Posts Tagged ‘Jew’

Killer not responsible because he smoked weed

Thursday, July 18th, 2019

A Muslim man who killed his Jewish neighbour in Paris while shouting about Allah. He is probably not criminally responsible for his actions because he had smoked marijuana beforehand, a French judge ruled. Continue reading

Facebook post linking Orthodox Jew with meal deal pulled

Monday, May 8th, 2017

An Auckland bar’s Facebook post which advertised a meal deal and accompanied it with the photo of an Orthodox Jew saying “now that’s a bargain” has been removed. The post was put up on De Post Belgian Beer Cafe’s Facebook page on Saturday morning advertising a platter and drinks for $45 deal.  Continue reading

Catholics and Jews America’s “most liked”

Monday, February 20th, 2017

Catholics and Jews are America’s “most liked” religious groups, according to the latest Pew Research Center survey. Determined on a “feeling thermometer” ranging from 0 (freezing) to 100 (very hot), Jews and Catholics achieved a mean rating of 67 and 66 respectively. Mainline Protestants are just behind at 65. The lowest ratings are for atheists Read more

How Denmark saved its Jews from the Nazis

Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013

They left at night, thousands of Jewish families, setting out by car, bicycle, streetcar or train. They left the Danish cities they had long called home and fled to the countryside, which was unfamiliar to many of them. Along the way, they found shelter in the homes of friends or business partners, squatted in abandoned Read more

Holocaust at sea: the lone survivor of the ‘Struma’

Tuesday, May 28th, 2013

David Stoliar’s neat house sits atop a hill on the edge of Bend, a small city in central Oregon. A few steps lead up to the front door. Stoliar’s wife, Marda, opens, followed by a happy beagle. “Come in,” she says cheerfully. “Come in.” Her husband is waiting in the living room, surrounded by souvenirs Read more

Anti-Semitism seen as threat to Catholics too

Tuesday, March 5th, 2013

A new anti-Semitism is rising in several countries and could lead to dire consequences for democratic societies and members of all religions, according to witnesses who testified at a United States Congressional hearing. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders spoke of the threat anti-Semitism poses to non-Jewish communities and even to democratic government. The hearing was called Read more

Opening of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

Tuesday, April 17th, 2012

Everyone’s welcome at this month’s opening of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand. Dignitaries from all walks of life will converge on Wellington to officially open the centre, with the ceremony including the unveiling of two suitcases belonging to children sent to New Zealand to get away from war. Director Inge Woolf says it’ll be Read more