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  • ‘The Dictator’ reviews are in, and the verdict is…

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    May 17, 2012 | 10:04 am

    The reviews are in for Sacha Baron Cohen’s “The Dictator,” ladies and gentlemen, and while there are pans and mixed notices, a number of the some 20 top critics I perused had good things to say about Sacha Baron Cohen’s latest spoof—mostly praising his social satire or crass...

  • Anti-Israel group setting up battle with plans to rejoin Toronto gay pride parade

    May 16, 2012 | 4:19 pm

    The activist group Queers Against Israeli Apartheid is planning to return to the gay pride parade in Toronto, setting up another battle with Jewish groups and the city.

    Queers Against Israeli Apartheid withdrew from last year’s Pride Toronto parade after city officials demanded...

  • Richard Prasquier, French Jewish CRIF leader, adds to warning on Francois Hollande presidency

    May 1, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Richard Prasquier, the president of the CRIF umbrella group of French Jewry, reiterated concerns that a Francois Hollande presidency would boost the anti-Israel left.

    Speaking to reporters Monday before a meeting at the French Consulate in New York, Prasquier said, “We know that...

  • April 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    April 15, 2012 | 3:52 am

    A Tale of Two Uprisings

    Syrian refugees who found sanctuary in Libya talk to Abigail Hauslohner of Time about the ‎differences between the revolts against the rules of Muammar Gadhafi and Bashar Assad.  ‎

    ‎[T]he Syrians who have fled Homs for the relative safety of their Arab...

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  • British peer quits party post after anti-Israel comment

    February 29, 2012 | 2:18 pm

    British peer Jenny Tonge resigned as party whip of the Liberal Democrats after saying that Israel would not survive for long in its present form.

    Tonge’s remarks, made at a meeting last week at Middlesex University, included the observation that the American people would soon “get...

  • CJR evaluates charges of NYT’s anti-Israel bias

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 26, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Neil Lewis over at Columbia Journalism Review has a piece about the New York Times and the perceived animus that many Jews believe the newspaper has for Israel. And while Laurel Leff’s “Buried by the Times” convincingly depicts America’s most important newspaper turning a blind eye...

  • Gingrich questions Ron Paul about racist newsletters

    December 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm

    Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Friday urged rival Ron Paul to explain his links to newsletters two decades ago that carried the Texas congressman’s name and contained racist, anti-homosexual and anti-Israel rants.

    “I think that Congressman Paul has to explain his...

  • Iran: Explosion occurred during research on weapons that could strike Israel

    November 16, 2011 | 9:06 am

    A massive explosion that killed 17 troops including an officer regarded as the architect of Iran’s missile defenses last week took place during research on weapons that could strike Israel, the Islamic Republic’s military chief said on Wednesday.

    Iran has insisted the blast at a...

  • Pro-Israel demonstrators counter Islamist march in Berlin

    August 30, 2011 | 10:51 am

    Berlin’s annual anti-Israel Islamist march, the Al Quds Day demonstration, drew pro-Israel counter-protesters to the streets of former West Berlin.

    Police spokesperson Michael Gassen told JTA that about 600 Islamist demonstrators and about 300 pro-Israel protesters were kept well...

  • Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands on board with Durban III boycott

    July 25, 2011 | 9:57 am

    The Czech Republic became the first European Union country to say it would boycott the United Nations-sponsored Durban III conference.

    Shortly after the Czech Republic announced July 22 that it would not send a delegation to the Durban III conference set for Sept. 22 in New York,...

  • Americans for Peace Now supports settlement boycott

    July 20, 2011 | 9:14 am

    The board of directors of Americans for Peace Now voted unanimously to support a boycott of products manufactured in the settlements.

    The board met Tuesday in special session to discuss Israel’s new anti-boycott law. The board endorsed the Israeli Peace Now’s campaign to challenge...

  • From left to right, American Jews are criticizing Israeli anti-boycott law

    July 12, 2011 | 4:23 pm

    Backers of a new Israeli law penalizing anyone who targets Israel or West Bank settlements for boycotts tout it as a tool to fight back against anti-Israel campaigns, but American Jewish organizations seem remarkably united in deeming the measure an affront to freedom of expression....

  • N.Y. gay center rapped for renting space to anti-Israel group

    May 27, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A gay community center in New York is facing controversy again for renting meeting space to an anti-Israel group.

    The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center announced Wednesday that it would allow Queers Against Israeli Apartheid to rent meeting space in its...

  • Chabad rabbis denounce one of their own for lighting torch at Israel Independence Day ceremony

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    May 10, 2011 | 1:30 pm

    A group of Chabad rabbis in Israel this week signed a letter denouncing one of their own for lighting a torch in the State of Israel’s official Yom Ha’atzmaut celebration.

    While Chabad has a strong presence in Israel, the movement has complicated relationship with modern political...

  • CUNY nixes Kushner honorary degree over anti-Israel statements

    May 4, 2011 | 10:30 am

    The City University of New York has voted not to honor playwright Tony Kushner with an honorary degree at its commencement after a board member objected, citing the Pulitzer Prize winner’s anti-Israel statements.

    The New York Jewish Week reported that the request by CUNY’s John Jay...

