Obama Decries Rise Of Anti-Semitism In Jewish Heritage Month Message

05/02/2016 - 14:47

Washington — President Barack Obama decried the “rise of anti-Semitism” in his annual proclamation of May as Jewish American Heritage Month.

President Obama hosts his final White House seder on April 28. JTA

Anti-Zionism, Anti-Semitism And The Line Between Them

04/26/2016 - 12:02
Special To The Jewish Week

Events on college campuses in recent weeks raise, once again, the question of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism, and where to draw the line between them. Anti-Israel rhetoric and activity, the salience of radical Islam in Western Europe, BDS turmoil on the quad and in church councils: All of it, in contemporary parlance, is referred to as the “New Anti-Semitism.”

Jerome A. Chanes

35 NY Legislators Demand ‘Immediate Suspension’ Of City University Pro-Palestinian Group

03/31/2016 - 10:39

Two Jewish New York state assemblymen have called for the “immediate suspension” of a pro-Palestinian student group from the City University of New York’s campuses.

The East Quad at Brooklyn College, part of the City University of New York network. Wikimedia Commons

Microsoft Pulls Tweeting Robot After It Expresses Admiration For Hitler

03/24/2016 - 16:20

Microsoft put the brakes on its artificial intelligence tweeting robot after it posted several offensive comments, including “Hitler was right I hate the jews.”

TayTweets’ Twitter photo. Via Twitter

University Of California Condemns Anti-Semitic Forms Of Anti-Zionism

03/23/2016 - 16:44

The University of California governing board unanimously approved a statement condemning anti-Semitism and “anti-Semitic forms” of anti-Zionism.

At UCLA, during the last week of February 2010, a blood-stained Israeli flag was hoisted atop an “apartheid wall.” JTA

You Should Be Scared Of Islamophobia

03/22/2016 - 13:24

All strongmen seduce, and Donald Trump is no exception. He enchants his supporters with his virility, his endless references to his success, his oversized and gilded ego. Because I am great, he promises, you will be too. America will be great. Even if you disagree with him, he holds you in thrall. He doesn’t obey the laws of political physics, or any basic social conventions either. 

Haroon Moghul.

Even Paranoids Have Enemies…

03/17/2016 - 12:49

Though Auschwitz was liberated more than seventy years ago, its legacy, along with the other death camps and horrific crimes that were committed against us during the Shoah, continues to cast a pall over the Jewish community worldwide.

Rabbi Gerald C. Skolnik

Students Charged With Painting Swastikas, ‘Trump’ In Chapel

Northwestern freshmen also suspended after anti-Semitic, racist and homophobic graffiti discovered on campus.

03/15/2016 - 20:43
Editorial Intern

anthony_morales.jpgTwo Northwestern University freshmen were charged on Saturday with hate crimes and vandalism after admitting to spray-painting offensive symbols on the walls of a nondenominational campus chapel, the Chicago Tribune reported.

Alice Miller Chapel. Paradoxsociety, Wikimedia Commons

City To Get New Center For Anti-Semitism

03/15/2016 - 18:12

Sometime in the next few years, the third floor of the Museum of Jewish Heritage — A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Battery Park City, which focuses on Israel and other post-Shoah facets of Jewish life, will include artifacts on such unsavory topics as the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the Leo Frank lynching, and the Alfred Dreyfus trial.

Abraham Foxman: Will direct new anti-Semitism study center at the Museum of Jewish Heritage.

On Israel Apartheid Week, Some Pro-Israel Students Find Silence Is Best Response

03/15/2016 - 13:01

When Israel Apartheid Week came to Columbia University in early March, there was potential for great agitation at the heavily Jewish campus.

Anti-Israel students at Columbia University erected a mock “apartheid wall” in front of the iconic Low Library steps. JTA
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