Tuesday, 23 September 2014
Paris ne cédera "jamais (...) au chantage". "C'est toute la perfidie du terrorisme que d'avoir recours au chantage, à la mort, de menacer. Si on cède, si on recule d'un pouce, on lui donne cette victoire", a-t-il ajouté. Les ravisseurs ont menacé de tuer leur otage si la France ne renonce pas à ses frappes aériennes en Irak contre les jihadistes du groupe Etat islamique.
Saturday, 20 September 2014
Friday, 19 September 2014
Many of Scotland’s 6,000 Jews had previously expressed fears that a split from the Union could lead to a rise in anti-Zionist tendencies, and concerns over the possible effect on issues such as bris milah and kosher slaughter.
“This is a decisive result, reached after an unprecedented level of participation, but while we wait with interest to learn details of the further powers that have been promised, it is important to note that more than 90 per cent of day-to-day life in Scotland is already governed from Edinburgh and has been since devolution,” Ephraim Borowski, director of the Scottish Council of Jewish Communities, told the Jewish Chronicle.
“ will continue to work with the elected Scottish government to achieve the best possible outcomes for the Scottish Jewish community,” he further continued. “We have been engaged in constructive discussions with them about reassurance measures following the recent unprecedented spike in antisemitic incidents, and are hopeful that these will shortly reach a successful conclusion.”
Paul Morron, president of Glasgow Jewish Representative Council, had earlier said he was sure Alex Salmond, Scotland’s First Minister, who led the “yes” campaign, had the best interests of the Jewish community at heart.
A group of Jews have threatened to buy and shred all copies of a comic book being sold in Camden,
describing the authors’ mocking of Hitler and hipsters as “anti-Semitic” and “sick”. Members of London Stands with Israel, a campaign group set up to defend Israel and Jews from attacks, have threatened to boycott and protest outside stores selling the comic Hipster Hitler, and have specifically targeted a Jewish-owned comic store in Camden Town. The book, which contains a series of cartoon strips taking a light-hearted look at both hipster culture and the exploits of the Third Reich, has proved popular.
The New York authors insist it is “not written with the intent of offending people” but provides “a new way of disliking Hitler and laughing at the ‘lazy dictator’ he was [while] taking a few digs at a contemporary subculture of urban, middle-class youth that fetishise the ‘authentic’ and conform to non-conformism”.
The comic depicts the Führer wearing ironic T-shirts with slogans like “Death Camp for Cutie” and “Aryan Microjewery”, and show the tyrant struggling with his advisers as a constantly miffed and sulking hipster.
Shania Angel, 23, of London Stands with Israel, accused the authors of “making Hitler cute” and said they should be “ashamed”. She said: “The book is a disgrace and should be banned.
“T-shirts are now being sold of Hipster Hitler – it’s turning Hitler into a cute and trendy character.
“Anti-Semitism has skyrocketed recently and we shouldn’t be selling books like this.
“We should boycott shops that sell it, we should protest outside their stores and do everything we can to make sure these aren’t being sold.”
Ilana Katz, also of London Stands with Israel, said while the group would probably not burn the books, it would take drastic action to make sure people don’t read them.
The 23-year-old singer from Northwood told the Ham&High: “If we can’t get shops to stop selling copies we’ll buy and shred them all.
“Since when was it okay to promote Hitler as a cool person?”
The activists say they plan to protest outside Mega City Comics in Inverness Street – a Jewish-owned comic book store and one of Camden Town’s longest running independent shops.
Amazon, Waterstones and other book stores also stock the comic.
Martin Kravetz, owner of Mega City Comics, said: “While it’s perhaps close to the knuckle, I don’t find Hipster Hitler offensive.
“I’m Jewish myself and if it was in any way making light of the Holocaust I would remove it.
“I’m not in the business to cause people offence, but any book shop will carry books that some people may find offensive.
“The book doesn’t contain references to the Holocaust. It’s a satirical piece, making jibes at the expense of both Hitler and hipsters.
“Our customer base is predominantly adult, and I think they can identify a satirical piece for what it is.”
The Football Association has banned Tottenham Hotspur defender Benoit Assou-Ekotto after he posted messages on Twitter relating to the antisemitic quenelle gesture.
Assou-Ekotto had been charged with improper conduct in April and ordered to remove two tweets following Nicolas Anelka controversially performed the quenelle last year.
The Spurs defender had posted a message inviting antisemitic French comedian Dieudonné M’bala to the club’s White Hart Lane stadium and praised the "gorgeous" quenelle.
An independent FA panel today fined Assou-Ekotto £50,000 and banned him for three Premier League games.
He was also warned about his future conduct and ordered to complete a compulsory education course. He must also pay costs for the hearing.
Assou-Ekotto was charged under FA rule E3, which relates to the use of social media.
Peter Griffiths QC, chairman of the FA Regulatory Commission, said: “Even though we have found that there was an aggravated breach of FA rule E3 we are satisfied that when the player sent the tweet on December 28, 2013, congratulating Anelka, in his mind he believed he was congratulating Anelka on what he perceived to be an anti-establishment gesture as opposed to one associated with antisemitism.
“But we are also satisfied of two further factors relevant to his culpability: That he was certainly aware before he sent the tweet that the quenelle gesture was very much associated with Dieudonne; and that he had, by then, acquired at least some knowledge of the controversies surrounding Dieudonne in the autumn of 2013, and that these had included, rightly or wrongly, allegations concerning antisemitism."