Today, Germany is recognized as a leading industrialized nation with a stable democracy. But despite the country’s Holocaust memorials and reparations, anti-Semitism—along with racism and neo-Nazi ideology—has remained part of German society since 1945.These circumstances are at the heart of “Germany After 1945: A Society Confronts Anti-Semitism, Racism and Neo-Nazism,” a traveling exhibition that is making its U.S. debut at Baruch College of The City University of New York.
Just when John Galliano thought he was on the verge of rehabilitation after a drunken anti-Semitic diatribe in 2011 got him arrested, an online petition is seeking to get him fired before he even teaches one class here at Parsons The New School for Design.
Parsons had announced last week that the 52-year-old designer agreed to teach without pay a three-day fashion-design master class called “Show Me Emotion.” The school called Galliano a “living legend,” a “technical genius,” and a “master of tailoring, construction, research and thematic investigation.”
Moviegoers who headed this past weekend to the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 for the opening of “42” saw the story of how Jackie Robinson displayed legendary courage, class and talent in the face of immense pressure and racial hatred as he broke down baseball’s color barrier.
Less well known is Robinson’s role in a controversy that erupted just a few blocks away, at Harlem’s most famous theater, and underscored his commitment to fighting all bigotry, including prejudice emanating from his own community.
Apple has been criticized by mobile app makers for the difficult process involved in getting their apps into the AppStore. The reason for all the red tape in this process, however, is so Apple can approve each app for content ensuring there is no hate speech or racist material in the app. In France, Apple has even removed an app that was in violation of that country's strong policy on anti-Semitism.
The man arrested in connection with fake bomb threats made against a Los Angeles synagogue was also charged with vandalizing it earlier this month.
Several bomb threats against the Wilshire Boulevard Temple were called in to the Los Angeles Police Department Tuesday morning. One call said that there was a bomb planted in a car at an intersection near the synagogue.
Police investigated the threats and blew up a suspicious package left in a car adjacent to the synagogue, but the package was found not to contain explosives.
The number of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States declined by 13 percent in 2011, an annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents found.
The annual Anti-Defamation League Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents, released Thursday, reported a total of 1,080 incidents of assault, vandalism and harassment, compared to 1,239 incidents reported in 2010.
It is the lowest number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded by ADL in the past two decades, the organization said.
Contrary to conventional wisdom in much of the Jewish community, there is a very little anti-Israel or anti-Semitic activity on U.S. and Canadian college campuses, according to a new study.
The American-Israeli Cooperative Enterprise in Washington, headed by U.S.-Mideast policy analyst Mitchell Bard, found that 97 percent of the more than 100 universities tracked during the 2011-2012 academic year reported no such disturbing activity.
(JTA) – A South Carolina teenager said he was beaten by teammates on his middle school’s football team because he is Jewish.
Caspian Driscoll, 15, of Fort Mill told NBC-TV Charlotte that the incident occurred on Oct. 10 on the team bus.
Driscoll reportedly asked his teammates to be quiet so he could wish his grandmother a happy birthday by cell phone. They shouted anti-Semitic insults, he told NBC Charlotte, adding that they had made similar insults in the past.