When Hebraica, a Jewish sports and social club in Rio de Janeiro, hosted far-right lawmaker Jair Bolsonaro, the rising politician, who is known for his openly racist, homophobic and misogynistic views — not to mention support for torture and the country’s past military dictatorships — didn’t disappoint.
Like a Jewish Breitbart, the website Europe Israel has taken over the online conversation in Europe’s largest Jewish community. And as a crucial election approaches, it’s bombarding French Jews with biased, slanted news articles and controversial coverage of real, and sometimes fake, anti-Semitic attacks.
The 3,000 men, women and children at Tel Aviv’s newly renovated Habima Square last December were waiting anxiously to hear Rabbi Yitzchak Ginsburgh, the St. Louis-born mystic and scholar whose quiet demeanor belies incendiary scholarly writings that are inspiring a generation of Jewish supremacists.
A 60-year-old convicted Jewish extremist and his wife were badly injured — he in the head — in a West Bank 20-bullet drive-by shooting.