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March 14, 2012 Off

Los Angeles Community Newspaper Publishes Classic Anti-Semitism

Al Akhbar, a Los Angeles-based dual lan­guage com­mu­nity news­pa­per, pub­lished an arti­cle this month that employs anti-Semitic nar­ra­tives in its oppo­si­tion to Israel and Zion­ism, which it claims is inspired by Nazi prin­ci­ples.
Yousif Hadad’s arti­cle in Al Akhbar

The arti­cle, titled “The Democ­racy of the State or its Jew­ish­ness,” is writ­ten by Yousif Hadad, a reg­u­lar con­trib­u­tor to the paper. The State of Israel “is an iden­ti­cal con­cept to the Nazi Aryan con­cept,” Hadad writes. “It’s our right to ques­tion why nations hate Jews and no one else but them. Isn’t it because of their racism, stoni­ness and dis­loy­alty to the coun­tries which they live in?”  

“It’s the entrenched hatred in their souls that dri­ves their delu­sions that oth­ers hate them,” Hadad adds.

Hadad, who claims in the arti­cle that “Zion­ists invented ‘Anti-Semitism’” as a tool to use against any­one who crit­i­cizes “Israel’s racist and oppres­sive poli­cies,” also denies that “West­ern, Ashke­nazi, Cau­casian Jews who founded the Zion­ist Move­ment are Semites…in real­ity they have no con­nec­tion to the Semitic race. Arabs are the Semites.
Al Akhbar has pre­vi­ously pub­lished other arti­cles by Hadad, who received an award in 2009 from the Jor­dan­ian Amer­i­can Asso­ci­a­tion for defend­ing the Pales­tin­ian cause in his writ­ing, accord­ing to the Asso­ci­a­tion web­site.

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