Posts Tagged ‘Antisemitism’

Between antisemitism and anti-Zionism: The intellectual’s dilemma

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Netherlands antisemitism tally drops by 25% due to COVID-19 lockdowns

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands in 2020 decreased by 25% over the previous year but was still among the highest totals in a decade. The annual report by the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, released Wednesday counted 135 incidents last year compared to 182 cases in 2019. […]

UNRWA to Biden administration: ‘zero tolerance’ for antisemitism

Days after resuming US funding for the troubled UN agency that administers to Palestinian refugees and their descendants, the Biden administration says it has the commitment of UNRWA to “zero tolerance” for antisemitism, racism or discrimination. “UNWRA has made clear their rock-solid commitments to the United States on the issues of transparency, accountability, and neutrality […]

Randi Weingarten and the Antisemitism That Marx Built

Karl Marx. Photo: public domain. It was once said that every generation must learn anti-communism for itself, and much the same is true of antisemitism. B’kol dor v’dor, as the Haggadah says, they rise up against us, and it is remarkable how little it has changed over time. Indeed, while antisemitism appears capable, like any […]

Straight From the Horse’s Mouth: Antisemitism Is Inherent to SJP Activism

The campus of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On February 26th, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at Brown University hosted an event featuring speakers who discussed Palestinian activism. Unsurprisingly, it was an exercise in antisemitic rhetoric and argumentation, including hateful tropes such as, “These attacks on capital, on money are […]

Cultural Trends and Jewish Academics Give New Lifeline to Antisemitism

The Temple Mount in Jerusalem, March 20, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Ammar Awad. The recent struggle to remove antisemitic and anti-Israel content from a California ethnic studies curriculum demonstrated the formidable challenge posed by the academic doctrines of Critical Race Theory and “intersectionality.” To the extent that Israel is depicted as a white colonial occupation […]

Reformers Launch Group Aimed at Challenging Muslim Antisemitism

A worshiper wearing a mask prays inside Al-Aqsa mosque as it reopened after a two-and-a-half month closure due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) spread, on the compound known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as the Temple Mount in Jerusalem’s Old City, May 31, 2020. Photo: REUTERS/Ammar Awad. Antisemitism has become “a […]

Nazi prank highlights the need for greater care in tackling antisemitism

Browse > Home / Featured Articles / Nazi prank highlights the need for greater care in tackling antisemitism April 9, 2021 by Andre Oboler Read on for article At 10:30pm on April 1, a group of Melbourne based neo-Nazis posted an April Fools’ Day prank to their channel on the Gab social media platform. The […]

#ItStartedWithWords – Holocaust survivors fight social media antisemitism

Holocaust survivors have joined with Facebook and the Claims Conference to fight antisemitism on social media in the #ItStartedWithWords campaign. — Claims Conference (@ClaimsCon) April 8, 2021 As part of the campaign, the survivors recorded videos explaining how words eventually led to the atrocities committed during the Holocaust. The Claims Conference and Facebook initiated the […]

Polish college calls lecturer’s antisemitism ‘scientific discourse’

A Polish lecturer who said that Jews had practiced “ritual murders” will not be reprimanded because his claims are the subject of “scientific discourse,” the university that employs him said. An internal ethics panel made the decision not to take disciplinary action against Tadeusz Guz, a priest and faculty member at the Catholic University of […]

These names are being talked about to be the US antisemitism monitor

Nancy Kaufman, the former CEO of the National Council of Jewish Women, said this week that she had been in touch with the Biden administration about becoming this country’s newly empowered antisemitism monitor. Kaufman revealed her contact in the Forward in a story about how progressive Jewish groups appear to be coalescing around her candidacy. […]

More Than 350 Academics Sign Open Letter in Support of IHRA Definition of Antisemitism

Part of an exhibit on the Holocaust supported by the International Holocaust Remembrance Association. Photo: courtesy of IHRA. A group of more than 350 academics from institutions around the world have signed a new letter in support of the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism, to help meet the […]

A new definition of antisemitism is out, and the antisemites love it

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 2

Pro-Israel groups team up with Miami Heat to combat antisemitism, racism

Pro-Israel organizations StandWithUs and Artists 4 Israel have co-sponsored a mural that says “We love the Heat. United against antisemitism, racism & all hate,” according to a report by South Florida Sun Sentinel. The mural was erected after NBA basketball player Meyers Leonard after apologizing for making antisemitic slurs during a public Twitch livestream, and to show that […]

Rejecting IHRA antisemitism definition is a return to dark past – opinion

Madame Mayor Jeanne Barseghian, In representing the Green Party (EELV), you must be sensitive to the environment. You would thus be aware of the Natzweiler-Struthof camp nearby, where in 1943, a gas chamber was built for 80 Jewish prisoners at the request of Strasbourg’s University Institute of Anatomy. Their skeletons were to be used to […]

Greece to lead IHRA, vows to fight antisemitism

Greece has assumed the position of head of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) on Friday, which operates through a rotating presidency. The change comes as antisemitic incidents continue to occur in Greece, as noted by Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who said his government will work to combat antisemitism in Greece and Europe.  “Memory […]

