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. The list continues to reflect the growing global anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel coming from mainstream voices. 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.
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. READ SOURCE...
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 during CNN Interview with Fareed Zakaria,
September 25, 2011 READ SOURCE...
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
-Zorba The Greek composer, Mikis Theodorakis, winner of the International Music
Council-UNESCO International Music Prize, also told Greek TV that he was “anti-Israel
and anti-Semitic,” February 15, 2011 READ SOURCE...
4. “I love Hitler…People like you would be dead. Your mothers, your
forefathers, would all be f****** gassed,”
–The 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. READ SOURCE...
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.”
-Director Lars Von Trier was thrown out of the Cannes Film Festival after this rant,
May 18, 2011. He later apologized. READ SOURCE...
6. “[Jews] want that sucker of Syrian blood to remain and continue to prey
and suck blood. They not only want their security, but also to enjoy the
sight of Syrian blood being spilled…. Asking myself why Jewish support
of Bashar [Assad] increased after they saw the rivers of Syrian blood this
mass-murderer spilled in Syrian towns, an old image leapt to my mind,
of Jews bleeding people and using their blood to prepare matzas. Logic
does not accept this, but the facts prove it.”
–Syrian writer Osama Al-Malouhi, an opponent of President Bashar Assad, posted on an opposition
website, October 26, 2011, The Middle East Media Research Institute. READ SOURCE...
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The Simon Wiesenthal Center
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