Full List: 2012 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs

January 1, 2013 3:49 pm 2 comments

Screenshot of the cartoon posted on the Huffington Post's website.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center’s full annual list of top 10 anti-Semitic slurs:

1. Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood

Today effectively rules the Arab world’s largest and most important nation

Mohammed Badie - Muslim Brotherhood’s Moral Guide

“The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions profaned holy places. Zionists only understand the language of force and will not relent without duress. This will happen only through holy Jihad.” - Mohammed Badie

Futough Abd Al-Nabi Mansour -Egyptian Cleric, Heads Religious Endowment for the Matrouh Goverate

“Oh Allah, destroy the Jews and their supporters – Oh Allah, disperse them and render them asunder, Oh Allah, demonstrate your might and greatness upon them.” – Futouh Abd Al-Nabi Mansour, October 19, 2012 – source: MEMRI

At a nationally televised service at el-Tenaim Mosque attended by Egyptian President Morsi, cleric Al Nabi Mansour prays, Morsi was shown fervently answering “Amin” (Amen).

2. Iranian Regime

Mahamoud Ahmadinejad - President of the Islamic Republic Of Iran

“It has now been some 400 years that a horrendous Zionist clan has been ruling the major world affairs. And behind the scenes of the major power circles, in political, media, monetary, and banking organizations in the world, they have been the decision-makers, to an extent that a big power with a huge economy and over 300 million population, the presidential election hopefuls must go kiss the feet of the Zionists to ensure their victory in the elections.” - President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, July 1, 2012, Speaking to Ambassadors of Islamic Countries

Major General Hassan Firouzabadi -Armed Forces Chief of Staff

“The Iranian nation is standing for its cause that is the full annihilation of Israel.” - Major General Hassan Firouzabadi, August 5, 2012

Mohamed Rahimi - First Vice President

[The Talmud] “…teaches [the Jews] how to destroy non-Jews so as to protect an embryo in the womb of a Jewish mother.” As ‘evidence’ of Jewish control of international illegal drug trade, the vice president alleged that there isn’t “a single addict among the Zionists.”

At a ceremony in Tehran marking International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.

3. Israel Slandered By Brazilian Cartoonist

Carlos Latuff - Cartoonist

During the recent conflict instigated by Hamas against the Jewish state, the Brazilian cartoonist slandered Israel and her Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for doing what every world leader would do against the onslaught of rocket attacks targeting innocent civilians. The cartoon is pictured above left.

November 2012

4. European Football (Soccer) Fans’ Anti- Semitism

The problem of anti-Semitic abuse at soccer matches which until recently has been limited to Eastern Europe, has been revived in Western Europe. The most serious situation has been a resurgence of anti-Semitic chanting toward one particular team, Tottenham Hotspur, which is based in a traditionally Jewish section of London. In a recent match against a rival West Ham United, sections of its fans chanted, “Adolf Hitler’s coming for you” and “You’re getting gassed in the morning” and making hissing noises like the sound of a gas chamber. A reporter for the Telegraph said, “We are not talking about a few isolated crooners here. A significant proportion of West Ham’s travelling support participated.“ Because Tottenham has the largest Jewish fan base in England, it has long been the target of anti-Semitism—so much so that the fans have adopted the slurs “Yid” and “Yiddo” as a way of deflecting abuse.

5. Ukraine’s Anti-Semitic “Svaboda” (Freedom) Party

Oleg Tyagnibok - Leader of the Svaboda Party

In recent elections the radical right party won 41 seats in the Ukrainian Parliament (12% of the popular vote). Tyagnibok has called for purges of the approximately 400,000 Jews and other minorities living in Ukraine and has demanded that Ukraine be liberated from what he calls, the “Muscovite Jewish Mafia.” - Oleg Tyagnibok

Igor Miroshnichenko - Member of Ukranian Parliament Slanders U.S. Actress Mila Kunis

MP Igor Miroshnichenko, recently labeled noted Ukrainian-born American actress Mila Kunis, a‘zhydovka’, (dirty Jewess). Zhid is an insidious slur used against Jews since the times of the Czar and invoked by the Nazis and their collaborators as they rounded up the Jews to murder them at Babi Yar and in the death camps. Mila Kunis’ family, like countless thousands of other Ukrainian Jewish families, left the Ukraine in the first place because of anti-Semitism. The Wiesenthal Center has urged Prime Minister Azarov to publicly denounce the political extremists.

