Anti Semitism

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

Army ROTC cadet kicked out over neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic online posts

Thursday, June 13, 2019

(JTA) — A cadet in the Army Reserve Officers Training Corps was kicked out of her unit at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte after posting neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic content online. Martha Gerdes also tweeted tacit support for the attack on the Tree of Life synagogue building in Pittsburgh that which left 11 Jewish worshippers dead. … Read More

DC suburb cancels screening of anti-Israel film

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Washington, D.C., suburb has canceled for now the screening of an anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters as part of a free documentary series. Thursday’s proposed screening of ‘The Occupation of the American Mind’ in the Takoma Park Community Center in Maryland as part of the “We Are Takoma” series has … Read More

Maryland suburb of DC to screen anti-Israel film

Monday, June 10, 2019

WASHINGTON (JTA) — A Maryland suburb of Washington D.C. is screening an anti-Israel film narrated by Roger Waters as part of a free documentary series. “Occupation of the American Mind” is being shown by the municipality of Takoma Park on June 13 as part of the town’s “We Are Takoma” free cultural event series, taking place … Read More

Anti-Semitic incidents in New York almost double in 2018

Friday, June 7, 2019

Hate crimes in New York City have increased by 64% in 2019 largely because of a spike in the number of anti-Semitic incidents, city officials reported Tuesday. The New York Police Department handled 184 hate crimes from January 1 through June 2 – up from 112 in 2018 – despite the overall drop in crime … Read More

Organization of American States to adopt universal definition of anti-Semitism

Wednesday, June 5, 2019

(June 4, 2019 / JNS) The secretary general of the Organization of American States, the continental body of Latin American and Northern American states, expressed his commitment on Tuesday for the OAS to adopt the widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. “Effectively fighting anti-Semitism here and around the world means … Read More

Note reading ‘Hitler is coming’ posted on Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum

Friday, May 31, 2019

(JTA) — A note reading “Hitler is coming” was found on a billboard  designed for comments by visitors to the Brooklyn Jewish Children’s Museum. Police are investigating the note, left Thursday, as a hate crime, a spokesperson told the New York Post. Visitors alerted police to the anti-Semitic note at the Crown Heights museum. The … Read More