Anti Semitism

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

  “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 New York … Read More

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

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

    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 … Read More

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

Monday, July 15, 2019

(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 Anti-Semitism, will also … Read More

Canada adopts universal definition of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

(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 Alliance’s working definition of anti-Semitism as part of our … Read More

Arming synagogues? Jewish leaders grapple with balancing safety and accessibility

Monday, June 24, 2019

(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 … Read More

American Jewish tourist beaten in Berlin

Thursday, June 20, 2019

(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 … Read More

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

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

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 … Read More

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

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

(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 … Read More

Bipartisan resolution condemning anti-Semitism unanimously passes Senate

Friday, June 14, 2019

(June 13, 2019 / JNS) The U.S. Senate unanimously passed on Thursday a bipartisan resolution, introduced by Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and Tim Kaine (D-Va.), condemning anti-Semitism. “‘In the United States, Jews have suffered from systematic discrimination in the form of exclusion from home ownership in certain neighborhoods, prohibition from staying in certain hotels, restrictions … Read More