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  • Canadian union ripped for using newsletter to attack Israel

    March 6, 2013 | 8:48 am

    The Canadian government called on the country's postal workers union to apologize for using its monthly newsletter to attack Israel.

    Canada "plays a key part in perpetuating war crimes" by Israel, the Canadian Union of Postal Workers' March newsletter read, according to the...

  • British lawmaker asks party to condemn members for vilifying Jews

    February 14, 2013 | 4:02 am

    Robert Halfon, a British lawmaker for the Liberal Democrat Party, has urged party leader Nick Clegg to condemn recent statements about Jews by party members.

    ““Will my Honorable friend take action against those MPs who use the conflict in Israel to make inflammatory statements...

  • Petition aims to have Facebook pull anti-Israel page

    February 4, 2013 | 9:38 am

    A Facebook petition to remove an anti-Israel page that uses an expletive in its name has 75,000 likes, the removal campaign's creator says.

    Michael Mendelson of Miami told JTA by telephone that the removal petition against the "F*** Israel" page has been on Facebook for less than...

  • 2012 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs

    December 28, 2012 | 2:29 pm

    1.  EGYPT’S MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD

    Today effectively rules the Arab world’s largest and most important nation

    MOHAMMED BADIE

    MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD’S MORAL GUIDE

    “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions...

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  • Thousands protest in Egypt against Israeli attacks on Gaza

    November 16, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Thousands of people protested in Egyptian cities on Friday against Israeli air strikes on Gaza and Egypt's president pledged to support the Palestinian enclave's population in the face of "blatant aggression."

    Western governments are watching Egypt's response to the Gaza...

  • Study: No anti-Semitism, anti-Israel push at most college campuses

    October 23, 2012 | 10:50 am

    Ninety-seven percent of U.S. and Canadian college campuses report no anti-Israel or anti-Semitic events, and the campus-based anti-Israel divestment effort has failed, according to a new study.

    The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise released the findings of its new study,...

  • Report: Anti-Israel attitudes fueling anti-Semitism in Norway

    October 22, 2012 | 11:42 am

    Anti-Israel attitudes in Norway may be fueling anti-Semitism there, the international security organization OSCE warned.

    The warning came in a report on Norway compiled by members of the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe, the daily Aftenposten reported, adding...

  • Anti-Semitic messages left on Jewish Agency Facebook page

    October 11, 2012 | 9:17 am

    The Jewish Agency for Israel's Facebook page was inundated with hundreds of explicitly anti-Israel and anti-Semitic messages.

    The attacks earlier this month were confirmed Thursday by the Jewish Agency. The messages were deleted soon after they were discovered, it said.

    The...

  • Presbyterian Church’s narrow rejection of divestment unlikely to slow anti-Israel push

    July 6, 2012 | 2:19 pm

    Proponents of using economic pressure to force Israel out of the West Bank may have lost a key battle this week – by a hair’s breadth – but they have no intention of giving up.

    That’s the message from backers of a divestment motion at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian...

  • Anti-Israel aid billboards coming down

    June 26, 2012 | 10:32 am

    A subsidiary of the CBS Corp. removed 23 billboards in the Los Angeles area calling for a stop to U.S. foreign assistance to Israel.

    The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, which sponsored the billboards, said in a statement that it received a letter from CBS Outdoor, a...

  • Calif. Rep. Howard Berman raps coalition behind anti-Israel billboards

    June 25, 2012 | 2:36 pm

    U.S. Rep. Howard Berman slammed a Los Angeles-area group for anti-Israel billboards that call for an end to U.S. aid to Israel.

    In his letter to The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, Berman (D-Calif.) emphasized the importance of providing assistance to Israel.

    “We are the...

  • ‘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...

  • 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...

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