Anti Semitism

Spain Adopts Int’l Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s Definition of Anti-Semitism

Thursday, July 23, 2020

JTA — The government of Spain has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism. The Federation of Jewish Communities of Spain issued a statement Wednesday thanking the Spanish government for its decision.’ The IHRA working definition describes various forms of anti-Semitism, including hatred and discrimination against Jews, Holocaust denial and, sometimes controversially, in some contexts, … Read More

Neo-Nazi Thugs Parade Through Pennsylvania City Waving Swastikas and Yelling Expletives

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Screaming anti-gay, antisemitic and anti-black invective, about two dozen members of an American neo-Nazi organization marched through the streets of a central Pennsylvania city last weekend. According to local media reports, the neo-Nazi thugs were largely unchallenged as they paraded through Williamsport. Under the banner of an organization calling itself the “National Socialist Movement” (NSM), … Read More

Star of David Deemed ‘Hateful Imagery’ By Twitter

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The Star of David has been deemed “hateful imagery” by Twitter, which is locking the accounts of users who display it in their profile pictures. The Campaign Against Antisemitism has reported that several Twitter users have contacted them in recent days to report that their accounts had been locked by the social media platform. The … Read More

Two Synagogues In Sarasota, Florida Vandalized On Same Day

Friday, July 17, 2020

Two Reform synagogues in Sarasota, Florida, were vandalized with swastikas and other unspecified hateful messages. The incidents at Temple Sinai and Temple Emanu-El reportedly took place early on Wednesday morning, the Sarasota Herald-Tribune reported. The Temple Sinai campus was extensively vandalized, including many walls made of porous Jerusalem stone, making the removal of the messages … Read More

Student Senate At Florida State University Approves Previously-Filibustered Resolution To Combat Campus Antisemitism

Friday, July 17, 2020

A previously-filibustered resolution seeking to combat antisemitism and ensure the empowerment of Jewish students on campus was passed on Wednesday by the Student Senate at Florida State University (FSU). The measure — which included an acknowledgement of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism — was approved by a 26-14 vote. Anti-Israel groups — including the local … Read More

‘Death To Jews’ And Swastikas Drawn On Gravestones In Southern France

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

About 20 gravestones in a cemetery in southern France were vandalized with swastikas and the words “Death to Jews” and “Death to the French.” The graffiti was discovered in the Gruissan municipal cemetery in the Aude region on Sunday. The gravestones appear to have been chosen at random and were not broken or toppled, France … Read More

Canada: Nationalist Party Leader Calls To Remove Jews From Country

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

‘Beware The Parasitic Tribe’ anti-Semitic flier posted on party’s Facebook page says Canadian nationalist politician Travis Patron said Jews are “liars and deceivers” and a “tribe of parasites,” calling for their expulsion from the country, Jewish News Syndicate (JNS) reported Monday. Echoing old anti-Semitic tropes, Patron’s Canadian Nationalist Party posted Saturday a flier on its Facebook page with … Read More

Jewish Man Beaten By 3 Men After He Responded To Their Antisemitic Slurs

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

An Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn said he was beaten by three young men who had yelled anti-Semitic slurs at him His finger was broken and he needed stitches to his face following the attack on Saturday afternoon, WCBS-TV reported. The alleged victim, 51, was walking home when the attackers, aged 18-20, shouted the slurs … Read More

Eagles’ DeSean Jackson Accepts Holocaust Survivor Edward Mosberg’s Invite To Visit Auschwitz

Monday, July 13, 2020

DeSean Jackson accepted an invitation to visit Auschwitz during a Zoom call Friday with a 94-year-old survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, according to the Jerusalem Post. The wide receiver was disciplined by the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday for conduct detrimental to the team for his social media posts, which included an anti-Semitic message that he attributed to Adolf Hitler. … Read More