Thursday, 18 October 2012

Twitter blocked access to a neo-Nazi account in Germany      

18. October 2012 – Twitter has blocked access to a neo-Nazi account in Germany but tweets are still visible around the world. It is the first time that Twitter has exercised its ability to block content on a country-by-country basis. Read more. 

Dutch Jews oppose joint monument to Holocaust victims and German soldiers

18. October 2012 – Chairman of the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, Onno Hoes, asked not to unveil the monuments, which he defined as dangerous – fearing the falsification of historical events. Read more. 

Hamas opposing Holocaust education in UN-run Gazan schools

18. October 2012 – The Hamas again rejects teaching about the Holocaust in schools run by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in the Gaza Strip. Hamas stated that it is more important for children to learn about the “massacres perpetrated by the Zionist enemy”. Read more. 

American Congressman Pascrell supports renaming Park after Holocaust Denier

17. October 2012 – Congressman Bill Pascrell (NJ) offered his support for renaming a section of Clifton’s Richardson Scales Park in memory of Chester Grabowski.  Grabowski was a known anti-Semite and Holocaust denier. Read more. 

Rabbi Cooper’s open letter to Egyptian President Morsi

17. October 2012 – Rabbi Cooper, Associate Dean, and Yitzchok Adlerstein, Director of Interfaith Affairs of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, wrote an open letter to Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi. The authors accused the Egyptian state as being anti-Semitic and demanded change. Read more. 

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