anti-Semitism

Twitter To Remove Anti-Semitic French Messages

10/21/2012

 Twitter has reportedly agreed to remove French-language anti-Semitic messages from its website and to block access to an account linked to German neo-Nazis.

Stephane Lilti, an attorney for the Union of French Jewish Students said that Twitter has agreed to remove tweets that her group has flagged as anti-Semitic, according to the French newspaper Le Nouvel Observateur.

Twitter Rapped For Abetting Hate Speech After 'Good Jew' Meme

10/16/2012

UPDATED 10/22

Twitter has been engulfed in a wave of French anti-Semitic posts using the hashtag #unbonjuif, meaning “a good Jew” in French.

The tweets were condemned by French anti-racist and Jewish organizations on Monday.

In a statement, the Anti-Defamation League said the social networking service, founded in 206 with an estimated 500 million current users,“lags far behind other established social media platforms” in tackling hate speech and banning those who use it. 

French Rabbi Hits The Road To Build Jewish-Muslim Ties

07/06/2015

La Courneuve, France - Drivers slow down to stare at the tall figure in a black bowler hat and snow-white beard. “Just the other day, I was called a dirty Jew,” Michel Serfaty is telling a Muslim man. “Now, you’re going to say it isn’t so.”

Rabbi Michel Serfaty speaks to Muslim men outside UOIF headquarters. RNS

ADL Poll: Anti-Semitic Attitudes Down In France, Belgium And Germany

06/30/2015

Anti-Semitic attitudes fell in two countries where Jews were attacked over the last year while rising significantly in Italy, Romania and the Netherlands, a new Anti-Defamation League poll found.

A man wears a kippa as he takes part in a silent march to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kristallnacht pogroms. JTA

Pine Bush School District Settles Anti-Semitism Suit For $4.5M

Students’ lawsuit complained of physical attacks, Holocaust jokes and swastikas “all over the high school.”

06/29/2015
Staff Writer

The Pine Bush Central School District in upstate New York has agreed to pay $4.48 million to settle a federal suit alleging the district was deliberately indifferent to the anti-Semitic bullying and harassment five of its Jewish students suffered over several years.

The Pine Bush district's central high school. Wikimedia Commons

Defining The Line Between Anti-Semitism And Criticism of Israel

06/29/2015

We should never hesitate to condemn anti-Semitism, whether it is the traditional version directed at Jews or the newer version targeting Israel’s legitimacy. But we also have to be very careful about distinguishing Israel-related anti-Semitism from criticisms of Israeli policies.

Madrid Alderman Resigns Over Holocaust Joke

06/16/2015

The Madrid alderman for culture under fire for posting a joke about the Holocaust on Twitter four years ago has resigned.

Spotlighting Anti-Semitism In Sweden — And Beyond

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein filed for asylum in her own country as violent hate crimes against Jews increased.

06/16/2015

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein, 34, is a writer and political activist from Stockholm. Formerly a political adviser for the conservative coalition in Sweden, she now writes regularly about global anti-Semitism for such publications as The Jerusalem Post, Commentary and Mosaic magazine. From her perch in Stockholm, Hernroth-Rothstein has become a vociferous advocate for her local Jewish community — and more widely, for European Jewry  —arguing that local and state governments need to be held accountable for anti-Semitic and anti-Israel legislation. The Jewish Week interviewed Hernroth-Rothstein by email. This is an edited transcript.

Annika Hernroth-Rothstein says anti-Semitism in Europe is on the rise and should be an issue on everyone’s mind.

Anti-Semitic Incidents Reach All-Time High In Canada

06/15/2015

Toronto — Recorded anti-Semitic incidents reached an all-time high in Canada last year, indicates B’nai Brith’s annual audit.

Larry David Alleges 'Showbiz' Anti-Semitism At Tonys

06/10/2015
Blueprint Editor

Larry David was the muse behind the ever-eccentric George Costanza in "Seinfeld", so it is only fitting that Jason Alexander, who portrayed Costanza, should be taking over David’s character in his Broadway play, "Fish in the Dark."

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