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  • Anti-Semitism a ‘recurrent problem’ in Dutch schools, gov’t report says

    3 days ago

    Anti-Semitism is a persistent problem in some Dutch schools and especially among Muslim pupils, according to a new government-commissioned report on discrimination in education.

    The findings appeared in a 55-page report titled “Two Worlds, Two Realities – How Do You Deal with It...

  • When Ted Cruz slams Trump for ‘chutzpah,’ should Jews be offended?

    4 days ago

    Ted Cruz, the Texas Republican senator running for president as an anti-establishment maverick, has once again been accused of making Jews collateral damage in attacks on his insider rivals.

    Cruz’s accusers detected the whiff of anti-Semitism in his broadsides against...

  • AJC in Berlin urges action to change Arab refugees’ anti-democratic values

    2 weeks ago

    Amid fears that Muslim refugees’ arrival to Germany may cause problems for local Jews, the American Jewish Committee in Berlin called for a national summit on ways to combat anti-democratic values among the newcomers.

    “It is five minutes before midnight, but not yet too late,”...

  • Crossing the line: When criticism of Israel becomes anti-Semitic

    2 weeks ago

    In the wake of a protest against a reception featuring an Israeli community group at a recent LGBTQ conference, there has been widespread controversy. We have read blog posts and articles, watched videos of the protest, and heard from friends and allies who were present at the...

  • Calling out anti-Semitism

    By David Suissa

    2 weeks ago

    If you discriminate against the only Jewish country in the world, is that anti-Semitism?

    Let’s take the European Union (EU), which routinely discriminates against the Jewish state. Among the numerous “occupied territories” around the world, for example, the EU has singled out...

  • German Jews fear rising antisemitism during Mideast refugee influx

    2 weeks ago

    When Judith G. helped out at a refugee centre near Frankfurt last October and identified herself as Jewish, she was spat on and insulted.

    German Jews say the case of Judith G., a 33-year-old optician who asked not to be fully named, isn't isolated and underlines concerns many...

  • Merkel opens exhibition of Holocaust art in Berlin

    2 weeks ago

    German Chancellor Angela Merkel opened the biggest exhibition of Holocaust art outside Israel in Berlin on Monday, after pledging to take concerns about rising anti-Semitism seriously. 

    The "Art from the Holocaust" show features 100 works from Yad Vashem, Israel's official...

  • Gay community must build a tent large enough to include pro-Israel voices

    2 weeks ago

    The central prayer of our people, the Shema, is often interpreted as a message of unity and the interconnectedness of all things. This can be a powerful force for bringing people together, for helping us to see the common humanity and the spark of the divine that unites us,...

  • Merkel: Anti-Semitism in Germany ‘more widespread than we imagine’

    2 weeks ago

    Germany must set clear boundaries in the fight against anti-Semitism, Chancellor Angela Merkel said ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day.

    Anti-Semitism in Germany is “more widespread than we imagine,” Merkel said in a conversation with Jewish media expert Oren Osterer...

  • Following anti-Semitic Facebook posts, student speaks out

    3 weeks ago

    On Dec. 16, Janina Montero, UCLA’s vice chancellor for student affairs, released an email in reference to anti-Semitic Facebook posts shared by a member of our UCLA community.

    While I applaud our vice chancellor for condemning the hateful rhetoric, the email — without context or...

  • French Jews, struggling to find work in Israel, consider going home

    3 weeks ago

    Before she traded her native France for Israel, Catherine Berdah ran a successful drug store in an affluent suburb on the eastern edge of Paris.

    A 50-year-old pharmacist with a master’s degree in business and decades of experience, Berdah earned over $6,000 per month and presided...

  • French PM: Attacks in France, Israel show we are ‘in world war’

    3 weeks ago

    Listing terrorist attacks in Israel along with attacks by the Islamic State, French Prime Minister Manuel Valls said they showed “we are in a world war.”

    Valls made the statement Monday at a Paris hotel in an address before approximately 350 listeners, mostly from the Jewish...

  • French lawmakers wear kippah to parliament following Jew’s stabbing

    January 15, 2016 | 8:18 am

    A French-Jewish lawmaker and his non-Jewish colleague wore kippahs in parliament to signal their rejection of anti-Semitism.

    Meyer Habib and Claude Goasguen were filmed wearing the Jewish head covering, also known as a yarmulke or skullcap, briefly in the corridors of the...

  • In poor Paris suburb, crime and extremism spur internal Jewish exodus

    January 12, 2016 | 11:11 am

    At this Paris suburb’s only Jewish facility, Rabbi Prosper Abenaim serves sweet tea to his synagogue’s most frequent and reliable guests: machine gun-toting troops of the French Legion.

    Six soldiers, posted here to defend Jews in this heavily Muslim and crime-stricken...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents soared in France in 2014

    January 7, 2016 | 3:56 pm

    Anti-Semitic incidents doubled in France in 2014 over the previous year even as other hate crimes decreased, according to a new report.

    Breaking the Cycle of Violence,” which was published Thursday by the Human Rights First nonprofit on the anniversary of the Charlie Hebdo and...

