Anti-Semitism envoy nominee Deborah Lipstadt poised to battle scourge on all fronts

November 7, 2021 by  

U.S. President Joe Biden’s nominee to serve as Special Envoy for Combating and Monitoring anti-Semitism Deborah Lipstadt said on Thursday that she was most worried about the rise in casual anti-Semitism and the questioning of the importance of the Holocaust among today’s society more than overt demonstrations of anti-Semitism. Read more

Twitter’s new Mideast, North Africa news curator under fire for anti-Israel tweets

November 4, 2021 by  

Twitter’s new “editorial curation lead” for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) news is drawing criticism from pro-Israel organizations, pointing to her history of anti-Israel bias. Read more

Honouring his father’s story, Elisha Wiesel sees fighting anti-Semitism inextricably linked to Zionism

October 21, 2021 by  

The late Holocaust survivor, human-rights activist and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel became the first modern Jew to have a bust of his face sculpted into the stonework of the Washington National Cathedral’s Human Rights Porch on Oct. 12, the last to be installed among four luminaries such as Mother Teresa and Rosa Parks. Read more

At UN, Bennett warns world Iran’s nuclear program at a ‘watershed moment’

September 28, 2021 by  

Demarking a clear distinction between himself and his predecessor, Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said that one of the most dangerous problems in the world today is political polarization. Read more

Biden nominates Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt as next anti-Semitism envoy

July 31, 2021 by  

After months of pressure from Jewish communal organizations to appoint someone to the position, the Biden administration on Friday nominated Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. Read more

Rumsfeld remembered for leading war on terror and his admiration for Israel

July 4, 2021 by  

Despite much of the criticism of Donald Rumsfeld for his handling of the Iraq War, the late former defence secretary’s associates praised him for his decisions during an unstable time for American security. Read more

Blinken’s Mideast trip highlights limits of American efforts to isolate Hamas

May 27, 2021 by  

The Biden administration’s negotiations to reach a ceasefire agreement between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip has generally being seen as successful. Read more

In special meeting on conflict, Erdan slams UN for its incessant focus on Israel

May 23, 2021 by  

Hours before Israel announced a ceasefire between itself and the Gaza-based terrorist organization Hamas on Thursday, Israeli Ambassador to the United States and the United Nations Gilad Erdan said that member states condemning Israel for its actions in Gaza are choosing to side with terror and hurting the chances for peace in the region. Read more