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Anti Semitism

Anti-Jewish Oppression and Theme of Powerful Manipulators

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 08.26.2015 | Religion
Warren J. Blumenfeld

Today we still live in a society that attempts to define and perpetuate lies about the real lives of Jewish people and of all minoritized peoples, and even proclaims that we do not have a right to exist. But exist we do, everywhere, in all walks of life.

Mayim Bialik Says Being Religious In Hollywood Is Not 'Trendy'

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.24.2015 | Religion

Actress Mayim Bialik recently opened up about being the target of anti-Semitism and the difficulty of being religious in Hollywood during an int...

President Obama: Release Jewish Homeschooling Family Imprisoned in the United States

Christina Fialho | Posted 08.18.2015 | World
Christina Fialho

The Albrecht family's story reads like a Kafka novel, but begins with an e-mail from former Bay Watch actress Alexandra Paul.

Texas Jewish Neighborhood Hit With Disgusting Anti-Semitic Graffiti

Reuters | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 08.15.2015 | Religion

Racist and anti-Semitic symbols including swastikas were painted on more than 30 cars, homes, buildings and signs in a predominately Jewish ...

Cheap Claims of Anti-Semitism Can't Change Reality of Iran Deal Lobbying

Lara Friedman | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics
Lara Friedman

It is the prerogative of President Obama or anyone else defending the Iran deal to call out Netanyahu and his amen choir of U.S. supporters for their extraordinary anti-deal activism.

Where We Stand on the Iran Deal

Jonathan Greenblatt | Posted 08.13.2015 | Politics
Jonathan Greenblatt

ADL has had policy on this issue for over a decade because of our mission: to fight the defamation of the Jewish people and to secure justice and fair treatment for all. And, for decades, Iran repeatedly has promoted anti-Semitism and anti-Americanism.

The Mead Generation

Steve Ralls | Posted 08.10.2015 | Impact
Steve Ralls

It's one of the most frequently used quotes to describe the efforts of citizens, movements and determined individuals to impact change. "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world," anthropologist Margaret Mead said, "indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

How Does Genocide Begin? A Review of the 'Murder of William of Norwich'

Joel L. Watts | Posted 08.10.2015 | Books
Joel L. Watts

The Murder of William of Norwich reveals nothing tangible about the murder of said lad, but turns us upon ourselves, to reveal our history and fascination with convenient fiction. Once the die had been cast, the cult of William exploded in Norwich, at the expense of the Jews

Anti-Semitic Hate Crime Reports Have Soared In UK, Police Figures Reveal

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 07.30.2015 | Religion

The number of anti-Semitic hate crimes reported to police has soared in parts of the UK, police figures reveal. A number of the largest forces in the ...

Yes, Europe's Jews Have a Future

Diego Ornique | Posted 07.23.2015 | World
Diego Ornique

Faced with rising anti-Semitism, terrorism, and unclear financial prospects, many have gone so far as to predict the mass exodus of millions of European Jews or urged them to flee. But that is not happening.

Attacks Against Bernie Sanders Have Reached New Depths

Warren J. Blumenfeld | Posted 07.22.2015 | Politics
Warren J. Blumenfeld

To imply that Bernie Sanders' style of Democratic Socialism even stands on the same side of the political spectrum as the National Socialism of the Nazi Party shows not only a total misunderstanding of history and political theory, but more importantly, it underscores yet again the dog whistle politics of neo-conservatism.

Art Can Inspire Faith. It Can Also Empower Destructive Ideologies. Renaissance Art Depictions of Jesus Did Both

Bernard Starr | Posted 07.21.2015 | Religion
Bernard Starr

It's not surprising that artworks mirrored propaganda, since the paintings were commissioned by the Church, the biggest patron, and the wealthy, who sought to impress the Church with their devotion to Jesus and the teachings of the Church. Jesus the Jew did not fit into this illusory world.