  • Paris synagogue goers mildly poisoned by irritant smeared on lock

    December 17, 2015 | 8:57 am

    Fourteen people were mildly poisoned by a toxic substance that was applied to the keypad of an electronic lock of a synagogue south of Paris.

    Members of the Jewish community of Bonneuil-sur-Marne on Monday called rescue services to report a sudden strong burning sensation in...

  • The ‘Little Fuehrer’ vs. student furor in Boyle Heights

    December 16, 2015 | 12:05 pm

    While commentators denounce and rebut Donald Trump’s proposal to ban all Muslims from entering the United States, some will remember that 70 years ago, another battle against bigotry, as well as anti-Semitism and what the media called “fascism,” was waged by Jewish and Black...

  • The University of California is guilty of Zionophobia

    December 15, 2015 | 9:40 am

    There is a new, dangerous epidemic throughout the world -- Zionophobia. The disease has stricken the world at large, but students on campus are left trying to combat it alone with no proper action by their university administration. The University of California is guilty for not...

  • Why campus anti-racism protests are bad for the Jews

    December 7, 2015 | 11:59 am

    A day before University of Missouri graduate student Jonathan Butler made headlines with a hunger strike protesting racism on campus, a coalition of 36 Jewish and civil rights organizations contacted University Chancellor R. Bowen Loftin to protest a vile act of anti-Semitism that...

  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    November 20, 2015 | 3:21 pm

    Two scary tweets fell into my feed yesterday. In the first, Linda Sarsour, a Brooklyn mom and activist shared, “When ur kids sends u a text w/ a link to a mayor invoking Japanese internment camps. ‘You think they would do that?’ OMG. My heart.”
In a reply, Suroor Raziuddin, a...

  • Questions for the European Left

    November 16, 2015 | 10:44 am

    Why don't we see demonstrations against Islamic dictatorships in London, Paris, Barcelona?

    Or demonstrations against the Burmese dictatorship?

    Why aren't there demonstrations against the enslavement of millions of women who live without any legal protection?

    Why aren't...

  • Is EU discriminating against Israel by labeling settlement goods?

    November 11, 2015 | 3:01 pm

    To Israel and many of its supporters, the new European Union regulations requiring separate labeling for settlement goods are discriminatory measures reminiscent of Europe’s long history of institutionalized anti-Semitism.

    In a harshly-worded statement Wednesday, the Israeli...

  • Israel blasts Palestinians after accusations of organ-harvesting

    November 4, 2015 | 5:17 pm

    The Israeli ambassador to the United Nations on Wednesday rejected Palestinian allegations that Israel had recently harvested organs from Palestinians its forces had killed, condemning the charges as anti-Semitic.

    In a letter to British Ambassador Matthew Rycroft, president of...

  • The UC’s new dilemma: to name or not to name

    By Judea Pearl

    November 3, 2015 | 4:03 pm

    Dozens of speakers representing a variety of views testified last week at UCLA before a university committee tasked with crafting a University of California systemwide policy to combat anti-Semitism on campuses.

    Many of the speakers favored adoption of the U.S. State Department’s...

  • Protesters in Sweden chant ‘slaughter the Jews’

    October 20, 2015 | 10:16 am

    Hundreds of protesters in the Swedish city of Malmo were filmed chanting in Arabic about slaughtering Jews and stabbing soldiers.

    Pro-Palestinian groups organized a rally Monday in the city center against what they consider Israeli violence and to show solidarity with...

  • Dutch cafe owner: Time to ‘smite down’ Israeli tourists

    October 15, 2015 | 10:26 am

    A Dutch restaurant owner called for violence against Israeli tourists.

    Dutch Jewry’s watchdog on anti-Semitism filed a complaint with police for incitement to violence on Thursday against Youness Ouaali, 30, pertaining to text he posted on Facebook two days earlier about a...

  • Letters to the editor: Time to die; Gun control; Anti-Zionism

    October 14, 2015 | 11:15 am

    Determining Time

    Dr. Neil Wenger’s intriguing opinion piece about the need for some patients to accept that it is “time to die” overstates the comparison between Moses’ death and what happens in contemporary ICUs (“When it’s Time to Die,” Oct. 9). 

    Moses was the greatest...

  • Ann Coulter is not an anti-Semite

    September 28, 2015 | 9:36 am

    During the course of the second Republican presidential debate, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted:

    “How many f—ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?”

    Her explanation was that she had grown frustrated with...

  • UC Regents reject statement of principles of intolerance

    By Jared Sichel

    September 24, 2015 | 8:50 am

    After months of anticipation over whether the University of California’s Board of Regents would adopt a formal definition of anti-Semitism in the wake of several anti-Israel and anti-Jewish incidents across its campuses, the UC’s governing arm rejected the “Statement of Principles...

  • Two Jews shot with BB guns in Orthodox section of NYC in past 10 days

    September 21, 2015 | 12:39 pm

    Two Jews were shot with BB guns in a heavily Orthodox neighborhood of New York City.

    City Councilman Rory Lancman said that the victims, neither of whom was seriously injured, were shot over the past 10 days in the Kew Gardens Hills section of Queens, the Queens Chronicle...

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