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  • Sarah Silverman target of anti-Semitic rant by ex-reality TV star Tila Tequila

    June 23, 2016 | 10:56 am

    Former reality TV star Tila Tequila accused Sarah Silverman and the Jews of killing Jesus before saying the comedian was next on a “celebrity sacrifice” list.

    Tequila, born Tila Nguyen, was responding on Monday to a fan’s suggestion that a Donald Trump presidency would bring...

  • German lawmaker accused of anti-Semitism, Holocaust denial

    June 22, 2016 | 9:02 am

    A right-wing lawmaker in Germany accused of anti-Semitism in his writings has avoided being expelled from his party, at least for now.

    Dr. Wolfgang Gedeon will remain a voting member of the Baden-Württemberg state parliament with no party affiliation after temporarily waiving his...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents on US college campuses doubled in 2015, ADL reports

    June 22, 2016 | 8:38 am

    Anti-Semitic incidents on American college campuses nearly doubled in 2015, the Anti-Defamation League reported.

    In addition, the number of anti-Semitic assaults across the country increased by more than 60 percent, according to the audit of such incidents released Wednesday.


  • Swastika posters left in north London playground 4 consecutive days

    June 17, 2016 | 1:13 pm

    Police are stepping up their presence in a charedi Orthodox Jewish neighborhood of London after swastika posters were placed in a playground there four days in a row.

    London’s Jewish Chronicle reported Friday that local police have increased patrols in Stamford Hill...

  • Europe declares war on terrorism*

    June 10, 2016 | 9:44 am

    Earlier this week, my Paris-based colleague, Dr. Shimon Samuels and I met with senior officials in Berlin that focused on the implications of 1 million Middle Eastern migrant/refugees coming to Germany. Social integration and the challenge of changing the problematic attitudes...

  • New anti-Semitism definition replaced scrapped EU version, US official says

    June 8, 2016 | 1:18 pm

    The new international definition of anti-Semitism that mentions Israel hatred was adopted in part to replace a similar one scrapped by the European Union, an initiator of the new text said.

    Robert Williams, a delegate of the United States at the International Holocaust...

  • Israel’s justice minister: 70 percent of harmful content being removed from social media

    June 7, 2016 | 1:29 pm

    Israeli Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked said in Budapest that Facebook, Twitter and Google are removing some 70 percent of harmful content from social media in Israel.

    “A joining of forces by justice ministers from all over the world against incitement and our joint...

  • Echo added to ADL hate symbols database

    June 7, 2016 | 10:08 am

    The triple parentheses known as the echo symbol, used by white supremacists and anti-Semites to identify Jews on Twitter, has been added to the Anti-Defamation League’s hate symbols database.

    Extremists and haters use the echo symbol, which originated in an anti-Semitic podcast...

  • Jewish congressional candidate, 25, targeted with anti-Semitic abuse

    June 6, 2016 | 10:17 am

    A young Jewish candidate for Congress in California has been targeted with anti-Semitic abuse in the days before the state’s primary election.

    Erin Schrode, 25, who has been featured recently by several news outlets, including JTA, for her underdog candidacy against incumbent...

  • Comparing Israel to Nazis is anti-Semitic, 31 Western states declare

    June 3, 2016 | 2:04 pm

    An intergovernmental body devoted to commemorating the Holocaust adopted a definition of anti-Semitism that includes some hate speech against Israel.

    The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance, or IHRA, adopted the definition on May 26, according to a statement posted...

  • Jewish Dems: Trump statement on anti-Semitism is not enough

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 3, 2016 | 10:33 am

    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday released another statement condemning anti-Semitism after heavy criticism that he is not speaking out forcefully against a barrage of anti-Semitic comments by some of his supporters on social media.

    “Anti-Semitism has no...

  • Will Donald Trump make America hate again?

    By Eitan Arom

    June 2, 2016 | 11:17 am

    For decades, it seemed that the visuals of Nazi propaganda — replete with hunch-backed, leering, long-nosed Chasidic Jews — had vanished. Then came the internet.

    Virulently anti-Semitic imagery has made its way into the presidential campaign, materializing, for instance, in Julia...

  • Jewish adviser: Trump too busy to keep denouncing anti-Semitic views of supporters

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    June 1, 2016 | 1:08 pm

    Donald Trump is not responsible for the anti-Semitic abuse of journalists by his fans or for the views of some of his supporters and has no time to keep denouncing anti-Semitism, longtime aide and adviser to Donald Trump, Jason Greenblatt, said on Wednesday.

    “I do not think Mr....

  • UK’s Labour readmits activist suspended for blaming slave trade on Jews

    May 31, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    A Labour activist who was suspended from the British party for claiming that Jews were “chief financiers of the sugar and slave trade” has been readmitted to its ranks.

    Jackie Walker, vice chair of Momentum, a hard-left group loyal to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, was suspended...

  • Vandalism at 3 New England synagogues aims to intimidate community, ADL regional leader says

    May 31, 2016 | 11:25 am

    Recent vandalism targeting three New England synagogues is aimed at intimidating the Jewish community, the director of the New England office of the Anti-Defamation League said.

