Tag: Anti-Semitism

Canada to UN: Don’t appoint our anti-Israel prof

Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Stephane Dion has joined the chorus of voices calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council (UNHRC) to review its appointment of a Canadian law professor with an alleged history of anti-Israel bias to a key Middle East position.   Western University law professor Michael Lynk was named on Thursday the […]

VIDEO: Muslim woman rips up Israeli flag at Brussels makeshift memorial

French-language television station captured footage of a woman wearing a hijab ripping up an Israeli flag at a makeshift memorial for the victims of Tuesday’s bombings in Brussels.   The images were captured by the RTL television network and disseminated on the web and social media.   The incident took place at the vigil that […]

Athens mayor takes stand against anti-Semitism

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis has signed a declaration against anti-Semitism, JTA reports.   The American Jewish Committee has been encouraging city mayors to sign the document and show their opposition to continuing anti-Semitic incidents. So far, over 300 mayors in the United States and 60 in Europe have added their name to the Mayors United Against Anti-Semitism campaign. […]

Survey: Record levels of online anti-Semitism

Almost four out of every five Israeli youths has encountered anti-Semitism on social networks, the Anti-Defamation League found. This is the highest amount in the past three years.   The survey, which questioned 500 Israelis between the ages of 15 and 18, was carried out by the Geocartography Knowledge Group.   Eighty-four percent of the respondents […]

Israel prepares to fight boycott activists online

Israel has established itself as a world leader in cyber technology innovation, fueled by graduates of prestigious and secretive military and security intelligence units. These units are widely thought to be behind some of the world’s most advanced cyber-attacks, including the Stuxnet virus that attacked Iran’s nuclear energy equipment last decade.   Each year, these […]

‘Europe’s Jews are worried – and for a good reason’

The Weimar Republic, Germany’s flawed experiment in democracy in the 1920s, has become today’s paradigm for the failure of state and society. By the end of Weimar, the government seemed to have lost control — vigilantes from the political extremes claimed they were keeping the streets safe while beating up vulnerable minorities, above all Jews. […]

Israel calls on world nations to regulate social media anti-Semitism

The Foreign Ministry on Monday called on governments around the world to regulate social media in order to combat anti-Semitism and violent incitement, reiterating the government’s support last year for Internet censorship during an anti-racism conference.   Speaking at the annual gathering of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations in Jerusalem, Akiva […]

Israel boycott ban: Shunning Israeli goods to become criminal offence for public bodies and student unions

Local councils, public bodies and even some university student unions are to be banned by law from boycotting “unethical” companies, as part of a controversial crackdown being announced by the Government.   Under the plan all publicly funded institutions will lose the freedom to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the […]

In France, it’s dangerous to be a Jew

Baron Hirsch, who founded the school in 1901, named it after his son Lucien. He wanted to preserve the Jewish identity of the students, but had no idea that 115 years later, most of its alumni would be making aliyah to Israel. This is not only because of the Zionist education they received, but primarily […]

6 in 10 French people think Jews are responsible for anti-Semitism, survey finds

A total of 59 per cent of French people think members of the Jewish community are at least partially responsible for anti-Semitism, a survey conducted by the Fondation de Judaisme Français and Ipsos has suggested.   The foundation surveyed 1,005 people who “constituted a sample representative of the French population” online over nine days.   Respondents were […]