from John Lloyd:

Ukraine’s vote proves Putin wrong and puts anti-Semitic past behind

By John Lloyd
October 31, 2014

Local resident listens before receiving a ballot during a parliamentary election inside her house in the village of Havronshchyna near Kiev

One of the themes that Russian President Vladimir Putin tried out to besmirch the Ukrainian revolt against pro-Russian President Viktor Yanukovich earlier this year was that fascists and anti-Semites were behind the uprising. The protesters, he proclaimed, were revolting in both senses of the word: They had chased out an elected president (true) and their actions had allowed “anti-Semitic forces [to go] on a rampage” (not true).

from John Lloyd:

The less well Muslims and Jews actually know each other, the more hatred grows

By John Lloyd
August 7, 2014

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In the small town of San Dona di Piave near Venice last Friday, an imam, Raoudi Albdelbar, asked Allah to, "Kill them all (the Jews), down to the last one; make poison of their food; transform the air that they breath into flames, and put terror in their hearts.” The imam was so proud of his sermon that he made a video of it and posted it on his Facebook page -- from where it went viral. Earlier this week, Italian antiterrorist police showed up and arrested the imam on charges of inciting violence, and began the process of expelling him to his native Morocco.

from John Lloyd:

As Israel attacks Gaza, Jews elsewhere feel an impact

By John Lloyd
July 16, 2014

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As the death toll in Gaza rises, so does anger against Israel -- and sometimes, by extension, Jews -- in Europe and elsewhere.

from FaithWorld:

Extend Catholic-Jewish amity to Islam, Jewish official tells dialogue meeting

February 28, 2011

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(An art exhibition poster reading "coexist" using the Islamic crescent, Jewish David Star and Christian cross, in Jerusalem, May 13, 2001 /Reinhard Krause)

from FaithWorld:

Timeline – Ups and downs in recent Catholic-Jewish relations

By Reuters Staff
February 28, 2011

Senior officials from the Roman Catholic Church and international Jewish groups met on Monday in Paris to review relations after 40 years of sometimes difficult dialogue.

from FaithWorld:

Muslims honor Jewish Holocaust victims at Auschwitz

By Reuters Staff
February 1, 2011

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(Israeli Grand Rabbi Meir Lau speaks at the Victims Monument at Auschwitz Birkenau, Poland, February 1, 2011/Michal Lepecki)

from FaithWorld:

Iran Nazi website reopens, raising issue of anti-Semitism

By Reuters Staff
November 23, 2010

ahmedinejadAn Iranian Internet site for devotees of Nazi Germany has been allowed to reopen after being blocked briefly by government censors, a news website reported, raising questions about the official attitude to anti-Semitism.

from FaithWorld:

Muslim religious demands on French state schools rising: report

October 25, 2010

lyceeThe sometimes difficult integration of Muslims is climbing the ladder of public concerns in Europe. It's been hotly debated in Germany and figured in recent elections in the Netherlands and Austria. Now, a French government body called the High Council for Integration (HCI) has drawn up a critical report about the problems faced by -- and posed by -- school pupils with immigrant backgrounds. It's not only about Muslim pupils, but they are mentioned so frequently that it's clear who's mostly involved here.

from FaithWorld:

Rome’s chief rabbi says only God can judge Pius XII on Holocaust

January 14, 2010

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Pope Pius XII in an undated file photo from the Vatican newspaper L'Osservatore Romano

from AxisMundi Jerusalem:

“Big Brother” bumbles into West Bank

January 6, 2010

bb2_3112_live_boker5It's a reality television show whose contestants are isolated from the outside world, but "Big Brother" in Israel has managed to set off yet another controversy over Palestine policies.