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Simon Wiesenthal Center’s Top Ten list of Anti-Israel/ Anti-Semitic slurs in 2011 includes world leaders, politicians, religious leaders, etc

Jan 30, 2011

LOS ANGELES (EJP)---For the last two years, The Simon Wiesenthal Center, a leading Jewish human rights NGO, has compiled a list of the top ten anti-Israel and anti-Semitic slurs. This year, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas was awarded the first place for omitting any reference of the Jewish connection to the land of Israel in his speech before the United Nations General Assembly in September.

 

According to the Los Angeles-based Center, the list “continues to reflect the growing global anti-Semitism and delegitimization of Israel coming from mainstream voices, including world leaders, politicians, religious leaders, a musician, film director, fashion designer….”

It does not include statements by terrorist organizations, the lunatic fringe, or the government of Iran.

 

“These citings should serve as a wake-up call to those who believe that such rants are the exclusive domain of Neo-Nazis and crackpots,” the Center said.

Here is the Top Ten list:

 

1.“I come before you today from the Holy Land, the land of Palestine, the land of divine messages, ascension of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him and the birthplace of Jesus Christ peace be upon him, to speak on behalf of the Palestinian people…” (Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas at his UN General Assembly address, September 23, 2011. Speaking to the world, Abbas omitted any reference to the Jewish people’s connection to the Holy Land.

 

 

No reference to Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, nor King David, King Solomon, or Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezekiel.

 

"Most identity theft occurs without the victim's knowledge, but Mahmoud Abbas' statement to the UN General Assembly robbing the Jewish people of their heritage is the most flagrant example of identity theft in broad daylight in front of the world," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, SWC Dean & Founder.

 

2.“I would like to see accurate statistics of how many Israelis have been killed by the bombs thrown by Palestinians or with the rockets that were launched by them?…. we know that hundreds of thousands of Palestinians were killed… neither Turkey nor the Muslims in the region have exerted such cruelty on Israel… Israel is inexplicably cruel, against innocent Palestinians, hiding behind the Nazi Holocaust and seeking victimhood....Everybody knows what Israel is about.” (Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in a CNN Interview with Fareed Zakaria on September 25, 2011).

 

3. “Everything that happens today in the world has to do with the Zionists… American Jews are behind the world economic crisis that has hit Greece also.” (Mikis Theodorakis, composer of Zorba The Greek, winner of the International Music Council-UNESCO International Music Prize, also told Greek TV that he was “anti-Israel and anti-Semitic.”

 

4.“I love Hitler…People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your forefathers, would all be f****** gassed” (Renowned Christian Dior fashion designer John Galliano was fired and later convicted in a French court for his anti-Semitic rants screamed at Jews in a Paris bar. Galliano later apologized.

 

5.“I understand Hitler... He’s not what you would call a good guy, but yeah, I understand much about him and I sympathize with him a little bit. But come on, I’m not for the Second World War, and I’m not against Jews... I am of course, very much for Jews. No, not too much, because Israel is a pain in the ass… I’m very much for Speer. Albert Speer [Hitler’s Architect]… He was also maybe one of God’s best children… Okay, I’m a Nazi.” (Film Director Lars Von Trier who was thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival after this rant May 18, 2011. He later apologized.

 
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