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. 

Obama Condemns Anti-Semitism In Holocaust Remembrance Day Message

04/16/2015

President Barack Obama condemned anti-Semitism in a Holocaust Remembrance Day message.

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents Jump In U.S.

Increase of 21 percent tied to Gaza war.

04/08/2015

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.

ADL: Anti-Semitic Incidents In U.S. Up By 21 Percent

03/30/2015

Anti-Semitic incidents in the United States rose by 21 percent in 2014, according to the Anti-Defamation League’s annual audit of anti-Semitism.

Pour Out Your Love?

This year’s anti-Semitism must have a place at the seder table.

03/24/2015
Special To The Jewish Week

What will Jews do this year?

Passover is a time of joy and freedom, anticipation and redemption. And because we are strong and free, we can afford one pointed flash of anger. After the meal, we traditionally open the door for Elijah and say three biblical verses of vindictiveness that begin “Pour out Your wrath…” Shfokh hamatkha al ha-goyim. We crave justice. We seek revenge. We ask that our enemies get their just desserts for all of the irrational hatred we’ve suffered. We note the spilled venom of centuries that has taken innocent Jewish lives.

Erica Brown

Hitler Facebook Post Rocks L.I. High School

Great Neck South under fire for ‘horrific’ image; school says it takes Holocaust education seriously.

03/17/2015
Staff Writer

A heavily Jewish Great Neck high school has come under scrutiny after someone posted a “horrific” anti-Semitic image on the freshman class’ Facebook page.

This image, posted on Great Neck South High School freshman class’ unofficial Facebook page. Courtesy of The New York Observer

Swastikas Painted On Jewish Frat House At Vanderbilt

03/17/2015

Two swastikas were spray-painted on a Jewish fraternity house at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.

The vandalism occurred early Saturday morning at Alpha Epsilon Pi and was discovered after a party there, the Vanderbilt Hustler student newspaper reported. The swastikas were drawn in the elevator and on a basement door.

Rising Anti-Semitism Challenges Sweden’s Proud And Tolerant Self-Image

03/04/2015

When a militant extremist stormed into a kosher supermarket in Paris shortly after cartoonists were massacred at the Charlie Hebdo publication, Swedish media described it as a hostage situation at a food store.

American Campuses: Cause For Alarm?

Pro-Israel Jews across the spectrum agree that concern is warranted, but differ on what constitutes anti-Semitism.

03/03/2015
Jewish Week Correspondent

A student at the University of Ohio recalls the heated moments when she and three of her classmates were arrested last September while protesting the fiercely anti-Israel rhetoric of a fellow student, the president of the Student Senate.

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