Anti Semitism

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

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

(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 … Read More

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

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

(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 the … Read More

Anti-Semitic and racist graffiti painted on Virginia high school

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

(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 … Read More

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

Thursday, May 2, 2019

(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 of Jewish Americans … Read More

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

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

(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 anti-Semitic … Read More

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

Monday, April 29, 2019

(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 image … Read More

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