Anti Semitism

For several years, anti-Semitism, worldwide, has been skyrocketing to levels not seen in decades. In the United States, the story is sadly much the same, except for one difference: CUFI. For the first time in history, an army of millions of committed Christian Zionists has banded together as Christians United for Israel to strongly oppose anti-Semitism and stand with the Jewish people.

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Proposed anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum in California has Jewish community on alert

 

(August 2, 2019 / JNS) Hostility towards Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United States and beyond—well-documented for years—has been the focus of pro-Israel groups. Now the anti-Israel movement may be officially trickling down into the high school system of the largest state in America.

A new…

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Anti-Semitic tweets lead to CNN employee’s resignation

 

Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday

An Egyptian photo editor resigned from CNN this week after it surfaced that he authored a number of anti-Semitic messages uploaded to social media.

Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday after an employee…

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Israeli Embassy in Finland attacked for 15th time in past 18 months

 

JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli Embassy in Finland has been vandalized by neo-Nazi and far right extremists for at least the 15th time in the last year and a half.

The glass front door of the embassy in Helsinki was shattered over the weekend, and images of swastikas and Adolf Hitler were hung in the entrance to the building, Ynet reported….

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US Department of Education out to tackle anti-Semitism

Kenneth L. Marcus was confirmed last summer by the US Senate as assistant secretary for civil rights at the US Department of Education following a contentious nomination battle by Democrats and left-wing and anti-Israel groups. In the job for a year now, his duties include enforcing civil rights laws prohibiting educational institutions from…

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US special envoy Elan Carr: ‘Anti-Semitism is evil, regardless of where it comes from’

Elan Carr, a Jew of Iraqi descent, was appointed Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism, a senior diplomatic post that had been vacant for two years until he assumed it in February.

Carr is a well-known pro-Israel figure in California, having served as the Los Angeles deputy district attorney before making an unsuccessful 2014 bid on…

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What to do after ‘slaughter the Jews’ is spray-painted in Arabic on part of the Western Wall?

A young Arab girl and her older teenage sister spray-painted the words “slaughter the Jews” in Arabic on Friday on the Kotel HaKatan (“little wall” in Hebrew), a portion of the Western Wall on the Temple Mount about 650 feet south of the Western Wall Plaza and next to the Iron Gate entrance to the Old City.

“Last Friday, I was going to pray,…

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Israeli FM warns of ‘alarming rise in anti-Semitism worldwide’

Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz warned this week that there is an “alarming rise” in anti-Semitism around the world.

Speaking at the second annual Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom conference in Washington, DC, Katz said, “Anti-Semites will always find a reason to hate the Jewish people. The world is also facing the threat of radical…

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US Justice Department Summit seeks response to ‘cancer’ of Jew-hatred, anti-Semitism

 

(July 17, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Department of Justice hosted its first “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” on Monday, where U.S. Attorney General William Barr opened the proceedings by calling Jew-hatred a “cancer.”

An invocation by Rabbi Meir Soloveitchik preceded Barr’s remarks. Soloveitchik quoted U.S. President George Washington’s…

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Anti-Semitic fliers in Massachusetts declare Holocaust ‘fake news’

BOSTON (JTA) — Two anti-Semitic fliers that deny the Holocaust were posted at a Massachusetts synagogue, with reports of similar incidents at synagogues in two other states.

Police are investigating what the Anti-Defamation League described as a coordinated campaign by a national online white supremacist group.

The fliers at Temple Emanu-El in…

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Upcoming panel to discuss ‘millennials fighting back against anti-Semitism’

 

“Each panel member will be making specific calls to action and providing the attendees with ways to getting involved immediately to join the fight against anti-Semitism in America,” said Bryan Leib, program manager of the Israeli-American Council of New York.

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations will host a millennial panel next month in…

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Top Trump officials headline conference focusing on the ‘new anti-Semitism’

 

 

WASHINGTON (JTA) — U.S. Attorney General William Barr called anti-Semitism a “cancer” at a Department of Justice summit on the topic notable for its focus on anti-Israel activity and for speeches by the top leaders of the departments of Education, the Treasury and the FBI.

Monday’s Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism, held at the…

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Trump administration and communal leaders to address DOJ summit on anti-Semitism

(July 15, 2019 / JNS) The “Summit on Combating Anti-Semitism” hosted by the U.S. Department of Justice on July 15 will features rabbis, media representatives and those in the legal profession alongside Trump administration leadership, including opening remarks by Attorney General William Barr.

Elan Carr, U.S. Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat…

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Canada adopts universal definition of anti-Semitism

(June 25, 2019 / JNS) Canada’s government announced on Tuesday that it will formally adopt the widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of the country’s anti-racism initiative.

“To help address resurgent anti-Semitism in Canada, we’re adopting the International Holocaust Remembrance…

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Arming synagogues? Jewish leaders grapple with balancing safety and accessibility

(June 21, 2019 / JNS) In the aftermath of two synagogue shootings exactly six months apart, in addition to arson incidents at Chabad Houses in Massachusetts and an attempted arson attempt at a Chicago synagogue last month, the issue of security, specifically armed personnel, has been in the spotlight. Some have called for supporting the idea,…

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American Jewish tourist beaten in Berlin

(June 19, 2019 / JNS) An American Jewish tourist was injured in an anti-Semitic assault in Berlin, police announced on Wednesday.

The unnamed 23-year-old man was in the Steglitz district when three men confronted him, according to a police statement.

“The 23-year-old suffered a hematoma on the eye due to blows in the face,” said police, who…

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U.S. antisemitism envoy: Armed guards needed at synagogues, Jewish centers

Carr, interviewed on stage at the Global Coalition 4 Israel Conference by Jerusalem Post Editor-in-Chief Yaakov Katz, said such a move was an unfortunate but necessary step.

“We live in a time of danger,” Carr said. “Any synagogue, every JCC, should have guards. God willing, may they never be needed, but they should be there.”

Carr was appointed…

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US Education Department to investigate anti-Semitic event sponsored by Duke-UNC

(June 17, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Department of Education announced on Monday that it will investigate an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel conference in March hosted jointly by Duke University and the University of North Carolina.

This was in response to U.S. Rep. George Holding sending U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos a letter in April, calling for…

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Is anti-Semitism becoming mainstream? Experts see alarming trend in media, campus and public life

(June 13, 2019 / JNS) Moderating a panel in Jerusalem this week titled “The Mainstreaming of Anti-Semitism: The Media, BDS and Celebrated Bigotry,” David Hazony, executive director of the Israel Innovation Fund, analyzed the issue right off the bat: “What you are seeing on campuses is only a thin slice of the anti-Semitic beast that has emerged…