6. Greece’s Golden Dawn Party

Nikolaos Michaloliakos - Golden Dawn Founder

Nikolaos Michaloliakos, Golden Dawn’s founder appeared to give a Nazi salute in the Athens City Council. He claims that it was merely “the salute of the national youth organization of Ioannis Metaxas.”

In May 2012, he told an interviewer that six million did not die in the Nazi Holocaust. He called the figure an exaggeration. “There were no ovens. This is a lie…there were no gas chambers, either” - Nikolaos Michaloliakos

See related YouTube video below:

The Times of London reports that Golden Dawn’s member Artemis Matthaiopoulos, elected MP for the town of Serres, was the front man of the Nazi punk band Pogrom. One of the band’s songs, “Auschwitz”included anti-Semitic lyrics such as “f*** Wiesenthal”, “f*** Anne Frank”, “f*** the whole tribe of Abraham”, “Juden raus” and “The Star of David makes me vomit.” Matthaiopoulos is the second neo-Nazi rocker to represent Golden Dawn in the Greek Parliament.

Ilias Kasidiaris - Spokesperson For The Golden Dawn Party

During a session of the Greek Parliament that was discussing an assault charge against Kasidiaris, he read from the notoriously anti-Semitic “Protocols of the Learned Elders of Zion’s” protocol #19. It alleges that Jewish leaders seek to discredit patriots as part of their attempt to take over governments:“In order to destroy the prestige of heroism, we shall send them for trial for theft, murder and every kind of abominable and filthy crime.” - Ilias Kasidiaris

7. Far-Right Hungarian Jobbik Party

Marton Gyongyosi - Foreign Policy Cabinet

On October 26, Marton Gyongyosi, far-right party leader criticized Hungary’s foreign ministry for supporting Israel and raised the specter of dual loyalty by calling for background checks on Hungarian Jewish citizens. “I think now is the time to assess how many people there are of Jewish origin here, and especially in the Hungarian parliament who represent a certain national security risk of Hungary.” - Marton Gyongyosi

Gyongyosi’s remarks spurred other lawmakers to wear Jewish stars in protest and led to public demonstrations.

8. Norway Honors Promoter of Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Canards

Trond Ali Linstad

Trond Ali Linstad’s website warns readers to “beware the Jews” and the “influence they have in newspaper, in other media, and in many political organs.” Linstad depicts violence against Israel as a “great success” and supports use of the slogan -”Kharibat Khybarj” a jihadist term for terrorism against Jews. He also alleges “every president in the US must adapt to the Jewish lobby,“ which he says undermines US policy. - Trond Ali Linstad

Despite his notorious record, in 2012 Linstad was nominated by King Harald V for the Royal Service Medal, which recognizes people for work in the arts, science, industry and public service!

9. Influential German Media Personality’s Bigotry

Jakob Augstein - Owner/Editor, Der Freitag Weekly, Contributor, Spiegel Online

“With backing from the US, where the president must secure the support of Jewish lobby groups, and in Germany, where coping with history, in the meantime, has a military component, the Netanyahu government keeps the world on a leash with an ever-swelling war chant.”

“Israel’s nuclear power is a danger to the already fragile peace of the world. This statement has triggered an outcry.Because it’s true. And because it was made by a German, Guenter Grass, author and Nobel Prize winner. That is the key point. One must, therefore, thank him for taking it upon himself to speak for us all.”

