for the first time in inconclusive elections six...

  • Former neo-Nazi elected to local council in England

    May 18, 2012 | 12:48 pm

    A former neo-Nazi who once defaced buildings with swastikas reportedly has been elected to a local council in south central England.

    Margaret Burke won a seat on Milton Keynes Council earlier this month after demonstrating her remorse to local Labor Party officials and describing...

  • Neo-Nazi soldiers eliminated as suspects in Toulouse attack

    March 20, 2012 | 11:53 am

    Three former French soldiers who were believed to be involved in the shooting attack on a Jewish school in Toulouse were questioned and released by French police.

    The men, who were dismissed from the military in 2008 for posing with a Nazi flag, have been eliminated as suspects, the...

  • Letters to the Editor: Neo-Nazis, Halachah, unemployment and anti-Semitism

    January 18, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    Who Are Today’s Neo-Nazis

    Rob Eshman is correct to decry the world’s double standard when criticizing the ultra-barbaric state of Syria (“Stop the Stalinists,” Jan. 13). The irony of course that Qatar, a sister Arab Muslim nation, published a cartoon depicting Bashar Assad...

  • Australian Jewish leaders ‘appalled’ by neo-Nazi festival

    January 10, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Jewish community leaders in Australia are appalled that a neo-Nazi music festival has been allowed to go ahead in Queensland.

    Jason Steinberg, president of the Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies, said the Hammered Music Festival, scheduled for April in Brisbane, was “not...

  • “Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’s” Steven Berkoff:  ‘in yer face’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    December 18, 2011 | 10:25 pm

    Steven Berkoff, the actor, director and playwright who has achieved notoriety as the bad boy of Britain’s “in yer face” theater, was uncharacteristically apologetic as he arrived on the set of David Fincher’s American movie adaptation of Stieg Larsson’s international best...

  • Neo-Nazi murderer’s arrest shows need to ban extreme right, Jewish leader says

    November 14, 2011 | 10:33 am

    A series of neo-Nazi murders across Germany shows the urgency of banning the country’s largest right-extremist party, Germany’s top Jewish leader said.

    Dieter Graumann, president of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, told the DPA news agency that the neo-Nazi “flagship,” the...

  • Germany bans largest neo-Nazi group

    September 21, 2011 | 12:52 pm

    Holocaust survivors welcomed Germany’s decision to ban one of its largest neo-Nazi organizations.

    Announcing the ban of HNG, the “national organization for political prisoners and their relatives,” German Interior Minister Hans-Peter Friedrich said Wednesday that the organization’s...

  • Violent neo-Nazism rising in Germany, report says

    April 21, 2011 | 3:57 pm

    Violent neo-Nazism is on the rise in Germany, according to an annual report by the German government.

    The annual report on extremism by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution released this week also said that the proponents of violent neo-Nazism are rejecting...

  • Jewish group vows to stop neo-Nazi rally

    February 4, 2011 | 10:14 am

    A Jewish group is vowing to stop a neo-Nazi rally planned for April in New Jersey.

    The Jewish Defense Organization has promised to shut-down a two-day conference, including a rally at the State House in Trenton, organized by the National Socialist Movement, The Times of Trenton...

  • N.J. man arrested for threatening ADL official

    January 27, 2011 | 10:08 am

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening an Anti-Defamation League official.

    A New Jersey man with ties to neo-Nazi organizations was arrested and charged with threatening the director of the New York regional office of the...

  • German Neo-Nazi parties merge amid protests

    January 19, 2011 | 3:10 pm

    Berlin Jews joined hundreds of demonstrators to protest a meeting marking the merger of two neo-Nazi parties.

    Police estimated that fewer than 80 right-wing extremists showed up to the Jan. 15 meeting in which the National Democratic Party (NPD) of Germany and the German People’s...

  • If your kids know Britney’s lyrics, blame the Jews!

    By The Web Guy

    November 25, 2008 | 2:28 am

    The same Internet ‘news’ site that proved Osama bin Laden was actually a Jewish conspirator has come up with a new bundle of merde to pass off as news.

    This latest think-piece seeks to prove that American pop culture, and Britney Spears in particular, is part of the worldwide Jewish...

  • Briefs: ADL helped Feds in skinhead Obama plot, FBI report says hate crimes down

    October 30, 2008 | 12:39 am

    ADL Helped Track Alleged Plotters

    The Anti-Defamation League assisted in the investigation into white supremacists arrested in an alleged plot to assassinate Barack Obama.

    The ADL, which tracks white supremacist groups, provided the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and...

  • Same old United Nations, Sarkozy [hearts] Israel, Gilad Shalit turns 21 in captivity

    August 30, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Groups Assail U.N. Conference

    A U.N. conference under way in Geneva is as bad as expected, watchdog groups say. In reports from Switzerland, two major U.N. watchdog groups said the conference - the first in a series of preparatory meetings for the follow-up to 2001's notorious...

  • Briefs: Olmert; Katsav; Israel population hits 7.15 million; Neo-Nazis protest March of the Living

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Olmert: We Won't Repeat Swap Mistakes

    On Israel's Memorial Day, Ehud Olmert vowed not to repeat past mistakes in obtaining the release of captured Israeli soldiers. At a memorial service Monday for victims of terrorism, the Israeli prime minister said that "in the range of heavy...
  • Israelis fear anti-Semitism imported from Russia

    By Dina Kraft

    April 26, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Ari Ackerman, a student from Switzerland, was walking home along the Tel Aviv beach after a late-night swim when he and a friend were jumped by a gang singing Nazi songs and displaying swastika tattoos.

    The perpetrators, a group of Russian-speaking teenagers, eventually ran off....
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