Tag: anti-semitism

WATCH: CNN Fails To Report Key Details On Alleged Anti-Semite Who Vandalized Synagogue

CNN failed to report key details on Saturday about the man who allegedly vandalized a New York City synagogue with anti-Semitic messages, leaving out his ties to Democratic leaders and his work on combating hate crimes. “And a Brooklyn man has been arrested and charged with a hate crime for anti-Semitic messages found in a […]

George Soros upset by ‘antisemitic’ campaign against him in Hungary

George Soros, the billionaire financier, has criticised an anti-immigration campaign run by the Hungarian government as “antisemitic”. “I am distressed by the current Hungarian regime’s use of antisemitic imagery as part of its deliberate disinformation campaign,” the 86-year-old said in a rare statement.   The posters used in the media campaign show a large picture of […]

Netanyahu Praises Switzerland, Netherlands for Cutting Funds to Anti-Israel NGOs Inciting Violence

The Algemeiner reports: Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded the leaders of Switzerland and the Netherlands on Wednesday following their decisions to halt funding for Palestinian NGOs involved in incitement. “I welcome the Swiss parliament’s decision to require the Swiss government not to finance NGOs that foster hate, racism, anti-Semitism and incitement,” Netanyahu said before flying […]

UN chief vows to stand up against anti-Israel bias

New York (AFP) – UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres sought to reassure international Jewish community leaders on Sunday that he would stand up against any perceptions of anti-Israel bias at the world organization. Guterres spoke amid a deepening row over alleged bias within the UN following US pressure, exacerbated last month when a UN rights […]

Trump Promises: ‘We Will Never Be Silent in the Face of Evil Again’

President Donald Trump promised to confront anti-Semitism and praised the perseverance of the Jewish people and the Holocaust survivors who had the courage to tell their stories. His voice echoing off the walls of the U.S Capitol, Trump spoke forcefully and deliberately, calling out those who would deny or seek or erase the Holocaust. “Those […]

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 […]