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January 23, 2015

Bernard-Henri Levy speaks at the UN headquarters in New York City, on January 22, 2015.

French philosopher Bernard-Henri Levy told a special session of the UN General Assembly on January 22, 2015:

"In Europe and elsewhere, faulting the Jews is once again becoming the rallying cry of a new order of assassins...

It is not accurate to say that the policy of a particular state - I am referring, obviously, to the State of Israel - generates anti-Semitism. I have seen European capitals in which the destruction of the Jews was nearly total, yet where anti-Semitism still thrives. I have seen others, farther away, where no Jews have ever lived - yet where the word "Jew" is a synonym for the devil.

Even if Israel's conduct were exemplary, even if Israel were a nation of angels, even if the Palestinians were granted the state that is their right, even then, alas, this old, enigmatic hatred would not dissipate one iota.

Today's anti-Semitism offers three shameful new propositions:

    The Jews are detestable because they are assumed to support an evil, illegitimate, murderous state. This is the anti-Zionist delirium of the merciless adversaries of the re-establishment of the Jews in their historical homeland.

    The Jews are all the more detestable because they are believed to base their beloved Israel on imaginary suffering, or suffering that at the very least has been outrageously exaggerated. This is the shabby and infamous denial of the Holocaust.

    In so doing, the Jews impose on us the memory of their dead, to completely stifle other peoples' memories, and to overshadow other martyrs whose deaths have plunged parts of today's world, most emblematically that of the Palestinians, into mourning. And here we come face to face with the modern-day scourge, the stupidity, that is competitive victimhood.
Let us imagine a UN General Assembly in which Israel would have its place, its full place, one country among others, no more and no less flawed than others, bound by the same responsibilities but enjoying the same rights - and let us imagine, while we are at it, that you unanimously acknowledge it to be what it truly is: an authentic, solid, and rare democracy.

A world in which the Jews once again became the scapegoats for all people's fears and frustrations would be a world in which free people could not breathe easy and the enslaved would be even more enslaved."

Against the New Anti-Semitism: Remembering the Holocaust Protects Us All Document

January 21, 2015

Man stabs passengers on the 40 bus line, near Tel Aviv Maariv junction

"A Palestinian man from the West Bank stabbed several people Wednesday morning, in a suspected terror attack on the 40 bus line in central Tel Aviv.

At least four of the victims including the bus driver were listed in serious condition, while three others suffered moderate injuries and two were lightly hurt. Several more people suffered shock, according to Magen David Adom paramedics."

Palestinian seriously wounds 4 in stabbing rampage on bus Document

January 20, 2015

"The group, which controls large swaths of territory in Iraq and in neighboring war-ravaged Syria, last week published pictures of the 'crucifixions' of two men accused of being bandits, and of a woman being stoned to death, allegedly for adultery.

Numerous other women have also reportedly been executed recently in IS-controlled areas, including Mosul...'educated, professional women, particularly women who have run as candidates in elections for public office, seem to be particularly at risk.'"

Islamic State executing 'educated women' Document

Jordan and Iraq in the Asian Cup, which took place in Brisbane, Australia on January 12

"ISIS militants have executed 13 teenage boys for watching the Asian Cup football match between Iraq and Jordan last week.

"The young football fans had been caught watching the game on television in the Iraqi city of Mosul, which is controlled by the Islamic State.

"The teenagers were rounded up and publicly executed by a firing squad using machine guns, anti-ISIS activist group Raqqa is Being Slaughtered Silently reports.

"'The bodies remained lying in the open and their parents were unable to withdraw them for fear of murder by terrorist organization...'"

ISIS Soldiers Executed 13 Teenage Boys for Watching the Asian Cup Document

January 19, 2015

Siboni and Shamak embrace in Jerusalem

"For three hours, Yohan Cohen was screaming in excruciating pain. When I went to the window to close the blinds, I was afraid to get near him because I saw the hollow expression in his cheekbones. After a short while, during which he writhed in agony, the terrorist turned to us and asked whether Yohan was bothering us and if perhaps we wanted him to kill him and end it. We thought he was alright, he was wounded for so long that we thought he would hold out and stay alive, so we didn't want him to kill him. He asked and we all yelled back in unison, 'No, don't kill him.' Thirty minutes later, his head was leaning sideways, and he had stopped screaming."

The Paris Jewish Market Attack: Eyewitnesses to Murder Document