(JTA) — A municipality near Paris named a street for the Nakba — an Arab-language word that means “catastrophe” and which many Palestinians use to denote Israel’s creation.
The mayor of the municipality of Bezons in the northwestern Paris region, Dominique Lesparre, unveiled the sign for Nakba Alley on Monday. Under Lesparre, who is a communist politician, the municipality also declared David Ben-Gurion, Israel’s first prime minister, a “war criminal” for “deporting” hundreds of thousands of Palestinians.
Some 700,000 Palestinians left what is today Israel in 1947 and 1948 amid a war fought by Palestinian militias and later seven Arab…
(JTA) — A high school in suburban Milwaukee, Wisconsin, stopped distributing yearbooks after finding that they contained an anti-Semitic quote by one of the seniors.
“There will always be one true Final Solution,” read the quote in the New Berlin West High School yearbook, WTMJ Milwaukee reported.
In an email sent to school parents to inform them of the offensive quote, principal Michael Fesenmaier called it “inappropriate and offensive.”
“The quote, unfortunately, went undetected during the yearbook vetting process and was published in the yearbook,” the emails said. “We are embarrassed by this oversight, and we apologize that this offensive…
(JTA) — A New York teen was sentenced to six months in jail for vandalizing a local Jewish cemetery.
Eric Carbonaro, 19, of Warwick, was sentenced Wednesday in Orange County Court for the October 2016 incident and apologized. He also must do 150 hours of community service.
He had pleaded guilty in February to two charges, including one that involved a hate crime.
Carbonaro spray-painted the wall of the Beth Shalom Cemetery in Warwick, an upstate town about 50 miles from New York City, with anti-Semitic graffiti including swastikas, “Heil Hitler” and Nazi SS symbols. He deleted photos and other…
One of Germany’s top daily newspapers has pulled a cartoon and apologized for its use of anti-Semitic stereotypes.
Wolfgang Krach, editor in chief of the Süddeutsche Zeitung, issued a statement Tuesday saying he had pulled the cartoon, which depicted Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu dressed as the Israeli Eurovision winner Netta Barzilai, holding up a rocket marked with a Star of David. The artist, Dieter Hanitzsch, had also replaced the “V” in Eurovision with the six-pointed star.
“This led to discussions both within and outside the SZ editorial offices,” Krach’s statement read. “The cartoonist… said he merely wanted to point…