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.

Anti Semitism

Daughter of Las Vegas rabbi targeted with anti-Semitic notes at middle school

(JTA) — The daughter of a rabbi in Las Vegas found anti-Semitic and threatening notes left on her middle school desk.

One note discovered earlier this week contained a large swastika and the words “You don’t belong here.” The second was a drawing of Adolf Hitler with his hand in the air, a Nazi salute and a swastika.

Rabbi Craig Rosenstein, a…

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Prominent Jewish woman, 60, stabbed and critically injured in Sweden

(May 14, 2019 / JNS) A 60-year-old Jewish woman was stabbed and critically injured on Tuesday in Helsingborg, Sweden, where she is known to be a prominent member of the Jewish community.

Reports suggest the suspect, who is on the run, is Muslim and known to Swedish authorities.

While the Jewish community is viewing this incident as anti-Semitic,…

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New Canary Mission-style website lists anti-Israel professors in Israel

(May 14, 2019 / JNS) A new website launched by the Zionist NGO Im Tirtzu enables students to search for and access information about Israeli academics who promote anti-Israel activity.

The Hebrew-language website, called “Know Your Professor,” contains a list of some 85 Israeli professors who are involved in anti-Israel activity such as promoting…

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Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti painted on Virginia high school

(JTA) — Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti including swastikas were painted on a high school in eastern Virginia.

The graffiti were discovered at Godwin High school in Henrico County on Sunday morning, according to local media.

The graffiti included an image which “depicted a violent threat” along with the date May 15, which is marked in the Arab…

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Miami man arrested for threatening to ‘get rid’ of Jews in calls to bagel shop

JTA — A Miami man was arrested for making threatening phone calls to a local bagel shop.

The man called the Bagel Time Café several times on May 6, and in his last call threatened to “get rid of” Jews, Miami’s Local10 reported.

The man first told the owners over the telephone that he would “expose you all” after asking if they were Jewish. In…

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Trump decries rise in anti-Semitism in proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month

(JTA) — President Donald Trump decried the rise in anti-Semitic hate crimes and referenced the shooting attacks on synagogues in Poway and Pittsburgh in a proclamation for Jewish American Heritage Month.

“As we observe Jewish American Heritage Month, our nation celebrates nearly 4,000 years of Jewish history and honors the numerous contributions…

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Gaza ‘March of Return’ activist says Jews will soon be buried in ‘ditches of Hitler’

(May 1, 2019 / MEMRI) Thaqalayn TV, which is based in Lebanon and Turkey, aired an interview last week with “Gaza March of Return” activist Maryam Abu Moussa. In the interview, Abu Moussa said that the Palestinians will soon bury the Jews in the “ditches of Hitler.” She claimed that when Hitler ordered the Russians to dig ditches to bury the Jews…

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There were 1,879 anti-Semitic incidents in 2018, ADL finds

(JTA) — Last year saw the third-highest number of anti-Semitic incidents since 1979, despite a decrease from the previous year, according to a new report by the Anti-Defamation League.

Though the 1,879 incidents in 2018 dropped from the 1,986 incidents in 2017, according to the ADL’s annual survey of incidents released Tuesday, the number of…

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New York Times acknowledges publishing cartoon with ‘anti-Semitic tropes’

(JTA) — The New York Times acknowledged that it published in its international print edition a political cartoon that “included anti-Semitic tropes.”

The cartoon showed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a guide dog (a dachshund) wearing a Star of David collar and leading President Donald Trump, who is wearing a black kippah.

“The…

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Israeli film festival in UK hits back at boycott campaign

The Seret Festival, a celebration of Israeli film and television, kicked off on Monday in six cities across the UK, despite attempts to organize a boycott of the event.

The two-week long festival is bringing more than two dozen Israeli productions to movie theaters in London, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Brighton and Cambridge. Last week, days before the…

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Did a campus conference on Gaza feature anti-Semitism?

JTA — “This is my anti-Semitic song,” Tamer Nafar, a Palestinian-Israeli rapper, said at the opening of a conference on Gaza last month at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

“I know it might sound R&B stuff, but don’t think of Rihanna when you sing it, don’t think of Beyonce,” he continued. “Think of Mel Gibson. Go that…

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Anti-Israel protester attempts to firebomb synagogue in Turkey

A man threw a firebomb at the Beth Israel Synagogue in Izmir, Turkey.

The attacker’s Molotov cocktail, thrown on March 28, fell to the sidewalk and did not damage the synagogue. The incident was first reported on Tuesday by the Turkish-language Salom Jewish news website.

The unidentified attacker reportedly told police that he attacked the…

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Ex-London Mayor Ken Livingstone: ‘It’s not anti-Semitic to hate the Jews of Israel’

Former London Mayor Ken Livingstone says he doesn’t believe it’s anti-Semitic to hate Jewish citizens of Israel — the bulk of the population in the Middle East’s only democracy.

Livingstone, known as “Red Ken” for his left-wing policies during his 2000-2008 mayoralty, is among a cadre of Labour officials, who are open and virulent critics of the…

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What is the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Really All About?

What is the purpose of this legislation?  

The legislation is designed to help the Department of Education and Department of Justice effectively determine whether an investigation of an incident of anti-Semitism is warranted under their statutory anti-discrimination enforcement authority.

Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 is one of the…

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Middle School Map Shows Israel Labeled As ‘Palestine’

A map that was displayed at a March 7 Georgia middle school multicultural event featured all of Israel labeled as “Palestine.”

The map was part of a table on Palestinian culture at Autrey Mill Middle School’s Multicultural Night in Fulton County; the map was not provided with any sort of context. The Palestinian cultural table also featured a…

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Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison

BRUSSELS, Belgium — The French jihadist who shot dead four people in a terrorist attack at a Jewish museum was on Tuesday sentenced to life in prison by a Brussels court, after prosecutors branded him a “coward” and a “psychopath.”

Mehdi Nemmouche was convicted last week of “terrorist murder” for the anti-Semitic gun rampage in the Belgian…

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Philadelphia imam calls Jews ‘vilest people

An imam based in Philadelphia has delivered a number of anti-Semitic sermons in recent months, calling Jews “the vilest people” and accusing the late former prime minister Menachem Begin of slitting the stomach of a pregnant woman as part of a “bet.”

Speaking to members of the Al-Aqsa Islamic Society in Philadelphia in mid-February, Imam…

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U.S. House passes resolution condemning antisemitism

After democratic lawmakers revised a resolution condemning antisemitism to include broad condemnation of hate in all its forms, the US House of Representatives passed the new legislation late Thursday night.

“We are pleased the House of Representatives took a firm stance against anti-Semitism, including making an explicit statement rejecting the…