Holocaust denial

Red faces over MK's visit to far-right party

June 10, 2011

The visit last week of Israeli Deputy Minister for the Negev Ayoob Kara to a far-right Belgian party which has a convicted Holocaust-denier on its board has caused anger within Belgium's Jewish community.

Filip Dewinter, leader of right-wing party Vlaams Belang, hosted Mr Kara in the Flemish Parliament and took him to visit Antwerp North, which is heavily populated by Muslims.

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On this day: Attack at the Holocaust Museum

By Jennifer Lipman, June 10, 2011

It was supposed to be an ordinary day of work for Stephen Johns, a 39-year-old security guard at the US Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington DC.

But in a tragedy that shocked the nation, Mr Johns, who was later described by colleagues as "a soft-spoken, gentle giant", was shot dead that afternoon by an octogenarian with ties to white supremacist groups.

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Westminster university cancels anti-Zionist event

By Marcus Dysch, April 28, 2011

The University of Westminster has cancelled an event it was due to host featuring Israeli anti-Zionist Gilad Atzmon.

A panel discussion examining "Israel criminality in the wake of the Goldstone Retract" was due to be held in a rented room at the university on Tuesday, May 3, but will not now go ahead.

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WikiLeaks 'disgraceful' for antisemite links, says Guardian writer

By Jennifer Lipman, April 11, 2011

A Guardian journalist has rounded on WikiLeaks as "disgraceful" and said Julian Assange and his colleagues should be ashamed of themselves for giving documents to "known antisemite and crook" Israel Shamir.

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David Irving to speak in London

By Jessica Elgot, March 16, 2011

Holocaust denier David Irving has announced a speaking date in London, following a tour of the US.

His talk will take place at a secret location on May 21. The website reads: “You will be notified by email of the precise venue, a few days ahead of the date of the function.”

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Assange recruited Holocaust denier - former WikiLeaks worker

By Nathalie Rothschild, March 10, 2011

A recently published book by a former employee of WikiLeaks, Daniel Domscheit-Berg, argues that Julian Assange maintained close ties to a notorious antisemite.

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Screening a film about the Holocaust in Tehran

By Jennifer Lipman, March 8, 2011

Iranian audiences will have the chance to watch a film about the Holocaust next week thanks to an initiative by a French anti-racism group.

Education about the Nazi atrocities is minimal at best in a country whose president has publicly denied the Holocaust, but from Monday Claude Lanzmann’s 1985 documentary Shoah will be screened on an Iranian satellite channel.

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Dutch urge swift fine for Holocaust denial

By Toby Axelrod, February 10, 2011

Punish Holocaust-deniers in the same way that we punish drink-drivers - haul them into court and fine them.

That is one of several novel suggestions made by two Dutch political parties, the Christian Union and the Reformed Political Party, in response to rising antisemitism in the country.

The parties also suggested the use of "Jewish decoys" - an idea floated by the Mayor of Amsterdam last year - to lure perpetrators, and immediate fines for antisemitic harassment.

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On this day: Bishop Richard Williamson sacked

By Jennifer Lipman, February 9, 2011

In January 2009 it emerged that Pope Benedict had lifted the excommunication of a British bishop and known Holocaust denier.

The pope ordered Williamson to recant his views before the excommunication was lifted, but the issue provoked international outrage and threatened a rift in Jewish-Catholic relations.

The bishop, part of an extreme-traditionalist sect, had said: "I believe that the historical evidence is strongly against, is hugely against six million Jews having been deliberately gassed in gas chambers as a deliberate policy of Adolf Hitler".

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Hall of Infamy: Iran English Radio

January 28, 2011

"The Holocaust, on which independent research is strictly banned in the West, was nothing but a preposterous claim to settle European Jews in the Muslim land of Palestine by falsely creating a sense of oppression for the Zionists.

"Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad in statements applauded by all independent and conscientious people of the world has proposed due research on the supposed Holocaust."

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