Anti Semitism

US Department of Education out to tackle anti-Semitism

Thursday, July 25, 2019

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 discriminating based … Read More

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

Tuesday, July 23, 2019

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 Islamist … Read More

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

Friday, July 19, 2019

  (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 famous letter in 1790 to the … Read More

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

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

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 Marblehead, a town … Read More

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