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Wiesenthal rabbi pressured to withdraw from Trump inauguration

Wiesenthal rabbi pressured to withdraw from Trump inauguration

Online petition is calling on Rabbi Marvin Hier to withdraw his participation in the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump.

Japanese band apologizes for Nazi-like outfits

Japanese band apologizes for Nazi-like outfits

Sony Music and producer behind a Japanese girl band that performed in costumes resembling Nazi uniforms apologize.

Chile urged to nix visit by Iranian official

Chile urged to nix visit by Iranian official

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on president of Chile to cancel a planned visit by Iran's foreign minister scheduled for late this week.

Wiesenthal Center urges Uruguay to act after stabbing of Jew

Uruguay urged to act after stabbing of Jew

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes letter to Uruguayan president, expressing concern over Muslim who stabbed Jewish merchant to death.

2015's worst anti-Semitic, anti-Israel incidents

2015's worst anti-Semitic, anti-Israel incidents

Simon Wiesenthal Center's list of worst anti-Semitic incidents topped by San Bernardino shooters' belief Israel will cease to exist.

Roger Waters may face pro-Israel protest outside New York show

Roger Waters may face protest outside show

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls for boycott of Roger Waters' gig in Sag Harbor, planning protest outside.

Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott Vote

Jewish Groups Blast Iceland's Capital for Boycott

Simon Wiesenthal Center and World Jewish Congress denounce Reykjavik's vote to boycott Israeli products.

Air France Puts Israel Back on its Map

Air France Puts Israel Back on its Map

Protest causes Air France to put back Israel into its in-flight map - while keeping 'West Bank' and 'Gaza Strip.'

Air France Under Fire for Omitting Israel

Air France Under Fire for Omitting Israel

Air France apologizes for failing to include Israel on its in-flight map, but Simon Wiesenthal Center rejects the apology.

Former Nazi's Conviction Must 'Pave the Way' for More

Nazi's Conviction Must 'Pave the Way' for More

Jewish groups praise Oskar Groening's conviction, but call on European authorities 'not to relent' in bringing all living Nazis to justice.

Second Most Wanted Nazi Dies at 93

Second Most Wanted Nazi Dies at 93

Suspect Nazi war criminal from Ukraine dies of disease in Canada, mere hours after call to bring him to justice.

Nazi-Hunters Praise German Efforts to Charge War Criminals

Germany Praised for Efforts to Charge Former Nazis

The Simon Wiesenthal Center touts Germany for most positive results in indicting Nazi war criminals from April 2014- May 2015.

'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Anti-Semitic Attacks

'Condemnation is Insufficient' for Attacks

Simon Wiesenthal Center writes to European Council that Paris and Copenhagen terror attacks could be the start of 'pan-European epidemic.'

Jewish Group Calls Holocaust Exhibit a 'Sickening Mockery'

Jewish Group Calls Exhibit a 'Sickening Mockery'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns a modern art exhibition in Estonia for its controversial depictions of the Holocaust.

Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote the Holocaust

Top Nazi Hunter: Eastern Europe Rewrote Holocaust

Eastern Europe minimizes Holocaust and equates it with Communist 'genocide,' says Dr. Zuroff - and Israel must act.

Nazi-Hunters Condemn Mass for WWII Croatia Leader

Nazi-Hunters Condemn Mass for WWII Croatia Leader

The Simon Wiesenthal Center slammed a Mass held for Croation leader Ante Pavelic, whose regime killed hundreds of thousands during WWII.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Urges to Prosecute Nazi 'Death Squads'

SWC Urges Germany to Prosecute Nazi 'Death Squads'

List of 80 suspects - participants in Nazi 'mobile killing sqauds' - handed to German authorities for prosecution.

Wiesenthal Center Founder Hails UNESCO Exhibit as 'Historic'

Wiesenthal Founder Says UNESCO Exhibit is Historic

Rabbi Marvin Hier speaks at the opening of a groundbreaking UNESCO exhibit on Jewish ties to Israel.

US, Germany Receive Top Marks for 'Nazi Hunting'

US, Germany Receive Top Marks for 'Nazi Hunting'

Simon Wiesental Centre reveals the best - and worst - countries at tracking down and bringing to justice Nazi war criminals.

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians Who Fought with Nazis Hold Annual March

Latvians who fought on the Nazi side against the Soviets stage a march in Riga. Simon Wiesenthal Center director condemns the parade.

Netanyahu on Arms Ship: We'll See Who's Lyingplayer

Netanyahu on Arms Ship: We'll See Who's Lying

Prime Minister responds to Iran's denials: ''That ship will get to Eilat in a few days, and we shall expose what Iran is really doing.'

