Anti-Semitic incidents in UK reached record high in 2019, report reveals

February 8, 2020 by  
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The number of anti-Semitic incidents reported in the United Kingdom hit a record high in 2019 and increased for the fourth consecutive year, according to figures released on Feb. 6 by the Community Security Trust. Read more

Political auto-immune disease among Diaspora Jews

December 20, 2019 by  
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Why are so many Diaspora Jews doing the dirty work of their mortal enemies for them? Read more

60 headstones desecrated in Jewish cemetery in Slovakia

December 18, 2019 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has condemned the desecration of 60 tombstones in a Jewish cemetery in the northern town of Namestovo, on the border with Poland.  Read more

Can Labour overcome anti-Semitism after Corbyn?

December 17, 2019 by  
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History will not be kind to Jeremy Corbyn, the vanquished and soon-to-be-former leader of the opposition British Labour Party. Read more

German Jewish beauty queen launches ‘Shalom’ campaign on social media

December 11, 2019 by  
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A German-Jewish beauty queen is launching a campaign to raise awareness about racist and anti-Semitic incidents and rhetoric afflicting Germany and Western Europe. Read more

In BBC interview, Labour leader Corbyn refuses to apologize for anti-Semitism

November 28, 2019 by  
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Pressed to explain and apologize to the British Jewish community over anti-Semitism concerns, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, in a Tuesday BBC interview with Andrew Neil, refused to apologize. Read more

Federal Labor reacts to ECAJ antisemitism report

November 26, 2019 by  
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Federal Labor is deeply concerned by an increase in anti-Semitic attacks in Australia. Read more

Church of England report says centuries of Christian antisemitism led to Holocaust

November 24, 2019 by  
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Christian theology played a part in the stereotyping and persecution of Jewish people that ultimately led to the Holocaust, according to a new report released by the Church of England. Read more

British public figures sign letter refusing to vote Labour over anti-Semitism scandal

November 17, 2019 by  
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Twenty-four British public figures signed an open letter refusing to vote for the Labour Party in the United Kingdom’s Dec. 12 general elections due to party leader Jeremy Corbyn’s multiple ties to anti-Semitism. Read more

Why the Democrats don’t have to go the way of Labour

The upcoming general election being held in Britain on Dec. 12 isn’t getting much coverage in the United States. Americans generally don’t pay much attention to foreign policy, and the principal issue this year in the United Kingdom—Brexit—is something few Americans really understand. Read more

Anti-Semitic graffiti spray-painted on project commemorating Jewish life in Lithuania

October 20, 2019 by  
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Anti-Semitic graffiti was discovered in Vilnius, Lithuania, last week on a project depicting Jewish life before World War II. Read more

From Congress to classrooms: Reframing the Israel narrative

October 18, 2019 by  
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Concern about resurgent anti-Semitism has been at fever-pitch among Diaspora Jews for years. Read more

NSW MP: antisemitism shows the worst of humanity

October 16, 2019 by  
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A NSW had ttold parliament antisemitism “shows the worst of humanity and has ruined lives and taken lives”. Read more

It’s time to put an end to labeling Trump an anti-Semite

This July, Aaron Boone, the manager of Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees, created an Internet meme when he launched into an epic and profane rant in taking issue with a call that went against his team. Read more

President Truman, George Marshal and Israel

September 6, 2019 by  
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American Jewry is split over whether Donald Trump is the most pro-Israel or pro-Jewish president in the history of the USA. It illustrates how divided and antagonistic the different parts of the so-called United States and the Jewish community are. Read more

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

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