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Sorry, Huffington Post: Anti-Semitism is Not New and Jews Are Not White.

Sorry, Huffington Post: Anti-Semitism is Not New and Jews Are Not White. | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Asserting that anti-Semitism in America is new and that Jews are white is insulting to anyone who understands Jewish history and the history of anti-Semitism in the United States.
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"Ashkenazi Jews have been the victims of European and Western oppression and violence for centuries precisely because they were perceived as not being a part of the 'white' world, beginning with the Roman colonialism of Judea and continuing through the 20th Century with arguably the worst genocide in history based on racial classification, the murder of more than 6 million, primarily Ashkenazi Jews, precisely because they were non-whites. The characterization of Jews as now somehow 'white' and beneficiaries of 'white privilege' is one of the main fallacies behind the relatively recent identification of some self-identified progressives with the demonization of Israel, a hateful cause to wipe off the map the world’s only Jewish state and to once again destroy the indigenous homeland of the Jewish people. This is not merely a semantic issue. Jews are not 'white.' We are a tribal people from the Levant. Many of our people were forcibly exiled out of and into other nations, including in Europe, where we were taken in chains and often subjected to brutal and oppressive institutional racism based on our ethnicity, tribal affiliation, culture and faith. For thousands of years, including nearly 2000 years where the majority of the Jewish people lived without the protection or comfort of having a Jewish homeland, we still maintained our indigenous culture, passing on from generation to generation our traditions, our language, and our sacred texts, all of which are entirely based on our indigenous tribal faith and affiliation. To call us 'white,' when the notion of a 'white' race was created by indigenous Europeans as a basis for supporting the 'White Man’s Burden' and European imperialism, which certainly persecuted and oppressed Jews, in addition to numerous other non-Europeans, is a gross travesty and distortion."
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WATCH: Friends in need: Many countries send firefighting aircraft to Israel

WATCH: Friends in need: Many countries send firefighting aircraft to Israel | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
ynet News: Ynetnews brings top breaking news from Israel, the Middle East, the War on Terrorism through the Israeli Palestinian Conflict to business & culture.
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The ugly history of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi slur shouted at a Trump rally

The ugly history of ‘Lügenpresse,’ a Nazi slur shouted at a Trump rally | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
The consequences of that rhetoric were horrifying.
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As Trump and his supporters attack the media and journalists, it is time to familiarize ourselves with the Nazi propaganda slogan “Lügenpresse” (lying press) and learn the lessons of history. Always remember the First Amendment to the United States Constitution: "Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances."
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Jewish leaders across America deliver warning letter to Trump: We will not sit idly by - Jewish World News

Jewish leaders across America deliver warning letter to Trump: We will not sit idly by - Jewish World News | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Letter also urges president-elect to rescind appointment of Bannon and not abandon two-state solution.
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Opinion //Suddenly it’s okay to be pro-Israel and anti-Semitic - Opinion

Opinion //Suddenly it’s okay to be pro-Israel and anti-Semitic - Opinion | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
When friendship for Israel is judged solely on the basis of support for the occupation, Israel has no friends other than racists and nationalists.
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Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn Heights Tagged With Swastikas And 'Go Trump'

Adam Yauch Park In Brooklyn Heights Tagged With Swastikas And 'Go Trump' | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
The park named for the late Beastie Boy is the latest to be tagged with swastikas.
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But Trump told his supporters to stop it. Guess they aren't listening. This can't be the new normal.
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The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of Jews Who Line Up Behind Steve Bannon’s Twisted Vision of America

The Breathtaking Hypocrisy of Jews Who Line Up Behind Steve Bannon’s Twisted Vision of America | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Unless Jews denounce hatred from the right as loudly as hatred from the left, we risk losing allies and diminishing our moral standing.
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Stephen Bannon, Donald Trump's new chief strategist, endorsed by KKK, neo-Nazis

"Perhaps The Donald IS for 'REAL,'" American Nazi Party head Rocky Suhayda wrote in an email to CNN.
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I keep hearing Trump and Bannon aren't anti-Semitic. Fine. But anti-Semites are sure excited to have them in the White House. Former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke; Rocky Suhayda, chairman of the American Nazi Party; and white nationalist National Policy Institute leader Richard B. Spencer have given their ringing endorsements of Bannon.
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The Anti-Semitism That’s Risen Since Trump Was Elected Is Real. And Scary.

