U.S. senators urge German bank to stop enabling antisemitic BDS campaign

Two powerful US Republican senators, both of whom ran significant campaigns for the presidency of America in 2016, weighed in on Thursday against a German bank for aiding the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign targeting the Jewish state. Florida Senator Marco Rubio told The Jerusalem Post that “The BDS movement, with its thinly-veiled antisemitic agenda, is engaged in economic warfare […]

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Antisemitism has resurfaced in Poland because of Holocaust law, Catholic leader says

Antisemitism has again become a problem in Poland because of the Holocaust law passed earlier this year and the subsequent controversy surrounding it, the former Roman Catholic primate there said. “Old demons began to wake up: the trust of many thousands of people has been strained and the work of many decades has been tarnished,” Henryk Muszynski, archbishop emeritus of […]

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ESPN bans user with ‘Burnthejews’ handle

International mega sports media company ESPN has removed a participant from an online game predicting Australian Football League results who had registered his screen name “Burnthejews” and has banned the person from re-registering. The offending handle came from a user registered for an online competition in which participants forecast results weekly called footytips. The immensely popular Australian Rules Football is […]

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Nearly 40 Jewish groups in Germany call on government to confront antisemitism

Nearly 40 Jewish organizations in Germany have called on the government to confront antisemitism following a series of anti-Jewish attacks in the country. The open letter, which was signed Monday by the groups as the Jewish Forum for Democracy and Antisemitism, calls for Germany to adhere to the International Alliance for Holocaust Remembrance’s definition of antisemitism and to take seriously the […]

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World’s largest Hispanic Christian group joins FOZ to fight antisemitism

The Hispanic Israel Leadership Coalition (HILC), the largest pro-Israel Hispanic Organization in the world – has joined forces with the President’s Task Force, a division of the Friends of Zion (FOZ) Heritage Center in Jerusalem, to help combat antisemitism and BDS. The President’s Task Force is a non-political organization comprised of presidents of major Christian organizations. Its executive committee includes […]

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Teachers lose jobs for sharing anti-Israel views with students

Bronx, New York – The Israeli-Palestinian conflict has claimed two casualties at the pricey Riverdale Country School. Two history teachers lost their jobs at the Bronx private school after a parental uprising over how they communicated anti-Israel views to students. “We have looked into questions that were raised about the conduct of a very small number of faculty members and […]

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South Carolina is first state to adopt uniform definition of antisemitism

South Carolina became the first state to adopt a uniform definition of antisemitism, but it is only on the books for the next year. The definition is contained in a proviso to the annual state budget bill, which was signed into law on July 6. Under the measure, universities must take the definition into account when reviewing charges of discrimination […]

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Germany boosts funding to Jewish community to fight antisemitism

Germany has increased state benefits for the Central Council of Jews in Germany for the first time since 2011. And the funds will give the fight against antisemitism a shot in the arm. In a joint statement issued Friday, Central Council President Josef Schuster and the federal minister of the interior for building and community, Horst Seehofer, announced that the […]

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