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Pope Places Wreath on Zionism Founder's Tomb

Meets with Holocaust survivors at memorial

(Newser) - Yesterday, Pope Francis made waves by referring to the Palestinian territories as the "state of Palestine"—a papal first—and praying at a West Bank barrier that Palestinians see as a symbol of Israeli oppression. But today he showed some love to the other side of conflict by... More »

Israelis a 'Tumor' That Must Be Wiped Out: Ahmadinejad

'The nations of the region will soon finish off the usurper Zionists'

(Newser) - If you've ever wondered why Israel gets twitchy at the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran, get a load of what Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told a group of anti-Israel protesters today. "The Zionist regime and the Zionists are a cancerous tumor," the Iranian president said, according to the AFP... More »

Helen Thomas Award Scrapped Over 'Zionist' Remarks

Wayne State axes diversity award created in Thomas' honor

(Newser) - Helen Thomas' alma mater, faced with the veteran journalist's latest controversial remarks about Jews , has decided to scrap the award it gave out in her honor. Wayne State University is going to stop handing out the Helen Thomas Spirit of Diversity in the Media Award, which had been given to... More »

Helen Thomas: Zionists 'Own' Congress, White House

Not to mention Hollywood and Wall Street, she says

(Newser) - Not only does Helen Thomas stand by the controversial comments about Israel that cost her a front-row White House briefing room seat —she's going even further. During a speech at a Michigan workshop on anti-Arab bias, she said, "Congress, the White House and Hollywood, Wall Street are owned... More »

Israel to Deport Hundreds of Children

...to preserve the 'Jewish character' of the country

(Newser) - Israel announced yesterday that it would deport about 400 children in an effort to preserve the country’s Jewish identity and discourage illegal immigration—though all their parents are legal migrant workers. “We all feel and understand the hearts of children,” said Benjamin Netanyahu. “But on the... More »

Al-Qaeda Leaders Guided Would-Be Subway Bombers

Plotter delivers anti-Zionist diatribe at trial

(Newser) - Al-Qaeda leaders were directly behind the plot to bomb the New York City subway system, one of the would-be terrorists testified today. Zarein Ahmedzay said he and Najibullah Zazi met with senior leaders of the terrorist group—both since killed in US drone attacks—who encouraged and facilitated their desire... More »

Holocaust a Lie, Pretext to Create Israel: Ahmadinejad

It was a pretext used to create a Jewish state, he says

(Newser) - Iran's president repeated his assertion that the Holocaust is a myth today, calling it a "pretext" used to create Israel, the New York Times reports. "It is a lie based on an unprovable and mythical claim," Mahmoud Ahmadinejad told attendees at an anti-Israel rally in Tehran. "... More »

Israel Still Struggles With Meaning of, Path to 'Normal'

Can the Jewish state ever be just a country among countries? Does it want to be?

(Newser) - Even as Israel celebrates its 60th birthday, the Jewish state’s lifelong pursuit of normalcy has David Hazony wondering, in the New Republic, if such a thing is possible or desired. Piquing Hazony's interest was the government's recent hiring of a PR firm to build a “narrative of normalcy,... More »

Obama Pledges Support for Israel to Fla. Jews

Seeks support in Jewish community

(Newser) - Barack Obama sought to quell skepticism about him in the Jewish community yesterday by addressing a tough audience of older Jewish voters in a Conservative synagogue in Boca Raton, Florida. He asked the audience not to judge him by his 'funny name' or his skin color, to ignore the erroneous... More »

Puppet Kills Bush on Hamas Kids' Show

Prez punished for helping Israel

(Newser) - In its newest anti-American educational video, a Hamas children's show broadcast in Gaza shows a puppet of a young Palestinian boy killing President Bush. The boy stabs the president with "the sword of Islam" to punish him for helping Israel, the Daily Telegraph reports. "You and the criminal... More »

Hamas Amps Up Anti-Jewish Rant

Hatred of Jews pervades media in Gaza, worries Fatah

(Newser) - In the 15 years since the Oslo accords, the Palestinian Authority under Fatah has tamped down anti-Semitic rhetoric. But in Hamas-controlled Gaza, incitement to violence against Jews has been amped up in everything from sermons to television cartoons. The New York Times investigates how virulent hatred of Jews—not just... More »

Revisiting Rudy's Record as Terror-Fighter

Impressive after 9/11, Giuliani underplayed the threat before

(Newser) - Candidate Giuliani is pitching himself as a terrorist-slayer, but until 9/11 he downplayed threats and offered traditional law enforcement as the solution, the Washington Post reports—an approach he now condemns. In an analysis of the former mayor's track record on terror before the attacks, the Post notes decisions that... More »

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