Items tagged with: Jewry
Here is a BORING POST nobody will read although it is a fairly well documented snapshot of the situation
On Israel and Palestine (and the «Deal of the Century»)
1. HRW director to be deported from Israel: TIME Magazine
_The Jerusalem District Court rejected an appeal by Omar Shakir to remain in the country, saying that his activities against Israel’s West Bank settlements amount to a boycott of the country.__So far, as I read in the Jerusalem Post in my RSS Feed, attacks against Palestinian villages were experienced recently; the attackers were West Bank settlers, and were even joined by police forces. Thus, how would protests against those illegal settlements cause a reason to deport someone? This is strange.
(Source: Jerusalem Post)
The court said that Shakir “continues his actions publicly to advance a boycott against Israel, but it’s not on the stages at conferences or in university panels, rather through disseminating his calls to advance boycott primarily through his Twitter account and by other means.”You see - cease operations in the West Bank. The actual country of Israel can still be a place to venture, to trade and produce. Nothing about BDS.
Human Rights Watch said neither the organization nor Shakir promotes Israel boycotts, but has called for companies to cease operations in West Bank settlements because they “inherently benefit from and contribute to serious violations of international humanitarian law.”
Roger Waters being Roger Waters on The Guardian
(And I still thought he would also play a concert in Tel Aviv. Didn't people on Twitter say so? 😁)
If your answer to this question is yes, then a second question arises: am I prepared to stand behind my support for human rights and act on it? Will I help my brothers and sisters in their struggle for human rights, or will I cross over and walk by on the other side?After so many years of his encouragement to boycott Israel, which he keeps on repeating like a mantra, reading pieces like this is already cringeworthy. Seriously, he either has to stop or come up with something new. Because this way, he only becomes a laughing stock, and eventually, even Palestinians will distance themselves from him because they realise what he does stands counterproductive to their own ideals when it comes sto solving the everlasting problem.
Some of my fellow musicians who have recently performed in Israel say they are doing it to build bridges and further the cause of peace. Bullshit. To perform in Israel is a lucrative gig but to do so serves to normalise the occupation, the apartheid, the ethnic cleansing, the incarceration of children, the slaughter of unarmed protesters … all that bad stuff.
I support the fight for human rights for all oppressed peoples everywhere. The religion of the oppressor is neither here nor there. If I support the Rohingyas and deplore the Mayanmar persecution of them, it doesn’t make me anti-Buddhist.
Now, on for the «Deal of The Century», created and enforced by senior adviser and son-in-law to Donald Trump, Jared Kushner. There recently has been some more progress, although it seems like it doesn't include a state of Palestine, which is a vital requirement in terms to create something we could call peace in the Middle East, or at least between Israel and Palestine. Let's see what can be told about it. There is an article by the Middle East Monitor (although it was also reported by Israeli newspapers, so don't feel angry about this choice), and an opinion piece published in the Foreign Policy. Let's see what we've got there.
1. Palestinian statehood not included in peace deal: Middle East Monitor
Speaking on Friday, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said that he did not think Netanyahu’s pre-election promise to annex the occupied West Bank to Israel would impact the “deal of the century”. Asked during an interview with CNN whether he thought Netanyahu “vowing to annex the West Bank” could hurt the US’ proposal, Pompeo answered “I don’t”. “I think that the vision that we’ll lay out is going to represent a significant change from the model that’s been used,” he added.
The deal has long been suspected of being biased towards Israel’s interests, prompting Palestinian factions and Arab leaders to reject the plan even before its revelation. Speaking yesterday during his first meeting of the new Palestinian government, Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas said that “the first challenge ahead of the new government is the ‘deal of the century’,” adding that any attempts to talk with the Drumpf administration were “useless”. “We rejected this deal from the beginning because it did not include Jerusalem and we do not want a state without Jerusalem or without Gaza,” Abbas added.