The Anti-Semitism That’s Risen Since Trump Was Elected Is Real. And Scary. | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Still numb from the news of Donald Trump’s unprecedented victory, I came across this headline on social media: ‘Sieg Heil,’ swastikas, racist Trump graffiti appear in South Philly. Alre…
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Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel

Energy Department Announces Five Clean Energy Projects through BIRD Energy Partnership with Israel | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Selected Clean Energy projects will receive $4 million through Binational Industrial Research and Development program.
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Why No Jew Should Vote for Donald Trump

Why No Jew Should Vote for Donald Trump | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
I have avoided writing this article for some time. Anyone who carefully reads my articles i
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Mediterranean region headed for desertification if warming continues, study says

Mediterranean region headed for desertification if warming continues, study says | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
The region is already warming faster than much of the rest of the globe, and unless the overall temperature rise is kept to 1.5 degrees Celsius or less, it could become unrecognizable.
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A new study published in the journal Science finds that holding global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius is the only way to keep a recognizable Mediterranean ecosystem. The researchers said that in order to prevent the Mediterranean region from becoming a desert, governments must reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero as rapidly as possible.
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Read Remarks from President Obama at Shimon Peres' Memorial

Read Remarks from President Obama at Shimon Peres' Memorial | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
President Obama spoke Friday at a memorial for the former Israeli Prime Minister.
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President Obama's moving eulogy for former Israeli President and Prime Minister Shimon Peres z"l. Former President Bill Clinton praised Peres as Israel's "biggest dreamer." The memorial took place at the Mount Herzel national cemetery in Jerusalem. May his memory be a blessing.
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In phone call, Netanyahu thanks Abbas for PA help fighting nationwide fires

In phone call, Netanyahu thanks Abbas for PA help fighting nationwide fires | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
PM notes appreciation for Jews, Arabs who opened their homes to those affected by blazes; Herzog says tragedy shows 'glimmer of hope that things can be different'
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Israel to sign Paris climate change accord, cut greenhouse gas emissions

Israel to sign Paris climate change accord, cut greenhouse gas emissions | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Greenpeace Israel hails cabinet decision, but declares that new master plan to exploit renewable energy options must be drawn up.
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Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’

Alt-Right Exults in Donald Trump’s Election With a Salute: ‘Heil Victory’ | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
The alt-right, an extremist fringe popular with white supremacists, has celebrated the election of Donald J. Trump, and now hopes to have the ear of his White House.
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Opinion //Forget Trump, Steve Bannon is the real danger - Opinion

Opinion //Forget Trump, Steve Bannon is the real danger  - Opinion | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
President-elect Donald Trump declared in the final presidential debate that he wasn’t a puppet. But the signs are that right-wing ideologue Bannon will be pulling the strings in the White House.
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W&M police investigating pro-Trump graffiti bearing swastika | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily

W&M police investigating pro-Trump graffiti bearing swastika | Williamsburg Yorktown Daily | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
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The US will no longer feel like a haven for Jews under Trump | Jonathan Freedland

The US will no longer feel like a haven for Jews under Trump | Jonathan Freedland | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Donald Trump’s election victory and his appointment of Steve Bannon have lent legitimacy to overt antisemitism
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"This is not antisemitism of the subtle variety. Nor is this antisemitism of the kind that we have got used to debating in Britain in recent years: an obsessive hostility to Israel that draws on the language or imagery of anti-Jewish racism. This is old-school, hardcore, Jews-are-taking-over-the-world antisemitism. And it is being voiced not by European leftists or Muslims – who, until last week, many American Jews held to be the chief source of modern antisemitism – but by America’s next president and his allies."
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Report an anti-Semitic, racist or bigoted incident to ADL