“Israel is threatened by Islamic fundamentalists in its neighborhood. But the Jews also have their fundamentalists, the ultra-orthodox Hareidim. They are not a small splinter group. They make up 10% of the Israeli population. They are cut from the same cloth as their Islamic fundamentalist opponents. They follow the law of revenge.”

“The fire burns in Libya, Sudan, Yemen, in countries which are among the poorest on earth. But those who set the fires live elsewhere. Furious young people burn the American, and recently, the German flag. They, too, are victims, just like the dead at Benghazi and Sanaa. Whom does this all this violence benefit? Always the insane and unscrupulous. And this time it’s the U.S. Republicans and Israeli government.”

“Gaza is a place out of the end of times….1.7 million people live there on 360 sq. kilometers. Israel incubates its own opponents there.”

All translated quotes from Spiegel Online - Jakob Augstein

Respected Die Welt columnist Henryk M. Broder, who has testified as an expert in the Bundestag about German anti-Semitism, labeled Augstein a “little Streicher” adding: “Jakob Augstein is not a salon anti-Semite, he’s a pure anti-Semite…an offender by conviction who only missed the opportunity to make his career with the Gestapo because he was born after the war. He certainly would have had what it takes.”

10. Louis Farrakhan

In the past, Louis Farrakhan has claimed that Jews controlled the slave trade, the US Government, and continue to seek world domination. In 2012, Farrakhan intensified his anti-Semitic rhetoric.

“Jews control the media. They said it themselves… In Washington right next to the Holocaust museum is the Federal Reserve where they print the money. Is that an accident?” - October 21, 2012 at Mosque Maryam in Chicago

“…Did you know the Koran says that Jews are the most violent of people? I didn’t write it, but I’m living to see it.” - February 26, 2012 – Savior’s Day Speech, Chicago

“Brothers and sisters, you’ve gotta stop being guided by the controlled media that is owned by Zionist forces that want to make you pawns in the struggle of Israel and Zionism.” - “Guidance in a Time of Trouble” speech in San Diego, 5/27/12

“I don’t know how many Jews were killed. I know something happened in Nazi Germany, and if it’s one million, two million, three million; it’s one million, two million, three million too many. But to deny a person the right to challenge your articulation of numbers and to put you in jail if you deny aspects of the Holocaust… You can’t speak about Jews. You can’t criticize Jews. If you do, you’re an anti-Semite.”

Farrakhan: How many of you are lawyers? Only have one in the house? No wonder we go to jail so much, brother! But at the top of the law profession, who are the top in law?

Audience: Jews.

Farrakhan: Sorry I didn’t hear you.

Audience: Jews!

Farrakhan: Any doctors in the house? Ain’t got no doctors? Oh there’s one way in the back. At the top of the medical profession, the top in that are members of the Jewish community. Anybody in media? Who’s the top in that field?

Audience: Jews.

Farrakhan: Anybody a rapper in the house? There’s rappers. You can rap, ain’t nothing wrong with that, but at the top of that are those that control the industry. Any of you have Hollywood ambitions, Broadway ambitions? Who’s the top of that?

Audience: Jews.

Farrakhan: Same people! They’re masters in business. Well I’m not a businessman I’m a banker. Well who’s the master of the bankers?

Audience: Jews.

Farrakhan: TALK TO ME!

Audience: Jews!

2 Comments

  • The problem is that Zionist political and financial forces and individuals DO interfere in the political affairs of all nations in Europe as well as the United States and DO oppose anyone who is even the least bit critical of the ongoing seizure by Israel of more and more Palestinian land. The asking the legitimate question by a non Jew., Just how far do you intend to extend the borders of Eratz Israel ? makes one fair game for any sort of opposition or sabotage by the Israeli lobby. So now you say anyone who complains about this Jewish interference in the internal Political affairs or every nation makes one and antisemite?? please explain the tortured logic of that position!!

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