2. Trump must not let the deal happen if he intends to preserve peace between ISL and PAL: Foreign Policy
The Kushner plan also stands a good chance of actually setting back U.S. interests in three critical areas: It might lead to annexation of the West Bank, it could give the Saudi government leverage over the United States that it doesn’t currently have, and it would distract from Drumpf’s signature achievement of putting real pressure on Iran’s government.
However, the shrewd and risk-averse Netanyahu would most likely prefer to find a way to keep the murky status quo, in which Israel maintains security control over the entire West Bank and channels support to many existing Israeli settlements while holding out the admittedly dim prospect of a diplomatic resolution with the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority.
That surprisingly sustainable house of cards may finally come crumbling down if Abbas rejects the Kushner plan, which he has already given every indication of doing. In turn, Israeli rightists will seize on Abbas’s “no” to argue that Israel has no negotiating partner, gutting a key rationale for keeping the status quo alive.
Last but not least, an article about a man who was deported out of his home in Gaza via sanctions ruled by the Palestinian Authority. Yes, this has happened:
The father, Suheil Ibrahim al-Kafarneh, is from the town of Beit Hanun in the northern Gaza Strip. He published a post on Facebook in which he said: “Because of the cutting of the stipend for my son, martyr Tareq Suheil Ibrahim al-Kafarneh, and due to the accumulation of debts, I announce the sale of my house."
_“I have diabetes and high blood pressure, and support a family of 12,” the father said. He added that he has approached a local foundation that cares for the families of Palestinians killed by the IDF, and prisoners held in Israeli prisons, but did not hear back from them.__
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Passover Haggadah illustrations digitalised, publicly accessible
The medieval manuscript dates back to the late 14th century, when it was made in Milan (in Italy’s Lombardy region). It comes from the workshop of the artist Giovannino de Grassi, who died in 1398, and it likely could not have been made prior to 1387. In that year, Duke Gian Galeazzo Visconti extended new rights to the Jews of Lombardy, who, according to Israel’s Museum of the Jewish People, had been expelled from the region in 1320. Though it tells the same story as any other, this Haggadah takes on added significance as a tangible example of its themes—a document of a moment in time when Lombard’s Jews felt their persecution abating.
But perhaps the most interesting visual aspect of the Lombard Haggadah is its illustrations of the “Labors of the Month,” the different tasks associated with each month of the year. Drawings of the Labors were common in medieval Christian Books of Hours; their inclusion here testifies to the influence of the broader Christian culture on the Jewish minorities living within that landscape. (The Labors, of course, are described in Hebrew in the Haggadah.)
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Pittsburgh passes bill to ban assault-style rifles after synagogue shooting
“There was a lot of opposition,” Mayor Peduto said. “But more people in the community quietly showed their support.”This is the most critical reference to the silent majority I have ever seen, it's also the most assailable I have ever seen. I hope he knows what he is doing and what kind of backlash he is soon going to experience. As much as I approve of his decision, he should take care of himself too.
The opposition is against restricting military-assault weapons, banning most uses of high-capacity magazines and allowing the temporary seizure of guns from people who are determined to be a danger to themselves or others.
The legislation was introduced last year after the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Squirrel Hill. Eleven people were killed when a gunman opened fire during services, and seven others were wounded.
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Columbia University professor compares Israel to ISIS
The “murderous thugs” of the jihadist group “conquered parts of Syria and declared a ‘caliphate,’” Dabashi wrote. “Their ISRAELI counterparts meanwhile conquered parts of Syria and declared it part of their Zionist settler colony.”
He added: “The only difference: ISIS does not have a platoon of clean shaven and well coiffured [sic]columnists at the New York Times propagating the cause of the terrorist outfit as the Zionists columnists do on a regular basis.”
The university chapter of Students Supporting Israel wrote in a statement Thursday: “This kind of utterly despicable and repugnant statement is not to be expected from a tenured faculty holder in an Ivy League institution.” Fox News and other media reported that the university did not immediately reply to queries on Dabashi.
