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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Buenos Aires teacher caught defending Hitler and justifying anti-Semitism

BUENOS AIRES (JTA) — A teacher in a Catholic high school in Buenos Aires repeated anti-Semitic stereotypes and said Hitler did “good things” in a lesson caught on camera.

History teacher Denise Yanet Evequoz told her students that Hitler was demonized when the United States entered World War II and seemed to justify why Europe was “always anti-Semitic.”

“Jews took advantage of the people who needed money, they loaned the money and then they chased them to get their money back, always with interest.  They had the money but they did not help Germany improve. They did not help the people to generate employment nor to create industries. This generated a certain hatred towards Jews,” Evequoz said in a lesson recorded in 2015, which was posted on social media this week.

Evequoz is a teacher at the Jesus Maestro high school in Castelar, a neighborhood in the western area of Greater Buenos Aires. The class was recorded by a student and the video since Monday has gone viral.
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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Guatemala moves Israel embassy to Jerusalem, 2 days after US

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, left, meets at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem with Benjamin Netanyahu on May 16, 2018, after the dedication of his country’s embassy in the city. (Mark Neiman/GPO)

JERUSALEM (JTA) — Guatemala inaugurated its embassy in Jerusalem, the second country to move its main diplomatic mission from Tel Aviv.

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales attended the opening Wednesday morning of the embassy in the Technological Park of southern Jerusalem’s Malha neighborhood.

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu welcomed Morales and his delegation in Spanish with “Buenas Dias,” which means good day in Spanish, before switching to English.
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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Most Israelis supported their army in the 2014 Gaza conflict. Do they feel the same about this week?

Israeli security forces during demonstrations near the Hawara checkpoint, south of the West Bank city of Nablus, May 15, 2018. (Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90)

(JTA) — This week has been a tough one for Israel in terms of public relations.

Palestinians have been protesting for weeks on the Gaza border, but the situation heated up on Monday, when the Israeli military shot at protesters, killing at least 60 people and wounding 2,000.

The actions drew wide criticism from world leaders, human rights organization and some within the American Jewish community, though the U.S. blamed the escalation and deaths on Hamas. Israel said it was acting in self-defense and showed evidence that many of those killed were Hamas operatives.

But how does the Israeli public feel about the violence and their military’s response?
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From the Jewish Telegraphic Agency

A CNN panel talked about the Israeli rabbi who compared black children to monkeys. It got weird.

(JTA) — On CNN on Tuesday, Don Lemon asked an all-black panel to comment on how they felt about Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner receiving a blessing from Sephardic Chief Rabbi Yitzhak Yosef, during their visit to Israel to dedicate the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem.

Yosef is under criminal investigation for making a bizarre analogy that compared a hypothetical black child born to white parents with a monkey born to human parents. He also repeatedly referred to blacks as “Kushim,” a pejorative term.

The CNN segment, however, devolved from monkeys into a weird discussion about manhood.

Lemon showed the panel a photo posted on Twitter on Sunday, a day ahead of the embassy festivities, by Jewish Insider reporter Jacob Kornbluh.