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  • Israeli Chief Rabbi David Lau: Slur on blacks was a ‘joke’

    August 1, 2013 | 9:38 am

    Rabbi David Lau, the newly elected chief rabbi of Israel, said a remark he made about blacks that was widely condemned as racist was a “joke.”

    Lau told haredi Orthodox students at a yeshiva in the Israeli town of Modiin Illit last week to stop hanging out at convenience stores to...

  • Window into our minds?

    David A. Lehrer and Joe R. Hicks

    February 14, 2013 | 4:33 pm

    Having been in the civil rights field for several decades, we have read and been offered numerous explanations for the inequality that exists in America. From it being the product of overt racist beliefs on the part of bigots, to socio-economic explanations to historic discussions...

  • 75 Israeli soccer fans ejected over racist chanting

    February 11, 2013 | 10:33 am

    Some 75 Israeli soccer fans were removed from a game between Beitar Jerusalem and the Israeli-Arab Bnei Sakhnin team for anti-Jewish and anti-Muslim taunting.

    Police removed an equal number of fans from each team -- many before Sunday's match at Teddy Stadium in Jerusalem even...

  • White supremacist couple accused in killing spree indicted in Oregon

    August 20, 2012 | 12:49 pm

    A white supremacist couple accused of four West Coast murders, including one because a name sounded Jewish, were indicted on federal racketeering charges.

    A grand jury in Portland, Ore., indicted David “Joey” Pedersen, 32, and Holly Ann Grigsby, 25, for racketeering activity in...

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  • Sweden’s guest tweeter makes inappropriate remarks about Jews

    June 13, 2012 | 9:56 am

    A guest tweeter on Sweden’s official Twitter account raised hackles over some racially charged comments about Jews.

    Sonja Abrahamsson, 27, who identifies herself as an unemployed single mother from a small Swedish town, immediately apologized for the tweets, saying that she did not...

  • Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

    “Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

    “It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

    More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

  • Gingrich questions Ron Paul about racist newsletters

    December 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday urged rival Ron Paul to explain his links to newsletters two decades ago that carried the Texas congressman’s name and contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

    “I think that Congressman Paul has to explain his...

  • “Harry Potter’s” Jason Isaacs on Playing “Racist” Lucius Malfoy

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    July 15, 2011 | 8:40 pm

    “Lucius Malfoy espouses the language of racism and eugenics,” said Jason Isaacs, the British actor who has portrayed the Muggle-loathing wizard supremacist in seven of the eight “Harry Potter” films, concluding with “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:  Part II,” opening...

  • ON TRIAL: John Galliano’s sloshed defense over anti-Semitic remarks

    Lauren Bottner

    June 22, 2011 | 4:31 pm

    If he walks like an anti-Semite, rants like an anti-Semite, looks like an anti-Semite, then maybe…

    John Galliano, former Dior Fashion Designer, went on trial in Paris today for anti-Semitic and racist remarks to local café patrons earlier this spring. Charged with “public...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Canada

    April 12, 2011 | 1:34 pm

    Anti-Semitism in Canada is on the rise, and much of it has gone digital, according to the latest audit by B’nai Brith Canada.

    In total, 1,306 anti-Jewish incidents were reported to the human rights group in 2010—a 3.3 percent increase over the previous year.

    B’nai Brith’s League...

  • Fashion and Hitler [VIDEO]

    By Susan Freudenheim

    March 1, 2011 | 8:55 am

    Video has recently surfaced of Christian Dior fashion designer John Galliano saying “I love Hitler,” and allegedly making anti-Semitic remarks at a Parisian cafe that prompted at couple to call the police.

    Huh?

    What prompts such behavior? So now, after having his picture flashed...

  • Jackie Mason Calls Obama the ‘SCH’-word

    March 16, 2009 | 3:08 pm

    NEW YORK (JTA)—Comedian Jackie Mason called President Obama a “schvartze” during a performance in New York, angering some audience members.

    The Web site TMZ reported Sunday that Mason used the term, which means “black” in Yiddish but is considered derogatory by some, during a...

  • 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...