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Right-winged justice minister Ayelet Shaked sparks controversy with «fascist» ad
In the spot, Ayelet Shaked walks slowly down a staircase, her hair gently tossed by a breeze, as a female narrator whispers seductively in Hebrew: “Separation of powers”, “Restraining the Supreme Court”.Yes, that's exactly how I would promote a perfume, or my political agenda for the upcoming election. :'D
Seriously, though, her ad is strange. Does anyone clearly know what she promotes? So far, I only looked into her profile on Wikipedia, and to me, she doesn't appear like a fascist, but only like a stronger conservative with slightly libertarian tendencies. As it reads, she is inspired by Ayn Rand's two major books, of which I so far read one, Atlas Shrugged.
The report about her bizarre ad
And also an analysation of the electoral campaigns of the Israeli parties. Because, why not? Maybe I will also have a look for her programme, so that we finally know what makes her so fascist, or not.
On one side of the divide lies Israelis who believe that the Supreme Court is among the most important state institutions, an essential check on other branches of government. They view the assault on the court by right-wing governments of recent years as an attack on democracy itself.The link for these quote is right here.
And in fact, Israel’s Supreme Court has upheld the country’s policies of occupation at least as often as it modifies them. Yet the image that the court helps Palestinians endures.
Her New Right party is fighting to wrest votes from The Union of Right-Wing Parties (which includes the Kahanist Jewish Power party). That far-far right party is also fighting over the judiciary: Rafi Peretz, leader of the Union, said on Wednesday that his party would demand the Justice Ministry in a future government, so that the “Supreme Court will know its place,” while his Kahanist consort Itamar Ben-Gvir vowed to “put an end to the government of the Supreme Court.”
And last but not least, some desperately garnered information on what Ms. Shaked tries to change and enforce in case she should at least become a partner in a governmental coalition:
“We promote Haredi integration into the labor market, and this is the most important thing in his case — more than the [military]draft,” she said. “Bennett promotes [gender]segregated Haredi higher education despite the massive opposition in the media and academia.”For those who, like me, wondered what a Haredi is, here's the introductory chapter of the respective Wikipedia article (Yes, I use Wikipedia another time, because I currently am not interested in making a deeper research for such some general information):
Haredi Judaism is a broad spectrum of groups within Orthodox Judaism, all characterized by a rejection of modern secular culture. Its members are often referred to as strictly Orthodox or ultra-Orthodox in English, although the term "ultra-Orthodox" is considered pejorative by many of its adherents.The linke to this article can be found here.
“Some of them went into academia, others went out to work immediately after their wedding, and they are more liberal than the establishment, and sometimes this liberalism takes revenge on them [the parties]. They have long been looking for a new political framework, and maybe Bennett and Shaked can provide that for them.”
Well, not too much for me, but I guess we have to stick to it.
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Israeli PM chains links to the gulf kingdoms that hate his country so much
Still, over the years, pan-Arab solidarity and boycotts of the “Zionist entity” have largely faded away. The last Arab-Israeli war was in 1973. Israel’s peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan are unpopular, but have lasted decades. The 1993 Oslo agreement between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) was an historic – if ultimately disappointing – achievement. And what is happening now with the Gulf states is a hugely important shift.Still, it doesn't mean that the tensions sank into oblivion: The Hamas still fires rockets towards Israel (although most of them are being intercepted thanks to Israel's high-end, cutting-edge Iron Dome system), and the Arab monarchies still rush against the sole Jewish nation-state in the Middle East, despite Netanyahu's rapproachments towards diplomatic relations. At least one of those two major behaviours are a façade to cover the other.
Yet Netanyahu is seeking to normalise relations with Saudi Arabia. And there has even been speculation about a public meeting between him and Mohammed bin Salman (MBS), the Saudi crown prince who was widely blamed for the brutal murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi last October. That would be a sensational – and highly controversial – moment, which is why Saudis are signalling frantically that it is not going to happen. Still, the meeting with Netanyahu in Warsaw went far beyond anything that has taken place before. The abnormal is becoming normal.The question is what was going to happen if Netanyahu should not win the upcoming election in April: Was his successor going to break up all the rapproachments and raise the tensions against his country again? I wonder about this because I doubt that Netanyahu is going to win next month.