Rising Anti-Semitism In Europe: History Repeating Once Again

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.20.2015 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

While we do not see a correlation between high numbers of violent incidents and high levels of anti-Semitic beliefs, Jews feel freer to live openly as Jews when they are confident of being accepted in their societies, not just in the absence of security concerns.

Public Figures and Petty Hatred

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Abraham H. Foxman

Here at the Anti-Defamation League, we get it all the time. Most recently when we criticized Jarryd Hayne, a former Australian rugby star and now a running back on the San Francisco 49ers, for revisiting the ancient charge blaming Jews for the death of Christ.

The Troubling Implications of Hillary's Anti-BDS Letter

Stephen Zunes | Posted 07.15.2015 | Politics
Stephen Zunes

Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton's position on the Israeli occupation of the West Bank in a recently-released letter does not bode well for her future foreign policy.

Our Iran Moment

Shahar Azani | Posted 07.13.2015 | World
Shahar Azani

This deal, which refuses to face the regime's vehement anti-Semitism and its perilous nature, undermines the very foundation we stand on as free and open democracies.

Ending Anti-Semitic Bullying in Schools: Sometimes, It Takes a Court

Paul Bland | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Paul Bland

Pine Bush Central School District didn't have an anti-Semitic bullying "problem," it had a nightmare. Jewish children in three of the district's schools were subjected to systemic, repeated acts of anti-Semitic harassment for years.

Ukraine: World War II Fiasco Leads to Public Relations Disaster and Thorny Questions for Kiev and Foreign Diaspora

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 06.29.2015 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

For Kiev, winning the public relations war against Vladimir Putin would seem to be a no-brainer. For a year now, the Kremlin has conducted a thinly-disguised war of aggression in eastern Ukraine resulting in the deaths of thousands.

Can Hatred Be a Virtue?

Shannon Gilreath | Posted 06.26.2015 | Politics
Shannon Gilreath

People who defend racist rhetoric and symbols are complicit in the resulting racist violence. They may as well own that. Neither the Confederate flag nor racist rhetoric -- overt or covert -- killed nine people in Charleston, but symbols and rhetoric created the environment in which it was possible, indeed likely.

Save Our Kids -- Call For a Season of Agitation

David Kanegis | Posted 06.24.2015 | Fifty
David Kanegis

Let's hope the New York State Senate gets the message and protects one of our most vulnerable groups and the future of this great nation -- the children!

Why A Muslim Woman Attended A Major Jewish Conference

Zehra Naqvi | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion
Zehra Naqvi

Before the Summit started, I sat in my hotel room, willing myself to act braver than I felt and do the strange thing of attending a Jewish conference as a Muslim woman, committing to being comfortable with being uncomfortable.

Oh Lord, Spare Me! Another Anti-Gay, Anti-Semitic, Islamophobic Pastor Is Coming to Dearborn, Mich.

Brian Stone | Posted 06.22.2015 | Detroit
Brian Stone

His name is pastor Steven Anderson who hails from a small church in Arizona called the Faithful Word Baptist Church. Anderson and his church just so happen to be on the Southern Poverty Law Center's list of hate groups.

Ancient Spanish Village Is No Longer Named 'Kill Jews'

AP | Posted 06.22.2015 | Religion

MADRID (AP) — The tiny Spanish village of Castrillo Matajudios — which means "Camp Kill Jews" — on Monday officially changed its name back to Ca...

What Can One Person Do To Change The World?

Sharon Greenthal | Posted 06.19.2015 | Fifty
Sharon Greenthal

I can't stop thinking about this. What can I do -- one person, one white woman who lives comfortably, rarely confronted by racial problems in my daily life? What do I know of prejudice, bias, hatred, violence, fear?

Why Do the Hateful Choose Our Houses of Worship?

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.18.2015 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

There's a reason the hateful choose houses of worship. It's because that's where so many of us put our hope. You can commit a hateful act anywhere, but if you really want to hurt a community, you choose the place they worship.