Posts Tagged ‘Antisemitism’

Not just a ‘Jewish problem’: strategy for fighting antisemitism in the US

If you ask Adam Milstein, an Israeli philanthropist living in the United States, how we should fight rising antisemitism, he will say that we must move from defense to offense, join forces, and expose that the enemies of Israel and the Jewish people are first and utmost the enemies of America. “I characterize antisemitism as […]

Antisemitism task force recovers stolen Chabad items

After sentimental valuables were stolen from a Chabad House in the San Diego State University last week. a SDSU task force successfully returned the items to their owner.   “Those items were not necessarily valuable but hold great sentimental and religious value to us and the students at Chabad house,” wrote Rabbi Chalom Boudjnah, head of […]

German antisemitism chief calls for ban on Star of David at COVID protests

Germany’s commissioner on antisemitism Felix Klein called for a ban on the use of the Star of David, commonly known as the Jewish star, at anti-coronavirus-regulation demonstrations, in an interview with the Tagesspiegel newspaper last week. “When people attach Jewish stars to demonstrations and thus make comparisons that relativize the Holocaust, the possibilities of regulatory […]

Van Morrison’s ‘They Own the Media’ faced with antisemitism claims

Singer-songwriter Van Morrison received backlash for his newly released song “They Own the Media,” and although it does not specifically name Jews, many are calling him out for using an antisemitic trope as it runs closely in line with the QAnon conspiracies. The song is one of 28 Morrison released on May 7, in his […]

Actor Lakeith Stanfield moderated a Clubhouse room full of antisemitism

Oscar-nominated actor Lakeith Stanfield co-moderated a room on the audio app Clubhouse in which participants made a slew of antisemitic remarks, The Daily Beast reported Friday. The room in question had split off from another one on that was shut down on Wednesday night titled “Did Min. Farrakhan Tarnish His Legacy By Being Antisemitic?” The […]

The Holocaust Survivor Fighting Antisemitism, One Story at a Time

David Lenga, a 93-year-old Holocaust survivor, likes to share his story with as many people as possible to help combat rising antisemitism worldwide. In a Zoom interview with the Journal, Lenga explained that he had a “wonderful life” in the city of Łódź, Poland before the Holocaust, where “Jewish life was vibrant.” And yet, “there […]

German Antisemitism Commissioner Calls for Nationwide Ban on Display of Nazi-Era ‘Jewish Stars’ at Coronavirus Protests

A placard held by a demonstrator at a coronavirus protest in Munich, Germany, reads “No Place for Nazis.” Photo: Reuters/Alexander Pohl/Sipa USA. Germany’s leading official tasked with combating antisemitism has called for a nationwide ban on the display of “Judenstern” badges and other symbols associated with the Nazi era at demonstrations against coronavirus prevention policies. […]

After ‘Post’ article, college reviews antisemitism of ex-Iran envoy prof

After revelations in The Jerusalem Post about the former Iranian regime ambassador to the UN and current professor at Oberlin College, Mohammad Jafar Mahallati, the Ohio-based college launched a review into the ex-envoy for antisemitism, anti-Baha’i sentiments and his alleged cover-up of crimes against humanity. The Oberlin College student newspaper The Oberlin Review first reported […]

Envoys combating antisemitism discuss shared strategies to combat hate

NEW YORK — To counter the global rise in antisemitism, the world’s special envoys responsible for fighting this evil presented a resounding call for country-specific and united cross-border focus on deepening and advancing Holocaust education, combating the dissemination of misinformation online, ensuring the physical security of Jewish institutions, prosecuting hate crimes, endorsing adoption of the […]

Jewish establishment groups put up a fight against new antisemitism definitions

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Massachusetts House rejects distorted IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Massachusetts House of Representatives on Wednesday rejected an amendment to the state budget which would have Massachusetts adopt the IHRA definition of antisemitism, a definition that equates criticism of Israel with antisemitism, within its law on religious discrimination. The problem amendment, called “Condemnation of Antisemitism and Adoption of IHRA Definition”, was submitted by Rep. […]

