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Anti Semitism

Zara Apologizes For Pajamas That Look Just Like A Concentration Camp Uniform

The Huffington Post | Alexander C. Kaufman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business

Fashion giant Zara pulled a children’s shirt from its stores after customers complained that the striped pajama top with a yellow star resembled Hol...

Globalization of Hatred

Stephen D. Smith | Posted 08.26.2014 | World
Stephen D. Smith

While it has never been easier to create a web of hatred online and off, it is still possible to harness the power of the Internet, and our network of communities offline, to create a counter insurgency.

Images of Jesus as Christian, Jew, Criminal, and Divine: Conception Drives Perception

Bernard Starr | Posted 08.21.2014 | Religion
Bernard Starr

Like my students, Jews have shunned Jesus and failed to recognize his dedicated commitment to Judaism -- a recognition that does not require accepting him as the Messiah.

End the 'Jew Tax'

Michael L. Millenson | Posted 08.21.2014 | World
Michael L. Millenson

My family and many others pay what I've dubbed the "Jew Tax;" that is, the portion of our suburban Chicago synagogue dues that goes for surveillance cameras, alarms and a security guard on duty during services and when kids are in Hebrew school.

Here's How You Can Fight Anti-Semitic Hate Speech Online

Religion News Service | Lugi Serenelli | Posted 08.16.2014 | Religion

BERLIN (RNS) It’s been 17 years since Suzette Bronkhorst co-founded the Dutch Complaints Bureau for Discrimination on the Internet, but she said she...

How The Mideast Conflict Nourishes Anti-Semitism

Tahar ben Jelloun | Posted 08.14.2014 | World
Tahar ben Jelloun

The Jews are caught in a contradiction between protection of memory and the intolerable nature of the massacres committed by the Jewish state.

Idealism + Self-Interest = US Support for Israel

Gil Troy | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics
Gil Troy

In fact, Americans' ability to tell right from wrong and democrat from dictator best explains America's pro-Israel policy, which advances America's interests while expressing liberal values.

Still Correct to Not Hire Anti-Israel Prof

Nathaniel Zelinsky | Posted 08.12.2014 | College
Nathaniel Zelinsky

Yesterday, Stanford professor David Palumbo-Liu wrote a response to my piece, in which he claims that I am either willfully ignorant or distort facts. Readers can sort much of this controversy for themselves. However, I would like to briefly address several of Palumbo-Liu's assertions.

Israel Doesn't Get a Free Pass, but Anti-Semitism Doesn't Either

Holly Dagres | Posted 08.10.2014 | World
Holly Dagres

While criticizing Israel certainly isn't anti-Semitic, it is important to note there is a fine line to cross when some begin equating Zionism with Judaism in an effort to show support for Palestine during this politically charged time.

Will Zionism and Hamas Ideology Be Criminalized?

Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey | Posted 08.08.2014 | World
Ambassador Muhamed Sacirbey

Joining the International Criminal Court (ICC) remains one of few options for the "State of Palestine," but it's one with profound implications for Zionism and Hamas.

9 Disgusting Anti-Semitic Attacks Worldwide In Wake Of Gaza Conflict

The Huffington Post | Yasmine Hafiz | Posted 08.07.2014 | Religion

The violent conflict in Gaza has provoked passionate reactions from people around the world, due to the horrific scenes of death and destruction and t...

The Butcher's Bill in Gaza: Far Greater than Casualty Figures

Carlos F. Torres | Posted 08.07.2014 | Politics
Carlos F. Torres

In the widely-praised naval series by Patrick O'Brian, following each engagement, Captain Jack Aubrey would ask ship doctor Stephen Maturin "What is the butcher's bill"? The fictional hero wanted a casualty count.

Prime Minister Tries To Rope U.S. Congress Into Blaming Israel For Anti-Semitism

The Daily Beast | Posted 08.06.2014 | World

Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Israeli actions in Gaza ‘surpassed what Hitler did to them.’ Now he’s digging in deeper in a letter sent on his be...

Italy's Interior Minister Expels Iman For Anti-Semitism

Religion News Service | Josephine McKenna | Posted 08.05.2014 | Religion

ROME (RNS) Italian officials on Tuesday (Aug. 5) moved to expel a Moroccan imam who was caught on video inciting violence against Jews during Israel...

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

Mark Baer | Posted 08.05.2014 | 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.

Ending Hatred Toward Israel Along With the Gaza Conflict

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 08.05.2014 | World
Sanjay Sanghoee

The world should not join in on such hatred; all that does is push the prospect of peace even further away. That is the only hope for every man, woman, and child in that region on both sides of the divide.

Three Jews Visit Scandinavia

Seth Menachem | Posted 08.04.2014 | Politics
Seth Menachem

Tensions are understandably high. The loss of lives on both sides is a tragedy. Thanks to Israel's Iron Dome defense, many Israeli lives have been spared. But Hamas keeps trying. And Israel keeps fighting back. And the horrible cycle goes on and on.

Don't Give In to Anti-Semitism; Act Against Injustice

David Palumbo-Liu | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
David Palumbo-Liu

To give in to visceral expressions of hatred aimed against an entire people is morally unjustified. It's also destructive and does nothing to right the actual wrong. It names the wrong party.

Israel vs. Hamas Through the Eyes of a Son of Holocaust Survivors

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 08.01.2014 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Today my prayers are for the safety of the people of Israel but also for the Palestinian people. May our prayers help to move Hamas to recognize and accept Israel, and for Israel to then accept terms that will ensure a better future for the people of Gaza.

The Anti-Semite Inside You

Ariel Chesler | Posted 07.31.2014 | Politics
Ariel Chesler

I suggest that in the same way we talk about internalized sexism and racism and homophobia we must talk about internalized anti-Semitism.

War of Words, Words of War: An Annotated Glossary of the Israel-Hamas Conflict, According to a Guy Who Loves Israel and Hates War

Rabbi Michael Rothbaum | Posted 07.31.2014 | Religion
Rabbi Michael Rothbaum

Words are also things. They have weight and substance. They are real and tangible. But that doesn't mean we understand them. And so the conversation becomes harder, because it hardly seems we're part of the same conversation. Here, then, is my list, a glossary of words of my choosing, with definitions and annotations I've devised.

Interview: What Can Be Expected From Ukrainian Right in the Midst of Political and Military Crisis?

Nikolas Kozloff | Posted 08.01.2014 | World
Nikolas Kozloff

In addition to the military crisis in Eastern Ukraine and the rise of pro-Russian separatist rebels, Kiev now confronts a growing political crisis as the country gears up for new elections. What can we expect from the Ukrainian right, and how will nationalist forces seek to profit from escalating tensions with Russia?

Some Thoughts on the Battle in Gaza

Robert K. Lifton | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Robert K. Lifton

It is disappointing, but perhaps not surprising, that blame for the current violence has been placed on Israel rather than on Hamas.

Erdogan's 'Reassuring' Words to Turkey's Jews Are Anything But

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 07.30.2014 | World
Abraham H. Foxman

Implied in his words, and those of other government leaders, is that the Jewish community would be better off -- and safer in their own country -- if they condemned Israel's actions outright. This is where things get dicey.

The Gaza War and Anti-Semitism

MJ Rosenberg | Posted 07.29.2014 | Politics
MJ Rosenberg

It's a lie to say that Israel's behavior does not affect attitudes toward both Israelis and Jews.