Dual citizenship challenge again for Frydenberg

July 19, 2019 by  
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Treasurer Josh Frydenberg is facing a rehash of the claim that he is a Hungarian citizen, according to a report on 10 News First…and the Prime Minister has spoken out against antisemitism,

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Omar introducing pro-BDS resolution, announces trip to Israel and Palestinian areas

July 19, 2019 by  
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U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) formally introduced this week a resolution on Wednesday supporting the anti-Israel BDS movement, comparing it to boycotts of Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union. Read more

The dangerous drive to correlate Islamophobia with anti-Semitism

The Somali-born U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has made a number of anti-Semitic remarks, is currently embroiled in controversy over her marriage history. Read more

Tolerance Museums: A Failing Franchise? 

June 28, 2019 by  
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The monumental US$250-million building for the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem (MOTJ) is scheduled to open sometime in 2020. Read more

The fight against antisemitism becomes a priority for the Dutch

June 7, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision of the Government of the Netherlands to allocate three million Euros to fighting antisemitism, a matter which has now been added to the list of national priorities for the first time. Read more

European rabbis take to the streets in Ulm, Germany

May 30, 2019 by  
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BERLIN: Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm on Tuesday, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kipot, or skullcaps, in public areas because of rising anti-Semitism in the country. Read more

Violent anti-Semitism rose by 13% worldwide in 2018, according to new report

May 2, 2019 by  
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Violent anti-Semitic attacks rose by 13% worldwide in 2018, with the highest number of incidents reported in Western democracies including the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Germany, an annual report revealed. Read more

What if there’s no way to stop another synagogue shooting?

Who caused a madman to enter a synagogue in Poway, Calif., and begin shooting? And what can we do to stop another such extremist from committing the next atrocity? Read more

Another Labor candidate disendorsed

April 30, 2019 by  
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Another Labor candidate for the upcoming election has been dropped by the party for an antisemitic comment. Read more

From Pittsburgh to Poway

April 30, 2019 by  
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When a natural or human-made disaster strikes my community, it’s my natural instinct to write about it. Read more

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

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