Anti Semitism

Israeli film festival in UK hits back at boycott campaign

Monday, April 29, 2019

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 … Read More

Did a campus conference on Gaza feature anti-Semitism?

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

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 [like] R&B stuff, but don’t think of Rihanna when you sing it, don’t think of Beyonce,” he continued. … Read More

Anti-Israel protester attempts to firebomb synagogue in Turkey

Friday, April 5, 2019

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 … Read More

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

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

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 most important … Read More

Middle School Map Shows Israel Labeled As ‘Palestine’

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

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 … Read More

Brussels Jewish museum killer sentenced to life in prison

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

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 … Read More

Philadelphia imam calls Jews ‘vilest people

Sunday, March 10, 2019

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 … Read More

U.S. House passes resolution condemning antisemitism

Friday, March 8, 2019

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 pernicious myth of dual loyalty … Read More

Belgian mayor defends carnival float featuring Jews with money and a rat

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

JTA — The mayor of the Belgian city whose annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat atop money bags has defended the display, telling local media that “In Aalst it should be allowed.” Mayor Christoph D’Haese defended Sunday’s float at the Aalst carnival from passionate condemnations by Jewish groups and disapproval by international … Read More