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  • In Paris, Sharansky warns of ‘beginning of end’ for European Jewry

    3 days ago

    On their 40th wedding anniversary, Avital and Natan Sharansky went sightseeing in the City of Light.

    But the Sharanskys didn’t follow the trail of countless couples who come here to kiss at the Eiffel Tower or slip so-called love locks on bridges over the River Seine. Theirs was...

  • Time to rethink our “never again” promise…

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    June 4, 2014 | 8:33 am

    “Never again means NEVER AGAIN” – in the past couple of months, I encountered this sentence online more times than I can count. It is usually associated with Israel’s National Holocaust Remembrance Day. We were taught this sentence every year since first grade, when our teacher...

  • Educating the next generation to care

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    May 28, 2014 | 8:47 am

    "World Peace" – a lifetime wish we all carry in our hearts. Every day when we read the news, we pray for a hate-free world, but how can we achieve this world when we are the ones pushing it further away?! Furthermore, how can more attention dedicated to educating the younger...

  • Farrakhan: ‘I don’t hate Jewish people’

    February 24, 2014 | 11:47 am

    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan, saying “I don’t hate Jewish people,” denied he is anti-Semitic during an address to the group’s annual convention.

    Farrakhan, who is known for his diatribes against the Jews, in his three-hour speech on Sunday night in Detroit compared...

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  • No Justice, No Meat: Polish Parliament Reaffirms Antisemitism

    By Rabbi Yonah Bookstein

    July 16, 2013 | 4:26 pm

    With great chutzpah and an undercurrent of antisemitism the Polish Parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the government to permit Kosher and Halal ritual slaughter. As has been the case in other European countries that have banned kosher slaughter, the process is deemed...

  • Paula Deen did NOT blame the Jews for her firing

    By Ryan Torok

    July 5, 2013 | 12:14 pm

    Despite Internet rumors to the contrary, celebrity chef Paula Deen has not added the Jews to the list of groups she’s offended.

    Concerns about the former television host’s alleged anti-Semitism have been making the rounds in the wake of the publication of the article, “Paula Deen...

  • This week in power: DOMA, Pope, Immigration, Ferris Wheel

    By Danny Groner

    June 27, 2013 | 3:27 am

    A roundup of the most talked about political and global stories in the Jewish world this week:

    DOMA overturned
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday struck down the Defense of Marriage Act that denied federal benefits to same-sex spouses. Many religious organizations, including the...

  • June 25, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 25, 2013 | 3:24 am

    The US

    Headline: For Kerry, little new traction as yet another visit to Israel awaits

    To Read: Michael Rubin believes that the US' efforts should be focused on Iran, not Syria-

    Alas, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and now in Syria, American strategists advocate extinguishing the...

  • June 18, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 18, 2013 | 3:20 am

    The US

    Headline:  Obama, Putin differ on Syria during tense talks

    To Read: Vali Nasr believes that the results of the Iranian elections should make the US rethink its Iran policy-

    Washington must realize that its success in rallying the international community to isolate...

  • Anti-Semitism 2.0: Who are the modern anti-Semites?

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 9, 2013 | 12:37 pm

    On Sunday, our national Holocaust Remembrance Day, Israel's Channel 2 aired a documentary about modern anti-Semitism. At some point, a man was interviewed, saying that the Jews are to blame for all the troubles of the world, and that "Hitler was too nice." This, like many claims of...

  • This week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    March 18, 2013 | 12:15 pm

    Who is the perfect Israeli flight mate?

    504 Israelis over the age of 18 participated in a new survey, dealing with the Israeli passenger's in-flight habits. Who were their ideal seat mates?

    Read more here.


    Blame it on the Jews?

    Britain's Labor Party member,  Nazir Ahmed,...

  • March 4, 2013

    By Shmuel Rosner

    March 4, 2013 | 3:19 am

    The US

    Headline:  Obama wants timetable for pullout from West Bank

    To Read: Syrian rebel leader Salim Idris argues that the US should arm Syrian rebels, his argument being that the FSA is already a seriously organized army which is Syria's only chance for rule of law and non...

  • Judaism’s Big Moment at the Oscars

    By Abe Fried-Tanzer

    February 26, 2013 | 9:36 am

    Most of the winners were expected, and the speeches weren’t groundbreaking or over-the-top, especially since some of the lesser-known winners had their thank-yous unceremoniously cut off by the main theme from Jaws. Tributes to the James Bond franchise and recent musicals dominated...

  • French Rapper Booba ‘Cyber-lynched’ for Mentioning Shoah

    February 7, 2013 | 9:57 am

    Dozens of anti-Semitic messages were left on the Facebook page of the popular French rapper Booba for vowing in a new song to avenge the victims of the Holocaust.

    Booba, the son of a Muslim father from Senegal, raps in a song titled “Master Yoda” that was posted Feb. 2 on his...

  • Group Claims Protesters Abused Jewish Students

    January 30, 2013 | 4:46 pm

    The pro-Israel group AMCHA Initiative claimed that Jewish students at the University of California, Davis, were abused and threatened at a pro-Palestinian protest on campus.

    In a letter sent Jan. 28 to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, AMCHA Initiative co-founders Leila Beckwith...

