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“It’s not strange that they have been so frequently expelled. What is surprising, is that they persist… The Jewish People could have done much good for mankind” but “it is as though they were not made to coexist.”

Award-winning playwright and author Antonio Gala, in an op-ed published by the Spanish daily El Mundo

 

If you are revived after, say, 100 years, your new life will in no way resemble your old one… existence as you knew it will have been irrevocably discontinued. And unless key members of your social circle froze themselves with you, you’re going to be very lonely.

Author Judith Shulevitz, inadvertently channeling Choni Hame’agel, in an essay about the prospect of freezing dying people to later revive them.

 

“We reviewed your report of “Death to zionst baby killer israeli jews” [Facebook page name]. Thank you for taking the time to report something that you feel may violate our Community Standards. Reports like yours are an important part of making Facebook a safe and welcoming environment. We reviewed the Page you reported for containing hate speech or symbols and found it doesn’t violate our Community Standards.”

Initial response by Facebook administrators to a complaint.  The company later removed the page at issue.

 

“We all remember how the Jews used to slaughter Christians, in order to mix their blood in their holy matzos. It is a fact, acknowledged by their own books and by historical evidence. It happened everywhere, here and there.”

Osama Hamdan, top Hamas representative in Lebanon and a member of the Hamas political bureau, in a television interview  

 

“Your governments always say they don’t pay. When you go back, I want you to tell your people that your government does pay. They always pay.”

An Al Qaeda guard to a kidnapped Italian woman.  An investigation by The New York Times found that Al Qaeda and its direct affiliates have taken in at least $125 million in revenue from kidnappings since 2008

 

“You have to wonder w the shelling how patients at Shifa hospital feel as Hamas uses it as a safe place to see media.”

Nick Casey of the Wall Street Journal, in a tweet that was quickly deleted, although he was still put on a Hamas list of journalists who “lie/fabricate info for Israel” and “must be sued” – although Hamas has resorted to less legal means of revenge.

 

The belief that all of reality can be fully comprehended in terms of physics and the equations of physics is a fantasy… The fact you are unwilling to examine the philosophical foundations of what you do does not mean those foundations are not there; it just means they are unexamined.

Physicist George Ellis, considered one of the world’s greatest cosmologists, in an interview

 

“Send her to Gaza for a few hours, then she’ll get rid of the pain.”

A Belgian physician manning a medical hotline in Flanders, responding to the son of a Jewish woman who had fractured a rib.  Health ministry officials were “looking into the incident”

 

“Jews are a litmus test of what’s going on. It’s not only Jews who will leave the country. It’s not only France who will go down the drain, it’s not only Europe, it’s the entire Western world, including the United States.”

Dr. Richard Prasquier, former president of France’s national Jewish association, on the implications of rising anti-Semitism in his country and other European nations

 

“I’m sure that people who bring their kids to Maimonides find the case is never probed. Maimonides is very dependent on the Haredi community.”

Rabid anti-charedi blogger Shmarya Rosenberg, quoted in The Daily Beast, sharing his belief in a conspiracy theory to hide instances of disease in Jewish babies.

 

“That Mayor de Blasio has stepped back from Bloomberg’s position is outrageous—he is in essence saying, ‘Go kill your infants as long as you vote for me.’”

“Activist” Ben Hirsch, quoted in the same article, on his conclusion that New York’s new mayor may not seek to regulate the practice of metzitza bipeh as his predecessor did.

 

“These haredi get in at 8 and work till 5, they don’t move… When they work, they really work.”

Liat Mordechay, co-founder 24me, an iOS calendar lifestyle application, on why she employs “the ultra-Orthodox”

 

“It is very difficult to identify Hamas because they don’t have uniforms or any visible insignia; our photographer hasn’t even seen anyone carrying a gun.”

Eileen Murphy, the New York Times’ vice president for corporate communications, responding to an inquiry about why, among the many Gaza photographs the paper has published, none depict Hamas members.

 

“I acted as a doctor through to the very end.”

French physician Nicolas Bonnemaison, who, at least seven times, ended the lives of comatose patients in his care without permission from their families.  A Paris jury acquitted him of all charges.