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Friday Talking Points -- GOP's 'What Would Lincoln Do?' Moment

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.10.2016 | Politics
Chris Weigant

When in the past have you ever heard the term "unendorse" used? We haven't checked, but we believe it just got coined and added to the political lexicon.

Shameful U.S. History Repeating Itself

Mark Baer | Posted 12.15.2015 | Politics
Mark Baer

On November 28, 2015, my spouse and I went to see Trumbo, which is based upon the life of Dalton Trumbo and how it was impacted during one of the most shameful times in U.S. history -- the McCarthy era. The film interested me because of many comparable similarities today and because the father of close childhood friends of mine had been included on the Hollywood-blacklist.

Friday Talking Points -- The Debate Debate

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.31.2015 | Entertainment
Chris Weigant

In normal years, this would be the official kickoff to the political Silly Season. This year, however, is not normal, as instead we're right at the kickoff of Presidential Debate Season, and the votes are already in -- the silly subject we're all going to obsess over this year is named Donald Trump.

A Futile Letter from a University of Minnesota Student to Academia

Ron Feingold | Posted 05.03.2015 | College
Ron Feingold

You are now at your lowest academia, and I want you back to brilliance. I, and the world, deeply cherished the freedom that you provide, but the moment that hiding behind your freedom gives people a shield to support your disgraces, you have failed.

What an American Jew Really Thinks of Netanyahu, Israel and Religion

Stu Kreisman | Posted 04.14.2015 | World
Stu Kreisman

Over the past few weeks I have been called anti-Semitic, a Nazi lover, a self-hating Jew, a disgrace to "my people" and worse, all because I despise the war mongering, self-promoting Netanyahu and his policy of continuing to build settlements.

Sweden's Recognition of 'Palestine' Premature and Ill-Advised

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 12.08.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Sweden's premature recognition of the State of Palestine will have repercussions far beyond Scandinavia. Sweden is considered a flag-bearer of human rights, and many countries across Europe respond to its cues. The risk is that other countries in the E.U. may soon want to follow suit.

Reflections on the Jewish New Year

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.22.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

As we mark the end of another year with the advent of Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year, we pause to take stock of the year that has passed, to learn from ourselves, our experiences and our mistakes as we move forward to build a better future.

Was Rialto Unified School District's Holocaust Assignment Really About Critical Thinking?

Mark Baer | Posted 10.04.2014 | Education
Mark Baer

Although a great deal has been written about the "critical thinking" assignment given to eighth graders in the Rialto Unified School District on whether or not the Holocaust ever occurred, I feel compelled to provide my perspective.

The Holocaust and the Inner Ghetto: The Psychology of Jewish Suffering

David Bedrick | Posted 05.17.2014 | Religion
David Bedrick

The trauma caused by the Holocaust still resonates in the Jewish psyche, causing symptoms physically, emotionally, as well as in their relationships and families.

Anti-Semitism in France: Should I Really Be That Surprised?

Diana Bletter | Posted 04.07.2014 | Religion
Diana Bletter

France is boiling with a repackaged anti-Semitism branding itself as hip, anti-authoritarian and playful.

Anti-Semitism: The Week in Review

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.12.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

This, sadly, has been one of those weeks. A week where, despite all of the tributes to the life and legacy of that great freedom fighter, Nelson Mandela, abject bigotry raised its ugly head more times than we wish to enumerate.

Why the U.S. Slammed an Arab TV Series, and Why the World Should Take Heed

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.18.2013 | Religion
Abraham H. Foxman

For decades, the type of anti-Semitism and extreme anti-Israel sentiment found in the show "Khaiber" has been rampant throughout the Arab media. Such blatant and ubiquitous contempt for the Jewish people has helped fuel a culture of hatred within Muslim and Arab societies.

Incitement Goes Prime Time

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen | Posted 09.10.2013 | Religion
Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen

Anti-Semitic TV miniseries have become a cottage industry in the Muslim world. Ramadan, which falls in July this year, is "prime time."

Anti-Gay Pundit: 'Homofacists' Will Force Christians To Wear Nazi-Like ID Patches

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Bryan Fischer is no stranger to comparing the gay rights movement to Nazi Germany, but his latest rant might be his most shocking yet. The America...

The Contradiction of Samira Ibrahim

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 05.14.2013 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

For supporters of political reform in the Middle East, the contradictory postures of Samira Ibrahim -- the Egyptian feminist activist who publicly shared her hostile views of America, Jews and Israel -- is an opportunity to address prevalent hatreds and intolerance that endure in the "new" Egypt.

The Problem With Political Correctness

BJ Gallagher | Posted 04.27.2013 | Politics
BJ Gallagher

If we can't talk about differences that puzzle us, or things we're curious about, without fear of giving offense, then how can we ever overcome our ignorance about cultures and races -- or even the opposite sex?

House of Cards Uses Anti-Semitism as a Plot Line

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 02.05.2013 | Entertainment
Abraham H. Foxman

For us at the Anti-Defamation League, the old Madison Avenue line "as long as they spell my name right" partially applies to the new mini-series House of Cards, being aired on Netflix. In two scenes ADL is briefly mentioned.

The Arab Protests and Anti-Semitism

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 11.21.2012 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

We thought that once the story got out that the filmmaker of was a Coptic Christian, and not Jewish, the conspiracy theory would die down, and the anti-Semitism with it. But instead it has gone viral at warp speed.

Police Launch Investigation Into Latest Anti-Semitic Crime In Brooklyn

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 12.23.2011 | New York

The string of anti-Semitic crimes in Brooklyn continues. The New York City Police Department is now investigating an incident in which a swastika ...

Anti-Semitism in KY Politics: Where's the Outrage?

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

Forgy's notion of an international conspiracy, joining Jewish financiers and entertainment moguls, is the modern blood libel: the pernicious fantasy spun by anti-Semites to demean, dehumanize and scapegoat the Jewish people.

Choose Another People! Why KY GOP Figure's Anti-Semitic Taunts Will Backfire

Jonathan_Miller | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

I'm confident my own neighbors won't allow our political system to be corrupted by the kind of vile name-calling that was used for so many centuries against my ancestors.

Prominent Fashion People Circle the Wagons Around Galliano

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

What's interesting about all this is how the fashion world circled the wagons around Galliano once these incidents came to light. (Hey, we don't call it "fashism" here for nothing.)

PHOTOS: Winona Ryder Recalls Horrifying Story Of Young, Drunk Mel Gibson

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Winona Ryder, featured in the latest issue of GQ, talks about her long past in Hollywood -- and her horrifying run-in with Mel Gibson. She claims that...

Happy Birthday Helen!

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

August 4 marks Helen Thomas' 90th birthday. May she celebrate it in good health and peace, surrounded by her countless loved ones. As a former colleague, I had the pleasure and privilege of observing Helen in action up close.

Are Religious People More Racist?

Daniel Cubias | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cubias

Researchers found that "religion is practiced largely within race" and as such, "religious in-group identity promotes general ethnocentrism." This study focused on white Protestants, but the researchers believe that their findings apply to other groups.