Tag: Anti-Semitism

Amos Oz: Those who deny Israel’s right to exist are antisemites

Famed author and Israel Prize laureate Amos Oz said calling for the destruction of Israel is antisemitic and spoke out against the BDS movement on Tuesday night.   Speaking to Kirsty Wark of BBC’s Newsnight program, Oz said, “I can tell you exactly where I draw the line. If people call Israel nasty, I to […]

Anti-Israel ‘Double Standard’ at the UN: Why No Condemnation of Other Occupations and Settlements?

The United Nations’ response to various situations of occupation and settlements around the world is extraordinarily uneven, with Israel virtually alone in the world body’s crosshairs, a comprehensive new research study shows.   An examination of seven other prolonged occupations arising during armed conflict – ranging from Turkey in northern Cyprus to Russia in Crimea […]

Jew-Hatred At All Time High; Anti-Semitism 2.0 Uses Internet As Tool For Hate

TEL AVIV – Jew hatred and demonization of Israel are at “the highest level of our lifetimes,” Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations said at a high-level forum on anti-Semitism held on Wednesday at the UN’s headquarters in New York. “Over 1/3 of European Jews are afraid to wear a yarmulke or Star of David in public,” […]

‘Anti-Semitism in UK highest since period following 2009 Gaza conflict’

Anti-Semitism across the UK rose by 11 percent in the first half of 2016 in comparison with the same period of 2015, according to a report published Thursday by the Community Security Trust (CST).   The organization recorded 557 anti-Semitic incidents in the first six months of this year, in contrast with 500 last year. […]

Jewish groups rally against anti-Israel bias at UN

Over 50 Jewish groups joined forces this week to take action against anti-Israel bias at the United Nations and its agencies.   The initiative, which was launched by the Conference of Presidents of Major Jewish Organizations, consists of a formal declaration and a national and international campaign to “counteract the spate of anti-Israel actions at […]

Dramatic increase in anti-Semitic violence in US

The number of violent anti-Semitic attacks in the US rose dramatically last year, according to data released on Tuesday by the Anti-Defamation League.Carol Nuriel, executive director of the ADL office in Israel, presented the annual Audit of Anti-Semitic Incidents at a committee meeting of the Immigration and Absorption Ministry.Be the first to know – Join […]

Global meeting against anti-Semitism meets in Buenos Aires

An increase in education, closer monitoring of the internet and media, new legislation, and interfaith dialogue are needed to combat anti-Semitism, a global meeting against anti-Semitism was told in Buenos Aires.   Parliamentarians and 250 experts from 17 countries in the region came to the Argentine capital for the Global Forum for Combatting Antisemitism, a […]

Iran holds annual anti-Israel celebration

Tens of thousands joined pro-Palestinian rallies in Tehran on Friday, as theannual Quds Day protests take on broader meaning for a region mired in bitter disputes and war.   Israel and its perceived supporters in the United States and Britain are still the main bogeymen of the Quds (Jerusalem) Day protests, which saw thousands more rally across Iran and in […]

American Anthropological Association rejects BDS resolution

In a massive blow to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanction (BDS) movement, the American Anthropological Association voted to reject a resolution for the academic boycott of Israel, it was announced Tuesday.   The resolution, which sought to officially adopt a boycott to refrain from formal collaborations with Israeli academic institutions, though not of individual academics, was […]

French Jews flee Paris suburbs over rising anti-Semitism

Le Raincy (France) (AFP) – When Alain Benhamou walked into his apartment near Paris in July 2015 and saw the words “dirty Jew” scrawled on the wall, he knew it was time to leave.   It was his second such break-in in less than three months and the 71-year-old no longer felt welcome in Bondy, […]