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By Bryan P. Sears, Patuxent Publishing | June 25, 2010
A Jewish supporter of Councilman Joseph Bartenfelder's candidacy for county executive says she's been the target of a flier that claims Bartenfelder and one of his chief supporters are anti-Semites. Ruth Goldstein, who lives in the Midfield community in Pikesville, said she received a small, cream-colored envelope in the mail Tuesday that looked like an invitation to an event. "I felt like I had been violated," said Goldstein during a phone interview Wednesday. After getting a copy of one of the fliers, Bartenfelder e-mailed a statement to reporters Wednesday evening.
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September 26, 2014
In Yiddish you might call the perpetrator a paskudnik. In the street parlance of Baltimore, the term "dirt bag" comes to mind - as do some descriptions less appropriate for polite conversation. In any case, the driver who shot at several pedestrians with an air rifle or BB gun Thursday afternoon from his car yelling "Jews, Jews, Jews," according to Baltimore County Police, is clearly a moron. Thursday was Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, which, along with Yom Kippur, is part of the High Holy Days, a time for introspection, repentance and atonement, an irony obviously lost on the gunman.
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By LOS ANGELES TIMES | March 20, 2002
CAIRO, Egypt - A prominent Saudi editor disavowed yesterday an article that appeared recently in his newspaper, Al Riyadh, that repeated the century-old fiction that Jews use the blood of Christians and Muslims to make holiday foods. The article proved a possible embarrassment to the ruling establishment, which is beginning to shake loose from the criticism it received after the Sept. 11 attacks, in which 15 of the 19 hijackers were Saudi nationals. Saudi Arabia also had begun to emerge as a peacemaker with its plan for ending Israeli-Palestinian violence.
NEWS
August 8, 2014
Jason Blavatt and Ellen Ginsburg Simon ask "Why is Israel held to a double standard?" ( "Hamas' unjust war," Aug. 4), It is true that there is a double standard for Israel, but not in the way that is suggested. Israel's violation of international laws is almost always overlooked while the media focuses instead on comparing Israel favorably with "rogue" states. Were Israel to be held to the same standards as we expect of most other countries, you would find that it falls far short of holding the high moral ground that it claims.
NEWS
By Kay Withers and Kay Withers,Special to The Sun | November 14, 1990
WARSAW, Poland -- The Polish media reported at length yesterday, though two weeks after the event, anti-Semitic exchanges that marred a rally in the presidential election campaign.The Warsaw daily Gazeta Wyborcza, which supports Prime Minister Tadeusz Mazowiecki's candidacy in the election Nov. 25, printed a detailed account of a campaign meeting he held last month in Plock, his birthplace, at which voters argued over his ethnic origin.The state-run television network followed up by broadcasting substantial excerpts from the meeting.
NEWS
By WILEY A. HALL | January 27, 1994
Let me put this as clearly as possible: There is no secret Jewish agenda to take over the world. Jews do not control the U.S. government, the international banking industry and the media. And there is no Jewish conspiracy to manipulate black American leaders, undercut black institutions and oppress black citizens in general.To believe otherwise is rank bigotry. In fact, such anti-Semitic nonsense does not even merit discussion by reasonable people -- any more than the racist lie that blacks are genetically inferior to whites.
NEWS
By Los Angeles Times | November 17, 1992
NEW YORK -- Anti-Semitism has been slowly declining over the last 28 years, but one in five adult Americans still holds deeply prejudicial views of Jews, the Anti-Defamation League reported yesterday as it released a survey of race relations in the United States.The poll by the Boston firm of Marttila and Kiley conducted for the ADL of B'nai B'rith showed that anti-Semitism is most prevalent among people who are over 65 years of age, have a high school education or less and are blue-collar workers.
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By Childs Walker and Childs Walker,SUN STAFF | February 26, 2002
Edward Primoff has drawn harsh criticism from his political opponents for years, but the Carroll County property rights advocate is so incensed by comments he called libelous and anti-Semitic in a letter published in the Jan. 31 Mount Airy Gazette that he's considering legal recourse, he said. The letter, written by South Carroll community leader and longtime Primoff antagonist Nimrod Davis, says, "one carpetbagger filled his bag with gelt and came north to Carroll County from Howard County.
NEWS
July 19, 2001
IT SAYS quite a bit about Russia's unpredictable politics that ultranationalist demagogue Vladimir Zhirinovsky is the parliament's deputy speaker. It says more about Mr. Zhirinovsky himself that although his Jewish relatives perished in Hitler's inferno, he is an anti-Semite who just months ago refused to rise to honor Holocaust victims in parliament. Because his father's first name was Volf, it was long rumored that Mr. Zhirinovsky was partly Jewish. He kept denying it, but has finally admitted his father was Volf Isaakovich Edelshtein, a Polish Jew who ended up in Kazakhstan.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
It is always reprehensible to mock anyone's religious beliefs, and it is even worse when the mockery is expected to result in violence, injury or death ("Obama defends free speech," Sept. 27). The freedom of speech exercised in the notorious anti-Islamic video "The Innocence of Muslims" is a case in point. It is tantamount to falsely yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, which is impossible to defend as free speech. Yet in some of the Muslim countries where the outcry against the video has been loudest, the notorious anti-Semitic libel known as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is freely sold and published.
