Riots and Protests

GERMANY 'LIKE 1938' AS 'BERLIN POLICE COWER BEFORE JEW-HATERS'

GERMANY ‘LIKE 1938′ AS ‘BERLIN POLICE COWER BEFORE JEW-HATERS’

A surge in anti-Semitism in Germany has led Yakov Hadas-Handelsman, Israeli ambassador in Berlin, to say it is like a return to the Nazi era: “They pursue the Jews in the streets of Berlin… as if we were in 1938.” His comments came as Islamists were blamed for an “explosion” of anti-Semitism that has undermined Germany’s efforts to banish racism since the Holocaust. According to… Read more →

Jewish Groups Begin To Rise Up In The Face Of Increasing Antisemitism

TuthRevolt reported about Sunday’s anti-Semitic riot outside the Synagogue de la Roquette in Paris. Subsequently, a controversial video showing Jewish youths protecting the Synagogue and the people trapped inside has emerged.  Some are using the video to insist it was the pro-Israeli youths protecting their synagogue who were the aggressors, but a community member who witnessed the confrontation said the video was misleading, comparing it to selectively edited videos of IDF soldiers which show false evidence of Israeli “crimes” by excluding crucial context.

The witness told Israel National News:

“What you have to understand is the background to this,” said the witness, who asked to remain anonymous. “A synagogue in a different neighborhood of Paris was attacked the previous day at about 6 p.m., when it was still Shabbat, by a much smaller group a few dozen Muslims who hurled abuse and spat at worshippers. People are very afraid.”

She said that the clash on Sunday actually began when the anti-Israel group attempted to storm the Isaac Abravanel synagogue, which at the time was hosting a rabbinical conference. She claimed that police were called but were very slow in responding, and only arrived in sufficient numbers to push back the protesters after the President of the French rabbinate made a direct phone call to French Prime Minister Manuel Valls, who then contacted Paris’s Chief of the Police to dispatch sufficient forces to the synagogue.

On Monday, Serge Ben Haim, one of the leaders of the Jewish community in Paris, told IDF Radio that the incident was reminiscent of Kristallnacht, and said that it was time for French leaders to start tackling anti-Semitism more seriously.

Also on Monday, MSNBC’s Ronan Farrow ran a video report about the Jewish defense group in Paris named Betar. According to the Sunday reports, Betar’s members were part of the group defending the synagogue.  The video (below) also highlights the rising anti-Semitism in France.

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Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

Attack On Paris Synagogue: Death To The Jews!

With cries of “Death to the Jews,” a hundred anti-Israeli youths attacked the Synagogue de la Roquette, in Paris on Sunday. French news magazineLe Monde says preliminary reports are that four Jewish people were injured, one seriously. French news service AFP reported  the Muslim rioters surrounded the Synagogue and threw rocks into the house of worship. Large scale police forces were called to extricate the Jews. Jewish… Read more →

Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

Up to 21 dead, doctor says, as anti-China riots spread in Vietnam

(Reuters) – Up to 21 people were killed in Vietnam, a doctor said on Thursday, and a huge foreign steel project was set ablaze as anti-China riots spread to the centre of the country a day after arson and looting in the south. The doctor at a hospital in central Ha Tinh province said five Vietnamese workers and 16 other… Read more →

New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing

New Mexico county defies U.S. government over cattle grazing

(Reuters) – A rural New Mexico county has voted to defy the federal government and give a rancher’s cattle access to a watering hole fenced off by the Forest Service in the latest dispute over federal control of public land in the U.S. West. Commissioners in Otero County voted 2-0 on Monday night to authorize Sheriff Benny House to open… Read more →

Deadly fighting escalates in Odessa amid Ukraine crisis

Odessa Jewish community mulls emergency evacuation

Odessa’s Jews are prepared to evacuate should the violence in the western Ukrainian city get significantly worse, several community leaders told The Jerusalem Post on Sunday.

Odessa’s Jewish community numbers some 30,000, down from nearly 40 percent of the city’s population before the Holocaust.

Running street battles between pro-Russian and nationalist forces claimed dozens of lives in the Black Sea port this weekend, culminating in the burning of dozens of pro-Russian protesters in the city’s trade union building on Friday evening.

The Odessa bloodshed came on the same day that Kiev launched its biggest push yet to reassert its control over separatist areas in the east, hundreds of kilometers away, where armed pro-Russian rebels have proclaimed a “People’s Republic of Donetsk.”

While Jewish community leaders are unanimous in asserting that the violence is unconnected to the Jewish community and that they do not feel specially targeted, they agreed that, should the situation deteriorate, it would be easy for the spillover to affect their constituents.

According to Rabbi Refael Kruskal – the head of the Tikva organization, which runs a network of orphanages and schools and provides social services to the city’s elderly – several of the wounded from Friday’s clashes were Jews, and the community is taking all necessary precautions.

“Over the weekend we closed the [Great Choral] Synagogue,” Kruskal said. “We took all the students out of the center of the city where the violence was, because we were worried it was going to spread. We sent a text message to everybody in the community on WhatsApp that they should stay at home over the weekend.”

While the synagogue, which is located close to the site of Friday’s clashes, was reopened Sunday morning, Kruskal said he planned on closing it again later in the day.

The Jewish community, he added, is hunkering down and trying to ride out the storm.

“When there is shooting in the streets, the first plan is to take [the children] out of the center of the city,” Kruskal said. “If it gets worse, then we’ll take them out of the city. We have plans to take them both out of the city and even to a different country if necessary, plans which we prefer not to talk about which we have in place.”

