Anti Semitism

Suspect arrested in Crown Heights anti-Semitic attack

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

A 39-year-old man was arrested over the weekend in connection with an anti-Semitic attack that took place on Friday evening in New York’s Crown Heights neighborhood, just before to the beginning of the Jewish sabbath. The man, identified as Kenya Dean from Brooklyn, allegedly sprayed a Jewish man with mace after shouting “You Jews, Hitler … Read More

Proposed anti-Israel ethnic-studies curriculum in California has Jewish community on alert

Thursday, August 8, 2019

  (August 2, 2019 / JNS) Hostility towards Israel and its supporters across college campuses throughout the United States and beyond—well-documented for years—has been the focus of pro-Israel groups. Now the anti-Israel movement may be officially trickling down into the high school system of the largest state in America. A new ethnic-studies curriculum under proposal … Read More

Anti-Semitic tweets lead to CNN employee’s resignation

Friday, July 26, 2019

  Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday An Egyptian photo editor resigned from CNN this week after it surfaced that he authored a number of anti-Semitic messages uploaded to social media. Mohammed Elshamy, 25, said he resigned from the American broadcast network on Thursday after an employee of … Read More

Israeli Embassy in Finland attacked for 15th time in past 18 months

Friday, July 26, 2019

  JERUSALEM (JTA) — The Israeli Embassy in Finland has been vandalized by neo-Nazi and far right extremists for at least the 15th time in the last year and a half. The glass front door of the embassy in Helsinki was shattered over the weekend, and images of swastikas and Adolf Hitler were hung in … Read More

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