  • It was 45 years ago today

    By The Web Guy

    August 28, 2008 | 2:20 pm

    It was 45 years ago today when Martin Luther King gave his famous “I have a dream” speech in Washington, D.C.

    I was a 16-year old kid from the suburbs who came to the steamy swamps of the District to join in the historic demonstration and hear what he had to say. I took the bus...

  • Briefs: Sheriff wants to prosecute YULA girls after soccer brawl; Graffiti targets Jews in Beverlywood

    February 15, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Sheriff wants to prosecute Yeshiva Girls soccer players for brawling after lost game

    The Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department is planning to ask the district attorney to prosecute a YULA student and the girls soccer team coach.

    The request stems from a brawl that occurred on...

  • Sarah Silverman ‘Nightline’ interview

    December 22, 2006 | 10:34 pm

    What’s funny to Sarah?  And does she tell racist jokes?  Well, she does use the ‘C’ word.

  • Michael Richards: still not a Jew

    November 20, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Michael Richards is not a Jew.

    As Cosmo Kramer in "Seinfeld," Richards played one on TV. But he himself is not Jewish -- not that there's anything wrong with that.

    Richards lashed out a heckler at the Laugh Factory last Friday, spitting out the "N" word without humor and with...

  • The Arrogant Poet You Love to Hate

    By Robert David Jaffee

    June 1, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    In "Pound of Flesh," at the Odyssey Theater, Ezra Pound spars with Pvt. Cooper, a young soldier who keeps him company while he awaits trial in Italy for his crimes of treachery against the United States in World War II. If this private is not Pound's intellectual match, he more than...

  • Ideological Insults

    By Michael J. Jordan

    September 13, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    As terror struck New York and Washington, D.C., Jewish activists were still recovering from the ideological bomb of a U.N. conference that lashed out at Israel as racist and apartheid.

    The final governmental declaration adopted here last Saturday by the U.N. World Conference Against...

  • February 11: A Rally for Israel

    By Larry Eisenberg

    February 1, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Talmudic sages wondered how King Achav of Israel could have reigned for decades, considering his practice and encouragement of idolatry and every type of sin. They arrived at the answer that at least during his reign there was, if nothing else, unity among the Jewish people. Today...

  • Terror, Again

    By J.J. Goldberg

    May 11, 2000 | 8:00 pm

    Nothing much happened in Los Angeles last week to mark it as a special week in Jewish history. Ditto for Chicago and Sacramento, Calif.

    No, it was pretty much a normal week in all three cities. Kids read their bar and bat mitzvah portions. A few couples got married. Folks gathered,...

  • Defiant Actions

    By Ruth E. Gruber

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A far-right party has forged an agreement to share power in Austria's government in defiance of an unprecedented European Union threat to penalize the country.

    The strong condemnation of Freedom Party leader Jorg Haider by the Europeans and the world community brought back memories of...

  • Changing Teens’ Thinking

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    August 12, 1999 | 7:59 pm

    The fresh-faced teenager looks like the girl next door until she displays her swastika tattoo in an episode of "The Teen Files," which continues this week on UPN. "I think the Holocaust was a good thing," she says, serenely. "[Hitler] probably should have done more."

    But by the end...

  • Cover Story

    By Joel Kotkin

    June 18, 1998 | 8:00 pm

    The recent revelations about the South OrangeCounty Community College District's desire to offer a course that, inpart, blames the Mossad and the Anti-Defamation League for theassassination of President John F. Kennedy read something like a badclipping from the area's far-right past.

    ...

  • A Stitch in Time May Save Jobs

    By Joel Kotkin

    November 6, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    For generations of my own family, and many Jewish families, thegarment industry long has been a source of employment andentrepreneurial opportunity. Yet, in recent weeks, some local Jewishactivists, led by the American Jewish Congress, have been making theshmatte business and its...

  • Beyond the Orange Curtain

    By Joel Kotkin

    September 11, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    The recent revelations about the South OrangeCounty Community College District's desire to offer a course that, inpart, blames the Mossad and the Anti-Defamation League for theassassination of President John F. Kennedy read something like a badclipping from the area's far-right past.

    ...

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