  • Shangri-La Hotel owner seeks new trial

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    January 2, 2013 | 1:03 pm

    The Hotel Shangri-La in Santa Monica and its partial-owner, Tehmina Adaya, who in August 2012 were found guilty in a jury trial of unlawfully discriminating against a group of young Jews, have begun the process of requesting a new trial. 

    Attorneys for Adaya and the hotel filed...

  • Southern California temple is vandalized

    November 14, 2012 | 4:41 pm

    A temple in an upscale neighborhood of Long Beach, Calif., was vandalized.

    Two-foot tall swastikas and the words "Nazi" were painted in red spray-paint on the front of the Temple Israel building on Monday night. Temple Israel is the oldest Reform synagogue between Los Angeles and San Diego, the Long Beach Post reported.

    Long Beach Police Department spokeswoman Nancy Pratt told the newspaper that the incident was being investigated as a hate crime.

    The temple had recently completed a yearlong $4.6 million renovation, according to the newspaper.

  • This Week from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    November 5, 2012 | 9:30 am

    Former Israeli journalist, Shlomo Nakdimon, one of the most respected political correspondents in the history of Israel, will be given a lifetime award by the Israeli Journalists Association. Nakdimon has a major part in the history of Israel, and in the world of media. In his...

  • Alleged vandals charged in New Zealand Jewish cemetery attack

    October 23, 2012 | 11:22 am

    Three men were charged in a New Zealand court with damaging more than 20 Jewish gravestones at a historic cemetery in Auckland.

    The suspects, aged 19 to 23, were charged Tuesday in Auckland District Court with willful damage of the graves, some of which date back to the 1880s....

  • French rabbi receives threat to ‘punish’ Jews for complaining

    August 22, 2012 | 3:16 pm

    The chief rabbi of Lyon,  Richard Wertenschlag, has received a letter threatening to “punish a Jew for every complaint the Jews make on TV.”

    The threat came in a two-page letter delivered to Wertenschlag on Aug. 10. It contained two photos of a concentration camp, according to Dr....

  • Israel and the world Pt. 10 - weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    July 1, 2012 | 11:57 am

    • A German court has ruled that circumcising male infants for religious reasons is a crime. A long debate regarding the subject has ended when a regional court in Cologne said last week that circumcision, which is common both in Judaism and in Islam, inflicts serious bodily harm on...

  • Police look into anti-Semitic bullying incident in Northern Ireland

    April 27, 2012 | 10:52 am

    Police in Northern Ireland are investigating claims of anti-Semitic bullying of a boy with Asperger syndrome.

    Matthew Lough, 14, told the BBC that he had been bullied at his County Antrim school since revealing during a class on the Holocaust that his great-grandmother was Jewish.

    ...
  • Former Phoenix principal sues over gas chamber exhibit

    April 26, 2012 | 10:45 am

    A black Jewish woman is suing the Phoenix school where she formerly served as principal for failing to respond to complaints about a fake gas chamber set up outside her office and then firing her.

    Millicent McNeil, who was fired from the Mission Charter School last May 13, filed a...

  • Israel and the world Pt. 3- weekly news from Israel

    By Noga Gur-Arieh

    April 15, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    * Aaron Alexander was a victim of a violent event, probably on a hatred basis. On the night of the Seder, as the young man left his synagogue in Ukraine, a group of John Does attacked him with a glass bottle. He suffered severe brain damage caused by bleeding and skull fractures. The...

  • Siri-like Android app gives racist responses

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    February 17, 2012 | 4:32 pm

    ChaCha’s Iris app for Android has run into some serious problems. Beyond the fact that some people are offended by it’s apparent anti-abortion stance, the app gives some pretty racist responses. Like this one:

    “Why are Jews so greedy?” The Verge asked of ChaCha.

    “It is said that the Jews love money. This stereotype has it’s [sic] roots somewhere in the Holocaust. It is not true with all Jews.”

    More from the Huffington Post here. ChaCha has reacted to public criticism by tweaking its app.

  • CJR evaluates charges of NYT’s anti-Israel bias

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    January 26, 2012 | 5:11 pm

    Neil Lewis over at Columbia Journalism Review has a piece about the New York Times and the perceived animus that many Jews believe the newspaper has for Israel. And while Laurel Leff’s “Buried by the Times” convincingly depicts America’s most important newspaper turning a blind eye...

  • Carnival ride’s name upsetting Fla. Holocaust survivors

    November 23, 2011 | 3:45 pm

    The name of a ride at a South Florida fair is offending some Holocaust survivors living in the area.

    The Zyklon ride at the Broward County Fair conjures up the cyanide gas used in Nazi death camps.

    “Of all the names in the world, why do they need to name rides that?” Rita...

  • ADL raps Wodka vodka ads for stereotyping

    November 22, 2011 | 12:08 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League criticized the New York ad campaign of Wodka vodka for reinforcing anti-Semitic stereotypes.

    The ads feature two dogs, one wearing a Santa cap and one wearing a yarmulke with the message “Christmas Quality, Hanukah Pricing.” According to the ADL, the...

  • Postethnic Antisemitism

    By Sheldon Teitelbaum

    April 12, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Just when we thought it was safe to proclaim the mayoral campaign free from the kind of race-baiting that has tainted previous runs for City Hall, we get this bogus automated telephone message, falsely attributed to Republican candidate Steve Soboroff, attesting to his supposed...