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Were there 20,000 Jewish people in Lebanon in 1948?

An article by the Jewish Virtual Library on Lebanon puts the numbers of Jewish people as 20,000 in 1948 citing "Maariv, (June 21, 1991); Jewish Telegraphic Agency, (July 22, 1993); Jewish ...
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Did UK NHS nurses mistreat a Jewish boy because they "supported Palestine"?

Claim: A 9 year old boy with blood disorder was mistreated at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (the way I interpreted the claim was that he was actually denied treatment and made to lie on the ...
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Have 37% of those arrested for antisemitism in Germany been Jews?

I saw the image below circulating on Facebook. There's also a Tweet with 48K likes repeating the claim. germany's jews represent 1% of its population, but 37% of those arrested for antisemitic ...
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Were Jews ever subjected to any oppression or targeting in the region of Egypt?

According to Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi (alternative link): I am an Egyptian person who grew up next to Jews in Egypt. They have never been subjected to any form of oppression or ...
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Did Jewish ritual circumcision become a more invasive procedure in 140 CE?

One can envision two different methods to circumcize a penis based on where the cut is placed. The first method involves placing the cut after the glans and the second placing it before the glans. The ...
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Have Jews been kicked out of countries 109 times?

Several years ago in Australia, anti-Jewish fliers were distributed. One of the claims that appears on the fliers is: Jews have been kicked out of countries 109 times in history. I've seen this ...
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Did 40% of the NKVD (Soviet police) leadership have Jewish nationality?

Timothy D. Snyder wrote a history book, Bloodlands about the mass killings of Central/Eastern Europeans between 1933-1945. Jewish Currents, a magazine of the Jewish Left, cite him in making claims ...
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Did the maps for services such as Snapchat, CitiBike and StreetEasy label New York City as “Jewtropolis” for a brief amount of time?

While checking my Twitter feed this morning (August 30, 2018) I came across this tweet that claimed that services like Snapchat, CitiBike and StreetEasy renamed New York City as “Jewtropolis.” ...
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Did Jewish Ethiopians only discover the destruction of the Second Temple when they moved to Israel? [closed]

Here's a supposed first-person account saying that she (an Ethiopian Jew) only found out about the destruction of the Second temple when she moved to Israel. Here's another account. But Ethiopia ...
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Did Abraham Isaac Kook say that Gentiles have different souls than Jews?

Wikipedia claims that a Jewish yeshiva teaches that Jews have different souls than Gentiles. To support the claim, wikipedia says that one of their teachers quoted Abraham Isaac Kook as following: ...
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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

The German newspaper Der Spiegel claims: Der Schwiegersohn des Propheten ist das Vorbild: Imam Ali habe "siebenhundert Juden an einem Tag" erschlagen. Ihm solle man nacheifern, verkündet ...
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Did the government of Nazi Germany sell Mauser pistols to an underground Jewish army?

The Guardian article Ken Livingstone faces fresh inquiry over Hitler Zionism remarks quotes Livingstone as saying: the Nazi government...started selling Mauser pistols to the underground Jewish ...
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Did the world Jewish population increase between 1933 and 1948?

A common claim among holocaust denial is that if Jews were killed, the 6 million figure is grossly exaggerated. A specific claim is that according to the World Almanac the world population of Jews ...
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Do US laws define Ashkenazi Jews as "white"?

The US Census, apparently, officially defines Ashkenazi Jews as white: White – A person having origins in any of the original peoples of Europe, the Middle East, or North Africa. However, this ...
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Did Benjamin Franklin warn the young American Nation against the Jews?

In reading some recent history, I came across an open letter from Osama bin Laden to the American public. In it, he claims the typical "Jews own your banks and media" stuff. But he also claims that ...
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Are 11.6% of world's billionaires Jews?

The Jewish people may account for less than 0.2% of the world's population, but among the 1,426 billionaires around the globe, 165 or 11.6% of them are Jews, and their joint wealth has reached the ...
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Are American media controlled mostly by Jews? (2015 edition) [duplicate]

There is a question on this site, Are American media controlled mostly by Jews?, which looks at an infographic titled "Who Controls Your Mind? 2013" and shows: The methodology of the ...
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Are Ashkenazi Jews genetically more European than Semitic?

Referring to this article Surprise: Ashkenazi Jews Are Genetically European. But a new study suggests that at least their (Ashkenazi Jews) maternal lineage may derive largely from Europe. ...
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Did Jews own most of the plantations that deployed slaves in the United States?

In his 1983 book "Jews and Judaism in the United States", Rabbi Marc Raphael said: "in all the American colonies, whether French (Martinique), British, or Dutch, Jewish merchants frequently dominated.”...
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Did Jews "take over" 73% of their land from Palestinians?

I found an article by Matt Giwer saying that the cause of the Israeli-Arab war is that The Jews, [...] did in fact steal the land from the Palestinians. They actually bought and paid for at most 9% ...
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Do Jews mostly descend from Shem, son of Noah?

I mean, I am not exactly a creationist. However, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shem How come we have a race called "semite" as in anti-semite? It's as if people think that those people are descendant ...
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Do Ashkenazi Jews have the highest IQ in the world? [duplicate]

It is often claimed that Ashkenazi Jews in the U.S. and the UK are the smartest ethnic group in the world: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S016028960600033X http://www.sciencedirect....
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Did Jews claim to be asians to Imperial Japan?

I came across the following anecdote from the Judaism Stack Exchange: https://judaism.stackexchange.com/questions/5940/jewish-community-in-china-around-ww2/5942 During the questions portion of the ...
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Are Ashkenazi Jews largely descended from Khazars?

There is an obvious ethnic subdivision within Jews, between the Sephardic and the Ashkenazi. In several vaguely antisemitic websites (see for instance, here, here, and here ), but also in a completely ...
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Are Ashkenazi Jews smarter?

I just received an email entitled "Why are Jews So Smart". You can read an article here. I also found a similar article in New York Magazine. Did Jewish intelligence evolve in tandem with Jewish ...
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Were there any Jews among the Nazi top people?

I recently was in a discussion where one of the people, as an argument, claimed that Jews have been known to participate in activities clearly detrimental to Jews as a whole (the argument itself had ...
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