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Principal Deems Jesus Chant Offensive February 25, 2007

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A Catholic school principal has organized sensitivity training for students who shouted “We love Jesus” during a basketball game against a school with Jewish students.

The word “Jew” also was painted on a gym wall behind the seats of Bishop Sullivan Catholic High School students attending the Feb. 2 game at Norfolk Academy, said Dennis W. Price, principal of the Virginia Beach school.

Price who also watched the game, said the rivals exchanged chants, “Then, at some point, our students were chanting, ‘We love Jesus.'”

“It was obviously in reference to the Jewish population of Norfolk Academy; that’s the only way you can take that,” he added. (more…)

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Unlikely source of racism spurs Jews January 28, 2007

Posted by C.A.R.D in Act Now to Stop War and End Racism, ADL, ANSWER, Anti-Defamation League, Anti-Semitic, Anti-Semitism, Card, Citizens Against Racism and Discrimination, Discriminate, Discrimination, Israel, Israel's human rights, Jew, Jewish, Jews, Jonathan Bernstein, Lebanon, Nazi, nazis, Racism, Racist, Zionism, Zionist.
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Growing complaints about Israel-bashing, plus Jews being increasingly compared to Nazis during political rallies, has spurred the Anti-Defamation League to hold its first-ever conference on how people can protect themselves against anti-Semitism — from the liberal left.

Anti-Semitism is increasingly seen and heard at liberal events, organizers say, including at anti-war rallies, at labor meetings and even on college campuses. It’s making participation uncomfortable for Jews, who have historically been Democrats.

“We heard from so many people who feel ostracized and alone and don’t really know what to do with this problem,” said Jonathan Bernstein, director of the ADL regional office in San Francisco. People shouldn’t “have to pick between being Jewish and whatever worthwhile cause.”

Sunday’s conference in San Francisco focuses on the problem and teaches coping strategies. The event, which is expected to sell out, will offer talks ranging from “Emphasizing What’s Right in Israel” to “On the Spot Responses to Hurtful Language.”

However, while hateful speech is odious, some critics say groups like ADL are muffling debate by branding almost all criticism of Israel as anti-Semitic.

“It’s like saying anyone who attacks U.S. foreign policy is un-American,” said Saul Kanowitz, an activist with ANSWER, which organizes anti-war rallies. ANSWER stands for Act Now to Stop War and End Racism.

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‘Anti-Jewish’ Turkish film pulled from US theaters November 28, 2006

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A Turkish film featuring a venal, bloodstained Jewish doctor has been withdrawn from screening in the United States.

In Valley of the Wolves: Iraq, American actor Gary Busey portrays a Jewish doctor in the American army who cuts out the organs of Iraqis at the Abu Ghraib prison and sells them to wealthy clients in New York, London and Tel Aviv.

The film, a blockbuster hit in its native country, had been scheduled to open Friday at two theaters in Los Angeles and one in San Francisco.

In early November, however, Valley of the Wolves was quietly dropped from the theaters’ advance schedules.

Gregory Gardner of Luminous Velocity Releasing, a company involved in distributing the film in the United States, said that the Turkish producer, Pana Films, had withdrawn the movie without explanation.

Attempts to obtain further information from American or Turkish sources were unsuccessful, but a protest filed by the Anti-Defamation League may have played a role in the cancellation.

In an October 19 letter to Nabi Sensoy, Turkey’s ambassador to the US, ADL leaders expressed concern at “the incendiary anti-Jewish and anti-American themes and characters in the film” and pointed to previous inquiries about the wide availability of anti-Semitic publications in Turkey.

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Anti-Defamation League names Focus on the Family and Christians as ‘opponents’ and danger to America July 13, 2006

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The National Director of the Anti-Defamation League states:

“Their goal is to implement their Christian worldview. To Christianize America. To save us!

Who are the major players? They include Focus on the Family, Alliance Defense Fund, The American Family Association and the Family Research Council. They and other groups have established new organizations and church-based networks, and built infrastructures throughout the country designed not just to promote traditional “Christian values,” but to actively pursue that restoration of a Christian nation.”

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The interesting corollary is that the Anti-Defamation League actively campaigns for Israel, the Jewish nation, which was restored in 1948.

As well as, the Anti-Defamation League apparently did not seek to separate church and state from the creation of the current State Department office to monitor anti-Semitism around the world. In fact the Anti-Defamation League supported it, as reported by the Washinton Times:

The Anti-Defamation League, a 91-year-old private organization that combats racism, including anti-Semitism, supported Mr. Lantos´ bill for providing “an additional tool for the United States to continue its leadership effort to hold governments accountable for past failures and to encourage and note progress.”

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