Simon Weisenthal Center Appeals to Dutch PM Over Anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism in Holland 'Going Unchallenged'

The Simon Wiesenthal Center writes to Deputy Dutch Prime Minister over neglect to solve rampant anti-Semitism in the Netherlands.

U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Jewish Exhibition

U.S. Criticizes UNESCO for Postponing Exhibition

"UNESCO's decision is wrong," says Ambassador Power after UN body cancels Jewish exhibition because of Arab pressure.

UNESCO Cancels Jewish Exhibit Following Arab Pressure

UNESCO Cancels Jewish Exhibit Following Pressure

The United Nations’ cultural body cancels Jewish exhibit, citing "concerns for Israel-PA peace talks."

Final Decision: 'Anti-Semitic' Group Loses Canadian Fundingplayer

Anti-Semitic Organization Loses Canadian Funding

Canadian Arab Federation's appeal to regain government funding fails, after evidence mounts of intense anti-Semitism.

Khamenei Tops SWC List of 2013 Anti-Semites

Khamenei Tops SWC List of 2013 Anti-Semites

Iran's Supreme Leader, Turkish PM Erdogan and Roger Waters among those named in 2013 “Top Ten Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel List”.

Nazi Determined 'Unfit for Trial' By German Court

Nazi Not Tried After Determined 'Unfit for Trial'

Hans Lipschis, 93, released by German courts Friday after being diagnosed with early stages of dementia.

Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

Norway FM Assures Circumcision Ban Will Not Happen

FM Brende reassures Simon Wiesenthal Center, which is concerned over a proposed ban on ritual circumcision.

Simon Wiesenthal Center Condemns Toronto Univ. Apartheid Week

SWC Condemns Toronto University Apartheid Week

In press release, Friends of Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns ongoing anti-Semitism at University of Toronto campuses.

Simon Weisenthal Center Exposes European anti-Semitism

Simon Weisenthal Center Exposes European Bigotry

Book by Manfred Gerstenfeld documents rampant European anti-Semitism and anti-Israel sentiments; Center shared with next Papal candidate.

Dutch PM: We Have No Control Over Anti-Israel Report

Dutch PM: No Control Over Anti-Israel Report

Dutch PM Mark Rutte responds to a letter in which he was asked to disband a body that advised building ties with Hamas.

Death of Nazi War Criminal Sparks Burial Debate

Death of Nazi War Criminal Sparks Burial Debate

The death in Rome of a Nazi war criminal has sparked a furor after the Vatican banned a church funeral and Argentina refused the body.

Nazi Hunters Seek Survivors of Gross-Rosen for Testimonyplayer

Gross-Rosen Survivors Sought for Testimony

Wiesenthal Center seeking survivors of a death march from Gross-Rosen concentration camp to help convict a female guard they have located.

Nazi Hunters Call on Dutch to Dissolve Gov't Advisory Body

Nazi Hunters Urge Dutch to Dissolve Gov't Body

The Simon Wiesenthal Center has written to the Dutch PM urging him to disband a gov't body advising building ties with Hamas, not Israel.

Wiesenthal Center Calls for UN Action over New IOC Head

Wiesenthal Center Calls for Action over IOC Head

Simon Wiesenthal Center: the new head of the IOC should resign from his membership in an organization that calls for boycotts of Israel.

Anti-Semitic Finnish Paper Promises to 'Tone it Down'

Anti-Semitic Paper Promises to 'Tone it Down'

A Finnish paper notorious for its anti-Semitic content has said it would tone down its editorial line after being criticized.

Outrage Over 'Dreamy-Eyed Terrorist' Magazine Cover

Outrage: 'Dreamy-Eyed Terrorist' Magazine Cover

Wiesenthal Center expresses disgust at accused Boston Marathon bomber making the cover of this month’s Rolling Stone magazine.

Latvian WWII Memorial 'Absolutely Disgusting Insult'

Latvian WWII Memorial 'Disgusting Insult'

Simon Wiesenthal Centre condemns plans by Latvian nationalists to mark World War II event that led to the massacre of Jewish population.

Jewish Group Responds to 'Little Jewboy From Gestapo' Attack

Jewish Group Respond to 'Little Jewboy' Attack

Simon Wiesenthal Center condemns the attack on Jewish journalist, labeled “That little Jewboy from the Gestapo” by the Governor of Panama.

Jewish Group Calls on US to Probe Suspected Nazi in Minnesota

US Called on to Probe Suspected Nazi in Minnesota

Simon Wiesenthal Center calls on US to investigate Minnesota resident suspected of being Nazi SS commandant who concealed wartime record.





















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