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  • Should the UC define anti-Semitism? No, protect free speech

    5 days ago

    Should a major university system have a particular definition of anti-Semitism?

    That’s what is being asked of the University of California’s Board of Regents. Two dozen groups, led by the AMCHA Initiative, want the regents to adopt the definition used by the U.S Department of...

  • In Israel, European Jews warn of growing anti-Semitism

    6 days ago

    This article first appeared on The Media Line.

    European Jewish leaders say there is more anti-Israel sentiment and more anti-Semitism in Europe today than at any time in the past 60 years. A new poll found that nearly 150 million Europeans think Israel is an apartheid state and...

  • Should a major university system have a particular definition of anti-Semitism?

    1 week ago

    That’s what is being asked of the University of California’s Board of Regents. Two dozen groups, lead by the “AMCHA Initiative,” want the regents to adopt the definition used by the U.S Department of State. UC’s president, Janet Napolitano, has endorsed the idea.

    Clearly there...

  • Concern for UC Jewish students: An open letter to the Regents

    1 week ago

    Dear Honorable Members of the University of California Board of Regents,

    We are 32 organizations representing hundreds of thousands of supporters who are deeply concerned about the safety and well-being of Jewish students at the University of California. In light of the...
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  • What we are, and what we are not

    2 weeks ago

    I recently was delighted to meet a former Hebrew school student and his mother at the market.

    The woman proudly shared that her son was active in combating anti-Semitism in his school, reporting swastikas on lockers and publicly condemning the hostility some of them were...

  • Placing a 9-11 call to G-D

    2 weeks ago

    If you watch or listen to the news it’s pretty depressing. Especially when it comes to what’s happening to the Jewish people. We have terrorist attacks in Paris and verbal attacks in the U.N. We have boycotting of Israeli goods and anti-Israel propaganda on college campuses. We...

  • Regents beware: You are already under attack for calling out “anti-Zionism”

    By Harold Brackman

    3 weeks ago

    The 10-campus University of California system is a “Jurassic World” all its own. The UC Regents are even now threatened with a raptor attack if they follow the lead of UC President Janet Napolitano by reducing political correctness through administration of a dose of political...

  • Refuting report, Spanish Embassy says no Turkish Jews applied for citizenship

    3 weeks ago

    Spain’s embassy in Ankara disputed a New York Times article claiming that thousands of Turkish Jews have applied for Spanish citizenship amid growing concern about anti-Semitism.

    The May 26 Times article speaks of “thousands of Sephardic Jews in Turkey who trace their ancestry to...

  • Why I support SCR 35: An open letter to state Sen. Jeff Stone

    June 3, 2015 | 1:51 pm

    Much of the campus climate at UCLA revolves around identities and identity politics. Students champion their identities and their communities in a way that the rest of the world should strive to emulate. This reality, while it adds to the tapestry that is the UCLA community,...

  • Thanks for what?

    June 3, 2015 | 11:43 am

    Rob Eshman, the Jewish Journal’s Editor-in-chief, would like to thank President Obama on behalf of the Jewish people. I do not want to be ingrate but an examination of the historical record leads me to a completely opposite conclusion. Starting at the beginning of the Obama...

  • The L.A. Times lets Saree Makdisi incriminate himself, again

    June 1, 2015 | 1:28 pm

    The Los Angeles Times has done it again, handing U.C.L.A. Prof. Saree Makdisi space on its commentary pages for another virtually fact-free, anti-Israel column. The third this year (and at least tenth in The Times since 2004), Makdisi’s “Wrongfully treating academic debates as...

  • Who are Turkey’s Jews?

    June 1, 2015 | 9:40 am

    For centuries, Turkey served as a safe haven for Jews fleeing anti-Semitism.

    The earliest records of Jews in Turkey date back to 220 B.C.E., but the area saw a major Jewish influx in the early 14th century, when Jews expelled from Hungary, France, Sicily and elsewhere migrated...

  • Turkish Jews staying put but eyeing exit amid president’s hostile rhetoric

    June 1, 2015 | 9:33 am

    In the backyard of the Etz Ahayim synagogue in Turkey’s largest city, congregant Yusuf Arslan hollers pleasantries as he mingles with other members of the small congregation.

    He needs to shout to be heard over the deafening sound of a sudden downpour hitting the blast-proof glass...

  • President Obama vs. the LA Times on anti-Semitism

    May 27, 2015 | 12:08 pm

    The Obama White House and the opinion page of the Los Angeles Times are usually in sync—but not always.  Take for example the recent conflict between President Obama and Palestinocentric UCLA Professor Saree Makdisi on anti-Semitism and how to combat it.

    In a much-discussed...

  • Campus Anti-Semitism at UC and Stanford

    May 26, 2015 | 10:28 am

    So far as we are concerned, Berkeley’s Golden Bears have already won the Stanford Axe, the trophy in their annual “Big Game” with the Cardinals, despite the fact that college football season is still months away.

    Our reason: the contrast between recent actions of the presidents...

