Anti-Defamation League

Anti-Semitic Violence In New York Skyrockets In 2015

The ADL’s yearly audit shows a decline in total anti-Semitic incidents in New York, but a double in assaults.

06/22/2016 - 15:27
Editorial Intern

The Anti-Defamation League’s yearly Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, which was released today, recorded a slight increase of 3% in total anti-Semitic incidents in the United States, but a dramatic 63% rise in anti-Semitic assaults. The ADL defines an anti-Semitic assault as an incident that involves the use of physical force and/or violence, spitting, and thrown objects.

ADL CEO Jonathan Greenblatt speaking at an event in Los Angeles in 2014.

23 Jewish Activists From Simone Zimmerman’s Anti-Occupation Group Arrested At Passover Protests

04/25/2016 - 12:38

Police arrested 23 activists from an anti-Israeli occupation group at two protests, one at an Anti-Defamation League office and another at an American Israel Public Affairs Committee headquarters.

IfNotNow activists outside AIPAC’s office in Boston. JTA

Cruz Vs. Trump: Who's Most Islamophobic?

The competition among Republican presidential candidates to see who can be the more venal xenophobe reached a new level with Ted Cruz calling for police to begin patrolling Muslim neighborhoods across the United States "before they become radicalized."

Sacha Baron Cohen Screens ‘Bruno’ Interview With Kansas City JCC Shooter

03/10/2016 - 14:57

On Tuesday night, a theater full of New Yorkers sang a rollicking rendition of “Throw the Jew Down the Well” led by Sacha Baron Cohen in a cowboy hat and Western shirt.

Actor and comedian Sacha Baron Cohen attending ‘The Brothers Grimsby’ fan screening at Regal Union Square in New York. JTA

Orthodox Man, 25, Stabbed In Brooklyn

02/11/2016 - 14:13

An Orthodox man was stabbed on a sidewalk in the Brooklyn neighborhood that is home to the Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s world headquarters.

An Orthodox man was stabbed on this block of Empire Boulevard in the Crown Heights section of Brooklyn on Feb. 10, 2016. JTA

Jewish Groups Slam Trump For Call To Block Entry Of Muslims

12/07/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Jewish groups blasted Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his proposal to block all Muslims from entering the United States.

Donald Trump at a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Sept. 14, 2015. JTA

11 Jewish Groups Join Call For Congress To Accept Syrian Refugees Into U.S.

11/17/2015 - 19:00

Washington — Eleven Jewish groups are among 81 that sent a letter to Congress members urging them not to roll back plans to accept Syrian refugees into the United States.

Mark Hetfield, HIAS CEO

U.N. Can’t Even Say ‘Temple Mount’

09/22/2015 - 20:00
Staff Writer

There’s a kind of parlor game in pro-Israel circles, one usually accompanied by a player’s roll of the eyes or knowing sigh: How unfair to Israel can the United Nations be?

What’s in a holy name? U.N. references Haram al-Sharif, but not Temple Mount, in Security Council resolution. Getty Images
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