  • Facebook sued for $1 billion over Third Intifada page

    April 3, 2011 | 11:31 am

    Facebook and its co-founder Mark Zuckerberg are being sued for more than $1 billion for not immediately taking down a page calling for a Third Intifada against Israel.

    The lawsuit was filed March 31 in U.S. District Court in Washington on behalf of Larry Klayman, an attorney and...

  • Julian Schnabel on Jewish Condemnation of “Miral:” “It Comes Out of Fear” [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    March 16, 2011 | 12:59 pm

    Artist-filmmaker Julian Schnabel understands why some Jews have condemned his movie, “Miral,” which opens March 25, as an anti-Israel screed: “It comes out of fear,” he told me by phone from New York this morning.  “The fear that the Holocaust occurred, that ‘We have been...

  • Toronto mayor threatens to withhold gay pride parade funding

    March 8, 2011 | 1:17 pm

    Toronto Mayor Rob Ford says he will withhold more than $100,000 in city funding to the annual gay pride parade if an anti-Israel group again is allowed to participate.

    Ford, who was elected on a right-wing, waste-slashing agenda last November, told the Canadian Jewish News last week...

  • Release of anti-Israel film delayed in Germany

    January 27, 2011 | 10:09 am

    An anti-Israel Turkish movie filmed in part aboard the intercepted flotilla ship the Marmara will not open in Germany as scheduled.

    Germany’s movie-ratings agency announced Tuesday that it would not allow “Valley of the Wolves-Palestine” to open Thursday, saying it had not had time...

  • Anti-Israel backlash from WikiLeaks release

    December 29, 2010 | 11:22 am

    WikiLeaks’ release of thousands of classified diplomatic cables has caused a backlash of anti-Israel conspiracy theories, according to the Anti-Defamation League.

    Anti-Israel conspiracy theorists are claiming that Israel and the Israel lobby played a secret role in the documents’...

  • Seattle buses to carry ‘Israeli war crimes’ ads

    December 20, 2010 | 1:05 pm

    Buses in downtown Seattle will carry advertisements about “Israeli war crimes” to mark the second year since the Gaza war.

    The Seattle Midwest Awareness Campaign has paid $1,794 to place the advertisements on 12 buses beginning Dec. 27, the day Israel entered Gaza to stop rocket...

  • B’nai B’rith: Condemn Syria for anti-Israel statement

    June 14, 2010 | 11:13 am

    A racist statement against Israel in the United Nations by a Syrian government official should be condemned, a Jewish group said.

    B’nai B’rith International condemned the statement made June 8 by Syrian First Secretary Rania Al Rifaiy, and called on the president of the United...

  • Canadian exam question creates anti-Israel feel, group alleges

    June 9, 2010 | 12:26 pm

    A question on a provincial exam for 12th-graders in Manitoba will promote anti-Israel sentiment, B’nai Brith Canada says. 

    The question—“Explain whether or not you think people in the entertainment industry have a responsibility for making the world a better place?”—was in...

  • Canadian exam question creates anti-Israel feel, group alleges

    June 9, 2010 | 11:00 am

    A question on a provincial exam for 12th-graders in Manitoba will promote anti-Israel sentiment, B’nai Brith Canada says. 

    The question—“Explain whether or not you think people in the entertainment industry have a responsibility for making the world a better place?”—was in...

  • Denounce Muslim group, UC Irvine chancellor urged

    May 12, 2009 | 10:51 pm

    Nearly 2,700 people have signed an online petition encouraging a California university chancellor to publicly condemn an annual Muslim student event.

    The document urges University of California, Irvine’s Michael Drake to denounce the Muslim Student Union’s “Israel: The Politics of...

  • Free speech on campus

    By Steve Greenberg

    September 11, 2008 | 1:16 am

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  • That campus anti-Semitism thing, you say it’s your birthday

    September 3, 2008 | 11:19 pm

    Quiet War at UCI

    It is unfortunate that The Jewish Journal would choose to run as its cover story two weeks ago an article by Brad Greenberg that preys on the deep and recurrent fears of some in our community of a rampant anti-Semitism on our college campuses ("Quiet War on Campus,"...
  • Report says UCI is a hostile place for Jewish students

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 21, 2008 | 5:00 pm


    A hidden camera captured an anti-Semitic speech by Amir Abdel Malik Ali at UCI Muslim Student Union: " Zionist Jews were behind 9/11"


    An anti-Israel speaker praises suicide bombers. Posters display Nazi symbols, anti-Israel slogans and the Israeli flag with blood dripping from the...

  • CAMERA, Sabeel and The Jewish Journal

    By Andrea Levin

    January 31, 2008 | 7:00 pm

    Rob Eshman's peculiar attack on CAMERA, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America ("Butt Out," Jan. 25, 2008), for alerting some of its Los Angeles area members and friends to the pernicious activity of an anti-Israel group called the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation...
  • J’accuse

    By David Suissa

    December 13, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Philippe Karsenty is not sure exactly when he snapped. He does recall a certain morning in Paris when one of the employees in his software firm walked into his office, and, instead of talking business, brought up something rather unexpected: "What did you do yesterday in Gaza? When...
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