Anti-Semitism  (Page 1)

Legislation boycotting the anti-Israel boycotters proliferates

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 12, 2016 at 3:00pm 2/12/2016 at 3:00pm
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There has been quite a bit of BDS-related legislative activity in the several weeks, with two anti-BDS measures moving through Congress, and activity in several state legislatures.  While the legislatures universally oppose BDS, President Obama has weighed in in opposition to Congress’s pro-Israel legislation.

Federal Anti-BDS Legislation

First, Wednesday afternoon Senators Mark Kirk...

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Vassar student: “F*ck Jews” really only means F*ck Israel-supporting Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 11, 2016 at 2:00pm 2/11/2016 at 2:00pm
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We previously reported on the anti-Semitic messages sent at Vassar College after the launch of a Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) student campaign by Vassar Students for Justice in Palestine and Vassar Jewish Voice for Peace.

The messages also followed fast on the heels of a faculty-sponsored anti-Israel speech by Rutgers Professor...

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Vassar faculty-sponsored anti-Israel event erupts in controversy

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Once again, Vassar College in Poughkeepsie, NY, is mired in controversy regarding anti-Israel activities on campus involving Vassar faculty.

The controversy surrounds the February 3, 2016, appearance of Rutgers Associate Professor Jasbir Puar at the invitation of several Vassar departments, including Jewish Studies.

At the outset of the appearance, according to the Vassar...

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Reports of anti-Semitic messages after Vassar BDS launch

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 5, 2016 at 2:33pm 2/5/2016 at 2:33pm
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Concentrated, intense anti-Israel activity at Vassar College in early 2014 resulted in gross displays of anti-Jewish hostility, as I documented at the time, Anti-Israel academic boycott turns ugly at Vassar.

Thirty-nine Vassar professors signed a letter in the student newspaper supporting the academic boycott of Israel, and aggressive protests by Students for...

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The Nation magazine mishandles prominent Rabbi’s complaint of anti-Semitic essay

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 31, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/31/2016 at 7:30pm
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In November 2015, The Nation, a prominent progressive magazine, published an essay by controversial professor Steven Salaita which raised compl...

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Anti-Israel movement hijacks MLK Day again

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 30, 2016 at 6:00pm 1/30/2016 at 6:00pm
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In January 2015, we reported on how anti-Israeli Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement supporters hijacked a Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day event on the San Mateo Bridge.

Some Stanford students turned a Black Lives Matter march into an anti-Israel event by unfurling a huge Palestinian Flag on the bridge span at...

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LGBT community wakes up to the BDS evil among it

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 29, 2016 at 2:30pm 1/29/2016 at 2:30pm
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Columnist Jonathan Capehart at The Washington Post has a rather extraordinary column on the “anti-pinkwashing” near-riot at the Creating Change conference in Chicago on Friday night, January 22.

The column is extraordinary in that it reflects a growing realization even in the mainstream media that the thin line between rabid anti-Zionism and...

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Walking While Jewish in a Berlin refugee center

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 25, 2016 at 4:15pm 1/25/2016 at 4:15pm
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“Walking While Jewish” has become a problem in many parts of Europe due to anti-Semitism, frequently from Muslim immigrants.  We have featured the following Walking While Jewish videos:

With anti-Semitism rising in Germany, and even Angela Merkel admitting that there was a problem with migrants from certain countries (she would not...

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As anti-Semitism rises, Germany loses track of 600,000 “Asylum Seekers”

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 23, 2016 at 4:30pm 1/23/2016 at 4:30pm
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Time‘s 2015 “Person of the Year” is facing increasing criticism for her handling of the Middle Eastern refugee crisis and her open borders policy.

Now, in the wake of numerous assaults across Germany alone, including...

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Rising Anti-Semitism in Germany: Ominous Indicator

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 21, 2016 at 11:30am 1/21/2016 at 11:30am
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Shocked by the wave of violent anti-Semitism in Germany following the Gaza conflict of 2014, the Central Council of Jews, apex body of Jewish organisations in Germany in called for the rally “Stand up! Never again anti-Semitism!” on September 14, 2014. The event was attended by German Chancellor Merkel, President Joachim...

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Anti-Israel protest at Kings College turns violent

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 11:30am 1/20/2016 at 11:30am
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For several years we have been documenting the increasingly aggressive tactics of anti-Israel protesters on campus.

Recently, an Israeli professor’s guest lecture was disrupted at the University of Minnesota Law School, and the Palestine Solidarity Committee at UT-Austin (led by law student Mohammed Nabulsi) disrupted an Israeli Studies event:

These tactics are nothing...

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Amid Rising Antisemitism, ‘Mein Kampf’ Reprint is a Bestseller in Germany

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, January 19, 2016 at 11:30am 1/19/2016 at 11:30am
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The timing could not have been more eerie. As Germany faces its biggest social and political crisis since the Second World War, Hitler’s Mein Kampf has again hit German bookstores. After 70 years, Germans once again have a chance of legally owning the vicious rants of this notorious Austrian-born psychopath — in a hard bound version for €58,99.

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Oberlin College Alums: Anti-Israel fanaticism creating hostile environment for Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 17, 2016 at 7:30pm 1/17/2016 at 7:30pm
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Oberlin College is an institution in turmoil over the past several years, and anti-Israel activism is part of the problem. Now, over 200 alumni are claiming the anti-Israel activism has created a hostile environment for Jews, and the alumni are demanding the college take action to address the problem.

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Fighting The Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 16, 2016 at 8:00pm 1/16/2016 at 8:00pm
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Last week I drove out to Rochester, NY to give a talk titled ‘Fighting the Hate: When Does Anti-Israel Become Anti-Semitic?’.

Sponsored by ROC4Israel, a new pro-Israel organization that we featured in a post back in October, my lecture centered on how legitimate criticism of Israel can be distinguished from criticism that...

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Intersectionality: Lies about Israel, lies about Jews

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 11:30am 1/14/2016 at 11:30am
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The trend for the BDS movement is to make demonization of Israel the center of the progressive universe through the theory of “intersectionality.”

Israel is placed at the center of all evil in the world, the unifying focus

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Experiment shows Facebook quick to take down anti-Palestinian incitement, not so quick on anti-Israeli incitement

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, January 6, 2016 at 9:00pm 1/6/2016 at 9:00pm
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Is Facebook more tolerant of anti-Israel incitement than it is of anti-Palestinian incitement?

That’s something Shurat HaDin, the Israel Law Center, sought to test.

Shurat HaDin is a private Israeli law group that describes itself as follows:

Shurat HaDin is at the forefront of fighting terrorism and safeguarding Jewish rights worldwide. We are dedicated...

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“Next year in Jerusalem” takes on new meaning in France

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, January 3, 2016 at 10:30am 1/3/2016 at 10:30am
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In response to a year bookended by Islamist terror attacks in Paris, France has seen a rise in anti-Muslim and anti-Semitic attacks.  If the French/Islamist conflict continues to victimize Jews, as appears increasingly likely, it will further accelerate French Jewry’s demise.

In January the BBC wrote, “France is emerging from one of...

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