Fearful of further “provocations” on Friday, which marks the anniversary of Soviet Russia’s victory over Germany in the Second World War, Kruskal said that he was considering renting a holiday camp to house 600 Jews away from the fighting he expects next week.

“The next weekend is going to be very violent,” he said.

While other communal leaders are more sanguine, all have evacuation plans in place.

 

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Burning buses, trash: Rio and Sao Paulo hit by riots ahead of soccer world cup in Brazil

Demonstrators clashed with police and burned trash and portable toilets in downtown Sao Paulo on Tuesday (April 29), just 44 days before the city is slated to host the opening match of the 2014 World Cup.

Demonstrators from groups representing homeless people and workers protested outside city hall to call for the passage of a building ordinance that was being debated by lawmakers which would establish land use rules in the city.

Some of the demonstrators turned violent and began vandalizing parts of the city near the government building.

Police used water cannon and tear gas to break up the crowds.

More police were called to the scene in riot gear as the protesters moved to the centre of the city where some started trash fires and torched portable toilets and other large items.

The unrest follows violent protests in two of Rio de Janeiro’s slum neighbourhoods that left nine city buses burned out on Monday (April 28) night.

The hostility comes just weeks before the start of the soccer World Cup which will open in Sao Paulo on June 12 and will also be played in 11 other Brazilian cities.

Nevada Senator, Governor Join Critics of Bundy Ranch Roundup

Wednesday, Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV) joined Nevada Governor Brian Sandoval in criticizing the federal government’s handling of the Bundy cattle dispute, arguing that the U.S. Bureau of Land Management  was “overreaching” while Sandoval blasted the department for creating “an atmosphere of intimidation” by the extreme manner in which it was seizing Bundy’s private property.

Federal agencies now manage or control more than 80 percent of Nevada, which has led to numerous disputes with ranchers who have challenged federal land ownership. For over 20 years, Rancher Cliven Bundy has been disputing grazing rights with state and federal agencies over 250 square miles of federal reserve land in a remote Nevadan location 80 miles northeast of Las Vegas.

Bundy and his family had been using the area as grazing land for decades, when in 1993 federal land managers expressed concern for federally-protected tortoises, capping Bundy’s herd number at 150. Eventually, federal officials revoked Bundy’s grazing rights altogether. However, Bundy has ignored land managers’ restrictions, claiming preemptive grazing rights and refusing to remove them and pay what the agency claims is $1.1 million in unpaid grazing fees.

The dispute finally came to a head when the BLM ordered the confiscation of Bundy’s cattle, which has involved moving in a reported 200 armed agents, bringing in hired ranchers to roundup the cattle, and shutting down a 1,200 square-mile area through May 12. After an argument over protestors’ rights to film the cattle being confiscated, federal agents also marked off a “First Amendment Area” beyond which they said no protestors could operate without potential consequences. (Video above was posted on YouTube by a protestor.)

The federal agency’s action, particularly the “First Amendment Zone,” forced the Nevada Republican governor into the fray Tuesday, who made a formal statement blasting the BLMfor “trampl[ing] upon Nevadans fundamental rights”:

Due to the roundup by the BLM, my office has received numerous complaints of BLM misconduct, road closures and other disturbances. I have recently met with state legislators, county officials and concerned citizens to listen to their concerns. I have expressed those concerns directly to the BLM.

Most disturbing to me is the BLM’s establishment of a “First Amendment Area” that tramples upon Nevadans’ fundamental rights under the U.S. Constitution. To that end, I have advised the BLM that such conduct is offensive to me and countless others and that the “First Amendment Area” should be dismantled immediately. No cow justifies the atmosphere of intimidation which currently exists nor the limitation of constitutional rights that are sacred to all Nevadans. The BLM needs to reconsider its approach to this matter and act accordingly.

Wednesday, Senator Heller weighed in on the issue, stating that after hearing from locals and the Nevada Cattlemen’s Association about the massive land closure—which covers an area half the size of Delaware—he had become “extremely concerned about the size of this closure and disruptions with access to roads, water and electrical infrastructure.” Heller told the new BLM chief, Neil Kornze (former advisor to Harry Reid), that the “overreaching” agency was penalizing law-abiding Nevadans.

Meanwhile, Rep. Steven Horsford (D-Las Vegas) defended the BLM’s actions, arguing that the agency was simply enforcing court orders to remove the animals from federal land.

BLM and Park Services deem their drastic tactics necessary due to the threatening nature of some of Bundy’s comments. At one point Bundy called the dispute a “range war” and promised to “do whatever it takes” to protect his private property.

Federal agents have seized more than 200 of Bundy’s 900 cattle so far.

 

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Separatists build barricades in east Ukraine, Kiev warns of force

(Reuters) – Pro-Russian separatists reinforced barricades around the state security building in the eastern Ukrainian city of Luhansk on Wednesday and called on President Vladimir Putin for help after the government warned it could use force to restore order.

But protesters were also engaged in talks to ease the standoff, which Kiev has said could provide a pretext for a Russian invasion, and lawmakers from eastern Ukraine proposed an amnesty for protesters to defuse tension.

The former KGB headquarters is one of three government buildings seized this week in eastern Ukraine by protesters demanding regional referendums on independence from Kiev, like the one in Crimea that led to its annexation by Russia.

Tensions have risen in the mainly Russian-speaking east since the overthrow of Ukraine’s Moscow-backed president and the installation of a new pro-European government.

“Of course we must ask Russia to take us in because I don’t see an alternative,” said a man dressed in camouflage who gave his name as Vasiliy and said he was the commandant of the building. “Putin help us!” he said.

 

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