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Yes, those companies(and others) showed New York as 'Jewtropolis' for about an hour due to a malicious edit of third-party mapping software that those companies use. Mapbox is a provider of niche mapping software, and as shown in their recent blog post an unauthorized change to one of their data sets slipped past their review process: Mapbox has a zero-...


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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 2002 “Letter to the American People,” in which he complained about supposed Jewish power in America, stating that this is “precisely what Benjamin Franklin warned ...


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In 1947, the United Nations voted to partition British Palestine Mandate territory, by allotting 55% to the Jewish population and 45% to the Arab population.(1). The Palestinian Arabs and surrounding Arab states rejected the division of the land on which they had settled and lived for years.(2) (in the interest of fairness Jews were also settled and lived in ...


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According to the Nizkor Project, the numbers are real, but wrong, as they under-estimate the Jewish population before the Holocaust, and overestimate it after the Holocaust - not on purpose, but because no other numbers were available: [...] all figures before 1949 were from 1938 estimates. Since the year of etimate is given at the top of the chart it is ...


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Did Zionists “take over” 73% of their land from Palestinians? "Take over" is a bit vague, and subject to interpretation. The situation is muddled enough that it is not really valid to say "yes" or "no" to that objectively. As the question currently focuses on 1948, let's look at the immediate history lead up to, and following that period. In 1947, the ...


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No. According to The Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, in the section "Judaism in the Antebellum South" which begins at page 384: About 5,000 Jews owned one or more slaves—about 1.25 percent of all the slaveowners It says "a few" Jews owned plantations and lists Judah P. Benjamin as having a plantation with 140 slaves, Maj. Raphael J. Moses a ...


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Emil Maurice Maurice was a long-time friend of Hitler and was a member of the Nazi party before that party gained control of the German government. After being named the first supreme commander of the SA and after signing on as SS member number 2 (Hitler was member number 1) he was accused by Himmler of having Jewish ancestry. A law within the SS stated ...


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TL;DR: Maybe. Maybe Ahkenazi Jews score somewhere between 0.3 and 1 SD higher on IQ tests or verbal IQ. The genetic explanation in the question (disease-conferring genes are also intelligence-boosting genes, there was no bottleneck, but directional selection) has come under criticism. From your question it's unclear whether you want to know whether ethnic ...


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This is an at one time accurate and still highly misleading number. The total numbers and ratios of Jews in that organisation varied enormously. While true for at 'the highest point', this point is really just a point on the timeline, with vastly lower figures on the rest of it. The Snyder quote in context reads: Internationalism was not hypocrisy, and ...


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Paul Bogdanor analyzed Livingstones claims in the Algemeiner - including this one. He names the presumed source of the claim and concludes that it is not based on any conclusive evidence: This, presumably, is based on a couple of sentences in an early paper by Nicosia: “The Eichmann-Polkes talks in Berlin also reveal that the Hagana had ...


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No. There has been significant research into the genetics of Jewish populations over the past 20 years and "no evidence of a hypothetical Khazars' contribution to the Ashkenazi gene pool has ever been found." (Marina Faerman, Population Genetics of the Ashkenazim)


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The article is referring to "1987" due to a US Supreme Court decision Shaare Tefila Congregation v. Cobb 481 U.S. 615 (1987) What this decision actually says is: We agree with petitioners, however, that the Court of Appeals erred in holding that Jews cannot state a §1982 claim against other white defendants. That view rested on the notion that because ...


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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 that both words translate to the same English "soul", and that according to most sources I saw it has no real practical meaning - we are all descendants of the ...


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Other answers took care of "in 1948 they took over 73% of it." I would like to address the "The Jews, [...] did in fact steal the land from the Palestinians. They actually bought and paid for at most 9% of it." part which is true. Although Estimaties of the total volume of land that Jews had purchased by 15 May 1948 are complicated by illegal and ...


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I have done much research into Jewish settlement in imperial Japan but I have never once seen the claim that Jews seriously proposed a link of pan-Asian brotherhood. It is true that some of the Japanese who rescued them believed in some kind of pan-ethnic brotherhood, such as Norihiro Yasue (my article outlining his ideology is on academia.edu), but this was ...


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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. This doesn't mean that he felt that Gentiles were inferior to Jews - just that they have have souls of a different nature (this is what is meant by "a ...


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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 penalty. Whereas in defence of his arguments Montazeri cited examples of the clemency the Prophet had shown towards his enemies,[cites to reference 22 of chapter 14]...


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According to Jewish Billionaires Worth $812 Billion, Forbes Israel Reports Haaretz 2013 The 165 Jewish billionaires around the world have $812 billion in joint wealth, Forbes Israel reported on Thursday. So, according to Forbes, who made the list of 1,426, billionaires, 165 are Jewish. 165/1426 = 11.6% A more-primary source is from Forbes Israel ...


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Ironically, the answer itself lies in anti-semitism. "Semite" itself does indeed come from "Shem"; according to the Encyclopedia of Christian Civilization, "August Ludwig von Schlözer is generally credited with the origin of the name Semite in 1781. Von Schlözer derived the term from Shem, the eldest son of Noah (Gen. 5:32; 6:10; 9:18; 10:1; 1 Chron. 1:4), ...


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According to the PhD thesis of Francis R. J. Nicosia, for the McGill University department of history, GERMANY AND THE PALESTINE QUESTION, 1933-1939: There is one final, interesting episode involving the Hagana and Germany during the 1930's which emerges from the documents on the Polkes visit to Berlin in the winter of 1937. During his conversations ...


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Racial categories are a shifting topic in the United States, in part through politics but also feedback from how people answer the US Census and studies by the Federal Interagency Working Group for Research on Race and Ethnicity (thanks to DavePhd for the link). Very long but good article about how race has changed in the US and how the US handles the ...


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Per Shai Carmi et.al. in 2014, "Ashkenazi Jews have an even admixture of European and Middle Eastern origins." Modelling of ancient histories for AJ and European populations using their joint allele frequency spectrum determines AJ to be an even admixture of European and likely Middle Eastern origins. We date the split between the two ancestral ...


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I cannot address the entire claim but I will address this statement: Out of the 50 richest people in the world, about a quarter or 25% are Jewish This site breaks down the list of the 50 richest people in the world by religion http://www.slate.com/articles/business/billion_to_one/2013/11/the_world_s_top_50_billionaires_a_demographic_breakdown.html 9, ...


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The Imperial and Asiatic Quarterly Review and Oriental and Colonial Record, third series, volume IV, (1897), pages 301-311, in the article The Return of the Jews to Palestine and the Zionist Movement, does refer to Jews as oriental. ...prohibited the further entry of Jews into Palestine. Attempts were then made to found colonies in America. But ...


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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 liberation of Palestine from its occupant government. After the revolution, all official ties to Israel were severed and Israel's embassy in Iran was granted to the ...


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