Posts Tagged ‘Antisemitism’

American-Israeli basketball star shares thoughts on antisemitism in sports

American-Israeli basketball star Tal Brody hosted a conference led by the World Zionist Organization geared towards fighting antisemitism in the run-up to International Holocaust Remembrance Day.Brody spoke about being the only Jewish player at his college in the United States, and his efforts to encourage more Jewish participation in basketball as an goodwill ambassador to […]

‘Jews Don’t Count:’ Former New York Times Editor Bari Weiss Breaks Down Antisemitism on Left and Right in Megyn Kelly Interview

Bari Weiss on ‘The View.’ Photo: Screenshot. “Right now, Jews are in a very precarious and strange position,” said author and former New York Times editor Bari Weiss in a wide-ranging interview Friday, with former Fox News and NBC host Megyn Kelly. “Jews don’t count,” she argued. “If someone said to another editor at the New […]

‘Too many people’ overlooked Trump’s antisemitism due to self-interest, Democrat says

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With Trump Gone, the Jewish Left and Right Must Unite Against Antisemitism

US President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One, at Joint Base Andrews, in Maryland, Dec. 23, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Tom Brenner. The era of Trump, and with it four years of living dangerously, are finally over. Unlike any American politician before him, Trump created a massive rift in the Jewish community […]

New Austrian national antisemitism strategy presented to ministers, EU officials

A new national strategy for combating antisemitism in Austria to bolster the security and safety of the country’s Jewish community was presented to Austrian ministers and officials on Thursday morning.The new initiative will see the creation of a coordinating staff unit in the federal chancellery to tackle antisemitism and its consequences, a tripling of investments […]

Mayorkas, Biden’s Homeland Security pick, ‘profoundly aware of antisemitism’s domestic threat’

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US State Department cuts ties with IRW due to antisemitism allegations

The US State Department has officially cut all ties with the controversial charity organization Islamic Relief Worldwide due to allegations of spreading antisemitism, the State Department’s Office of Foreign Assistance director told the Washington Free Beacon.The organization has long been accused by watchdog organizations  across the world for propagating antisemitism and for such beliefs being […]

Irwin Cotler: Canada’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

The government of Canada on November 25 announced the appointment of Irwin Cotler – human rights expert, emeritus professor of law, long-time parliamentarian, former minister of justice and attorney-general – as its first “Special Envoy for Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.” The position covers both domestic and international antisemitism, and features Holocaust education at […]

How Israel is harming the war on antisemitism

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Why are people fighting the IHRA definition of antisemitism?

When is it antisemitic to criticize Israel? antisemitism signifies hatred of Jews and the ways that hatred is perpetuated through age-old conspiracy theories and their modern variants. But what about when that hatred is expressed through rhetoric about the Jewish state? Is anti-Zionism antisemitism? Establishment Jewish groups want Joe Biden’s administration to treat some anti-Israel […]

US, Moroccan NGO sign deal to fight all forms of antisemitism

The US State Department’s Office to Monitor and Combat Antisemitism on Friday signed a groundbreaking agreement with the NGO Association Mimouna of Morocco to combat antisemitism and efforts to strip Israel of its legitimacy together.Ellie Cohanim, the Deputy Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism for the State Department, told The Jerusalem Post that  “Morocco’s Jewish community […]

Trump Signs Bill to Elevate Status of US Special Envoy on Antisemitism Into Law

US President Donald Trump arrives to delivers remarks on judicial appointments during an appearance in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, US, September 9, 2020. Photo: Reuters/Jonathan Ernst. JNS.org – US President Donald Trump signed a bill into law on Wednesday to elevate the status of the US special envoy on antisemitism. […]

Study Finds UNRWA Educational Materials Replete With Antisemitism, Anti-Israel Hate, Incitement

View of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) building in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip. Photo: Abed Rahim Khatib / Flash90. A new study of educational materials used by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), which serves Palestinian refugees, has found that the materials contain anti-Israel and antisemitic racism, encouragement […]

Left-wing Jewish alliance calls on Biden to reject antisemitism definition that includes anti-Zionism

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Irwin Colter: Canada’s special envoy for combating antisemitism

The government of Canada on November 25 announced the appointment of Irwin Cotler – human rights expert, emeritus professor of law, long-time parliamentarian, former minister of justice and attorney-general – as its first “Special Envoy for Preserving Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism.” The position covers both domestic and international antisemitism, and features Holocaust education at […]

Left-Wing Jewish Groups’ Rejection of Holocaust Alliance Antisemitism Definition Meets Criticism

Part of an exhibit on the Holocaust supported by the IHRA. Photo: courtesy of IHRA. A statement from a coalition of progressive Jewish groups rejecting the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism because it included anti-Zionism among its examples encountered criticism on social media on Tuesday. The statement from the Progressive Israel Network, […]

