Anti-Semitism  (Page 1)

Synagogue firebombed in Göteborg, as Islamic battle cry heard at ‘Days of Rage’ in European cities

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 10, 2017 at 9:00am 12/10/2017 at 9:00am

Antisemitic demonstrations erupted over the weekend in major European cities, with Muslim groups staging violent and angry protests under the pretext of the US decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

A gang of 20 masked-men fire-bombed a synagogue late Saturday in the Swedish city of Goteborg. The assailants threw several molotov cocktails at...

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Australia: Rabbi Tackles Attacker At Melbourne Synagogue

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/melbourne-rabbi-takes-down-attacker-outside-synagogue-krav-maga-technique-1530952
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 2:30pm 12/2/2017 at 2:30pm
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A rabbi in Melbourne, Australia tackled his would-be attacker and pinned him to the ground.  An IDF Training School representative says that the rabbi, not trained in IDF hand-to-hand combat techniques, is instinctively “a natural.”

The International Business Times reports:

A man who verbally abused and then attacked a rabbi was taken down...

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German TV Pulls Sponsorship of Roger Waters Concert over BDS

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, November 27, 2017 at 11:30am 11/27/2017 at 11:30am
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German public broadcaster Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) withdrew its sponsorship of a Roger Waters concert in Cologne, after local activists objected to the allocation of public funds to former Pink Floyd frontman known for his support for the anti-Israel boycott campaign, German newspapers report.

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Linda Sarsour is only the 2nd Most Inappropriate speaker at New School antisemitism event

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at 7:30pm 11/21/2017 at 7:30pm

The New School, a liberal Manhattan-based university, has garnered considerable controversy over a program on antisemitism that’s currently scheduled for Tuesday, November 28. The program is titled Antisemitism and the Struggle for Justice and it is designed to promote a book by Jewish Voice for Peace of a similar name.

Criticism of the...

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Temporary Israeli victory at UNESCO: Vote on latest anti-Israeli resolution delayed

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, November 5, 2017 at 3:30pm 11/5/2017 at 3:30pm

In a number of recent posts, we’ve been covering the Palestinian effort at UNESCO to erase the Jewish connection to Jerusalem, Hebron and other historical sites in Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

As we’ve discussed, since 2011 when the UN body recognized Palestine as a state, Palestinian officials have undertaken what...

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Trump appoints attorney who combats campus antisemitism to key civil rights post

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, October 27, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/27/2017 at 4:00pm
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New study: how anti-Israel faculty increase campus antisemitism

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 24, 2017 at 11:30am 10/24/2017 at 11:30am
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For a number of years we’ve been documenting anti-Israel activism on U.S. college campuses, carried out by student groups like Students for Justice in Palestine.

In these prior posts we’ve described many instances when this virulent anti-Israelism has crossed over the line into blatant anti-Jewish animus, including at schools like Vassar, Oberlin, ...

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Bavarian Green Party compares anti-Israel BDS boycott to Nazi-era “Don’t Buy From Jews”

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 11:30am 10/9/2017 at 11:30am
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In a strongly worded resolution passed by the Green Party in the southern German state of Bavaria, the state unit of the party has rejected the anti-Israel boycott campaign, or the BDS Movement as antisemitic.

The resolution titled “No to Antisemitism, no to BDS” (embedded and translated below) declared the Bavarian Green Party’s...

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Anti-Israel FAKE HISTORY “Nakba Tour” scheduled throughout U.S., Canada

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, October 7, 2017 at 8:00pm 10/7/2017 at 8:00pm

Now in its second consecutive year, the Nakba Tour is a speaking event that brings several Palestinian women registered as refugees in Lebanon to university, church, and other community venues across North America.

The talks rightly highlight the many overwhelming challenges that Palestinians face in Lebanon, including the denial of basic civil...

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Proof the accusation of “Israeli Apartheid” is just anti-Jewish bias

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 4:00pm 10/3/2017 at 4:00pm

Anti-Israel activists regularly, and with never-ending repetition, claim that Israel is an “Apartheid state” because if favors Jews over non-Jews. This accusation is a key part of the strategy to delegitimize Israel, and was developed in 2001 as part of the Durban conference boycott call.

That boycott call, based on the accusation...

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Sick: Leading BDS activist tries to make #LasVegasShooting about Israel

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 5:00pm 10/2/2017 at 5:00pm

When I woke up this morning and learned of the Las Vegas shooting, I fully expected all sorts of horrible hot takes and political exploitation.

And Twitter has not disappointed in that regard.

But I have to admit, as attuned as I am to anti-Israel activists hijacking causes and events to turn them...

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Valerie Plame Resigns from Iran-Deal Backer Ploughshares Foundation After Sharing Anti-Semitic Article

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, September 25, 2017 at 10:00am 9/25/2017 at 10:00am
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Former CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson resigned from Ploughshares Fund, a foundation that was a key component to the Iran Nuclear Deal, after she tweeted an anti-Semitic article that claimed American Jews drive the wars in the Middle East.

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New Report: Anti-Israel activism on campuses more “aggressive, sophisticated”

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 24, 2017 at 6:10pm 9/24/2017 at 6:10pm
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The Israel on Campus Coalition (ICC), a national organization that supports pro-Israel and Zionist students on university campuses, has released a new report that summarizes the findings from nearly 1200 anti-Israel activities that took place...

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UK study confirms what we knew: Strong link between anti-Israel and antisemitic views

https://cst.org.uk/public/data/file/7/4/JPR.2017.Antisemitism%20in%20contemporary%20Great%20Britain.pdf
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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 17, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/17/2017 at 6:30pm
https://cst.org.uk/public/data/file/7/4/JPR.2017.Antisemitism%20in%20contemporary%20Great%20Britain.pdf

A joint report released last week by the Institute of Jewish Policy Research (JPR), a London-based think tank, and the Community Security Trust (CST), the communal Jewish defense body in the UK, found an “unambiguous association” between antisemitic and anti-Israel attitudes in Britain.

The report—an in-depth investigation and analysis of animus toward...

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Rockefeller Brothers Fund finances Jewish Voice for Peace as it launches new anti-Israel campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, September 10, 2017 at 6:30pm 9/10/2017 at 6:30pm
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Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP) is an anti-Israel extremist group that enables, legitimizes and mainstreams antisemitism by providing a façade and veneer of Jewish legitimacy for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

As we’ve highlighted in

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Frankfurt City Council advances law against “deeply antisemitic” BDS movement

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, August 25, 2017 at 7:00pm 8/25/2017 at 7:00pm
http://www.i24news.tv/en/tv/replay/THE-RUNDOWN/x5y6tc2

There is a growing recognition of the anti-Semitic nature of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Anti-Israel activists claim BDS was a spontaneous 2005 call from “Palestinian civil society” for an academic, cultural and economic boycott of Israel to end “the occupation.” (They are deliberately vague on what is occupied,...

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Jewish Voice for Peace doubles-down on antisemitic “Deadly Exchange” Campaign

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 8:00pm 8/10/2017 at 8:00pm

Jewish Voice for Peace, an anti-Israel organization which is a leading player in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, has released an “updated” video for its “Deadly Exchange” campaign.

We wrote about JVP’s “Deadly Exchange” initiative in a prior post,

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