The Jewish scene: November 6, 2015

These links are from my expatriate e-mail pen pal Jack and his friend Marty.

THE Most Amazing Falafel Assembly OF ALL TIME    🙂

The Soldier Who Voluntarily Became A Prisoner in Auschwitz

[Not about Jews, but an interesting story nevertheless -M]

Hitler & the Muslims

[2 books reviewed from ‘The NY Review of Books’ -M]

She gives me partridges – Domineering, drunk, anti-Semitic: The composer Alma Mahler sought relationships with Jewish men.  She wanted to “improve” them

Preaching to the converted: how Kabbalah keeps on growing

This Day in History: October 30, 1944 – Margo and Anne

[The last days of the Frank sisters -M]

The Economic Costs Of Palestinian Unrest In The West Bank

Jerusalem’s Flower-Like Streetlights Bloom When You Approach –

The public sculptures provide nighttime light and shelter from the sun.

Prague’s old Jewish Cemetery (Image)

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Who Gets the Royalties for Hitler’s Book?

[Did you ever wonder who makes money on “Mein Kampf”? -M]

Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany

Play explores the myth surrounding Hitler’s Mein Kampf – video

The current number one movie in Germany is a Hitler comedy

Hitler’s world may not be so far away
Misunderstanding the Holocaust has made us too certain we are ethically superior to the Europeans of the 1940s. Faced with a new catastrophe – such as devastating climate change – could we become mass killers again?

When Israel Is Mighty – Nationalism and religious fanaticism are a dangerous combination in any country.

[Interview with Israeli journalist Yossi Gurvitz. CONTROVERSIAL! Some inflamatory comments. Worth watching -M]

Why is Benjamin Netanyahu trying to whitewash Hitler?
Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

[IMHO, it took him long enough! -M]
Fabricating Palestinian Responsibility for the Nazi Genocide
How Benjamin Netanyahu could come to claim, and later retract, that the former mufti of Jerusalem, Hajj Muhammad Amin al-Husayni, led Hitler to the Final Solution

Netanyahu causes uproar by linking Palestinians to Holocaust …… despite scholars stating otherwise.

Axis Broadcasts in Arabic – Hate Radio – The long, toxic afterlife of Nazi propaganda in the Arab world (The Chronicle of Higher Education)

Willis Carto, Far-Right Figure and Holocaust Denier, Dies at 89
The Anti-Defamation League called Mr. Carto “one of the most influential American anti-Semitic propagandists” and “the mastermind of the hate network.”

‘I did it! Now bring me schnapps!’ How Rabin’s assassin greeted news that Israel’s champion of peace was dead
Twenty years ago, Yigal Amir, a 25-year-old Jewish extremist, assassinated the Israeli prime minister, Yitzhak Rabin. In this excerpt from his book Killing a King: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin and the Remaking of Israel, Dan Ephron describes the moments that followed
‘Killing a King’ Examines Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
Israel lost not just Yitzhak Rabin, but his politics of reason | Avi Shlaim

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