MBS notoriously described Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, as a “new Hitler”. Netanyahu compared Obama’s nuclear deal to the Munich agreement of 1938 – and after Drumpf abandoned it last summer, Netanyahu signalled Israel’s readiness to join an “international coalition” against Tehran.Shady, almost shady.
Formally, every GCC state remains committed to the Arab peace initiative of 2002, which offers recognition of Israel in return for a Palestinian state in the territories occupied in 1967, with East Jerusalem as its capital. But even this is far more than Netanyahu will ever accept: he will consider only a Palestinian “state-minus”, and openly refuses to dismantle the illegal settlements that divide the West Bank into disconnected enclaves.
On Arabic-language social media, opponents of normalisation exploded in outrage. But in late 2017, when Drumpf announced the controversial decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Bahrain’s foreign minister tweeted: “It’s not helpful to pick a fight with the US over side issues while we together fight the clear and present danger of The Theo-Fascist Islamic republic.” Rumour has it that Bahrain’s capital, Manama, may be Netanyahu’s next GCC destination.
Like the Emiratis, the Saudis have quietly engaged Israeli companies, especially in the security sphere. One Israeli firm was a subcontractor on the hi-tech barrier constructed from 2014 by the European defence giant EADS along the kingdom’s border with Iraq, a senior veteran of Israel’s defence establishment revealed in an interview.
The Straits of Tiran, the blockade of which by Egypt’s PresidentGamal Abdel Nasser triggered the 1967 war, now faced a brighter future, reflected the commentator Abdelrahman al-Rashed, “one where peace and prosperity prevail”.
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The Economicst interview with Alt-Right pundit Ben Shapiro
His views are classically religious-conservative. He suggests that transgender people suffer a “mental disorder”; he opposes same-sex couples raising children; he has said (and sort of retracted) that “Arabs like to bomb crap and live in open sewage.”This is far from Conservative, this is immature and die-hard controversial. You cannot have worthwhile discussions with arguments this way. You can only break his nose and let him pay for the operation.
And then in turn, we’ve fought back against the notion of reason itself. And we’re reverting to a sort of tribalism we see in our politics that's getting quite ugly.I wonder how you can reasonably argue that a supernatural being like God could exist, and how it could be proven. This would be an intriguing topic to discuss with him.
Of course that’s true. It’s also true that slavery is a universal human institution until its abolition essentially by the Judeo-Christian West.Actually, the enslavers were Christians, the founding fathers of your glorious nation held slaves, but were Christians, self-entitled. You cannot have the cake and eat it too; you either are a Christian who enslaves human beings, or you are Christian and fight for the universal human rights, that also work for slaves who shall no longer be slaves.
The Harvard sociologist, he makes the point that diversity itself is not necessarily a strengthening factor in a society, but when there is a society that has a common purpose, then the diversity definitely helps the society.I'll leave this here, without a comment.
But I think it’s important to note that the great difference that has happened in the world is the West.Fortunately, the West is not an isolated system, it lives off the constant flow of human beings across border lines, and doesn't care for cultural differences. Just saying.
I certainly agree that the basic notion of fairness itself is sort of embedded in the human mind—a notion of fairness that I largely believe is incorrect, which is the fairness of outcome. With that said, there is nothing in basic religious theology that suggests that just because somebody is successful and somebody else is not successful, that some sort of cosmic injustice has been done.It's not a cosmic one, but a societal failure.
As a religious person, I want to care for my neighbor; it’s a biblical injunction. That’s not the same thing as suggesting that an overarching government has the power to confiscate wealth from some and give it to others.Taxes also don't work that way. Taxes work in such a way that all people, disregarding any differences, put money in a pot and then, this garnered amount of money is justly shared among all, so that all people can benefit from it. It is scattered among the people in shape of publicly accessible goods such as streets, for example.