NEWS
July 9, 2014
On June 12, three Jewish teenage students in Israel were kidnapped and shortly afterward murdered. Their bodies were not discovered until June 30. No mention of the kidnapping in The Baltimore Sun at the time. Finally, after some days when this news did appear, it was printed in the back pages with no picture. However, a "Palestinian teen" reportedly beaten made front page news the next day with a big picture ( "Teen reportedly beaten in Israel riot was born in Baltimore, family says," July 7)
NEWS
February 19, 2014
Letter writer Janice Kelly claims that "those of us who are opposing Israeli apartheid are being called anti-Semites" ( "Criticism of Israel has merit," Feb. 16). Of course, this fallaciously assumes that there is such a thing as Israeli apartheid. Criticism of Israel is different from demonization. What leads people to believe that the boycotters are anti-Semites is that they maliciously characterize the situation in Israel as apartheid to justify a boycott. "Sentence first, verdict afterward," as the Queen of Hearts in "Alice in Wonderland" said.
NEWS
By Abe Novick | January 22, 2014
First it was the Greek neo-Nazi Golden Dawn party that gave us a Bizarro swastika with its derivative logo. Now comes the inverted, spastic "quenelle" salute, a sort of reverse Heil Hitler, performed by pointing one arm toward the ground, palm down and touching that arm's shoulder with the opposite hand. The gesture was made popular by Dieudonné M'bala M'bala, a French comedian known for his anti-Semitic stand up routines. The quenelle is spreading over the Internet like an underground Twerk, with fans of the comedian who developed it posting images online of themselves doing the move in front of synagogues and Holocaust memorial sites.
NEWS
July 28, 2013
Susan Reimer 's column about pioneering female journalist Helen Thomas makes light of Ms. Thomas' vicious comments about Jews that ended her career ( "Helen Thomas opened journalism for women," July 25). Ms. Thomas' views were not simply "intemperate" and "abrasive" - they were hateful and uninformed. For example, her May 2010 remark that Jews should "get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home" to Poland and Germany not only rejected Israel's right to exist but also showed contempt for the traumatic legacy of the Holocaust.
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By Tim Smith, The Baltimore Sun | February 9, 2013
It takes little effort to find severe problems with the character of Richard Wagner, the man who was born two centuries ago and, as he was the first to acknowledge, became one of history's greatest composers. It's much harder to dismiss his music, which is receiving extra attention around the world during this bicentennial year. Locally, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra is taking a close look at Wagner over the next few months. The focus starts this week with a program featuring, in concert form, Act 1 from "Die Walkure," the second of four operas that comprise "The Ring of the Nibelung," the epic filled with heroic and villainous mortals, giants, troubled gods, Valkyries on horseback, horned helmets, a mighty sword and, of course, a magical ring.
NEWS
October 1, 2012
It is always reprehensible to mock anyone's religious beliefs, and it is even worse when the mockery is expected to result in violence, injury or death ("Obama defends free speech," Sept. 27). The freedom of speech exercised in the notorious anti-Islamic video "The Innocence of Muslims" is a case in point. It is tantamount to falsely yelling "Fire!" in a crowded theater, which is impossible to defend as free speech. Yet in some of the Muslim countries where the outcry against the video has been loudest, the notorious anti-Semitic libel known as "The Protocols of the Elders of Zion" is freely sold and published.
NEWS
July 5, 2012
Al Eisner, in his letter, "Egyptian election is tragic" (June 29), has substituted opinion for fact when he calls the Muslim Brotherhood "a virulent anti-Semitic organization. " Anti-Zionist, yes; but he provides no evidence whatsoever that it is anti-Semitic. Mr. Eisner shows no compassion for the Egyptian people who suffered for so many years under the brutal dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Instead, his concern is only for Israel and what Egypt's new government might mean for Egyptian/Israel relations and also for U.S./Israel relations.
NEWS
July 5, 2012
Al Eisner, in his letter, "Egyptian election is tragic" (June 29), has substituted opinion for fact when he calls the Muslim Brotherhood "a virulent anti-Semitic organization. " Anti-Zionist, yes; but he provides no evidence whatsoever that it is anti-Semitic. Mr. Eisner shows no compassion for the Egyptian people who suffered for so many years under the brutal dictatorship of Hosni Mubarak. Instead, his concern is only for Israel and what Egypt's new government might mean for Egyptian/Israel relations and also for U.S./Israel relations.
NEWS
By Childs Walker, The Baltimore Sun | April 4, 2012
Police at the University of Maryland, College Park are investigating "two incidents of bias and hate," President Wallace Loh said in a Wednesday e-mail to the campus. Loh said an elevator in an academic building was vandalized with anti-Semitic messages and that a campus facilities supervisor found a noose hanging in a space that was being renovated. A spokesman for the campus police said investigators believe the incidents, one discovered Saturday and the other Monday, are unconnected.
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