World Jewish Congress condemns antisemitic effigy burning in Poland

April 22, 2019 by  
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Reacting to reports that on April 19th, an image of Judas Iscariot made to look like a stereotypical Jew had been hanged and burned in effigy in the town of Pruchnik in south-eastern Poland as a part of an Easter ritual with hundreds of people including children taking part, World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer expresses disgust and outrage at this latest blatantly antisemitic manifestation. Read more

How anti-Semitism became unleashed in the West

March 8, 2019 by  
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Why is antisemitism now out of control in the West? Read more

The U.S. dilutes condemnation of antisemitism

March 8, 2019 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has sharply criticized the U.S.House of Representative’s decision to broaden a formal resolution condemning antisemitism to include Islamophobia and other forms of hate speech, declaring: “The unfortunate decision by the US House leadership to dilute a forthright condemnation of antisemitism is both irresponsible and dangerous.” Read more

Jewish Agency calls for global effort against anti-Semitism: ‘No keeping heads down’

February 27, 2019 by  
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The heads of hundreds of Jewish organizations in Israel and abroad discussed the rise of anti-Semitism around the world at a meeting of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors in Jerusalem on Monday. Read more

From president to president

February 21, 2019 by  
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Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has written to his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron following antisemitic events in France. Read more

Swastikas on 80 gravestones desecrate French Jewish cemetery at German border

February 20, 2019 by  
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As many as 80 gravestones at a Jewish cemetery in France were discovered vandalized on Tuesday morning, adding to the latest wave of anti-Semitic attacks in the country. Read more

In Tel Aviv, British experts warn of anti-Semitism across the UK

February 17, 2019 by  
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A lecture hosted by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) in Tel Aviv featured a panel of experts who warned about growing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and the threat that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses if he were to become prime minister. Read more

Danon at UN on Holocaust remembrance: ‘Apathy is the enemy of humanity’

January 29, 2019 by  
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Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon warned the world body on Monday morning in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day about the rise of anti-Semitism the need to fight it. Read more

Behind Europe’s anti-Semitism ‘perception gap’

January 27, 2019 by  
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A comprehensive survey of European attitudes to anti-Semitism released last week by the European Union displays what its authors call a “perception gap.” In this context, the term means that Jews in Europe regard the problem of anti-Semitism as far more immediate, pressing and urgent than do their non-Jewish fellow citizens. Read more

Grappling with the roots of anti-Semitism after Pittsburgh

November 2, 2018 by  
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As Jews around the world grieve for those who were slaughtered in the Pittsburgh synagogue massacre, the reaction of many in both Jewish and non-Jewish circles has demonstrated a refusal to acknowledge the true significance of what happened. Read more

WJC President Lauder condemns ‘despicable and deliberate’ anti-Semitic vandalism of Elie Wiesel house

August 6, 2018 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has strongly condemned the anti-Semitic vandalism carried out over the weekend at the childhood home of late Holocaust survivor and Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel in Romania. Read more

International legal group works to remove Holocaust-denial content on Facebook

July 26, 2018 by  
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The Lawfare Project filed take-down notices this week against Facebook posts denying the Holocaust and containing anti-Semitic material, successfully leading to several posts being removed or blocked by Facebook in a number of countries. Read more

France’s reputation is at stake again over the murder of Sarah Halimi

July 20, 2018 by  
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For the second time in 20 years, France basked in the accomplishment of winning the World Cup with a team whose diverse backgrounds were as much a symbol of national unity as the creative brand of soccer they played. Read more

UK Labour Party adopts amended anti-Semitism definition amid outcry

July 18, 2018 by  
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The Labour Party, which has been dogged by allegations of anti-Semitism in recent years centred around party leader Jeremy Corbyn, formally adopted an amended version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of anti-Semitism that left out some examples of anti-Semitism that relate to support for Israel. Read more

UK Labour MPs defy Corbyn, adopt official stance on anti-Semitism

July 17, 2018 by  
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Members of Parliament with the United Kingdom’s Labour Party have defied leader Jeremy Corbyn by adopting the full and unamended version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s definition of anti-Semitism. Read more

