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

06/29/2015 - 20:00

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.”

06/28/2015 - 20:00
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

06/28/2015 - 20:00

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

06/15/2015 - 20:00

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.

06/15/2015 - 20:00

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

06/14/2015 - 20:00

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

06/09/2015 - 20:00
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."

Obama To Jews: Shared Values Compel Support For Israel

05/25/2015 - 20:00

Washington - President Obama came to Washington’s most politically connected synagogue Friday (May 22)  with a dual mission — to celebrate Jewish American Heritage Month and to mark the first “Solidarity Sabbath,” a campaign against anti-Semitism.

President Obama speaks at Adas Israel Congregation in Washington as part of Jewish American Heritage Month. RNS

Rabbis Gather In Toulouse To Denounce Islamist Terror

05/12/2015 - 20:00

Senior rabbis from across Europe and Israel gathered in Toulouse, France, for a conference devoted to finding solutions for challenges facing European Jewry.

Anti-Semitic, Right-Wing Attacks Rise In Germany

05/10/2015 - 20:00

Berlin — A major increase in anti-Semitic and right-wing violent attacks in Germany is “extremely worrying,” according to the country’s interior minister.

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