Jewish and Israel-related groups ‘appalled’ by mob invasion of US Capitol

January 7, 2021 by  

Jewish and Israel-related groups reacted to the mob invasion of the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday by Trump supporters as members of Congress gathered in a joint session on Wednesday to certify U.S. President-elect Joe Biden’s victory. Read more

Jewish and pro-Israel groups, policy experts react to Biden national security picks

November 24, 2020 by  

U.S. President-elect Joe Biden announced a number of cabinet and national security picks on Monday that offers a view into the direction his administration will pursue regarding foreign policy. Read more

Determining next steps of next administration on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

October 23, 2020 by  

While U.S. President Donald Trump’s first term has been dominated by domestic issues, some of his most notable moves as president relate to foreign policy, in particular with a focus on Israel. Read more

US envoy Carr: 1.7 million antisemitic posts on Facebook, Twitter so far in 2020

October 20, 2020 by  

Elan Carr has served as U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism since February 2019. Read more

Twitter, Google decline to be in State Department event countering antisemitism

October 18, 2020 by  

Twitter and Google declined to participate in next week’s U.S. State Department event, featuring U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, on countering antisemitism on the Internet and social media—the first event of its kind in the department’s history, U.S. Special Envoy for Monitoring and Combating Anti-Semitism Elan Carr told JNS on Thursday. Read more

Pakistani Supreme Court rules Daniel Pearl’s murderer to stay in prison

October 9, 2020 by  

The four men convicted—and freed and rearrested earlier this year—in the 2002 kidnapping and murder of Wall Street Journal Jewish reporter Daniel Pearl in Pakistan will remain behind bars for another three months, ruled Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday. Read more

Jewish reporter attacked in Brooklyn during protests against COVID restrictions

October 9, 2020 by  

A reporter was attacked in Brooklyn, N.Y., on Wednesday night while covering protests by haredi Jews against New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s new coronavirus restrictions, including closing schools and yeshivahs, and his threatening to shutter synagogues and other houses of worship. Read more

Greek court brands neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn a criminal organization

October 8, 2020 by  

A Greek court has deemed the neo-Nazi party Golden Dawn as a criminal organization disguised as a political party—a ruling applauded by Jewish groups. Read more

Biden compares Trump to Nazi propaganda chief Goebbels

September 30, 2020 by  

Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has compared U.S. President Donald Trump to Nazi propaganda chief Joseph Goebbels. Read more

UK Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues responds to JUST ACT report

September 27, 2020 by  

Lord Eric Pickles has been the U.K. Special Envoy for Post-Holocaust Issues since 2015, dealing with issues of restitution of Holocaust-era assets, in addition to promoting Holocaust remembrance, education and research. Read more

After Zoom de-platforms Leila Khaled event, Facebook and YouTube follow suit

September 24, 2020 by  

After being de-platformed by the video-conferencing platform Zoom, Facebook and YouTube appeared to follow suit and remove an event on Wednesday being promoted and live-streamed, respectively, on their platform. Read more

Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

September 22, 2020 by  

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Read more

US orders ‘Al Jazeera’ platform to register as foreign agent

September 17, 2020 by  

The U.S. Department of Justice ordered an affiliate of Al Jazeera to register on Monday as “an agent of the Government of Qatar,” according to a letter reported by multiple outlets. Read more

Kushner: Peace deal to foster greater ‘interaction between Israel and Bahrain’

September 13, 2020 by  

Senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner said he thinks the announcement by Bahrain and Israel to normalize ties will lead to greater understanding and cooperation between the people of both countries. Read more

U.S. Target removes costume resembling clothes worn by Jewish diarist Anne Frank

September 2, 2020 by  

A costume that appears to look like an outfit worn by the young Jewish diarist Anne Frank during World War II and the Holocaust has been removed from Target’s website, a spokesperson for the retailer told JNS on Tuesday. Read more

TikTok announces ‘zero tolerance’ for antisemitism, hate speech, bigotry

September 1, 2020 by  

The video-sharing social-networking service TikTok has expressed that it has “a zero-tolerance stance” on accounts linked to antisemitism and other forms of bigotry. Read more

The fight against antisemitism faces a new enemy: QAnon

August 28, 2020 by  

The word QAnon—and the conspiracy theories behind it—keep making headlines of late Read more

Amid riots, synagogue in Kenosha, Wis., vandalized with ‘Free Palestine’

August 28, 2020 by  

A synagogue in Kenosha, Wis., was vandalized during demonstrations and riots on Thursday morning. Read more

Auschwitz museum points out ‘hurtful and offensive’ Holocaust trend on TikTok

August 28, 2020 by  

The museum at the former Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz called a trend on the video-sharing social-networking service TikTok in which young people portray themselves as victims of the Holocaust as “hurtful and offensive.”
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Biden picks Kamala Harris as Democratic running mate

August 12, 2020 by  

The presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, announced on Tuesday that he has picked Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.) as his running mate. Read more

Biden’s new Jewish point man says Israelis and Americans are less safe under Trump

August 6, 2020 by  

Aaron Keyak just began his new position as Jewish outreach director for the presidential campaign of the presumptive Democratic 2020 nominee, former U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. Read more

Jewish groups, customers denounce Nazi face masks worn in Minnesota Walmart

Jewish groups have rebuked a couple who was confronted at a Walmart in Marshall, Minn., on July 25 for wearing Nazi swastika-flags on their face masks. Read more

Rapper Jay Electronica calls rabbi a ‘coward’ and ‘devil’

Rapper Jay Electronica called Rabbi Abraham Cooper, associate dean and director of global social action of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a “coward” and a “devil” following the rabbi’s appearance last week on the podcast hosted by Nick Cannon, who apologized for the second time for making antisemitic comments on an episode last month of his online show. Read more

Jewish, pro-Israel groups express outrage over death of George Floyd, concern about rioting

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations have expressed outrage over the death of African-American George Floyd, 46, who died on May 25 in the custody of Minneapolis police. Read more

Hit by coronavirus, drop in oil prices and US sanctions, Iran’s economy heads for free fall

With the coronavirus pandemic sending oil prices to record lows, for Iran, which relies on oil exports as its top revenue source, the economic situation is going from bad to worse. Read more

A conversation with Aron Bielski, last of the Bielski brothers

April 16, 2020 by  

Aron Bielski is the youngest and last living member of the Bielski Brigade, which he founded along with three of his brothers. Their activities have become widely known as one of the largest partisan groups that rescued Jews during the Holocaust. Read more

Jewish, pro-Israel groups react to overturned sentences in murder of journalist Daniel Pearl

Jewish and pro-Israel organizations expressed shock and contempt over a Pakistani court on Thursday that overturned the four convictions related to the 2002 killing of Wall Street Journal Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl. Read more

Anti-Semitic broadcaster: COVID-19 blamed on Jews for not following Jesus

March 28, 2020 by  

Anti-Semitic and conspiracy broadcaster and Christian pastor Rick Wiles said on Wednesday that the coronavirus outbreak is spreading to synagogues, and is a punishment from God because Jews don’t follow Jesus. Read more

Mideast plan draws immediate responses from Jewish, Israel-related groups, Mideast experts

January 29, 2020 by  

Jewish and Israel-related groups expressed mixed reactions to the Trump administration at long last releasing its long-awaited peace plan on Tuesday to help resolve the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Netanyahu, Gantz to visit White House amid reports of Trump revealing Mideast peace plan

January 26, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party and opposition leader Benny Gantz are scheduled to visit the White House this week for a development on the highly anticipated Mideast peace plan, which has been called the “deal of the century,” announced U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday while meeting with Netanyahu. Read more

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