Tag: Anti-Semitism

18% spike in physical acts of antisemitism in 2019 – report

Physical manifestations of antisemitism against people and property around the globe spiked 18% in 2019 compared with 2018, according to the Kantor Center at Tel Aviv University. There were 456 such incidents in 2019, including 169 assaults, 129 attacks against personal property, 77 against cemeteries and memorial sites, 53 against synagogues and 28 against community […]

Anti-Semitism is ‘alive and well,’ disguised among America’s elites, Gary Bauer warns

American Values President Gary Bauer warned that the “ancient evil” of anti-Semitism is “alive and well” among those in powerful positions both in the United States and abroad. During a breakfast to honor Israel at the NRB 2020 Christian Media Convention, Bauer, recently appointed by President Trump to the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, […]

Israel hails UNESCO’s rejection of Belgian carnival over anti-Semitism

Foreign Minister Israel Katz on Saturday welcomed the UN cultural body’s decision to remove a Belgian carnival from its world heritage list over its anti-Semitic displays. “I welcome the right and moral decision to remove the carnival from the Intangible Cultural Heritage list,” Katz said in a statement. “In the 21st century, as anti-Semitism attempts […]

German commissioner says Merkel’s envoy boosting antisemitism at UN

A German state commissioner to combat antisemitism told The Jerusalem Post that his country’s UN ambassador promotes antisemitism at the United Nations when he compared the Jewish state with Hamas. “The comparison made by [Christoph] Heusgen between Israel’s actions and the terrorism of Hamas damages solidarity with Israel and is unfortunately apt to promote Israeli-related […]

Donald Trump Celebrates Hanukkah, Denounces Antisemitic Attack in New Jersey

President Donald Trump hosted a Hanukkah celebration at the White House on Wednesday, condemning another antisemitic attack in the United States. “Yesterday two wicked murderers opened fire at a kosher supermarket and killed four innocent souls including a brave police officer who faced down the shooter,” Trump said. The president condemned the shooting attack Tuesday […]

Anti-Semitic remarks contagious, infecting the Church

A well-known Christian columnist is sounding a dire alarm at the rise of anti-Semitism within the Christian church. Christian television host Rick Wiles (pictured) sits at a news desk in a high-tech production studio dressed in a navy suit, an oxford button-down shirt, and silk tie, looking for all the world like a kindly grandfather […]

Church of England calls Christians to repentance over role in antisemitism

The Church of England has released a teaching document in which it acknowledges the role of Christians in centuries of antisemitism as well as its resurgence in modern times. The document, called God’s Unfailing Word, is the first authoritative statement on the subject from the Church of England and outlines historic failings towards Jews. These include […]

Jerusalem to host largest-ever event on anti-Semitism; Putin, Macron to attend

President Reuven Rivlin said Wednesday that some 30 world leaders, including Russian President Vladimir Putin and French President Emmanuel Macron, will be coming to Israel in January to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day in Jerusalem, in what is expected to be the largest-ever gathering focused on combating anti-Semitism. Rivlin spoke at a press conference at […]

1 in 4 Europeans hold anti-Semitic beliefs, new survey finds

A new survey shows about one in four Europeans holding anti-Semitic beliefs, with such attitudes on the rise in Eastern and Central European countries. The poll of 14 countries released Thursday by the New York-based Anti-Defamation League (ADL) found that such views have held mostly steady in Western Europe. “It is deeply concerning that approximately […]

Pope blasts ‘inhuman, un-Christian’ rebirth of anti-Semitism

Pope Francis has denounced the “inhuman, un-Christian” rebirth of anti-Semitism, weighing in on an issue that has convulsed Italy in recent weeks. Speaking at his general audience Wednesday, Francis denounced anti-Semitism, saying it is raging after the world thought the “brutalities” of the Holocaust were over. He said: “Here and there, there is a new […]