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Does Lebanon ban the diary of Anne Frank?

To prevent confusion, I will highlight the definition of the verb ban from Google: officially or legally prohibit (something). The Lebanese American University's libraries (largest libraries in ...
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Did Benjamin Franklin warn the young American Nation against the Jews?

It seems what Bin Laden was referring to is the so-called Franklin’s Prophecy. The US embassy also makes this connection: Osama bin Laden referred to Pelley’s “Franklin Prophecy” forgery in his ...
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Did Amin al-Husaini say, "slaughter Jews wherever you find them"?

He would regularly broadcast in Arabic from Berlin, and these transmissions were relayed to other axis radio transmitters for the Arab world to hear. In March of 1944, speaking on Berlin radio he ...
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Did New York Times post this Hitler apology stating Jews baited the Nazis by trying to fight back on June 15, 1934?

Thanks to Laurel for locating the original article. As we can see, the quoted text did appear in the New York Times on June 15, 1934. I wanted to point out some important context that makes the ...
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Did Borat originate the notion that Jews shape shift?

No. That film is only from 2006. See the 1996 book The Longest Shadow: In the Aftermath of the Holocaust: It is enough to show that they[ Leon Daudet and others] sought to project an image of the ...
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Did New York Times post this Hitler apology stating Jews baited the Nazis by trying to fight back on June 15, 1934?

As the source of the image says, it’s from the June 15, 1934 issue of The New York Times. Here’s a screenshot of the article, "URGES GOOD WILL BY JEWS FOR NAZIS" by Henry J. Cadbury the ...
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Did Muhammad behead 600 Jews in one day and torture unbelievers?

Pulling together the discussions from the comments: Overall? There's a bit of truth in both, but in both cases the statements are technically false and also ignore important context. For the 600 ...
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Did CNN claim Richard Spencer likened Jews to soulless golems?

CNN Anchor and Chief Washington Correspondent Jake Tapper confirms that the CNN caption (chyron) reading "ALT-RIGHT FOUNDER QUESTIONS IF JEWS ARE PEOPLE" was real, in a Twitter conversation about the ...
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Did Henry Ford say, "Jews control the business..."?

Ford was an antisemite, so such a quote is not out of character. Many other sources attribute the quote to "The Dearborn Independent, 12-19 February 1921". The quote is from two different articles....
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Did a German party ask a Holocaust denier to assess the antisemitism of a party member?

Two more news outlets reported about this case, both referencing the Bild: taz and Huffington Post. In a Facebook post, the AfD itself describes the case like this: Anders als derzeit kolportiert ...
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Did Abraham Isaac Kook say that Gentiles have different souls than Jews?

Something like that, yes; but like everything else religious it's complicated. The basic idea, as far as I understand it, is that Gentiles have less Nefesh (נפש) but all have Neshama (הנשמה). Note ...
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Are Republicans running ads with images of bundles of cash specifically against Jewish candidates?

It's not just Jews. For example: According to WRAL with respect to the above ad concerning George Holding: The ad has run more than 500 times so far on network television in the Raleigh and ...
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Did Muhammad behead 600 Jews in one day and torture unbelievers?

This is only regarding the torture part of the question: A group of eight men from the tribe of 'Ukil came to the Prophet (ﷺ) and then they found the climate of Medina unsuitable for them. So, they ...
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Is Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" a bestseller in Muslim countries?

According to the Middle East Media Research Institute's Special Dispatch No. 48, Hitler's Mein Kampf In East Jerusalem And PA Territories: Mein Kampf "is sixth on the Palestinian best-seller list". ...
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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

The 1999 book Khomeini: Life of the Ayatollah at page 280 says: Khomeini believed that anyone who took up arms, directly or indirectly, against the Islamic government should suffer the death ...
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Has the Labour Party in Tottenham required in-home visits for Jews to join, at least in the instances described below?

The text comes from a redacted and leaked report from the Jewish Labour Movement entitled Jewish Labour Movement Closing Submission to the EHRC - Antisemitism in the Labour Party. No information can ...
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Did Abraham Isaac Kook say that Gentiles have different souls than Jews?

R (Rabbi) Kook did write this, it is in his work Orot. He speaks here of the highest level of the soul, kabbalistic ideas which are hard to understand for those who are not familiar with their context....
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Did Richard Nixon say, "Jews think they can run the world"?

The quote is in the 2002 book President Nixon: Alone in the White House at page 170. I can't tell if the book is quoting H. R. Haldeman's diary or not.
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Did a German party ask a Holocaust denier to assess the antisemitism of a party member?

Apparently, this information is based on recent AfD email leaks which are only available to bild.de. As far as I know it is the rule that leaks are launched by sending them to only one press organ, ...
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Did Ilhan Omar oppose a resolution against antisemitism?

Neither entirely right nor entirely wrong. Depends on perspective, interpretation; and source material given out by Cruz over that 'platform' is too short to definitively answer that question. But ...
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Did the Israeli paper Ma'ariv run an article titled "The Jews Who Run Clinton's Court" in 1994?

The article seems real, but mentions influence, not control. There seems to be a bit of a mix up about who said what: An article published in the Israeli newspaper Maariv in 1994, authored by ...
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When instituting Quds Day, did Khomeini say that one should emulate Imam Ali who killed 700 Jews?

According to The Nation - Remembering what the Supreme leaders of Iran said about Al-Quds day: From the beginning of Iran's revolution, Imam Khomeini stated that one of his goals was the ...
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