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  • This is not my America. Is it yours?

    1 week ago

    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

    2 weeks ago

    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?

    3 weeks ago

    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...

  • Was Hitler’s anti-Semitism different than Khamenei’s?

    September 18, 2015 | 11:07 am

    Adolf Hitler’s anti-Semitism is generally seen as an aspect of his brutally absolutist German nationalism. For the Nazi dictator, the Germanic Aryans reigned supreme, the theory goes, and Jews, Slavs and Gypsies needed to be eradicated to purify this master race.

    However, Yale...

  • Ann Coulter slammed for profane tweet on Jews in GOP debate commentary

    September 17, 2015 | 9:43 am

    Conservative columnist Ann Coulter used an epithet to describe Jews in expressing frustration with pledges by candidates to support Israel during a Republican debate.

  • Proposed U. of California tolerance statement rapped for lack of focus on anti-Semitism

    September 11, 2015 | 11:27 am

    The University of California Board of Regents will review a new statement of “principles against intolerance,” despite calls from the campus Jewish community that want a more specific focus on anti-Semitism.

    The proposed statement of principles that the board is set to discuss at...

  • It’s time to work together, focus on strengthening constraints on Iran

    September 8, 2015 | 2:26 pm

    Several days ago, Sen. Barbara Mikulski of Maryland became the 34th senator to announce support for the agreement reached by the representatives of the P5+1 nations and Iran over its nuclear program, thus assuring that a presidential veto of a bill of disapproval in the Congress...

  • Matisyahu, the Iran deal and the college campus

    August 26, 2015 | 12:03 pm

    Do we need to have a definition of anti-Semitism?  Most people think they already know what it means.

    And sometimes the answer is obvious. Think, for example, about the vandals who recently scrawled the words “Yids out” on the fence of a girls’ primary day school in London.

  • To those who hear anti-Semitism when it is not there

    By Michael Berenbaum

    August 19, 2015 | 11:00 am

    I’ve learned a new term: “dog whistle.” The term was used by Lee Smith, a political columnist for the online magazine Tablet, who wrote that President Barack Obama was “hinting broadly at anti-Semitic conceits — like dual loyalties, moneyed interests, Jewish lobbies — to scare off...

  • Trial opens for white supremacist charged in Kansas Jewish center killings

    August 17, 2015 | 9:49 am

    Jury selection began on Monday in the trial of a Missouri white supremacist charged with murdering three people in a shooting spree outside two Kansas City-area Jewish centers in April 2014.

    Frazier Glenn Cross, 74, a former senior member of the Ku Klux Klan who has made...

  • UC regents delay discussion on anti-Semitism definition

    July 15, 2015 | 11:20 am

    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

    July 14, 2015 | 2:30 pm

    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

    July 13, 2015 | 2:43 pm

    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?

    July 13, 2015 | 11:24 am

    “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...

  • 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...
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