Started by Shiranu, February 23, 2023, 02:27:34 AM
Quote"This new situation for Jews in Russia is becoming more and more dangerous," said Pinchas Goldschmidt, chief rabbi and president of the Conference of European Rabbis and the exiled chief rabbi of Moscow.Approximately 50,000 Jews have emigrated from Russia to Israel since Vladimir Putin's February 2022 invasion of Ukraine, and about 30,000 more have left for numerous European and Middle Eastern countries, Goldschmidt said during USCIRF's March 15 event titled "Russia's Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for Religious freedom."Goldschmidt said he decided to leave Russia so he could continue to monitor and criticize the Kremlin's increasing persecution of Jews — an activity that is now illegal in that country."We are worried about the state of the Jewish community there. Not everyone can leave," he said. "We can definitely call the Jewish community of Russia today a community in distress."
QuoteA global Russian disinformation operation faked the websites of a number of prominent and even internationally renowned news outlets, among them Israeli websites in Hebrew and even a Jewish American newspaper, as part of the Kremlin's attempt to advance its war efforts against Ukraine.The operation was revealed Tuesday by France and was attributed by French authorities directly to "Russian actors" and "state entities (or entities) affiliated with Russia that participated by amplifying false information." The statement by the French Foreign Ministry is an escalation of Western efforts against Russia's information war....Israel has frequently been targeted alongside other states by Russian disinformation efforts. However, this seems to be the first time that content aimed at Israel was also aimed at American Jewry. There were at least three forged Jewish Journal reports, including one about Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy's attack on Iran "harming Israel" and possibly another about Florida Governor Ron DeSantis. Dubbed operation "Doppelgänger" due to the high quality of the forgery of the different news sites, the operators of this campaign succeeded to create almost perfect replica of its targets: the design and aesthetic of the websites were seemingly identical to the original legacy outlets, and their domain was "spoofed" to lend credence.
QuoteRight-wing culture warriors pushing restrictions on classroom instruction sometimes defend these measures by insisting that they avoid targeting historically or intellectually significant material. In their telling, these laws restrict genuinely objectionable matter — such as pornography or "woke indoctrination" — while sparing material that kids truly need to learn, even if it's controversial.A new fracas involving a school board in Missouri will test this premise. The controversy revolves around Art Spiegelman's graphic novel about the Holocaust, and it indicates that those seeking to censor books seem oddly unconstrained by the principle that they are supposed to avoid restricting important, challenging historical material."It's one more book — just throw it on the bonfire," Spiegelman told me ruefully, suggesting the impulse to target books seems to have a built-in tendency to expand, sweeping in even his Pulitzer-winning "Maus" under absurd pretenses."It's a real warning sign of a country that's yearning for a return of authoritarianism," Spiegelman said....It's not yet clear what the employees found objectionable. But "Maus" — which illustrates Spiegelman's parents' experience of the Holocaust and features Nazis as cats and Jews as mice — graphically depicts his mother naked in a bathtub after taking her own life."She was sitting in a pool of blood when my father found her," Spiegelman said of his mother. It is a "rather unsexy image seen from above," he noted, and "not something I think anybody could describe as a nude woman. She's a naked corpse."
Quote from: Hijiri Byakuren on June 28, 2023, 10:41:26 PMYou ever notice how most of these proponents of "the master race" aren't exactly ideal specimens themselves? A fine tradition going all the way back to ol' Adolf, I suppose.
Quote from: Shiranu on June 29, 2023, 01:23:01 AMI recently was watching this video on Nazi race theories; it struck me that you have to both simultaneously an absolute rocket scientist to understand it, and yet simultaneously dumber than a bag of dull rocks to think it makes even the remotest bit of sense.
Quote from: Shiranu on July 15, 2023, 08:39:17 PMIn today's episode of, "How Can We Reach A New Low In American Politics", Democrat (in name) RFK Jr. implies that the Corona Virus was designed to specifically protect Jews and Chinese people while harming whites and blacks.
Quote"We're in a holy war. And I will tell you this: Because we're willing to die in the holy war, we will make them die in the holy war."This is what neo-Nazi Nick Fuentes, who had dinner with Republican front-runner Donald Trump less than one year ago, said at an "America First" rally in West Palm Beach on Sunday."They will go down—we have God on our side—and they will go down with their Satanic master," he continued. "They have no future in America. The enemies of Christ have no future in this world."