ADL Report: Campus Anti-Israel Events Have More Than Doubled This Fall

10/26/2014 - 20:00

More than 75 anti-Israel events have been reported on U.S. college and university campuses this fall, more than twice as many as last year, according to a report by the Anti-Defamation League.

What Do Shimon Peres And Eric Schmidt Have In Common?

10/01/2014 - 20:00
Jewish Week Online Columnist

At the Sept. 22 ADL dinner, Israeli President Shimon Peres and Google chairman Eric Schmidt were seated next to each other – and not just because both were honorees.

Mika Almog takes a selfie with Google’s Eric Schmidt. Tim Boxer/JW

The JDL Chai?

The Jewish Defense League, started by Kahane in 1968, has returned to North America.

08/21/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The JDL chai?

Amid a spate of violent anti-Israel protests, young Jews are turning increasingly to militant solutions.

 Members of the Jewish Defense League demonstrate in front of the Percy military hospital in Clamart, France. Getty Images.

Fault Lines Open As Civilian Deaths Mount

Jewish left voices concern over loss of life as polls show strong support for Israel.

07/22/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The divisions in the Jewish community over the war in Gaza broke into the open this week as the number of Israeli soldiers killed reached 27 by Tuesday night and the number of Palestinian deaths neared 600.

Thousands of pro-Israel supporters rallied Sunday in Times Square. Getty Images

Organizations Across Political Spectrum Condemn Arab Murder

07/07/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

After Gaza militants unleashed their heaviest rocket fire in 20 months, there has been an outpouring of support for Israel from Jewish groups across the political spectrum. Both from the left and right, Jewish organizations condemned the murder of Palestinian teenager Mohammed Abu Khdeir.

American Jewish Organizations Condemn Murder Of Arab Teen

07/07/2014 - 20:00

The murder of a Palestinian teenager allegedly by Jewish extremists has drawn widespread condemnations from across the ideological spectrum of the organized Jewish world.

Times Criticizes Met's Cancellation Of 'Klinghoffer' Simulcast

06/19/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

The Metropolitan Opera’s decision this week to cancel a live broadcast of the controversial contemporary opera, “The Death of Klinghoffer,” was lamented by the New York Times today as “a step backward” for the Met and its general manager, Peter Gelb.

The Times said the opera “has been widely praised” and that many of its critics “have not actually seen it.” And it called on Gelb to resist pressure to cancel altogether the eight performances of the opera, which begin Oct. 20.

Who's Anti-Semitic? Maybe You?

The ADL's outdated index no longer measures anti-Semitism accurately or usefully.

05/26/2014 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

My mother’s favorite story: Two Jews in post-Anschluss Vienna, walking through an anti-Semitic neighborhood. They see that they’re being followed by two Nazi thugs. One of the Jews says to his friend, “We better make a run for it. There are two of them, and we are all alone.”

Jerome A. Chanes

Confronting Anti-Semitism, Again

05/13/2014 - 20:00

Show a Jew a silver lining, the old saying goes, and he looks for the cloud.

But one does not have to look far for clouds in a week when Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail for bribery, a new low point in political corruption in the Jewish State; former 92nd Street Y executive director Sol Adler apparently took his life after being dismissed last year for his involvement in a corruption scandal, a personal and communal tragedy; and the Anti-Defamation League, in its most comprehensive survey on anti-Semitic attitudes around the globe, found that 26 percent of the more than 50,000 people polled “are deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes,” which translates to an estimated 1 billion people in all.

Anti-Semitism Seen ‘Pervasive, Persistent’

First-of-its-kind ADL poll finds startling levels of hatred, little knowledge of Holocaust.

05/12/2014 - 20:00
Staff Writer

Anti-Semitic stereotypes are so pervasive that fully 26 percent of adults surveyed worldwide — representing an estimated 1.09 billion adults — are “deeply infected,” even though 70 percent have never met a Jew.

Jewish graves in Berlin were vandalized in 2008. Getty Images
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