Pirro, Parler and Kristallnacht: The menacing antisemitism of cosplaying as Jews

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European Commission publishes IHRA antisemitism definition handbook

The European Commission began using the IHRA definition in 2017 and the European Parliament adopted it for use in the same year. Source 00 Hits: 0

‘Hitler was right on one thing’ – Congresswoman apologizes for antisemitism

Rep. Mary Miller, the Illinois Republican who said in a speech that “Hitler was right on one thing,” apologized after initially defending her remarks. At a Wednesday rally in Washington, D.C., shortly before a pro-Trump mob overran the US Capitol, Miller gave a speech in which she talked about the importance of Republicans reaching young […]

Confronted with antisemitism by Jewish host, actress quits BBC show

Host of the BBC Women’s Hour program Emma Barnet allegedly exposed her plan to ask Nigerian-born UK actress Kelechi Okafor about her supposed antisemitism while unwittingly speaking near an open mike, BBC reported on Thursday. Ofafor chose to drop out of Women’s Hour rather than confront the Jewish presenter.   While Barnet argued Okafor was fully […]

Biden Homeland Security nominee discusses antisemitism with Jewish group

Alejandro Mayorkas, the Jewish Latino nominee for Homeland Security secretary, met Friday via Zoom with Jewish groups concerned about the rise of the extreme right wing and the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. Participants described the 90-minute meeting as mostly a listening session by Mayorkas. Two said the Jewish groups wanted the Department of Homeland […]

Biden’s Homeland Security nominee discusses antisemitism with Jewish group

Alejandro Mayorkas, the Jewish Latino nominee for Homeland Security secretary, met Friday via Zoom with Jewish groups concerned about the rise of the extreme right wing and the Trump administration’s restrictive immigration policies. Participants described the 90-minute meeting as mostly a listening session by Mayorkas. Two said the Jewish groups wanted the Department of Homeland […]

Rise in German antisemitism, extremism has Jews questioning their future

FRANKFURT, Germany  — When Germany’s main far-right movement entered parliament in 2017, it was a life-changing wakeup call for 38-year-old Shai Hoffman.  Hoffman went searching for answers, quite literally. He teamed with activist and educator Stella Bauhaus and obtained government funding to operate her old double-decker bus, which she otherwise uses as a mobile classroom for […]

A Jewish Child’s First Encounters With Antisemitism, on New York’s Upper West Side

Participants at the “No Hate. No Fear.” rally in New York City on Jan. 5, 2020. Photo: Rivka Segal. I wrote this column because my 8-year-old son asked me to. He felt it was important to let people know about an experience we shared on Sunday afternoon. We were headed, in miserable weather, to the […]

Jewish Groups Warmly Endorse New EU Handbook on Combating Antisemitism

Katharina von Schnurbein — European Commission coordinator on combating antisemitism and fostering Jewish life — said that the publication of the handbook would “in a very practical way…help state authorities and civil society to prevent and address antisemitic incidents, support victims, improve data collection of incidents, and increase awareness.” Related coverage January 8, 2021 2:31 […]

‘Blood is on your hands’: Antisemitism Cow returns to rail at Twitter

An anonymous Twitter account that mooed at antisemitic tweeters before quitting the platform returned Monday night to take the platform to task one last time. “You have failed the people who use this platform,” Antisemitism Cow tweeted, tagging Twitter and its CEO, Jack Dorsey. “There is no excuse for your allowing Nazis with tens of […]

House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Elevate Status of US Envoy on Antisemitism

The House of Representatives Building and the East Portico of the US Capitol. Photo: Flickr. JNS.org – A bipartisan bill to elevate the status of the US envoy on antisemitism passed in the US House of Representatives on Dec. 31—one of the last bills to pass the 116th Congress. The Special Envoy to Monitor and […]

Author omits ‘Merchant of Venice’ from anthology, citing antisemitism

A popular British children’s author omitted “The Merchant of Venice” from his adaptation of William Shakespeare plays for young audiences. One reason: antisemitism. “Yes, there was some worry that this might be the first time an 8-year-old reads about a Jew,” Michael Morpurgo told The Guardian on Monday about the decision not to include the […]

How Israel and antisemitism helped shape Georgia’s high-stake Senate race

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House passes bill to promote antisemitism envoy to ambassador

A bill that would elevate the US State Department’s Special Envoy to Combat Antisemitism position to an ambassadorship will head to US President Donald Trump’s desk where he will have the ability to sign the legislation into law, after the US House of Representatives passed the bill on Friday.The bill was introduced by Rep. Christopher […]

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