Posts Tagged ‘Antisemitism’

How the IHRA definition of antisemitism is used to muzzle criticism of Israel — the Winnipeg example

Champions of the International Holocaust Memorial Alliance – Working Definition of Antisemitism (IHRA-WDA) insist that their definition is merely aspirational, meant only to rally opposition to hatred of Jews and is not legally binding. But an event in the Canadian city of Winnipeg is a perfect and lasting example of how toxic is the definition’s […]

DC rally equating anti-Zionism with antisemitism draws meager crowd and divides Jewish community

There was a rally against antisemitism outside the Capitol in Washington yesterday equating antisemitism with sharp criticism of Israel, and while a lot of big Jewish groups sponsored it, the good news is that liberal Zionists ran away from the event, and there weren’t many people there. The Washington Post said “hundreds” were at the […]

The War on Antisemitism Gains Momentum

By Philip Giraldi It has frequently been observed how Jewish organizations in the United States and Western Europe exploit their claimed perpetual victimhood to excuse their own ethnocentric manipulations while also providing cover for Israeli war crimes. What they refer to as the “Holocaust” is, of course, central to the effort, complete with a standard […]

Antisemitism Watchdog Derided And Mocked For Demanding Firing Of Spanish TV Host

The so-called Combat Antisemitism Movement (CAM) is calling for disciplinary action against a reporter from a television station in Spain who made anti-Israel remarks during a broadcast about Israeli athletes: TV3’s commentator Clara Basiana made the offensive remarks while reporting live on air on June 10 about Israeli artistic duet swimmers Eden Blecher and Shelly […]

Biden administration says IHRA definition of antisemitism is ‘gold standard’

The Biden administration has reiterated its support for the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism. The controversial interpretation conflates antisemitism with legitimate criticism of Israel. The IHRA working definition was formally adopted by the Trump administration in 2018. In April a group of Democratic House members, three of them Jewish, sent Secretary […]

Florida GOP under fire for tweet accusing Democrats of antisemitism

In the video, Pelosi did not mention any Florida-elected officials. But the Florida GOP’s tweet included Fried and Rep. Charlie Crist (D-Fla.), both of whom are challenging Gov. Ron DeSantis in 2022, and Rep. Val Demings (D-Fla.), who is running for Senate against GOP Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. “While @GovRonDeSantis works on policies and signs […]

‘Dear Martha’ — a letter to Cornell’s president on her statement on the alleged rise of antisemitism, and failure to mention Israel’s attacks

On May 26, days after the end of Israel’s latest attack on Gaza, Cornell University President Martha Pollack issued a “Statement on Hatred and Bias” addressing an “alarming national rise” in antisemitism “amid ongoing tensions in the Middle East.” I wrote to her the following day to criticize her selective focus as a form of bad […]

Let’s have a frank talk about Israeli oppression and antisemitism

The dam is breaking.  It has been seven years since Operation Protective Edge — the obscenity in which Israel’s merciless bombardment of Gaza killed more than 2,000 Palestinians, more than 500 of them children.  Frankly, they have been seven lean years in which progress in that struggle seemed demoralizingly difficult: more of the same slow, steady […]

Left Silent on Antisemitism; Vaccines vs. Natural Immunity; Memorial Day Inspiration

Left Silent on Antisemitism; Vaccines vs. Natural Immunity; Memorial Day Inspiration Antisemitic attacks are on the rise—it’s happening online and on the streets, in America and around the world. But what you don’t see is a lot of pushback. (2:32) Podcast host Charles Mizrahi questions why the progressive left is not outraged by all the […]

Dem Rep. Cicilline: I See ‘No Evidence’ of Antisemitism among Dems, We’re ‘Strongest Voices’ Condemning Rise in Violence

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “AC360,” Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI) said that he sees “no evidence whatsoever in the Democratic caucus or in the Democratic Party of antisemitism at all. In fact, the strongest voices that have condemned acts of antisemitism and this rise in antisemitic violence have been members of the Democratic caucus.” Cicilline […]

Vogue Model Tells People Not to Post Against Antisemitism; Hurts Palestinian ‘Struggle’

Vogue cover model Paloma Elsesser posted a statement on Saturday that urged people not to post against antisemitism, since it might hurt the Palestinian cause. The post also asserted, misleadingly, that Palestinian leaders are opposed to antisemitism. The UK Daily Mail reported: The plus-sized model, who appeared on the cover of Vogue magazine in January, made the comments […]

Liberals Can’t Be Silent as the Left Incites Antisemitism

US Reps Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) and Ilhan Omar (D-MN) hold a news conference after Democrats in the US Congress moved to formally condemn President Donald Trump’s attacks on the four minority congresswomen on Capitol Hill in Washington, US, July 15, 2019. Photo: Reuters / Erin Scott. JNS.org – In […]

ADL Records ‘Dangerous and Drastic Surge’ of Antisemitism During Latest Israel-Hamas Conflict

A pro-Palestinian vigilante in Skokie, Illinois defaces the entrance of the Persian Hebrew Congregation with a ‘Free Palestine’ sign. Photo: Skokie PD. The Anti-Defamation League (ADL) on Tuesday released preliminary data indicating an “uptick” in antisemitic incidents linked to the latest conflict between Israel and Hamas. A study by the ADL’s Center on Extremism of […]

Jews in Germany say that Protesting the war with Gaza is ‘pure antisemitism’

    Germany’s leading Jewish group on Thursday sharply condemned protests in front of a synagogue in the western city of Gelsenkirchen as “pure antisemitism.” Several other German cities including Berlin, Hamburg and Hannover have seen anti-Israeli protests over the past few days. At least two synagogues were attacked, and several Israeli flags were torn […]

With Israel under fire, int’l lawmakers discuss ways to fight antisemitism

As Hamas rockets rain down on Israel and antisemitic hate continues to spread online and in communities, dozens of Jewish legislators and elected officials from around the world came together during the World Jewish Congress’ 16th Plenary Assembly. During the gathering, the first consultation in five years of the relaunched International Council of Jewish Parliamentarians […]

Antisemitism, the Muslim world’s sole collective contribution to Palestine

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

New antisemitism in Europe connected to Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Israeli flags were burned in front of two synagogues in Germany and the words “Free Palestine” were spray-painted on another one in Spain. The incidents this week are among the first manifestations of antisemitism in Europe connected to the escalation of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in which six Israelis and at least 50 Palestinians have died […]

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

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

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, […]

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