    Robert Trestan said the attacks at two synagogues in the Boston area and one in Pawtucket, Rhode...

  • RJC calls out Trump supporters for anti-Semitic abuse of journalists

    By Jacob Kornbluh, Jewish Insider

    May 24, 2016 | 11:06 am

    The Republican Jewish Coalition (RJC) on Tuesday released a statement condemning the increased anti-Semitic abuse directed toward journalists by what they referred to as supporters of the three presidential candidates.

    “We abhor any abuse of journalists, commentators and writers...

  • Anti-Semitism charges stir the calm waters of bucolic Oxford

    May 17, 2016 | 1:02 pm

    For a city that has made headlines recently for its anti-Semitism problem, Oxford has a pretty laid back Jewish scene.

    On a recent Friday night, dozens of recognizably Jewish families and students wearing kippahs were enjoying the afternoon sun as they strolled to one of Oxford’s...

  • Dutch humanists spurn call to condemn Erasmus’ anti-Semitism

    May 13, 2016 | 1:25 pm

    The Netherlands Humanistic Association declined to condemn the anti-Semitism of pioneering humanist Catholic theologian Erasmus of Rotterdam.

    Hans Jansen, a former minister of the Dutch Reformed Church had called for the condemnation in a recent Op-Ed in the Reformatorisch...

  • Yom Hashoah 2016: This year it's 'ever again'

    May 6, 2016 | 12:01 pm

    For over seven decades, on Yom HaShoah- Holocaust Memorial Day, people pause to reflect on the mass murder of 6,000,000 Jews, a genocide conceived, organized and executed by Hitler’s Third Reich. Two words sum up the silent pleas from the ashes of the victims and those who survived...

  • Jewish leaders call for UK’s Labour Party to act on anti-Semitism ‘cancer’

    May 4, 2016 | 1:16 pm

    Almost half a century ago, when he first became an active supporter of Britain's Labour Party, Rabbi Abraham Pinter said it had far less of a problem with anti-Semitism than the country as a whole.

    But while other political groups have recognized the need to address prejudice...

  • Britain’s Labour reportedly has suspended 50 members over racism, anti-Semitism

    May 3, 2016 | 8:53 am

    Britain’s Labour Party reportedly has secretly suspended 50 members in the past two months over anti-Semitic and racist comments.

    The suspensions by the party’s compliance unit were reported in the British daily The Telegraph on Monday evening, citing a senior source within the...

  • Is anti-Semitism becoming fashionable in high places?

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 2, 2016 | 5:45 am

    In recent days, the issue of anti-Semitism in high places is making headlines in the world, thanks to a group of wacky British politicians from the Labour Party who – as Vox defined it – has "a problem with which the British left has been struggling: a perception that it is having...

  • Julia Ioffe, meet the real Donald Trump

    By Rob Eshman

    April 29, 2016 | 10:49 am

    Back in February as the winds began to shift toward Donald Trump, they picked up  a distinct anti-Semitic odor.  It was more subtle then, like rotting jasmine in the night air, but if you inhaled deep enough, it really stank.

    I wrote a column, “Donald Trump Has a White...

  • Britain’s Labour Party suspends member for saying Israel uses Holocaust as moneymaker

    April 25, 2016 | 12:52 pm

    As part of its crackdown on anti-Semitism, Britain’s Labour Party suspended the party membership of a columnist from Ireland who apparently said Israel was using the Holocaust to receive money.

    John McAuliffe, an international member of the British party, was suspended this week...

  • UK Muslims more anti-Semitic than general population, poll finds

    April 12, 2016 | 11:00 am

    A poll of British Muslims revealed that they are more anti-Semitic than the general population, and also differ from the larger community on numerous social issues.

    The poll was conducted for a television documentary that will air Wednesday called “What British Muslims...

  • British political donor: Jews quit giving to Labour because of anti-Semitism ‘problem’

    April 11, 2016 | 3:39 pm

    A major Jewish donor to Britain’s Labour Party said no big Jewish donor has given money to the party this year because they are “concerned about the direction the party is taking.”

    Michael Foster, whose family gave the party more than $570,000 during the 2015 general elections,...

  • Putting anti-Semitism on the radar at the University of California and beyond

    April 7, 2016 | 9:43 am

    Last week, the regents of the University of California unanimously approved a landmark “Statement of Principles Against Intolerance” containing the following language: “Anti-Semitism, anti-Semitic anti-Zionism and other forms of discrimination have no place at the University of...

  • Number of anti-Semitic incidents in Austria rises strongly

    April 6, 2016 | 2:39 pm

    The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in Austria increased more than 80 percent last year, with reported internet postings denouncing Jews more than doubling, an Austrian group said on Wednesday.

    Jews across Europe have warned of a rising tide of anti-Semitism, fueled by...

  • My queasy night at Lviv’s controversial ‘Jewish’ eatery

    April 4, 2016 | 3:40 pm

    There’s a Jewish-themed restaurant attached to the ruins of the 16th-century Golden Rose Synagogue here. It first caught my eye last month when I was taking photographs of Meylakh Sheykhet, a haredi Jewish man who is fighting to preserve what’s left of the once beautiful structure....

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