A prominent Jewish-American organization has made public a list of top 10 anti-Semitic slurs made in 2010, saying it was showing an unprecedented proliferation of anti-Semitism in the country.
The personality featured in the list, released on Wednesday, include former UPI Senior White House correspondent Helen Thomas, film director Oliver Stone, former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Mohammad and Deputy Minister of Information for the Palestinian Authority Al-Mutawakil Taha.
"Our list of top ten anti-Semitic slurs runs the gamut of well-known personalities including journalists, government officials, celebrities, a prominent film director, and academics," said Rabbi Marvin Hier, founder and dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center in Los Angeles.
"Unfortunately, our list shows that anti-Semitic canards normally thought to belong to the lunatic fringe have, in fact, been bought into by major elements of Western society," Rabbi Hier concluded.
The list is topped by Helen Thomas, who said in May that "Jews should get the hell out of Palestine" and "go home to Poland, Germany, America and everywhere else."
Oliver Stone, who occupies spot number two, for saying that "Hitler did far more damage to the Russians than the Jewish people" during World War II.
In the filmmaker's view, Russian suffering is being ignored because of "the Jewish domination of the media."
Mahatir Mohammad took third place for saying in January that Jews "had always been a problem in European countries."
"Even after the massacre by the Nazis of Germany, they survived to continue to be a source of even greater problems for the world," Mohammad stated.