anti-Semitism

Slew Of Anti-Semitic Tweets Greet Maccabi Tel Aviv Title

05/21/2014

Nearly 20,000 anti-Semitic tweets in Spanish followed Maccabi Tel Aviv’s victory over Real Madrid in the Euroleague basketball championships, Catalonian Jewish organizations said.

Confronting Anti-Semitism, Again

05/14/2014
Editorial

Show a Jew a silver lining, the old saying goes, and he looks for the cloud.

But one does not have to look far for clouds in a week when Israel’s former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail for bribery, a new low point in political corruption in the Jewish State; former 92nd Street Y executive director Sol Adler apparently took his life after being dismissed last year for his involvement in a corruption scandal, a personal and communal tragedy; and the Anti-Defamation League, in its most comprehensive survey on anti-Semitic attitudes around the globe, found that 26 percent of the more than 50,000 people polled “are deeply infected with anti-Semitic attitudes,” which translates to an estimated 1 billion people in all.

Anti-Semitism Seen ‘Pervasive, Persistent’

First-of-its-kind ADL poll finds startling levels of hatred, little knowledge of Holocaust.

05/13/2014
Staff Writer

Anti-Semitic stereotypes are so pervasive that fully 26 percent of adults surveyed worldwide — representing an estimated 1.09 billion adults — are “deeply infected,” even though 70 percent have never met a Jew.

Jewish graves in Berlin were vandalized in 2008. Getty Images

Obama Calls For Worldwide Fight Against Anti-Semitism

05/08/2014

Recalling the horrors of the Holocaust, President Barack Obama urged nations to fight growing anti-Semitism and threats against Israel.

Speaking Wednesday night to 1,200 supporters of the University of Southern California Shoah Foundation, Obama called for “confronting a rising tide of anti-Semitism around the world.

“We see attacks on Jews in the streets of major Western cities, public places marred by swastikas,” he continued. “From some foreign governments we hear the worst kind of anti-Semitic scapegoating.”

Despite ‘Knockouts,’ Anti-Semitism Down

Overall numbers follow long trend, but rise in city assaults ‘disturbing.’

04/01/2014
Staff Writer

The Anti-Defamation League this week reported that anti-Semitic incidents are continuing a decade-long decrease.

The Guardian Angels patrol in Brooklyn after string of “knockout attacks.”  Adam Dickter

From A 2012 ADL Survey Of Europe

“Levels of anti-Semitism have increased most dramatically in Hungary.”

Hungarian Jews Today Face Shoah Distortion

Bigotry, Holocaust distortion confront a community balancing fear and hope.

03/12/2014
Associate Editor

Seventy years after the decimation of Hungarian Jewry in 1944, the surviving community is balancing fear and hope in a country that has rarely rewarded the latter.

Members of the Hungarian Jewish community and their supporters protest the election of a far-right party. Getty Images

Wiesenthal Center Lists Top 10 Anti-Jewish Slurs Of 2013

01/02/2014

Iran’s Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei is number one on the Simon Wiesenthal Center’s list of Top Ten Anti-Semitic/Anti-Israel Slurs.

Referring to Israel as the “rabid dog in the region,” Khamenei also said: “Its leaders look like beasts and cannot be called human,” according to the list released on Tuesday.

Two Teens Nabbed in Long Island Menorah Vandalism

Second Year Menorah Damaged by Vandals

12/03/2013

Two 15-year-olds from Lake Ronkonkoma, L.I., were arrested Wednesday by detectives of the Suffolk County Police Hate Crimes Unit and charged with criminal mischief for damaging a menorah Monday in Raynor County Park, Ronkonkoma, L.I.

The teenagers, who were charged as juvenile delinquents, were given field appearance tickets and released to the custody of their parents. They are scheduled to appear in Family Court in Central Islip at a later date.

ADL Raps Kanye West For 'Classic Anti-Semitism'

12/02/2013

The Anti-Defamation League denounced recent comments by hip-hop star Kanye West as "classic anti-Semitism."

In a radio interview, West defended President Obama’s difficulty in passing his policies, saying “Black people don’t have the same level of connections as Jewish people.”

West made the comments on New York City’s 105.1 FM. The interview reportedly escaped notice until the Israeli daily Haaretz reported on it on Friday.

"There it goes again, the age-old canard that Jews are all-powerful and control the levers of power in government," said ADL national director Abraham Foxman in a statement.  "As a celebrity with a wide following, Kanye West should know better.  We hope that he will take responsibility for his words, understand why they are so offensive, and apologize to those he has offended.”

Kanye West, seen here at an Apple press event in September, once said people treated him like Hitler. Getty Images
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