Anti Semitism

How deep is Al Jazeera’s anti-Semitism?

Friday, May 24, 2019

Amid the fallout over a video that denied the Holocaust, the anti-Semitism watchdog group Canary Mission has revealed that several members of Al Jazeera’s staff have held longstanding “disdain for Jews and Israel” that predate the video release. The seven-minute video, which was published last week on the network’s online channel, AJ+, stated that Israel … Read More

Man sentenced to three years in prison for vandalism at Indiana synagogue

Thursday, May 23, 2019

(May 22, 2019 / JNS) A 21-year-old man was sentenced on Monday to three years in prison for vandalizing a synagogue last year in Carmel, Ind. Nolan Brewer pleaded guilty to the federal hate crime for spray-painting a large Nazi flag and Nazi iron crosses outside Congregation Shaarey Tefilla in July 2018. The vandalism, which … Read More

Recordings show anti-Israel bias towards international students at the Hebrew University

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

(May 20, 2019 / JNS) Newly released recordings from Hebrew University’s international graduate program in human rights reveal how international students at the university are subjected to extreme anti-Israel content. In recordings obtained from a course given by senior professor Daphna Golan, co-founder of the far-left NGO B’Tselem, an array of anti-Israel guest speakers can … Read More

Jewish student union sign vandalized with swastika at Boston-area high school

Monday, May 20, 2019

(JTA)– The Jewish Student Union sign at a Boston-area high school was vandalized with a swastika. The swastika was discovered Friday at Brookline High School, a public high school in a near Boston suburb, the CBS affiliate in Boston reported. “Anti-Semitic vandalism like this is a scary reminder that our work on fostering an inclusive, … Read More

Chicago synagogue target of arson attacks

Monday, May 20, 2019

(JTA) — An unknown arsonist attempted twice to set on fire a synagogue building in downtown Chicago, while vandals smashed the windows of cars parked outside of a synagogue on the far north side of the city. Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi told reporters on Sunday that Chicago Police Deputy Superintendent Anthony Ricci ordered that … Read More

Germany passes resolution condemning anti-Israel boycott movement as ‘anti-Semitic’

Friday, May 17, 2019

Germany’s parliament passed a resolution Friday condemning the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement as “anti-Semitic” and urging the government not to fund or support groups or activities that call into question Israel’s right to exist and defend itself. The text states that “all-encompassing calls for boycotts in their radical nature lead to the … Read More

Philadelphia Muslims apologize for video of kids talking beheadings, Jerusalem

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Declaring “the mistake is ours to own,” Muslim leaders in Philadelphia apologized Wednesday for an event last month at which children were captured on video speaking in Arabic about beheadings and the liberation of Jerusalem’s most sensitive holy site. The Muslim American Society’s Philadelphia chapter and the Leaders Academy, a gathering place for cyberschooled children … Read More

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