SWC News: Klinghoffer Opera Protest, Social Security Benefits to Nazis & more

SWC in the News


Rabbi Marvin Hier: 'US is Rewarding These Perpetrators'
Outraged at social security benefits paid to Nazi war crime suspects; SWC is calling for an immediate cessation of all payments …



Protesters disrupt 'The Death of Klinghoffer' at Met Opera house
Protesters outside the New York Metropolitan Opera's opening of the controversial opera “The Death of Klinghoffer” stood across the street from Manhattan's vaunted Lincoln Center... groups included the Simon Wiesenthal Center...




Human Rights NGO Denounces Abbas for Incendiary Incitement
The Jewish Press
Simon Wiesenthal Center called on Obama, Kerry and other political and religious leaders to denounce Abbas's incitement against Jews for visiting their own holy sites ...




Jewish groups decry swastika graffiti on Temple Mount
Jerusalem Post
While removed almost immediately, Jewish visitors to the holy site managed to photograph Sunday’s graffiti and circulate images of the scrawl on social media ...




Wiesenthal Center Expresses Grave Concern at Jobbik Gains in Hungarian Municipal Elections
The Simon Wiesenthal Center expressed grave concern at the electoral gains made by the ultranationalist Hungarian Jobbik party in last week's nationwide municipal elections ...




Anti-Semitic books displayed at Frankfurt fair, watchdog says
The Times of Israel
Qatari, Palestinian, Egyptian and Iranian publishers said to be the top offenders at world’s largest publishing gathering ...


SWC Opinions & Editorial Pieces


A Serial Israel-Basher Shouldn’t Be Judging the Jewish State
by Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper
The appointment of William Schabas to head the [UN Human Rights Council]
inquiry mocks the U.S.'s judicial standards ... 




False symmetry between perpetrator and victim
by Dr. Efraim Zuroff
Jerusalem Post
The New York Met’s “Death of Klinghoffer” Opera and the musical, Cukurs currently on a nationwide tour in Latvia ...




Crime doesn’t pay? Someone forgot to tell Hamas
by Rabbi Abraham Cooper
The Hill
Don’t tell that to the shell-shocked Israeli citizens who absorbed thousands of rockets from Hamastan, aka Gaza, this summer ...