anti-Semitism

Fresh Relevance For Shoah Film About Hungary

‘Forced March’ has ‘unfortunate timeliness’ given rising anti-Semitism, says NYU film professor who is one of the producers re-releasing the 1989 movie.

10/29/2013
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About two-thirds of the way through the film “Forced March,” the director throws up his hands in despair about ever capturing the reality of the Shoah. “No matter how close we get, we can’t get close enough.”

Jews are rounded up by soldiers in World War II Hungary a scene from “Forced March.” Photo courtesy Forced March, LLC

Court Awards Local Deliveryman $900,000 In Anti-Semitism Suit Against Bosses

10/29/2013
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(JTA) — A New York restaurant deliveryman was awarded $900,000 for enduring 16 years of anti-Semitic harassment by three supervisors.

A U.S. District Court jury in Brooklyn found in favor of Adam Wiercinski on Oct. 24 in four hours, the New York Post reported Monday.

Citing the lawsuit, the newspaper reported that one manager at the Mangia 57 restaurant in Manhattan would pass gas in front of Wiercinski and then joke that it was Zyklon B, which was used in the Nazi gas chambers during the Holocaust.

Hungary Launches PR Blitz To Combat Extremist Image

Heavyweight N.Y. firm behind effort to reach out to Jewish community.

10/23/2013
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Washington — Armed with a powerful New York public relations outfit and a pledge to commemorate the mass deportation of Hungarian Jewry, the Hungarian government is preparing to challenge what it says is an inaccurate image of a country lax in confronting home-grown extremism.

Massachusetts Parents Sue Over Alleged Anti-Semitic Bullying

08/13/2013
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The parents of a 13-year-old boy are suing their Massachusetts school district for ignoring verbal and physical attacks on their son by other students for being Jewish.

'Heil Hitler' Among Graffiti Scrawled On Jackie Robinson Statue In Brooklyn

Act of hate a 'dagger' in America's heart, says Schumer.

08/07/2013
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Sixty-six years after he broke the color barrier and began integration of major league baseball, Jackie Robinson is still facing bigotry.

A statue of the sports and civil rights legend, who spoke out strongly against anti-Semitism, was defaced outside MCU Park in Coney Island, Brooklyn, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Along with racial slurs, the graffiti on both the bronze statue and concrete base included swastikas and the words "heil Hitler."

In an undated photo, Jackie Robinson signs a then-record contract to play for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Getty Images

Pink Floyd Rocker’s Israel-Bashing Slammed In Vatican Newspaper

08/07/2013
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 L’Osservatore Romano—the Vatican’s semi-official newspaper—slammed the use of anti-Semitic imagery by former Pink Floyd member Roger Waters at a concert in Belgium last month. The op-ed, however, did not mention Waters by name.

We Can't Turn Off Online Bigotry

"The relentless drumbeat of hateful content can desensitize Internet readers."

European Anti-Semitism: The Unpleasant Truth

Author suggests ‘humanitarian racism’ behind demonization of Israel.

07/30/2013
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Anti-Semitism in Europe, often in the guise now of anti-Israel rhetoric and actions, has become too big a problem to ignore or rationalize away. And it is taking place on two levels: as official policy, and within societies where, according to recent polls, Israel is considered the most dangerous nation in the world, more of a threat to world peace even than Iran or North Korea.

Gary Rosenblatt

A Pitch To Report Cyber Hate

07/30/2013
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In the aftermath of Ryan Braun’s suspension from Major League Baseball for the use of performance-enhancing drugs, social media networks have witnessed an outpouring of impassioned commentary, including many anti-Semitic remarks made against Braun — nicknamed “The Hebrew Hammer” for his Jewish heritage.

Abraham H. Foxman

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.

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