  • Obama: Defending Jews means criticizing Israel

    May 22, 2015 | 9:50 am

    Defending Jews from anti-Semitism is necessarily entwined with criticizing some of Israel’s policies toward the Palestinians, President Barack Obama told a Jewish audience.

    “The rights I insist upon and fight for for all people in the United States compels me to look out for the...

  • Univ. of California alumni call for steps to curb campus anti-Semitism

    May 21, 2015 | 11:40 am

    More than 500 alumni of the University of California called on the system’s president and Board of Regents to address the “rising tide of anti-Jewish bigotry at the UC.”

    The alumni wrote in the open letter published Wednesday in the Daily Bruin, the student newspaper of the...

  • Jewish teen, woman lightly wounded in Paris-region anti-Semitic attacks

    May 18, 2015 | 2:20 pm

    A Jewish boy and a woman were assaulted in separate anti-Semitic incidents in the Paris region.

    The incident involving the woman occurred on May 13 on a street in Sarcelles, an impoverished northern suburb of the French capital where some 60,000 Jews live in close proximity to...

  • Muslims and Jews gather to combat anti-Semitism

    May 13, 2015 | 9:06 am

    This story originally appeared on The Media Line.

    When Abderrahim Chaibi was seven years old, his teacher in a Muslim school in Morocco told him that Jews were bad people who murdered the Prophet Mohammed. Now decades later, Chaibi is in Jerusalem for the fifth Global Forum for...

  • Cartoon: Eurnope

    By Steve Greenberg

    May 7, 2015 | 3:31 pm

  • Russian bookstores remove ‘Maus’ over swastika on cover

    April 29, 2015 | 2:44 pm

    Russian bookstores began removing the Pulitzer Prize-winning “Maus” from their shelves due to the large swastika on its cover.

    Concerns about raids by the authorities to remove the symbol ahead of May 9, when Russia will observe 70 years since the victory over the Nazis,...

  • Fired Al Jazeera America employee sues network alleging anti-Semitism

    April 29, 2015 | 12:51 pm

    A fired Al Jazeera America employee is suing the network alleging a hostile work environment that included “discriminatory, anti-Semitic and anti-American remarks.”

    According to the lawsuit filed Tuesday in New York State Supreme Court, Matthew Luke was fired in February 10 days...

  • Polish fashion guru called out for posing with SS hat

    April 21, 2015 | 11:06 am

    Holocaust commemoration activists in Warsaw filed a complaint against a Polish fashion celebrity who posed for pictures while wearing Nazi SS symbols.

    Jonny Daniels, founder of the From the Depths commemoration group, filed the complaint with Warsaw prosecutors on Tuesday against...

  • Report: Violent anti-Semitic incidents worldwide soar by 40 percent

    April 15, 2015 | 8:46 am

    Anti-Semitic attacks surged worldwide in 2014, with the highest number of incidents occurring in France, according to an annual study published in Israel on Wednesday.

    The report, by Tel Aviv University's Kantor Center for the Study of Contemporary European Jewry, said 766...

  • Hungary’s Jobbik drops some hardline policies in push for power

    April 14, 2015 | 11:28 am

    Hungary's Jobbik party will leave behind its far-right origins, keep the country in the European Union and come to terms with foreign investors as it sets its sights on government, its leader said on Tuesday.

    Jobbik, condemned throughout Europe as anti-Semitic and racist, is now...

  • The effective way to combat anti-Israel activity on campus: Public relations

    April 13, 2015 | 3:47 pm

    There has been an incredible growth of anti-Semitism on college campuses in North America. Too often anti-Israel sentiment is simply a veiled and more culturally appropriate form of anti-Semitism. According to the Anti-Defamation League, anti-Semitic incidents on college campuses...

  • Finnish candidate: Israel systematically murders children

    April 7, 2015 | 9:19 am

    A candidate in Finland representing one of its largest parties said Israel is systematically murdering Palestinian children, women and elderly people.

    Abdirahim Hussein, a former chairman of the Center Party’s youth division, made the statement last week in a blog post about...

  • Let my people stay

    By Rob Eshman

    April 2, 2015 | 7:44 pm

    It’s spring, and fear is busting out all over.

    In the past three weeks, I’ve been to two events memorializing the Holocaust. The speakers alternated between the necessity of remembering the Nazi genocide even as its last surviving victims die, and confronting the current rise of...

  • Anton Yelchin explores extramarital love’s time slot in ‘5 to 7’

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    April 2, 2015 | 1:58 pm

    In Victor Levin’s new romantic film, “5 to 7,” an aspiring author laments to a friend about his affair with a French diplomat’s wife who is in an open marriage.  “I was taught that there are no free lunches…the other shoe drops and you suffer 1,000-fold,” the character, named Brian...

  • This Passover, raging anti-Semitism, ascendant Iran stand between Jews and the promise of Elijah the Prophet

    April 2, 2015 | 11:20 am

    This post originally ran on Fow News.

    On Friday night Jewish families in Israel and throughout the world will celebrate our Passover Seder, a wondrous interactive event remembering we were once slaves unto Pharaoh and celebrating our freedom and first baby steps as a nation. In...

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