Rise of antisemitism in American universities demands action

A wave of antisemitic behavior hit the University of Connecticut this year, culminating in a graffitied Swastika and hateful comments over the weekend. Another swastika and “SS” symbol were painted on one of the buildings in the Storrs campus on Tuesday. This is the seventh Jewish hate crime the university has experienced in 2021. While […]

Like COVID, ‘Asymptomatic’ Antisemitism Can Go Undetected And Silently Spread If Not Aggressively ‘Treated’

Top “experts” are now comparing certain “silent” forms of antisemitism to the COVID virus — and insist that society needs to implement the same aggressive and draconian worldwide measures to stamp it out once and for all: In my darker moments, I sometimes wonder if we’ll ever rid the world of antisemitism. It’s been around […]

Why we should critically welcome the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism, although flawed in parts and open to criticism, not least because of its unfortunate title, should be welcomed by all those concerned about seeing the fight against antisemitism being part of the fight against racism rather than being counterposed to it. The JDA should also be welcomed by those who […]

UK university rejects IHRA definition of antisemitism, sparking outrage

The student body of City University, a public research university in London, has voted to reject the widely-accepted International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism, shocking and angering Jewish groups, the Jewish Chronicle reported on Tuesday.  According to the report, the vote was 671-260 (71% to 27%), plus 14 abstentions.  Jewish groups, including the […]

1 in 4 American Jews has experienced antisemitism since 2016, ADL finds

(JTA) — An annual survey from the Anti-Defamation League found that a quarter of American Jews have personally experienced antisemitism in the past five years, and that most American Jews have witnessed antisemitic comments targeting others. In that same time period, 9% of Jewish respondents said they have been the victim of an antisemitic physical […]

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism: a critical view

A new 1,385 word effort to define antisemitism, the Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism (henceforth JDA), has been published along with over 200 signatories. I’ve no doubt that many of the signatories, some people for whom I have unreserved respect, would use the document justly. But the document is written principally for everyone else, not for […]

Antisemitism strains evolve with COVID-19 – report

 A British advocacy group, Hope not Hate, has released its findings on the state of discrimination in Britain, including findings on antisemitism, COVID-19 and QAnon. Hope not Hate emphasized the ever-changing nature of discriminatory ideologies and extremist methodology. New antisemitic streams of thought have developed during the coronavirus pandemic and the increasing popularity of the […]

‘Antisemitism-Lite’ in Contemporary Germany

The Reichstag building in Berlin, where the Bundestag meets. Photo: Wikimedia Commons. On December 10, 2020, the English edition of Haaretz published an article under the headline, “In Germany, a witch hunt is raging against critics of Israel. Cultural leaders have had enough.” The piece discussed the Initiative GG 5.3 Weltoffenheit (not the first of […]

Greece to focus on education in IHRA presidency to combat antisemitism

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has a rotating presidency, and Greece will fill it next, i24 News reported on Thursday, noting that just a few hours before the announcement, on Wednesday night, a Jewish memorial was vandalized in Greece.  The appointment will go into effect on April 1.  On Wednesday, a mural memorializing the […]

Meghan McCain: Nick Cannon should not be forgiven so fast for antisemitism

Fox News co-host Meghan McCain said that antisemitism is still “the last form of passable bigotry in America” in response to an apology musician, comedian and stand-up comic Nick Cannon made in an ABC interview after antisemitic comments he made, Decider reported on Wednesday. “This isn’t just about Nick Cannon,” said The View co-host. “It’s […]

Israel Pushes UN To Adopt IHRA Definition Of Antisemitism To Make Any UN Criticism Of Israel ‘Antisemitic’

    UN antisemitism envoy Miguel Moratinos and Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan have agreed to work together to push for the United Nations to adopt a formal definition of antisemitism, which would, in effect, make any U.N. criticism of Israel “antisemitic”: Erdan and Moratinos have met several times, and on Friday, they agreed […]

The next big battle in U.S. Jewish politics: who will be Biden’s antisemitism envoy

News and Partnerships Life and Culture Columnists and Opinion Haaretz Heb and TheMarker Haaretz.com, the online English edition of Haaretz Newspaper in Israel, gives you breaking news, analyses and opinions about Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World. © Haaretz Daily Newspaper Ltd. All Rights Reserved Source 00 Hits: 0

New definition of antisemitism includes progressive ‘threat’ to Democratic Party support for Israel

Now that the Biden administration and dozens of European governments have adopted the IHRA definition of antisemitism that makes it antisemitic to single out Israel for criticism or compare Israel to Nazi Germany, an Israeli thinktank wants to take the definition further. Merely excluding Israel from the progressive agenda, and thereby endangering Israel’s bipartisan support […]

A liberal definition of antisemitism that allows for Israel criticism

 A group of liberal Jewish scholars is offering a definition of antisemitism that grants more leeway to Israel criticism than the one that Jewish groups are pressing governments to adopt. The key difference in the definitions posted Tuesday by the Nexus Task Force, a project of the Knight Program in Media and Religion at the […]

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