If we agree on all of those things, and then we are willing to grant the other side of the debate the credibility to make its arguments, then we are likely to have a less acrimonious debate.The claim that transgender people suffered from a mental disorder is not an argument, but hate speech.
The intersectional politics of the United States is really dangerous and it’s not just on the left side of the aisle. It’s on the right side of the aisle, as well.Word!
But you know, there are a lot of rational people who want to connect speech with violence.Not equalising speech with violence but speech with the ignition and relativsation of violence. That's what you've got wrong.
I’m not going to criticise him when I think he’s doing something right. I’m not going to ignore it when I think he’s doing something wrong.Sounds about right.
Certainly a date with Marx would go very poorly. Number one because he was not fond of the Jews. And number two, he was wrong about pretty much everything.Sounds like he didn't read him.
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Auschwitz museum tells visitors to be more respectful when attending the site
(Expect the worst when reading the article, wwe're living in the 21st century, and suffer from the disrespect of this era.)
In a statement shared on Twitter on Wednesday, museum authorities said tourists should reconsider coming if they do not respect those who were killed there, specifically calling out those posing for photos to share on social media, apparently ignoring the bitter history of the site.
"There are better places to learn how to walk on a balance beam than the site which symbolizes deportation of hundreds of thousands to their deaths."
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#AndrewYang2020 - so that our babyboys will no longer be circumcised!
But in an interview with The Daily Beast, he said that if he were elected he would incorporate that view into public policy, mainly by pushing initiatives meant to inform parents that they don’t need to have their infants circumcised for health reasons.
But Yang’s coalition seems to be comprised of a hodgepodge of groups with offbeat interests beyond just universal basic income. And he now has his eye on a new demographic: circumcision opponents who call themselves “intactivists”—a reference to their desire to keep penises “intact.”
“The more choice we give parents, and the more we diminish the possible preconceptions or misinformation various parents are receiving, then the better off we’ll be as a society,” Yang said.
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@Cliff Bramlett I didn't know whether you heard about this rather off-topic statement yet, so, here you go.
Trump welcomes Jexodus, encourages Democratic Jews to turn Republican
Drumpf has asserted that though Jewish Americans tended to be reliable Democratic voters, the party’s lurch to the left in recent years, as evidenced by its splintering over Omar’s comments, has alienated Jewish voters.
A website for Jexodus only lists a spokesperson, model and former Drumpf campaign staffer Elizabeth Pipko, and no other staff. A description on the website says that Jewish millennials are "tired of living in bondage to leftist politics" and accuses Democrats of taking the Jewish vote for granted.
The president, who himself has been accused of promoting anti-Semitic stereotypes and not thoroughly denouncing hate speech, has positioned himself as a champion of Israel throughout his presidency.
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On the people in Minnesota's 5th district, which elected Ilhan Omar
"Anti-Semitism is real in this country," Mohamed Omar, who is not related to the freshman Democrat, said in an interview in a private study, as children nearby hurried to Friday afternoon prayers. But the controversy, he said, is a "distraction."
Rabbi Marcia Zimmerman of Temple Israel, a Reform Jewish congregation that is the oldest synagogue in this city, said many of members of her community have called her over the last month to say they were troubled by Omar's comments.
But, the rabbi added, "in my mind, tweets are not the way that you communicate complex, complicated issues when you are a member of Congress."
This is a sentence that is able to refer to so many topics that nowadays are conversed and discussed via Twitter. 280 letters per message are simply not how you lead a decent conversation on a complex topic.
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Protests emerge as feminist group demands rights for praying women at Western Wall
At the instruction of their rabbis, thousands of teenage girls from religious high schools around the country gathered at the Kotel, while hundreds of young ultra-Orthodox men tried to break through police barricades to attack the prayer group.
Held at a distance from the woman by security forces, the Haredi men vented their ire on the large group of men who had come out to support the Women of the Wall, including leaders of Israel's Conservative and Reform movements.