Tipster banned by ESPN AFL footy competition

July 15, 2018 by  
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International mega sports media company ESPN has removed a participant in its AFL footy tips competition who had registered his screen name “Burnthejews” and has banned the person from reregistering. Read more

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that—with the exception of one set of circumstances—I thought the risk was overblown…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Israel’s attitude toward the far-right in Europe

February 21, 2018 by  
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Chairman of the Executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky has told  the “End to Antisemitism” conference in Vienna than Israel’s attitude toward the far-right in Europe must be coordinated with Local Jewish communities. Read more

Holocaust denial and anti-Semitism on social media up 30 percent in January 2018

February 18, 2018 by  
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The use of anti-Semitic symbols and posts denying the Holocaust increased dramatically in January 2018 compared to the same period in 2016, the World Jewish Congress (WJC) found in a recent study commissioned ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Brisbane 6th in the non-Arab non-Muslim world on list of antisemitic posts

February 2, 2018 by  
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Brisbane may be a hotbed of anti-Jewish activity on social media according to new research produced by the Israel Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. Read more

 Forward defends anti-Semitic cartoon

November 1, 2017 by  
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When the official newspaper of Berkeley published a color caricature of me as a spider-like creature with one leg stomping on a Palestinian child and another holding an IDF soldier spilling the blood of an unarmed Palestinian, there was universal condemnation of what was widely seen as a throwback to the anti-Semitic imagery of the Nazi era…writes  Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

An Anti-Semitic caricature of me generates no criticism from Berkeley hard left

October 27, 2017 by  
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I was recently invited to present the liberal case for Israel at Berkeley…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

You’re offended? Oy vey!

October 8, 2017 by  
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If your ancestors, dear reader, were Europeans of any sort, know that they threw us out of their countries, or stood aside while we were persecuted, evicted and murdered. So emulate us and get a life! As individuals we have not spent 3,500 years wallowing in self-pity. We get on with it and so should you…writes Peter Arnold. Read more

Persia, Iran, Haman and Khamenei

March 10, 2017 by  
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Once again our annual commemoration of Purim is taking place and its relevance for today could not be clearer…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Anti-Semitism and Aliyah

March 9, 2017 by  
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Political correctness still seems to impel us to continue chanting the mantra that we are prohibited from relating to anti-Semitism as a cause for settling in Israel and insisting that the only motivation for aliyah today is to enable a committed Jew to lead a truly Jewish life in his homeland…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

On anti-Semitism, difficult questions and contested answers

February 28, 2017 by  
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In his magnum opus “A Lethal Obsession,” the late Robert Wistrich, one of Israel’s finest scholars of the murderous pathways of Jew-hatred, elegantly summarised the character of anti-Semitism at the turn of this century…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Wielding the Holocaust stick…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

December 21, 2016 by  
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In late November, radical protesters in London attacked a Jewish communal building. As they wrestled with police at the gates, they screamed abuse about “baby killers!” and cried out, “It’s a Holocaust!” Read more

The illiberal world of Stephen Bannon

November 22, 2016 by  
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In considering the furore around President-elect Donald Trump’s decision to appoint Stephen Bannon, the CEO of the hard-right news website Breitbart, as his chief strategist, let’s start with the perspective of those who have defended him…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org.
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Lauder says Russia’s changes “stunning”

November 3, 2016 by  
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World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has thanked Russia for its efforts to crack down on anti-Semitism and make Jews feel welcome in the country, after a long history of hostility and hardship. Read more

Anti-Semitism, a danger to us all…writes David Roet/JNS.org

November 1, 2016 by  
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My father, Haim Hendrick Roet, a Holocaust survivor from the Netherlands, addressed the United Nations General Assembly in January, during its annual Holocaust memorial ceremony with this poignant cri de coeur: “Looking back 70 years,” he said, “it is heartbreaking that as a world, we did not learn enough from the Holocaust.” Read more

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