Tag: Anti-Semitism

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 […]

Marking Kristallnacht, UN chief vows to fight anti-Semitism

UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres pledged on Thursday to increase his organization’s efforts to fight anti-Semitism. “Since nobody is born to hate, intolerance can be prevented and unlearned,” he told a gathering at the Museum of Jewish Heritage in New York City, marking the 81st anniversary of the Kristallnacht – the violent attack in Germany […]

‘IT’S NOT ANTISEMITIC TO FAVOR A TWO-STATE SOLUTION’

The EU spends some 300 million euros a year to help the Palestinians and has been doing so since the 1990s when the Oslo Accords were signed. The European Union supports a two-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and has kept that option alive, the incoming European Union foreign policy chief Josep Borrell told the European Parliament. […]