France’s New Chief Rabbi Calls For Inclusiveness


Paris - France’s newly elected chief rabbi has vowed to pursue a path of inclusiveness and restore the confidence of the country’s half a million Jewish community, badly shaken by anti-Semitic attacks and a recent scandal over religious divorce.

Who's Anti-Semitic? Maybe You?

The ADL's outdated index no longer measures anti-Semitism accurately or usefully.

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My mother’s favorite story: Two Jews in post-Anschluss Vienna, walking through an anti-Semitic neighborhood. They see that they’re being followed by two Nazi thugs. One of the Jews says to his friend, “We better make a run for it. There are two of them, and we are all alone.”

Jerome A. Chanes

Has Bibi Been Too Effective?

It is possible to be too successful? 

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu deserves great credit for focusing global attention on the potential Iranian nuclear threat.  Threats to wipe Israel off the map cannot be dismissed as the rantings of a crazy man when his government is secretly building nuclear weapons and the missiles to deliver them while fomenting terrorism against the Jewish state. 

N.Y. Cabbie Suspended For Swastika Armband


The New York City Taxi and Limousine Commission suspended a driver for a month for wearing a swastika armband.

The Anti-Defamation League’s New York regional office, which brought the complaint against the cabbie, praised the suspension.

Slew Of Anti-Semitic Tweets Greet Maccabi Tel Aviv Title


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


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.

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


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.’

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.”

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