British Labour Party suspends 14 members over alleged antisemitism

The Labour Party in Britain suspended 14 members, including seven lawmakers from the Cambridge area, for alleged antisemitic rhetoric. A Conservative Party spokesperson said his party also will suspend a Cambridge politician for similar remarks. The Labor lawmakers are on the government councils of the City of Peterborough and North Cambridgeshire, municipalities situated about 50 […]

University head accused of antisemitism was subjected to racism – NAACP

In the latest developments in an ongoing controversy at Linfield University over the firing of a tenured Jewish professor who accused the school of antisemitism, a report from the local branch of the NAACP found that the Oregon school’s president was subjected to racism at the school. In addition, the school’s president, Miles K. Davis, […]

Antisemitism rises among Hispanic Miami’s right wing, activists warn

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Penn State student government adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Penn State University Park Student Government (UPUA) voted unanimously on Wednesday to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.The vote follows an April 8 resolution by the student government to fight antisemitism on campus.”Penn State is not immune to the disease of antisemitism,” the resolution noted. “In 2019, the Daily Collegian released […]

Charlie Hebdo’s Sarah Halimi cover: Should antisemitism be decriminalized?

French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo reacted on Wednesday to the recent decision by the French Court of Cassation to absolve the 2017 murderer of Sarah Halimi of criminal responsibility because he took cannabis before he killed her, and made it a cover that says it all: “Should we decriminalize antisemitism?” The cover reads: “Should we […]

Despite COVID lockdowns, U.S. antisemitism barely declined in 2020, ADL says

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Democrats Send Letter to Administration to Use Other Definitions of Antisemitism

Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (right). Photo: Wiki Commons. JNS.org – Several Democratic lawmakers are circulating a letter urging the Biden administration to consider using alternatives to the official International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The letter, addressed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, is being circulated by Reps. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), Mark Pocan […]

EU to present action plan for combating antisemitism

Browse > Home / News / EU to present action plan for combating antisemitism April 25, 2021 by JNS Read on for article The European Union will release a detailed action plan later this year aimed at combating antisemitism. European Union flags in front of the European Commission building in Brussels. Credit: Amio Cajander via […]

Film skewers ‘Miss Hitler’ pageant and antisemitism it represents

“Miss,” a short film that debuted on Vimeo on Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day, at first seems like a British version of Lena Dunham’s “Girls”: Two young female roommates, Nina and Olive, share a London flat and appear to have something of an uneasy relationship.  Nina tells Olive that she wants to compete in an […]

Antisemitism is a form of delirium, especially in France

April 23, 2021 by Melanie Phillips – JNS.org Read on for article The latest shocking development in the scandal over a horrific anti-Semitic murder in France not only trains a harsh light on that country’s attitude to Jew-hatred. It also illuminates a deeply problematic and wider inability to deal with antisemitism in the West. A […]

House Democrats to urge Blinken: Use all antisemitism definitions at your disposal

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War of the words: The conflict between definitions of antisemitism

The fight against antisemitism has historically been difficult, but in March the term itself became a battlefield with the drafting of a third international definition of antisemitism. The Jerusalem Definition of Antisemitism (JDA) was marched out in opposition to the popular International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) working definition and the recent but lesser-known Nexus definition. […]

Why it’s time to face the grim facts on rising antisemitism in the US

If you look ever so carefully, after taking a step or two back to gain some distance and perspective, you will see it. It might appear blurry at first, somewhat amorphous and not readily identifiable, like a dot on a screen that hardly seems to warrant much attention.But instead of going away, it grows ever […]

22 senators from both parties urge Biden to name antisemitism monitor

The bipartisan Senate antisemitism task force urged President Joe Biden to name a State Department monitor to combat antisemitism. “Tragically, 76 years after the end of the Holocaust, antisemitism remains a serious and growing danger for Jews in Europe, the Middle East, the United States, and elsewhere in the world,” said the letter sent Monday […]

Clubhouse will ‘shut down a number of rooms’ after antisemitism complaints

Clubhouse, the new audio-based social network, announced that it “shut down a number of rooms” in the wake of complaints about antisemitism. On Sunday, a Twitter user with the handle @EliKohn3 wrote about a chat on Clubhouse that discussed “Jewish Privilege,” where they said users were repeating and promoting antisemitic stereotypes. Nearly 200 people talking […]

Two Jews, three definitions: New documents challenge mainstream view of antisemitism

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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 […]

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