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Less Anti-Semitism In U.S.

But incidents on campus rise, ADL report says.

07/23/2013
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Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States fell by 14 percent in 2012, according to the Anti-Defamation League, with 927 cases, down from 1,080 in 2011. College campuses, however, experienced an anti-Semitic surge, with 61 cases reported, almost three times the 22 incidents in 2011. New York State also bucked the national trend, with 248 cases, up from 195 the year before.

ADL And Other Jewish Groups Hail Ruling Against DOMA

06/26/2013
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The Anti-Defamation League on Wednesday hailed the decision by the Supreme Court to uphold the federal rights of same sex couples in states that allow same sex marriages.

The DOMA lawsuit had been brought by a Jewish woman, Edith Windsor, who was forced to pay federal taxes on the estate of her late wife, Thea Spyer, who was also Jewish, despite the fact that their Canadian marriage was recognized as legal by the state of New York, where they resided.

After New Research, ADL Will No Longer Honor Holocaust-Era Policeman

06/20/2013
Assistant Managing Editor
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In a dramatic reversal of historic fortunes, Giovanni Palatucci will shift from righteous gentile to possible Nazi collaborator as the Anti-Defamation League reconsiders an annual award in his honor.

Image from a website started by a relative shows Giovanni Palatucci as a young man.

Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank Remarks Debated

04/17/2013

Pop music star Justin Bieber’s comments left in a guestbook following a visit to the Anne Frank House drew mixed reactions.

Who Bombed Boston? The Word For Now Is Caution

04/16/2013
JTA

The day after the Boston Marathon bombing, President Obama called it an “act of terrorism.” What kind of terrorism, no one was ready to say -- a caution that derives from years of wrongful speculation that on occasion has ruined innocent lives.

Hours after the attack Monday that killed three and injured scores, Obama in a television address refrained from using the word “terrorism.” He did use it Tuesday, but wrapped it deep in caveats.

Super Bowl Ad For West Bank Manufacturer Spurs Boycott Calls

02/01/2013
Staff Writer

SodaStream, an Israeli maker of devices that carbonate beverages with a manufacturing plant in the West Bank settlement of Maale Adumim, plans to run a TV commercial during Sunday’s Super Bowl, prompting calls for a boycott of the product by the Interfaith Boycott Coalition.

SodaStream has a factory in the West Bank. Fotolia

Jewish Groups See Major Shift In Priority Of Gun Control

Issue returns to communal agenda in aftermath of Connecticut school massacre; consensus reached at JCPA within hours.

12/15/2012
Assistant Managing Editor

For the first time in his more than two decades at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs, Ethan Felson has been seeing an issue presented, and a consensus reached, in a matter of hours, not days.

A school bus passes a Newtown church where the funeral of a young Sandy Hook victim is taking place on Dec. 18. Getty Images

Hate Stats Down, But Still Alarming, Says ADL

12/11/2012

The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

ADL Hails Drop in FBI Hate Crimes Stats, Though Still 'Far Too Many'

12/10/2012

The Anti-Defamation League welcomed an FBI report showing a decrease in hate crimes over the past 10 years but said there were still “far too many” such crimes.

There were 6,222 hate crimes reported during 2011, according to the report released Monday. The year 2000 showed slightly more than 8,000 hate crimes.

The 2011 figure was a 6 percent decrease from 2010 and the least number of such crimes reported since 1994.

Low Hate Stats Offer Hope, Demand Vigilance

11/13/2012
Editorial

Lost in the headlines of the past two storm-ravaged and politically charged weeks was the news from the Anti-Defamation League that incidents of hate perpetrated against Jews declined, both locally and nationally, in 2011.

The organization’s latest audit of anti-Semitic incidents, with data culled from law-enforcement and other sources for many months after the close of the calendar year, shows a 13 percent drop nationally, with smaller drop of just under 5 percent here in the Empire State.

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