Ayatollah’s ‘rabid dog’ remark tops 2013 list of anti-Semitic/anti-Israel slurs

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. Credit: www.sajed.ir via Wikimedia Commons.

(JNS.org) Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s remark that Israel is the “rabid dog” of the Middle East topped the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of the top 10 anti-Semitic or anti-Israel slurs of 2013.

Following Khamenei on the list were Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who blamed the “Jewish diaspora” for protests against his government; U.N. Special Rapporteur Richard Falk, who accused Israel of “genocidal intentions” against the Palestinians; the American Studies Association for its academic boycott of Israel; and Pink Floyd band member Roger Waters for affixing a Jewish star on a floating pig during his summer concert tour of Europe.

Posted on December 31, 2013 .