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October 06, 2017

(Updated) Wikipedia's Jewish Problem

Note: This post has been updated. Scroll down for information.

If anyone has any doubts that Wikipedia has a problem with the Jewish state, let them take a look at the website’s list of national dances. It’s a pretty straightforward list, except of course when it comes to Israel. The screenshot below shows the problem:

Wiki Israel Craziness.jpg

Every other country on the list has a reasonable entry, but the entry on Israel provides a link to a non-existent article about “plagiarized and contrived dances.�? The implication is that the Jewish people do not have any dances of their own and either have to steal them or make them up. It's a gratuitous insult to the Jewish people.

This act of vandalism appears to have been perpetrated on August 28, 2017. According to Wikipedia’s documentation, the page has been viewed more than 6,000 since it was vandalized.

Just to confirm how bad the problem is at Wikipedia, take a look at Wikipedia's article about James M. Wall, the long time editor of Christian Century. The article makes no mention about Wall’s three-year affiliation with Veterans News Now, an antisemitic website that promoted the writings of David Duke. And this article was written by an expert in Nazi propaganda.

The people who run the show at Wikipedia need to admit it: Their website has a shameful problem with issues related to the Jewish people and their homeland. In other words, the website has become a place where antisemites gather and spew hatred.

A page to devoted to national dances has broadcast ugly antisemitism for several weeks, without anyone bothering to change it. And another page devoted to a prominent intellectual makes no mention of his three-year foray into the fever swamps of American antisemitism.

It's a well known problem. In a piece published in the Times of Israel in February, Dani Ishai Behan wrote "Wikipedia has taken on a decisively antisemitic slant."

Behan is right. Wikipedia has a problem with antisemitism.

Update 2:08 p.m.

The vandalism has been removed. Here is a screenshot:

Wiki Correction.jpg

Posted by dvz at October 6, 2017 11:31 AM


Why not edit and correct the problematic entries?

Posted by: hana blume at October 12, 2017 12:23 PM

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