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]
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/10/soldier-voluntarily-became-imprisoned-auschwitz/

Hitler & the Muslims

[2 books reviewed from ‘The NY Review of Books’ -M]
http://www.nybooks.com/articles/archives/2015/apr/02/hitler-and-muslims/

She gives me partridges – Domineering, drunk, anti-Semitic: The composer Alma Mahler sought relationships with Jewish men.  She wanted to “improve” them
http://www.lrb.co.uk/v37/n21/bee-wilson/she-gives-me-partridges

Preaching to the converted: how Kabbalah keeps on growing
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/26/kabbalah-religion-marcus-weston-madonna

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

[The last days of the Frank sisters -M]
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/10/this-day-in-history-october-30th-margo-and-anne/


The Economic Costs Of Palestinian Unrest In The West Bank
http://www.worldcrunch.com/world-affairs/the-economic-costs-of-palestinian-unrest-in-the-west-bank/c1s19937/

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

The public sculptures provide nighttime light and shelter from the sun.
http://www.citylab.com/weather/2015/10/jerusalems-flower-like-streetlights-bloom-when-you-approach/412570/

Prague’s old Jewish Cemetery (Image)

Capturecreepy 3

Who Gets the Royalties for Hitler’s Book?

[Did you ever wonder who makes money on “Mein Kampf”? -M]
http://www.todayifoundout.com/index.php/2015/11/nobody-wants-royalties-hitlers-book/

Former Auschwitz SS guard, 93, declared fit for trial in Germany
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/nov/02/former-auschwitz-ss-guard-93-declared-fit-trial-germany

Play explores the myth surrounding Hitler’s Mein Kampf – video
http://www.theguardian.com/world/video/2015/nov/03/play-explores-the-myth-surrounding-hitlermein-kampf-video

The current number one movie in Germany is a Hitler comedy
http://dangerousminds.net/comments/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?
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/sep/16/hitlers-world-may-not-be-so-far-away

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?
https://electronicintifada.net/blogs/ali-abunimah/why-benjamin-netanyahu-trying-whitewash-hitler
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Netanyahu Retracts Assertion That Palestinian Inspired Holocaust

[IMHO, it took him long enough! -M]
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/world/middleeast/netanyahu-retracts-assertion-that-palestinian-inspired-holocaust.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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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
http://www.tabletmag.com/jewish-news-and-politics/194679/palestinian-responsibility-nazi-genocide

Netanyahu causes uproar by linking Palestinians to Holocaust …… despite scholars stating otherwise.
https://news.yahoo.com/netanyahu-causes-uproar-linking-palestinians-holocaust-101756502.html#

Axis Broadcasts in Arabic – Hate Radio – The long, toxic afterlife of Nazi propaganda in the Arab world (The Chronicle of Higher Education)
http://chronicle.com/article/Hate-Radio-Nazi-Propaganda-in/49199

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.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/02/us/willis-carto-far-right-figure-and-holocaust-denier-dies-at-89.html

‘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
http://www.theguardian.com/world/2015/oct/31/night-yitzhak-rabin-was-assassinated
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‘Killing a King’ Examines Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/books/review/killing-a-king-examines-assassination-of-yitzhak-rabin.html?partner=rss&emc=rss
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Israel lost not just Yitzhak Rabin, but his politics of reason | Avi Shlaim
http://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/nov/02/israel-yitzhak-rabin-assassination-palestinian-military-solution.

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