February 2, 2009
Re "Vatican resolute on Holocaust denier," Jan. 28 I was astonished to read that the pope has rescinded the excommunication of anti-Semitic Bishop Richard Williamson, who claims the Holocaust never happened. As a cradle Catholic, I am appalled that the prelate of my church would hide behind the legal technicalities of canon law to allow this obviously loathsome man to resume his affiliation with Catholicism. This is as horrifying to me as learning that Pope Pius XII at the time of the Holocaust turned a blind eye to the annihilation of Jews, Gypsies and anyone else who did not measure up to the Third Reich standards.
June 22, 2011 |
Fashion designer John Galliano testified in a Paris courtroom Wednesday that an addiction to pills and alcohol kept him from recalling any alleged use of anti-Semitic and racist slurs on two separate occasions at a Paris bar. The outbursts cost Galliano his job at Dior, where he was one of the fashion industry's brightest stars, and left him facing accusations that he used profanity and derogatory comments while violating French law prohibiting...
February 7, 1995 |
The number of anti-Semitic crimes rose in Germany last year even as the frequency of right-wing extremist violence declined overall, authorities said Monday. Figures compiled by the State Office for the Protection of the Constitution showed there were 802 crimes of an anti-Semitic nature recorded by Nov. 15, 1994, a spokesman said. That contrasts with 656 incidents in all of 1993 and 627 in 1992.
March 2, 2011 |
As Paris Fashion Week began on Tuesday, there was only one thing anyone could talk about. The venerable French haute couture house of Christian Dior, credited with putting Paris fashion back on the map after World War II, was rocked in scandal. John Galliano, the flamboyant fashion designer at the helm of the luxury label, and a man known for his over-the-top runway collections, romanticism and love of the bias cut, was being fired. Not because of a collection of clothes but because of a collection of words.
January 26, 2011 |
Officials for both the Ducks and the team's former affiliate in the minor league ECHL declined to comment Wednesday on a lawsuit filed by a former player who said he was forced to "endure a barrage of anti-Semitic, offensive and degrading verbal attacks regarding his Jewish faith" during his time with the organization. Jason Bailey, a 23-year-old forward now playing for the Ottawa Senators' farm team in the American Hockey League, is seeking unspecified damages from the Ducks and the Bakersfield Condors, for whom Bailey played during the 2008-09 season when the verbal abuse allegedly occurred.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 18, 2012 |
The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is again extending its reach onto University of California campuses, raising questions about the limits of free speech and how welcome Jewish and Muslim students feel at their schools. But this time, the controversy does not spring from the kind of direct confrontation that occurred two years ago when Muslim protesters tried to shout down the Israeli ambassador during a speech at UC Irvine and then faced criminal prosecution. Instead, the current debate is being stirred by studies UC commissioned about how to cool tempers and whether anti-Semitism and anti-Muslim bias are serious problems on the system's 10 campuses.