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        12/31/2013, Tevet 28, 5774

      NBA's Parker Apologizes for 'Reverse Nazi Salute'

      NBA star Tony Parker has apologized for his use of the “quenelle” gesture that is widely considered to be anti-Semitic and similar to a Nazi salute.

      The New York Daily News reported Monday that the San Antonio Spurs guard pleaded ignorance about the meaning of gesture that described by critics as a reverse Nazi salute. The gesture was created by Dieudonne M'bala M'bala, a French comedian who has openly mocked the Holocaust and supported Iran's policy of wiping Israel off the map.