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EU official says the Simon Wiesenthal Center's annual antisemitism list has gone too far


January 28, 2022

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Rabbi Abraham Cooper of the Simon Wiesenthal Center presents on the center's 2018 list of global antisemitism incidents at the Museum of Tolerance in Los Angeles, Dec. 27, 2018.

(JTA) – The Simon Wiesenthal Center, named for the famed Nazi hunter who died in 2005, defines itself as "a Jewish global human rights organization researching the Holocaust and hate in a historic and contemporary context." 

The center's associate dean, Rabbi Abraham Cooper, has helped to defuse antisemitism controversies involving celebrities for decades, such as the recent one surrounding Nick Cannon in 2020, in which Cooper personally engaged in several dialogue sessions with Cannon. Other Wiesenthal Center representatives are regularly quoted in mainstream articles.

But the center's...

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