Tag: Anti-Semitism

U.S. Campuses Lead Rise in Global Anti-Semitism

A report released by Israeli researchers says violent attacks on Jews dropped for a second straight year in 2016, while other forms of anti-Semitism are on the rise worldwide, particularly on U.S. campuses. Researchers at Tel Aviv University said Sunday that assaults specifically targeting Jews, vandalism and other violent incidents fell 12 percent last year. […]

‘Sweden’s anti-Semitism has crossed all red lines’

After a Jewish center in Sweden closed in response to anti-Semitic and neo-Nazi threats, World Zionist Organization Vice President and Department for Countering Anti-Semitism Head Yaakov Haguel said “all red lines” had been crossed and the Muslim community was “chasing after Jews.” “This is just a continuation of the previous plots,” Haguel said. “Sweden’s anti-Semisim […]

UK puts UN Human Rights Council ‘on notice’ over ‘anti-Israel bias’

The UK has put the United Nations Human Rights Council “on notice” over what it called its “disproportionate focus on Israel”. On the final day of the council’s 34th session the UK mission to the UN said it would vote against all resolutions about Israel’s conduct in the occupied Syrian and Palestinian territories if things did […]

‘If antisemitic parties rise to power, we will call on European Jews to flee’

A European Jewish leader said Monday that the rise of extremist parties in Europe could ultimately lead to an exodus of Jews from countries where antisemitism is becoming increasingly visible. Speaking at the annual conference of the Rabbinical Center of Europe in Pomezia, Italy, the organization’s director, Rabbi Menachem Margolin, warned that it will not […]

Is it time for the US to resign from the Human Rights Council?

Israel is working to persuade the Trump government to withdraw from the UN Human Rights Council, and Deputy Prime Minister Michael Oren has begun a campaign to persuade the US to quit the council he calls an “anti-Semitic body.” Oren spoke yesterday with Deputy Secretary of State Erin Berkley, who earlier this month addressed the […]

US reps say federal response needed to stop Jew-hatred

Lawmakers from both parties are expressing grave concern over a measurable spike in antisemitic threats, attacks and acts of vandalism across the US, and are calling on the Trump administration to coordinate a more proactive and comprehensive response. A bipartisan congressional task force founded primarily to combat antisemitism overseas reconstituted itself last week in order […]

‘Jews are taking down their mezuzahs for fear of anti-Semitism’

Swastikas and other anti-Semitic elements have been drawn on vehicles, playgrounds and school walls in New York City. The NYPD launched an investigation, but Yaakov Hagoel, the Vice Chairman of the World Zionist Organization and Head of the Department for Activities in Israel & Countering Anti-Semitism, attempted to discover what could lead to the rise […]

French aliya climbs amid rise in antisemitism

Less than a week before the Jewish Agency Board of Governors is scheduled to convene in Tel Aviv for its annual conference, the head of its French delegation said aliya rates continue to soar in France, amid ongoing antisemitism and the agency’s outreach and education efforts. During an interview with Daniel Benhaim, who oversees the […]

Trump says antisemitism is horrible and has to stop

US President Donald Trump denounced antisemitism in the United States in an interview on Tuesday after he was asked about a spate of threats to Jewish community centers around the country.”I will tell you that antisemitism is horrible and its going to stop and it has to stop,” Trump said in an interview with NBC.Trump […]

JEWISH FAMILY BATTLES SPAIN MUSEUM OVER ART LOOTED BY NAZIS

In the epic, 16-year battle over a priceless painting looted by the Nazis, there is one point on which all sides agree: When Lilly Cassirer and her husband fled Germany ahead of the Holocaust, they surrendered their Camille Pissarro masterpiece in exchange for their lives. The Jewish couple traded the work for the exit visas […]