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Sundown: Anti-Semitism in Social Media Grows

Plus United States builds Libya commando force

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• Following last week’s explosion of swastika symbols on Twitter, an anti-Semitic prompt called ‘Good Jew’ has taken root and was the third-most-popular trend on Twitter in France today. [JTA]

• An Israeli man who had reportedly been given permission to stay in a Brooklyn synagogue was beaten by New York police officers. Ehud Halevi was asleep when a synagogue volunteer guard spotted him and called the police. [NYMag]

• According to internal documents, the United States has allocated $8 million to help the Libyan government build an elite commando unit to combat Islamic extremist groups in the country. The project was already underway when the mission in Benghazi was attacked in a deadly raid last month. [NYT]

• An interesting collection of reactions to the Nobel Committee’s selection of the European Union as the winner of this year’s Nobel Peace Prize. [Daily Beast]

• Jewcy reports on why Rick Ross’s “Black Bar Mitzvah” album is at least fine for the Jews, if not good for the Jews. [Jewcy]

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fred capio says:

I would not try to silence them. As a daily reader of english/american,
german, and french online newspapers I noticed a dramatic increase of
anti-semitic bias in the reader’s comment sections over the last three years (the worst is CNN). I prefer to know what is going on out there so I can pack my luggage in time.

Binyamin says:

Re Ehus Halevi:

As far as the cops knew, they were responding to a trespass
call. Based solely on the video, the use of force was
reasonable and justified. His body
language is clearly defiant at the outset. The cops were justified in believing he could become more
belligerent and thus needed to be cuffed.

He clearly violently resists the cuffing. The cops then use foce to get him
cuffed. The use of force stops
when he’s cuffed.

As someone who has personally been the victim of NYPD
unreasonable use of force, and having witnessed unreasonable force by cops, I
am no fan of the NYPD.

What they did here was appropriate. Being the chosen people does not mean
you may disobey lawful police orders.


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