Neo-Nazis living in especially east German states have managed to develop grassroots organizations which are hard for authorities to detect.
Neighborhood groups, cultural and sports clubs and information centers have sprung up and are used to brainwash people with Nazi propaganda.
Other programs include children and street festivals, traditional German dancing, mountain hiking and skiing trips as well summer camps.
As part of this strategy, women have become ardent campaigners for neo-Nazi causes, forming their own “Kameradschaft” networks to promote “racial purity” and National Socialism.
Named after clubs formed by Nazi war veterans, these networks provide a forum for women to meet every week and engage in ideological training and political organizing.
While far-right attacks are no longer making headlines in the press, neo-Nazi campaigners are skillfully displaying their friendly image in the media and are gaining more and more supporters.
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Dirt exposure ‘boosts happiness’
Happy as a pig…
Exposure to dirt may be a way to lift mood as well as boost the immune system, UK scientists say.
Lung cancer patients treated with “friendly” bacteria
normally found in the soil have anecdotally reported improvements in
their quality of life.
Mice exposed to the same bacteria made more of the
brain’s “happy” chemical serotonin, the Bristol University authors told
the journal Neuroscience.
Nancy Pelosi in Israel–again. “Americans have many political differences, but we stand united with Israel now and always.”April 1, 2007
Pelosi’s opposition to the U.S. war in Iraq was not raised in the
Olmert meeting, Eisin said. But Olmert emphasized to the delegation the
need for further sanctions against Iran to stop it from developing
nuclear weapons, she said.
Pelosi’s visit to Israel is her
second trip to the Middle East since she took over leadership of the
House in January. Other representatives traveling with Pelosi and
Ellison include Democrats Henry Waxman and Tom Lantos of California,
Louise Slaughter of New York and Nick Rahall of West Virginia, and Ohio
Republican David Hobson.
Rahall said both his grandfathers
emigrated to the U.S. from southern Lebanon. He said the purpose of the
trip was to prod all sides toward peace. He said if there is progress
toward peace between Israel and the Palestinians or Syria, “that can
cause an avalanche of peace in the area, and that’s all we want.”
(IsraelNN.com) The most ant-Semitic political entity is the Palestinian Authority, says Haifa University’s Prof.
David Bukai at the Fourth Annual Jerusalem Conference. Acclaimed columnist Caroline Glick and anti-Semitism researcher Prof. Robert Westreich also spoke.
Middle Eastern affairs expert Dr. David Bukai of Haifa University, speaking Monday at a Conference session on anti-Semitism in Europe and the Islamic world, said that anti-Semitism in Egypt and particularly in the Palestinian Authority is much more worrisome and significant than in Europe.
Bukai compared the situation today with that of the Nazi days: “The world’s indifference to the Iranian threats is exactly as it was towards Hitler’s threats. Academia in those days supported the Munich agreement of capitulation – and today it’s the same story, with appeasement once again leading the way… Extremist Islam wants to bring the modern world back to the 7th century. They say this openly – not like the Nazis, who tried to hide their intentions.”
“Commie Jew traitor Blumner,” the handwritten letter began. “You ugly Jew swine bitch,” it shrieked, suggesting that Guantanamo be converted into an “Aushwitz style creamatorium” for people like me.
I get letters like this with varying degrees of venom. They always remind me that anti-Semitism is a virulent affliction that is very much alive.
I’d like to believe that the hatred of Jews was relegated to those who can’t spell – like my letter writer. Ignorant, shrivel-hearted people who stew over their own failures in life by blaming historic scapegoats. But the epidemic afflicts many, many more.
You might even call it the U.N. disease.
Just to be clear, I am not one of those wh
I wonder, if antisemitism is such an affliction, why do Jews want to put antisemites in jail? We call alcoholism a “medical condition,” just the same, but we don’t throw them in jail. To say the least, antisemitism is a curios affliction.
SEOUL (Reuters) – A South Korean company will remove anti-Semitic images from a best-selling children’s book, but the author has little idea of the damage he caused through his work, a Jewish
humanrights activist said on Thursday.
Author Rhie Won-bok’s cartoon guide book on the world for young
Korean readers, called “Distant Countries and Neighbouring Countries”,
has come under criticism for saying Jews control the media, block
Korean-Americans’ progress and were responsible for the 9-11 attacks.
“This man was not part of the solution. He was the problem,” Rabbi
Abraham Cooper, associate dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Centre in Los
Angeles, said after meeting Rhie and the book’s publisher.
Cooper said that the 12-book social studies series, which has sold
more than 10 million copies since it was first introduced about 20
years ago, has created first and deep impressions among young Korean
“He is sowing the seeds for the future,” Cooper told a small group of reporters in Seoul. “That is why it is so dangerous.
Cooper along with a Korean-American activist met Rhie as well as
Park Eun-ju, an executive at the book’s publisher, Gimm-Young, and said
Rhie apologized for what he had written.
Cooper said Rhie did not explain where he came up with the images in his book or why he believes them to be true.
Rhie has told South Korean media he is not anti-Semitic and he
meant to cause no harm with his book. He was not immediately available
Publisher Park told Cooper she would recall all of the offending
books. In addition, the company will publish a book that shoots down
anti-Semitic conspiracies, with proceeds from sales going to help feed
An almost completely homogeneous country, South Korea has no established Jewish community.
Cooper said Rhie’s book invoked images and slogans from the Nazi
era that were used as justification for its plan to exterminate the
The book contains passages saying it is impossible to pass through
the wall of Jews in American society. It showed a cartoon of a man
climbing a hill blocked by a brick wall with a Star of David with a
caption reading: “The final obstacle is always the Jewish fortress.”
TAIPEI — Israel Thursday voiced concern to the Taiwanese government over the founding of a Nazi political movement on the island, a foreign ministry official said.
The National Socialism Association was set up by
university students who said that they were inspired by Adolf Hitler
and dissatisfied with persistent political squabbling, according to
local newspaper reports.
The group Thursday claimed more than 1,000 members, according to its Web site.
Israel’s de facto Ambassador to Taipei Raphael Gamzou expressed concern over the group.
“The ambassador voiced his concerns when we met today [Thursday].
He hoped Taiwan could better educate its students and make them
understand the background of the Nazis,” (ie. lie about them) Anotonio Chen, head of the
foreign ministry’s West Asian Affairs Department, said.
Chen, meanwhile, urged his fellow countrymen “to respect the
history of the other countries and not to apply salt to their wounds.”