Rabbi Gilad Kariv, executive director of the Reform movement in Israel, called the police statement "scandalous" and attributed it to "utter chutzpah."
“The police failed in their duty,” she said. “They weren’t even attempting to protect us. There were thousands of young girls kicking and pushing us, and I have bruises all over my body.” Sacks reported that two elderly women, both on crutches, had to be evacuated by paramedics from the scene.
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Israeli police raid Jerusalem governor's home in cloak-and-dagger operation
It remains unclear why the governor was arrested and Israeli police have yet to issue an official statement.
"The fight for Jerusalem will always be our main battle, despite the efforts of some to divert it to serve only the agenda of the occupying state," he said.
Israeli police had also briefly detained the head of the Religious Endowments Authority Sheikh Abdelazeem Salhab, along with his deputy, after he prayed with other Palestinians near al-Rahma gate at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound for the first time in 16 years.
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Philippines' minister of foreign affairs criticised for statements
Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr wrote on social media on Saturday that President Rodrigo Duterte's previous comparison of his deadly war on drugs to the Nazi leader's killing of millions of Jews during the Holocaust "is a metaphor".
"The video posted by Mr Henze on his blog is incomplete and misleading. It failed to show Mr Henze's deliberate attempts to provoke Secretary Locsin into giving controversial remarks," it said.
Duterte had apologised to the Jewish community in the Philippines for the original 2016 remarks. During his visit to Israel in 2018, he also visited the Holocaust memorial and met with elderly Jews who had fled to Manila to escape the Holocaust.
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Shefita - the controversial, yet probable Israeli choice for Eurovision Song Contest
Shefita, otherwise known as Rotem Shefi, is the glammed up singer currently sweeping “HaKochav Haba,” the reality singing competition from Keshet based on the Rising Star franchise.
But Shefita, or Shefi, is 100 percent Jewish, born and raised in the northern city of Carmiel. According to Mako, her father is of Ashkenazi background and her mother is of Yemenite origin, so she may be familiar with Arabic from her grandparents or mother, though that’s not been confirmed.
When it was posted to YouTube, not everyone loved the concept, and some accused Shefi of appropriating Arab culture. Shefi has said in interviews that she did not intend any disrespect or undermining.
Sounds like only SJWs were decrying her. Or maybe I am mistaken, who knows. If someone knows, he or she may feel asked to tell me in the comments.
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#Jerusalem has got a discrimination problem
Like many Palestinians, he had experienced suspicion and racism before in Jewish-majority west Jerusalem. Facing discrimination is common for Palestinians trying to rent apartments on the well-maintained west side of the city. Sometimes it’s an upfront “No Arabs” directive from the landlord, but more often it is harder to pinpoint; not getting a call back once an Arabic name comes up, for example.
In the decades since, a deep disparity has grown between the poverty-stricken Palestinian east side and largely Jewish Israeli west Jerusalem: for example, annually only 13% of the city’s building permits issued by the Israeli government are granted to Palestinians in east Jerusalem.
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Congressman Lee Zedlin (R - N.Y.) continously insulted Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D - MN)
It started on Tuesday, when he found out he had been chosen as the ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations. Exciting! But he couldn’t fully rejoice in the honor of being the second-most-powerful member of a House subcommittee because he also learned that he would have to work on the panel alongside freshman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.).
“I wish Hitler would have done his fucking job.” Zeldin, who is Jewish, tagged her in the post and asked if she disagreed with the caller’s rant.
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Protests and violence amid Holocaust Remembrance Day
In #Poland, which was under Nazi German occupation during the war, a far-right activist who has been imprisoned for burning the effigy of a Jew gathered with other nationalists Sunday outside the former death camp of Auschwitz ahead of official ceremonies remembering the 1.1 million people murdered there.
That accusation is incorrect. The observances at the state-run memorial site pay homage each Jan. 27 to all of the camp’s victims, both Jews and gentiles.
In Britain, a new poll by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 adults in Britain do not believe the Holocaust took place.
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