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Dec 31, 2020, 9:17 AM
Top 10 Anti-Semitism/2020: Pandemic Weaponized for Hate; German Elite Push BDS
The Simon Wiesenthal Center has just released its 2020 Top 10 Anti-Semitism list Not everything in 2020 was a disaster during the raging and unending pandemic, it just feels that way. Truth be told, we could have presented a top...
Oct 12, 2020, 7:36 PM
Facebook Ban of Holocaust Denial IS a Big Deal
Simon Wiesenthal Center Hails Facebook decision to Ban Holocaust Denial The Simon Wiesenthal Center( SWC), a leading Jewish Human Rights NGO devoted to the Memory of the Holocaust and imparting its lessons, is hailing today’s announcement by Facebook that it...
Jun 30, 2020, 1:14 PM
Why Israel Was Right to Pull the Plug on GOD TV’s Shelanu Channel
A few weeks ago we shared our concerns about Shelanu TV directly with the Christian evangelical world in a piece in the Christian Post. We explained why Jews – in Israel and outside of it – were upset about...
May 18, 2020, 9:05 AM
US Pandemic Debates Spawn Conspiracies, Swastikas, Even Hitler Comparisons
Frustration, fear, anger, bewilderment. These are all perfectly legitimate reactions felt throughout the world by those whose lives have been upended, who’ve lost loved ones, jobs, and who have lost hope. In the US, pandemic debates are raging across all...
Apr 22, 2020, 2:37 AM
Are the sands of time draining Germany of Holocaust memory and responsibility?
From the day he took office two years ago as Germany’s Foreign Ministry, Heiko Maas has made a special, even poignant point of declaring that he “went into politics because of Auschwitz”, adding that “the Jewish state deeply motivates...
Apr 1, 2020, 9:46 AM
What the ConronaVirus Pandemic Teaches about Hopes for Middle East Peace
So much of our world has changed so drastically and so dramatically these past few weeks, leaving us literally and figuratively gasping for air. Is there anything or anyone we can count on not to change? A little-noticed or reported incident...
Mar 1, 2020, 8:07 AM
Why Simon Wiesenthal’s 1951 visit to Judenstein still matters
Blood libels, long repudiated by the Catholic Church, continue to fuel today's anti-Semitic attackers – with deadly results
Jan 13, 2020, 11:09 PM
Japan Can Advance Mideast Peace by Demanding Changes at UNRWA
Japanese Prime Minister Abe’s decision to go forward with his visit to Arab Gulf States despite the Suleiman assassination, the catastrophic downing by Iran’s of a Ukrainian civilian airliner, and anti-regime protests in Tehran, confirms that Japan is forging...
Aug 13, 2019, 8:04 AM
Even from the US-Tlaib/Omar Can Still Raise 5 Issues with Palestinian Leaders
Reps Omar and Tlaib are unapologetic anti-Semites and supporters of anti-peace BDS supporters who could have joined dozens of Congress members--Democrats and Republicans- who just visited Israel and Palestinian territories. Still, first instinct of Israeli officials to let them...
Jun 14, 2019, 5:33 AM
Criticize US Immigrant Detention Centres — But stop labelling them “concentration camps”
By Rabbi Abraham Cooper and Harold Brackman* Last year, when the Trump Administration inaugurated a policy—which it subsequently rescinded under public pressure—of “zero tolerance” family separations on the U.S.-Mexico border, American media were rife with historical comparisons to slavery times...
Rabbi Abraham Cooper is the Simon Wiesenthal Center's Associate Dean and Global Director of its Ed Snider Social Action Institute