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  • UC regents delay discussion on anti-Semitism definition

    3 weeks ago

    The University of California Board of Regents has decided to wait until September to address adopting the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism. There was expectation that the board was going to discuss the issue and vote on it during its July 22-23 meeting in San...

  • California Assembly calls on U.C. schools to condemn anti-Semitism

    3 weeks ago

    The California State Assembly unanimously approved a resolution calling on University of California campuses to condemn all forms of anti-Semitism.

    The bipartisan resolution, sponsored by State Sen. Jeff Stone, a Republican, passed the Assembly on Monday. The...

  • Samsung subsidiaries’ CEOs slam anti-Semitism in wake of merger debate

    3 weeks ago

    Two CEOs in the Samsung conglomerate condemned anti-Semitism after their companies’ proposed merger spurred anti-Semitism in the South Korean media.

    In a July 12 letter to the Anti-Defamation League, Joo Hwa Yoon of Cheil Industries and Chi Hun Choi of Samsung C&T unequivocally...

  • Who should define anti-Semitism?

    3 weeks ago

    “Anyone who does not recognize the Jewish people and the State of Israel — and their right to exist — is guilty of anti-Semitism”  - Pope Francis

    "I think a good baseline [for when anti-Zionism becomes anti-Semitism] is: Do you think that Israel has a right to exist as a...

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  • That could have been us

    By Steve Greenberg

    July 8, 2015 | 4:12 pm

  • Woman denied entrance to Western Wall for wearing kippah

    July 6, 2015 | 2:09 pm

    Security guards prevented an American woman from entering the Western Wall plaza because she was wearing a kippah, the Women of the Wall group said.

    On Monday, guards and officials from the Western Wall Heritage Foundation asked the woman, identified only as Linda, who...

  • In Paris, planned Jewish center touted as proof community is staying

    July 2, 2015 | 11:04 am

    Elsewhere in the world, unveiling plans for a new Jewish cultural center might merit little more than a cocktail reception. But in this city, where Jews have been the target of rising anti-Semitic violence, the event was significantly more elaborate, with French-Jewish leaders...

  • The Nazi Worldview exchange, part 1: ‘A world without Jews’

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 1, 2015 | 3:59 am

    Alon Confino is a professor of history at the University of Virginia and at Ben Gurion University, Israel. Professor Confino received his PhD from Berkley University. He has written extensively and influentially on historical memory, historical method and German history. He has...

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

    June 24, 2015 | 3:44 pm

    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

    June 24, 2015 | 9:36 am

    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?

    June 22, 2015 | 12:43 pm

    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

    June 22, 2015 | 12:13 pm

    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...
  • What we are, and what we are not

    June 18, 2015 | 9:26 am

    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

    June 16, 2015 | 1:52 pm

    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

    June 11, 2015 | 8:44 am

    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

    June 8, 2015 | 12:50 pm

    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...

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