On 24 March 2015 Germanwings flight 9525, an Airbus A320-200, crashed in the French Alps, after a constant descent that began one minute after the last routine contact with air traffic control and shortly after the plane had reached its assigned cruise altitude. All 144 passengers and six crew members were killed.
The French prosecutor, the French and German aviation authorities, and a spokesperson for Germanwings have said the crash was intentionally caused by the co-pilot, 27-year-old Andreas Lubitz.
The White House suspects nothing:
"There is no indication of a nexus to terrorism at this time," National Security Council spokeswoman Bernadette Meehan said.
Movie mogul Harvey Weinstein on Tuesday night urged Jews to stand together and act against antisemites, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“We better stand up and kick these guys in the ass” he said upon accepting the Humanitarian Award at the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s National Tribute Dinner at the Beverly Hilton.Weinstein told the audience at the event, “Too bad movies can’t all be like Inglourious Basterds, where Hitler gets what he deserves.”
“We’re gonna have to get as organized as the mafia. We just can’t take it anymore [from] these crazy bastards. It’s like, here we go again, we’re right back where we were [before the Holocaust]. And the lessons of the past are we better stand up and kick these guys in the ass.”
“And, unlike World War II, when we didn’t act right away and we paid the price, we better start acting now. Trust me, I’m the last guy who wants to do anything about it, but I realize if we don’t, we will perish. We can’t allow the bad guys to win.”
The famed producer was among four honorees recognized at the event, where more than a dozen Holocaust survivors were asked to stand as they were applauded by the audience. Weinstein was introduced on stage as “a really nice Jewish boy” by his friend Jeffrey Katzenberg and actor Christoph Waltz. The latter won the best supporting actor Oscar twice for his roles in a Weinstein-produced films including Inglourious Basterds, where he played a Nazi.
Exactly 82 years ago to the day, Judea declared war on Germany.