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  • Farrakhan praises Trump for not taking Jewish money, repeats claim that Jews behind 9/11

    March 1, 2016 | 11:30 am

    Donald Trump won praise from Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan for not taking Jewish money in his quest for the White House.

    Farrakhan, who has made frequent anti-Semitic comments, lauded Trump during a sermon Sunday in Chicago, according to the Anti-Defamation League ...

  • How do we regain black-Jewish love?

    By David Suissa

    February 24, 2016 | 12:19 pm

    Of all the complicated issues running through American Jewish life, one of the most complicated is surely the relationship between Jews and African-Americans, which has frayed in recent years. A key question for both communities as we go forward is: How can we inject more love into...

  • ADL condemns Farrakhan’s claim that Jews were behind 9/11

    March 6, 2015 | 2:10 pm

    The Anti-Defamation League condemned Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan as the “leading anti-Semite in America” after a speech in which he blamed “Israelis and Zionist Jews” for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

    “At a time when anti-Semitic attitudes are at historic...

  • 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...

  • The quenelle: Et tu, Asterix?

    December 30, 2013 | 11:13 am

    Louis Farrakhan, watch out. Your slot on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of top 10 anti-Semites may soon go to an ancient fat man from Gaul and his short, blond friend.

    The challengers are Obelix and Asterix, two characters from a popular French comic book series that offers a...

  • Nothing gray about it: Bill Gray was good for the Jews

    July 3, 2013 | 10:14 am

    Two stories came together for me this week: The death of Bill Gray and President Obama’s trip to Goree Island, the Senegalese island that is said to have been the spot from which countless Africans were sent to the Americas as slaves.

    What’s the connection? Back in 1989, the...

  • 2012 Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs

    December 28, 2012 | 2:29 pm


    Today effectively rules the Arab world’s largest and most important nation



    “The Jews have dominated the land, spread corruption on earth, spilled the blood of believers and in their actions...

  • Ahmadinejad meets Farrakhan, other religious leaders

    September 28, 2012 | 9:41 am

    Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad met with Nation of Islam leader the Rev. Louis Farrakhan and other religious leaders.

    The meeting on Tuesday in New York City was reported in an English translation of the Iranian president’s Web page, according to the Daily Caller, an online...

  • Russell Simmons calls for truce with ADL’s Foxman

    June 25, 2012 | 2:44 pm

    Hip-hop mogul Russell Simmons has called for a truce with Abraham Foxman, the national director of the Anti-Defamation League.

    In a statement sent to The Daily Beast on Sunday, Simmons said that comments he made in a speech last week in Israel in which he defended his friendship...

  • Foxman slams Simmons for likening him to Farrakhan

    June 22, 2012 | 10:55 am

    Abraham Foxman said Russell Simmon’s likening of the Anti-Defamation League’s national director to Louis Farrakhan was “outrageous and ugly.”

    Simmons, appearing in Jerusalem at this week’s Israel Presidential Conference with his Foundation for Ethnic Understanding co-founder Rabbi...

  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    March 12, 2012 | 12:17 am

    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus.

    Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech,...

  • Farrakhan The Anti-Semite

    By Rob Eshman

    February 27, 2012 | 11:30 am

    He said it, we didn’t.

    At a speech Sunday, Feb. 26 to thousands of followers in Chicago, Farrakhan acknowledged that “they call me ‘Farrakhan the anti-semite,’  ‘Farrakhan the hater.’”

    Hey, you know what?  They’re right!

    In this latest speech, Farrakhan, 78, accused Jews of being...

  • Tar pit

    By Steve Greenberg

    March 27, 2008 | 6:00 pm

  • Sen. Obama, answer my questions on your past

    By Daphne Ziman

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    The history, experience and identity of a potential commander-in-chief are rather important, but try asking them about the leading Democratic candidate in campaign 2008 and you're branded as negative and destructive.

    I'm a Democrat. I'm a strong supporter of Israel -- I was born and...

  • Obama ties to ‘separatist’ pastor raise big questions

    By Edwin Black

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In the end, it was not the lies about his religion, but the truth about his religion that may have irrevocably splattered the image of Barack Obama.

    Democratic presidential front-runner Obama survived a malicious viral e-mail campaign that he was a Muslim. But can the populist...

  • Obama’s record on Israel repudiates critics

    By Mel Levine

    March 20, 2008 | 6:00 pm

    In all my years in politics, I have not seen a candidate as gifted and transformative as Sen. Barack Obama. At a time when our country is divided and dispirited, one only needs to see the multigenerational, multiethnic and highly enthusiastic crowds at his rallies to sense that he...
  • Israel labor strike called off; U.S. Jews against Iraq war most strongly

    March 1, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Israeli labor strike called off

    Prime Minister Ehud Olmert summoned Histadrut labor federation chief Ofer Eini on Tuesday and persuaded him to call off the nationwide protest action, which had been slated to begin Wednesday. Previous strikes have frozen Israeli public services,...

  • The Return of Farrakhan

    By Tom Tugend

    January 3, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    Los Angeles Jewish spokesmen are generally taking a wait-and-see attitude in advance of the upcoming worldwide convention of the Nation of Islam, led by the frequently unpredictable and incendiary Louis Farrakhan.

    The convention, scheduled for Feb. 13-17, is expected to draw between...

  • Power, Politics And People

    December 4, 1997 | 7:00 pm

    The Age of Counter-Semitism

    By J.J. Goldberg

    Black Muslim leader Louis Farrakhan seems to have picked up astrange new facial tic. When asked about his Jewish critics, hedevelops a sly, little grin, as though he knows something he's nottelling. He used to wear a mask of high moral...