Palestinian suffering reminds us of Nazi excesses

Friday, 9 February 2018

It has been more than 50 years since the unlawful Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. These are Palestinian lands the Israelis control through repression, institutionalized discrimination, murder and systematic abuse of the Palestinian population’s rights. Human rights organizations have periodically highlighted major violations of international human rights laws and humanitarian laws that illustrate the occupation: unlawful killings; forced displacement; abusive detention; ...

Tariq A. Al-Maeena

Polish Senate passes Holocaust bill slammed by Israel

Thursday, 1 February 2018

Poland’s senate on Thursday passed a controversial Holocaust bill, which was designed to defend the country’s image abroad but has instead sparked a diplomatic row with Israel.The bill, which sets fines or a maximum three-year jail term for anyone who refers to Nazi German death camps as Polish or accuses Poland of complicity in the Third Reich’s crimes, was approved by 57 votes to 23 in the upper house of parliament, with two abstentions.Israel had earlier called for the bill ...

Skeptical at first, US author writes on ‘progressive’ Saudi remarks on Holocaust

Sunday, 28 January 2018

An American author has written about how a visit to Saudi Arabia and a meeting with Muslim World League (MWL) chief Mohamed al-Issa left him impressed by the progressive and tolerant nature of the kingdom.Robert Satloff, who is also the executive director of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, wrote in a New York Daily News piece earlier this week about how his perceptions changed.“I was skeptical. … In our December meeting, Al Issa struck an impressive note,” ...

Washington Holocaust Museum to open exhibition on Syrians in Assad prisons

Friday, 1 December 2017

The Holocaust Museum in Washington, a memorial tasked with documenting the Nazi Holocaust, is now focusing on the ongoing genocide in Syria and the regime prisons there. The exhibition “Syria, please don’t forget us”, which will open next week, narrates the story of more than 100,000 Syrian detainees in the regime’s secret prisons. The story is told through former prisoner Mansour Omari who smuggled pieces of clothes which have the names of 82 detainees – including ...

Lagerfeld sparks fury over migrants, holocaust comments

Monday, 13 November 2017

Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has sparked outrage by evoking the Holocaust as he attacked German Chancellor Angela Merkel for opening the country’s borders to migrants. “One cannot -- even if there are decades between them -- kill millions of Jews so you can bring millions of their worst enemies in their place,” he told a French television show. “I know someone in Germany who took a young Syrian and after four days said, ‘The greatest thing Germany invented was ...

Why this Palestinian-Muslim woman works for a Jewish museum

Wednesday, 19 July 2017

Dressed in a headscarf and a robe, 24-year-old Palestinian Nesreen Hajjaj, routinely leads people through one of the world’s most significant Jewish sites in Berlin. She sees this as her contribution to peace. Nesreen works as a freelance tour guide at the Anne Frank Center in Berlin – a vacancy recommended by a former coworker, who is also Palestinian. Part of her duty is to provide commentary on the history and struggles of the Jewish people during World War II at the height of ...

White House official Spicer apologizes for ‘insensitive’ Holocaust reference

Wednesday, 12 April 2017

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer apologized Tuesday for making an “inappropriate and insensitive” comparison to the Holocaust in earlier comments about Syrian President Bashar Assad’s use of chemical weapons - remarks that drew instant rebuke from Jewish groups and critics. Spicer said in an interview with CNN that he was trying to make a point about Assad’s use of chemical weapons and gas against his people but “mistakenly made an inappropriate and ...

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer dies in Germany at age 96

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Holocaust survivor Max Mannheimer, who dedicated his life in post-war Germany to fighting anti-Semitism, has died. He was 96

Netanyahu: Iran ‘preparing another Holocaust’

Sunday, 15 May 2016

The exhibition, totaling 150 entries from 50 countries, with many entries deriding PM Netanyahu and his government

Iran says Holocaust cartoon contest is not a denial

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Iran is staging an international cartoon contest on the Holocaust

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