Take action. If you are a victim of hate or are aware of an incident, we want to know.
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If you are a victim of or witness to an anti-Semitic, racist or bigoted incident, the Anti-Defamation League wants to know. The ADL has an easy-to-use incident report form at www.adl.org/exposehate and through Twitter at #ExposeHate. Glad at least one Jewish organization understands that this is not normal.
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Ottawa rabbi wakes to find swastika, racial slur spray-painted on her front door

Ottawa rabbi wakes to find swastika, racial slur spray-painted on her front door | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
An Ottawa rabbi says she was "stunned" to wake up in the middle of the night and discover someone had spray-painted a swastika and an anti-Semitic slur on the front door of her Glebe home.
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Maranta believes the election of president-elect Donald Trump could be related to the racist graffiti on her door. "My first thought is that this is an example of what happens when you allow somebody who is in a position of power to speak openly racist, bigoted, misogynistic language and don't censor [it] in any way," Maranta said. "It allows other people to express their feelings, to express their hatred, and to feel like they've been given permission to do so because no one has effectively silenced that."
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Trump Campaign CEO Bannon Didn’t Want Daughters in School With Jews, Ex-Wife Says

Trump Campaign CEO Bannon Didn’t Want Daughters in School With Jews, Ex-Wife Says | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
An ex-wife of Donald Trump’s new campaign CEO, Stephen Bannon, said he made anti-Semitic remarks during a fight over the education of their two daughters.
Josh Marks's insight:
Meet Steve Bannon, President-elect Donald Trump's new White House chief strategist and special counselor. Bannon is a leader of the white nationalist alt-right movement and was openly influenced by Nazi propagandist Leni Riefenstahl. Bannon's ex-wife said that he didn't want his daughters going to school with Jews. “He said he doesn’t like Jews and that he doesn’t like the way they raise their kids to be 'whiny brats.'"
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Nazi-Related Trump Graffiti Found in South Philly

Nazi-Related Trump Graffiti Found in South Philly | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Swastikas appeared on the storefront windows of the abandoned Meglio Furs at Broad and Wharton streets.
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I hope that President-elect Trump condemns any violence or vandalism done in his name and denounces any support from the KKK, neo-Nazis and other hate groups.
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The Mediterranean will become a desert unless global warming is limited to 1.5°C

The Mediterranean will become a desert unless global warming is limited to 1.5°C | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
The Mediterranean region could become desert unless global warming is held to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, the global average temperature target governments agreed to in Paris.
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A new study finds that unless global warming is held to 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 degrees Fahrenheit) above pre-industrial levels, desertification could overtake many areas in the Mediterranean basin. Greenhouse gas emissions must be brought down to net zero as rapidly as possible in order to maintain Mediterranean ecosystems. Read my Inhabitat story for more.
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Trump Evokes Specter of ‘International Banks’ and Jews Cheer, Too

Trump Evokes Specter of ‘International Banks’ and Jews Cheer, Too | Green Forward - Israel-Jewish | Scoop.it
Donald Trump sought to rebut claims of sexual misconduct by alluding to a malevolent global conspiracy — a vintage anti-Semitic trope.
Josh Marks's insight:
These Jewish Trump supporters are in denial. International banks has always been fascist code for Jews. Of course Hitler was more open about the connection. Hitler's speech to the Reichstag on January 30, 1939: "Europe cannot find peace until the Jewish question has been solved. …One thing I should like to say on this day [the sixth anniversary of his being appointed Chancellor of the Reich] which may be memorable for others as well as for us Germans. In the course of my life I have very often been a prophet and have usually been ridiculed for it. … Today I will once more be a prophet: if the international Jewish financiers in and outside Europe should succeed in plunging the nations once more into a world war, then the result will not be the Bolshivization of the earth, and thus the victory of Jewry, but the annihilation of the Jewish race in Europe."
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